Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Growing Up is Part of the Game

I'm not quite sure what is happening to me.

Not only is my apartment clean (like, clean and picked up enough for company) at all times, I find myself vacuuming multiple times a week. Part of that is due to my cat shedding like CRAZY but also, I just am nuts about my carpet being clean. I feel the urge to immediately put things away once I use them. At one point in my life, I would throw clothes on the floor, leave items on the counter, have piles of paperwork sitting around. Now, I unpack my gym back immediately after getting home. I put groceries right away. I file my paid bills weekly. If I watch a DVD, I put it away right after I finish it, rather than leaving the DVD in the player and the case sitting on the floor. The only thing on the floor right now (other than my furniture, obviously) are my slippers.

Where is this neat-freak attitude coming from? God knows it wasn't there for the first 27 years of my life! What happened at age 28?!

I have also bought (and worn) a bunch of dresses this spring. Basically, whenever I go out with my friends now, I try to look nice and dresses are becoming more normal for me to wear. I even have a pair of heels! (There is a first for everything I guess).

Maybe I am growing up finally? I am proud of what I have accomplished, even though it may not be a lot compared to more successful people. But I have a job, an apartment, a car, good friends, I can support myself as well as my 2 pets (one which is expensive as s&%*), I can afford to do triathlons, at which I seem to do pretty well. It is time to be proud of the things that I have done rather than be hung up on the things that I want to do but haven't been successful at just yet.

I am just in an odd mood tonight. I have been streaming "Friday Night Lights" through Netflix. If you don't know, it's a TV show that ran a few years ago about a high school football team in Texas. I don't really care for football, but the show is good. And tonight, I cried during an episode. Not even cried.. SOBBED. For no reason other than it was a little sad.



  1. I totally FEEL you on the expensive pet. Our dog has skin allergies and every 3 months were in the vet dropping hundreds on treating him. Poor little guy. And poor little wallet. :) What kind is yours?

    Friday Night Lights is the shit! I was obsessed with that show last year. And dont worry…I cried many a time.

    Congrats on everything coming together! That's always an awesome feeling!

  2. I have a horse :)Her monthly upkeep is ridiculous. and I am only on like episode 8 of Friday Night Lights.. so now I'm scared!

  3. haha, I wish the same organizational/cleaning phenomena would happen to me! My kitchen table is currently so cluttered under a week's worth of mail, bike gear, and a CD-organizing project that I couldn't sit there to eat if I wanted to.


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