Thursday, August 8, 2013

To roommate or NOT to roommate.... this is the question

As you saw yesterday, part of my goals to get out of my funk is to find a place to live. The DC area is probably one of the most expensive places to live and when you are on a teacher's salary, you have to get creative with almost everything you purchase :) 

So I am thinking roommate, even though I haven't done this since college and my first experience was horrible, while my second awesome. Any advice on how to find a good roommate? I'm kind of lost on where to start.

Some suggestions I have gotten:

  • Ask co-workers if they have any friends interested
  • Craigslist
My other question is - HOW DO YOU SPOT A CRAZY GIRL!!?? I couldn't live with a guy, I just don't think I could do it. I was thinking of doing a Questionnaire - is that too weird? So I could ask some simple questions - hobbies, cleaning, etc. and see if we would mesh well together? Again, haven't done this since college and the questionnaire seemed to work in college :)

I'll keep you posted on the hunt. Until next time...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


I have never really told anyone that I have been a Depression sufferer. I had my first session with it in high school and another in college. I recently realized I was having this same problem again. Sometimes it is hard to admit that you are feeling down and needing some support.

Encase you are unfamiliar with the symptoms:

I am feeling all of these except suicide - THANK GOD! I don't know what I would do if I felt those things. Luckily, I have an amazing physician who listened to me and helped me figure out what I want to do moving forward.

So here is my list of things I think I need to do immediately to get me back on track:

  • Move out - currently searching
  • Work on my schedule - gym time, fun, work, doctor, vacation
  • Plan a vacation
  • Do a make over - get my hair & nails done, massage, go shopping
  • Plan some fun events with friends
  • Clean out my closet
  • DIY - I used to love doing this and am so unmotivated lately, so find some things for me to do
So far I have ups and downs. Some days are better than others, but I guess that is how it is even when I'm not depressed. Life will go on and I will get through this! I shall keep you posted on how I'm doing with my ideas to make myself feel better.

Until next time...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Oklahoma Recap

So I have to share the most awesome experience I had in Oklahoma. I really enjoyed getting away from DC and share some time with my family. What an eventful weekend. Here is what welcomed me to Oklahoma - my Aunt's next door neighbors have a horse, he would follow me each day during my runs and I would pet his sweet head.

Patrick - the weenier dog was bit by a snake and his poor face blew up. He spent a night in the doggie hospital, luckily he didn't have any health problems, and the snake was found so we were able to confirm it was a Copperhead.  Patrick is white and brown. Taby is the totally brown one.
My cousin who is 22, convinced me to go line dancing - which I have never done before! OMG did I have so much fun. We did every dance from Cupid Shuffle, Wobble, to Boot Scoot-in Boogie. I found my new dancing boots as well. I'm very excited to purchase them.
I yelped Line Dancing so I am going to have to try it out in the DC area and keep you posted. If you know of any good places, you will have to let me know. So excited.

For once, I didn't have any flying fears which is new to me, I've always been afraid of flying but this trip I was extremely relaxed. The only way to Tulsa is a two way flight - which I went through Chicago. I have never really been there before only the airport! :) I met some of the nicest people on my flights which NEVER happens to me and I love talking to random people! 

Until next time...