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Getting over the "hump"-My Blahness personified

Recently I've had trouble getting over that "hump" in life, in my career, in my writing and fitness pretty much in every sphere of my life (even my love life ) just getting to that next stage, that level of financial fitness, physical fitness and intimacy has been really hard actually I feel like I'm standing still like my life has come to a stop. Even though it's progressed far from where it was four months ago it still seems like I'm running on a life treadmill barely staying on point long enough just to avoid utter chaos.

We have set up plans, goals and are working toward them but I'm not sure if the sense of urgency is coming from the fact that my 28th birthday is coming up, closer to 30th and I'm still not anywhere I want to be. I haven't finished my book, school, bought a house or lost weight. My life to do list seems to be a permanent series of unchecked boxes, action items taunting me with their in-completion and I know there is no one on…

The self imposed no new make up rule

So I joined this new website called squawkbox.com, it's about budgeting, saving and getting a handle on your financial future. Most arguments in relationships are about money, my relationship is not an exception to this rule, often there are arguments over how to spend, when to spend and how much to spend all things addressed at squawkbox, I also went to feedthepig.com and after using one of their online tools, the numbers were staggering. My coffee habit alone was costing us over $1,500 a year. Starbucks although delicious is not going to help us buy a house.

 But the real kicker was my makeup habit, I thought I was doing an excellent job buying things only on sale at Ulta and leveraged magazine offers for free samples and gifts. Turns outs all my beauty swag was costing over $1680 a year! So that's over $3,180 a year in random silly expenses. This is the exact amount we need for a down payment on a house where we live. The overwhelming guilt I felt as I looked at my literall…

I'm not dead yet!

Love is absolutely incredibly wonderful....for the first three months. Then life starts happening, money gets tight, someone loses a job or gets a pay cut or unexpected expenses come up. These situations are the true test of love, respect and admiration. How can you save you love some one if you're not willing to pony up and do what's needed. I'm lucky enough to have a partner who recognized how much we were struggling and did something about it....after some time.

Although we each have our good intentions, our dreams and ambitious it has been a challenge to find ways to enhance and not hinder each other at times. It's been at the very least trying on both our patiences. Even though we are still far from stable, it's on the horizon.

 I've been MIA from Chubby Girl In the World for too long. For a while I was starting to think nothing I wrote mattered, that no one really paid attention to my little corner of the internet and then I remembered that as much as I l…