Hello World! Wait, wait, wait. How am I supposed to start these things without the normal: My name is Grace. I am 20 years old, just recently relocated to Maryland. I am an independent, indecisive, caring, loving, hippie daughter; best friend; sister; co-worker….
Along with just relocating, I have also started trying to become more healthy, and live a more natural lifestyle. This is extremely hard considering I work as a waitress - long shifts, up all night, sleep all day, on my feet. And with that, comes Red Bull…lots of it! Also, with working those long shifts, there is no time to sit down and eat, so the three meals you’re supposed to be eating turns into one with tons of snacks. This is a personal struggle I am trying to work out with myself….any suggestions?
My move was sudden, unexpected, and not well planned - to say the least. I woke up Monday morning, on a pull out bed mattress in my apartment, and thought “What am I still doing here?” (Here meaning NC). So, I called my best friend and said, I’m leaving. I’ll see you next week…..and that’s what I did.
During my last week in NC, there was a lot of decisions to make. In the end, I threw my entire apartment away (what was left of it, at least), quit my job - professionally, of course, and decided that my Jennifer Gray curly hair had to go. I packed one bag, a book-bag, and my laptop bag, got on a train and left. And can’t say that I’ve looked back since. Or plan too.
It was, oddly enough, a spiritual experience for me. Rolling up the mountains, and through the valley’s to MD was beautiful, and made me realize how much I had changed, how much I had given up too easily on, and the life that I could have been living at the time was finally coming together. It made me really appreciate myself again. I was doing, living, breathing, for me. Something I hadn’t done in God knows how long. I see myself letting go of that again, the pleasure of making myself happy, and I couldn’t tell you how or why, but it’s like a natural habit for me to put everyone else before myself.
So…now that I’ve given you some background information this is my goal! 1) This is going to be my health notebook, keeping myself on track with what I eat, workouts, etc. 2) Do one good thing for myself once a week. Whether it be as simple as running an extra mile, or buying a new shirt. 3) BREATHE! And this will be my outlet for it all. A bunch of mum-bo-jum-bo.
Oh, and also! Become more centered and spiritual! I’m Baha’i, and I have looked into the Baha’i community here, so I need to actually go and join!!!
One step at a time. One foot in front of the other. Off to run, and possibly get a coffee and banana! So long for now.