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Monday, August 24, 2009

Coffee Date and Back to School

Happy Monday, bloggies!

So I'm freaking out just a little bit since today I start something I said I would NEVER do again (this is why you should never say never)....I'm starting school!

Actually, I'm pretty excited about it. I figure I'll do the best I can in these classes (this fall and next Spring), and if I decide nursing isn't for me, that's okay. I won't actually apply to the nursing program until the Spring, and it's very hard to get into. But I'm a firm believer (*cheesiness alert*) that everything happens for a reason. So for now I'll just plug along and do what I can, and at least I'll learn a thing or two along the way. Hell, maybe I'll learn what the heck is goin' on with my knee!

So I met Match guy for coffee yesterday. Actually, I'll call him "Teacher Guy" since he's (duh) a teacher. (I often have nicknames for people I date....do any of you do that? I would tell you some of them, but they're not all "blog friendly"). LOL

It went pretty well! To me, a good first date is one that you're not scrambling to get out of. Did I think off the bat that he was *the one*? No. But he's a nice guy, the conversation was flowing, he asked lots of questions (!), and he just seemed very sweet. And he's cute. And ripped! Might have to start lifting more. Plus, did I mention he's a teacher?! SUCH a sucker for the guy who loves kids. I think we're going to try and meet up for dinner, so we'll see how that goes.

So yesterday I met my potential roommate and she is a total sweetheart! It's only temporary (she is hoping to get a job in either Dallas or Atlanta), but this will buy me some time to look for someone else. Fingers crossed! Oh, and D still isn't speaking to me. I know so many of us have been there, but it's incredibly uncomfortable living with someone who won't even make eye contact with you. And I don't feel like I did anything wrong?!

Does anyone else start school today/soon? If you're finished with school, have you ever thought of going back? I really hated college. Well, the learning part. ;-) There were $0.15 beers, people! But I am excited about this new chapter in my life, especially because I believe I'm on the path to doing something that I love. Life is too short. We spend so much of our lives at our jobs, it should really be doing something we love and take pride in.

Enjoy your Monday!

13 comments:

triathlonvirgin said...

Congratulations on opening a new chapter in your life Holly! I hope to be doing something very similar soon...

Nicole said...

Glad the date went well! I start classes today too! I'm nervous but thats normal. I get very nervous when I hear the workload and how much my life will suck for the next 6 months. THankfully i'll have running to ignore my *workload*. ;)

COngrats on starting back to school and cheers to doing something you love! I'm trying to skip the whole doing something I dont love before doing something i love, but i'm pretty sure something i dont love is inevitable!

Hope your first day back goes well! If you need anything, DM me on twitter! :) Happy Monday!

insideiamdancing said...

I am excited for you! Sounds like you have a great attitude...it may be awesome, it may not. Just see what happens.

glad the date went well! I have nicknames too... I also store numbers in my phone with nicknames. If anything happened to me and someone went through my cellphone book, they would get VERY confused!

Emily said...

I love your attitude! You are so upbeat and positive!! :)

Glad to hear Teacher Guy is so nice and loves kids! Just so ya know, I didn't think Andrew was "the one" at first either, so you never know...

Good luck with school!! You'll do great! :)

Fitnut said...

I'm so happy your date went well!! And I'm a little jealous! He's sounds great.... teacher, cute, ripped and I like how he asked you lots of questions :) That's so exciting!

kilax said...

Good luck with school! I also believe everything happens for a reason AND if something is meant to happen, it will!

Teacher-guy sounds sweet! :)

inmytummy said...

Good luck with school. That's great that you want to go back.

As far as the guy, I don't think that anyone ever really thinks that they've met "the one" at first. I know that I didn't and now I'm marrying him!

burpandslurp said...

I just started college classes today too! YAY us!
And boy do you have a great attitude! I admire you for your bravery and positivity...I am a FIRM believer that everthing happens for a reason, too.

Erica said...

So exciting that you're starting school- I hope you love it. I have contemplated going back to some sort of school. Glad the match coffee meet up went well, even if he didn't strike you as the one. Also SO happy to hear the roommate thing is somewhat working itself out. So ridiculous that you have to go through all this!

kristen said...

I'm anxious to hear about how your first day of school went! What do you think of it so far?

That's great about the coffee date! What grade does teacher guy teach? I hope the next date goes well!

It looks like things are going well- a great roommate too! You deserve the good fortune. :)

Suzie Q said...

how exciting! So glad the first date went well and that you are interested in seeing him again. that's a great first date!

School can be fun! I'm going back for about 4 months for language training so I'm in a similar boat. Trying to find the positive things to going to school. Learning is probably one of them ;)

Missy said...

Good luck with school! Very exciting! I start in November to be a certified health counselor! Glad your date went well too! This is fun!

dating london said...

I'm glad you have had some luck with Mr teacher guy! yeah i have nicknames too! I have just had to sign up to meet singles in London dating website to find any decent men! which makes me feel a little sad!