Sunday, December 30, 2012

Almost Done

I suck so much at keeping up with blogging. 

I've spent so much time reading other people's blogs that I just completely neglected my blogging duties. 

Since 2012 is almost gone, I wanted to write one last time and reflect on the past year. 

As I've mentioned in my previous posts, I have been in the process of applying for police departments and sweet baby jesus has it been a process. It's always something that's been in the back of my mind and I finally grew a pair and decided to pursue it. It definitely hasn't been easy. Luckily, my brother is a police officer and has been a tremendous amount of help which prevented me from going into the process completely blind. My biggest goal for 2013 is to get my name on as many lists as possible and hopefully get called back by a department within the next two years. For all of you who don't really know the process of becoming a police officer, it's an extremmeeelllly long process that deals with magazine length applications, written tests, physical's, oral interviews, background checks, polygraph tests, psychological exams, and medical exams. It's exhausting and the biggest waiting game of your life. 

**Crossing my fingers that something great happens**

I had surgery over the summer and was diagnosed with Endometriosis (you bitch). That was the main reason why I started my blog - I wanted to bring awareness to women about this horrible, horrible disease. If you go back to my earlier posts, you'll see what I'm talking about (sorry for not providing the links to said posts, I'm lazy hee hee). Anyway, as I continued blogging, I decided to redirect my focus and not dedicate my entire blog to my health issues. It was actually quite depressing to keep writing about my pain so I stopped. I know some bloggers dedicate their entire blogs to chronicling their journey's with their health issues but I just couldn't do it. Don't get me wrong, I find those types of blogs inspiring and very informative, but I had a hard time doing it myself. 

The last 6 months have been some of the most trying and emotional months of my life, and not because of my surgery or police testing. But because of a guy. 
It's always because of a damn boy. 
I haven't divulged too much info about my personal life on here but let's just say my heart belongs to a certain firefighter who has made me fallen in love with him beyond belief. Unfortunately, our relationship took a bit of a pause when things weren't going well career wise. It's been rough. REALLY rough. I've been angry. I've cried more times than humanly possible. But I've held on to hope and that's what's kept me going. Fortunately, things have gotten much better and we are on the path to getting things right again. I can only hope that everything will fall into place and work out for the best.

Let me just tell you guys one thing, dating public service men is NOT easy. Sweet Jesus do they make you want to pull your hair out and beat them with a bat. Kidding. Not really. And I'm over here trying to get into the same profession. What am I thinking?! Funny how matters of the heart work. 

Alright, enough about the sappy stuff. 

So this fall/winter season, I developed some obsessions. Well, not really developed, the obsessions were always there, I just finally acted on them lol. 

Let's take a look: 

Obsession #1: Leggings

I hate wearing pants. Absolutely hate them. So I decided to wear leggings as much as I can. Don't worry, I'm not one of those girls that wears them with itty bitty shirts that don't cover your butt. I'm not that unclassy. Jeans have always been difficult for me to shop for. I'm 5'3 but rarely find pants that fit me well length wise. I also end up getting some major bunch-age around my knees. I don't get it. They can literally be the tightest pants on the planet but will still manage to be loose and bunchy around the knees. I haaate it. Leggings alleviates all of this for me. I'm able to pair them with cute boot socks or leg warmers and call it a day. I don't care what anyone says, leggings make me happy so I'll keep on wearing them. 

Obsession #2:

Steve Madden shoes. 

Ok, this is going to sound November,I bought 6 pairs of Steve Madden shoes in the span of 3 weeks. I couldn't help it. I went into the store and it was almost as if the beautiful shoes were screaming to get on my not so pretty feet and make them look pretty. I couldn't resist. I've bought 2 pairs of combat boots, 1 pair of riding boots, and 2 pairs of heels. Sadly, it probably won't stope there. My mother would kill me and/or send me to some type of shopaholics anonymous classes if she were to find out. Eeek. 

Obsession #3:


Not for me per se, but for little girls. Actually, if I could wear tutus everyday, I would. But I can't. Instead, I buy them for my 1.5 year old Goddaughter. Her mom hates tutus and refuses to put them on her but she can't refuse them if Nina Stephanie buys them for her :) I also bought the cuuuutest tutu outfit for one of the guy's daughter's at work. I was super thrilled when he told me that the mom loved it and even made it her Thanksgiving outfit :) 

Obsession #4


Yes, the store. It's my second home. And it's next door to Steve Madden. Bad combo. 

Obsession #5


Ok, girls. Seriously. Their workout clothes are the After I started my training, I had to stock up on work out clothes. I had some previous stuff from back in the day when I used to work out, but I was never a fan of what I wore. I always had issues with shorts riding up, shirts not fitting right, running tights NOT being tight, etc. I knew I needed good stuff to keep my shorts in place when running, keep my shirts from riding up when lifting weights, and keep my bootay looking good when on the treadmill. I was introduced to lululemon earlier this year and completely fell in love with all of their clothes. Not gonna lie, their prices are a bit ridiculous but the money you spend is completely worth it. So for my fellow gym rats, check their stuff out. Not only will you get great quality attire, but you'll look cute while flexin your guns ;) 

I think that sums up my major obsessions from the past months. 

Wonder what new obsessions 2013 will bring?

To all in blogger land, have a wonderful new year! 

<3 Steph 

1 comment:

  1. Great post Chica! I love reading about all of the above!! My sister is married to a fire fighter so I know it can be difficult. You hang in there and remember if it's meant to be it will happen! I do believe that.....