Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday dear MEEEEEEE, Happy Birthday to Me!!
That’s right guys, it is my birthday today. Today I turn 23 years old. Despite the fact my mom has been saying I am 23 for the last several months (she does this every year), my birthday is today at 4:20 p.m. Central Time. Happy Birthday indeed.
Since birthdays are a wonderful chance to stop, smell the roses, and take stock of your life I am going to do just that.
How are things going in my life right now at the lovely new age of 23? Well…
I am now completely and happily single. I broke up with someone that I wasn’t even officially dating multiple times before the final iguessihavetobeabitchsohewillleavemealone moment. I haven’t actually been attached to any guy for a few months, but this one fellow decided he liked me a whole lot and wanted me sooo badly. Sorry dude, feelings were nowhere near mutual. I really do want to be in a relationship, a healthy one, now but I am going to wait until I find the right guy for that. Just because a guy likes me doesn’t mean he deserves it. So, if you know any cute single guys, send them my way as a birthday present. * wink *
I am severely underemployed. I work an easy part time job that is beneath my skill level, education level, well, you get the idea. Its a crap job that was just a temp thing but turned into havetokeepitbecausethereisnothingelse job. I’m trying to find full time employment or even more part time work but the pickings are slim around these parts. In the last month over 1,000 people were laid off of good jobs in this city. The fierce competition for EVERY job around here just got much more intense. I am making some money off of this blog and some online freelance writing gigs, but its not enough to pay the bills. If I could support myself off of these endeavors I would be a truly happy girl. That being said, anyone want to donate some moolah as a birthday present? Or maybe offer me some employment? * wink *
I am living at home. Because of the cantfindajobsoicantpaymybills situation I am living at home with my mom and little brother. Free rent is nice but just about everything else regarding the situation sucks. I live in my old room which basically functions as the house closet as well. I am surrounded by clutter constantly and can’t find a clear path through it. I am constantly failing at my healthy lifestyle because of living here and sharing food and eating habits with my brother. I will buy healthy food for myself which then gets eaten by my other brothers when they drop by and am left with the non healthies after since I have no money to buy other. Since I live so far away I spend my time sitting on my drive to work, which takes almost an hour each day to get to and from my crappy, poorly paid part time job. It will have been a year of living at home in May and I will have gained about 20 pounds. I really, really need to move out on my own. Speaking of that would you like to donate more money to the rent fund or buy me a house or if you live in Memphrica just rent me a room/closet/tent? Everyone know real estate is a great birthday gift. * wink *
I’m still fat. In fact, I am more fat. Well, more fat than when I started blogging. Not more fat than ever. At least not yet and hopefully not ever. I have had a terrible time with living at home and losing weight (see above). I have gained back pretty much everything I originally lost. But since its my birthday, and a Tuesday (resolutions not made on New Years but instead on a random day like Tuesday always stick) I am renewing my goal to reach and stay at a healthy weight. I’m not hoping to get down to 120 or anything because OMGiwoulddisappearandbeastickandbesadwithoutmycurves. I want to be around 175. I weighed 190 once and considering thats the lowest I’ve been and the best I’ve looked I think 175 will be good for me. I started The Biggest Loser challenge with the people my mom works with yesterday. This coincides with hot for blogher, so by July I should have lost a decent amount of weight – including all the dreaded weight I gained in this last year! Want to help me out? Think I can do it now that I am 23 and wiser? Give me the best motivation/tip/advice/cheer ya got. I’m ready for it! * wink *
I’m making new friends. This is a great thing to be doing now since all my old friends went and got married to either other people or careers. All of my old high school (and several college) friends that live in this area are now married or in grad school. I love them but they don’t have time for me, the one with loads and loads of free time. So I had to start making new friends so I wouldn’t go crazy. I haven’t made that many, but through twitter, work, and other sources I have made a few new friends that aren’t married or in grad school. I am pretty excited to be doing new things and meeting new people in my area and around the world. Do you wanna be my friend? At least on my birthday? Its fun. There will be cake and mucho liquor. * wink *
Overall I know that things could be a little bit better, but I am happy with how they are. There is nothing tragic, or sad, or terrible happening in my life or around me. I am supremely blessed to be alive and happy that God has blessed me with another year on Earth. I hope that I live another year and have the ability to touch and inspire and cheer on other people. I love you all that read this blog and want to thank you for reading. Just the fact that you read what I have to say and cheer me on when I am struggling is the best birthday present I could ever get. * smile *