Over Cocktails

Currently sitting here listening to my dog pant FOR NO REASON at all!! But realizing next week she is going to have to go to the vet to be put under for teeth cleaning and it is BREAKING MY HEART!! Prayers needed/appreciated!  I REALLY wanted to protest her being put under, but I caught a glimpse of her rotting teeth (along with a smell that will never leave my memory) and talked to the vet in detail – SO.MUCH.DETAIL – thankfully she was very patient with me and reassured me Olivia will be fine and because of that, I’m driving about 20 miles out of my way to go to her practice vs. the one closest to me!

I’m going to go on record and say I have NO DESIRE to write tonight, but I’m making a promise to myself to write AT LEAST once a week and I’m going to aim for THREE times a week. Granted, I am not stupid and know that it is HIGHLY unlikely, but I have to have some goals set for myself. I was in a bit of a funk a bit earlier this week when I realized that I had no “personal goals” set for myself right now. It’s funny, how I am proactively learning things, but that’s still not “enough” for me.  Does anyone else ever have that feeling, nothing is ever enough? 

So what is that? What are goals I can set for myself?

  • Run a marathon – HAHA!!! That’s definitely not going to happen.
  • Write a Children’s Book?  Yes, I’d like to eventually do that, but probably not in the near future.
    • I wrote one for my niece a long time ago, but I did not put nearly enough effort in to it. However, I could potentially work off something I’ve already started. . .
  • Learn calligraphy – well, it was on my 2018 bucket list and let’s face it, we are nearing the end of 2018, so maybe I need to start on this

Regardless, I’m going to start with something simple, writing mindless blog posts HOWEVER, I’m going to do my best to come up with different challenges for myself to follow.

I also decided that I’m going to focus on meditating every morning. SIMPLE stuff. I mean how hard can that be?  Typically check social media when I first wake up, but just as easy to meditate with the app OAK. And as I’ve been saying for a while, I want to grow my faith, so I have downloaded Abide, a Christian meditation to do before I fall asleep.

To be continued on how this progresses!

Anyway, I digress – I am still LOVING Richmond and sad to see that my trip here will be coming to an end at the end of next October. Still so much to see/do, this city has so much to offer and I cannot express how happy I have been up here!!!   (Minus missing my family/friends, of course!)

Some blog posts coming in the near future (This is me, holding myself accountable):

  • Why I’m switching to organic
  • I’m learning self-defense – more to come on that (Thanks B – who I doubt is even reading this)
  • I’m going to attempt to FAST an entire 24-hours; I’ll give a warning to anyone who sees/talks to me on a daily basis.
  • How to flirt (Let’s face it, I SUCK at it!!!)

I’ve still been working out as much as possible and tonight, I am almost gimp from a tough workout last night and this morning, so I’m enjoying a glass of wine and just hoping I’ll wake up tomorrow to make it to the gym!

I got off the dating apps, but I will likely get back on, it’s fun for stories at the very least! I wish I could have more excitement from it, but I’m beginning to really realize maybe I’m the common denominator.

Lastly, Jackie and I went out last weekend – regretfully didn’t take any pictures, but had a blast bar hopping around Scott’s Addition.  What started out as “Lunch” (at probably one of the best BBQ places I’ve ever been, ZZQ) ended up being an all day affair of drinking around town and IT.WAS.A.BLAST!!!  On Sunday, Jackie met me at a local sports bar (walking distance from my place) for a drink and I stayed the rest of the day – into the night and made some new friends!!! Can’t wait to go back this Sunday to see the Jags 3-0!! I can’t end a post without a picture or two, but unfortunately these are only pictures I have from the last week – I’m so ashamed (maybe I should make “taking more pictures” one of my future accomplishments).

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