Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tough Choices

Today, I chose taking a shower before work over going to the gym before work. If you had seen my hair this morning when I woke up, you wouldn't blame me. If instead of going to work, I was headed to an '80's hairband party, I wouldn't have showered. If instead of work, I was headed to a "white people can't 'fro" competition, I wouldn't have showered, and probably won.

I chalked it up to poor planning, because I should have showered last night, and then quickly got over it as I realized I can just make up the gym time on Friday morning, and I will still be doing the Jillian video tonight after work. One of the best arguments I've ever heard for scheduling exercise everyday is because "life will give you the days off you need." So true. I would like to add, if life doesn't give you a day off after 10 days go ahead and take one anyway.

My head has been all over the place today as I try and prepare myself for taking on a second mortgage. The best perspective I got today was from my incredibly wealthy boss. Our conversation went something like this:
Me: Morning.
Boss: Hey, Violet.
Boss: Housing market is looking up.
Me: Yup. I'm gonna buy a house.
Boss: And sell your condo?
Me: Nope, gave up on that idea, going to rent it. And then buy a house.
Boss: (between fits of laughter) they gonna approve you for that?
Me: (thinking, he knows how much he pays me)
Me: Yes, got pre-approved yesterday.
Boss: That is totally worth it. I know a lot of people that did well by that. That is a risk worth going bankrupt over.
Me: I thought so too. I will be eating rice for a long time.
Boss: Well, good thing your boyfriend is a chef, I bet he makes good rice.

So, there you have it. No rewards come without risk. Risks always involve tough choices.


  1. i'm confuzed - you don't shower after gym? or you don't shower + wash hair at gym? hehe.

  2. How good of rice DOES your boyfriend make? Hmm? ;)