Bad dreams

For as long as I can remember I’ve been one to remember dreams, good and bad. Last night I woke up from a bad dream.

First, a little back story. In the early 90’s there was a college basketball star for the local college; he was drafted by the NBA, and then played in international leagues and coached some. I hate basketball so I don’t really know. My stepdad follows basketball.

Fast-forward to maybe 7 years ago I was looking for rentals, and this guy owns a crap ton in the area; same college town that he is an alumni for. I never reached out, because I found some elsewhere that worked out better. Somehow he started messaging me on Facebook; and it was creepy, like I blocked him creepy. He showed up at the country bar I was a regular at acting all creepy, and would not stop gawking.  I’m not anything special, just a tomboy.

He got a little blunt one night; and TOTALLY crossed the line, and it’s tough to do so with me. I told him “wrong fucking answer” and walked up to the owner of the establishment, and told him that it was either he leave, or I’ll never come back. I was a bit embarrassed to tell him what was said to me, but I told him, and he was gone.  I waited around for  while and left too.

I unfortunately have to drive past this creeps condo on the way to my condo, and he knows its me…

I had a dream about him last night and I cannot shake it. I had a hard time falling back asleep. I know my condo is secure; that you have to have a key or be let in; but he’s a 6’10 stocky black guy; that I’m certain I’ve never seen smile. He owns property RIGHT next to my condo complex.

I just keep hoping that he’ll go back to Chicago, but his latest vehicle has Iowa plates, you know cuz all these years they’ve had Illinois ones.

… this too shall pass…

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Bad dreams

Scentsy office reorganization / purge

Friday nights always seem to be nights where I’m in bed early. I had planned on doing a little reorganizing in my office. I’ve been here a little over a year, and I’ve moved things around already but finally getting them situated. After coming back from Scentsy Family Reunion last month I’ve realized I need to get some systems in place, make things simple but functional, work smarter not harder.

I crawled in bed Friday with the idea of tackle the office on Saturday. Boy did I!  I basically pulled everything out and put it back together, in a way I thought better fit, and got rid of a bunch of stuff I had either 1) moved from the old apartment and haven’t used since or 2) have no need for, and am just hanging on to it.

It was very nice to pitch some stuff!  And reorganize a bit. I might have overshared on Snapchat…  I did a load of laundry, had lunch and dinner, and watched two documentaries [The Story of Diana and He Named Me Malala] along with listening to some Scentsy trainings!

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Fun with Snapchat

A few have asked for a tour of my office. Keep in mind; in January 2015 I decided to finally start working Scentsy like a business vs the hobby I had been working for the last almost 4 years prior; and my big goal was to move into a bigger place so I had an office. At the time I was in a 565 square foot tiny apartment.

Fast forward to April 2016; new condo [still renting] but twice the size, with a second bedroom, that is my Scentsy office! Here are the photos. As you walk in the door then spanning right to left. In order to stay in compliance you might notice some blurring…

And these pictures make it look cluttered; I promise it is not.

 

I’m totally enjoying the Dymo Label Writer for organization. I didn’t nap at all yesterday. I have a few bags of trash in the kitchen by the door to go out, but I think I’m going to crawl in bed for a bit of a nap right now. I was awake at 8am and met my Dad for breakfast. I think I deserve a nap.

For those of you who may have seen the office before, some might not look much different, but trust me, the purge happened. And a lot of much needed organization. Tonight; I’ll be sitting down to plan out some posts for my team and business page. But first, a nap.

Scentsy office reorganization / purge

Life. It’s where I’m at.

The words I am about to write are a little shocking, even to myself, but I’m going to write it. If it’s on the internet it’s true.  I feel like I’m in a good place with life right now.

For the first time in who knows how long I feel like things are looking up.  The main thing, I’m sleeping. I never realized how big of a role sleep played in my life, how much I complained about it not happening, and how unbearably grumpy I was because I was not getting good, quality sleep.   Switching to the new family doctor, and find this medicine is quite frankly life changing.

I feel like I am in a much better mood throughout the day, like I’m not as testy. Yes, I have my moments, but don’t we all?  When I wake up I feel rested, in fact, I’m usually awake sometime between my first and second alarm and not really fighting going back to sleep.

Work is going great, I’ve found a good rhythm there. I’m not sure if it’s because part of the office has moved to the new hospital and we are still in the old area and it’s a lot less chaotic or what, but I’m not feeling so behind every day when I leave. And I’m working 8:30-5, taking a half hour lunch.  That in and of itself is pretty amazing.

My Scentsy business is doing well. I am still feeling a little like I’m on a high from our national convention, in that I have a lot of ideas, and I’m amped up for the end of this catalog and start of the new one in September.  Between myself and three other friends we’ve created an accountability group, and it’s something that’s done a world of difference for me, my confidence in myself as a consultant, and my business. It’s so great to have people from California, Washington, Louisiana and obviously, Iowa and all about in the same spot rank-wise working towards the same goal.

I have set some boundaries with my team; as in I’ve set hours in which I’m not responding before or after; it’s a bit freeing. I need to also take care of me, and my business too.  I’m working on some systems / programs that’ll help keep me organized, keeping in touch with my customers, and my team.

If I had to pick something that’s maybe not so great right now; finances and friends, but I’m working on it. I ditched my cable, and shockingly I do not have any streaming service. Not Netflix, Hulu, Sling, nothing.  I finally joined the library in my town; so I’ve been reading and listening to books through their service!  I don’t really need the cable.

To quote Bobby Bones “you feelings are never wrong” I’m still a little lost at how a friend of many years kind of just dropped me from his life. I’ve not seen him in a year now. We live 20 miles apart. I sent a plant when he lost his grandfather, around the time I lost my last grandpa. Not even a thank you, a text, nothing.  I’m mostly just butthurt because this said friend didn’t reach out to say thank you for the plant.  I mean, it just goes to show what my friendship meant.

Being 100% honest, I have no friends around here that are within 30 miles to hang out with. The few I can count on are still about an hour away,  and the others are more acquaintances that would show up somewhere but no one to just go shopping with or come hang out. My best friend lives in Nashville, my great friends because of Scentsy are all over the US – and believe me, they are the greatest.

I need to get out there, wherever “there is”. I’ve grown a bit more comfortable with going places solo. This was a huge fear, but thank you to Scentsy, I can say my confidence is ever growing.

But really, I feel like I’m at a great place, things are headed in the right direction. I’m not expecting the ball to drop, but I feel like I’m in a better place for if/when it does because life isn’t smooth sailing always.

Bring on the fall, and uhhh 35; it’s just around the corner. I kind of have some goals for myself for my 35th year of life… anxious to watch them come to fruition.

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Life. It’s where I’m at.