14 days in. and stressed.

we have been in the state of illinois for exactly 14 days now.

I can’t believe how fast the days have gone by. we’ve been busy catching up with friends, family, and trying to adjust.

I like organization & schedules. well friends, there is NO schedule when it comes to job searching. it is a continuous, stressful, trying process [usually done in PJ’s]. but tomorrow I am taking the day to MAKE A PLAN, complete with goals. [an hour by hour plan, w/ SMART goals (haha, like that?), + time for a workout]. you often forget how essential fresh air & exercise is until you’re on the verge of stress-overload. ask [J] I’m on the verge. yikes!

fresh air has been necessary.

a couple views from our walk.

we stumbled upon this old bridge. being the 12-year-olds we are, we couldn’t refrain ourselves. so we climbed :)

it doesn’t look THAT high up. but let me tell you, it’s 20 feet. [that feels like 100].

[J] & my friend, Ash.

[can you tell which photo is the pre- & post- dropping my phone? sad]

[J] has been talking up his soccer game since THE DAY WE MET. [seriously!]. but I had never seen him play, except for the few times we’ve kicked the ball around together. well I got my wish ..he joined an indoor league. on tuesday’s. the first game was a warm-up, clearly, because game #2 he scored 4 goals. I also challenged him to an outdoor game the other day. I’m still sore ..

my little [lesson]:

stress is a hard beast to conquer. [a literal beast; causing emotional & even physical pain]. it is often hard to pinpoint what the cause is, because sadly it’s usually an accumulation of many things.

how to deal:

find a release. [example: meditation, yoga, work outs, walks, BLOGGING]. create a schedule/list. most people know what their stressors are, so the next step is finding a way to REEL it in. for me [currently].. it’s my job search, our apartment search, and adjusting to our HUGE change of location. I need to create goals for myself. It will help me to feel better and see my progress day-to-day, verse looking down at my PJ’s and feeling like a bum. In the situation where the stressor can’t be controlled with organization/goals [example: adjusting to my new location], that’s where your release comes in. The walks, runs, and time spent outside REALLY help. In NYC we didn’t have the beautiful forest-y walks we do now. they’re appreciated!

until next time … :)


About chelset

Born and raised Iowan ..uprooting my life and moving to the big city. Many adjustments will be made along the way ..but what's life without some risk?
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