Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Student

Hooray for starting school!  I am stoked.  I am just getting my transfer degree, but I think these next two years are going to fly by.  Once the husband and I both have our Associates, we are relocating to Corvallis OR to attend OSU.  It is there I am to become a Marine Biologist :)  It's a couple years away, but there is so much to do! I just hope we can get everything in order in time.  We are super excited about what the next couple of years bring and starting a new chapter in our lives.
P.S. Missouri is gorgeous today, in fact all of my windows and doors are open.  Super low humidity and in the low 80's??  Ontop of that, its supposed to be like this a couple more days.  Aw yeah.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Fresh Start

I am on an adventure of self discovery
I am finally figuring out who exactly I am and what I want to achieve to be.  
One thing that I am slowly doing is reorganizing/redecorating my home.  I'm moving room to room and its proving to be a much larger and slower task than I had imagined.  So far I have the bathroom, laundry area, entertainment area and one half of the kitchen complete.  The difficult part has been making it "my own" without having a budget, meaning... I am spending nothing on decor.  Everything I am using is something that I have come across for free, or (to be honest) found outside.  We'll see how it turns out in the end.  I have been surprised a little at how I have risen to the challenge, for example I couldn't afford a comforter set for my bedroom, so I took a sheet and I painted it and sewed it onto the front of our old comforter.  It may look completely odd, but I am proud of it non-the less.  I hope to be done by the end of the week with my "new" home, and will post some "I'm proud of the hard work and love I have put into this place" pictures. :)
In other news, my home isn't the only thing getting a face lift.  I guess I'll just skip the small talk and go straight to saying that I haven't really been taking care of myself for like, I don't know... since I had Autumn?  I've neglected my skin, weight, clothes, hair... It's really very sad.  I have ceased being Sara, and have become a blah-person. So, I am taking charge of things again.  Slowly, I will get rid of all my clothes and build a wardrobe that is meant for a Sara.  And I am going to save up some money to get some skin care products and new makeup ( I have had the same makeup for about 18 months now... ugh)  I am going to start making myself get up earlier than my kids for once so I can have time to exercise and take care of myself in the morning! 
AND! Just to add some more excitement, I am registering at MSU tomorrow! I will be a student again, learning and growing! My mind has been begging to absorb some much needed education.  I think I have exhausted all the documentaries I could get my hands on.  I will be a wildlife biology major at MSU until I transfer in 2 years to a different school... Needless to say, this is long overdue.  I feel so happy just thinking about it.  Welcome back to me :)

I would like to end this little post with a picture of one of my favorite places, I'm so happy to think that I am going to be calling it home again in a couple years.