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Goals and Resolutions 2018: Update 6/28

I started a job and I've been working my butt off. I have been slacking on some resolutions, but now that I'm making an extra income... hopefully, I can complete more of these. Fingers crossed. 

Goals and Resolutions for 2018 Marathon/RunI would like to either run in a marathon or a fun-run type activity. I am not good at running or walking for that matter, so that is one thing I'd like to do in 2018. I feel like training for it alone would help my health.Go to the beachAs a person who lived near the beach for 14 years of their life, I never liked the beach. I went to one in 2015 (the Bahamas) and fell in love with it. I want to go this year with Jude since he has never seen a beach (except in pictures). Create a fragrance free bath bomb recipe.I am allergic to fragrances, but I like the idea of bath bombs. I want to create a fragrance free recipe and make a bunch to put on an etsy shop.Learn to dance. Take a dance class, even if it is just once or consistently. It is so…

I don’t like beer: Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ale

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Let me start out by saying... I don't like beer. I've never liked beer. I want to start. Tonight, I'm trying Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale. It was suggested by a coworker. He gave me a lavish explanation and I nodded as if this made total sense. It did in theory, but (to me) beer is beer. There is varying degrees of beer from tolerable taste to absolutely disgusting. The latter ends up down the drain.

You can watch my taste-testing video here:


Initially, the Monk's Cafe was amazing. It is in a bottle though so it didn't stay as cold as it needed to be. The first few sips were amazing, but as it became warmer, it started tasting like any other domestic beer (in my opinion).
Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ale *Drink ice cold* 6.5/10
I just want to find a beer that I love 10/10.

Life Update 6/13/18

Hi busy bees! This is Dori here, updating you on my life. So buckle up, buttercups.

There really hasn't been much change since May! So I graduated with my master's degree. The debt I have is scary. Education is great, but, HOT DAMN, it is not free. Next stop: doctorate?

I got a full-time job! I'm a shift supervisor at Rite Aid. It's rough working 40 hour weeks but it's been a month and I've learned so much! I close for the first time by myself tomorrow and I'm nervous and excited to be on my own (+cashiers). I get paid decent and my store manager and assistant manager are the coolest. I often forget I'm at work and feel like I'm working on a project with some friends. I just wish we were allowed to utilize social media. Because it's the nicest Rite Aid with so many products, especially liquor.

Otherwise, things are pretty quiet/the same. We are going to start kicking butt on the remodel of our house. We have some things we want to change and …

Absent

Hello, strangers. I miss you all. I've been absent. Absent from the blog. Mostly absent from social media. Absent from friends. Absent from life.

I have been busy and my life is becoming a blur. My body isn't used to this new routine of waking up early, working long hours, lifting, walking around 5 miles a day, and so on. My body doesn't like it. My brain is exhausted beyond belief. It's been less than a month since I graduated with my master's and got a full-time job. I love my job, but I've yet to settle into a routine. I feel like I'm drowning. How will I have time to exist?!

This has caused me to be super absent from many aspects of my life. I hate it. I like to have balance. I'm lacking so much balance. I love my job. I love blogging. I love my friends and family. I love it all, but I'm in a weird funk of hectic mess.

I'll figure it out eventually...

How Music Connects with Memories

Last night, I went to a concert in Cincinnati, Ohio. I saw New Found Glory, Bayside, The Movielife, and Ryan Key (solo act; from Yellowcard). During Ryan's set, he played "Ocean Avenue" by Yellowcard. The entire room sang-a-long with such emotion. I swear you could taste it. But, this made me really start reminiscing about moments and people that I associate with that song. I think of living in Myrtle Beach, first and foremost. I remember when that song was released and it would play on the radio constantly. I remember driving down Holmestown Road with the windows down a little, singing it as loud as I could. The next song to play was "Humps" by the Black-Eyed Peas. I think of the childhood crush that I associated this song with at the time. Yellowcard, overall, makes me think of Kelly McKinney and the summer days & nights we would spend together, blasting Yellowcard loud in the VW bug. It's insane how many associates people can make from music.

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