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Life Happenings. . .

HI blog world! How’s it hanging? So today I had the urge to write. Actually, I’m sitting at my desk at work typing this up right now while things are slow and quiet here. I didn’t really have a plan for this blog post other than to catch you up on my life happenings, however scarce they may be. So let’s get started.

I turned 23 years old on Saturday. This was probably the first of many birthdays that I was actually kind of freaked out about. 23 seems so old to me. Now that may seem stupid to some of you but in my life, I have always been the youngest. The youngest of all my cousins (Hadley is the youngest of our generation), the youngest of my closest friends, some by almost a year and in most of the jobs/internships I’ve had, I’ve been the youngest by almost ten years in some cases. So age never really meant a whole lot to me until this birthday. I mean, I use night cream now, and have to actually take my makeup off before I got to bed at night if I don’t want to spend the next three days getting that glow back. I. Have.Under.Eye. Circles. There, I said it.

To add insult to age, I had a number of people tell me in the weeks leading up to the 14th that they were married at age 23, and that it is such a great age for that momentous occasion. Now, I have never been the girl who fantasized about her wedding or is in any sort of rush to get married, hell, most of my past “relationships” never even made it past the “we’re talking” stage. But when you’re single and multiple people are telling you that you’re at prime marriage age, the flood gates open. So for the past week I’ve been wondering if I should be checking the left hand of every male specimen that approaches. Should I be going out to bars with my equally single friends, dressing myself up in attempts to commit some sort of animalistic mating call? Should I be creating a wedding Pinterest board just in case said mating call works? Am I old enough to freeze my eggs? (Sorry too far?) And then I stop, and realize I’m turning into That Girl. You know her. And I am not going to let this birthday ruin what small part of me is not crazy. So I will continue to not worry about marriage, or dating or any of that. If it comes it comes but I’m going to take my sweet time.

Moving on.

We went to the Big E for my birthday, I know, I’m such a party animal. If you don’t know what the Big E is well, then I’m sorry your life isn’t as enriched as it could be. This place is insane. It has to be at least  5 square miles of shopping extravaganza. They have buildings, yes full buildings, filled with booths selling goods from all over New England as well as an entire building devoted to international loot. But my personal favorite, the easy living (or was it better living) building where they housed any type of merchandise you have ever seen on QVC or an infomercial. We came home with everything from caramel apples and real maple syrup to vegetable peeler/dicers and silicone Tupperware covers that fit any container EVER. Overall, a great way to spend a birthday.

Apart from my birthday, life has been the same old daily grind. I have been inspired to write a lot more lately and I’m thinking on making some progress on my novel tonight. In attempts to move that along more and get into a more routine habit of writing I’ve decided that one day a week, after work, I’m going to park myself in a library or a Panera or even the clichéd coffee shop and just write for a few hours. There’s a yoga class near my work at 7:15 on Tuesdays so I might write from 5-7 and then go take the class, maybe that will help my ever-increasing stress levels. Probably not.

Stay tuned for my Things I’m Loving Post coming soon. =)

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The Heat

Well it’s the Monday after a 4 day holiday weekend, which means it’s safe to say we are all bumming pretty hard. My transition into the work week hasn’t been awful though. I’ve been told the office will get pretty quiet for the next couple of weeks so I haven’t been busy at all. I generally enjoy a slow start to the week but I’m sure by Wednesday I’ll be pulling my hair out from boredom. It’s so slow today I’m actually writing this post from the empty office.

But let’s talk about this past long weekend. IT WAS HOT! <- That may be the understatement of the year. My amazing boss let me leave work at noon on Wednesday and after a lunch pit stop at Chipotle, my sister (Hadley) and my cousin (from Ohio who is staying with us for a few weeks) were off to The Cape! Normally it is a good ten degrees cooler than at home (Rhode Island) and there’s a nice breeze blowing but not this weekend. We were in the high 90’s with crazy humidity levels and it was just smothering. The nights didn’t bring any relief either. We spent the majority of our time sitting in one position and trying to stay hydrated.

The Cape (Cape Cod, MA) is one of my favorite places in the world but this weekend, I couldn’t wait to get home and into the air conditioning. At one point I even took a pointless ride in my car just so I could blast the A/C (not very Green of me, I know).

I blame this suffocating heat for my lack of exercise over the last four days and for my consumption of frozen sugary sweets, I have a weakness for Rocket Pops, they’re festive and delicious! So today is prep day. I’m hitting up the grocery store after work and I plan to pop into Planet Fitness at least 3 times this week. There are currently some tentative plans to play soccer with my best friend Jacqui after work but impending thunder storms and the fact that it’s 91 degrees outside might put a halt to those plans.

Another plan for progress this week is working on my book. I had some lofty expectations for progress on this book this past weekend but it just didn’t happen. My sister and I are carpooling to work three times this week so I think I’ll bring my laptop with me and do some writing in the hour I have to kill before work starts on each of those days.

I did manage to finish reading Sharp Objects: A Novel by Gillian Flynn and Sold by Patricia McCormick. Both of which I will post reviews on sometime soon. I also started reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. After two modern books I needed to escape back to the comforting classics. I have never read The Secret Garden before and so far I’m enjoying it.

One last thing before I sign off. Pictures are coming! I hate the way these posts are looking without them but I’m awful at remembering to document my day. Ask anyone who follows me on Instagram, I post a picture maybe once a week. I plan on using my iPhone camera for pictures for a little while, just to create the habit of taking them but I do plan on transitioning to using my DSLR eventually.

That’s it from me. I’ll pop back in sometime this week.

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