June 7, 2016

Time to Play a Lil Catch Up

Today marks a week in Tennessee and time has honestly flown by so quickly. It does not seem like it was seven days ago I packed up my car and made the eight hour drive to a new state. Tears lasted about two hours on the drive, but soon the excitement began to chase away the sadness. 

All a sudden I was pulling up to my temporary home and unpacking my overpacked lil car. Wednesday was a mess of a day with organizing our lil room, getting the lay of the important roads and a quick lunch with T-Bone. 

Our next big project was finding a Gold's so I could plug into the BODYPUMP circuit quickly. I had already connected with a manager at a gym down here and went to audition on Friday morning. That led to another class on Saturday morning and I NOW have a morning class on Wednesdays until I find a 9-5. I'll also be subbing as much as possible at different gyms in the area. We were also able to get our memberships transferred over which took a lot of stress off my shoulders. 

The past seven days we've done our best to try and create a new routine while we continue to look for jobs. Mornings have been all about prepping resumes, editing cover letters and applying to jobs online and then we try to do something outside in the afternoon. Our first bike ride through downtown was awesome and we excited to plug into the biking community here. 

Since my aunt and uncle live on a lake there are often people stopping by on the weekends. We helped them prep both the big boat and the ski boat for the opening weekend and then enjoyed a few hours out on the lake once the rain subsided. I have big plans for the hills and lake for my new workout routine. 

While driving along one of the main drags in the area we happened upon a Dick's sporting goods store and participated in a bit of retail fun. I finally found a USA soccer shirt after looking forever and some awesome Calia leggings on sale {similar here}. Of course I had to buy a UT shirt since I'm now in Volunteer country.

My running shoes were walked to death in Europe so I've been on the lookout for a new pair. While we were at the sports store I perused the shoe department and the new Nike's caught my eye. I settled on these awesome Zoom Pegasus pair because they are SO LIGHT, have great support and I'm honestly stoked to just have a pair of black running shoes for once. 

Food here is a bit more decadent than we normally eat so Le Husband and I are trying to get back on the healthy track. I have a whole post about this later in the week, because my fitness is at an all time low right now and it's no bueno. Lots of these salads are in my future for sure. 

I touched on this a lil in Friday's post, but I am ever so grateful for family and the fact Le Husband and I don't have to do this on our own. Not having to stress about immediately finding a place has been such a blessing and it's so nice spending extra time with family we usually only see once a year. My heart did a lil pitter patter watching Le Husband and my cousin playing a Xbox game. 

Yesterday my aunt took to get a much needed manicure and I've been smiling at my toes ever since. It was such a small lil thing, but it made me feel more at home because it reminded me of pedicures with my sissys. So happy to finally have cute feet again. 

So there you have it, a quick lil update on our move. If you can send a lil prayer for jobs our way if you will. I understand it's only been a week but it's the longest either of us has ever been out of work so it's a lil unnerving. I know we will find great jobs in due time, but extra good vibes would be helpful!

Hope you have a great day!

20 comments:

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Yay for getting settled in and for already nailing down a Bodypump class! SO exciting girl! Although I must say... NO to the Tennessee shirt ;) <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

BLovedBoston said...

It's really great that you guys are getting into a groove and soon the 9-5 will be here so I'm glad you guys have even more time to explore now! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Nikki said...

Sounds like y'all are settling in nicely which is great! I am so excited that you managed to find a new class to get yourself plugged into! Rock on little sista! Keeping you guys in prayer!

Brianne said...

I'm glad that you're getting settled in & starting to find a routine. Congrats on the BODYPUMP class! I really love your new running shoes. I want my next ones to be a solid black or gray. Getting out of your own routine & being in limbo is always rough on the healthy train. Praying that you both find jobs soon. I know you'll both find them in no time! Until then enjoy your town time exploring the area!

LMW said...

Prayers for something to come for both of you, but take your time and don't rush it.

Emily said...

Having family there I'm sure helps you get settled in a lot easier. I wish you luck finding a new job. Your aunt and uncle's lake house looks amazing for the summer days ahead!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Sounds like things are going well! How fun that your family lives on a lake, lots of great memories to make out there :) Sending you good vibes for the job search!

Jen said...

I can't believe you have already been there a week! Time is flying by.

Carly Blogs Here said...

I have so much excitement for you guys and am so glad it sounds like you're starting things off with a good balance of enjoying your new surroundings / job searching! And yayy on finding classes to teach so quickly! The lake view at your aunt and uncles house is so amazing!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Looks like you guys are settling in nicely, and how awesome that your family lives on a lake. I'm sure there will be lots of summer fun there! Wishing you both nothing but the best in the coming months <3
Green Fashionista

LHWinstead said...

Glad you're settling into your new state/ home!! I hope jobs work out soon! It's kind of nice to have some extra time to explore & adjust!!

Rebecca Jo said...

I'm not much of a Nike fan but am loving your new shoes!
So glad you have your Body Pump classes to fall back on until you do find that 9-5. What a great way to make money for now... & who knows if something instructor style could be your full time job - that'd be the best!!!

Amanda | Kids and Cabernet said...

Glad things are working out well for you. Family truly is the best :) also hoping you find jobs soon! Xx

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Yay for being there a week and enjoying all your time there for far. How cute is that pedicure color! Here's to hoping you find a job down there that you love :)!

Kait said...

I love that the first thing you did was plug into a gym -- fitness is SO important to me, too! And I love your pedicure color choice!

Julie @ Just the Joy's said...

I'm so glad that your beginning to create your new routine (or at least trying!) and it sounds like things are going well! It's a great start at least! I'll continue to send well wishes your way as your looking for jobs and continuing to settle in!

Foxy's Domestic Side said...

I'm sure you'll find something soon! Great that you have family to help you out in the meantime. Good luck!

Michelle said...

Don't know what we would have done without the help of our family many times over the years when we were starting out. Good luck in the job searching. Something will come around.

Missy said...

Adjusting well! Even wearing UT gear! You now cannot claim another SEC school, it's an unwritten rule ;) That salad looks amazing! So glad you are adjusting so well and have great family there!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

fingers and toes crossed that you find a job soon! i'm sure you will though :) we've been eating not so great here as well, it's hard when i know i'm going on vacation and i'm going to eat like a pig anyway (i really should be using the vacation to eat less/well, but clearly i'm not very smart). love the new shoes!