Checking in to share what’s new with me! My life seems pretty “usual” these days. I’m working Monday-Friday, 40 hours a week, so that definitely keep me busy. Work is great though. I love the environment–it’s exactly the type of place I’d want my “forever job” to be as a primary care pediatric NP. I absolutely adore my coworkers. It is so nice to go from a job (dog walking) where I was completely secluded from human contact for the most part to where I work now with a great group of medical assistants, nurses, and doctors and get to talk to people all day about what I love (pediatric medicine!). It’s the perfect job for me at this transition point in my life and is getting me great experience.
I’m still working on getting healthy and losing weight (this hit a major plateau for a while, but I think I’m FINALLY breaking through it), which means early mornings and if I want that to realistically happen it also means early evenings. I’ve been alternating running (gearing up for a second 5K) and pilates and doing some sort of dance or zumba once a week. Last night I went to bed at 10:15 PM and woke up AWAKE at 5:40 AM. It was amazing. Maybe that will motivate me to keep up with it, along with wedding planning, which brings me to my next life update:
My biggest “new stuff” is that I also have been doing lots of wedding planning because my wedding is in SEVEN months. WHOA!! When did that happen? I don’t think I’ve really updated on that since we picked a date back in February/March. Now we have our ceremony site, officiant, reception site, photographer, dj, videographer, I have my DRESS (which I just found out came in last week!!! AHHHH!!! I can’t wait to go see it. I miss it and I need to take better pics in it), bridesmaids have their dress, we have our rings picked out, rehearsal dinner is pretty much planned, and engagement pictures are this weekend, which is all planned out too. Up next I’m working on bridesmaid shoes, my mom’s dress, flower girl dress, flowers, registry, and honeymoon planning, with a bunch of other stuff thrown in between. It’s going by so fast, but I’m loving it. I’m really looking forward to engagement pictures with our awesome photographer next weekend. I have a couple outfits and locations picked out for pictures which I’m happy with (those were my big decisions this weekend). I also plan to use our engagement pictures as our Save the Dates/Holiday Cards hopefully and for our guest book at the wedding. So I will get lots of use out of them. Plus, how often do you get professional photos taken with your fiancé?! It’ll be fun, though I’m a bit nervous because I am certainly no model. Maybe I’ll share some when they’re in!
Otherwise Sam and I are just enjoying the New England fall and trying to hang on to as many warm weather days as we can (for living in Massachusetts our entire lives we’re pretty pathetic when it comes to winter)!