I started a new job! Now I’m going to get healthy, active, organized, and social! And act like I’m grown! Seriously.

Oh, hello there. My name’s Amanda. You probably forgot about me. Story of this sad little blogs life.  I’m not going to apologize again because, well, I’m really just sick of doing it. I suck at blogging on the regular, I think we’ve all realized that at this point. Now let’s move on with our lives in a positive direction, shall we? Great!

So, I started a new job…I know what you’re thinking, and yes, I HAD just started a new job the beginning of January. Well, within a week of me starting that gig I got a call to come in and interview for a job doing what I actually want to be doing with my life. Better pay, better benefits, doing something I actually like. I felt like a huge ahole, but in the long run it’s what I needed to do for me, so on my two-week anniversary at my old job, I put in my notice. A week later was my last day, and the next day I jumped right on into my new position here. And I’m SO happy. Life is good my friends, life is good.

So, yesterday was my two-week anniversary here. I’m loving life and loving you. (Chuck and Cindy’s wedding theme? Elizabethtown?? ANYONE!?) Anyway…I’ve decided that it’s time for me to settle on into a routine and stop being such a hot mess all the time. And I’ve decided that blogging needs to be a part of that routine. Yeah, you’ve heard THAT before, right? Shut it. I’m doing my best.

I’ve got some big plans to get my eating on track, work in some physical fitness type of activities, sleep like 8-9 hours every night on the regular, give you guys all the details of my SUPER exciting life, and maintain some type of social life so I have something to tell you about,  all while waking up in time for me to pull myself together and look presentable on a daily basis. It’s going to happen you guys. You just watch. I think this is a real turning point of me becoming a legitimate adult person. And I’m stoked.

So, because this ALWAYS works out appropriately, I’m having one last hurrah before starting my healthy/active/organized/social/adult kind of life. I’ve got REALLY big plans tonight to consume a LOT of food, a good amount of vino, lay on my couch without moving, and watch a bunch of trashy television. Tomorrow it gets real. BOOM. See ya then.

Not that anyone has asked me on any dates. I’m not delusional. This is just the most appropriate expression of how I’m feeling currently. Go with it.


I’m back to make you feel better about your own disaster of a life!

Oh hey there pals. Long time no see. Sorry for my absence in the last week, I started my new job and I’ve been trying to get myself back into the working world. I knew it would be rough getting back into the swing of things, but seriously, it. was. ROUGH.

I was unemployed for exactly two months, which means that I had two months of getting up whenever I was inclined, hanging out at home with my dog friend everyday, wandering into the kitchen and eating whenever I felt like it, etc. Getting myself back on a schedule of going to bed at a decent time and waking up at a decent time was a STRUGGLE this past week. Add in having to get all my food ready to have breakfast before heading out the door, have a lunch packed for work, and have an idea of what to make for dinner when I got home and was tired and cranky and in no mood to cook, and I had a tough week. Then add in the stress of trying to learn a completely new job and the fact that I got sick starting Thursday afternoon on top of all that and it’s just not been the best week of my life. I am FULLY aware that this is something most people do all the time and until 2 months ago it was something I did all the time. I’m simply voicing to you all how hard it is to jump back into it after a two month absence.

I have spent the entire weekend in a Tylenol Cold haze, chugging water and OJ, snuggling on my couch with my baby angel dog friend watching a bombass show NBC canceled after one season called Mercy. Thanks again, Hulu. Also, the season ended with a cliffhanger and I will never know who lives and who dies. Excellent.

I woke up today feeling a little less like death. I’m still drugging myself up and hydrating like I live in a desert in hopes that tomorrow I will be back to feeling 100% like a normal human being.

I’m also going to spend today making some lists (LOVE lists) and doing some planning and organizing in hopes of getting myself into a better routine to make my life as a working woman less stressful. (HA. I just called myself a working woman and legit lol’ed.)

So, that’s what you’ve missed in my absence. Me whining a lot about normal everyday things that millions of people have the time management skills to deal with on a daily basis. Don’t you wish I never came back sometimes?? Ha. Yeah right. I make you feel better about your own hot mess of a life. And for that, my friends, you are welcome. See ya on the flip side.