A hobby!

It’s clear to basically everyone in my life that I NEED a hobby. One that doesn’t involve books, wine or cigarettes, as those things are pretty sedentary/not good for me. Not that I’m this huge drinking chain-smoker, but maybe a little. So, recently I became obsessed, and I mean OBSESSED with the idea of attaining a stand-up paddle board and seeking water wherever we go to use it. Even here in Louisiana, there is a lake about 40 minutes away that I think would work. So, tax return in hand, after doing extensive research, I bought a fairly inexpensive inflatable paddle board on amazon, along with paddle and leash for $602. It had 11 great reviews and 1 negative review, so I figure the negative was likely user error. Hopefully I’m not a user who errs because, to me and most people, $600 is a huge chunk of change. The paddle and leash came in today and the board should be here wednesday. I can’t wait to test it out and have an active, outdoor hobby to occupy some of this free time that I now have so much of.

In other news, my bestie trip is officially booked- B. and I will be going to San Juan, Puerto Rico and spending 4 nights in this adorable little boutique hotel on the beach. It was MUCH less expensive than the resorts, and we both see it’s only having 17 rooms as a huge bonus because we like each other way more than other random people. The hotel has a restaurant on the beach, which has great reviews and fresh grilled seafood, as well as a DJ at night! I cannot wait to dance on the beach at night after eating fresh seafood and playing in the water. It’s also a great motivation for me to finally start getting my butt to the gym on the regular, which I did this morning. We are going April 11-15, so I’m thrilled at the thought of beating the boredom with a tropical beach in 6 weeks. I got a spanish language app for my ipad (another one, since it’s already full of French and Spanish apps) because I’m a huge dork.

C. may be going to Nebraska next, though still nothing is even close to set in stone. Norfolk, Nebraska, which looks to be about an hour Northwest of Omaha.. I hope we go somewhere, anywhere, soon, but regardless, I now have my vacation to look forward to. So, yeah my life has been pretty unremarkable as of late, but there should soon be an uptick in activity and adventure.

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