Monday, November 23, 2015
I have everything I need.
We live our 20's to work, 30's for family, and 40's to enjoy the fruit of the tree we planted 20 years prior. Intelligence is not just getting an A on a test but realizing that gratification does not have to be instantaneous. Waiting is often against social norms but is in fact acceptable. Long hours = bigger checks someday. Be patient.
The most fun I've ever had was because of a situation that made me uncomfortable. Just jump. It all works out in the end.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015
Sunday, August 3, 2014
....People when I fall off the wagon, it's like being sucked into a black whole coming out 5lbs heavier and 2 inches thicker on each thigh. Further stress of moving to a new city, closing on a house, and getting a new job pushed working out down on my priority list. It was on the flat out "I-don't-care" list AKA the section of my to-do list where I embarrassingly write things down only to feel more productive even though I NEVER do them.
I eat paleo about 60% of the time but I finally signed up for the local Crossfit gym and have been attending the classes. Yes, the classic "turtle who cant roll over" style of getting out of bed and off the couch was back the first week. My abs were tender to even touch. Note to self- DON'T STOP WORKING OUT. It hurts to start over.
Crossfit really is an addiction once you get going.
If you ever want to meet people, go to a class. People bombard you with kindness and encouragement... while getting your ass handed to you of course. Truth: everyone is high off their own endorphins. Everyone is proud of themselves and each other when the hour is up. You'll never receive so many high fives in your life. If you are looking to feel a part of a community, try crossfit.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
When we set the date for our wedding prior to our possible residency move, I had no idea how crazy our timeline would actually be!
May 1st, 2014: He turns in keys to his medical school apartment in Toledo, Ohio. All of his stuff was transferred to the garage of my apartment in Lancaster, Ohio but he stayed at his parents place in Saint Clairsville, Ohio. (RED)
June 4th 2014: Last day of school in Lancaster, Ohio. (Purple)
June 6th, 2014: Rehearsal Dinner (Yellow)
June 7th, 2014: Our Wedding Day! (Yellow)
June 12th, 2014: Close on our first house in Huntington, West Virginia (Blue)
June 14th, 2014: Turn in keys to my Lancaster, Ohio apartment. (Purple)
I am SOOO happy to finally be settled. Our honeymoon was our move and I'm quite content with it.
In Huntington we were able to get a ton for our money! We got a medical housing loan through Huntington Bank where the PMI is dropped which was amazing.
Without telling you our address, zillow.com listed our house with the following:
- Lot: 6,599 sqft
- Single Family
- Built in 1942
- Cooling: Central
- Heating: Other
- 2 FirepacesFlooring: Carpet, Hardwood
- Parking: 1 Car Garage - Attached, Off street
- Partial basement
- Side Porch
- Security System
- View: City2 blocks to Ritter Park/Tennis Courts/ Bike Trail
- Breakfast nook/pantry
- Dining room
- Family room
- Laundry room
- Master bath
- Exterior material: Brick
- Roof type: Shake Shingle
- Room count: 9
- # Stories: 2.0
- Structure type: Colonial
- Unit count: 1
- Floor size: 2,821 sqft <<<This includes the half finished basement.
95% of the windows are brand spanking new. Not to mention a new roof in 2012 and new furnace negotiated at closing. We got all this for $160k with closing paid by the seller. Humm... can you say Yess??! Our mortgage is about $950 a month and property taxes are a low low low $1400 per year! Soon after we learned his program also gives him a $2000 bonus for matching there, free loops, pgy1 book mailed free, a $500 a year suit find, all dry cleaning reimbursed, and $500 step 3 reimbursement. Can you see now why after putting in an offer, my freaking out about not matching in Columbus, Ohio ended! Score!
We've been living together for about 6 weeks now and our long distance relationship is thankfully in hindsight. This medical journey is one heck of a roller coaster.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Flowers: Boadners Florist
Venue: River City Artisan Center
Church: Calvary Presbyterian
Bride's Workouts: True Fit Athletics Crossfit