March 1, 2018

Catch Up Thursday

Y'all, it's been a whirlwind over here recently. Life has been insane, just a go go go without a moment to rest, or blog as it were. When I'm not training I'm teaching. When I'm not teaching I'm painting at home or ripping up flooring. When I'm not renovating I'm applying for jobs.

Then there have been interviews. And preparations for auditions. Plus practicing upon practicing. All the while having the house upside down with everything thrown to and fro to make way for finished renovations. Having a DIY husband is quite helpful, but when he gets a bee in his bonnet to renovate one must get out of the way.

So here we are still working on the kitchen and the master bathroom at the same time. EGAD. New cabinets and fresh coats of paint in the kitchen and we are so close to finishing things. Well, just waiting on delivery and measurements of the countertops (insert eye roll emoji). The bathroom has been a bit more of an issue than planned. But, when you decided to completely redo it solo it only makes sense right? New tiling has been put down and we are now finishing up painting so the toilet and vanity can be put in early next week.

I know it will be wonderful when it's all said and done, however right now, in the thick of it all, I'm so done and over it. I am so tired. Mentally. Physically. Emotionally. Training and teaching here and there, then coming home to spend time prepping for the next class or doing something around the house has taken a toll. Guess who isn't sleeping well again? Bah!

Thankfully the interviews were worth it, as I procured a new job since training isn't quite up to snuff at the moment. I was devastated not to have built more in two months but then had a sit down with a fellow trainer and realized I'm trying to build a new business, which usually takes a year to become profitable so I'm not failing. Yet.

Being this 'tight' for money is hurting though so when an opportunity presented itself I just had to see where it might lead. Hours are flexible, pay is steady and it won't be stuck in an office again which is good. I've tried to remain hopeful since December and maybe this is the reason for the abrupt change. I KNOW I love fitness and want to still look into full time training, but this way I can gradually build up, without feeling so strapped.

Auditions are this weekend and I am on pins and needles thinking about the whole thing. My diet has been in CHECK the last two weeks and heavy lifting has helped me pop some muscles a lil more. Hopefully feeling great will help me perform great. Having two of my besties by my side going through the process has made it so much fun and honestly, GETTING TO THIS POINT is a HUGE accomplishment in itself. Something I am proud of and will be proud of if this is where the journey ends. If you could send me great vibes on Saturday I sure would appreciate it.

Next week is already looking to be much calmer so I'll be popping in more to say hi. Thank you for reading. Thank you for supporting. Thank you for being so lovely.


  1. Congrats on the new job & good luck with auditions!!

  2. need more info! Good luck! I know you will rock it.

  3. Good luck with all of this! You have a lot on your plate but you can handle it!

  4. can't wait to see the finished renovations! bathrooms are next on our list. but yes, i feel you - we only did a few things + the kitchen and i am drained, i can't even think about more renovations for at least a year. it is just too much. i don't know how people live with it all the time.
    glad you found something that will at least take some stress away from you, feeling strapped or tight for money is just so stressful and not a weight you want on your shoulders.

  5. Good vibes to you this weekend!

    My brain does not function well in house chaos.

    I hate feeling tight for money, we've been there the past few months! I would've taken the job too. What will you be doing?

  6. Congrats on the new job!!! That is exciting! I hope you enjoy it.

  7. renovations, while amazing, is so tiring when you're in the thick of it. can't wait to see the finished product

  8. I still can't believe you guys can DIY any renovations. HOW DO YOU HAVE THOSE SKILLS? That bathroom is going to be AMAZINGGGGGG!!!!! Can't wait to see everything when it's done...!!!!


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