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my life lately

My second blog post already? look at me go!

Since we’re friends now, and the official introductions are out of the way, I thought that today might be a good day to tell you all about my life lately.

Let me just let the elephant in the room out of the bag … is that how the expression goes? I think the cat might be the one in the bag. Either way, what I’m trying to say is this: I’m currently unemployed.

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For the last month or so I’ve been out of work. This isn’t some sort of big dramatic deal, I wasn’t fired or anything … my contract was up at my last job (my very FIRST post-university) and it was time to move on. SO, since then, I’ve been working on finding another and I happen to be rather excited to see whats in store, but, as can be expected, it’s taking me a little while to find myself a new gig.

Why, you ask, am I telling you all about this when this is only our second date? When I’m still supposed to be trying my darndest to impress you?

Well, because it’s a big reason why I started this blog!

Like I said in my first post, I’ve wanted to start a blog for quite some time now, but having all this extra free time on my hands really gave me the extra push I needed to get this thing started! I can talk and talk about how truthfully excited I am to see what job I’ll be doing next, but trust me when I say that excitement does not take away from the fact that being unemployed can get rather BORING.

You’ll learn, as this relationship progresses that I’m a girl that strives on STRUCTURE. I like to have a plan and a routine and right now, I’m obviously lacking all of the above.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to have the extra time to do some of the things that I couldn’t do before (like hitting the gym outside of peak hours?), but I decided in the first week or two or being home alone (during a canadian winter i might add – don’t get me started about feeling stir crazy!) that I needed a hobby. So here it is folks!

look ma! I'm at the gym taking pictures of myself because no one's around to think that's weird!

look ma! I’m at the gym taking pictures of myself because no one’s around to think that’s weird!

what's that? you don't want to get out of bed and go out there? yeah, me either.

what’s that? you don’t want to get out of bed and go out there? yeah, me either.

I might also mention that being home (and bored, did I say that already?) has also lead me to on certain occasions thinking that eating an entire box of Triscuits is the ultimate cure to boredom … it isn’t. I’m hoping that this blog will help with that tiny issue as well, in keeping me accountable to all of the world (yes, I know that I’m exaggerating a tad about my “reach” here).

boredom busters? nope. delicious? heck yes.

boredom busters? nope.
delicious? heck yes.

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I solemnly swear to confess to anyone reading if I ever eat an entire box of Triscuits ever again. Or an entire box of anything for that matter.

Can you even wait?

Ok, the bottom line here is that I’m stupidly excited to get started with this whole blogging thang, and I’m grateful that I now have the time to get it started. Bring on the trial and error (I’ve got the time)!

Is anybody out there? If you are … leave me some tips!

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pleased to meet you!

They say first impressions are everything. I guess I better not blow it!

I thought for my very first blog post, it would be fitting to teach you all a little bit about the “blogger” (I think its fair I keep using quotation marks until I get the hang of this – yes?).

Ready? Here are some fun facts about yours truly:

  • It took me over a year to finally start this blog. When I started to talk about other bloggers like they were my friends, and ending most sentences with “I could totally blog about this”, people started insisting.
reason enough to blog?

reason enough to blog?

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  • I have a lot of favorite blogs. They’re all my favorites for different reasons, and they all inspired me to start this one.
  • I don’t eat red meat. There’s no political reason for this, I just don’t like it.
  • I eat a lot of chicken. A lot a lot of chicken.
  • I don’t eat tomatoes, or anything “tomato-esque” except ketchup. This is due to the inhumane way our tomatoes are treated … just kidding, I just don’t like tomatoes.
  • I must sound like the pickiest eater. I kind of am, but I’m much better than I used to be. I went through a phase as a child where I only ate canned mushrooms. I’d like to think I’ve come a long way.

picky eater

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  • My favorite workouts are circuits and intervals. Quick and sweaty for the win!

workout

  • My favorite food is french fries. But that’s OK because my second and third favorites are fruits and vegetables.
although i usually prefer my vegetables minus the sticker

although i usually prefer my vegetables minus the sticker

  • I live with a boy. He’s kind of great though.

me and sean

  • I used to live with a lot of girls. They’re all kind of great though.

girls

  • I have two younger brothers, and two parents (hi mom and dad!), they’re all also kind of great.
my whole fam-damily

my whole fam-damily

  • I’m constantly trying to soak up as much information as I can about fitness, nutrition and health in general. So help me! and I’ll help you. Yes, let’s help each other!

Well, I think that’s enough about me for today. It’s only our first date after all. Gotta keep the mystery alive 😉

Is anybody out there? Tell me a fun fact about you!