I Want My Normal Life Back

June 29, 2008

Hey everyone, I’m returning to the internet world. I’ve been almost completely cut off, only able to briefly check my e-mail at work. I have to say, this past week has been pretty depressing. Not because of the lack of internet, but because my life is in upheaval. My roommate Amanda moved out last week, taking all of her furniture and dishes with her. Courtney and I lived the whole week in a bare apartment, with no TV, no internet, barely any food, no plates or bowls, etc. It was a lonely place. I did a lot of reading.

Also, I am still getting used to my work schedule. I love my job, but there are times when I despair over waking up at 4:30 a.m. and going to sleep at 8:30 p.m. I have only a few hours in the evening to myself, and although there are so many things I want to be doing with that time (being with David, planning the wedding, working out, playing tennis) I rarely have the energy for any of it. I’m hoping that things will get better the longer I go.

And then finally yesterday I moved out of my apartment. My amazing fiance, parents, and soon-to-be parents-in-law helped me out immensely. My furniture is being stored at a friend’s house for the time being, and all of my stuff is now piled in an extremely disorganized fashion in the guest room at my parents’ house, where I will be living for the next few months. I’m house-sitting this week, and I am trying my best not to think about this:

Some people may have an anxiety attack when they lose control of a situation, others when they are forced to throw things away, but I lose it when my life becomes extremely disorganized. I’m barely holding it together here!

Also, I injured my toenails again. First week I played outdoor soccer this happened:

Beautiful, right? And I’m sure it won’t be gone in time for the wedding. Oh well, that’s my life. And by the way, outdoor soccer during the summer in Houston? Is pretty much hot as hell, but with a lot more humidity.

To end on a positive note, here is a picture of my handsome fiance with our pastor’s son Isaiah. We went out to eat with their family this afternoon, and I think I only caught about half of the conversation because Isaiah insisted that I sit by him and he talked to me the entire time. I’m not complaining, I want one just like him!

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Comments on I Want My Normal Life Back

  1. 1

    From Emily A.:

    Ouch! While putting down benches in the dining hall I dropped one on my big toe.

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    From SarahThe:

    To be fair, I wouldn’t call it “studying” as much as it’s “typing while barley paying attention, and mostly formatting.” I can scarcely study for something for more than 20 minutes before I have to get out of the chair and go do something else for a while. I had just been working on in on and off all morning.

    Glad you’re back online. Can’t wait to hear some good stories. What kind of an RN are you?

  3. 3

    From Katy:

    Hang in there Kathleen! The wedding is right around the corner!

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    From Barry:

    I hope you have one like isaiah because he loves Texas Tech obviously.

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