What Am I Doing?!

This isn't really a "rant" post, but just a little truth about myself.  I am a procrastinator.  It's true.  I always have been.  I have so many plans, ideas, and "things I'm working on" that it seems I can never actually finish any of them.  I'm still "planning" on opening my Etsy shop this coming Sunday, but I'm definitely not as far along as I had planned on being.  I'm not going to open with as many items as I originally told myself I would, and I'm just now getting started on my product photography.  There's so much to do!  I need to learn how to plan and follow through better.  Between blogging every now and then, making my soaps, working 40 hours a week, fitting in my workouts, and figuring out how I'm going to afford a $350 electricity bill on top of the bills I already have...I fell WAY behind.  If I really want this to work, I'm going to have to kick it up a bit, and work harder.  It seems to always come to this, but I may be absent from the blog again for a while.  If I'm going to have a blog, I want to be able to devote time and energy into it.  I just don't have that right now.  I may do a post here and there (like I've been doing), but until I know I can devote more energy into posting consistently, I'm taking a break.

Here are some things I'm loving right now:

The movie This Is The End.  I've never laughed louder or longer in a theater.  And the end of it was icing on the cake.  That movie is f***ing funny.  Go see it!

Reading Game of Thrones.  Incredible!

I found this photo on Ebay a long time ago.  I wish I had bought it!

This Just Isn't For Me

Before starting it, I thought 30 Days of Lists would be a fun blogging project, but after doing it for the first few days, I've decided it's just not for me.  I do love to make and share lists, but doing it for 30 days straight just makes me feel like I'm significantly decreasing the quality of my blog content.  It's not an accurate representation of what I want my blog to be.  I think it's just one of those things that work for some and not for others...and I'm one of the others.  For those who are doing 30 Days of Lists, I am in no way saying that your blog quality sucks.  I really love the craftsmanship that I see a lot of participants putting into the list posts-and I think you guys are awesome!  This is just one blog project that doesn't work for me.

Now that that's out of the way.  Let's move on to other things!  First of all, Soap Cute is set to open in just 2 weeks!  OMG!  I'm so scared and so excited!  A few weeks back I shared my "goals to reach" before opening shop, and I am definitely not going to have as much done as I had intended.  I still have SO much to do, but I'm still going to be opening shop with a great line of products.  I'm holding off on adding my scrubs/lotions/butters to the shop until I have access to a laser printer for my weather-proof labels.  In the beginning I will only be selling soaps, but will slowly introduce a variety of other bath goodies.  I can't wait to share what I've been working on!

I've also begun a fitness/weight loss journey and am going to be tracking it on a separate blog as a way to keep myself motivated and accountable.  I'm really excited about it and can't wait to share more!  If you're interested you can check it out here.

In other news, an elderly lady that I checked out at work today thought I was in my 40's.  She asked if I graduated high school there and when I said no, she said her 43 year old son was in town for a reunion and wondered if I was going to be there too.  Wow!  I played along so as to not hurt her feelings, but I had a pretty good laugh after she left.  That's definitely a first! Hahaha!

I also wanted to share some movie-related love with you guys!  I have been anticipating the following movie since I first heard about it over a year ago.  12 Years A Slave.  The cast is incredible, and Steve McQueen makes THE MOST incredibly beautiful films.  His two others; Hunger and Shame, were both exquisite, and from what I've been reading-this one tops them all.
  

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My most recent electricity bill was a whopping $315!!!  I will be happy when things start cooling off around here.  I can afford it, but who wants to spend that much money on electricity?!  Not me!  It sucks, but it's worth it. I'm so much happier in a cold room than a sweaty hot one.

Making a living from home is my ultimate dream.  All I can do is work my ass off and hopefully someday it will come true :)

I've had my car for about 7 years now.  There are so many things wrong with it, and I'm afraid that before I save up a reasonable down payment...it's just going to give up on me.  None of my gauges work.  I have to guess at the gas level...as well as the speed.  I try to just go with the flow of traffic.  It's worked for the last year so that's good right?!  It makes lots of strange and loud noises.  I was once on the phone with my little brother while driving (I know-I'm terrible.), and he asked me if there was a helicopter in the background...it was just my car.  He thought that was pretty funny.  If I turn my steering wheel to the left or right, the volume on my stereo goes off and slowly rises back to where it was.  There's plenty wrong with it, but it's paid off and I LOVE not having to make a car payment anymore.  I dread the day that it dies...and I worry I won't have a down payment saved up for something else.

I am constantly thinking of what's for dinner.  It can get pretty obnoxious I'm sure.  I LOVE food, and dinner is my favorite meal of the day.  I recently started Weight Watchers though, and I'm going to worry less about what's for dinner, because I've decided to stock up on Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers...those things are AWESOME!

I use my cell phone as my alarm, and there have been a couple of times that it didn't work and I never figured out why.  I usually have my alarm set at 6:30 or 7:00, but I sometimes wake up around 5:30 or so and I just can't fall back to sleep because I'm worried my alarm won't go off!  It sucks!

I have always been one of those people who arrives early for EVERYTHING!  It's such a pet peeve of mine to be late...or when others are late.  It only takes me 10 minutes to get to work, but I leave the apartment 30 minutes before I need to be there.  You never know when traffic or something random is going to slow you down.  I try to be 30 minutes early to everything.  If I show up to a movie and the trailers have already started...I just won't go in.  Soooo...being late is always something I worry about.

What things do you worry about?