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How about that.

One month ago, I promised that I would have a new blogpost completed but… I never got around to it.  However, I have managed to keep up with my  daily blog stalking.  Anyways, my last post (on my 22nd birthday) I posted an infographic which asked: ARE YOU HAPPY? with only two options: yes or no.

one month ago (had I written that post)  I would have said:

no, i am not happy because:

1. i have gone 3 months without out running (my achilles tendonitis was a major buzzkill in my life).  running keeps me sane/more likeable/happy.  i love the freedom and instant gratification that comes with finishing a long run in the early morning.  after explaining this to everyone i know (yes, i manage to bring up my achilles tendonitis in every conversation i have even though no one cares) that just told me: “find something else- running sucks.” or “you probably need a break because you run too much”.  well, that just pissed me off because i tried other forms of exercise (i even BOUGHT A BIKE) but they just left me bored/even more upset about my injury/pissed that i’m blowing money on a bike when i could have bought a million pairs of running sneakers.

2. i am turning 22 and i am not where i should be in life.  my plan was to attend graduate school this fall (right now) in order to receive my doctorate in clinical psychology.  well, that didn’t happen.  instead, i am stuck at a job that actually drives me crazy (secretly, i enjoy it) everyday.  side note: working with the mentally ill population is very exhausting.

RANT IS OVER.

<<<< fast forward to now >>>

AM I HAPPY?

yes and no which i think is wonderful. confession: in the past 5 (maybe 6 years) i haven’t really been able to give an honest/complete yes to that question because of ED issues/depression/anxiety/blahblahblahblah.

anyways,  i’m in better spirits i’m going to try and keep up with my posting!!! EEEEEE!!!!!

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i’m never sure how to end/start these posts, so, i’m going to start listing 3 things i am happy, 1 buzz kill, and 1 thing i need to improve:

HAPPPY:

1. i ran on the treadmill today (i’ve been running for one week now!!!)

2. i surprised my dad with a birthday card/balloon/garmin 305 watch (later tonight at dinner)

3. i finally looked up hotels in charlotte, nc.  i am visiting next week for a graduate school info session and i am REALLY excited/REALLY terrified.

ONE BUZZKIL:

1. i got a speeding ticket last night.  i swear it’s karma for not stopping by trader joe’s for more hummus.

ONE THING I NEED TO IMPROVE:

1.  i need to step up my game on my graduate school applications and studying for my psych gre exam.  -______-

 

song of the day, youve got the love- adele (remix with the xx):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1l4pDXbkic&feature=related

 

and… if my post wasn’t that interesting, here are some pictures from my daily life:

 

my view each morning: my puppy

yogi tea. i only buy it for the quotes.

i am 21 (errrr, 22)

i wrote a really long post/inserted pictures WITH CAPTIONS/ and then i accidentally deleted everything.
i guess i’ll rewrite the post later today.
thank YOU and YOU and YOU and YOU and YOU for your comments on my first post.  your comments inspired me to write 5 drafts/save them all/and decide to never post them.
anyways, expect a new post from me by the end of the day because i am not DEAD/A DEADBEAT BLOGGER/22.
here is a picture that foreshadows my next post:

are YOU happy? (infographic from my fave site: mindbodygreen.com)

Hello world!

for the past week, i have been thinking about what i should say in my first blog post because we all know that MAKES or BREAKS your blog and you know what?  i still haven’t come up with any awesome ideas, so, i figured i would just share some random facts about me:

1. i’ve been reading healthy living/running blogs for about 5 years now and  i  have been too freaked out to comment on any of my fave blogs because i feel like an anonymous creep/stalker.  i finally decided to start my own blog because i want a blogroll to make my stalking a little easier and my comments a little less strange.

2. i have been a cyclical vegan/seagan/vegetarian for the past 5 years because i am still unsure about whether or not my body needs: greek yogurt and fish.

3. i love to run (50-60 mi/wk pre-injury) but i’m currently living with achilles tendonitis (5 weeks, so far) so i’m trying out other things.  i bought a bike (a beautiful blue schwinn), i bought a package of bikram yoga classes at a local studio, and i have been watching the kardashians on the elliptical.  if you have any advice on how to save my right tendon, pleaseeeeee let me know.

4. i have very outrageous views on life which you will probably notice as the blogposts continue.

5. i graduated college a year ago (last spring) and i have had a terrible year off  but i am trying to adopt the “SO WHAT” attitude i admire so much. here is a brief summary on my year off: i got a job at a psychiatric hospital (it got old after a month), i applied to graduate school (i didn’t get in), lost a best friend (long story) , i became a lot closer to my other best friend (i usually refer to her as my “lesbian best friend” or “my lesbian”- she’s gay, btw), a relationship ended, and i bought an iphone.

6. i have one tattoo (peace sign *eye roll* on my foot) which to me means: “live your conscience”.  i want another one but i think i’m going to wait until after i move out of my parent’s house (out of respect for my father who absolutely hates the idea of me getting another tattoo).

7. i don’t use capital letters unless i absolutely need to- i think they make everything look out of balance.

8. i actually have a favorite song: “under the bridge”- red hot chili peppers

9. my blog name: SO WHAT, ERICA! comes from one of my favorite quotes from Andy Warhol:

Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, “So what.” That’s one of my favorite things to say. “So what.” “My mother didn’t love me.” So what. “My husband won’t ball me.” So what. “I’m a success but I’m still alone.” So what. I don’t know how I made it through all the years before I learned how to do that trick. It took a long time for me to learn it, but once you do, you never forget.

10.  “my” two dogs: lela and rissa

11. the song i listened to while writing this post:   when im small- phantogram (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28tZ-S1LFok)

12. i have a very strange concept of time. i’m currently 21 (turning 22*** on august 13th) and i feel old as hell/on the verge of retirement/and just waiting for my letters from AARP to arrive.  i’ll elaborate on this when i turn 21 in three weeks (yes, i am turning 21).

13.  here is one song i listen to every, single day on my way to work: crystallized- the xx (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pib8eYDSFEI&feature=related)

14. this one is for you, PLEASE leave me links to your favorite songs because…. i need to stop listening to the same CD (the XX) every, SINGLE day.

anyone else have trouble thinking of what to say in their first blog post?!!

***: 22 for one minute and then i’m going back to 21.  i think my parents will appreciate this too.

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