Big changes in 2013

To say my life has changed a lot in the last few months is an understatement.

  • Ended a 4-year long relationship? Check.
  • Find out who your real friends are due to said breakup? Check.
  • Move to the city all on my own? Check.
  • Find out you need to make some changes in your professional life? Check.
  • Starting to date again? Check. (Meet creepy people also fits in this section nicely)
  • Gain way too much holiday weight? Double check.
  • Realize you need to get back on the healthy wagon and start over? Check. Check. Check.

You get the idea.

So, I apologize for being MIA, but one of my goals for this year is to really commit to blogging since I love it so much. Even if no one reads it, it’s therapeutic to me and helps me stay accountable to my healthy lifestyle.

Without further ado, lets take a look at my new place! It’s a studio, so it’s tinnnnnny but it’s just me so it’s working out perfectly!

I decided surfing on the dolly was a good idea.

The initial mess

Starting to come together

So, that’s what it’s looking like so far. I have quite a few things to hang on the walls yet and I want a new couch but otherwise it’s working out for now.

The best part about moving is being closer to work… well, being closer to life in general. My gym is 2 miles away, work is 3 and I’m right off of a young neighborhood. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to convince many of my friends to hangout (boooooo, friends) with me on this side of town yet, but it’ll work out. I’m sure once it’s warmer out I’ll be walking all over the city meeting people!

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As for the getting healthy goals, I definitely fell off the “healthy wagon” a couple of months ago but I’m starting up a challenge with a friend where we’re keeping each other accountable so I’m hoping I’ll jump right back on!

Since I’ve been gone for awhile, here’s a few things that have happened in the past couple of months…

The beautiful bride. This was the best wedding EVER. Love the bride & groom <3

The beautiful bride. This was the best wedding EVER. Love the bride & groom <3

A ridiculous weekend up at my alma mater... bad news.

A ridiculous weekend up at my alma mater… bad news.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Lots of time with friends.

Lots of time with friends. (Also, I wear this dress a lot.)

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Watching way too much Vampire Diaries. I'm going to marry Ian Somerholder, BTW.

Watching way too much Vampire Diaries. I’m going to marry Ian Somerhalder, BTW.

A couple of Packer games (yes, I know I'm spoiled)

A couple of Packer games (yes, I know I’m spoiled)

Having a dresser painting party with my friend, Gina.

Having a dresser painting party with my friend, Gina.

Christmas

Christmas

Hanging out with the animals at home. The black thing on my lap is a cat, not a bear.

Hanging out with the animals at home. The black thing on my lap is a cat, not a bear.

A spectacular NYE with some great people.

A spectacular NYE with some great people.

Work holiday party

Work holiday party (My co-workers know me well..)

There you have it! Now I’m off to watch Pretty Little Liars – yay, apartment with free cable!! Going to try to get up to work out tomorrow morning, too. Wish me luck!