6.12.2013

Lots o' things!

I've got some random stuff comin' atcha today. Lots of thoughts swirling around in this head of mine, so why not share?!


This Sunday, Nate and I are getting a new dryer! His mom got us one as an early birthday gift to the both of us. Ours bit the dust and we've been either doing laundry at my dad's or washing at our place and transporting to the apartment dryers. It's a pain in the you know what. I'm more excited than I'm willing to admit. Which is how I know I'm officially getting old. I receive appliances as gifts and get happy about it. I can't wait to do all of the laundry in the apartment!!!

I've been feeling a bit "blah" about work lately. Don't get me wrong - I feel blessed to be employed and to be doing what I enjoy. BUT, I can't help but feel burnt out. I think it boils down to the fact that I'm not doing what I want in life right now. I want to go back to school and get my degree. It feels almost impossible while I'm working full-time. It's hard. I need to sit down and make a plan, but the thought of it intimidates the hell out of me.

I've been really into meal planning lately. I've browsed Pinterest more in the last couple of weeks than I have in the last year. Plus, I've been making lots of yummy meals. Some I've even blogged for you guys. I promise to continue that! I want to even add a recipe tab here on the blog. What do you guys think of that?
***Come back tomorrow for a fun giveaway regarding FOOD! ;)


I've been stressed to the point of tears in regards to finances lately. Which is a whole different post in itself that I'm not certain I want to write just yet. So, just know that I don't always make the smartest decisions when it comes to money, I don't know how to save and I've got some debt I want to pay down before the end of the year. I just need to remember to breaaaathe.

My anxiety has been out of whack lately. I'm sure the above statement is a contributing factor. I feel like my meds aren't working anymore. I feel like my body has become immune to any medication that will help. I know, that's incredibly dramatic, but it's how I feel sometimes. It's the thought that pops into my head when my anxiety is so high that I feel like I'm spiraling out of control.

My birthday is next month, and I'm already highly anticipating it. No, I don't have any fun plans yet, but I still get excited to see my birthday come and go. Nate says that excitement will go away once I turn 30. ;) He's no fun!

I don't feel much motivation to blog lately. I have ideas for posts, and I have drafts started. But actually sitting down and putting the work into making it a legit post? The energy just isn't there. It makes me sad because blogging is what I love to do.

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17 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'm with you on the saving thing...its SO SO SO hard! My basement flooded and left me high and dry in the finances department and I decided it was time to get my sh*t together. Feel free to take some of this advice or ignore all together, and I'm by no means doing great, but I'm doing better!

I picked a couple of Dave Ramsey baby steps. First, I started using the cash system, which I thought would be the most ridiculous hardest thing ever, but I actually like it for the most part. Here is where I blogged about that. http://almostgypsysoul.blogspot.com/2013/01/filing-cabinet-in-my-wallet.html

Then I saved 1,000 emergency fund, then I started the debt snowball and let me tell you its freakishly satisfying to pay off a debt (even my smallest one was only like 400 bucks) but then they got bigger and I was semi addicted to paying off debt (until I got to my really big ones, student loans, then I kinda lost steam)

Good luck! and just remember if there is a bad month, there is always next month to do better....I mean we dont' want to set the bar too high the first month right?

Natalie Hinkley said...

Sorry to hear your anxiety is getting tough to deal with :( Try to focus on positives like new dryers and breakfast for dinner! :) Life kind of goes in cycles, the low feeling points are followed by highs, no worries!

Micah said...

I know exactly what you mean about finances and anxiety. I struggle really hard not to completely freak out every day during this unemployment period. I have to find something soon because unemployment pay is not going to hold me over.

I turn 33 this summer, and I'm still excited about my birthday, so Nate doesn't know what he's talking about :)

Rachel said...

Sorry about your anxiety! It's seriously the worst freaking thing ever. I always feel like mine is better, and then boom. It's back.

Have you tried meditation? I always thought it sounded stupid until I tried. :)

Brianne Bracco said...

I've been in the same intimidation mode about going back to school and with getting promoted, it really got put on the back burner. I think it's like jumping in a cold pool..the sooner you take the plunge, the easier it gets to adjust..guess I should really follow my own advice haha. Sorry for all the anxiety and blahness you are feeling lately girly :/ Hope it gets a little more easier for ya soon. That stuff is no fun.

Lauren said...

I wish I could meal plan but my work schedule is different every week with events so makes it hard. Hang in there girl! <3

Erin said...

Money is a huge source of stress for just about everyone it seems. But it doesn't have to be! You can do it girl; whatever the situation, there are ways to make it better :) Thinking of ya!

And I hear you on the feeling old thing though-- I would totally be happy if someone bought us a new stove ;) lol!!

meghan said...

Where did you print that weekly menu from? I'm not sure what's going to make me commit to making a meal plan. I always thing of things to make and get all excited about it, but I hate making a list and the actual act of going to the grocery store...

I'm sorry your anxiety is crazy right now. I hate when I get that way. It definitely comes in waves for me as well, and I can't ever pin why I'm more anxious at times. I hope you feel better soon.

Congrats on the new dryer! I still think about you every time I'm folding towels. I still think you should come and fold my clothes and I'll fold your towels. :D

Meghan said...

Take a deep breath, sweet friend. Everything will be ok:) Saving money is SO hard. If it was easy, everyone would be a millionaire. I hope you get a day to relax soon!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You're in need of a relaxing weekend! We're almost there, Hopefully you'll get some downtime to recuperate :)

Kristine said...

My meds are still working for anxiety but stopped working for my depression... Ain't that always the way?! Talk to your doctor and take a deep breath because you've got so much to be happy about! :)

Becky Dougherty said...

I love blogging, but sometimes you do need a break! It can become a stressor itself. I took about a month off just because life was really busy. I'm coming back next week, and I'm so excited! It's ok to take a break....even from something you love!

So as you said, just remember to breathe!

Nicole said...

It's ok to feel blah! We all go through phases. Just focus on one piece of debt at a time, and try not to feel too overwhelmed. It can get the better of us sometimes though-especially those of us with anxiety! Keep your head up girlfriend, it's just a phase :)

Nicole said...

It's ok to feel blah! We all go through phases. Just focus on one piece of debt at a time, and try not to feel too overwhelmed. It can get the better of us sometimes though-especially those of us with anxiety! Keep your head up girlfriend, it's just a phase :)

Katie said...

Nothing stresses me out like money! I have a separate savings account that I immediately transfer money into when my checks get deposited. Then, it's out of the way and "unavailable." (Although I may have dipped into it recently... oops!) It's really hard to save when there's so much stuff I want to buy! But it just requires practice I guess. Good luck to you!

Holly said...

Oh Amber, I can absolutely relate to your stresses right now. I'm feeling incredibly burnt out and sad with work--I need a new job, but I can't afford to just quit and find one, so I'm trying to job hunt and IT SUCKS!!! I don't really know what I want to do with my life and it's frustrating. BUT....things will get better :) I hope you're feeling a bit better after this weekend!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I feel the work woes! Congrats on the new dryer though!

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