ECHO! Echo! echo!
What the above jokes are trying to tell you is that I have not posted in 10 days. I’m not going to start this post out with awkward apologies. I will say, though, that we can all thank a new part time job, a snow day, and my car’s rapid approach to death for the gap. In short, it has been a crazy week. I’m sure you all are familiar with that kind.
Thankfully, after a week of the new job under my belt, I have a better handle on how to manage my time. My father was also kind enough to drive from Pennsylvania to Virginia to bring my newer car (purchased with my money, by the way. I’m no freeloader) and drive my old one back.
As for snow days, it looks like the D.C. area might get some snow this week. That’s outrageous. It’s officially spring now.
Anyhow, I felt that I should touch upon the gap in posts before I get back into more nitty-gritty type of stuff.
Fret not, child. Cuz Courtney’s back.
So I dusted the cobwebs off my poor, lonely, neglected laptop and hopped on over to FlatBrokeCoed.com for the first time in a while and realized, “Dang, I haven’t really been here in a while have I?” Yeesh… Sorry about that, guys!
So, you might be wondering why, exactly, I took an unannounced hiatus from mid-August to now. Here’s a run-down of my reasons why I had to shift my attention elsewhere (regrettably enough) for the past 2 months:
- I moved from Pennsylvania to Virginia.
- I transferred schools and started classes at my new university.
- I had the flu and bronchitis concurrently (it REALLY sucked).
- It’s believed that my asthma may have been a contributing factor to my slow recovery (it took about 4-5 weeks to fully heal) so I have been gingerly starting a cardio regimen of sorts to cope with my asthma.
- The house I have been staying at has been under construction for the past 5 or so weeks for a bathroom addition.
- The first few weeks I have been down in Virginia, I was taking the Washington D.C. metro to school. It was at least 3 hours round-trip each day. It was a total time suck.
- I returned to Pennsylvania one weekend and drove my car down. Now it’s only a half hour each way to commute to school.
- I was in an auto accident. I was commuting home and was rear-ended by someone who wasn’t paying attention. My car is okay. It’s an older model and the bumper was already ugly anyway.
- I had neck and upper back pain and stiffness for a few days because of the accident.
And there you have it! Insight into my life for the past 2 months. It’s been an interesting mix of victories (exciting new school, new friends, new bathroom) and not-so-victorious moments (illness, asthma, car accident, long commute). But I’m back now and I’ve got a lot to talk about.