Archives for March 20, 2013

Word Vomit Wednesday 002

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I can’t sit still at my desk for more than a few minutes before crossing my left leg over my right leg. I’ve noticed it more and more this week and have to consciously think about it regularly to not do it. I’m pretty sure that it’s the reason why I’ve been having lower back and hip pain so it’s driving me up the wall that I can’t seem to stop. The only way I’ve been able to stop for a decent length of time is to sit on my right foot so there isn’t a leg to cross over.

I’ve lost 6 pounds in the past few weeks and I’m finally back to 155lbs, making me just 15lbs short of my “perfect weight.” Thanks to my Fitbit, I have a plan to get there by mid July and I’m SO hopeful I can achieve that goal. I’d love to spend the summer enjoying the sun instead of fretting over the extra few pounds on my waistline.

My stress level this past week and a half has been monumental. Our house is not a slow one – we are ALWAYS busy. Nathan having the flu and me having a nasty migraine for almost all of last week has completely changed that. We’re going on day 10 here and I’m pretty sure I’m going crazy. There’s only so much Dexter I can watch (okay, that’s a lie – I could always watch more Dexter) – but I’m anxious for more. There’s so many goals I have and things I want to accomplish so we can start preparing to move. On the other hand, it’s made me appreciate a lot of the things I had when we were both healthy. The little things that you usually don’t think about – like sleeping through the night, cooking full meals, cuddling on the couch, going for walks, etc – until they’re gone. So while it’s sucked, it’s gave me a new look on my own life.

I think this post on Paper & Stitch is something every potential self-employed/entrepreneur/business owner/designer/freelancer should read. It’s hard to really accept a lot of that until you’ve “been there, done that” though. There’s so much advice that I read now, nodding my head in agreement, but secretly knowing that if I had read it back when I wasn’t working for myself yet … I probably would have scoffed at the ideas being presented.

Ever since the new look and this post on taking my blog back, I have felt SO much more at ease with my online life. I’ve transformed the way I think about posting, social media, and everything else that comes with blogging. I still have some kinks to work through (i.e. responding to comments in a timely fashion!) but I feel good about where I’m headed now. Sometimes it takes going back to basics for things to be put into the right perspective again.

I’ve gotten dressed every day this week for no reason other than to actually feel more like myself. This is a HUGE accomplishment for me as I’m usually all for the sweats and sweatshirts (especially during the cold Winter days.) There hasn’t been any make-up or fancy photo-worthy outfits, but jeans and a normal shirt are good enough for me to call it a win.

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