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Weekend Wrapup: Gone to Gainesville

Good morning!

I know I’m a day late for this post, but it feels like a case of the Mondays, so that makes it ok, right?

I sort of started my weekend on Thursday, when I was feeling a little restless and decided to get a haircut after work. It’s been so hard for me to commit to a new stylist after having the same person cut my hair in Gainesville for years, plus I experienced a bit of sticker shock after moving to a bigger city.  A coworker recommended a new salon, so I took the plunge and booked an appointment with a lady named Ana who sounded like she really new her stuff. And she did!

My fabulous hair took on a life of its own and decided it wanted to go out, so Tabatha and I went for Thursday night football drinks. Since I’m trying to be really strict with my diet, I’ve been sticking to boring bland drinks like vodka, soda water and lime to cut down on the sugar and calories.

On Friday, I drove down to Gainesville right after work, and Troy greeted me with a stunning bouquet of roses. It’s hard being apart for weeks at a time, but we’re making the most of our weekends together.

Saturday morning, we went for a bike ride to Paynes Prairie, which is a beautiful state reserve located between Gainesville and Micanopy where bison, wild horses, alligators and native birds are often spotted.

We didn’t see any unusual animals, but we did get to enjoy the scenery and fresh air on a perfect day. There were hardly any clouds out, and it was a sunny, breezy 70 degrees out for the whole ride.

It was the farthest I’ve ever ridden, and we managed to knock out 9 miles in about 48 minutes. I hardly even broke a sweat, and I can’t wait to take my awesome bike out again for even longer rides.

We worked up an appetite by the time we made it home, so I made my usual big weekend breakfast, complete with a veggie omelet, OJ, and delicious honey crisp apples.

After brunch, we camped out in the living room and enjoyed a relaxing evening of watching movies and catching up on Top Chef and all those other mindless reality shows I’d watch if I had cable.

We were planning on going for another ride on Sunday, but we decided to take it easy and spend some time together before I had to drive back. I made another huge breakfast, french toast with apples and an omelet on the side, and we headed to Ale House to watch some football afterwards.

Abby came out for lunch, and it was awesome to see her since I’ve been missing my girlfriends. We got to catch up, but sadly I had to leave shortly after and make the trek back to Orlando. I really miss all my Gainesville friends and just being able to go out and see people whenever I want, but I guess that means I have the opportunity to make new ones here. It’s bittersweet because I love it here so much, but I’m missing the most important people, and I’d rather have them to enjoy it with than not at all.

Sorry about moping. I’ll move onto better news. I won my fantasy week!!! That means I’m going to the playoffs and I can’t be more excited that I made it this far. GO TEAM!


I’m wondering…


What’s your advice for dealing with missing friends after a big move? What should I try to stay distracted and keep my mind off things?

I’ve been going to the gym more than I ever have and cooking all my meals, which takes up a lot of time. I’m also blogging more, but I can’t help but feel like I still have all these gaps to fill.

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I am a college student that is trying to stay physically fit and eat healthy. We all know how hard this is, so I am trying to post some tips, and get some discussions started so we can all learn from each other.


  1. Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile

    Your hair looks gorgeous! I’m glad you had a great weekend back in Gainesville. It’s always hard moving away from all of your friends, but I think the best thing to do is what you’re doing – keep yourself busy. Also, meeting new people is another huge thing. You’ll get settled in no time. 🙂

    • Thank you! I can imagine how hard it must’ve been for you moving to Gainesville. At least it’s a college town though. It’s so hard meeting young professionals my age here because there are so many families! I’m sure I’ll network and find my niche soon.

  2. Love Payne’s Prarie! My bff went to UF for college way back in once upon a time, time and we’d go often!

  3. Your hair looks amazing!
    And gorgeous flowers you lucky girl!!!! 🙂
    Hmmmm, that’s a hard one re friends and the move. I am finding that one year on its harder now than even when we first moved! I wish I had wonderful advice for you but I don’t – just make the effort to catch up when you can 🙂

  4. Hey!
    I nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award 🙂

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