No Sleep or Dating ‘Till Brooklyn?

I had an afternoon coffee date last week. He was an attractive, ambitious, well spoken man. I found myself taking about my travels. The more I talked, the more that he looked at me like I was an alien. My sentences all began with “last weekend when I was in New York” or “when I got back from Europe” or even “when I was following Black Taxi a bit this summer.” These apparently are not normal conversation topics or relatable experiences. My priorities are not necessarily the norm.

I sometimes wonder if my capriciousness makes it harder for me to find people with whom I can really connect. Don’t get me wrong, I know that there are others out there who value travel, change, and experience as much or more than I do, I’ve met them, but we seem to be few and far between. Currently though, this difficulty in my dating life is a godsend. It looks as if I am going to be an extremely busy lady over the next year!

Up next on the eccentric Sarah front, my lofty idea of making the move to NYC. I am finding just the idea of the move, makes me giddy and tingly all over. I am so excited for what the future may hold, but I am a little nervous as well. What if I cannot get my family on board with the idea? What if my plan for a roommate falls through? What if I never even find an apartment in the first place? What if none of the graduate programs in the city accept me? Or if I cannot find an internship in the fall?

These are a lot of “what ifs” and pretty large ones. Luckily, I am quite convinced that this is the path that I am supposed to be on, which makes it easy to have hope and faith that it will all fall into place one way or another. These questions also make my drive to accomplish a great deal in the next seven months very strong. I am a force of nature if I want something bad enough. Now is time to harness all of that power in one direction. Look out! I may just conquer the world! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Nothing in Moderation

I started an internship this week with a startup tech company in Miami. I have a title, Public Relations Associate, and a work email. It all feels very grown up. Did I mention that I have no idea what I am doing?

The commute from Lake Worth is atrocious, but I think that it it worth it. The company is in a very exciting phase and the team I am working with is great. My hope is that this experience will teach me a lot and look great on my master’s program applications!

The fact that I went from working one day in December and no more than 8 during each preceding month to working 36 hours a week with a 3 hours commute each day on top of my studies does not surprise me. I am an extremist.

Take my travels for example. I went to NYC for the first time in the end of October. I fell in love with the city. I have been back twice since that initial trip and I am in the process of planning a trip for the beginning of February.

Or my yoga journey. I wanted to find something to help me learn how to focus my mind. It was suggested that yoga and meditation would be helpful, so Iย began doing yoga in October of 2012. By June of 2013 I was in a 9 week intensive teacher training program that required me to put in between 30 and 40 hours a week, including daily 6am group meditation, as well as give up television, music, meat, caffeine, and loud places for the length of the training.

You can even look at my concert going and see this excessive trend. I mean, if one night at Madison Square Garden seeing Phish is good, then 3 is much better! Black Taxi in Tennessee? Sure! Five shows in one week across the state? Of course!

My point here is that balance is difficult. I find something I like and then I want to do, see, eat, listen to, play with only that thing. One day, hopefully, I will get the hang of that mysterious thing called balanced. Until then though, I think that I will just enjoy the ride!

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