Pressing Pause.

Wow. It’s been awhile since my last blog post. I’ve missed writing and am glad that I am finally taking some time to get back to it. In fact, I am taking this time on a rainy Wednesday night to press pause. From teaching 6 exercises classes/week to juggling 7 graduate school applications and classes on top of that, I just needed to take a moment to reflect on my life right now.

I am a senior in college about to finish my undergraduate degree this December.

I have no idea how this happened so fast. I can vividly remember the 90-degree move-in day that ended with my parents dropping me off at my dorm Freshman year. It’s crazy to think that I was so unhappy for most of freshman and sophomore year, and now I love IU and consider Bloomington my second home.

I am single and that’s okay.

I have always been an independent person. I can go out to eat by myself and not feel awkward that I am alone. I can smile when I see happy couples walk past me. I appreciate that all of my roommates are in committed relationships with guys they met in high school. I can do all of these things and still be okay. While I know that I want to get married and start a family someday, I am still trying to wrap my head around the fact that it doesn’t have to be by a certain time. I don’t always need to be on a schedule.

Taking time to do the things you love is important.

Doing things (big or small) that make you happy is necessary for a positive mental well-being. For me, these things include: blogging/journaling, having dark chocolate after dinner, sweating it out at the gym, playing with my puppy, appreciating good photos, discovering new music, riding my bike to clear my head or to enjoy the weather, and laughing with people that genuinely care about me.

Traveling is great, but too much can be overkill.

Somehow I always find myself on Southwest’s website looking at their low-fare calendar trying to come up with a plan for the next trip I want to take. I already have flights to Hawaii, Chicago, Cancun, and Nuevo Vallarta lined up, and I was considering throwing in several more, but I just need to look forward to these and think about the reasons why I feel the need to add more to the list. I am already realizing how fast senior year is going, and I want to make these last few months in Bloomington memorable.

 

That’s all for now loves.

XOXO,

Miranda 

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