[102] The Big Leagues

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I have my own office. I’m no longer sharing with the best office mate ever, Sacha, but she’s just a short walk down the hall.  Since all my art and frames are still in New York at my parent’s house and I’m too impatient to wait, I made a pitstop at Target, after the gym, to get some office accouterments. I REALLY wanted to have everything ready to bring to work tomorrow, but I’m too anal to find images in one night and have everything go together and match the lamp shade that I also bought today.

 

– Stephanie

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[101] Quirks

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I’m flexing my sharing skills by showing you some of the peanut butter M&Ms that I ate today.

I’m pretty sure that I have a super minor case of OCD, self-diagnosed, of course. I’ve always done this weird thing with candies that have a bunch of different colors. With M&Ms, for example, I start out by making multiple piles. The first pile has every possible color i.e. red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and brown. I make as many of those piles as I can. Then, as colors become depleated, the piles become smaller and smaller, until I’ve sorted all the candies. This sounds like a long process, but I’ve been doing it for such a long time that before I even realize I’ve done it, the piles are made…it’s second nature at this point. I start by eating the smallest pile first, and work my way up to the perfect piles. As I eat each pile, they go into my mouth in rainbow order. Totally weird, right? I guess it could be considered extreme organization. There are other quirks that I started thinking about that I guess could be categorized as OCD-ish but I think one example is enough for today.

 

– Stephanie

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[100] A Momentous Occasion

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I touched on the fact that I had been in Seattle longer than I realized a few days ago, but today is my 1ooth day! I thought about doing a special shoot to get some really amazing 100th day photos, but I didn’t really want to. Instead I made my first trip to Starbucks since moving here and got a venti green tea frappaccino.

So far, the time that I’ve spent here has been amazing, but I feel as though even more exciting times are ahead of me. In my next 100 days here I’ll be apartment hunting, visiting my family back in New York, exploring more of Seattle’s nooks and crannies, enjoying the beautiful summer weather, and continuing to expand my horizons and step out of my comfort zone. Get excited.

– Stephanie

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[098] Guts

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This week is FINALLY over. Thank goodness. Now I can focus on the weekend.

I’ve been following my gut a lot lately because, frankly, sometimes I think too much. I like everything to be perfect and planned with backup plan to my backup plan. I’m mentally adding something to my new year resolutions. That addition is:

Think less and follow your gut.

This can be applied to work life, social situations, and dating. Actually I’m mostly applying this to dating because I’ve been adding up qualities to try and get the highest score when really those things don’t always make the difference. There have been plenty of guys who where awesome on paper, but as soon as a conversation was started my gut told me no, but my head was like well maybe they’re different in person. Guess what? They weren’t. I think the accurateness of my intuition has increased since my last relationship, and I think I think too much because I’m worried about making another relationship decision that isn’t right for me. It’s time to trust my gut.

 

– Stephanie

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[097] I Can’t Believe It’s Not Friday

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As amazing as the weather has been this week, it’s dragging on. It might be because I have plans on Saturday that I’ve been looking forward to all week, but it has to be something else too, but I can’t figure out what.

Today was another day that I couldn’t bring myself to go to the gym so when I got home I took a 1.6 mile walk and took some pictures. When I got back, I sat outside on the bench swing right outside my room and read my book for a bit, but I’m ready for it to be the end of the week, now.

 

– Stephanie

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[095] All Smiles

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Day two of the sun shining, and I feel like this smile is stuck to my face. Even though I have to spend most of the day indoors, I had to walk outside to get to a bunch of meetings so I took the long way just to soak up as much sun as I could. I also skipped the gym and took a walk down to the lake. Some days I just can’t bring myself to move my legs on a machine in a dark basement. Just couldn’t do it today.

 

– Stephanie

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[094] Lefty

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So I decided, sort of haphazardly, that I want to be ambidextrous. I’m not making any promises to myself that my self-imposed left hand exercises will do anything, but I’m willing to give it a try.

Now, if I tried to do work on my computer with my left hand, I wouldn’t get anything done, especially with my right handed mouse. I am, however, opening doors, driving, pumping gas, carrying things, and drinking drinks with my left hand. Some day when I least expect it, I’ll magically be able to write with my left hand too. Mark my words…in pencil?

– Stephanie

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[093] Sunday Birthday…Almost

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Tomorrow is my uncle’s birthday, but we celebrated today. I spent more than the first half of the day in bed recuperating from last night. Got up out of bed a little after 1, showered, finished up some laundry, and went upstairs to “help” with making the cake and, in general, just socializing. All I actually did was decorate the cake with cute polka dots, but at least I helped with something, because otherwise I really didn’t do a whole lot of anything today. BUT, that’s the way Sundays should be, right?

 

– Stephanie

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