Well, I've made it to Colorado and am pretty much all settled. I've been applying for jobs left and right but so far no one is biting. It's been almost 2 months since I've been here. I happened to move to the second largest city in Colorado on the Western Slope where the unemployment rate is highest. I thought I would have the best chance with all the experience I've had even considering companies can't find qualified individuals to fill the many positions that are available. It's so strange. Yet, I'm glad I'm not working! I got my wish to have a few months off and indeed its been nice, albeit worrisome financially. Today is the first day that I will be working the hours I've allotted myself to begin the stages of building my art business. This time is precious and the first few months it was pretty much all about getting settled, unpacking, and getting my trailer all situated. I love my trailer! It's so comfy and very 'home sweet home' feeling. Squatting on my friends property, I now can enjoy horses in my backyard! Yaaay! That's a biggie for me. I even rescued a neglected horse from next door. A 25 year old mare whose hooves were in horrible shape. She has a little arthritis, but moves around nicely enough and plays with the my friend's other two horses. Once she has good strong rock crushing barefoot hooves, I'm hoping to do some light riding with her. I've put her on some soaked beet pulp and flaxseed supplement that should help with her joints and movement. I can already see improvement.
With the increased activity level I've experienced since being here between moving and lifting heavy boxes, taking walks with my friend down the rural roads in our neighborhood, and taking care of horses, I've noticed a bit of toning going on. It's now on to eating better!
The last few months have been a whirlwind of fast food/restaurant eating. I've made some good choices and some bad choices; mostly bad. I'm back on track as of yesterday and feel pretty good about my meal plan I created for the next 3 weeks. I've given myself some IFing times, but I'm flexible enough that if I'm not hungry for any particular meal I can skip it.
Here's my plan for the day:
light drizzle of maple syrup
mint green tea
(my word was this yummy!)
hummus (I know GRAIN! but there are some foods that I just don't want to give up and this is one of them)
olive oil wrap
Green leafy salad
Snack (if I'm hungry enough)
handful of grapes
Work on art business in between.