Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday Favorites and an Announcement

TGIF! Can I get an Amen?? I don't know about you all, but this week has been ruff. I've either worked or done school things every day of the week (well, I kinda got a free day Wednesday, but I'm not really counting that because I was still pretty productive) and I am pooped. I don't know what was different from fall break to winter break, but these first few weeks of school have hit me like a wrecking ball.

After a 9 mile trail ride at Swayback bridge. Nothing to do with this post whatsoever, but it's a pretty picture.
Not only do I have class once a week for EIGHT hours and then another eight hour clinical, but I work 2-3 12 hour shifts a week and then (on days like today) I get called in to my old job when they are swamped. So while I had a perfectly relaxing Friday full of Netflix, blog designing, and wearing stretchy pants planned, life was busy planning otherwise.

On the plus side, I'm wearing a maxi skirt so that's almost as awesome as stretchy pants. 

Oh, and in addition to all of that craziness I mentioned above, I also have to fit in 84 hours of precepting in there somewhere. Also family time, studying, homework, and blogging. Something's got to give. Obviously I'm not going to put school (my last semester!) on the back burner, nor am I going to slack in my work, so that only leaves one thing. This lil ole blog of  mine.

I have made the tough decision to stop accepting sponsors (if you're currently a sponsor, look for my email) and I will only be doing blog designs one at a time. Not five at a time like over the last two or three weeks. It is just too much for my brain to handle at one time. I am open, however to button swapping (I love a good button!) so if you're interested in that, please email me!

Obviously this is all very temporary, until after graduation and passing NCLEX (pray for me). Then I will have all the free time in the world for this blog, my design site, and piano lessons, which is something I've wanted to do for years and I've finally made the decision that I'm going to do it. Who cares if I'm almost 24. I want to play the piano dammit.

And now, because it's Friday, I'm going to leave you with some of my favorites for the week:

Favorite Blog Posts
Writing for Fun by Whitney from I Wore Yoga Pants to Work. Although I didn't agree with every single aspect of her post, homegirl had some good points to make. If you haven't read it yet, get your azz over there and do so this instant!

Euphoric Happiness and 11 Causes, by Brooks at The Handey Way. I absolutely loved this post, I've had the idea sort of floating around in my brain for a little while and the way Brooks put it in to words was amazing. It's a reminder to stop and look around at all of the beautiful things life has to offer. (PS Brooks, can I steal this idea??)

Thoughts on Making it Official, by Lisa at Two Martinis. Being one of those couples who have talked about marriage a lot but aren't actually engaged, I really enjoyed reading this post from Lisa. Her reasons for getting married were awesome (just like her) and it makes me even more excited for my (eventual) marriage.

Favorite Video

This kid is seriously the cutest thing. Ever. In the history of ever. Don't argue with me. And his piano skills. I can't even. I wonder if I will ever be that good.

As is the Friday tradition, I am linking up with Whitney to back my azz up into the weekend.

Outta Your Mind (feat. LMFAO) by Lil Jon on Grooveshark


The Handey Way said...

It sounds like you're juggling so much! But I have to say, I'm honored you loved my post, and absolutely, please take the idea and run with it!

I'm so sad about the sponsoring going away temporarily, but when you come back, I definitely want to be one. Hope you have a great weekend!

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Kaysie said...

Wow you need 8 more hands. Your e-commitments are always the first necessary things to go. And keep making time for those beautiful bike rides! I can't wait to be stationed somewhere semi-permanent so we can buy bikes.

brooke lyn said...

anything ellen makes me happy. good luck with EVERYTHING you have going on

Jay T said...

You are SO crazy busy I don't know how you stay sane!! The picture you put up is so pretty... looks like such a great place for biking!

Helene in Between said...

wow girl you are busy! good luck to you!!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

You are juggling a lot! Hope you are taking some time to just relax! That video was just too cute! Such amazing piano skills and the hugs, so cute!

Lisa @ Two Martinis said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out, friend! I'm glad you enjoyed the post and that I made sense to someone! (In my head EVERYTHING makes sense... in reality... not so much!) I hope you're having a most excellent Friday :-)

Ashley Robyn said...

I can't even imagine your stress level but as a wise friend told me while I was finishing my masters while teaching first grade "this too shall pass". You will get through it and be better because of it all. Have a great weekend pretty lady.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Whatever that kid is on... I want some!!!!

Brikena said...

i am in LOVE with your blog!
and truly loved the post on I wear Yoga Pants to work. those tips are so helpful and so true!

follow me through bloglovin?

xo, Brikena

Pink Pamalamma said...

Saw your guest post on Yoga Pants, and I'm enjoying your blog. Gonna follow! :)

Kelli Flournoy said...

I loved your post - as a reminder that sometimes you have to put something you like on the back burner in order to get it ALL back in whack! And I had to share - the best part was your fav video - I clapped at the end - out loud! Loved it - and hope to see a vlog of your first piano recital :)

Sidney said...

Girl I am no stranger to being busy as fuck and you have got it going on. I'm in my last semester for my masters so congrats on being done soon! I'm hoping for this HUGE feeling of relief but really I'll probably just get shit on with job applications, rejections, and umpteen interviews to schedule all on a Monday. I'll blog about it lol

Night Owl said...

I found you thru iworeyogapants. and thought I'd check you out. i'm now following you. would love a follow back. hope your weekend was great and warm.

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