I have been spending a lot of time at Dominican Joe’s lately (lovingly referred to at Dojo’s) to get my work done. I like my coffeeshops to have a dim, loner-type vibe, with a good amount of
chocolate food options and a small feeling of despair about them. When I say despair, I mean people who seem to be working really hard on something that’s not easy, and need to know they’re sitting next to a river of coffee to make it possible. Those are my kind of people these days. Or… maybe I’m describing myself? Heh. I heard coffee and chocolate chip cookies make the best therapists.
Things have been a little hectic these day.
Hectic item #1: Apartment hunting.
Last Thursday I went driving around with my realtor looking at places in Austin. It turns out that in the 10 months since we moved here, the occupancy rate in the city has jumped to 98%, and prices are up everywhere. We’re now looking at places half the size of the one we have now for approximately the same price. I did see a beautiful place that’s right by Zilker Park (a huge park in Austin that has natural springs, and it’s also where they hold ACL every year). We applied the next day, but apparently so did 3 other people! Here’s a peak at it. We find out today if we got it or not. Everyone cross your fingers!
Hectic item #2: Getting a Texas drivers license.
Here’s the deal. A month ago I got pulled over for running a red light (I swear I thought it was one of those blinking cross-walk lights). Not only did I get a $200something ticket for running the light, but it turns out you only have 90 days after moving to Texas to convert to a Texas driver’s license. Enter ticket #2. Yesterday I went to the DMV to get a new license. I found out that I need 3 (3!!) forms of ID just to prove that I’m me, and no, my NY driver’s license doesn’t count. Why would that not count as a form of ID? Just because it doesn’t say Texas on it?! Wild. I’m obviously annoyed by this. I called Dave up ranting about it. Poor guy had to listen to my crazies for 5 minutes. Thanks for letting my crazies occur, Dave. Texas DMV–you are the root cause of my crazies. The pic below would be the line out the door.
Hectic item #3: Fit Steady logistics
I love building Fit Steady. I do. I just want to let you know that it is a TON of work, and sometimes things just don’t go as planned. I do find that behind each seeming downfall is an opportunity for an upswing, and the key is to recognize that upswing and ride it. There is a big star on the top of the mountain, and I am climbing, climbing, every day .
One thing that has found it’s way back to solid ground is my workout grind. I feel SO GOOD when my workouts are consistent! I’ve been going to the gym everyday or every other day depending, and I immediately notice a difference in my energy, hunger (I’m an eating machine), and the way my clothes fit. I don’t think I truly lose or gain anything in the in-between time, I think my body just goes lax. I don’t know how to explain it. But it’s not about losing or gaining anyway, it’s about feeling wonderful everyday. Knowing I’m doing all that I can for myself, and feeling free. YEAH! Can you tell I’m talking to myself here? Well, I hope it helps you too, friend.
Here’s to overcoming hectic with a hell of a smile.
P.S. Between starting and finishing this post, I found out that we did not get the apartment. I’m smiling because we will find someplace better. Amiright? Off to get another cookie…