Overworked&Happy

Hey hey babes!

Where to begin…where oh where?

I’ve been so incredibly busy lately between my two jobs, I’ve hardly had time to work out let alone blog BUT I’m here now! I’m not very good at seeing things thru (like my skinnymint detox, which I’ll get to) but I’m going to try to update my blog at least once a month. I can handle once a month, I promise.

So as I mentioned in my last post, I got a second job at a little Ma and Pop Italian place with the most glorious chicken fettuccini Alfredo that I only allowed myself to eat once. It’s pretty much torture walking into work hungry and being surrounded by carbs and dairy galore, but I’ve been good and been eating a chicken Caesar salad at the end of each shift. This girl is GONNA lose this weight!! But, this job is so much fun and the clientele is a bunch of really well behaved and mannered children with their parents who all really love to drink beer. They’re my kind of parents.

However, I am wearing myself pretty thin between working 30/40 hours a week at my day job, then heading straight to the restaurant until about 10. I’m drained yall, seriously drained. When I get home, I just want to take a shower, open my bottle of wine and relax. I’ve worked everyday since Thanksgiving, majority of the days at both jobs, with my first day off being this past Sunday. My next day off is the 20th (lol, need lots of coffee) and that Sunday could not come any sooner. Luckily, I’m only pulling one double this week (day job and restaurant) on Friday but working Friday, Saturday and Sunday night so there goes my one day off from both jobs but oh wellllllll.

SkinnyMint Tea Review!
I liked it, but didn’t see any results besides my energy level being super high and being constantly hungry. I also didn’t finish the full 14 days, just kept forgetting to make/drink it at night once I’d been drinking. I think it tasted really nice, and tasted amazing when iced (can’t do hot drinks), but ooohweeee about 20 minutes after drinking it, there needed to be a bathroom nearby. I would recommend it but mainly if you don’t drink a lot like I do. I think that’s the main reason I didn’t see any results.

K, so, tonight, Justin and I are going to the Stars game with his little brother (who is 6 months younger than I am LOL). But it should be a blast! We never hang out with him outside family functions so it’ll be nice to see what he’s like away from parents and cousins.

Just need 5 pm to hit so I’m out the door to beat any traffic we may hit!

Have a great week lovers, and Merry Christmas if I don’t post before then.

xoxoxoxoxooxoxo

 

Coyotes and Income

Hey babes!

I tried to save a coyote today…thinking it was a stray, injured pup.

  1. Tried. To. Save. A. Coyote. Today.

So this may sound fucking crazy… but we have coyotes all around town. I live near a big nature preserve as well as a greenway belt that animals travel thru to get around town. There’s even a fucking creek named after them, there’s that many of them around. But, in 18 years of living here, I’ve never seen one so up close.

I called babe and asked, “What does a coyote look like? Does it look like a dog?”

“What the fuck? Does it look mangy and have a long tail?”

Sure as shit, I was trying to rescue a fucking coyote. This is probably happening because a little kitty ran up to our patio and I fell in love….life is asking for me to take in a stray animal. Or that’s just what I tell myself.

In other news, I got a second job at a Ma and Pop Italian restaurant! It’s super cute and has amazing food (that I won’t eat because once I start, I would never stop eating it). I never seem to have enough money, or any for that fact, and babe works  Thursday and Fridays, and we don’t go out on Saturdays, so I figured why not get a second job! I literally sit around the apartment all evening by myself, binge watching Netflix and resisting the urge to eat. I thought it was a good way to make money while also getting out of the house.

Last but not, I wanted to update the fact that I ordered Skinny Mint Teatox. I’ve decreased the amount of beer that I drink and lost a few pounds, and have been working out more often (yay! I enjoy lifting again). BUT I’m not getting the results that I’m looking for, so I decided to try a teatox. I chose Skinny Mint because it had some of the best result pictures, and I figured I would try a few of them until I found the one.

I did the 14 day package, mainly because I didn’t want to put up $60 for a trial period. If I don’t like it, I don’t want to be stuck with it for 28 days. As I was working out tonight, I realized that I’m either going to shit my brains out, or nothing is going to happen. Can’t wait to fill yall in once I finish the 14 days!

I’m exhausted from the gym, so it’s an adios from me!

Xo

10 month update!

Hey babes!

