Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The current ABC's of my life

No, not the actually alphabet, but those are the three things on my mind these days.

A-Alaska! I leave for Alaska in 3 days! I can't wait to get out of town for a few days and relax and explore places I've never been nor have I dreamed of going before. I'm still packing, slowly but surely. I just found out that Alaska Airline doesn't allow a bag to be checked. I need to bring a suitcase...a BIG one at that. I do need to bring hoodies, sweatpants, boots and jackets up there, so I think a big suitcase is a MUST.

B- The Boy. Oy- Where do I even start with him? We broke up about 3 weeks ago. It still sucks, but I'm still moving forward. It's just hard because he needs 'time' but I feel like he should know whether he wants to be with me or shouldn't be a MAYBE answer- you either know or DON'T know. I deserve someone that KNOWS they WANT to be with me. My thought behind my whole process is to give him 2 weeks of no communication (while I'm in Alaska and Canada), it'll be hard to contact me anyways and see what happens when I get back. I already bough my NYE ticket to a bar The Boy and all his friends are going to, so we have to be ok by NYE. I wouldn't have bought the ticket if he didn't say he wanted me there....But he did. :/ oh the joys of relationships.

C- Classes. I AM OFFICIALLY DONE WITH UNDERGRAD CLASSES!!! And it feels so good. I have been doing nothing all week and I'm proud of it. I worked my butt off this quarter, so I deserve it. I get my grades sometime this week and I feel good about them. I start student teaching January 3rd, in a 4th grade class and I'm so excited to start!

D- Dessert and Diet. It's no secret that I love dessert. Any kind, any time, anywhere. I've found many on Pinterest that I can't wait to try at the Holidays.

I tried these 'skinny' cupcakes and OMG are they amazing!! NO joke! My Mom even liked them and they were so easy to make- 1 box of funfetti mix and one can of diet 7-up or sprite!

These look amazing too. I just started liking red velvet and these are just CALLING my name!
No, I'm not on a diet. I'm just learning how to be healthy. A change of diet sounds better. I'm not cutting out anything, just enjoying the same things in smaller portions. I've read that in Shape magazine. I also learned that I have a bad case of impulse eating. Meaning, if I'm bored, I'll eat what I can find. I've kept myself busy recently and it's really helped. And when I'm hungry I'll take a handful of trail mix and I'm good to go.

E- Exercise. I have been exercising a lot lately because 1st, I have the time too and 2nd, it relieves a lot of stress when I work out. I love the feeling after a great hard workout. I found a treadmill workout that I've been doing the past few days and man, is it hard. Here is what I've been doing.

This is the intermediate one, but they also have a beginners one from the same website. 

Well that's it for my ABC's...for now that is. I'll try to post pictures of Alaska and Canada while on I'm on the road, but it depends if I get Internet connection. 

Wish me good luck as I take the 6 hour flight to Alaska and the 2 week journey home!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Alaska Here I Come... heard that right, Palmer, AK to be exact. That's about 40 miles NE of Anchorage.

I'm super excited to be getting outta here for a few weeks.

I'm flying up there the 3rd and will return to Chicago around the 18th or 19th of December! I can't be more excited. 

To make the long story short my older cousin has been living up there for the past 4 years and is ready to come back 'home', which is a NW suburb of Chicago. He got his house to sell and sold most of his furniture already on Craigslist. But, he still has some stuff to bring back, along with his car. 
That's where I come in. I will be driving back to Chicago with him over for a the few weeks before Christmas. I'm hoping weather permitting, we won't get stuck or snowed in anywhere. We will be driving through a few of the Canadian territories before heading down through Minnesota or North Dakota, I'm not quit sure yet. 

I will be bringing my iPhone 4 along for the journey, so hopefully I can blog some pictures and capture my trek back to the lower 48. It might be hard to get internet during some parts of our trips due to high altitude, mountains and you know....the wilderness of Canada. 

I will also be tweeting along the way with pictures (of course) so you can follow me here...
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I also need help! What in the world do I pack? I've never been to Alaska, but I can imagine it's cold and dark since it is winter time. And what do I do in the 2 week drive back to Chicago? I have some books I want to read, but what else should I do? Any ideas? I need help with this BADLY! Please give your input! 

On the other hand, 42 days until I start student teaching! Yippeee!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Breaking Up is Hard To Do

And I did NOT do the breaking up here. I didn't fight it, but it's what he said he needs right now. I'll respect that. I am very sad, but now after 2 nights of restless sleep, I think I have more questions and just to be expected.

He said he's in a funk. Just with life in general. He is unhappy at his job, but loves his patients. A couple months ago he took on a 2nd job at a bar that is making him work 3 days a week until 2 am. I think it's taking a toll on him. We've been rocky the past few days and I kinda knew this was coming. We weren't seeing each other anymore and it was partially because we've had complete opposite schedules. He said he is unhappy with himself, and if he can't make himself happy, he certain can't make me, his girlfriend, happy. I completely agree with that statement, therefore I agreed with this "break", or whatever you wanna call it.

So, that's it. He told me it doesn't even feel like we're dating anymore and weirdly enough, I kinda knew what he was talking about. It felt like we were just going through the motions of being in a relationship. Since I don't know how this whole 'taking a break' thing works, I told him I wouldn't call or text him unless he contacts me.

We'll see how long we go without talking. It has already been hard, so I hope this isn't permanent. I'm just hoping he can find happiness within himself again without finding happiness from another girl. That's my biggest fear.

Breaking up is hard to do...

It just plain sucks!

This song is the theme of my life currently:

Easy by: Rascal Flatts ft. Natasha Bedingfield

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Writers Block=Randomness

I've been thinking about what to write about lately and there is actually so much going on in my life right now, that it's hard to put into one post.

I have 1 more week of classes and then one final exam and a couple of final lesson plans due and I'm done with classes forever!!! Unless I go back to get my Master's degree in something.

I start student teaching in 59 days!! I also completed my degree confirmation request for March, when I'll technically graduate.

In other news, I'm still addicted to Pinterest. Whenever I get new followers, I get more excited about that then when I get new friend requests on Facebook.

Has anyone else other than me started their christmas list? Mine has been longer this year, than the past couple years. I mostly am asking for children's books, nice professional clothes, new teacher books and stuff along those lines.

Some of my recent Pinterest finds:

Source: via Kristen on Pinterest

I wanna make these Christmas morning---yumm!!

I should start my psych paper that's due the 14th, but some tea and my bed sound so much better!