The Latest Chapter.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hello, friends. Every now and again, I like to write a good ol' fashioned "here's what I've been up to" post to let my friends and family outside of Las Vegas know that, yes, I'm still around. So, here goes...

My biggest development as of late is that I have a new counseling job. I'm really, really, really excited about this opportunity and am feeling inspired and challenged already. Last week took me to gorgeous Couer d'Alene, ID for a few days of training with a coworker I'm already loving. I think this is going to be a great fit for me and the perfect place to launch the beginning of my new career. {Oh, and have I mentioned how excited I am to decorate my new office?!}

I am thrilled to report that, after close to a year, I have an almost entirely limp-free walk. This may not sound like a big deal to you, but - trust me - it is. Three surgeries in eight months took a big toll on my mobility and in July when my family was here, it really hit me how hard the simple act of walking had become. It was not only really painful, but also embarrassing to see people in their eighties pass me on The Strip. So, I made the decision that I needed to strengthen my foot and got myself to the gym at least three times a week. Six weeks later, my foot is getting better every day and I've managed to lose about ten pounds. Win, win.

What else? My best friend will be here two weeks from today for our now annual September Vegas visit. Remember last year? One of the best times of my life. I can't wait to introduce Samson to his Aunt Carina. Speaking of the puppy, I'm falling more and more in love with him on a daily basis. It takes almost everything in me to keep myself from posting pics of him on here every day.

I'm ending the month of August realizing just how much things have changed for the better in my life over the course of the summer. I'm a happy girl and I hope you are, too.


  1. yay for a new job, that's great! also. i really want that office area to be in my house, haha.

  2. yay!!! i'm so happy for all the good things going on in your life right now. you've had a rough past couple of years, so i'm so excited that life is making it up to you. hooray for your new counseling job too!!