**2014 goals**

It’s that time of year again. I love lists and I love goals, so here I go:

  1. Professional Development.  I need to focus on career development. I need to go to more CLE courses and seminars. I’m thinking of finally joining the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA), and attending their annual conference in April, which is in NYC. I’ve never been to NYC, so that sounds like a good plan to me. I also need to take more time to read the professional journals and the local bk list serve.  I’m also still considering, as I have been for a few years now, pursuing the LLM in Bankruptcy. Decisions, decisions. 
  2. Travel. I need to make this a much bigger priority in my life. So far I’m planning another beach trip, a water park trip with the kiddo, that trip to NYC, and possibly a trip to Scotland. I also want to do a girls trip with the besties. (Traveling more was also a goal in 2013, and I managed a trip to Nashville, the Lake, and Cancun.  Not too bad for a girl with cancer).
  3. Running. I’m going to continue trying to improve. I’m signed up for another half-marathon in April.  I want to improve my 5k time.  I’d love to get back to pre-cancer pace. I’m hoping my knee won’t continue to interfere.  Stupid arthritis. 
  4. Try (more) new things.  On the agenda so far: painting class, cooking class, book club.  I also want to check out some local spots I haven’t made it to yet, like The Royale and Olio.  I live so close to them that there’s no excuse not to go.
  5. Spend less time on social media. I’ve been doing this lately, and it has improved my mood. Enough said.
  6. Rebuild my savings.  Cancer killed my savings account. I need to rebuild it.  I’m going to do the 52 week savings challenge as a minimum starting point.  Also, I’m going to be contributing to a 401k starting in January. 
  7. Read 36 books in 2014.  I managed to read 32 ½ books in 2013. My goal was 24, so I’m pleased. Getting back into reading has been one of my favorite things about 2013.

it feels like a monday

  • My hair looks fucking nuts today.  It won’t lay flat. I’ve given up on being cute today. Will try again tomorrow…maybe.
  • My colleague just gave me a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. It’s 11:40 am. Is it too early to start drinking?
  • Being in the office today is blah. I have zero motivation.  It was nice to go to Stl co court this morning and have it be absolutely dead though. No traffic, and parking was a breeze.
  • My son asked me this morning (for the second time) if we can move closer to his dad.  So…I guess I’m moving to Chesterfield this summer.  I was planning on moving to Chesterfield when Jax starts Kindergarten anyway, so I guess it’s not a big deal.  All of the driving is killing me anyway.  Plus, my boyfriend will be happy.
  • The law office is getting painted this week to go with the new carpet. I’m excited. My pink office is getting a makeover, and will soon be blue. Pink clashes horribly with our new carpet.
  • My health insurance is official! I’m so relieved that I no longer have to worry about it.
  • All other thoughts have left my head. Oh well.


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getting it all out

  • Work stuff is stressing me out. Ugh. I get to be the attorney and the secretary for the next 28 days.  God help us all. I’ve already thrown papers across the room in a fit of anger.
  • But Friday is the firm Christmas Party at McGurk’s. Super excited about that. There will be much drinking.
  • All this answering the phone nonsense actually brings me back to three years ago when Scott and I opened this firm.  We didn’t have an assistant for approximately 8 months.  Those were interesting times. Happy anniversary to B&A!
  • I’m getting to spend quality time with all of my favorites this week/weekend. Danielle and I had a dinner date last night, and then I got to finally see my bf. Tonight is BFF date night with Ann. We are having a pizza and wine fueled gossip session. I get to see my sweet faced boy tonight, and then this weekend is going to be much fun. I can’t wait. Thinking of all that is what is getting me through today.
  • I bought a couch on Sunday.  It’s a leather sectional, and it is being delivered on Friday.  I’m way excited. Merry Christmas to me.
  • AHS Coven is so good that I’m willing to pay $2.99 per episode on Amazon Instant.  I’m hooked after only one episode.  Horror is my happy place. Is that fucked up?
  • I started Allegiant, which is the last book in the Divergent series. I’ve heard some disappointing things, but I’m ready to know what is on the other side of that damn fence!
  • I very much liked the number on my scale this morning (134), but I seriously need to stop obsessing over my weight.  It’s unhealthy. It’s making me depressed. It’s stupid.  I really wish I could take Paxil again.  That stuff helps so much. Stupid BDD.
  • My boyfriend thinks I’m crazy hot so that should be good enough, right?
  • Plus, these boobs are out of control.  Even I have to admit that I look amazing in underwear now.
  • I’ll feel better once I get back into my workout routine. Running and training keep me sane.
  • Okay I must leave the warmth of my office in search of Diet Pepsi (and food). I seriously need to stop running out of it. I can’t make it through the day without my caffeine.