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Green with Envy?

18 Oct

I love my life…everything about it. I’m blessed to have such a wonderful family who would do anything for me. I have a warm, safe, comfortable home to live in (free of charge I might add…perks of living at home with the ‘rents while I’m in law school!). I have a vehicle to drive, a part time job as a fitness instructor (a life goal of mine, actually), and I am grateful to be in law school. I have nice things (okay, I’ll admit…I’m a shopaholic), and I get to do lots of fun things with family and friends most of the time…when I’m not doing law school work. Ha ha.

So why do I always look for something more? Why do I always see what someone else has and think, hmm, I really wish that were me? I think that envious feeling is an innate human quality (or maybe that isn’t the right word…?) but I think we all experience it. I find myself sometimes wishing I was driving that new BMW or buying an entire wardrobe of Michael Kors and  Marc Jacobs clothing (they’re my DREAM TEAM). I dislike that feeling so much, because sometimes it makes me feel like I’ll never get there, to that level. Of wealth. Of success. Of happiness. But wait…did I basically just say that money and labels equal happiness??? Unfortunately, I’ve found myself thinking that from time to time. Its pretty sad that I catch myself thinking that status equals happiness. I’ve been working on changing that view…by reminding myself of all the things that really make me happy. A weekend road trip with my family, walking on the beach at night, running outside on a cool day, relaxing on the couch with my boyfriend after a long day, going out with friends, photography, unwinding with yoga…the list goes on. Yes, some of those things do cost money, but the benefits of being a part of all of those things far outweighs the costs that are incurred to do them. I’m getting older, but I still have a lot to learn. I’d like to think that I look at life from a fairly mature standpoint nowadays…I know that when I was 17, 18, even 19, I had a difficult time seeing that there are greater things in life than mere status symbols like money and labels.

That was pretty deep, I know…haha. I have just been doing my best to always look at the joy in the small things in life, because they tend to mean the most. I’m still learning to appreciate a lot of those things, but one thing I do know is that the loving and caring nature of my family and friends is what makes my world spin around, and money can’t buy that :)

-xoxo

“…Too Busy Being Fabulous”

2 Sep

So I’m sitting here in Starbucks…which has become my second home these days. My first home being law school…haha. And thirdly(?) would be my actual home. Yep, the school year has kicked into full gear, and I’m surprisingly calm about it all. I feel like I have gotten into a pretty good routine already, even after just (almost) two weeks of classes. I had a few thoughts cross my mind last week that maybe, just maybe I was getting in too deep…but then I realized all of that was just nerves, and I made myself look at this as a positive thing and realized that this is what I’ve always wanted to do! And you know what, I find myself enjoying sitting in class and LEARNING…yeah, who woulda thought?! haha…I have pretty much always found classes to be boring since high school and through college, but now, I enjoy the opportunity to learn. I think its because this is what I have dreamed of doing for a very long time, and can I just say, it feels really good to be accomplishing big goals that I’ve set for myself!

I told myself that I was not going to back off any of my workout time, and so far, I’ve kept my word. No one messes with “workin’ on my fitness”…haha ;) I am still teaching Spin a few times a week…makin’ that money…or very little money…haha. I’ve had to switch up my workout schedule quite a bit, and I find myself reading cases while running on the treadmill often, but hey, it goes by a lot quicker! I can’t wait for it to get cooler outside though, because running out on the backroads in the Fall is my favorite! Unfortunately for me, I haven’t been running enough long runs in prep for the NYC Marathon…so yeah, I don’t know where I stand with that right now. I want to run it, but I also want to train properly. If I can squeeze in a long run before this weekend is over, I think I could still pull it off. I guess I’ll see how that goes…ha. Seems as though the weekends are busy lately! I think I’m pretty much booked through the Fall…but if you know me, you know I thrive off of being busy! ;)

-xoxo

Where has the time gone?!

17 Jul

Well here I am again neglecting my blog…ha ha! July has turned out to be pretty busy, so I haven’t had time to sit down and write out my thoughts and catch up with where my life has taken me lately!

