Today was a feel good day.
Yesterday was a, “work from home and accomplish more in one day than I have in the entire year,” day. I woke up at 8:00 for a 9:00am conference call, and spent the following seven hours at my computer. I have some seriously amazing projects, publications, and posts on queue for April, which makes the space I’ve been floating in lately more bearable.
Today, you can check out my guest post over at Bloomize. I wrote about five things that I travel with as part of the “What Travels With You” series.
On Friday one of my pieces over at AimingLow will be published titled, “No Really, Braces Make You Cooler.” I’m super excited for this publication. Remember having braces? Oh my. I’m going to have to dig up and scan a few pictures this week of what I looked like with braces. Be on the lookout Friday for said pictures and the article. You can do that thing where you point and laugh, while staying silent about the fact that your mother also has a zillion embarrassing photos of you looking like a beaver trapped in a telephone wire. It’s okay, we’re still cool. You and I both know that picket fence smile didn’t come from Santa.
If you were born with a perfect smile, I SHAKE MY FIST AT YOU! Blake is one of those people. You can sit with him and chat about having great genetics, while I sift through photos of prepubescent limbo.
So yesterday was a day of progress and productivity, but I needed a day to just feel good…I needed to feel good about myself, my relationship, my friends, and all of the intricacies that make up my life.
Sometimes we become so tuned into our work, our social medias, and our deadlines, that we forget that the real world exists. Even when I realize that I’ve been staring at my computer screen for so long that my eyes are starting to burn, and one pupil is morphing into the shape of the Twitter symbol, while the other is morphing into the little envelope symbol on my Gmail account, it’s hard to put things down.
After a day of madness filled with cranking out articles and meeting deadlines, I needed a feel good day. I needed a day with no technology, where I could acknowledge all of my backlogged thoughts as they came along, and send them on their way after I’d resolved them.
Today, little G turned three. If you’re new here, Little G is one of the two children that I’ve been nannying for the last year. The wonderful people I nanny for have become close friends and extended family. It was a day of good company, good coffee, celebration, birthday cake, mimosas, wrapping paper, and fun pictures. I woke up and didn’t turn on my computer. I didn’t answer any emails or write anything. Once Blake and I arrived at the party, I left my phone in my purse, and left my purse on wooden chest in the corner of a room. For the entire day, from the moment I woke up until we left the party, I just wanted to focus on celebrating the day Little G was born, without technological static.
I hope everyone has been able to find feel good moments this weekend, and if you’ve been crazy busy, there is always Sunday! If you simply can’t afford an entire day of feeling good, at least allow yourself the simplicity of a few positive moments.
Soak them in, uninterrupted.
[Photos shot with a NikonD3000]