This summer seemed incredibly long to me. It was so full of waiting. Waiting to find out if I’d get a job, waiting to get married, waiting to find an apartment and on and on and on.
But everything has somehow fallen into place, or mostly. After living with my parents for three months we finally get to move into our own apartment on Thursday. We are living in Des Moines, downtown, just half a mile from my work.
All summer any time we wanted something we had to go dig through boxes in the garage, and in just a few days we’ll be unpacking all of those boxes and rediscovering our stuff.
I have a love hate relationship with moving. I love the decorating and making a place your own. I hate moving furniture and boxes into an apartment and that feeling of not even knowing where to start. I hope we will stay in this apartment for quite a while.
Moving is really important to me right now, however, because all summer my weight loss has been on hold. I eat the same food as my parents and I know it’s no excuse, but it’s just so much harder to lose weight when you aren’t cooking for yourself. I can’t wait to get into my own kitchen and make my meals. I can’t wait to exercise when it’s convenient for me and not fit in to everyone else’s schedules. I just have another 7 pounds to lose and I know being on my own will help.
There is so much I’ve worked towards that will soon be coming to an end, and in a way it kind of feels like a “new year” to me. I’ve been thinking a lot about goals for this new stage in my life. Projects I want to take on. I’ve thought about trying out P90X after my half marathon when I won’t be able to exercise as much, and now that I have more time to craft I’d really like to get back into bookbinding.
What are your upcoming projects? Do you create “resolutions” more than once a year?