This week was not the best. Again. I’m a super planner, and when everything is going as planned I’m the most productive person you have ever seen. I got derailed after Tally’s death last week, and now everything has piled up, including a stack of emotions I’m still trying to process, and I find myself kind of paralyzed. I’ve been slogging along, completing a task or maybe two per day, and trying to be kind to myself, but I’m having a hard time finding the intensity that I normally use to power through my days. I know I’ll get there, but I’m still feeling anxious about getting behind. I’m hoping this Great List will help me to get to a jumping off point in order to get back into my regular life again.
1. I took my first ever level 2.5 yoga class this week, and did not die. The power flow part was no problem for me, but some of the poses were crazy hard! I was excited though because I’ve been wanting to expand my yoga practice for a while, and a lot of the classes I take are the same old stuff. Even though I couldn’t do many of the poses, it definitely gave me some new goals to work towards. I started practicing yoga just over a year ago, and it has been a complete game changer in my life. Not only is my body stronger, but the mental strength I’ve gained from yoga has been invaluable. Without it, I’d probably be a complete and total mess right now.
2. My favorite show ever, Survivor, started back up this week. It’s been like a bajillion seasons, but I still love it. Jeff Probst is my favorite celebrity. I know its totally lame, but sometimes you just look forward to the little things. I still remember watching the very first season finale while working at a bar in college all those years ago.
3. Leila’s 4 year old bestie, Charlie came up to me at Leila’s birthday party and said in the saddest little voice, “I heard that Betsy’s dog died”. It was the sweetest act of sympathy I’ve received yet. She didn’t exactly know how to put it, or to offer real condolence, but I could see the sentiment in her face, and I was very touched. The innocence of children is often the most comforting thing in the world am I right? Thank you for that Charlie.
Major TGIF this week. I’m so looking forward to some home organization this weekend. That’s always therapeutic for me. I hope you all have and equally, if not more exciting weekend.