06 January 2014

New Years Do Over

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Random

In case you haven’t heard, the weather in the Midwest has been pretty crazy over the last two weeks. Warm! Snow! More snow! Then FREEZING TEMPS! Basically it’s like an extreme weather disaster movie around here, or it feels like we’re being set up for one.

So with that, I’m filing an application to get a “do over” on 2014.

I set pretty loose but direct goals for 2014, things I want to do to better myself professionally, personally and perhaps romantically, and while we’re only six days in to the new year, it’s gotten off to a little bit of a bumpy start.

This insane weather has kept me holed up in my apartment for several days (yes, some working), but that’s way too much time to keep someone like me indoors and limited in activities.

That means, when I get bored and/or need a break from Sons of Anarchy episodes, I tend to think and obsess about stuff. It’s a bad habit. And the last few days of living in my head and marinating myself in feelings have made me go absolutely crazy, and set me back a bit in some of my 2014 goals.

Now, tomorrow is supposed to be -34 with the wind chill in the morning, but I’m basically forcing myself to go to work (when we could work from home) because a) I cannot stop snacking b) I NEED TO BE AROUND PEOPLE and c) I cannot be in my house anymore. Even with a cute work station set up and dedicated couch-time lunch break, I need to get back in to a routine after a rough holiday season and start to feel like me again.

So, if you see me out and about tomorrow bundled in a scene not too unlike this from A Christmas Story, and dancing around to keep blood flowing, just beep and wave hi, I’m good.

Let’s start 2014 again shall we?


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  2. Hope you didn’t get too stir-crazy!

  3. katelin says:

    seriously the pictures of chicago make me chilly, ha. stay warm lady & enjoy your do over. i’m right there with you on that.

  4. allison says:

    restart, reboot. I’m braving the elements today to spin because it’s a jay-z/beyonce battle. Yes, you read that right.

  5. Gotta do whatever keeps you sane! So awesome that you’re self aware. I can go a bit nuts after a bit too long at home too. It’s like at first I love it but later I get stuck in my head. Totally get that.
    Good luck with the crazy weather! x