I’ve been incredibly busy this summer – instead of having my usual lazying around not really doing anything, so I’ve had a lot going on but not really the time to tell you. Or, really that should be, I’ve had the time but feel like just sleeping instead.
- I bought my first car! I need a car now that I’m living in an off-campus apartment at school, so my dad and I went to look at a dealership at some used cars. We actually looked online first and I saw a car that I really liked and we went and looked at it and I just loved it. It’s a 2010 Hyundai Accent (picture below). It’s a small little thing, but it’s perfect for what I need. It was much more than I really wanted to pay (my original budget was $8,000) but the dealership didn’t have any decent cars at that price range without 100,000 miles on it. So anyhow, I decided I wanted to get it, we filled out the paperwork, I took out a small loan, and now I have my own car!
- I’ve been working at my doctor’s office. That sounds a lot more exciting than it really is. I’m not doing anything medicall-y (as you can see in my last post, that is truly not a career option for me). I am going through all the old patient charts and entering their basic information onto a computer and determining when the chart can be destroyed. I then have to go back and organize them by destroy date. I have a small room that I work in and I just stuff it full of boxes and slave away over them all day. (It’s really not that bad, but it is tiring because I am constantly squatting or bending over the boxes.) I really like my hours though-I work from 9am to 3pm every day which is nice because I feel like I’m working a lot, but I still have time to enjoy my summer.
- I started running. And I mean, really running. I used to run just every once in a while, but for the past three weeks I’ve gotten up every morning at 6:30am and started running (excluding one day each week I take as a rest day). I run about two miles and it’s not always easy, especially since I’m not a morning person, but I keep reminding myself that I haven’t missed a day yet and that I feel so much better/happier afterwards. I made a little chart/calender to track every day I’ve ran and if I’ve lost weight. So far I’ve lost five pounds! I’m going to sign up for a Color Me Rad 5k with my best friend and I’m really excited for it. I mean, who doesn’t want to run and have paint thrown at them?!
- I have avidly attended numerous Cardinals games. Which can I just say is awesome! Being at school in Kansas City, I can’t go to any games, nor can I usually watch them on TV. So being able to watch my favorite baseball team play is great. We’ve gotten a lot of cheap tickets and me and Andrew have gone quite a few times for fun dates. <3
I’m leaving for Puerto Rico on Saturday for a mission trip with my church. We’ll be there for a week and I can’t wait to share it all with you!