I am so grateful for today!!
Have been working my butt off at my job for the past two days so sleeping in (until 6:15) this morning so awesome!!
It's really amazing to me that I feel so rejuvenated after only sleeping for about 7 hours considering a worked 15 hours Friday and 13 hours Thursday!
I'm learning so much about myself though. For instance, I have learned that I really enjoy working. Yes, was working really hard for all those hours but I felt good doing it. I had a sense of purpose. I am still not passionate about what I do but I do really enjoy that I am good at what I do. I especially enjoy being able to step back once I am finished and reflecting on what I've done.
So thank you God for Saturday and the realization that I am passionate about working hard toward a goal. I'm really looking forward to learning what it is I am passionate about so that I can marry the two!
Until next time everyone! God Bless
Oh happy day!!
I am thrilled to share what I have learned with you!
So, a couple weeks ago I was feeling pretty down. I was upset about my health, I was in physical and emotional pain. And to top it all off, I was feeling alone because well I was physically alone.
I went to the mall after my lunch date with myself. I wasn't planning on buying anything, I was just supposed to kill time until my doctor appointment. As I walked through the mall window shopping, I saw a pink bag in the window of Vera Bradley. I just had to go in to see how much it was! Turned out that they were having a sale... and I went a little crazy.
I was happy before I had even been handed my shopping bag full of goodies! As I walked seemingly on air through the mall, I wondered, "why does shopping make me happy?" I couldn't stop thinking about it. So I decided to poll my friends and family. Overwhelmingly, the women I asked not only said they enjoy shopping but they said it made them feel 'good'.
I'd always thought that I personally liked shopping because it made me feel empowered. I was making choices and I was able to go in and purchase the things that I wanted. But now that line of thought just wasn't enough. So...
I did a little research (I googled it) and found this:
Shopping can be a rich source of mental preparation. As people shop they’re naturally visualizing how they’ll use the products they’ll considering, and in doing so they’re also visualizing their new life. And as many great athletes will attest, visualization is a performance booster and anxiety reducer.
I read this and it was like someone lit a cartoon light bulb over my head, I finally got it. It makes total sense to me now! Shopping is about more than just spending money, it's about more than the physical "things" and getting something new. It's about what the new items represent to you, a positive change in your life. Whether big or small, positive changes in our lives are exciting and refreshing!
Here are a few of the items I came home with that represent positive changes for me!
So as you may already know, I treated myself to lunch recently. Not only was it a good meal but I actually enjoyed being my own lunch date. Having lunch with myself gave me the opportunity to really enjoy my own company.
As a wife and mother I am very often catering to someone else's needs and wants. Going out to eat by myself allowed me to think only of myself and my needs and my wants for about 30 minutes. Someone else was catering to me and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
As a matter of fact, I enjoyed treating myself to lunch so much that I have decided to make it a regular occurrence. I am going to treat myself to whatever I want on the menu no matter what the cost once every three months. Not because it is Mother's Day or my birthday but just because it makes me happy!
Oh yeah, here is a pic of my delicious lunch!
I found a piece of Tiffany!
I am back on track and it feels so good! I know that I haven't posted anything in a while... sorry to leave you hanging!
I recently found myself in an uncommon situation. I was all alone with time to kill. I wasn't feeling well (again) and so I went back to the doctor. Unfortunately, my appointment was pushed back by a few hours. My husband and mother were at work, my kids had plans with my mother-in-law. I was alone and I didn't have anywhere I had to be, nothing I had to do. instead of feeling liberated, I felt lonely and angry.
I decided to go to my default place to kill time Target! I walked aimlessly around the store for a little while. I ended up in the Back-to-School section. I found a planner and some other organizational things. I felt a little better.
After leaving Target and still having hours to kill, I decided to treat myself to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory since it was only 10 minutes away from the doctor's office. I'm not sure if it is fortunate or unfortunate but I am unable to get into the Cheesecake Factory so I go across the hall to Stoney River.
I am seated at a table and I place my order. While waiting for my food, I pull out my new planner and begin writing. I write down a few paragraphs about why I am feeling the way I'm feeling. Then I read a couple of motivational quotes on Instagram. At this point I am feeling somewhat recharged. I thoroughly enjoy my food and even order dessert. I never tried Creme Brûlée before(I'm not really big on dessert that isn't chocolate). It was good!
Now, I'm feeling even better! I've had a good meal and I am mentally in a different place.