I know, I know, I took away the most exciting part of your day: checking IHABL for updates on this weird excuse for a life that I lead. My apologies.
I’m in the midst of what feels like the busiest month of my life thus far (never one to shy away from dramatics), so, as I explained to Erin when she stopped by the store the other day, something had to go. And trust me, I wish it wasn’t writing. Because truth be told, if I could make a living off eating, working out, and writing about it, you know I’d be all about that life. But sadly that isn’t the case, and it’s crunch time in the next 30 days to accomplish my goals. I’m taking on more responsibility at the store that I think will propel me to growing with the company, I take my NASM personal training exam in less than a month, and I’m taking over full duties as run club coach for the store. It’s a lot, and it’s a lot happening fast.
I’m also trying this weird thing called a personal life — networking events, nights out with friends, happy hours, you know the drill…all while balancing those pesky adult tasks — looking for an apartment, handling my student loans, etc. etc. Too much fun stuff. So you’ll have to excuse me if I don’t pop up around the blogosphere as much as normal. I’ll try my best to keep up on your blogs, even if I don’t always comment. And hopefully when I come back in full force all my blogging friends will be here with open arms to welcome me back! In the meantime, life has still treated me well. My best friend is back in Illinois (praise Jesus Hallelujah), there have been some bright sunny days in the midst of mostly springlike weather, and the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup and essentially turned my neighborhood into a 24 hour party.
I’m checking out the new Orangetheory studio in Wicker Park tomorrow so be on the lookout for a studio review coming soon! I’ve had a serious lack of hustle lately.
However lunch will never be cancelled.
Of course I missed you!!!! but glad to hear all is well and that you are enjoying life! After all that is the main thing! I too have had to cut back in blogging, which sucks yes but I just love that everyone is still there for me when I come back 🙂
Jen I’ve missed you! Thanks for still stopping by. And hopefully CrossFit is treating you well lately!
So glad you caught us all up! Sounds like some awesome things are happening. Good luck with your new responsibilities and exam prep! We OF COURSE will be here for you when you return 🙂
Thank you! That’s so good to hear! Can’t wait to catch up on your journey 🙂
Love the throw back clip from Heavyweights!! Good luck with everything 🙂
Haha thanks! Have a great weekend!
When will I ever get to see you (even though we live in the same city) if I don’t see you here??
Quick lunch dates? 🙂 I’ll come by your work?
Sounds like things are going well, even if it’s a little busy! As fun as blogging is, sometimes we have to pay more attention to the “real world.” Have a great weekend!
Amen sister! Sometimes it just has to happen. Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing those inexpensive fashion finds — we have very similar style haha
Of course lunch is never cancelled! Sometimes that whole life thing gets in the way. 🙂 The blog will be here when you are ready! Have a great weekend.
Thank you Lauren! Have a great weekend 🙂
Sounds like you have been one busy lady. I have heard Orange theory is a great workout. There is no studios near where I live. Have a great time.
I’ll let you know the verdict asap! Have a great weekend 🙂
Definitely missed you!!
Aw thank you so much! I miss you too! Clear eyes full hearts can’t lose — one of the most powerful quotes of our time. Great job touching on it.
Work that out 😉
Things Happen Get Some Coffee? The hungry girl slowly conquers? TELL ME!
I love the Lulu store window. Your Instagram gave me a good laugh : ) Glad you are working at finding a balance ! Hope you have a fabulous and relaxing weekend !!
Thank you Jamie! Happy Fri-Yay haha
Busy busy busy! I totally feel you – it’s definitely that time of year, and something’s gotta give. Blogging almost always has to be that thing to give for me – it is just a hobby after all. Good luck with everything you have going on! Sounds like there are a lot of exciting things happening for you 🙂
There are, but I can’t wait to come back to writing more often. I just talked with Amy about the three of us getting dinner sometime. TBD! 🙂
UM YES. I AM SO DOWN. CAPS LOCK REQUIRED TO DEMONSTRATE HOW DOWN I AM.
MISS YOU!!! It’s good to read that you’re taking time to prioritize and grow, though. But seriously, come back soon. Or now.
Gahhh ASAP I promise! You’re too kind Jess 🙂 Have a great weekend!
I’m glad you’ve gotten some cool opportunities like moving up in the store and being a running coach! And of course more time with friends is always a good thing 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend!
Thank you Liv! Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing that chicken salad recipe! I’ll make it with tuna asap 🙂
I’ve missed you! But take care of yourself lady, and I’m positive everyone will welcome you back when you’re ready. Go be awesome.
You’re too kind. Thanks for putting up with me. Even though I don’t have much time to comment I absolutely loved your post on Sex Walls. You’re such a talented writer and really hit the nail on the head with that one.
always miss you, but KUDOS to having a personal life and LIVING!!! i’m so about that. 🙂
I’m glad I’m not the only one who takes unexplainable absences from my blog : ) At least you have cool reasons though! Hope you enjoy Orange Theory – I’m obsessed with it lately!
We will be right here waiting for you when you get back. Good luck with everything 🙂
As long as you keep having big lunches, I will keep reading! Good luck with the NASM cert. How long does it take to study for and get that certification?
I love this about the blogging world, when life gets busy you can step away, but when it calms back down everyone still welcomes you with open arms again! Good luck with your exam and moving up in the company! We will see you again soon 🙂
Congrats on the Cup! And love the jersey pic, woohoo par-tay!
I was wondering why i didn’t get any of your posts through email lol. I am glad you are doing great and working towards your goals!