Quick rundown of the weekend since I need to get to bed soon! (First day of new job tomorrow; feels like the first day of school, yikes…)
- CrossFit at 5:15am (rough, but I needed it)
- Got some iced coffee
- My last day at old job! A nice co-worker brought in donuts
- Didn’t have to do much and I got to leave at 3 instead of 5pm
- Talked to my grandma as I was driving and she made me smile so much my face hurt
- Felt the urge to celebrate, so I drove straight to the wine & spirits store and grabbed a bottle of my favorite wine (the last one – meant to be!)
- Toasted myself with a glass before 4pm (not sorry)
- I rarely drink anymore, so this resulted in a nap
- Woke up from said nap and went to the mall to get my mom a birthday present…
- …remembered I had some coupons + treat yoself is in order + I’m already here =
Seriously, I’m really proud of myself – I’ve drastically reduced my retail therapy over the past few years, and I’m glad that even when I did indulge, I got realllly good deals. I go on a Victoria’s Secret shopping spree 2-3 times a year (I mean, you gotta have underwear…make em pretty), and I made out like a bandit with my coupons and stuff on sale: total discount of $167 and I spent less than $200 total…and got a ton of stuff! Second surprise win of the trip: I found out I’ve been wearing the wrong bra size for, oh, nine years. I’m slightly ashamed to say that! I always hear on tv/see in magazines “ladies, get measured regularly!” bc some 80% or something of us are wearing the wrong size. I’ve never heeded this warning because, well…I don’t have big boobs haha Proud of mine though – they’re functional. So I always politely decline when the associate walking around with the pink tape measure asks if I need to be measured. Friday night, I just said, sure why not. Good thing I did! Who knew I was two cup sizes off?! She changed my life, so much more comfortable and they look great, wink wink. I mean, a good bra, the right pair of shoes, or a new hairstyle – a girl can take over the world. Since I’m starting new job/new chapter in my life, I thought this was fitting (get it?) I groaned at the thought of having to buy more bras in a new size, but the deals made it bearable.
Second stop – Bath & Body Works. I have been CRAVING the line of candles for the fall. I have a slight obsession with candles regardless, but I love when my house smells like fall and is all cozy. $20 for a candle?? Nope. I got excited because they were on sale 2/$22, and I had a 20% off coupon, so I grabbed a bottle of lotion. I asked the lady at the register if I could do two separate purchases to do both deals, and she said she could do them all on one (score). SO I ended up getting three candles for $8.80 each instead of $20! Total discount of $35. Awesome.
- Woke up and ran a couple miles at sunrise (calm & pretty)
- Got dressed and went to get my hair done!
- …It’s super straight and lovely; and I got my eyebrows done – best shape she’s done so far, love
- Met my mom for her birthday, spent the day laughing and eating
- Had a relaxing evening at home (boring, didn’t go out)
- Slept in til 8am, took the dogs out
- Iced coffee from DD (duh)
- Went to yoga class – felt good after I skipped last week’s; only six people in the class, helped my quad
- Quick CrossFit strength session to work on form
- Got dressed and stopped by the library for a bit (I’m such a nerd…my life sounds so glamorous)
- Was too lazy to do the usual Sunday groceries (will go tomorrow night)
- Did laundry so I could say I was somewhat productive
- Packed for tomorrow!
Ahhhhh, I’m so nervous! It’s really sinking in now, and I’m starting to freak out a little bit – for the first time in four years, I won’t be casually walking into the same place. I’ll be working in the city now and I’ll have to get used to parking garages and walking blocks again. I feel like a lost little puppy haha
And I won’t be sitting at my desk just staring at the clock and yawning – it’s going to be A LOT of hard work. For the most part, my jobs over the past few years haven’t been a challenge – I haven’t had to use my brain that much. This on the other hand, will be a challenge. A welcomed one though. They say that “life begins at the end of your comfort zone” and that “if your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.” Well, just like CrossFit, this makes me pretty uncomfortable, and I’m a little scared – not that I can’t do it, but just bc it’s such a huge opportunity. I’m looking forward to pushing my limits 🙂