Sunday Lately: 109

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Writing: Papers and Blogs and Grants OH MY! As my second Master’s degree continues, so do the assigned papers. I have now been in school nonstop for 4 years. No summer breaks, no Spring Break…just reading and papers and research. Some days I wonder why I’m doing this. Hopefully I will be rewarded when I’m finished 🙂

The fun writing, of course, are these blogs, when I get to just open my heart, spill my guts, and not care too much if my grammar isn’t perfect. I get to just have my opinion and not worry about if somebody else thought it before me so I can cite it. It is wonderful.

While at work, I continue to write grants to help our school be better able to serve our students. Currently I am having a blast assembling our MakerSpace, which was funded by a $20,000 grant. Sewing machines, 3D printers, laser cuter, and all the tools! So much fun!

Quitting: Nothing! I’m no quitter. Unfortunately this just means I continue to add to my astronomical to-do list, though it appears I managed to stay afloat this week! YAY!!! Saying no is something I am still working on. I prefer to take on more, to always be learning about everything all at once (because I have ADHD and a need for knowledge). I just kind of flit from one project to another, one task to another, gradually knocking things off of my list.

Fixing: My planning issues. I will share something with you. I’m NOT organized at all when it comes to my bills…I have a massive planner and I love it to death and I was doing so well for a few months. Then Christmas break happened and I didn’t need to use it for almost two weeks. ACK!!! I vow to open it again first thing Monday morning and get everything back to organized so my water doesn’t get turned off again like it did last week….oops! It was back on again by the end of the day, thankfully! Sorry to my sweet husband who messaged me, “hey! did you pay the water bill? There is a water department truck out front and he’s wandering around the yard.” Then…”yup. the water is off.”

Celebrating: 10 pounds lost! Yay! I’ve been re-focusing on my health because I lost sight of it with all of the recent diagnoses. It is hard to make your health your priority when you see it swirling down the toilet anyway…Why not just enjoy life? My new challenge is to lose 10 more. I am having to do most of the work via diet because I am fairly restricted in my physical activity. I have completed a Whole 30 with my husband and will be meal planning and utilizing Intermittent fasting methods to continue the loss. My goal is still 60 pounds away. I will get there. I CAN do this. I WILL do this. And when I reach my goal, I’m getting a tattoo!

Updating: My planner….See Fixing. Whoops!

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I am a budding portrait photographer who spent the last 7 years as a photographer and journalist in the Marine Corps. I have always wanted to be a successful photographer outside of the Marine Corps, so I am giving it a go!

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