I am definitely an introvert who can be outgoing when I want to be, but more often than not, crowds are not my favorite. Now, if there is a dancing or Zumba event or a triathlon then I will brave the crowds and simmer in the energy of the people around me.
Last July I was in beautiful Portland, Maine. I had just moved across country and completed my first week at a new job as a cryotherapy technician. I decided to venture out to Cape Elizabeth for some fresh Lobster Rolls and that evening we went for a walk in North Deering and enjoyed the fireworks with popsicles in hand.
My mouth is watering just thinking about those deliciously fresh lobsta rolls. Portland, Maine is an enchanting place right by the water with lots of natural beauty. Last summer I was feeling kind of homesick, but it was a lot of fun to work in a small spa setting with other young, ambitious women. We were an all female staff and we served the area’s athletes and people of all ages. I was still afraid of turning 30 and joined a gym last July.
It is amazing how much can change in just a year. Now I am wrapping up my undergrad degree and running my own business. I had a very low key 4th of July and was honestly feeling kind of yucky due to all of the coffee I have been drinking lately and the cup of merlot I had the night before. I spent the day working, then resting, and getting hydrated. I do not think the pros of drinking outweigh the cons. I ended my 4th with a drive along the ocean. I love that I live on a quiet, peaceful, country road.
After taking a month off to get settled and recover I feel ready to start working on my fitness again. I do not belong to a gym and probably won’t for awhile so I will find ways to get creative.
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