My boyfriend ran the Boston Marathon last weekend! Well it was a “shadow run” held on his base in Afghanistan. Apparently it was the only shadow run sponsored and sanctioned by the Boston Athletic Association, which hosts the Boston Marathon. In other words, a very big deal!
He literally signed up for the event a week beforehand. One of his lieutenants asked him to join and he agreed. He didn’t have any time to train and he just finished a half marathon in January. My boy is not much of a runner; he hates it so this is a super impressive feat for him. That’s 26.2 miles, yo! That is my whole commute to AND from work. Plus, the high altitude. So proud of my soldier!
Oh, and btw, he is the one with the dorky military goggles on the left in the first photo, and on the right in the rest of the pictures. I’m glad that he has the opportunity to participate in and accomplish some incredible things during his deployment!
LESS THAN 1.5 MONTHS TO GO!!!! 
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My boyfriend ran the Boston Marathon last weekend! Well it was a “shadow run” held on his base in Afghanistan. Apparently it was the only shadow run sponsored and sanctioned by the Boston Athletic Association, which hosts the Boston Marathon. In other words, a very big deal!
He literally signed up for the event a week beforehand. One of his lieutenants asked him to join and he agreed. He didn’t have any time to train and he just finished a half marathon in January. My boy is not much of a runner; he hates it so this is a super impressive feat for him. That’s 26.2 miles, yo! That is my whole commute to AND from work. Plus, the high altitude. So proud of my soldier!
Oh, and btw, he is the one with the dorky military goggles on the left in the first photo, and on the right in the rest of the pictures. I’m glad that he has the opportunity to participate in and accomplish some incredible things during his deployment!
LESS THAN 1.5 MONTHS TO GO!!!! 
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My boyfriend ran the Boston Marathon last weekend! Well it was a “shadow run” held on his base in Afghanistan. Apparently it was the only shadow run sponsored and sanctioned by the Boston Athletic Association, which hosts the Boston Marathon. In other words, a very big deal!
He literally signed up for the event a week beforehand. One of his lieutenants asked him to join and he agreed. He didn’t have any time to train and he just finished a half marathon in January. My boy is not much of a runner; he hates it so this is a super impressive feat for him. That’s 26.2 miles, yo! That is my whole commute to AND from work. Plus, the high altitude. So proud of my soldier!
Oh, and btw, he is the one with the dorky military goggles on the left in the first photo, and on the right in the rest of the pictures. I’m glad that he has the opportunity to participate in and accomplish some incredible things during his deployment!
LESS THAN 1.5 MONTHS TO GO!!!! 
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My boyfriend ran the Boston Marathon last weekend! Well it was a “shadow run” held on his base in Afghanistan. Apparently it was the only shadow run sponsored and sanctioned by the Boston Athletic Association, which hosts the Boston Marathon. In other words, a very big deal!

He literally signed up for the event a week beforehand. One of his lieutenants asked him to join and he agreed. He didn’t have any time to train and he just finished a half marathon in January. My boy is not much of a runner; he hates it so this is a super impressive feat for him. That’s 26.2 miles, yo! That is my whole commute to AND from work. Plus, the high altitude. So proud of my soldier!

Oh, and btw, he is the one with the dorky military goggles on the left in the first photo, and on the right in the rest of the pictures. I’m glad that he has the opportunity to participate in and accomplish some incredible things during his deployment!

LESS THAN 1.5 MONTHS TO GO!!!! 