First of all, I just found out I was accepted to a law school nearby my home, so I will be commuting from home now instead of moving 5 hours away to go to law school in Charlotte! I’m a little excited, to be honest…I wasn’t sure about moving to a big city where I knew no one…and not to mention I love being home. After being 5 hours away from home at college the past few years, its nice to be back in my hometown :)

I also finally started teaching group fitness classes at the gym, and since I’m living at home now(!) I get to continue to work throughout the school year…I’ve never worked and juggled school at the same time, but hey, I know I’m going to work out anyways every day, so may as well get paid to do it! haha ;) I’m going to stay busy with this one though…I have lots of trainings to take to be an “official” Y employee and then I’ll have trainings that I have to keep up-to-date every year as well. I’m really excited though…this is what I’ve always wanted to do. Some people have dreamed of becoming an actress…or a doctor…or a musician…but I’ve dreamed of becoming a fitness instructor! haha…kidding…maybe…

I’ve been spending lots of time with family & friends…I love summer and everything it entails. Parties, fun, swimming, riding on the backroads listening to good music, random road trips and lots of fun. Ah. We haven’t even gotten to the good stuff yet…concerts, friends visiting, and vacation are coming up real soon…so excited! Here’s to hoping summer slows down just a bit so we can enjoy it as much as possible! ;)

-xoxo

Things To Do When There’s Nothing To Do…

10 Jul

I figured I’d do a little questionnaire since I don’t have a lot to say! Sometimes I do wish my blog was anonymous so I could talk about whatever it is that I want to, but for now I’ll keep my mouth shut! haha :)

A- My AIR CONDITIONER is set on: 70 degrees…what can I say, its been extremely HOT here and I like staying cool :)

B- My BEDROOM theme is:
Pale green walls with a Tommy Hilfiger floral print comforter/window treatments…its preppy-ish and classic looking…
C- The CAR in the driveway is: Chevrolet Blazer…my next vehicle is going to be a big truck…haha

D- My DESK looks: Organized

E- The EXACT time I wake up daily is: 9am…I am lucky I don’t have to work early this summer, so I get to sleep in a little!

F- The FIRST thing I wash in the shower is: My hair

G- My GARAGE is filled with: Lots of things…everything but VEHICLES. Who actually puts their cars in a garage nowadays though?! haha kidding :)

H- My HOUSE is: my favorite place…we custom built it, so its really a special place since we put so much into it!

I- If you peeked INSIDE my bedroom you’d see: Lots of pictures of friends and family

J- My favorite JUICE is: I don’t really like juice actually…except for orange juice in my mimosas. haha.

K- The best part of my KITCHEN is: The island countertop…plenty of room to get some baking done!
L- The LAST person who visited my home was: The boy

M- The last piece of MAIL for me was: Tim McGraw concert tickets!

N- My NEIGHBORS think I’m: crazy…for going out and running in all types of weather every day, no matter what the conditions…haha.
O- If you OPENED my fridge you’d see: Fruit, veggies, Diet Coke, leftovers…ha

P- My last house PARTY was: June 5th

Q- A QUICK meal I like to fix is: A salad…always quick!

R- My favorite ROOM of the house is: The kitchen or screened porch…especially in the summertime :)

S- The SHAMPOO brand I use is: Sunsilk

T- My largest TELEVISION is: 42”…its in the room over the garage aka “theater room”. My treadmill is up there too so it makes for awesome TV watching while I’m working out haha

U- UNDER my bed you will find: Not a thing…I like for my room to be neat

V- The last time I VACUUMED was: Last weekend

W- Looking out my WINDOW I see: The front yard and big field across the road…love living in the country :)
X- I wish I had X-TRA: I’d say money…could definitely use that right about now with law school starting soon!!!

Y- My YARD is: Nice and relaxing….plenty of shade. Laying in the hammock on a warm evening is glorious ;)

Z- ZZZZZZZ My bedtime is: Well ideally 11, but its usually after 12!

Sunny Saturday :)

1 May

I’ve been having some terrible allergies the past few days…it seems like everyone is. I thought the worst of the pollen was gone already…guess not! Even so, I can’t seem to stay indoors…the weather is so nice. I guess I’ll just have to deal with my allergies!

