At the end of July, for the first time in seven months, I got to go home to Alabama! I made the journey one day after work, driving late into the night. I was able to spend four whole days with my family and it was so refreshing to be taken care of by my parents again. My dad got my oil changed, my mom washed my car, and my sister washed my dog. This first year out on my own has been a roller coaster, but it's so lovely to know I always have a place I can return to. After this visit, I left home with a full, warm heart.
Since getting back to Texas I've just been running around all over Dallas, stuffing my face, and dating, and getting dumped, and making new friends.
Oh, yeah, you read that right: I started dating someone new and then got dumped all within a month of meeting him. I didn't really like him so I don't really care, but realizing how much energy I was putting into thinking about how to interact with him was eye opening! In the past I've been pretty adamant about only dating people I'm really drawn to, but lately I thought maybe I had been being too picky. I wasn't completely sold on this guy, but I was going to give him another chance because he seemed nice at least - and then he decided our belief systems were too different to continue seeing each other. Which came as a huge relief! Hallelujah. I don't want to waste my time on anyone I'm not passionate about, and next time I won't let anyone talk me into the idea of just letting a guy "grow on me." I want to date someone I care about enough as I care about Breaking Bad right now.
I'm not caught up on the new episodes yet - I'm still on the first part of season five, but I only started watching it a week ago! I'm a woman obsessed.
Other things I'm obsessed with lately:
+ Local breweries and their yummy products, preferably drank on a nice patio from a chalice
+ Dallas in general, food trucks specifically (but more on that later)
+ Cleaning clutter out of my life, mentally and physically
+ cupcakes and love letters
What are you obsessed with lately? Fill me in on your lives! Anyone get knocked up while I've been off the map?
Yesterday I mostly ate celery sticks and rice cakes. Tuna and cucumbers and laughing cow cheese for dinner. And I went to the gym.
Yesterday was so healthy it made me want to cry.
But hey, being healthy ain't always easy. And looking like Chloe Sevigny nekkid requires hard work.
Today will be easier though. I made a bangin' healthy chicken salad that I'm gonna eat in a lettuce wrap, and have some of those new Special K cracker chips. 27 chips = 110 calories. WHAT? Unheard of.
Tonight I'm going to a food truck rally, but I'm going to stick to the Korean fusion tacos. They won't derail my diet like something fried would, and they're super yummy and filling. Gym after Katy's obedience class.
I have to plan everything out pretty carefully, or I'll end up at Arby's for nearly every meal. I really love meal planning and time organizing though, so it ain't so bad.
And when it does get hard, I just look at near nudies of ladies I admire and set myself back on track again.
Having chocolate almond milk on hand doesn't hurt either.