Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sweat it Out

Today I have one goal: Have an amazing workout.
I have had so much happen this week that I haven't had the chance to blog about yet.
It has been absolutely insane.
Insane. INSANE.

I haven't really had the time or energy to blog about it quite yet.
Oh, but I will. You just wait...
I'm actually in a good place right now with everything going on and all the crazy changes that are happening in my life.
It helps me to remember it's all happening for a reason.

Whenever I have a stress overload I crave working out. Which is actually great.
Only problem is the more I am busy and stressed, the less time I have and the more tired I am when it comes to working out.

But today is the day.
I'm going to go hiking and hopefully go to the gym after.
I plan on sweating out all that stress.
Don't be too shocked if I had abs tomorrow.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Packed Planner

What is new with me?

I am currently just finalizing the plans for the rest of my life.
No biggie.
But I am trying to get enrolled in my local community college for the summer, and a university for the fall. I have to test into the right classes. I then have to get into them somehow, even though most of them are already full right now. I have to pass those classes. Then I will be able to go to the university where I will have to take specific classes every term to make sure I graduate in a decent amount of time. I have to take classes to that I can apply for the journalism program in the spring. I have to keep my GPA up to be able to stay in said journalism program. 

Did I mention that if one of these things don't work out right, I'll be screwed?

So, I have been slightly stressed to say the least.
Plus this week I am working 45 hours which doesn't leave a lot of time for me to study for my placement test.

I know that no matter what happens, everything will work out. 
I know that there is a plan for my life and I'm not the one in control. 
I know that me sitting here and worrying about it all day won't change a single thing.

So, here is me, trying to relax.
Which is a tough thing to do at times.

In other news, Brock is awesome, as usual.
He got me some jewelry "just because."
Who does that? What a pumpkin.

A "B" for Brock :)

Super cute earrings!

I'm sorry these pictures are awful.
I took them with my phone.
My camera died 4 days ago and I haven't charged it.
Did I mention I've been busy?
But I just plugged it in. Pinky swear. 

Also, I have been hiking a lot recently.
Here is yet another mediocre phone picture:

Hope you have an awesome weekend!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Calves of Steel

People, it's a miracle.
It is Spring in Oregon. And it actually looks like it.
So what does that mean?
It means it was time for me to take my new wheels out!
And enjoy my cute boyfriend at the same time.

Best day of the Spring so far.
Maybe Summer is coming after all!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Scatter Brain

Just spent the night babysitting the ultimate baby.
He has a lot of hair and snores.
Baby Bentley.

You may laugh, but I swear he is just as needy as a real baby.
This morning I got to hang out with Bentley and then I brought lunch to my cute boyfriend while he worked.

I may have commandeered his glasses.
What makes today EVEN BETTER is the fact that I was on-call at work at they don't need me today! 
Consider my 17 day work streak officially broken!!

A little time off has given me the ability to finally clean the apartment.
Much. Needed.
Since I pretty much like totally and completely took over the walk-in closet, Brock's clothes are basically everywhere. So we got these racks to hang his clothes so we finally have a clean room to enjoy. 

I may have done some stretches in there just because I actually had the space. And my thighs were tight. What's it to ya.

Also, here tonight Brock has a basketball game so I get to go cheer him on and play paparazzi

I secretly like it.
He is so cute. 

Speaking of Brock being cute, here is a picture of when we went to the play Wicked which was amazing and he looked soooooo cute all dressed up.

What a handsome guy!

Aaaaand, that is officially the most irrelevant and random post I've ever done.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Verizon: the ultimate backstab.

Do any of you live in Oregon and have Verizon?

If so, you know that this morning was super lame.
From Albany to Roseburg the whole network was out!
How does that just happen??
Don't these people know that I have my daily texting routine to attend to??
Verizon has always been so good to me.
I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed.

Well, good news people!
You can all breathe easy because our phones are finally working again and there were only a few deaths in the riots (kidding).
Do you ever think about how reliant you are on your phone?
It made me realize that my whole life revolves around communication.
I was even concerned I wouldn't be able to make the call to my work to see if they need me today.
I'm on call. 
Crazy! My life would be a chaotic and in shambles without my phone.

Maybe one day I will throw my phone in a lake and run off into the wilderness where there is no communication with the outside world. 

Until then, glad to have you back cute little iphone :)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hot New Wheels

I. Got. A. Bike!

If you know me, you know that I like to spend every summer complaining about how I have never had my own bike, how I long to go on bike rides, and that I want someone to give me a bike for free.
So I finally came to the realization that this free fantasy bike was stuck in fantasy land. More importantly, I was never going to receive it.
Sooo, with a little peer pressure from Brock, I bought a bike!

This is it:
I'm in love with it.
I love vintage things and this is pretty much everything I could ever ask for. 
I wish I had some real pictures of me riding around to show you, but Brock and I rode our bikes for a millisecond before is started pouring.
Thanks a lot Oregon.
So we will have to wait on the pictures of me cruising around on my Schwinn. 
Which, let me say, is a great workout.
Maybe it's the fact that I went hiking for the first time in ages the day before, or maybe it's just because I have little baby legs, but either way, my legs are kinda sore.
The last few days I haven't gone to the gym because I have opted to hike and ride around instead.
Makes me excited for summer!
And today is Brock's dad's birthday.
You know what that means.

Okay, you might not.
It means we are getting some Southern Home Cookin tonight and I will be putting on sweats as soon as I get home, and it's not so I can work out, but so I can give me food baby as much comfort as possible.

Happy Thursday!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Oh hey, do I know you?

Has is really been a whole month since I last posted?
Do you guys even remember me?
My how the time has flown.

I have done so much that I really want to share with you guys. 
Like my new job, my trip to Seattle, my visits with family, my adventures with Brock, and of course, all the little road bumps along the way.

I really just needed some time to decide what I was doing with my little life and also decide if blogging was going to be a part of that.
I have been doing so much for myself and my health in the last month, and I love it.
I feel more me then I have in a while.
Does that make sense?
I thought I would share some of the goals I have made/been working towards in this last month.

Things that make for a better, more happy, more healthy, loving Olive.

Not let anyone effect my confidence.
Take time once a week for my mental health.
Save money.
Exercise 5 days a week.
Let go of past grudges.
Read my bible everyday and journal.
Get back to school.
Show my cute boyfriend that I love him.
Cut down on my energy drink consumption. 
Enjoy the little things.
Make more time for friends.
Blog more.
Give love. Accept love.

Thanks for not giving up on me!
And thanks for the emails and messages harassing me to blog!
It really helped me get my motivation back.