Hello Blogging World! Yes, I really am alive! I swear! I’ve been thinking about writing this post for over a week now and I just couldn’t come up with the correct words to say to explain my absence for the past month. The truth is, there really is no good explanation other than life has just been extremely busy and my love for blogging has had to take the back seat unfortunately.
First I want to say THANK-YOU SO MUCH to all of you for the thoughtful comments and inquiries regarding where the heck I have been! It’s so nice to feel appreciated and missed. And I APOLOGIZE for not responding to comments or emails over the past five weeks – again, there really is no excuse other than the simple fact that I have had very little time to focus on anything other than work, working out, school and my family.
So I guess it’s time to explain myself. Without boring you a play-by-play of what’s been going on, I will give you a brief recap of what’s been keeping me so busy:
- I’ve been accepted to grad school! I will join Wingate University’s MAC (Master’s of Accounting) Program in January. Needless to say I am very excited about starting this next step in my academic learning and am more excited about the opportunities this program will bring for my long-term career as an accountant. If all goes according to plan (which when does that really happen!?!) I will graduate in December 2012 and have completed and passed the CPA exam by January 2013.
- In order to begin the MAC program in January, I have to complete an auditing prerequisite. I am doing an independent study (basically teaching the material to myself!) that must be completed by December 29th. I have to complete 12 chapters of reading, 6 case study assignments, two midterms and a final exam all in a period of 8 weeks. Umm….yeah….I guess this will prepare me for grad school, huh?
- I’m officially addicted to CrossFit. No seriously – addicted! I’m going five, sometimes six times a week. I’ve begun taking a 6 a.m. strength training class on Tuesday/Friday mornings and it has significantly improved my overall performance in WOD’s. I’ve lost another 6 pounds and I’m shooting to lose another 8-10 before Christmas. It feels so great to push myself physically and see results – not only in weight loss, but more importantly in my strength and physical abilities.
- We’ve been traveling an insane amount this fall. I honestly thought things would slow down after this summer, but boy was I wrong. I spent a weekend with Steven in Atlanta. We hosted many friends for Wingate’s Homecoming festivities the last weekend in October. We spent Steven’s birthday weekend in Winston Salem and visited his brother at NC State for State/Wake Forrest game. It’s just been an all out whirlwind quality time with friends and family.
Again, nothing life changing or earth shattering – just all around business of life. But I promise to do a better job of blogging and sharing life over the upcoming months. I may not be able to blog every day, but I will do my best to blog at least three to four times a week. I also cannot wait to catch up on what you all have been doing over the past month.
Thanks again for the well wishes and encouraging words! I hope you’re having a great week!