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Saturday, December 08, 2012

Aloha, Spark friends! I've missed y'all. I went AWOL from SP for a bit but now I am back and ready to rock!

Long story short, things were pretty awful the past month or two. Grad school is stressful enough on its own but my "having roommates" experiment became unbearable and I just ran out of willpower to balance staying on top of my schoolwork, dealing with my roommates, finding an apartment mid-year in a college town, AND trying to focus on eating well and exercise. Sad to say, I cut out the healthy-stuff and reverted to some old bad habits. You know, there really is a remarkable amount of gluten-free junk food out there. It's quite unfortunate!

Anywho, long story short I have FINALLY found a new place to live! So next weekend I'll be back in a teeny tiny apartment all of my own, no terrible roommates, no kitchen conflicts, and totally able to eat, sleep, destress, and exercise as I please. Oh, freezer space...it'll be SO much easier to eat healthy when I'm able to store homemade foods again! And buy meat in bulk. And cook large quantities of foods on the weekend, and actually sleep through the night without loud roommates stumbling in and banging pots and pans at 2am. Also, I will be living adjacent to yet another bike path through the woods, walking distance to campus, which will be great incentive to get out and walk/run as often as possible. Ah, I am so, so happy to be moving!

It's good to be back, Sparkfriends. I hope you're all having a happy, healthy, festive start to the holiday season.

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STRINGS58 12/31/2012 8:55AM

    Roommate hassles can be tough! Enjoy the new space and taking new control over your life!

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GIANTMICROBE 12/9/2012 6:47PM

    Awwwww, I wondered what happened to you! I was up in Centre County this weekend and I thought about you!

I am so excited to hear you will have your own place. I know that I personally cannot live with anyone. The happiest time in my life was when I lived alone. I loved it so much, I would give a lot to be able to go back to it, tell you what. I wish I could but I'm not sure how. You will be so much happier!

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GAILANN48 12/8/2012 9:55AM

    Good for you, GINAV2! Taking the "bull by the horns" and making necessary changes sounds like such a small thing, but it's HUGE! It sounds as if you made those decisions in the midst of a maelstrom...and you're back. I know we'll all be pulling for you, and look forward to hearing of your successes as time goes by. Spring semester will be SO much easier. :)

SparkCheer!
Gail

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KERRIELYNN719 12/8/2012 9:49AM

    Sorry about your roommate troubles! I had that for quite a long time too...It really messes with your "stay healthy" willpower!

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VTORIA3 12/8/2012 9:49AM

    Sounds like you are taking the initiative to make your life happier, better. Good for you! All the best.

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