So I finally did some San Diego stuff this weekend. My mom, son, and I went to Balboa Park and to the Hillcrest area for dinner. Balboa Park is so pretty! I love how much space there is. It was crowded on Sunday, but it didn’t feel overwhelming at all. It was nice. Next time I want to go to the zoo. We’re planning on doing the year membership. Ever since having a kid, I’ve learned how awesome memberships are. They’re great for days when there’s nothing else to do. I think he’s getting old enough now that he’ll enjoy it. We went to the zoo once in Philadelphia and he was pretty apathetic. As was I. haha.
Dinner was cool too. This is actually the second time that we’ve eaten at this place. Pita Jungle I think it was called. It’s so good. And I never feel like I ate too much when we eat there. And my son will eat there too. He’s a challenge when it comes to food so I love anytime we find something that he’ll eat.
Reflection time: So my questions for this week are…
What was my greatest accomplishment over the past week? I’ve actually been going to the gym regularly. It feels great to run. I’m doing better with running than I ever have. I want to eventually do a 5K. That’s my first goal. I also want to lose this Mexican food fluff that I’ve picked up since being here. Being around so much good Mexican food and margaritas is definitely a challenge for my jeans. The gym also helped me to calm down today. Last night was stressful and I’m worried about how I’m going to pass this class now. I was in a terrible mood last night. I went to bed grumpy and didn’t want to get up this morning. But I’m glad I did. Working out made me feel better.
What can I do right now to make the week less stressful? Blogging! haha. Seriously this is helping right now. But I’m also trying to live in the moment more and not be so stressed about things that I can’t immediately solve.
What have I been avoiding that needs to get done? School decisions. I’m debating the program that I’m in or if I even want to stay with that school at all. Especially after yesterday. I’m realizing that my heart just isn’t into the program that I’m doing. I’m afraid to switch because that’s more student loans and time. But I think it might be better to get into something that I want to do while I can. I also think that my disinterest in the program is affecting my progress. It’s taking longer than planned and my grades aren’t where I want them. I’m just not all the way feeling it. Decisions, decisions.
So I’ve spent all day getting settled into my room. It’s been a lot of work, but I built the desk, the bookshelf, and am down to just two boxes left to unpack. My brain is happy. 🙂
I have to work for the next 5 days, but it’s worth it to finally have a weekend off. I don’t know what to do with myself. This schedule is unheard of in retail (unless you’re using PTO or requested the time off). Since I actually have the weekend off, I want to do something in San Diego. I haven’t done any sight seeing or anything like that. I’m thinking Balboa Park to start. That at least won’t cost a million dollars. What else is there to do that’s not crazy expensive?My mission this week is to find out.
I have this list of questions that my mom gave me ages ago that offers some guidance with self-reflection. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now. I found the list while I was unpacking the other day (note to self: be more organized. It was in a box of bathroom stuff). I’m going to do a couple of those today. I like having prompts for writing. It makes things easier for me.
Which moment from the last week was the most memorable and why? This past week, my son has mastered answering the questions “What’s your name?” and “How old are you?” He has also given himself a nickname. lol. His name is Day according to him. He’s been getting good with his animals and their sounds. It’s so amazing to watch him grow and learn things. As I get a little teary eyed just thinking about it. 🙂
Is there anyone that I’ve been meaning to talk to? So many people since I’ve gotten to California: my grandmas, my dad, my friend who just had her baby, my friends who are also in the San Diego area
What are my top 3 goals for the next 3 years? Pay off my credit cards, finish the graduate program, and get a grown up job
Now I just have to try to remember to do this every week. Self-reflection is always good.
So my phone got stolen a few weeks ago and ever since I’ve been dealing with this insurance company and jumping through hoops to make this happen. But having a phone stolen makes insurance extra hard to deal with because they need a million pieces of proof and since we just moved the addresses don’t match, and blah blah blah. I really just want to cancel the whole thing. I don’t know why I’m pushing so hard for something that I’m pretty sure that I’m going to lose at anyway. I have a phone (granted its an old smart phone, it’s still a phone. It goes on the internet and makes calls and texts). This is really enough. I think I’m just a little vindictive about having a phone stolen. It hurts my feelings and makes me question humanity and I feel like if I could just get it replaced, I’d be content. But the stress of dealing with the insurance is making me very irritated and grumpy. I need to just learn to be happy with what I have. I could have had to go back to a flip phone. Or no phone. I think I’m going to cancel the process. I tried to do it tonight, but they were closed. So tomorrow I will lift that weight off of my shoulder.
We’re finally all moved into our house! I’m so excited to have my own room again. It’s been so long. I worked all day and the beverage is helping to make unpacking much easier. Well, at least more fun. 🙂
Since the downfall of the last week, things have definitely been looking up. I began Friday with the intent to stop wallowing about the things that had happened before. And I got paid. 🙂 Pay day always lifts my spirits. So the day started out with me being in a better mood and then my mom and I got the best news ever: we got the house that we had been looking at! It is so awesome to have an address and to know that our time in this hotel room is limited. My brain felt better after finding that out.
I also tried In N Out again on Friday. I tried it once a few years ago and was completely unimpressed. People seem to rave about it, so I gave it another shot on Friday. Well, yet again, I was unimpressed. But at least I tried it.
We’ve been in San Diego about a week now. I like it a lot more than Philadelphia. I think I’m a west coast girl at heart. One of my goals for this new chapter in my life was to work on positive thinking. I was doing pretty well since I left Philly, but since we’ve gotten here, I’ve gotten more and more discouraged. I’ve been wondering how positive people stay positive. We haven’t found a place here yet, my finances are a mess, and yesterday a customer stole my phone while I was at work. I’m so discouraged now and having a hard time being positive about it. Setbacks definitely seem less disappointing when you expect them to happen.
I talked to my mom about it and she said that while setbacks happen, I have to realize that theres nothing that I can do about some things and that things will eventually work out the way that they should. The in-between time is no fun for me though. But I’ll keep trying to think positively. I did feel better while I was thinking that way before and it did wonders for my patience. It’s good for my mom, my son, and me when I think positive.
So wish me luck. Every new day is the first day of the rest of your life.