A very serious question.

Do you like popsicles or ice cream better in the summer? I truly can’t decide. I bring this up, because I had both yesterday and both were equally as wonderful and I am just wondering if anyone has something important to say on this topic.

Although I do want to really know what you think about that, my real question is actually somewhat applicable to something that matters in life. Would you rather be busy or have a bunch of free time? I have had the serious luxury of being able to make and adjust my own schedule for the past year, and I am just now going back into a corporate environment and not having that choice anymore. It’s definitely a huge adjustment to not make those kinds of decisions for myself anymore, but it’s one less thing I need to plan out, which is absolutely a plus. I get so stressed out trying to coordinate everything, so I am actually beyond relieved to have someone else do it for me. And to think that I wanted to be a wedding planner in college. Hilarious.

During this week alone, 5 different things came up that I hadn’t been planning on. Although at first I kind of freaked out and probably still am a little bit without even realizing it, I’m loving the fact that I don’t have a choice and my schedule just is what it is. I am the worst decision-maker in the whole world, and it is nice to be able to use work as an excuse now instead of knowing that I have the power to move things around. Even though this new job will definitely cut into my precious reality TV watching time, I think I can deal as long as TiVo is around. I don’t think I mentioned this, but I am working at a hugely popular fitness club chain and obviously have a membership there now, so it will be super easy to workout myself before I work. I also live close enough that I can run there and shower in the locker rooms before my shift, which makes me smile so big just thinking about it. Weird that running makes me smile. That scares me half to death.

On the other hand, I do not do well when I don’t have more than enough time to workout, clean, blog, respond to e-mails, watch my shows, and all those other unnecessary, but important to me, things. I know there are much bigger things to worry about and that these are all things that do not need to be done immediately and in the super quick fashion that I do them, but I get really overwhelmed if I am ever behind on something. I know I need to remember that I am cutting down time on other jobs I have been doing for a regular basis during the past year, but that just hasn’t set in yet. Am I crazy? Probably. I know I just need to get used to this new schedule,  but I am probably going to be a hot mess during the next month or so.

With that being said, if this blog gets pushed to the side or if my posts are just off the wall ridiculous, please forgive me. I’m just trying not to lose my mind with all that I have going on right now. I am super excited to start this new job and hopefully make it a career and I can be done with this whole “finding myself” thing. Although let’s be real, I have tried anything and everything (job-wise) during the past 7 years and fitness is the only thing that I have actually enjoyed and wanted to excel in. So I think I’m pretty much stuck here, whether I like it or not. And I am very lucky, because I love it. So fingers crossed this all goes well!

What’s your job? Do you like it? And I really hope you say yes, because if you say no that is going to make me very sad :(


  1. Ice cream always ice cream, and I prefer to be busy! Congrats on the new job! That is so great that you were able to find a job in an area that you love as a hobby as well as a paying job! I am still trying to figure out exactly what I want and am suppose to do. One second I think I know then I change my mind the next. I guess that is my indecisiveness. ;)

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      Thank you so much! I am really hoping I will love it as much as I think I will. I am so indecisive too, but I think when you find what you are supposed to be doing you will just know. Sometimes it just takes an obnoxious amount of time!

  2. Ice cream by far! Not a huge popsicle fan actually, i think because there are no fun popsicle toppings :P i currently work with 2 awesome little boys from 9-6, and i love it for now. No idea where i’m going after this but i’ll take where i am for now :)

  3. I’ll still love you even if your posts are crazy and you feel like you’re going insane ;) And I like my non-paid blogging “job,” does that count??!

  4. Ice cream!!! I prefer to be busy…but it’s tough because other things that aren’t scheduled always come up and make balancing everything overwhelming. I cracked up about the computer monitor joke…pretty much how I blog at work – only I can see the screen =)

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      Haha, lucky you about your computer! And yes, unexpected things can be fun but also super stressful.

  5. I am so excited for you and your new job!! You’re going to do great! And I love soft serve ice cream of froyo but coconut popsicles are giving both of those a run for their money this summer :)

  6. Ice cream and fro yo all the way. I’ve never been a big Popsicle person, and there’s something so summer perfect about ice cream and rainbow sprinkles!

    I work in marketing for a children’s hospital and love it – there is always something going on. I’d rather be busy than bored, but I do need to take a step back sometimes and remind myself of my priorities and acknowledge that I’m not superwoman! Congrats on the new job! Keep your head up – sometimes you just need to get through that initial adjustment phase and you’ll be into the swing of things before you know it. :)

  7. Popsicles I think but honestly that is a tough choice. just be happy you can make your own schedule, it sure is a treat to have that

  8. I work in the bridal industry…and although I do like my job – it has been a very difficult year and half; and some days I wonder if the stress and the demands of the job are worth it?!? but let’s get real – I’ve worked at my job for 14 years now, and I can’t really image myself doing anything else

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