Hello all you lovely people.
The summer has gotten off to a great, albeit exhausting, start.
All quiet on the parental front, which is helping a lot.
I am taking 3 classes (1 online) this summer.
I am teaching 1 class. Trying to put the final touches on my syllabus and then I’ll begin the dreaded PDFing process.
I have been hired as a policy analyst for a statewide non-profit and it is presently the legislative session, so I’m having to spend a fair amount of time at the state Capitol. It’s surprisingly exhausting work, but it is also really fun and I’m learning a lot.
Dave is in New Orleans doing his USAO gig (it seems to be going REALLY well for him!). I’m doing OK here by myself except that I get really freaked out being here by myself at night. I’m always afraid that someone is going to break in, which is a larger stress/anxiety manifestation.
I’m working with my therapist this summer to relax more. I am full of internalized anxiety at all times and that is not a good way to live.
I am eating better and trying to sleep more. I am hoping to run on the treadmill for a bit tonight and do some yoga.
I was able to straighten up the house a lot last weekend and have been trying to keep up with it. It helps my mood considerably when the house is tidy. Dave and I are hoping to go through our closets on the weekends to get stuff organized and throw out stuff we don’t need. Extended summer cleaning. =)
We are flying to Arizona in a week and a half for the wedding of two of our good friends from Chicago. Super excited to see them. I’m also hopeful that I’ll be able to squeeze myself into this lovely summery long formal lavender and silver dress for the occasion. Fingers crossed.