Tuesday, July 5, 2011

So…June? That Was It?

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I don’t have much to say about June. These past 30 days have flown by without much happening. I’ve been working, applying to jobs, exercising, and trying to enjoy this season in my life. Scratch that. I haven’t been enjoying it. I’ve been worrying and stressing and wondering what’s wrong with me-ing. But what June has taught me that all I can do is play the waiting game. Do what I can to improve my resume and cover letter writing skills. Seek out better places to apply at (i.e., not only popular job search engines like Monster and Career Builder). Begin networking. But above all that, just trying to enjoy this time as I know soon my weeks will be filled with 40-hour work weeks, projects, challenges, and mind-numbing learning and training. (Although, to be honest, that sounds much better than what I do with my weeks now.)

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One thing I’ve been learning in the past few months is that I’m not a child anymore. I know that seems like such a silly statement coming from a twenty-three-year-old, but I have a tendency to cling to the past and forget that I am an Adult and can do Adult Things. (Not, adult adult things. Well, I can do that but that’s not what I’m talking about. Ahem. Moving on.) I’ve started to take more action with my finances, with meal planning, with standing up for myself. This was most apparent when I had to confront someone at work. I said my piece, which terrified me, and the result was not pleasant. But it was a big moment for me. I’ve never been known as the girl you don’t mess with. I’m quiet and shy, keeping to myself. This was the opposite of who I’ve become and it’s exciting. I only hope I can continue to capture opportunities to stand up for myself and make my voice known.

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Weight loss seemed to stall this month. May was a terrible month where I seemed to be in vacation mode the entire time. June was my month to get back on track. My mom and I started going to a new meeting, with our old leader. The meeting is farther away but we were a little fed up with our other meeting. The leader was also great, but the people were stuck on being perfect. The meeting we’re in now is so much better. The people there are real and struggle. It’s refreshing. That said, my weight loss wasn’t impressive but I’m determined to get on the right track. And really, that’s all that matters. I know I’m still going to struggle, have bad weeks and good weeks (bad months and good months), but all that really matters is that I get back on the horse and keep on truckin’.

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I think one of the most exciting moments of June was when an impromptu #winetoreach was started on a Friday night and then the topic of Harry Potter was brought up. I mentioned I had never seen any of the movies and only read the first two books. Luckily, I wasn’t the only one but it caused a lot of shock and horror. And caused Erin to come up with the ridiculously awesome plan of reading through the entire Harry Potter series this summer. The plan is absolutely nuts but Erin has reminded me that these are children’s literature and fast reads. I trust her and I’m totally up for the challenge. (We’re also discussing the books on Thursday nights on Twitter, 10:00 p.m. EST.) So far, I’ve read through the first book and I’m halfway through the second. And guys? These books are good.

How did your June pan out?

13 comments:

  1. Sigh. I finally had to read about ten pages of HP (of which book, I don't know) when the kids I babysit for made me.

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  2. June really was a strange month, wasn't it? The older I get the more time just flies by. It's already almost the end of first week of July... What!!?? I swear, time better slow down while I'm on vacation, haha. Yay about Harry Potter! You'll love the other 5 books. I'm going to join in those chats as often as I can, they were a lot of fun! 

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  3. #SummerofHarry is awesome. I am so glad we're both newbies and can let the HP veterans help us get up to speed ;) I have to make some time for reading, though, because I am hopelessly behind already...

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  4. girlwiththeredhair7/5/11, 4:04 PM

    Oh I'm so glad you're reading Harry Potter - BEST BOOKS EVER!!! I love the idea of Summer of Harry but I've already read each book in the series at least 2-3 times :) I am super duper excited for the last movie to come out though!

    Love that last picture of your nephew with your dog. So cute :) 

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  5. I take it you didn't fall in love? I really enjoy the books and I am *not* a fantasy-type girl, at all! 

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  6. Not quite. Maybe I'll do it someday. I love how it's been years and it
    hasn't lost any hype.

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  7. I felt like my 5 days on the cruise were nice and long. It still sucked when it was over, but it felt like 5 full days instead of being so short and quick. Hopefully the same will happen with your Greece trip!

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  8. Yeah, the reading is intense and luckily, I have a long afternoon to get mine done. I don't know when you can find the time! Boo.

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  9. I actually *want* to watch the movies now that I'm reading the books and I've never felt any inclination to watch the movies before. So...yay!

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  10. Oh, my gosh, I have never read a single Harry Potter book or seen any of the movies.  I think I am too late to jump on the wizard bandwagon. 

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  11. June was kinda 'meh' for me, as well. I'm glad you're being more adult-ish... I'm still trying really hard to accomplish that goal for myself!

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  12. It's never too late! I never thought I would become addicted to them but I *so* am. It's a little ridiculous, ha. :)

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  13. I guess it is never too late!  :-)  Maybe I could put the first one on my Nook as incentive to read it! 

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