Here are some of the thoughts going through my mind and activities happening in my life. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy pondering the wonders of the world and how we continue to operate in such strange and yet functional ways.
On Monday I attended my first bootcamp class at 24 Hour Fitness. First off, I thought my instructor (who was subbing in for someone) was straight out of a movie. Your typical tough Italian guy who sounds like Gru from Despicable Me (Steve Carrell) and says things like “alright kittens, let’s get to work” and “Are you kidding me? Push it! For gawd’s sake put some effort in those weights.” I managed to make it the entire class while the skinny guy practically passed out halfway in. He had decided that this would be the best way to get back in shape. Hm, outlook for you doesn’t look so hot.
Happiness is finally having your room put together. It’s tough living out of suitcases because you never feel fully settled. When I finally was able to nail the remaining piece of my dresser together and put pictures and posters up on the wall, everything seemed to fall into place. It’s a space I can call my own and isn’t that something everybody needs?
Happiness is also receiving snail mail from your grandparents. They always know what brings a smile to my face and are always one step ahead of the game. It’s also getting to use my new planner.
Why would you expect for me to pay $10 to rent a measly cart to transfer a 25lb box? Especially when you allowed me to use it for free when I moved the last set of boxes? Why would you think I couldn’t carry it on my own? Because it’s called the concierge, which inherently has an entitled and not helpful ring to it. I made it up to my apartment quite fine thank you very much.
I signed up for my first New York City race on Sunday. It’s called “Run 10 Feed 10” where you run a 10k and your race fee provides 10 meals for those in your local and surrounding community. You even get a free FEED bag like the one seen on the race page here. Apparently there was a Living Social deal where you could pay only $45 for the entire package. I could kick myself in the pants for not searching that out sooner, but then I realized how cheap I would sound. For goodness sakes, it’s practically a charity run.
There are plenty of other random things I keep thinking about as a young adult out in the “real world” (sorry if you get sick of this term, it’s the only way to accurately describe this period of time). I stumbled upon this post by a former classmate of mine, which is actually quite insightful. The title is “15 Things College Won’t Teach You About Your 20s” and it’s pretty dead on. It seems as if people expect their life to come together after they leave college (guilty) when in actuality, your first job won’t be your best job and certainly won’t be your final job. You won’t be near your friends or who you thought were your friends and you certainly will have to create social opportunities for yourself. No more “dorm storms” or mixers where everyone seems to be meeting and greeting. It’s now all up to you to decide what is important in your life and how to prioritize accordingly.
“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”
– Theodore Roosevelt