Is going to be one of trial and endurance. This tattoo has a loooong way to go before it’s good and healed and I am back, fully on the exercise front. Which means I have to leave my weight loss up to my dieting. God knows that likes to not work. I’m back up to the 181ish zone, and I take full responsibility for being so off with my diet, and believe me, I will be beating my mind and body back into submission BEFORE April, that’s as much as I can promise right now, because my mind has really been elsewhere.
Have you ever felt like your life was going too slow, but too fast at the same time? That’s kind of where I’m at right now. A lot of big things are happening in June, and I’m trying to get prepared for them. And by getting prepared, I mean I have been spending A LOT of money. One of my dreams has always been to go to an anime convention, and this June my good friends Meg and Kaylee have invited me along with them. This is a pretty good con because not only is it early summer and the weather should be wonderful, but it’s also hosted at Ohio’s Kalahari Resort, which is a huge water park! How could I pass this up? I always new that buying a costume would be expensive, but the character I am dressing up as is so pretty and versatile and he has tons of options, so many that it keeps making me want to buy MORE T_T
But I really have been trying to be as smart with my money as possible. The seller I’m buying from has very good feedback, and evidently the quality of their work is very, very, very good. So that’s a plus right there. I don’t mind spending an extra few dollars if I have the security of knowing it won’t be badly made or tacky. Not only that, but the costume is going to be custom made to fit my measurements. And that’s a pretty big deal. If you want to see the costume, you can look here. It’s really gorgeous! And the best thing is, not only does this particular seller offer the dress, but they offer a bundle, and they provide all the accessories for the character that I could possibly want!: hat, gloves, eyepatch. So now I don’t have to go and find them separately (and can avoid separate shipping costs). And yes, it would have all been a lot cheaper if it wasn’t for the damn $30 shipping charge (grr Chinese). But alltogether, the dress/accessories/shipping will cost me $179. I have enough time before the convention to raise the money, but it does get me down because I sitll haven’t paid off that $300 I owe myself, and I’m so tired of it looming over my head all the time. But, I will do my best with what I have for now.
That leads me to this whole job search. Meg told me that what with spring and summer coming up, a lot of places will be looking for seasonal help. This is doubley good because my semester will be over come April 29th, and I need need need to get serious about finding the job. Besides, if I get a job, then I will be able to pay back all of the money I owe myself more quickly, and it would be such a huge load off my shoulders. So for now, I’m sorry to say, but my job search has really taken a priority above my weight loss. I know I can succeed at the latter, now is the time for me to stop biding my time and do this. I really can’t afford not to. I want a job so badly, and it would do so much good. My friend Kayla has recently applied at a TBell around here. A good friend of hers referenced her, and she’s up to her 2nd interview. I think she will get the job. I’m going to apply Tuesday, and that same friend, as well as another employee have offered to be my references. Sounds like a good start, eh? Maybe I won’t get it this time around, but I really hope they seriously consider me for a position.
Well enough of my gushing, feeling down on myself, blah blah blah. I know I said that the job search is top priority, but that doesn’t mean I am totally going to forget weight loss and all that. The triathlon is also in June, and that leaves just 3 months for training. April will be a bit messy with final exams and all, but May, and the first 26 days of June will be some hardcore training. I won’t necessarilly be all about the pound removal (though I am expecting big chunks to pack their bags and get going) but it will be about toning and building up endurance so that I can complete this race. I know already that my time will be terrible, but I want to finish it, and know that I put my all in. I don’t want to half ass it, and run a little, walk a little. I want to be going strong the entire race. I think from looking at what I’m capable of right now, I can certainly train myself to do this triathlon no problem.
Welp, wish me luck! I’ll need all the luck I can get for this next few months! I’m counting on you guys to keep my spirits high!