How cliche of me to start off by saying “It’s been a while since I’ve updated” BUT let’s get real, it’s been AGES since I’ve last posted. I’ve been living life and getting my shit in order, so I don’t feel too badly about not writing recently.

So, let’s update!

I am happy!

I had been down in the dumps about my body and how much weight I’ve gained, as well as how little I had been working and the lack of money I was bringing in. I woke up daily and just didn’t want to deal with the world, would rather be in bed until 3 pm than facing life head on.  I was hiding from the world but knew that I needed to change my attitude before my relationship was sabotaged by my own doing.

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So I decided to give it a shot, to try to be happy. And holy fck, it actually helped in so many ways! I decided to let go of the negativity in my head, how I perceived the world around me and just like a little spell, I became happy. It doesn’t mean that I’m suddenly happy 24/7, I still have my moments and off days, but I’ve been focused more on the good around me, and I’ve been in an overall better mood!

I’m 23 now (woohoo) and babe is the big 3-0! We had such a fun night celebrating his birthday and the end of my birthday week by going to downtown Dallas to watch the Stars kick some ass (errs, get their ass kicked). So maybe they lost, but we had epic seats and the people watching was hilarious.

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We met up with some of his co-workers and friends and had drinks afterwards at the Jack Daniels club, followed by a confusing drive to our hotel and finding a 7/11 to get some Budice for the hotel room. We hopped a block over to my favorite bar OEP, but once realizing how shitty the clientele was, we high tailed it out of there and went to some hole in the wall bar and ended up running into my old neighbor from my old apartment before I moved in with Justin. Most random bar, most random person to run into AND THEN I mentioned how shitty OEP was to the bartender, mentioned a friend of mine and got a sweet hook up on the drinks. Oh, and the two wedding parties that were at the bar made for a fun night. Groomsmen get really drunk at their friends weddings and that’s the only conclusion I’ve come to.
We ended up leaving the hotel at like 2:30am, mainly because the hotel was creepy as fuck, but also we wanted to be home with our pups and wake up whenever we wanted, not having to stick to a certain clock out time. It was a good call considering we stayed up until almost 5 am having a blast together, and ended up sleeping well past 3 pm the next day.

I have to get back to work, but since I have so much free time at work, I will be blogging more often.

Xoxo

Part 1-4

Hey babes,

Not even going to pretend like it’s been forever since I’ve posted. It has been. Whatever.

They say time passes when you’re having fun and by goly, they’re right. This past couples of months has flown by and I haven’t had a moment to take it all in. It has seriously not only been the best couple of months, but the most amazing and life changing year I’ve ever experienced.

One- My relationship with Justin has not only evolved, but it’s blossomed. I have found the one person in life I can share any intimate or gross moment with. The first person I have ever seen myself getting old and having saggy tattoo arms with. The one man that I have ever been able to trust with all my heart and believe anything he says. He is the purest of pure, and I could not imagine spending every day, in and out, beginning to end with anyone else. If you haven’t realized it, I’ve met the man of my dreams. Since we’ve moved into our own apartment, literally the only thing we’ve fought about is scrambled eggs (literally, it’s no joke, it’s WWIII).

Two- I’ve been working my ass off at a retail job just to make sure I can bring forth something to this relationship (okay and bills) and it’s been kicking my ass! I’ve had hardly any time to focus on real estate but with my Broker/manager being completely understating of my spot in life right now, has guided me to the right direction. My other manager is totally on board with my new schedule change, letting me have weekends off to be able to host open houses and really start helping clients find the right home for them. I literally sat there and told my Broker that I haven’t been taking this sht seriously, but having this incredibly low paying job has lit a fire under me I can’t put out. UGH the struggle is real! But the work is definitely in play and I know I will form an empire under me.

Three- God, another thing about not taking something seriously… working out.  Like, “Google: how do I workout?”. I just can’t. This new apartment gym is so sad and when I mean sad, like my parents have a way better at home gym and theirs is so low key. Like I can’t. I mean, how do I find the motivation to go kill my ass for an hour when the machines are meant for someone who’s never worked out? I guess it’s time to join a gym with a lot of machines to really get that blood pumping. Hopefully, I can update you all beauties on my new gym routines.

Four- I now watch Gold Rush, Swamp People, Moonshiners and know exactly what drug is hidden where and what stop runs thanks to so much Cops.

