I need to go shopping for a graduation dress but I hate shopping and I don’t have anyone in Nashville I can take with me to help make decisions because I don’t actually have any friends here.
I went for a short maintenance run today and it was awful. I have to run three miles tomorrow and even though it’s only one more lap than I did today, it sounds awful. I alternate between feeling really excited and really terrified about the half marathon in February and right now I’m feeling terrified.
I ate broccoli for dinner and finished off a bag of chocolate chips for dessert and now I feel sick. That was hours ago… Why did I do that?
I promise to be less of a Debbie Downer in my next post. Being an adult is hard sometimes.
First of all, I feel weird making this post because I realize I am very lucky to have parents who are wonderful and financially savvy and are able to provide my sisters and me with things of monetary value. I just want to acknowledge that up front and say that I do not take any of this for granted.
Okay. Mom asked me what I want as a graduation present tonight, and all I could think of was running shoes… like, go to a store and get professionally fit running shoes since I’m training for a half marathon. She laughed and said my dad would probably just get me some if I asked. Which, normally, would not happen. My dad is not into frivolous spending. But he’s really into hiking lately so maybe running is close enough that he’d be excited to help me find some. She asked what else I would want and I couldn’t really come up with anything. I mean, they paid for my college so I kind of feel like that was the gift. I got a set of suitcases for my high school graduation, which made sense because I went to school halfway across the country but I don’t know what makes sense for college graduation… are college graduation gifts even a thing? What did you get for graduation, if anything?
I went to Nashville on Monday with my mom and we checked out an apartment. The girl seemed legit (I found her on Craigslist, so I was wary of being the victim in a Lifetime movie) and I’m not going to be homeless! And it’s in a great area… only 15 minutes from where my internship is and 5 minutes from a great shopping plaza, so I should be able to find a part-time job. I passed out a few resumes while I was there, so hopefully I’ll hear something soon.
I am so close to graduating, I’m actually starting to believe it’s possible and not just a lofty goal I can never hope to achieve. December 10th!!