Well friends, I have broken my (semi) new phone and now must live without one for a few days. We activated my old shattered phone so I have an alarm clock and a way to contact people in case of emergencies, but there will be no texting and interneting. Whatever shall I do? We as a people have become very attached and dependent on our phones. I don’t think that we realize how much time we waste blanking scrolling through a Facebook newsfeed or playing a game just to pass the time.
So for the next few days, I plan on being productive. Every time I miss my phone, I think I should do 5 burpees or something to pass the time I would have been staring at my screen. But here are my goals since my time will need to be filled:
- Finish reading my book that I started in August. (School got in the way)
- Finish unpacking
- Workout (like really workout, not just some little sheet of workouts I found on Pinterest)
- Be present in the moment with company.
- Look in a cookbook for recipes (or one of the 30 food magazines that I have)
I was just thinking about how it is going to suck to run without my GPS telling me how far I went, but I realized that I have a running Garmin from a couple years ago that will work just fine. I won’t have music to listen to on the run, but that probably isn’t a bad thing.
The thing I think that I am most upset about though is that I won’t have my music or audiobooks to listen to while I work. I like the distraction especially at 5am when I am struggling to wake up. This is going to be an interesting experience. Wish me luck!
Sorry for the silence there. Life has been busy!!
The first adventure that needs to be discussed is the fact that I am officially a college graduate! I started college a little later in life to make sure that I would be able to afford it and when I felt excited to go back to school. I have earned my Associates in Applied Science for Administration of Justice. I graduated with the Highest Distinction and with Phi Theta Kappa. I am crazy excited to be done with the first degree! I start junior year of my Bachelor’s in Justice Studies in the fall. For now, I have a break from school for more adventures!
Speaking of adventures, I moved into a house! I have been an apartment dweller up until this point of my life, but I have decided that some space from my neighbors is what I need. My beau and I have a beautiful house with a beautiful kitchen and he surprised me with my very own garden! Right now we are growing tomatoes, green beans, pickling cucumbers, thyme, rosemary and mint. I can’t wait for fall to plant some more! I am thinking of changing the name of my garden. Any good ideas?
I also went on a day trip to California the day after graduation to ride my bike 16 miles along the beach with a hundred or so other people. I got pretty burnt, but the weather was amazing! And the views were even better! (FYI I tried putting brewed black tea on my sunburn after looking up sunburn relief on Pinterest, but it did not work at all. Do no try that at home folks!)
Oh, I ran a short little 5k too! I used to have races almost every weekend, but these days I have been slacking shall we say? The weather is starting to get warm here in Arizona, so it is unlikely I will have another race for a while.
And the final adventure was some new tattoos! As my bestie says, my beau and I are tattoo married now since I have a key and he has a lock tattoo now.
Well friends, I am off to get some rest for my next adventure. I will make sure to update more frequently now that I am not in the middle of finals and moving!