Hi Hi Hi!
We've had sunny days all week and I am over the freaking moon about it! I was in a serious slump. The winter blues are a REAL thing. A scientifically proven thing... and they had gotten a hold of me, chewed me up and spit me out. I was in rough shape and lacking motivation to do anything.
Last week had me feeling like the ^above^ picture in the worst way. It was one of those weeks where everything that could have possibly gone wrong, did. Everything felt stressful and expensive and complicated and very "adult-like." I was a mess and I just needed to go home to my parents for the weekend. Even getting home was a mess. Traffic was horrible and I missed my train and had to wait two hours for the next one. I probably should have expected something like that to happen after the week I had. Murphy's law right? As much as I love this city, it has a way of making the most simple things SO complicated. Having Maddy with me at the train station was probably the only thing that kept me from crying. She was my silver lining that day. I love that little pup SO much and she has become so good at traveling with me. Everyone at South Station kept telling me how well behaved "he" was (she was wearing her patriots sweatshirt so I guess they assumed she was a he.) Either way, I was one very proud dog mama!
Finding the silver lining... thats something I really need to get better at. My mom said to me this weekend "I need to learn to go with the flow." She is 1000% right. I'm a strategic introvert. I overthink things on a daily basis and I don't like surprises. I like to be able to make a plan and execute it. Unfortunately, thats not always how life works, especially not in the city. So I do, I need to learn to go with flow, to "roll with the punches" as they say. Even in the darkest days, or weeks, I need to remind myself that it could always be worse.
I'm working on it! I've been doing a few different things this week to help me de-stress and unwind a bit. I plan to do a post on them next week.
I took the weekend to relax. I spent a lot of time in my old room going through old clothes and books. I snuggled with all three puppies, visited my favorite coffee shop, and ate groceries that I didn't have to pay for. I even got to have an old school sleep over at one of my closest girlfriends new apartment in Newport. I drove to all these places, in my cute little car and PARKED in parking spots in parking lots. It was the most wonderful, relaxing dose of suburbia and It was EXACTLY what I needed.
I texted Mike on Monday saying "I'm so back" and that is seriously how I feel. I am SO back!