Jun 8, 2009

happy here.

I know I keep saying I miss new york, and I do, but I am already really happy here in DC. I like my job. I like my house. I like my friends. I lurve my boyfriend. I get to do fun things at night since I'm no longer in grad school (still an adjustment!!)

I have a problem that keeps creeping back. It can be hard for me to enjoy the "right here, right now". I'm always looking forward to the future, to the next step in my life. Well, I think I'll be where I am for awhile, and I need to learn how to enjoy living and existing every day.

How can you make the most out of every day? How do you fulfill your daily or weekly goals? What kind of short term goals can a person make? Besides - I'm going to make such and such for dinner, or maybe I'll go running tonight.

I need some structure, I think.

But first things, first - getting my house in order. Literally and figuratively. After over a week of sleeping on the floor, I got a bed last night. TH and I strapped it to the roof of his 4-dr sedan and drove down the highway with full-sized mattress and box spring. Awesome. I just purchased some (removable) awesome lime green wallpaper to put up on some walls in my bedroom. I'll be scouring craigslist and thrift stores for a desk and a dresser.

Hoping to have things set by the end of the month.

My first paycheck in one week will involve a large purchase that I've been dreaming about for years. Pictures to come.


hanner said...

embarrassing--i am "practicing french" at home right now by watching "friends" dubbed in french. (in my defense, it is raining and freezing out.) but i really have a hard time making the most out of every day when "every day" doesn't include school, oddly enough. still not an excuse to be inside when i live in paris. i also have problems with "right here, right now."

Jen Evans said...

My short term goals include yoga, not spending money, and trying not to blog every sentence Lizzie utters today. But how can you not blog things like, "I'm a big man" or "Oh, hi ball, I'm so happy to see you." It's comedic gold.

JD said...

google calendar and google tasks are how i get it done.