Saturday, March 13, 2010

A new chapter...

So, it's been awhile since I've bored you with the details of my ever embarrassing life. Well, the wait is over. I've been somewhat busy lately but mostly I have not really felt like posting. The weeks are flying by and I can't believe the snow is almost melted. This is honestly the first winter in a long time that I wasn't ready to be over. The fact that my commute time is going to be halved will be nice.
So, let see...lately I have been, spending time with my nephew...I get to watch him every Wed. night and I can't tell you how much joy that brings me. My brother and Anna have done a great job with Elijah and I can't wait to watch what comes next. He turns 2 in a few weeks! I feel like I've done a pretty good job of scheduling my life lately. I never really knew this before....but I am a planner. I like surprises in gifts and such but not really when it comes to my time. I think I need to work on that though as I feel like I have aged myself quite a bit by not being more flexible and "fly-by-the-seat".
I just have to say, that I feel SO incredibly blessed these days. I have some of the best friends and family a girl could ever ask for. I have quite a few friends with some major things happening in their lives right now. Some good, some scary but all important. I am praying for you all and want you to know that I am thankful for you in my life. God is good!
Church- this has been quite a challenging area in my life lately. I LOVE my church. I started going to Substance last July and can't say enough good things about it. The problem is, I don't have a lot of single friends that are looking for a church or who attend Substance. I have had to do something that was WAY outside my box lately....GO SOMEWHERE BY MYSELF!!! It has been a challenge, but one that I believe will help me grow. I signed up to be a greeter at church and have a training day next week. Hopefully this will help me get plugged in. You may have never thought it possible but situations like this bring out a side of me I don't really care for... "shy Abbie". I am sure I will do a lot of growing through this process, can't wait to see what happens. I will keep you posted on any stories that make my face turn red:)
Fitness- One of my new years resolutions was to run a race of some sort this year. You may or may not know that I ran cross country back in school but I was never very good at it. I am typically not one of those people that accomplishes a lot of goals and I am trying to work on that. I joined the Gym a month ago and am trying to work out 4 times a week. I am starting to enjoy it and think I will start out slow, with the Twin Cities 10 mile but hope to eventually build up to some sort of Triathlon....this will be a process!
Organization- WOAH!!! I am SO not organized and it is really starting to get to me. I am in the process of simplifying my life. I am getting rid of a lot of clothes and other junk. The problem is I have a HUGE apartment right now but will soon be consolidating to a much smaller one. I want to be prepared, so it is not such a struggle. I also believe it is time for me to break some patterns and create newer, healthier ones.
This will be all for now. The baseball season is officially upon us and I am beyond excited. I am no longer speaking to my brother though, as he got tickets to the first 3 games of the season in LA. Must be nice to work for an airline. Oh well, I will just have to do the cheering from home!!!


Words/Wonder said...

Thanks for the update. Good luck with your race!

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