Life is perfect and only getting better from here!

Hope everyone is having an amazing Holiday Season, and I’ll update soon  : )

xoxo

house bitch

Hey babes!

Let me just tell you that you learn so much about your significant other when you finally move in together. I’ve recently found out that Justin likes maple syrup in his scrambled eggs, he’s incredibly tidy, and has a completely different sense of style about the apartment décor than myself. I like ranch on everything, am incredibly lazy, and I like random tables with random objects on them that serve no purpose but really they do.

I geeked out this afternoon on my favorite blogger (@Stonecoldbetch) and am obsessed with her house. Her style is chic, eclectic and functional. With some manly feels to it, I could combine both my style (which thank you Nicole for showing me in pictures what my style is) and Justin’s style.

So I’ve been white girling all afternoon, searching through pinterest, amazon, pier 1 and etsy and holy moly I have no idea how I would ever decorate this space because I’m pretty sure Justin would get confused and not feel at home, while being home. I’m so considerate. For now, we’re making wishlists on all the different pages and compromising. I think this is key.

My love caught a really intense head cold and has been zonked out for over 3 hours now, so I’ve been cooped up in the living room (which I love because our wood floors are amazing) cleaning and working. My inner house wife voice is making a mental list of things to pick up from the grocery store and what to cook for dinner tonight.

(ps- it’s sick how much I love cleaning, doing laundry, and tidying up. I’m a house wife bitch)

XO

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Inked & Proud

Hey dolls!

I think I’ve ranted about this topic before, and I’m about to do it again, so sit with me.

I have tattoos, 18 sessions worth of work done reaching over 45 hours of getting inked. I am incredibly proud of my artwork and love when people stop me just to tell me how beautiful my sleeve looks. I love when little kids tell their parents they can’t wait to have “pretty art” just like me. I love when old people tell me to stay the way I am and not listen to the people out there. I love telling my stories for my tattoos, some planned, some on a crazy drunken whim. I love my body more because of my ink. I love tattoos.

But, I hate when people feel the need to degrade me or make assumptions just because I have many visible tattoos. Within an hour of running errands tonight, I had two comments said to me that irked me and made me huff and puff until I sat down to write this. “You’re really nice for how many tattoos you have” and “So how many times have you been arrested?”. Excuse my french, but you can go fuck yourself. I hear shit like this all the time and quite frankly I am outraged. I am an honest, hard-working person that’s extremely generous to strangers and always have a smile on my face. I’ve never been given more than a parking ticket and will continue to love my tattoos as my body ages.

My whole thing, is it’s always the people who have no tattoos that put themselves on this higher chair than the rest of us. I have never not once heard an inked individual say to virgin-skinned person “You must be incredibly boring and dull since you don’t have any tattoos”, “Aren’t you going to regret dying with nothing on your body?”, “You must be an asshole because you have no tattoos”. But since I have tattoos, you feel entitled to say whatever rolls off your tongue because you must be higher up in the class system than anyone with tattoos, correct? No, go fuck yourself and while you’re at it, get a tattoo on your forehead that reads “I’m a judgmental fuck who feels entitled to give any opinion I come up with”.

Okay, end of my rant, I feel better.
All’s I’m saying is: Keep your fucking thoughts to yourself, and if you don’t have anything nice to say, keep your fucking mouth shut you asshole.

XO

oh, ps- happy birthday to the love of my life! thank you for loving me with my tattoos and never letting a dull moment go by. you’re the best virgin-skinned person I’ve ever met and can’t wait to celebrate 30 with you next year! I love you, oldie.

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I’m Alive (&22!)

Hey babes!

It’s been so long since I’ve updated, I almost forgot I even had a blog. Sooo much has been going on, my life has done a complete turn around and I couldn’t be any happier.

Justin and I got our own apartment, moved in in under 48 hours.
My birthday was Monday, so I no longer have to admit I was 21.
Justin’s birthday is tomorrow (friday), one year away from the big 3-0!

I’m still exhausted so taking the day to look for properties for my client (oh yeah, I have my first one!) and catch up on some of the earlier seasons of Gilmore Girls.

Cheers and love!

xoxo

Blogsy Night Update

Hey babes.

