Finally Some San Diego Stuff

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. 

And now for some photos

ImageMr. Man checking out turtles

ImageImageBothering the fish at Balboa Park




San Diego Stuff

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. 


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.