Sunday, January 22, 2012

Another Month Goes By

Another month flies by and this poor little blog is left lonely out in the cyberspace cold. It's not that I don't care for my blog, it's that I'm at a loss of what to write. I ask myself on a daily basis, "What is this blog for any more?"

The third birthday of "Dancer Diaries" is coming up and it's bothering me a great deal that I have barely touched this thing in the last year. Writing in here has always been a creative release, however, I'm drastically limited in what I write nowadays. I've never wanted this to be a venting journal, that was never the point. It was a way to write my adventures while I traveled around the world dancing and performing.

My plans changed and opportunities came in different ways that I hadn't really prepared myself for...so here I am. Totally not in the spot I thought I'd be three, even four years ago. Don't get me wrong, I love my life, especially right now. I'm in the best best place I could possibly be and for the first time in a good long while, I'm really really happy. Everything really does happen for a reason and I know I'm right where I need to be.

Anyway, my poor blog is haunting me. I hear it calling my name. "Julie....come update me...I feel forgotten..."

OK, so maybe it's my own guilt getting to me, but I will solve my blogger problems later. For now I'll give a quick update of life since the starting a new year. Work is excellent. I don't know that I can really call it "work" because it's awesome. Teaching dance every day to a positive group of incredibly talented individuals every day. That is what I do and it is THE coolest job ever. How many people can say that get to do what they love for a living? I'm extremely blessed.

I'm reconnecting with friends in the city and I'm enjoying that quite a bit. Home life is very quiet right now. No Honey Cat here to keep me company and fuss at me when her food bowl is empty. I've taken up talking to myself again just to hear a voice in my house. So, yes, I'm feeling a bit lonely these days and missing my loved ones terribly.  It's not like I'm in Alaska or anything, but still. I was spoiled being with family all the time last year and getting to see Pyro Man every week. Oh, that one kills me. We were finally only an hour apart and now we're back to being truly long distance and I ain't liking it one bit. I'll have been up here a full six weeks by the time I see everyone again. Six weeks really isn't that bad in comparison with other situations people have faced. Still in all, it's not my ideal arrangement either.

My kitchen and I have been getting reacquainted the last couple of weeks. I pretty much took a year long hiatus from baking and cooking last year. When Mom or Dad offered to make dinner, it was really hard to turn them down. Also learning to live on pennies right now until that first paycheck comes in. Coupons are my friends and I'm actually about to head out, snag a paper, and clip some more tonight. Whoo-hoo!

Not having much extra cash at the moment means not taking any dance classes...not that I've really been able to find any adult classes yet, but I'm working on it. With the wedding less than six months away and a honeymoon planned for KAUAI (Yes! Hawaii, here we come!!), I'm inclined to get my butt in gear so as to feel great walking down the aisle in my dress and skipping down the beach in my bikini. By the way, what is with people putting out bikini's the first day in January? That's cruel. Or motivation. Or both. Can't decide.

So I've decided to start working out at home and it's going alright. Almost took out a coffee table the other day, snapped myself in the face with a resistance band, and rolled off my exercise ball and nearly crashed into the TV. We're all good, nothing is broken. My pecs are unbelievable sore (Hello, Push-up's. You are my enemy.) and my buns and hamstrings are mighty tight which makes it a tad difficult to sit down gracefully. Other than that, I'm feeling good.

Wow. That was a very play by play entry for the day. See what I mean? I need to get those creative juices going again, keep this thing a bit more interesting. Oh well, that's pretty much what's happening with me right now. I actually need to get off here, finish laundry, clean house, get a little workout in and get ready for tomorrow. Love having a good solid to-do list. Until next time!


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