Thank you all so much for your comments on my giveaway post last week. I always love hearing what you would like to see on PIPM, and some of you suggested more life posts.
I never really discussed it, but I lost my job in April of this year due to budget cuts. Since then, I can't tell you how many jobs I've applied for and never heard from anyone. Also, I had so many interviews where I thought it went so well and would never hear from the Interviewer again even after emailing them asking for updates. I think these days people just don't follow up after an interview which is so bizarre to me. Luckily I've been able to do some side work here and there to keep my skills fresh and make some money. And I finally start a new job in a couple of weeks!
Last week I came to Kentucky to visit my parents while I still had some #funemployment time left. I am starting a new job soon and wanted to take advantage of my time off. While I was here I went up to the new Outlet Shops of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville. I wasn't impressed with the outlets as a whole but did find some good bargains at the Saks Off 5th Outlet and the J.Crew Factory store. Have any of you all been yet?
I really enjoy going to the Zappos/6pm Outlet when I am here as well. You pretty much can't get me to pay full retail on anything these days. I am always looking for a bargain and have turned into quite the sale shopper/eBayer. Would you all be interested in a post where I share eBay and deal hunting secrets? I haven't paid full price for something in ages (except for the cult favorite Kendra Scott necklace).
I can't believe I turn 30 in November. This year of 29 has been an interesting one for sure. I kind of had a mental meltdown in January because of stress, not sleeping, and dealing with severe anxiety (which I had for years) and was diagnosed with having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder which was masked as anxiety. This isn't the "oh I love to clean" OCD, this is the obsessional repetitive thoughts OCD that will literally plague and debilitate you. I haven't really talked about it because it's honestly a period of time I'd like to erase ... it was a really rough time and I was really depressed, but I am doing 100% better now.
I have also been working out a lot lately and love going to Hot Yoga and Cardio Barre. I never understood why people worked out before for emotional well-being, but it totally makes sense now. I feel so great every time I leave a class and feel invigorated for the rest of my day. I also love the sense of community you get after going to the same classes consistently.
Well, I hope I didn't bore you all with my life updates. I will try to do more posts like these if you all like them. Have a great Monday!