I'm convinced a sunny day can make life seem pretty darn amazing. Not to say rainy days aren't amazing (hello Netflix & snacks!). But when you go close to a week (maybe even two?) without a spot of sunshine, the world seems a bit dreary. So when the sun decided to stay around for an entire day on Tuesday, and then blessed us with two more day, it's an understatement to say I feel pretty happy this week. Eating breakfast with the sun shining in the living room feels more calm than any gray sky can give. If you stopped by yesterday, you may have been early enough to see this post... It was supposed to be a ToL with Amanda, but after a night of insomnia on Tuesday, Wednesday after work consisted of making dinner, eating dinner, Netflix + dairy-free ice cream, and then zonking out, no joke. There was no chance of even opening my Mac to get a post done. So instead, I just changed it to a Friday of ramblings.
And while Monday started out with a case of the blues, I'm happy to report the turquoise linings have been in abundance all week. It just took choosing happy, and repeating the mantra of "the day can only get better". Getting out of funks is really no joke. I'm feeling a lot more positive this week compared to last, and it feels pretty darn good.
+ Compared to last weekend, there are a few events coming up. Our Memorial Day Murph WOD and a wedding will be taking place on Saturday, and on Sunday, a birthday party for one of the little girls of a momma at our gym. I'm excited to have some easygoing plans this weekend! Oh! And Matt's mom has her birthday on Sunday, so we have hopes of being able to see her then, or on Monday for a little birthday celebration
+ As excited as it is to have some plans this weekend, I'm equally happy to have time to relax - or pass out like Lumi kitty (see photo below). This girl needs it before Monday comes around...
+ Which, speaking of Monday... I'm stoked on adding a third day on my weekend (for once!)! Gotta love those federal holidays. My goal is to really take it as a day of relaxation. My weekends are usually filled with tidying, cleaning, and laundry, so a day of just doing me sounds glorious.
+ On Tuesday (and Wednesday...), I discovered the BEST dairy-free ice cream -- Steve's Ice Cream. Oh my word, my world has changed. It is coconut cream based, but doesn't have the standard "tropical" taste I'm used to when it comes to coconut ice cream. I found it at our Whole Foods Co-op, and I know I'll be on the look out for more flavors when I stop there.
+ I spoke too soon about not having insomnia. Tuesday night was the worst night yet, clocking in at about 3-4 hours of sleep. A decision I made during my awake hours: I would never wish insomnia on my worst enemy (if I even have one of those). It is a helpless feeling, and I really hope I can try to hone in on what is causing it to happen more often.
+ Gym family = the best. I don't know if I have said it before, but I feel so overwhelming blessed with the community I am a part of at CrossFit Aerial. I have never been surrounded by so many people who go out of their way to make your day better when you are down, and who genuinely care about you. I have some of the best friends in my life and couldn't feel more appreciative of the joy they bring into this beautiful life.
+ Also, I'll apologize in advance for the Bridge Built entries. If they are not your cup of chai, and seem a little annoying...they are part of my new programming at the gym. We are required to start a blog, and since I already have ATL, I knew it would be easiest for me to add it on here, instead of start another blog. Oy Vey, it would have been a lot of work. Thank you for letting me doing my thing!
+ I'll end with this - I have so much excitement and inspiration for blogging now. I hope to spend the weekend channeling it into real fruition, instead of just a few random thoughts and plans in my head. I'll probably continue saying this, but giving myself a fresh start was one of my best ideas yet.
What Memorial Day weekend plans do you have?
Any remedies for insomnia?
Lastly -- what do you do to get out of your funks?