Monday, November 23, 2009

Muscles and Relationships are the same.

Just as a muscle needs to be challenged and given attention to grow; so does any relationship- In both the professional and personal life. It is true that muscle growth is not experienced until it works through fatigue; and it is when it is broken down that it builds itself up. It is through fatigue and stress that a muscle grows; both in size and strength.
It takes weekly, if not bi-weekly workouts for any body part to increase in muscle mass.
The same is true for a relationship with a boss or employee; with a boyfriend or girlfriend- with a friend, or roommate, or neighbor.
Too often we throw in the towel after one or two disagreements, a rough patch, or a bad will inevitably happen with every relationship in our lives. It is up to each of us to work through the fatigue...push through the stress, and experience growth.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

New Car, New Job, Same me!

I bought a brand spankin' new car today! I am so proud of myself....and excited that I was able to use my degree for it! Thats right....the deal wasn't final until they had a copy of my diploma, scanned from its home in Indianapolis!
I also have a new job! I work at an Orthodontist, Dr. Jill Bruno, and I work at Lucy; athletic wear for women......This is fun : )

Saturday, October 31, 2009


It really is all about the journey...I am on the best journey of my life- it is my life. My mom said it best, "this is your life katie, you have one go-round." I think what I love the most about being 22 is that I am only 22, but I am 22. I am a grown up; and while I will always be a child at heart, I am relishing in the thrill of grown up thoughts; even those that may leave me frustrated, confused, or sad. Because I know that really, I am becoming myself.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

My computer is fixed and a lot has happened since then!

I've been away from my blog due to technical difficulties; fortunately there was a very kind and willing fellow at my job who volunteered to take it home and fix it for me.
So since the last entry I have moved into a townhouse in Rockville, or Derwood as it sometimes referred to, with a Smart non-practicing lawyer, her part-time dog that she shares with an ex-boyfriend, an a very nice girl who never talks and goes to sleep around 7:30 or 8:00 every works out pretty well. I have a small room with a bed, some clothes, my scrapbooks...and a nice big deck downstairs that makes me feel connected with nature.
I am also going into my 3rd month at Life Time Athletic club in Rockville; selling memberships. It has sparked my interest in getting back into competition shape; however I don't know that I want to go through the grueling process of dieting for a figure show.....but the idea still has a hold on me, being at a fancy gym can be inspiring that way.
Also.....I've made two trips to Virginia Beach to visit Jazzmin and her family, and of course...the beach. For whatever reason even though I grew up right in the middle of the mid-west, about as far as one can be from the ocean....there is almost nowhere I would rather be in the summer than at a beach- and it doesnt matter which one, any will do.
The summer really is going quite well....oh, and I'm going to write a book; but more on that later.
As I say at the close of my Life Time emails:
Yours In Health,

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Enjoying the sights, smells...and snakes?!

Today (10:00am) -----As I pressed the garage door opener, ready to exit like I always do, from the inside of the garage.....what drops to the floor but a big, black snake!!! Now, I have never seen a snake outside except for those little green garden ones...ya know, the cute when I saw it, I thought it was a big plastic one and I just laughed to myself thinking it was a joke...but NO, as I got closer its little tongue slithered out...So I turned around, ran back inside and told Mrs. Desai "THERES A SNAKE IN THE GARAGE!!" So she came downstairs and told me to dial 911!! And so i did! and 911 told me to call animal then we decided to check on the location status of the big, giant, black snake...and it had come outside of the garage and was next to the I took a picture of the big 4 foot long black snake and then came back inside.....and then it slithered away and I havent seen again. That was a big snake!
But that was just the events of this morning, Monday I did more DC exploring, which is what I mostly do to pass the time....I take the metro to metro station and then I get out and walk around, eat peanuts in front of the white house and wait for one of the Obamas come out, which I have yet to see....and then I walk around Dupont Circle and discover that it is just that- a traffic circle...then I check out all of the known and unknown sights...the big monuments and the less well known monuments, The smithsonians, national gallery, IMAX, zoo....things that I feel like I need to see!
So tomorrow I start my job at Lifetime Athletics...It is the most super and fancy delux health club I have ever seen! I am going to be selling memberships.....yep, thats the update for now. So much to see and do, people to meet, flowers to smell.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Here I go!

I made it! A fun-filled weekend of family and friends and graduation is complete and I am safely living in Maryland, With my wonderfully hospitable and helpful relatives, the Desai's! Today I toured the mall with my mom, parted ways on the subway and then visited the national aquarium and the Holocost Museum....and then I came back on the subway and was picked up by Anil....I unloaded the remaining clothes and stuff from my car, and then had a tasty indian dinner of puffy bread and green beans and mangos...mmmmm! Tomorrow I'm off to interview at a gym and find the library!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Thoughts about graduating

I graduate in one week....May 16th at 7:00, I can't wait, but I've been a student for most of my life; and venturing out into the "real" world can be a daunting task. Or maybe others just make it out to be. "Get back in school as quick as ya can cuz the real world sucks," said Alfredo, a retail store manager I train at the gym, in conversation about graduation. But I don't think he means it...he just wants to quit his job and lose a bunch of weight. And why does the real world have to have quotation marks around it...since I'm pretty sure I've been living in the same world since I got here 22 years ago. Who knows what the quotation marks mean.
I have learned much here at Kent State- came in as a fashion major and out an international relations one...Sort of like how march comes in like a lion and out like a lamb....except college is 4 years and March is 30 days....Yes something like that, but I am neither a lion nor a lamb....and through the blur of tests and papers and snow days and lectures I have emerged a better person.
My 1st grade teacher called me the zoomer...because I got everything done really really quickly. I saw every assignment as an obstacle in my social life, I finished every worksheet faster than the last one.....and I kind of think thats how I approached college. While I expanded my mind and engaged in challenging discussion, I signed up for every class knowing that the faster I got through it the quicker I was done...The sooner I typed the paper or wrote the notes or read the chapter; the quicker I would finish.
So here I am, one week from graduation, and I couldn't imagine a better place to be.