So I did a little experiment last week. Let’s call it trying to shift my perception.
You may or may not have noticed but I ditched my usual Monday post last week. That wasn’t because nothing had happened the week before. In fact the week had been packed.
It also wasn’t because I had no time to write it. In fact I had written the entire post already Sunday around noon.
But let me simply tell you and without going into detail that it had been such a horrible week that I just didn’t feel like sharing anything about it. Not even writing it down had had the cathartic effect it usually has. And I wasn’t in the mood to throw myself a pity party and wallow in my negative feelings any longer.
So I hit delete. I deleted the post and most of the negative feelings attached to it and started over new. Because that’s the thing to do. It might take me a while but eventually I acknowledge a situation I have no power to change, try to accept it and then move on. There’s only so much you can do.
And in the spirit of moving on and the realization that the next week will probably not miraculously be much better I decided to tackle the week differently. With a little reminder that life treats me really well and that I have a lot of beautiful and happy moments in my everyday life. Just my sarcastic, sometimes cynical self loves to focus on the negative. Hence I am a moody cow. A lot.
So in the spirit of moving on I decided to pick one of these beautiful and happy moments when life definitely doesn’t suck and showcase them this week. A review of happy moments from last week if you will and are less cynical than me.
So let’s do this…
On Sunday Stefan and I made Bailey’s for a surprise wedding gift for our close friend. And as we also need a few pictures for that gift we set up a little photo area in the kitchen and took a few pour shots. It was so much more fun to work with him on this than doing it by myself. Not only because he actually poured the Bailey’s in the glass. But also discussing the set up and props with someone was so nice. When we had the shot we both liked I felt more grounded than the entire week.
Monday eveing was very relaxing as we had a little BBQ on the balcony and hung out outside until very late. I love my balcony and I love relaxing time with Stefan. We had Watermelon Mimosas, Capese and grilled chicken, the weather was lovely and we just had a good time together.
Work wasn’t going very well on Tuesday so I decided not to force it and called it a day late afternoon. Relaxing wasn’t in the books either so I cooked. I didn’t follow any recipe I just winged it. And damn it felt good to do that again.
On Wednesday I had a very productive and hugely satisfying work day. I managed to write 7 pages but more importantly it just felt good. I didn’t procrastinate, I took breaks when needed, didn’t drag myself through the day on way too many cups of coffee and even managed to feed myself properly. It was just a good day!
Thursday was a bit of a stupid day. I came home early unexpectedly and in the long run with more work on my plate than necessary if things had happened as I had planned. But that’s life and you don’t always have control. But I made good use of my free evening and started to re-edit old pictures. I am trying to work a bit on my editing skills and this was a really nice thing to do while hanging out on the couch and watching/ listening to TV.
On Friday we met with some of our oldest and closest friends. Our name twins so to say. We went to our fav pizza place and had a very relaxing and funny evening with pizza, wine and a lot of laughter. It was so good to catch up and spend some time together. Good friends are worth everything.
We have this weird thing with our friends that while we do exchange birthday presents we tend to do it months after our respective birthdays. So Friday was my turn to receive a birthday present (my birthday was in March). My friends did an awesome job by picking the latest season of Sherlock. So Saturday evening we watched the first episode and I am already sulking a bit that every season consists of only three episodes.
Sunday was our fun day. I took two naps, had coldbrew, Stefan cooked for me and we hung out together. A photo experimet failed but I didn’t mind. I’ll just try again some other day. I helped Stefan finishing stuff for his friend’s wedding and it was just a very good day in general. Nothing special just so wonderfully ordinary that I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Game plan for today: Surviving the office, escaping around noon, going home and then working on thesis stuff for about 5 hours. Also I am linking up with Meg for some fun with lists again today.