Since I’m going back to work on Monday, I thought I’d share some of the things I’m looking forward to (and not looking forward to…) as I begin my new career in Chicago!
I’m looking forward to…
Human interaction - I’ve been pretty good at this over the past few weeks. I have had lunch dates and happy hours and shopping trips and girls’ weekends but the life of a full-time blogger can get kind of lonely if your husband is gone 12 hours/day and you spend your time in front of the computer with a dog by your side. I love my alone time but there’s only so much I can take!
Receiving a paycheck - Oh my goodness, do I ever need a paycheck! After my shopping trips – and a brief glance at my credit card statement yesterday (yikes!) – I cannot wait to start raking in the dough again ;)
Having a reason to change out of Lululemon and put makeup on - Now, don’t get me wrong, I have loved living in my fitness gear, free from makeup these past few weeks but every now and then a gal likes to look nice. I can look nice in lulu but, in reality, I’ve really just been wearing Kyle’s gym shorts and tees and I look like a slob with a lion’s mane while in the apartment. (Kyle’s so lucky! ;) )It will feel pretty darn amazing to dress like an adult and look pretty Monday-Friday!
Being more productive - Having “endless” time over the past few weeks has made me immensely unproductive. “Oh, I’ve got all day for that” has become a common saying for me. Procrastination has been sneaking its way into my life and I can’t wait until it’s gone! I will have less time to blog and to lounge and to clean but that just means that I will become so much more productive at those things when I do have the time.
Sharing the chores - Speaking of cleaning, I have been doing ALL of the chores around the apartment the past few weeks. Now, just to clarify, Kyle wasn’t all “you’re the woman, you do the chores,” it was more of me either being bored and needing something to fill my time or wanting to spend quality time with Kyle when he was actually home, not watching him scrub the floors ;) But as of Sunday, the chores are now going to shared – mwhahahahaha!! No more emptying the dishwasher or scrubbing the shower or vacuuming every other day for me – par-tay time! (P.S. I love you and your dishwasher emptying skills, Kyle <3)
Things I will most definitely miss…
Wondering what the heck you people do all day!! - (I won’t miss this but I just need to mention it…) Seriously y’all, I’ve decided that people just don’t work (and I’m not referring to the homeless guy on the corner). There are wealthy executives and housewives and young retired (by young, I mean 50) folks and people my age ALL OVER this city doing nothing besides enjoying life. (There is nothing wrong with this, BTW… I’m obviously just green with envy.) The gym is full at every hour. Expensive restaurants are busy for lunch at 2pm. People are running along the lake every. single. minute. WHAT DO YOU PEOPLE DO and how can I join your club? Seriously. I want a job that pays me millions while I workout at pricey gyms and wine and dine myself in Louboutin’s throughout the day.
Lounging in my lulu - I know, I know… I just mentioned that I am excited to actually look presentable most days but sometimes, it is nice just to wear fitness gear and not spend time thinking about what you’re going to wear ;)
Sorry, I had to, it’s the truth!
Not wearing a real bra – Sorry for the TMI but I just don’t like ‘em. Same with undies and jeans and pants in general. They’re not comfortable. They’re restricting. I’d rather be free, if ya know what I mean. I’ve been informed that I can’t enter the working world without the appropriate garments so it looks like my days without bodily constriction are over. Sad.
Afternoon naps - Oh how I love a good nap, especially in the afternoon in my own, cozy bed. Maybe my desire for the
occasional daily nap will disappear once my iron levels shoot back up but I doubt it. I just love sleeping and it runs in my genes. <– I’m not kidding about the gene part, I’m fairly certain I go to bed (or would like to) the same time as my grandfather. Good thing I’m a morning person or I’d sleep for 16 hours straight…
A flexible schedule - I know this is the one thing I’m going to miss the most. I love being able to work on my own time – when I am most productive and can get things done. I also love being able to take a break at 10am to hit up the gym or go on a walk or eat lunch at 3pm if that’s when I’m hungry. This isn’t really feasible in the typical 9-5 world so hopefully I can adjust back to the working world without too much pain. Eh, who am I kidding, I’m just going to come out there and say it…. It’s gonna be painful!
So tell me, what is one thing you LOVE about the working world and one thing you wish you could change?