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What’s Been Going On.

So sorry.

The other day in the car Richard asked me – “Why don’t you ever write on your blog anymore?”

I couldn’t give a very good, straight answer. I don’t really know. Boredom maybe. laziness? Maybe even it started feeling intimidating when I would read other girl’s blogs and see how cool they are and I feel like mine lacks in comparison.

I started thinking though – does it matter if anyone really reads this? No.
Do I genuinely like to blog. Yes.

So… I am back!

Here are some things to catch you up on what’s been going on in my little life.

  • Still with Richard. Going on 6 months now! Wow!! Where does the time go?!

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Remember my dating plan? I would say it went very well.

  • I still love all my original TV shows but have added a new one. Walking Dead. I am pretty much obsessed. It’s so good… I have caught myself up to the end now and I may have withdraw symptoms until the next season starts in February.  Warning: It is really gory, what do you expect though from a tv show about zombies…but still so good! Does anyone else love this show?


  • December is going to be a busy month with the holidays, the Christmas parties, college graduations (Yah!! Congrats Sarah, my roomie!) and spending time with family. I will try to update more often like I used to until then here are some of Instagram pictures. I have been slacking there as well.. oops! 

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Until later,

To Climb or Wait? That is the Question. Isn’t it?

Maybe it’s time for me to step out on this limb and grab the fruit! In a couple of parts of my life, I just need to risk things more often!

I have always been a play-it-safe person. I have to make sure 100% that things will work out before I really try anything. Maybe I just need to climb the tree, go out on the limb and if I fall (which could happen) then I just climb again. Right??

I really like this analogy. If you want the good stuff you gotta go get it!! …. but what if I just waited under the tree, you know, in the protection and shade and let it fall when it’s ready and ripe?? See what I just did there! That is my problem… le sigh..

I need to stop now while I am a little ahead…

Have a great day!

P.S. I don’t have a credit for the picture. I had it saved on my computer and forgot where I got it. So if you know….let me know! Thanks!

Right now…

Obsessing over… These shoes I saw on the Skunkboy Blog. I need these shoes to be on my feet.
Anticipating… Fall/winter. I can’t wait. I think about it a lot. It’s my favorite. I just love the weather and the clothes and the food… oh… so excited for the Fall season.
Working on…  just being more in the moments. I have done so much changing especially in this last year. I won’t go into a lot of detail right now, but I have been working on myself, and  my relationships with people and I can honestly say that as of right now, I am in a good place and I can tell that all the inner work I have been doing is paying off. 
Watching… Not watching anything at the moment. I am still waiting for my new roommate to come home so we can get cable hooked up! I usually don’t watch tv but if my roommate is going to hook it up and I have someone to split the cost I guess I will watch more tv. I am pretty excited that all my favorite shows are about to start airing again!! New Girl, The Office, Modern Family, Parks and Rec.
Thinking about… this new diet I am going to start Monday. I am not trying to really lose weight but I just want to be healthier so I am going to try this and go to the gym on a more regular basis… I am excited/dreading this! haha… I am pretty excited about actually buying groceries and saving money on that instead of eating out and eating a lot of junk food. I can tell a difference of when I eat healthy vs non healthy and it really sucks the first few days…but then it gets better. I have a motivational partner though so that should help!! More to come on that later! 😉
Reading…  I am waiting on this book to come in from the library.
Listening to… Pandora of course.  I have 3 favorite stations on Pandora.  My She and Him Radio, a Country mix of 90’s and today, and a Christian station.  Right now, I am listening to the She and Him radio and  I am listening to “Ghost” by Ingrid Michaelson.
Eating… A pop-tart and coffee.. haha.. I know! This is why I am going to try to eat healthier!
Wishing… that my new house would actually be a little more normal and that my new roommate would come home so we could get things started.  I moved at the beginning of the month but you should see it. I had to move things over because my apartment lease was up…but they weren’t quite finished with renovations yet so I officially was able to move into my room this last week but things are still not unpacked and the rest of the house is pretty bare until my roommate comes back from Texas (where she is from recuperating from surgery). I am just excited to get things to normal soon!
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Life Through Instagram Lately

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a. Just playing around with Editing. b.a picture of me in the morning before work. c. This summer has been brutal. d. a cake my boss bought me. I am spoiled. I know.  e. new clothes! Score. f. Breakfast of champions right?! Cupcake pop-tarts. g. the weather today.. thank goodness for a break in the heat with rain as well. h. Beautiful sunrise… makes going to work in the mornings a little more tolerable. 🙂 i. Last picture of my apartment before I turned in the keys last month. Bittersweet.

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Instagram Update

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Update on Dating: Part III

Do you remember this post or this one??

Well…these seem to be my most popular post. Why? Beats me… maybe people find humor in my sad life. Haha… kidding! I have a great life actually. I just kind of suck at dating.

I still believe in what I said in my first post and still believe that this is the way to do it, it’s just a lot harder than it seemed to be.  It somewhat overwhelmed me and I felt like I wasn’t really getting to know anyone. So, I narrowed it down and decided to NOT add anymore… well then now, I am kind of at a standstill.

I think now at this moment, I am going to take a small break, just for a while and then maybe I will try again soon.

I will promise you this though, if I ever do get married and something were to happen where I have to date again, I will not do. I actually loathe it…. Not tying to be negative, but it’ Maybe I am making it harder than it needs to be I don’t know.

Who knows… we will just see what happens!


Red Dirt Proud

Here is a video I found about Oklahoma City.

I help bring faculty members from all over the country (sometimes even world) into my work and I have to talk up Oklahoma all the time. This video explains why this is such a great city!!

I already know it’s great but sometimes people get ideas in their head like…

Do we live in tepees? — No. We have regular houses just like everyone else.

Do we all ride horses everywhere? – No. We have things called automobiles? Have you heard of them?

Do we have a ton of deadly tornadoes every time it storms? – No. We are NOT the only place that has tornado’s people…

There is nothing fun to do here.- You have to look! There are fun things all over the state.

We are all just a bunch of Republican hillbillies. – Yes, we are more red state but it’s ok… it’s not bad. As for the hillbillies – name any state and tell me they don’t have the people they aren’t proud of.

I really have been asked or told most of these things by people… it’s kind of crazy. This actually reminds me of the time when I first met my childhood friend who had moved here from Alaska… I asked her if she had lived in an Igloo. Haha. Maybe we all just need to travel a little more!


Life Lately: According to Instagram

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Left to right: never-ending to-do list at work 2. cherryberry yogurt 3. self-portrait 4. 1970’s canister 5. perfect weather 6. an oil pastel drawing I did 7. rainy day at work 8. my not so little baby brother 9. another self-portrait 10.lyrics to a song on my Pandora radio.

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