Sunday, October 19, 2008

Live Your Life

I love the new T.I. feat. Rihanna song - "Live Your Life". Download now!

As for my life, you can see from the date of the last post that it's been quite busy. Work is off to a running start, and I'm happy to say that I've been quickly immersed into the world of client meetings, conference calls, billable hours, and lots and lots of documents. Things are particularly busy because the only other associate in my section is currently in Greece, on his two-week honeymoon. Good for him, bad for me as I am JUST STARTING OUT AND HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING. Luckily my partner is incredibly kind, helpful and most importantly, understanding. So my panic/stress levels have definitely gone down.

So yes, work is good, but adjusting to this new schedule of actually having to wake up before the sun rises has been tres difficult. The first few days I was so exhausted upon arrival to my messy, messy apartment that I barely had enough energy to eat and crawl into bed. Slowly things seem to be improving, and I've definitely learned that if I plan to workout, it has to be in the early a.m. (b/c there's no way in HELL i'm gonna hop on a treadmill after a long day at work). Good news is that I've signed up for my first bootcamp that starts October 28. Woo hoo! 6 a.m. in the morning... woo hoo!! That'll be... new.

Aside from work and my attempts to work out, I've been busy shuttling Lola here and there and arranging her doggie schedule so that she's not stuck at home everyday. Between doggie daycare and her three (that's right - THREE) petsitters, I think she's acclimating just fine. Her growth still astounds me, in particular, her legs. Girl's got some model legs. Maybe one of her parents was a standard poodle??

Another thing of interest these days is The Austin Stone. The church is doing some EXCITING things, which include building projects (finally!) in the St. John neighborhood of East Austin (apparently, the poorest neighborhood in the city). The church's vision of using its influence, size and power to make an impact on the city, particularly the poorest communities in the city, is truly uplifting. It makes me proud to be a part of it. It's social justice in the best way possible. I love love LOVE it.

So much more to say, but not enough time to say it. Must get Lola out and then hit the sack... am attempting to make a 6 a.m. yoga class tomorrow morning. Much love, darlings.


1 comment:

Laura said...

hey carolyn! great to hear that things are going well despite the crazy changes in your life (vacation to attorney training - what?!). your church sounds really cool as well. have you heard of brian mclaren? he used to be the senior pastor of the church i currently attend, cedar ridge community church ( in MD and has written loads of books about christianity and social justice. yay for progressive thinkers who are out there to make a difference in the world today.

btw, i moved my blog to word press. find me there! good luck with everything :D