Sunday, September 27, 2009

My vacation is slowly coming to a close and I've got a lot on my mind. I'm struggling between balancing being a responsible and future-oriented adult and wanting to take chances while I'm still young and able to do so.

Most of it was sparked by an e-mail I received from an old boss. It was just a quick life update, until this..

"You've spent a good portion of the last few years making sure everyone else is happy. It might be time for you to take care of yourself. Just a thought."

Ouch....I know it's true, but that comment sent my head into a tailspin. What do I want? What would make me the happiest? And, if I didn't have anyone else's views or feelings to consider, what would I choose?

A friend of a friend here in TX is letting me use her bike today so I can explore the local area a little more since I don't have my car with me. I'm hoping I can sort out some of these thoughts while riding.

Quotes & Pics for Today:

"The worst thing one can do is not to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized - and never knowing."
-David Viscott

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
-T.S. Eliot

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I <3 Texas

9/25/09 - fishing in the Laguna Madre

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Grown ups have fun too

So last night I went to my first real happy hour, as in those in attendance were my co-workers and we all came straight from work. Considering this is my first big girl job and I'm the youngest in the whole crew, it was a little intimidating. How much should I drink? How professional of a demeanor do I need to maintain? All these questions were swirling in my head on the rainy drive there.

Much to my was just like college (except maybe minus the shots and hooking up...on my part anyways). Alcohol was flowing, laughs were had, and all the stress we had undoubtedly been under all day at work, relieved. So, to sum up this post....Being a grown up isn't so bad after all. I can still get tipsy and say inappropriate things without being chastised or looked at funny. And the best part..get home safely and not wake up feeling like death because I drank too much.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Texas Vacation

In 13 days I'm flying down to Corpus Christi, TX to spend a week with a good friend. I'm really excited and cannot wait to get down there. I understand it is going to be disgustingly hot (compared to MD right now anyways) but I don't care. Things I'm looking forward to: beach days, clear blue water, giggle fits, sea turtles (!!!!!!), not working, sleeping in, cooking dinners together like we used to, South Padre Island, night out in the city, and much much more.

Currently listening to: Pachuca Sunrise (Alias Remix) by Minus the Bear

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A classic Loyka link

I have no idea how he finds these things.......