Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pandora's box has opened - WIDE!

Up until 3 days ago, this was me. Lounging by the pool, reading, and hanging out. Of course I was also unpacking, cleaning, cooking, exercising and blogging, but for the most part, had plenty of time on my hands.

How quickly things can change.

On Tuesday, I got a job.
On Wednesday, I completed a home mortgage pre-approval application.

Thursday (today), I nailed down my future plans with Folio Weekly.

Tomorrow, I'm going to look at houses with a realtor.
Tuesday I begin my job.

Next week, I launch the Bite Club Blog

By the beginning of October, we need to put an offer on a house and have it accepted to get approved in time for the 8k tax credit which ends November 30.

In December, the Bite Club events begin.

Seriously, all you need is a week for your life to go from tanning at the pool to full time job, part time job, 3 blogs, and house search.
And to be totally honest, I am SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I mean, I'm totally freaked out, but I thrive on schedules, lists, plans and organization.

The only small, little bit of this that worries me is now that I'm so busy and a restaurant profile blogger, I'll be eating out more and I'll have less free time to exercise. However, I'm going to write it in my schedule and exercise so matter what.

So the Bite Club.... I don't want to get into the details of it too much on here now, but I will definitely post and link on this and my cooking blog when it's up and ready.
Basically, 6-8 times a month I'll be doing Restaurant Profiles (not reviews), as well as food and wine events, beer and wine tastings and brewery tours, and then in December, the Bite Club, a once a month foodie dining club will begin. I'm going to be the face of the club, the culinary brains if you will. I'm so excited for it! I envision myself as a Padma... always looking hot and put together, slim and sexy, but still eating. How will I do this? Small bites and portions, lots of exercise, and healthy choices! Of course I won't always get to choose what I eat, but I can control how much I eat and drink. This will be a true test of will, but I know I can do it! And now that I'm going to be the face of the club and I'll be a public figure, I especially want to lose a little more weight, get my running amped back up (to really, REALLY burn calories) and really practice portion control.

I am so excited, a little scared, but I feel like I've worked so hard so I'm going to enojy this. All of it! I'm so excited about the new accounting job... and a house is just so wonderful..... and the blogging and Bite Club are really just fun hobbies and passions turned into amazing semi-careers!

Ok, I'm just going to say it once... and don't tell anyone... I'm really happy we moved to Jacksonville :)


  1. Sounds like fun! I love staying busy. My mom always said that idle hands are the devil's play things. Once you get into your groove, things won't seem so stressful.

  2. How very very exciting! Congratulations to you on all of your incredible new developments. My life has also changed dramatically in the last year (moved, got an incredible new job, moved again, got married, etc. etc.) and it has been such an exciting whirlwind. Best of luck to you!

  3. I am so happy for you. This is such an exciting oppourtunity for you!

  4. Wow girl...look at you! Congratulations on all the exciting things happening for you! Good luck with everything!

  5. Congratulations!!!! Lots of great news!

  6. Good luck, busy woman! You will do awesome at it all.

  7. Hi Ashlee,
    I just stumbled upon your blog yesterday and I am SOOO inspired.
    I think its great how you've lost so much weight.
    I am a long time yoyo dieter and exerciser. I just started the 30 day shred this month and am hoping its different this time after seeing how far you've come with hard work and persistence
    Will keep following you for more inspiration.

  8. Everything happens for a reason! I am glad that you are keeping busy, and getting a move on things :)

  9. Congrats!!! Sounds like it will be a very exciting new chapter in your life.

  10. I'm so happy for you, babe! It's all coming together!

    And, um...*whispering*..your secret is safe with me.

    Have a great weekend!

  11. So are going to be uberbusy girl. Congrats on the new bite gig!

  12. Girl you are busy! I too love being busy with schedules and activities. I miss being busy with social events like I was in college. I am glad everything has fallen into place for you.

  13. so awesome!!! i can't wait to hear all about it :)