Life Lately in Photos

Happy Valentines Day! 

Although Peter and I have been dating for 2+ years, we have never been in the same country on Valentines Day. Not that I am complaining. I kind of hate the whole V-Day hoopla… but I love chocolate. Gimme. On the bright side, I move to Malaysia in less than 3 weeks! We will see plenty of each other then :-).

As you know the 365 project is over and I am in the middle of blogging about my trip to Italy. So what have I been doing for the last 5 weeks?? Let’s review in photos because you know that’s what I love.

1. Chilling poolside. Florida winter alternates between sunny/hot and sunny/cold. On those sunny/hot weekends I have been soaking up rays by the pool!

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2. Working. I still work for the same company so I go to the office a couple times a week and work from home the rest of the time. At the office I can’t resist bathroom style selfies. My hair is so dark!! 

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3. Spending time with friends. My college bestie Carina came over for her birthday weekend and we celebrated with elaborate dinners and cupcakes with mini ice creams. Then I caught up with my highschool bestie Mariana and her boyfriend for some bowling and dinner. They are currently on a month long backpacking trip through Mexico. Check out her blog! Finally I attended my elementary school bestie’s bridal shower a few weeks ago. Time sure does fly.

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Megans Bridal Party

4. Spending time with family. My sister Morgan has been home so we’ve been hanging out a lot. Recently we made a stop at St. Pete Beach after getting lunch with my grandma. It was a beautiful day.

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Morgan and I have also been going out to lunch, hanging out at coffee shops, and exploring the campus of her new school. Last weekend we went to a naked body paint art show which was really… interesting. St. Pete continues to surprise me!

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5. Exploring the outdoors. Like I said, it has been absolutely beautiful here. The sun is out almost every single day. I have been trying to take advantage of the weather as much as I can whether (hah!) I go for a bike ride, take a walk, or just lie down in my backyard. Did I mention that winter sunsets in Florida are magical?

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6. Hockey!!! The lockout is over and the TB Lightning are back on the ice. I’ve been to one game thus far and can’t wait to attend more. Go Bolts!!

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7. Boating. My dad just bought an older boat so Morgan and I have been busy helping him clean it up and take it out. After a little bit of work it runs like a dream! I am trying to become a better crew but my rope tying skills are a little rusty. At least I have the winter boating style down.

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8. Doctor’s appointments. Moving abroad is a big deal so I have been making sure to get the proper immunizations and check-ups before I leave. Also, I finally went to see a podiatrist about my foot pain. He diagnosed me with some arthritis (yikes!) and a genetic foot abnormality known as Metatarsus Adductus. My condition is not threatening and there is nothing I can do about it. Instead the podiatrist attributed my foot pain to extremely tight calves and tendons (duh) and gave me stretches and exercises to do daily. After a few weeks I already feel an improvement!!! Hooray!!

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9. Working Out. You know me :-). As much as I miss Crossfit I have enjoyed mixing up yoga classes and outdoor walking with my own WODs in the gym. I am relatively as strong as I was in Shanghai and my goal right now is maintenance. With all my traveling it has been a miracle that I am consistently working out at all. But I love fitness so much and it keeps me sane in my crazy life.

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10. Dreaming of Malaysia! I cannot wait to be reunited with Peter in a tropical paradise. I will be in Malaysia for 6 solid months which is the longest I will have ever been out of the United States. Yes, I am terrified and freaking out but I know I can do it. Another adventure lies ahead!

 


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