Hello, hello! Long time no talk on my part. I really marvel at how time flies. The last two weeks were some of the busiest I’ve had since I returned home, and while they were jam-packed with some very exciting things (and some not-so-exciting things like exams), I tried my very best to appreciate each and every moment as it came. Lately I’ve felt like I blink and suddenly a day is over, a week is gone, or a month has passed, and I just don’t like it! So I made myself a goal to simply slow down and appreciate more moments. When I slow down, everything else seems to fall into place and I just feel happier.
Things that I try to do to savor special moments include taking pictures, tapping out of technology, and just ‘being present’. Also, I find that no matter how busy I am, if I make a list and plan accordingly, everything seems works out. Here’s some special moments I appreciated the last couple of weeks:
Brandon came home to the USA for a visit (and coincidentally he needed a t-shirt (my t-shirt) to sleep in LOL!)
He was home to be a groomsman in his best friend’s wedding and I was fortunate to be invited to attend with him. It was honestly the best wedding I’ve ever been too. The love in the air just made me smile and my feet still hurt from dancing 5 days later! Congratulations Katie and Michael!
Walks and talks and down-time with my parents. After living so far away, I’m just loving being back together.
Quality time with my second family. When I say it never gets easier to see Brandon head back to Australia, I mean it. It never gets easier. However, being surrounded by loved ones certainly helped, and fried clams helped our sad moods, too! We were just missing you, B!
Alone time/retail therapy. When I’m down, my go-to cheer-up reliefs include shopping, baking, and exercising. If anyone has a few other alternatives that won’t have me spending money or eating copious amounts of chocolate, I’m all ears! However, even though I really shouldn’t have been shopping, I couldn’t help but be psyched that I scored a new dress with a gift card(that I wore to the wedding) and a striped hoodie, both of which I’m loving!
A much-needed run
Loving this nautical hoodie.
I hope you have a special weekend, friends.
How do you slow down and appreciate each moment?
Does anyone else shop, bake, or eat chocolate to cheer yourself up?
Do you like weddings?
I seriously LOVE them. I officially have wedding fever!