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It’s hard to believe this year is halfway over already, isn’t it? Seems like New Years was just yesterday. Each year goes by faster and faster to me, which I don’t mind. I don’t mind it ‘cause I’m excited to graduate college and really start my life. Don’t get me wrong, I do like college, as I mentioned in my introduction post; but after being in school since the age of 5, I’m ready to move on and do something different.

I’m ready to start working in counseling, I’m ready to be a writer, I’m ready to move out (though not financially ready), I’m ready to marry my babe…basically, I’m ready to settle down and start my life already. I should be able to do that within the next year or two, so I’m trying to be as patient as possible.

In the meantime, I’m looking for a job, which I’m hoping will be in the writing field. Or an area involving computer usage/skills, since I’ve been using the computer on my own since I was 2 years old. I’m looking at places to live once my babe and I are finally together (we’re long-distance right now, ‘til next year). I’m looking at student credit cards so I can finally start building credit. But most importantly, I’m focusing on my education, which not only includes my current classes, but also looking for schools in my babe’s area that I can transfer to next year.

Another thing I’m focusing on is my health. I’m a fitness freak. I workout usually around 3 days a week, for anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour at a time. I became obsessed with fitness almost a year and a half ago, after my doctor told me I should be more physically active (my inactivity was causing joint pains). So I started working out for about 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week, just like he said to do; and sure enough, my joint pains went away. I felt better than I ever had in my life. I had more energy. I was hungry more often.

Through all this, I discovered something: I love working out. I love how it makes me feel. I love how it makes me look. And I love how it affects my body image. I love my abs, I love the butt-lifting effects (and butt-adding effects, since I’m so tiny and my rear is practically non-existent), and I love how my legs look.

So rather than focusing on how eager and anxious I am to finish college and start my life, I’m focusing on the here and now. By focusing on current assignments, looking for employment opportunities where I can use my skills and passions, and focusing on improving my body and health, I can learn to be more patient with myself.

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