This is my last weekend before Finals…so I’ve tried to enjoy it a little bit at least :) I layed outside earlier for a little while and got some sun while I relaxed studied Nutrition. I’ve been so productive this week…its weird how school is just about over and I’m just NOW attempting to be productive…the irony. ha ha. I guess I’m just more motivated, now that the end is in sight ;) I even gave my townhouse a Spring Cleaning…it was much-needed, thats for sure! I was also getting it cleaned up because my b0yfriend will be here in 3 days…so excited. Even though Tuesday is going to be super-difficult to get through (2 exams, 1 discussion leader assignment, studying for another exam), I’ll just be glad to get the day over with and wait for the boy to get here! And after an exam on Wednesday, undergrad classes officially end for me…forever! :)

I think I’m going back outside to brave my allergies and go for a run…not sure how great that is, but I feel like I need a good run! I was contemplating Hot Yoga tomorrow, but I’m not sure sinuses and downward dogs will go to well together…has anyone ever done hot yoga with a cold/allergies?

-xoxo

Question Time

30 Apr
I saw this survey on Jess’s blog…and I didn’t have many interesting things to say today, so I figured I’d fill it out :)
  • Where would you be able to spend hours and be happy? The beach, hands down. There’s no place I’d rather be :)
  • What’s your favorite kind of doughnut? Ummm…I don’t eat them. So I don’t have a favorite!
  • Do you have any tattoos or piercings? My ears are pierced…thats all.
  • What is your favorite movie? This is tough! I love equally: Sweet Home Alabama (which I’m totally watching right now…haha), A Walk to Remember, and The Notebook…
  • Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? My lova
  • Are you still friends with the people you knew in middle school or high school? Yep, in fact I’m much closer to them than anyone I’ve met in college.
  • What is the last thing you ate? A Wheat Thin.
  • What did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to be an attorney, and I’m still headed down that path…funny how you know what you want to do with your life at a young age ;)
  • Name three things that are close to you: Cell phone, water bottle, TV remote
  • What was your best subject in school? Well, I’m a Political Science major, but my best subjects have been nutrition/fitness-related…hmmm…
  • What is your favorite restaurant? A small family restaurant near my home that’s been there for years…and also pretty much any fresh seafood restaurant.
  • Any hidden talents? Flexibility…from years of gymnastics & cheerleading.
  • What is your middle name? Danielle
  • What is your favorite website? People.com…yeah I stooped that low. hahaha.
  • How old were you when you had your first kiss? I was a youngin’…. 9 or 10. haha.
  • Chocolate or vanilla? Usually chocolate.
  • What is your favorite girl’s name? Sophia is sophisticated…I know there’s more I can’t remember now.
  • Favorite store? Trader Joes, obviously…haha. And Ann Taylor LOFT, Forever 21, Nordstrom, Coach…
  • Would you rather be a rock star or a famous athlete? That’s tough…rock star because it’s badass…but famous athlete because I love fitness. And I guess that would be pretty badass too ;)
  • Favorite food? Peanut Butter, Salads of any kind, and tofu
  • What are you wearing right now? PINK by VS sweats, tank, and hoodie…I’m a walking advertisement for PINK.
  • What is your favorite animal? My chihuahua, Chloe.
  • Did you graduate from college? 14 DAYS!!!!
  • What does your last text message say? Hopefully you won’t miss it too much…ha ha
  • Do you have any nicknames? Britt
  • Wishful Wednesday

    24 Feb

    ‘I wish’ …. I could play a character’s role in a book and it would be Jane from L.A. Candy!

    I know, I know…why would I envy being in a story that is based on Lauren Conrad’s life? Well, let’s see…she has great fashion sense, she’s famous, she’s wealthy, she’s made it into “the industry”, and I think she’s a gorgeous, intelligent person…and did I mention she’s wealthy?! Haha…but really, it would be so neat to play the role of “Jane” because I think it would be so cool to be a famous Hollywood starlet. I dream about living the laid-back Cali lifestyle, enjoying the warm weather, and having a year-round tan. Oh yeah, and becoming a Hollywood success ;)

    If you want to participate in this Wishful Wednesday, click here!

    -xoxo