Saturday, August 9, 2008

FLAB TO FAB!?

Tattoo is scheduled for 8/14/08 at 5:30 PM. Maybe I'll be 155, maybe not. I want the friggin' ink. In a few short weeks, my life will be OVER and free time will be a thing of the past. The tattoo is mine. I've e a r n e d it. My WW food tracker has the word "tattoo" scribbled all over to remind me this week that I'm being extra good.

Effective Monday 8/25/08 my life will look like this:
  • 40 hrs a week of my current case management social work job, working with inner city pregnant and/or parenting and/or at risk youth ages 14-21 (oy vey!!)
  • 20 hrs a week of internship at Conifer Park rehab hospital, where I will be counseling adult men in the detoxification unit
  • 3 night classes of graduate school (7-10 p)
  • 1 per diem job as a family care worker in a residence house with pregnant teens (who have a range of mental illness and/or are juvenile delinquents
  • 1 comprehensive exam on 9/27/08 that will be testing me on the first 30 credits of my masters in mental health counseling
  • Commuting to all of my commitments (because that eats up time too!)
Not that I'm complaining. This next year will be challenging. I'm glad that my gym is open 24 hours a day, because I can work out whenever. I'm happy that I know how to cook healthy on a budget and in little time. I'm grateful for a boyfriend who isn't up my ass all of the time, who appears to be proud of me for all I'm taking on. And friends who support me (and think I'm crazy). One particular friend of mine, also doing the EXACT same thing as me. Literally. We work the same job, are office mates, grad school colleagues and are doing internship at the same place. So she and I can vent to each other, since NO ONE will understand us.

Now that I'm certain of employment, I can go buy some new clothes. I've given a LOT away and I have always been a sucker for new school outfits. I haven't bought new clothes in FOREVER.

On that note? its beautiful out and me & Bruno are going to the gym. Working tonight with the pregnant girls. Laundry tomorrow. Shopping tomorrow too. Oooh la la.

3 comments:

MizFit said...

This next year will be challenging. I'm glad that my gym is open 24 hours a day, because I can work out whenever. I'm happy that I know how to cook healthy on a budget and in little time. I'm grateful for a boyfriend who isn't up my ass all of the time, who appears to be proud of me for all I'm taking on.
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I know. a huge cut and past but all great things. the 24 hours so that you CAN FIND 30 minutes if you choose.
the healthy cooking on a budget (you can! yousocan!) and the supportive boyfriend (and yes I laughed at how you phrased it).

my hubby is starting a *big* tat this friday---gonna take a while to finish and im so jealous of both of you!

M.

Mark Salinas said...

I like your site! Great job with your journey!

tokaiangel said...

I'd love a tattoo, my boyfriend has two and I'm crazy jealous! Good luck, hope we get pics when its ready!

TA x