When things get rough, the easiest thing to do is step back and let someone else take the wheel. We’re all looking for someone to tell us we’re making the right decision, to confirm what we think is correct. […] Even if they have your best interests at heart, nobody but you knows what’s best for you, or can make the really tough calls on your behalf. After all, you know the particular situation better than anyone else possibly could. You know the nuances, you know the people, and you know what you’re willing to do to change things. You also know why you’re asking for advice, and 99 times out of 100 it’s because of your own intuition.
Why You Should Stop Listening to Other People and Take Your Own Advice by Kelton Wright (via datebynumbers)

thisyouremily asked:

Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then send it to 10 of your favorite followers. Thinking good thoughts about yourself is hard but it will make you feel better so give it a go, for the sake of spreading positivity! (✿◠‿◠)

Shout out to my girl Emily for starting the positivity train! You’re one of my faves too! I feel so honored. <3 

Here goes:
1) I am super considerate and thoughtful…to a point where sometimes I am too nice to people who don’t deserve my kindness. Oh well. Treat others as you want to be treated.
2) My sense of humor! Love sharing and laughing at funnies.
3) I take a great deal of pride in my writing and the way I express and channel my emotions/thoughts through words.
4) I’m loyal as fuq to the people I love and care about. Don’t mess with my homies because we are tight like spandex.
5) My dedication to staying active and basically being a gym junkie. On that same note, I like my toned legs!

Sorry, the last one is like one and a half, making that 5.5 things. But ain’t nothin’ wrong with showing yourself lots of love!

Moving Out Chronicles

Damn. Sweet justice feels so friggin’ good! Remember how I didn’t get the apartment I really wanted because the owner lied to me about the move-in date? AND he was trying to strong arm me into moving in earlier? Well I went on Craigslist tonight and bam!, that same apartment is back on the market. Of course, now the rent is $150 more. This is what that landlord gets for being a complete jerk. He told me he had two other people waiting to move in within the next week so I had to decide quickly! I guess that potential tenant wasn’t so promising after all, or something came up. I hope he regrets going back on his word and not choosing me. I, on the other hand, do not regret my decision at all to say no to the early move-in date.

I won’t apply again since my experience left a really sour taste in my mouth. It appears this landlord doesn’t have his stuff together. Plus, maybe the potential tenant wasn’t comfortable with his antics or him as a person in general and backed out. I might have saved myself a huge headache. That’s karma! 

So I mentioned in my last update that I applied for this super nice apartment. I got a call from the leasing company and it turns out that apartment belongs to the HOA because the previous owner was late on his payments so it went into foreclosure. The HOA would honor the one year lease but after that, they would most likely kick the renter out and try to sell it. I’m looking for something more permanent than one year. Also, I’m not going to go through all of the work moving out, settling in, and then having to repeat this whole ordeal of apartment hunting again. Thus, I withdrew my interest. 

The first week of April I was visiting open houses like no one’s business. I would go during work, lunch, and after work. I had to make up excuses for why I was coming home so late. My mother would not be happy to hear she was waiting on me for dinner because I was out shopping for apartments. I viewed a few places and JESUS. These places were old and disgusting. I would be embarrassed to live there, let alone have anyone over. The wooden doors were splintering so you could see flakes of wood coming off. The kitchen cabinets and stove were so old school I thought I was in another era. Nonetheless, people were filling out applications like it was the last apartment left in the Bay. I couldn’t, and still can’t, believe it. I didn’t even bother requesting an application because there was no way I could live in a place like that. I’m not being high maintenance or a diva. However, there are certain standards that all living spaces should have and these apartments were so far off, I couldn’t justify paying that much money for them. I wouldn’t even live there if the rent was free. Yes, it was that bad! I chatted with some other applicants and they told me it’s all because of the safe neighborhood. The apartments are crappy but because the neighborhood is super safe and quaint, they can jack up the prices. 

For now, I’m going to take a break from my apartment hunt. I was extremely stressed, tired, and rattled by those few weeks of searching. I want to recuperate and return with an energized and healthier mindset. My coworker offered some words of encouragement: don’t approach it as a problem, but as a challenge. It would be a more enjoyable (and bearable) experience. I also want to see where my boyfriend would be working before committing to a place since we plan to live together. At the moment, I’m just going to take a peek here and there on CL and see if anything catches my eye. I’m not putting any pressure on myself to find a place ASAP.

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