Occupying My Mind

Yesterday at lunch, I decided to run out to the consignment shop downtown. I had a few things in mind for what I couldbe looking for (nightstands are at the top of my list), but I wasn’t going in with very high expectations. Consignment shops/yard sales/flea markets… it’s always hit or miss.

But yesterday was a huge hit.

I browsed around, checking out the furniture and knick knacks they had lining the walls, and then I came across my purchase of the day: a beautiful, dark pine stool.

I know what you’re thinking: “A stool? Really, Megan? That’s what you’re writing about today?”

But yeah, I am. It’s the little things, people!

Ever since I finished my dresser a couple weeks ago, I have been thinking about a way to raise my TV so I could actually see it from my bed. (My bed is really high up so if I’m lying down and the TV is just on the dresser, half the TV gets cut off from view. It’s really inconvenient.)  My aunt suggested using a step stool, so that had been stuck in my mind. But where the heck would I find a step stool that was actually pleasing to look at?

Enter: the consignment shop. And this little beauty.

It may not look like much to you, but it solved my problem.  I originally thought I’d definitely have to paint it, but once I put the TV on top of it, I actually sort of liked the rustic look of it. So now I think I’ll just leave it there while I think about what else to put around it. Maybe that will help me decide what to do with it.

(Can you tell I’m trying to occupy my mind lately, even with the most trivial of things? Yeah, sorry.)

Speaking of occupying my mind though:

For a while I had been planning on ordering my personal training materials when I got back from California. And even though things changed quite a bit while I was out there, I still decided to go ahead with it when I got back.  I always have a hard time pulling the trigger on big purchases, but it is something I have wanted to do for a while now, so I stuck with the plan and just went for it.

I’m excited that by starting this process, I’ll have something to focus on; something for myself.  I’ve found myself missing school and studying (gasp! Who would’ve thought?) and I’m looking forward to diving into the book and learning all I can.  I’ve never been a big science fan, so I’m a little nervous about that, but I’m confident that my interest and passion will override any lack of experience I may have with the topic.

The materials should arrive sometime soon, so be on the lookout for updates on my progress. I’ve been taking some time off from exercise lately because my mind seemed to need more attention than my body, but I’m looking forward to getting back into it when I’m ready.

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5 Comments on “Occupying My Mind”

  1. [...] had lots of fun decorating my new apartment and learned that I have a passion for finding and refinishing second-hand [...]

  2. DH says:

    Go for it Meg! You would be awesome at this and it’s something close to your heart!!

  3. That’s awesome!! I’ve been wanting to do the same thing, but really scared about the studying part… I’m anxious to hear how it goes from you!


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