Wednesday, May 16, 2012

4 months later...

Soooo much has happened since I wrote in January! (I can't believe I haven't done anything on here since then...) Anyway. I have to say, first and foremost, I'm amazed at how much God has had me grow over the past few months. Seriously, I'm completely blown away at His mercy and goodness. He's really taught me a lot about myself lately, and this new-found knowledge is empowering! I'm feeling so much more confident in my ability to succeed and thrive in the future. Oh yeah, and by the way, I kinda graduated from ASU 2 weeks ago. I can't believe it! It definitely still hasn't really hit me yet, although I've begun my job search, and am hoping for a quick transition. I'm really excited that such a huge part of my life has been completed so smashingly. ;)

Speaking of a job search, I attended a career mixer on Monday, and I got a call today from one of the organizations that I met there. I have a couple other options that I'm still feeling out, and I'm optimistic about the number of companies hiring people in behavioral health. Besides, the way I look at it, God has a perfect fit for me, and I'm just wiggling my way around until I find it. haha :)

On another note, I started doing P90X this week, and my body is soooo sore. haha It really does feel good to be working out again though! I'm hoping to do all 90 days this time. Plus, it gives me an excuse to hang out with a good friend. :) I also recently decided that it's time to really start focusing on eating healthy foods, so I'm cutting out chips, Dr. Pepper, etc. Let me tell you, it's hard. There's so much added sugar in practically everything we eat! However, Jillian Michaels(the author of Master Your Metabolism) has a saying that's been keeping me on track-mostly. haha She says that if it doesn't grow from the ground, or if it doesn't have a mother, then don't eat it. There you have it.

Oh yeah! Aaaand I have a new mantra! (I can't believe I didn't pick up before now.) I've done several Rock'n'Roll Half Marathons, and P.F. Chang's usually sponsors them in AZ. My running buddy and I have collected a number of free wrist bands from these races that say "Start strong. Finish strong." It's such a simple, yet powerful phrase. In my last few finals, in my job search, in my workouts, and in many other areas, I keep telling myself "Start strong. Finish strong." It's awesome.

Ok! That's my update for now. Hopefully I can keep up with this blog more that it's summertime. We'll see. I might be too preoccupied with a new job. ;)

Start strong. Finish strong.
Peace out. :)

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