Ever since I decided to dedicate my time to just teaching Pure Barre and blogging I feel like I am back to my old self. Now when I say my "old self" I refer to how I am full of energy, eager to hang out with friends, make new friends, live in the moment, and take life as it comes. The first year I was here in Arizona I was so stressed with my job, exhausted, and working odd hours made it so that I wasn't able to put myself out there to make friends and play. Life was constant pressure to perform, and I found myself in a rut. Let's get real, it was something deeper than a rut. I was no longer talking to my best friend, Todd and I fought more, my breathing issue happened on a biweekly basis, I cried way too many times, and didn't care to develop relationships with those outside of work. The moment I stopped working full time was probably the best thing to happen to me since I've left home. I found myself reflecting on who I was becoming, and how that wasn't the person I wanted to be. Even though I've taken a pay cut I am completely happy. I've started to put myself out there, and branch out to those around me. It's nice to make friends again, and not feel so lonely being away from home. Every morning I wake up I have a smile on my face eager to develop my future project, build relationships with others, be a good wife, and strive to be the best version of myself. I am now running on happiness.