Thursday, August 18, 2011

Back to School!

I feel like I'm going back to college.

My study books came Tuesday and since then I've been a studyin' fool. My new job starts Monday and so between work and study, study, study I won't have a life in the near future. ugh. But, I am very excited about my new job...I just gotta pass this exam with flying colors and all will be right in the world.

My big exam is September 29th, so after then I should hopefully have my life back. If you are wondering, I am studying for my ACE personal trainer's certification. I have a different personal trainer's certification, but Capital One only allows a certain few and ACE is one of them. ACE is a certification I have always wanted to get, but always knew it would be a tough one for me to pass. I am a HORRIBLE test taker and was so happy when college was over so that I didn't have to take another test again. Well, I was wrong...a few tests have been taken since college! ACE is one of the top trainer's certifications one can get, it is full of anatomy, physiology, nutrition, exercise plans, etc. Very difficult pretty much sums it up. Please say lots and lots of prayers for me.

On a fun note, look what I found today on a quick little shopping trip!

I am in LOVE with this mirror!!!!! Looks perfect in our "fireplace room". Our couch is being delivered Labor Day weekend and I can't wait. I have a feeling this may be one of my top favorite rooms in our house when I'm done with the decorating.

To sum everything up, I will be doing VERY little blogging between now and the end of September. I will try to keep you all updated on good recipes, life goings-ons and how the new j.o.b. is. I highly doubt I will be in the kitchen much...perhaps the hubs will cook for me???? ;) I love cooking/baking so this will be hard...also between working 8 hours a day then putting in a few hours of studying will leave me very little time to exercise. big UGH on that one. I have to keep telling myself that this will only last a month...

I can do it. I can do it. I can do it!

*Do you have a difficult time taking tests? If so, what do you do to overcome this? Good luck to all of those going back to school!


  1. Good Luck!! Please let me know if I can help at all with studying... hopefully my anatomy and physiology isn't too rusty :) I'm sure you will do just fine - keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks, Melissa!!!!! I may def. be asking you some questions. How did your first day back at work go?? I have been thinking about you! I will be in touch soon :)

  3. Good luck with your exam! Just love your mirror - looks fabulous! I look forward to seeing you again at the end of next month.

  4. Good luck Laura! I know studying is so hard especially when you have to work a full schedule! I have to get back into studying too... and pick up where I've left off. You've already done the hardest part! Starting ;) So keep up the good momentum, the days you don't want to study are the days you should really study! But don't forget to give yourself off days and do something you really enjoy. You'll pass with flying colors I'm sure! Good luck x 100! :)

  5. Hi Laura! Just guess who sent me across to meet you? No, I'm not revealing have to guess! She's someone very, very close to both your and your husband's hearts and has a deep, husky voice when she's sipping whiskey :)

    Your blog looks SUPER...she was quite right about that! I will be visiting again, once your exam is over...and I have a feeling you're going to do just fine!!! Best of luck with juggling all of these new schedules and responsibilities. It WILL be worth it in the end :)

    I love your mirror and can't wait to explore more of your blog as soon as time permits.