It’s been a while, yet it hasn’t seemed that long. This whole past week I’ve been calling brokers and setting up meetings/interviews to get into a new firm. It’s also been the hottest last week of summer heat here, so I kept showing up to my interviews all sweaty (ew). Mother told me to put a can of fabreeze in my car so I don’t smell like cigarettes or sweat and it’s oddly helped. Anyways, so I’ve picked the place that I feel is right for me for where I want to go and am signing papers tomorrow. le yeep.

Basically I wanted to say that every single bad that that happens to you is actually a blessing in disguise. I can see the future and for once, it seems exactly perfect. I learned some hard lessons and am so thankful for my parents being on my side and supporting me. Ahhhhh, my chance is here and i can feel it fully.

oh, listen to this and go work out for an hour and a half like I am.
Aokiraft

Steve Aoki: Live at the Shrine from Simplynew on Vimeo.
(sorry, i cant figure out how to get it play here but waaaaaaatch/listen to it!!)

xoxo

lost

Hey babes.

It’s been a while again, shocking i know. 

This morning, I went to the lake and hiked/jogged about 6 miles. I’ve had a lot on my mind for the last 22 hours. I received an email letting me know that my sponsorship at my firm had been terminated. Holy what the crap what?! I’ve never been fired in my entire life, I always make sure to give a two weeks notice and leave on good terms. This was a complete shock and I’m definitely keeping to myself the reason why this happened, but I’ve learned my lesson. 

I hiked, sprinted, walked, sat down and cried over the course of 2 hours. Pretty sure I smoked an entire pack of cigarettes, scared off some nice people making sure I was okay, lost about 3 pounds and realized I have no fucking idea what I’m doing here. I’m not talking about the all out psychotic-existential bullshit, but the overall realization that I don’t have any dreams in life, am living in this society where the goal is to work really hard for money and owe a bunch of places a bunch of dollars instead of making memories, living life to the fullest and exploring what’s out there.

Once in a while, I get into these dumps. I get to this point where I wonder what my place on earth is for, what I’m meant to do and how I can make a positive change for future generations. That’s always what I’ve thought was the point in life (my family thinks otherwise). I’ve felt like one of those people trapped in a really great community but thirsting for those years that are spent with the love of my life, a backpack each and a dslr camera to capture it all with not much money. I want to live in hostels and work in Greece for a year as a waitress. I want to meet up with his friend in St. Thomas and work on a tour boat, a waitress on the beach or just whatever calls my fancy. I don’t want a typical life, I hate the normal. And then I realize I don’t have a passport or a few thousand dollars laying around. 

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J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

I know this is just a little bump in the road. I know that it’s meant to be on some greater plan and I know that I will overcome this. I also know I want to do the best I can in my next firm, so I can afford to be able to achieve those dreams I have of wandering the world and taking pictures. That’s one of the only quotes I’ve heard throughout my life that has made any impact on how I view the world around me. Every single time I read or recite this, I learn something new. It hits me differently and whatever message I’m supposed to see, I see.

I hope that if any of you are feeling down for any reason, you know it’s going to turn around.

As my Mother has always said, “This too shall pass” 

xox

Still alive

Hi babes!

Yet again, it’s been some time since I’ve last posted. Blame this one on Dexter, my newfound obsession. If you haven’t watched it, I highly recommend checking it out on Netflix. Who doesn’t love a somewhat sexy, nerdy serial killer? I do.

My parents are on a trans-Atlantic cruise from London to New York City (lucky lads) so I’ve been put on house and dog duty. Between my boyfriend and his dog being here, we’ve got a very furry bunch of four kiddos accompanied with one very scared house momma (me). Something about being in this big house all alone has scared the poo out of me. Thank goodness for my manly boyfriend for holding down the fort with (for) me.

I’ve got a meeting set up tomorrow (omg, yes, I have meetings now) and the only thing I could think about, besides the questions I have pre-written, is what in the world I’m going to wear. Met a wonderful young woman at my seminar last week and we’re meeting to talk about how we can both help each other in the future. She’s known as the Mortgage Nerd so it’ll be a great experience for me, seeing how she’s made herself so successful at such a young age.

While I pamper myself tonight, I wish you all the best in everything you’ve got coming up. If you’re like me and just starting a new grown up world, remember that you can do absolutely anything you set your mind to. If you get that little negative voice, take a moment for a big breath and exhale while saying an affirmation about something positive in your day. Trust me, it helps.

xo