For me, blogging is like any other task. Once you start to get behind, the work piles up fast, and it becomes so overwhelming you’d rather not do it at all.
There’s so much I could talk about, but I’m going to break down the past month into bite-sized pieces so I can get through with it and move on with my life.
Moved: At the end of January Jason and I moved into a one bedroom apartment in the Upper Kirby area of Houston. Jason was offered a great new job in his hometown, and we were happy to get back to the city. We’re in a great location, within a mile from each of our workplaces, and within walking distance of NINE Mexican restaurants!
Houston: It’s so great being close to friends and family. We’re really happy. We’ve gotten back into teaching swing dancing, and we’ve enjoyed going to the Farmers Market each weekend.
New Job: I sent an email to a nearby Bed and Breakfast owner about how I was looking for a job, and she immediately called saying she just lost her breakfast chef. (Some might say coincidence, but I know better.) The following Monday I began work at 6:30 am, and I really like it! I enjoy cooking and entertaining, and I’ve learned a lot already. My boss is awesome, the guests are friendly, and we have a group of regulars I see each week. I’ll soon be an expert muffin and omelet maker.
Certified: I recently got certified in CPR and now I’m studying to be a group fitness instructor. I enjoy aerobic classes and want to spread the love!
Marathon: For Valentine’s Day we went to Austin to run the marathon. Back in November, when we registered for the event, it sounded like a good idea. I had just finished my first half-marathon and thought I’d train up in time for the 26.2 miles in February. With moving and cold weather and plain laziness, I didn’t end up training well. Neither did Jason, so we decided to change to the half-marathon … but it was too late to officially change. Our bibs would say we were marathon runners, but we planned on just running the half. Well, that is what I thought I would do. Until mile six. At mile six on race day I felt pretty good. By mile ten, when the marathon runners split from half-marathon runners, I still felt fine and figured that if there’s any time in my life I would be able to run a marathon without training and without feeling too much pain afterwards, it would be now. Plus, I didn’t want to run another event ever again and I felt like I should do at least one marathon in my life. So I kept going. It was tough, but I forced myself to run the entire way (except during water breaks where I walked). I finished in 4 hours and 25 minutes. I’m glad that’s over and done!
Car Wreck: On Friday a huge semi truck decided to pull into my lane without noticing me, and after he hit the left rear end of my car I was sent flying uncontrollably across the road and into the grass median. It’s because of God’s mercy I didn’t hit anyone in the process. My car is messed up but drivable, and I didn’t get hurt. This was my first wreck ever. Frustratingly, the truck driver lied to the police so the report doesn’t place the blame on either of us and I’ll have to pay for my own damages. I’m counting my blessings, though, because I should have come out of the wreck much worse.
That’s all for now. More married life stuff coming soon!’
I love the city! Bunmi came with me to a freelance gig at a fashion event where I noted what attendees were wearing and took pictures. We scored goodie bags on the way out. Fun times!