This past month has been nothing short of stressful. And it certainly didn’t go the way that I had planned it to. But how often do your plans go as, well, planned?
I was gearing up and ready for this to be a month of taking action, following through and enjoying the season of fall. Instead, the workouts took a backseat, the stress of the house got to both David and I, and when we wanted to go apple picking, the orchards were already closing.
The one great thing that did happen this month is that David and I finally moved into our house.
The move went smoothly and, save for a couple of pieces of furniture and a box or two, David and I have everything out of our parent’s houses. There’s still a LOT that needs to be done and the progress will probably continue into next spring. Our main goal right now is to get our permanent certificate of occupancy (we have a temp right now) so that we can take it to the bank and get a mortgage. We have a lot of loans to pay off. And we’re going to get me a new car! A Prius-C. But the mortgage process alone will take about 4 to 6 weeks. And because our house is so unique, comparisons are going to be hard to find. Thankfully we have an amazing realtor who is going to help us out with that.
With all of the house stuff and work being crazy busy (9 day stretch one week; 8 days another) I have had zero desire to work out, too. And I’m not going to pretend that it’s ok, because it’s not. I miss training for a race and sometimes I get upset with myself, and even David, when I don’t think that I’m eating healthy enough or working out enough. It’s not even his problem; it’s mine for not having the motivation. I did sign up for Monica’s Pile on the Miles for the month of November and I hope that that will be the kick in the butt that I need.
I’m even finding myself being less than motivated at my job. Don’t get me wrong, I do love being a concierge and love the people I work with. I make sure to leave the “emotional baggage” behind when I walk behind that desk. But I’ve been longing for something more challenging and with more responsibility. There may be something on the horizon for me and I’ve already been actively pursuing it. With the slow season upon us, it might be awhile. But at least my managers know that I’m interested.
So sorry for this downer of a post after being absent for about 2 weeks now. But I’m not sorry too. This is what’s been going on in my life and I wanted to share it. I hope that things pick up and I can continue with my restaurant reviews and race recaps. But right now, there just isn’t much desire to do so. I won’t say that I’m depressed, but there’s definitely a funk going on around here. I hope it lifts soon.
All of my thoughts and prayers are with those in New Jersey, New York City, the Caribbean, and all areas greatly affected by Hurricane Sandy. My cousin is in Manhattan right now and is thankfully safe, despite being without power. I know that many were not as lucky.