Friday, June 22, 2012


I think I need to start making lists.  Does this work for people?  Do people with those type of personalities accomplish more then say, Me, the ultimate procrastinator?

I've been off of work for 5 weeks and I feel like I've wasted so much time.  Even though I was highly limited on what I could do, I really didn't accomplish any task I wanted to. I'm so disappointed in myself.  I thought that the minimum I could of done was start up my Rosetta Stone again.  But, alas, I didn't.  I did however take the time to put the program on my laptop and not just keep it on the desktop. Baby steps here, baby steps.

I worked my first day back yesterday and I felt great.  So much better.  I can't imagine working like I did before the surgery.  I love being pain free, but my doctor still isn't okay with me working full-time yet, so I'm just easing into it slowly.  It's really sad when the receptionist at the doctor's office knows your name by the sound of your voice.  I told her that I took it as a compliment.  I'm not sure if it was meant as one seeing that I've called at least once a week before my surgery and I've called at least once a week after my surgery. That's about ten calls she's taken from me.  Maybe it's just because I'm young and not many 27 year-olds have back surgery. I'm definitely convincing myself of the latter.

Basically, my time is running out on having loads of free time.

Maybe it's that I really thrive off of working on things under pressure.  Again, with the convincing.

So, how do you A-type personality people do it?  How do you follow through with things you say you're going to do.  I still wake up wanting to hit the gym and I can't wait to get back to it; the gym is one routine that I got myself on and have stuck with.  It took me a lifetime of trying!  But, I can't seem to stop wasting time long enough to do my Rosetta Stone or other things that I keep swearing to myself that I'm going to do.

Any advice you go-getters?!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Back from Nashville...

Even with my back surgery, I managed to make my way down to Nashville for our annual trip to the CMA Music Festival.  It's a trip that I honestly can't see not taking every year.  It's amazing.  If you're a country music fan, it's a must do, at least once in your lifetime.  It's like music overload, but in the best way possible.  It was a little rough on me this year.  Fortunately, we stayed in downtown Nashville, but we really didn't foresee the one problem that would arise: our hotel was up a major hill.  Not too fun for someone who just had back surgery and hasn't had any exercise since March.  It was rough.  I haven't taken old lady naps in my life other than when I've been sick, but around 3 p.m. everyday I needed a three hour nap to help ease me into the nighttime concerts that started around seven.  I've never loved a hotel bed more in my life.

My hubby managed to get us tickets to the CMT Music awards and we also saw a great intimate concert with Vince Gill, Jake Owen, and other song writers from Nashville at the Ryman.  I love Nashville.  I love the waterfront and thankfully we got to take full advantage of it this year.  I love the vibe of the streets.  I love hearing amazing singers in every bar.  But it also scares me; I keep thinking to myself, how could I make it here?!  I'd love to take the chance one day to write songs in Nashville, but there are so many talented people around.  I think this trip taught me that if I ever want to really try my hand at it, I really have to step up my game.

One day, hopefully I can perform on the songwriters showcase next to Vince Gill.  How amazing would that be?  Every one has their dreams right?  Again, I really need to step up my game.  But until then, I'll keep enjoying my favorite city every year.  I never want to leave.  Hopefully, one day I won't have to.

There were moments that I just won't forget.  But my favorite had to be watching Eric Church perform at LP field.  He was absolutely amazing.  If you weren't an fan of his before his part of the concert, you were made a fan by the end.  It's nice to see an artist still get choked up by the audience.  I'll never forget watching him and watching the audience reaction during his "Springsteen" song.  That feeling has to be absolutely amazing; sixty-five thousand people singing your song back to you.  Amazing.  Chills.

Now, my Nashville Picture Overload.


Monday, June 18, 2012

10 Year Reunion...

I honestly can't believe that it's been 10 years since high school.  I'm not sure if I feel like it was yesterday or if I feel like it was forever ago.  

Honestly, a lifetime ago.  

My life has changed so much since those days, but I also have some constants too.  I'm not best friends with the people I would have believed I was going to keep in my life, but everything happens for a reason and every person enters and exits your life for a reason.  Everyone you meet has a purpose.  I have friends that I can't live without.  I have friends who even when we haven't seen each other we can pick up right where we left off.  I have friends who I need in my life on a daily basis.  

I'm not going to say I was a social butterfly.  I'm not going to act like I went out of my comfortable circle.  But it was nice to see familiar faces in the crowd.  It will be interesting if we could get a 15 year reunion together or pull together the 20 year reunion; seeing that this one almost didn't happen.

I'm glad I went.  But it would have been nice to see more people from our class.  Not too many showed up, but those who did, definitely made it a memorable one.  

I'm glad for the friends I had back then, those I reconnected with (even just a little), and those who have made an impact on my life and for my life to come.  I couldn't have asked for better friends in my past, my present, and my future.


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