Life

northern bliss πŸŒ²πŸ‚

Hiya peeps! I’ve been a little MIA the last little while- but for good reason.. I took some time to reset and reconnect with myself because I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed. This past weekend me & my “bubble” headed up North for a little isolated getaway. These days, that’s pretty much the closes thing we can get to a vacation, right? 🍁

If you had asked me 10 years ago, I probably would not have told you this would have been something that excited me… I’ll be straight up I was never a “nature lover” growing up, and I certainly never had a cottage or anything of the sort so this wasn’t something we did (I’m not sure that owning “cottages” is something that Indian people normally look at as very exciting lol)

But fast forward to now, and it was honestly just so nice to relax. I spent the weekend with my 2 work besties (and like the only two people who have a small enough “bubble” and I trust enough to be around tbh) – it wasn’t anything crazy fancy- we brought our own food, and things with us. But just to have a change of scenery and wind down for a couple days was so needed. I don’t think I had realized how much I was “running” from one thing to the next until I stopped- my body physically hurt. My muscles were all so tight, and even trying to stretch was a real struggle.

I got some exciting news this week (which I can’t share yet), but I also know that sharing that news is going to come for a shock for some, so I was kind of a bit anxious at the end of the week knowing that will be coming. Just getting out of the city and having the change of scenery was so helpful to help ground me a little bit and remind me of what’s important, and that life has a way of working itself out.

I never thought I would be this person who would love this but man there really is something about nature that can really ground you right? (Does this mean I’m getting old?!) I mean… look at those morning views though. I got up, worked out and did yoga, and caffeinated myself looking out at the view of the lake (very few complaints here). We ate way too much charcuterie, drank too many Moscow mules, and just turned our brains off for two whole days. MAN did that feel good! For those of us who have been working in healthcare or essential services during this pandemic, we never really had the “break” that some others did- to stay home and hang around in your sweats or PJs (and no judgement cause I am low key jealous of you!). But this was certainly a nice reset. A big shoutout to my adoptive parents/ family for letting us crash your beauuuuuutiful place!

So just a little reminder that if you’re getting to that place where you are not feeling productive anymore, sometimes it’s important to take that moment for yourself and do that little reset. This week has me feeling especially grateful for the things and people in my life, and refreshed to attack what comes at me next!

– C

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