I didn't realize I hadn't updated my blog in 2 months. Wow. OKAY, well.. My birthday was absolutely incredible. I have some of the most incredible friends. The concert was great and I drank absolutely way too much. Go figure.
Being 23 feels odd. My mom was already a mother when she was 23. I think it'll be another 4-5 years before I have any kids. Interestingly enough, I was kind of struggling with the fact that I'm nowhere near where I was hoping to be at this age, but over the last couple of months I've managed to calm down about that a little bit.
I have not been spending very much time in Reno because I've found that it just gives me too much time to over-think things and get unbelievably bitchy. I spent 2 weeks in April in Las Vegas cat/house-sitting for my parents while my mom went to Florida and again when my parents went to Africa for my dad's job interview. I'm currently in North Carolina hanging out with some family that I have not seen in years. I never get a chance to make it out here, so all this free time made for a good opportunity. By the time I leave here it will have been a little over 2 weeks. I'm ready to go back to my adult life. I've got 2 elementary/middle school aged cousins and while they are great kids, I just enjoy the company of people my age, which seems to not exist here.
I got to spend time with my family in Denver too, good times.
When I get home on the 25th it is Ben and I's 2nd anniversary. I can't freaking believe it's been 2 years. I'm also hoping that all the bullshit we've been through is the worst it will ever have to be because we really had ugly complications early on in our relationship. It'll be great if we can finally just be boyfriend/girlfriend minus hospitals, mood altering medications, etc.
I start a Human Development and Family Studies class on June 1.
I start Certified Nursing Assistant classes July 1.
I start full-time at UNR again in Fall. Nutrition 223, Core Humanities 202, Biology 190, Psychology 210, and Chemistry 121.
I go for Pre-Nursing Group Advisement on June 2nd. So, then I will be a Pre-Nursing major and then hopefully I'll be a Nursing major by Spring 2012 at the VERY latest.
I'm starting The Mayo Clinic Diet on June 1. Hopefully I'll be doing more blogging when I do that to help with tracking my progress and such. I have my Mayo Clinic Diet Journal and everything. I'm trying to convince my dad to pay for a gym membership for me at a gym one of my very best friends goes to. I think that would be a good support to have.
Overall, life is good. I think it's because I can finally feel a routine materializing. It's as though a huge weight is being lifted off my shoulders.
I'm even gonna have wireless internet (FINALLY) on May 26th. THANK GOD.