Eff That Pinky

I broke my pinky toe ten days ago.

I would like to say it was doing something awesome like deadlifting 200 pounds or breaking in a new pair of Louboutins. Nope. I caught it on the edge of the tub while taking a shower. The pinky toe doesn’t do that much, but let me tell you. It does mess up your workout routine for a good week. I didn’t go to the doctor because I’m cheap. It is taped and secure. I will survive. I hobbled around work with my Minnetonka’s on for a while. It was far from hot.


Instead of running like I had hoped. I did hot power vinyasa for a few days. It was pretty hard especially since I was favoring my left foot. Then IThe rest of the week is planned out on workouts. I hope to be able to do all of them.

Monday: Elliptical 45 minutes

Tuesday: Cardio, Crossfit Light

Wednesday: Legs and Cardio

Thursday: Cardio, Crossfit Light

Friday: Hot Power Vinyasa, Cardio

Saturday: Next Generation Workout

Sunday: 1st Ru

Meditate Plant Life Oil

I started using essential oils around three years ago. Doterra is absolutely wonderful for consumption, but I have experimented with other brands for just topical use. I found Meditate at TJMaxx and it is my go to sleeping oil.

I also use it when I go to spin class. My spin class always stinks to high heaven. Put a bunch of sweaty crotches in a tiny room and it is kinda nasty. The Meditate on my wrist and neck sometimes helps. Anyways, I absolutely love the stuff.

Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Orange and Patchouli

I mostly smell the Clove and Lavender and it just soothes me. I am sure I smell like a hippy to others, but I don’t care. This stuff just sends me into and instant state of calm. Try it if you ever get a chance.

New Soul

I can’t freaking believe this! It is a Monday night and I am blogging.

Here is a happy song for your Monday:

Getting a Head Start

I had a great weekend. I went on a date. It was so much fun and I was so excited. I am in a much better place emotionally than what I was just a few months ago. Making this switch with my job has been a blessing. I am kinder, happier and just all around more adjusted. I don’t feel this need to control every aspect in my life and it has freed me up to be happy. Anyways, I have started thinking about what I want to focus on this year. I think the way to set up goals is to think about how I want to feel in the upcoming months.

I watched this video over eight months ago.

If someone would have asked me if I was living this video, I would have said no. That being said, I had a piece of paper on my wall until August with a few words on it; words that described how I wanted to feel. I wanted to feel free, feminine, powerful and peaceful.

I felt out of control with my living situation so, I bought a house in August. I was disappointed with the level I was valued at work considering my emotional drain every day. I began the process to leave in July that finally came to fruition this December. I did not like how catty my behavior had been. I took the time to mend a relationship this month. I was not thinking I was aiming for those states of emotions above, but looking back, I believe I was.

I still need to get my physical self in order. I struggle with my self control. I just need to focus on making my body be a reflection of the emotions I want to feel every day. So that is my why.

The Office

It took a while, but I found my desk. Orientation took up all last week. It was fun. I met a lot of great people. In fact, I ended up sitting next to the HR director the entire week. He is new to the company and I am glad to have made a friend like him so early on in my career here. It was a wonderful experience despite being mostly focused on our sales team. Still, I am amazed by all we do.

My desk is in the basement with all men. I know it sounds a little like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It kind of is that way. I am learning the ropes, but there are very few ropes to speak of. I am the first project manager here and I have a feeling that they will accept any and all of my help. I have a lot of great ideas, but it will really take the team to make it happen.

So, that is what is going on. The bonuses: free gym membership, brand new MacBook Pro, iPhone 6, company credit card, paid travel…etc. The drawbacks: being on the less than admirable side of town, not working two feet from one of my best friends, not as much vacation, office in the basement…etc.

I’m looking forward to having as much fun here as Jim.

Rockin Around the Christmas Tree

The Christmas Tree went up at work today. It made me happy to see it. Especially since this is my last week at Indiana University. Six years of employment, one undergraduate degree and one masters degree has given me oodles of memories. It is hard to think about not working within higher education. It is safe and in my wheel house. Moving to the corporate world will be a big change and I hope I am up for the challenge. We shall see.

I’ve been researching how to be a better project manager. I will be creating all of the processes by scratch for this department. It will be hard in ways that most wouldn’t expect. I will have to tread lightly. That isn’t my best talent. I am blunt to put it nicely. Thank goodness I am empathetic. I would be unbearable otherwise. 🙂

I’ve been setting up a pinterest board for all of the articles I find. I found this great first week of work article: http://www.levo.com/articles/career-advice/your-first-30-days-at-a-new-job.

Does anyone have any other great project management resources?

September 2014 Goals

Hard to believe that tomorrow is September! I cannot wait to start this month. So many things are going to happen. I am looking forward to doing so much. I think about how I want my life to be at the end of September. I want to be more centered and secure in my life. I want to connect to my friends and create a sage haven for myself. I also want to stay busy to keep my mind occupied.

  • Trip to Washington
  • Finish the Meltdown
  • Clean garage
  • Read 3 books
  • Blog weekly
  • Work out at least 350 minutes a week
  • Organize work documents
  • Find a fall race
  • Celebrate my sister’s birthday
  • Prep for a 25 minute 5k
  • Write all my thank you notes