Archive | February, 2011

distractions

25 Feb

There are a number of things in my life that I’m trying really hard not to think too much about. 

1) the fact that I need to find time to get my car checked out.  the check engine light has been on for a while, and I’ve been bad, bad, bad about trying to get it fixed.  Mostly because I’m worried about the cost of any repairs that may need to take place.  But! Since it’s on my blog now, maybe this will be one of the things I do this weekend.  (Speaking of this weekend, weather reports are saying it’ll be cold enough to snow here, in the Bay Area.  I love the carefully chosen language “cold enough to snow” versus the weather reports on the east coast that issue flat-out warnings.  Anyways, here’s hoping we get a few snowflakes here! )

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catching up & appreciations

24 Feb

I am so behind right now..

I’m not 100% sure how this happened (well, actually, I am), but I am super behind with my workload.  It shouldn’t be a huge surprise to me, since I have spent a decent amount of time the last week visiting the MBA forums and trying not to freak out.  And, to calm myself down, I then start to peruse food blogs, where I plan elaborate dinners to get my mind off of things.    So, there are few projects at work that I’m lagging in.  But, I’m a pretty efficient little worker bee, and my brian knows this too, so there’s definitely a part of me that’s allowing myself to be a slacker, and do things like blog. –

I’m also way behind on my fitness.  I don’t think I’ve ever gone this long without working out; at least, within the last 5 years.  My body is definitely feeling the effects.  This weekend, to the gym I will go.  Seriously.  I’m there.  Totally.  Continue reading

i’m terrified

16 Feb

Ever since I hit the ‘submit’ button on a majority of my business school applications last month, I’ve been terrified and obsessed with my email.   Thanks to the MBA forums, I am VERY aware of when a particular school is issuing invitations to interview with them and any other communication that may be coming out from the institution.  Therefore, I’ve been terrified of checking my email the past few weeks.  I’m terrified that I won’t get an invitation to interview, that I won’t get admitted, that in general, my last 6 months have all been in vain (my biggest fear).   And yet, here I am, with my email running in the background–jumping every time I get a new email.  Needless to say, the next 3-6 (!!!!!!) weeks will bring on new levels of anxiety.

This whole process has also brought to life a level of superstition that I had no idea existed within me.  I don’t like talking about which schools that I’ve applied to specifically, in case I’ll jinx it.  I don’t like telling others if I’ve actually gotten an interview with a school, in case I’ll jinx it.  Sometimes, I wonder if this is how sports players feel like before a big game.

Bless SH for putting up with me these last few months.

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blogging again | an introduction

14 Feb

And here is my first foray back into the blogosphere since the early 2000s–you know, back when people were using Xanga and Livejournal (and, yes, I do have accounts at both websites; and no, I won’t share them with you).   Back then, I was mostly blogging about relationships.  Now, as I  am older and infinitely wiser (okay, just older), I’d like to use this blog as a means to find balance in my life.

The past year has been full of its ups and downs, and I’ve lost a few steps along the way.  This is about finding my way back to where I was–financially, physically, and mentally (emotionally?).

So, to start, here are a few things that my blog will be about:

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