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New Year, New Room, New Major, & New Outlook on Life

New Year, New Room, New Major, & New Outlook on Life

    Quite a long title for a post that I don't intend to be terribly long, due to the fact that tomorrow is the first day of classes and I should probably be in bed before 10:00 p.m. So, where to begin with all of the newness that comes with that start of 2016? For the first time in I don't know how long I finally feel at peace with my body. It's no where near perfect, but I continue to be amazed at what it can accomplish when I really push myself to give 110%. I don't have a goal weight, actually scratch that, I don have a goal weight but for focusing on one number and using that number to determine success/failure seems rather arbitrary to me. So, I made my new year's resolution to hate my body less and focus on respecting and improving my body image. Already there have been many ups and downs, however I am confident that between now and Spring break I will get into a solid routine that will allow me to greatly improve all aspects of my physical, mental, and emotional health. Heck just last Tuesday I ran 6 miles for the first time in over two months!! And damn it I am so proud of myself for not giving up on me that day and for believing that my body is capable of anything.
    I love, love, love my new single room. It took some time to get everything arranged just the way I like it, but it finally feels like home. I almost don't even wanna go home for a week over spring break, that's how much I enjoy the endless stream of "me time" that living completely on one's own entails. Although having to climb the ladder into and out of bed is still kind of sucky, overall I am beyond thankful for being allowed the opportunity to finally be living truly "on my own" for the first time in 19 years! :)
    It took a lot of guts for me to admit to myself that majoring in health and human physiology wasn't the right path for me. I really thought that being a personal trainer was what I was meant to do in this life. But, God works in mysterious ways, and I know that switching my major to sociology will lead me down the path I am meant to take. I am excited and nervous and feeling every emotion possible thinking about starting my three sociology classes this week. I still have much to learn in the field, and decisions to make about my path within the major as well as weather or not I want to do a year of graduate school. But, my sole focus is on making it through this semester with all A's and B's, as well as just living life to the fullest. Oh, and discovering more binge worthy shows on Netflix like OITNB!
    So, new year, but not necessarily the same old me. I am still the same shy, self-conscious, overly emotional girl I've always been. The only difference is, I am making more of an effort to accept myself as I am, with all of my flaws and imperfections. And to ditch all the stress that life seems to enjoy throwing my way now and again.
    Well, I don't know when the next time is that I will have time to post again. This week will be a busy one, but because I don't have any class on Friday I should have time to blog either in the morning before breakfast or at the end of the day some time. I am going to try my best to make it a point to post something, no matter how long or short, at least once a week. More or less depending on my homework/paper/exam schedule. 'Bout time to call it a night. Sweet dreams all.
Busy, Busy, BUSY!

Busy, Busy, BUSY!

The. Final. Final. Of. 2015.

The. Final. Final. Of. 2015.