The Perfect Life
nature walk

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It was foggy out so pictures weren’t that great. We made a day trip out to Snoqualmie Falls with Alexa’s aunt and uncle from Alabama.

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We also went down the river a bit and saw quite  a few people fly fishing. It was nice to be outside breathing all that fresh air. I love being back on this side of the state. So much greener!

Today has been a troubled one. I started my day out confident on the job seeking front, but of course that soon dwindled. Before I even submitted one application I found myself on HERE. I spent a fair amount of time finding new blogs and discovering which old blogs have vanished during my absence. Then, I moved on to NETFLIX. Watched a that doc “Girl Model”. Talk about depressing. #Badlifechoice
Eventually I submitted two applications, but I have yet to muster any more out for the day. I am on about my 4th diet coke here at Panera, and I am currently crippled by the cold that accompanies such beverage. Therefore, I can’t fill out another application in such condition! BUT I can blog can’t I!?
Now, can I just say something about the cost of my dinner tonight! Holy SMOKES, fifteen dollars for a date with myself! It was never my plan to come to Panera Bread, but I ended up at the mall… and hey, they have wi-fi, and hey, I don’t have funds for shopping! SO why did I agree to pay 15 dolla for a meal I could have made at home? The price tag just flew over my head I guess, and I was too stunned to change my mind at the register.
I should have forgotten the cup of french onion soup, which by the way, WASN’T EVEN GOOD.
The chicken hummus power bowl was alright, but simple, and pretty similar to what I would have ate at home tonight already. It was basically a lot of ******* spinach. + hummus.
Okay. Thanks. Selfie courtesy of Panera Breads.
JAN: I cut alllll my hair off yesterday!
 Another Sidenote: maybe I am just in denial about the $$$ of Panera, We had no such establishments in good ‘ol Spokane, Wa. Please excuse my ignorance if this was no reason for upset.

Today has been a troubled one. I started my day out confident on the job seeking front, but of course that soon dwindled. Before I even submitted one application I found myself on HERE. I spent a fair amount of time finding new blogs and discovering which old blogs have vanished during my absence. Then, I moved on to NETFLIX. Watched a that doc “Girl Model”. Talk about depressing. #Badlifechoice

Eventually I submitted two applications, but I have yet to muster any more out for the day. I am on about my 4th diet coke here at Panera, and I am currently crippled by the cold that accompanies such beverage. Therefore, I can’t fill out another application in such condition! BUT I can blog can’t I!?

Now, can I just say something about the cost of my dinner tonight! Holy SMOKES, fifteen dollars for a date with myself! It was never my plan to come to Panera Bread, but I ended up at the mall… and hey, they have wi-fi, and hey, I don’t have funds for shopping! SO why did I agree to pay 15 dolla for a meal I could have made at home? The price tag just flew over my head I guess, and I was too stunned to change my mind at the register.

I should have forgotten the cup of french onion soup, which by the way, WASN’T EVEN GOOD.

The chicken hummus power bowl was alright, but simple, and pretty similar to what I would have ate at home tonight already. It was basically a lot of ******* spinach. + hummus.

Okay. Thanks. Selfie courtesy of Panera Breads.

JAN: I cut alllll my hair off yesterday!

 Another Sidenote: maybe I am just in denial about the $$$ of Panera, We had no such establishments in good ‘ol Spokane, Wa. Please excuse my ignorance if this was no reason for upset.

Last nights’ dinner: Spicy Tofu and Cucumber Apple Salad

Salad:
Fresh Spinach
Cucumber slices (sliced with the vegetable peeler… This makes them thin and slimy and fantastic)
1 red delicious apple, chopped
Fresh squeezed lemon juice

Tofu:

Quickly coated in…..
Chili Powder, Tapatio, soy sauce, cayenne pepper, olive oil, red pepper flakes.

Cooked in skillet with one chopped yellow onion, and a few mushrooms. Served over Quinoa.

The Perfect Life

This was one week ago. A fun filled day at Whidbey Island. The trip included a thrift store,  1 walk on the beach, margaritas, coffee, a ferry boat, an ice cream bar, and lots of bread dipped in oil and balsam.

Dopey me with my eyes closed… but I think my eyebrows look pretty fantastic, right? That’s my new girlfriend on the right, we are old friends, her name is Alexa. I love her a lot. 

Many things have changed since my last post. That was more than 13 months ago.

Since then,

I graduated college. I moved, twice. I started wearing fake eyelashes. I died my hair. I ended an almost six year relationship. I became a licensed RN. I drank a lot of beer. I stopped exercising. I fell in love with someone new. I stopped wearing fake eyelashes. I became obsessed with kale salad. My pant size nearly doubled. I started making music again. I started making an effort to be closer with family. I stopped believing in god.

I am not sure if this post means a return for me, but I REALLY HOPE IT DOES. No self shame, just a place to share my steps towards a healthier self.

In regards to the TITLE, It’s a Moby song. 

I can’t be perfect, but I am grateful for every change that has come in my life recently… so much so that I might call it Perfect.

It’s been a long day. 

Merry Christmas.

It’s been a long day.

Merry Christmas.


Finished my last final yesterday at 10am. This photo pretty much summarizes the rest of the day. I am not usually one to party but I had fun and J even came and joined us later! I am so thankful for my  fellow nursing students! We made it! One more year :)

Finished my last final yesterday at 10am. This photo pretty much summarizes the rest of the day. I am not usually one to party but I had fun and J even came and joined us later! I am so thankful for my fellow nursing students! We made it! One more year :)

Wa wa wish I were a ballerina. 

I am totally not kidding. 

Do you know how many dance doc’s are on Netflix????

Wa wa wish I were a ballerina.

I am totally not kidding.

Do you know how many dance doc’s are on Netflix????


Omg it’s finals week. And I sure look like it. Just got home from a Hawt work out.  

Now I have less than 1.5 hrs to make it to my next exam and get a shower and make lunch and do some last minute studying. 

Anyone else sometimes put their work outs before school?

Omg it’s finals week. And I sure look like it. Just got home from a Hawt work out.

Now I have less than 1.5 hrs to make it to my next exam and get a shower and make lunch and do some last minute studying.

Anyone else sometimes put their work outs before school?

Guess where I am this thanksgiving. Work as usual.  Home by 7:30pm !

Guess where I am this thanksgiving. Work as usual. Home by 7:30pm !

It’s called Thanksgiving break y’all.  3 papers to write and a clinical journal. Two video lectures to watch and a full work week. But today is my day off and I feel sooo good! I need this vacation, and as much as I love my family it is nice to not have to scuffle back and forth across the state.  

Here is what I will be doing:

Gonna spend some extra time with my baby. Go see twilight. Bake crust less pumpkin pie. Look at engagement rings we can’t afford. Donate plasma. And work it out.

It’s called Thanksgiving break y’all. 3 papers to write and a clinical journal. Two video lectures to watch and a full work week. But today is my day off and I feel sooo good! I need this vacation, and as much as I love my family it is nice to not have to scuffle back and forth across the state.

Here is what I will be doing:

Gonna spend some extra time with my baby. Go see twilight. Bake crust less pumpkin pie. Look at engagement rings we can’t afford. Donate plasma. And work it out.

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