Wednesday, November 17, 2010

No Really, I'm Alive!!

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!

30 comments:

The Wife In Her New Life said...

FINALLY! =) You have definitely been missed!! =)
Congratulations on getting into the MAC programs! that's so exciting -- and hopefully your plan holds up =)
My My, you have been very busy, and you are forgiven for not making time for us lol
Glad to have you back =)
Congrats again!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

LOVED seeing that you posted today!!! Like seriously jumped outta my seat, did a double take!!

CONGRATS! You are one smart lady! So determined and focused! I couldn't be more proud of you!!

I wish I could just become addicted to working out! Haha!!

Rebekah said...

Congrats on Grad school! That's so awesome.

I love seeing you post again!

And, you are totally awesome for doing Crossfit.

Café Moka said...

Congrats on being admitting into Grad school!

Miss Southern Vol said...

YAY glad to see you are back! Life definitely gets in the way and sounds like you have been super busy! Impressed by all this weight loss! I need to lose about 15- I talked to hubby about Crossfit so we will see :) Congrats on grad school- very impressive :)

Brittney said...

I definitely understand the busy thing! My blog took a back seat in my life recently too and I just posted my first blog in two months! Glad to hear you are doing well and congrats on Grad School!

Michelle (michabella) said...

So glad your alive!! Youve been missed! Congrats on Grad school!!! <333

Ashley said...

There you are!!! So excited to have you back. Glad to hear that all is going well and congrats on grad school - so fantastic!

Christina said...

So good to hear from you!!! The grad program will be fun!

Yay for Cross-fit too! It's the best part of working out, results and feeling great!

An Inquiring Mind said...

Congrats on getting into grad school!

Melissa said...

Hey! Glad you're back! And congrats on getting accepted to Grad School! I'm sure you'll do great!

Samantha said...

You have such a cute blog. Im your newest follower (:

Samantha

Leslie said...

Wow, it does seem like you've been busy! Congratulations on Grad School! Thanks for keeping us up to date!

Mateya said...

Well I think my jaw just hit my desk :) Good to have you back!

Congratulations on the MAC program! How awesome!

Lots of good things going on for you! Glad you are loving Crossfit so much!

Jessica said...

Glad you're back! Congrats on grad school, you're gonna rock it. ;)

Kaylee said...

That sounds so exciting! Congrats on grad school and glad to read from you :)

Mrs. Nelson said...

Awww yay! So glad you are back, atleast for today anyway! :) Congrats on grad school!!! So excited for you! Missed ya girly!

Kelly said...

Glad you're still doing well!! CONGRATS on getting into the grad program, that is just awesome. Sounds like it will be crazy and busy, but YOU CAN DO IT! :-D And awesome news that you're loving CrossFit so much too!!

Brittany Ann said...

Soo glad you're OK! Missed ya!

Bryan and Chelsey's Moss Moments said...

Yay! You're back! Congrats on grad school! At times you'll want to pull your hair out, but you'll be glad you did it in the end!

TeachingInHeels said...

Congrats on all the new happenings!! Sounds like you're working on a plan and it's all falling into place :)

Welcom back!

allie-mac-fallie said...

Wingate!? as in Wingate NC!? Soooo curious since my stepmom lives less than a mile from there! That is such exciting news!!!! :) Congratulations and SO glad that you are back :)

Jordan said...

So glad you're back! I've been wondering.. Sounds like life has gotten really exciting- congrats on school! Good luck with the upcoming month of what sounds like pure craziness!

Melanie said...

Congrats!!! Its funny you posted cause I was literally just looking at your last blog post last night!!! So glad you are doing well and things have been good! Life gets busy sometimes and thats alright..always best to focus on family first!! :-)

Tiffany said...

Congrats on grad school!
You must share some of your eating habits you've had in conjunction with crossfit?!

Ashton said...

I have MISSED you!! Your posts are so much something that I look forward to reading :)

But I am SOOOOO happy to hear that life has been keeping you so busy and blessed, and so happy to hear about your MAC program! :)

You're going to do fabulous in this new chapter of your life!! :)

d.a.r. said...

Huge congrats on the MAC program, you are going to do wonderfully!! I am so glad you are back to blogging, I have missed you tons!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

Welcome back! I'm glad that you are moving forward with your education. It will be tough to juggle all those things but I know you can do it. :)

tootie said...

Congrats about grad school! Sounds like a great opportunity!

♥ Dani said...

I've missed your posts! Your blog is so fun and I love to read it... congrats on grad school! I applied to Wingate for my undergrad but ended up going to Boston instead. Such a beautiful campus!



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