It is truly amazing what a restful vacation will do for the mind and spirit. After spending three completely chill days and nights at the lake with John, we returned yesterday and did the usual laundry, grocery, etc to-do's, but I went to bed feeling truly refreshed. Not only my body but my mind. I felt ready to face the week and optimistic about my ability to handle the pressures of work and a busy schedule.
So often I feel rushed. Rushed to squeeze a workout in, to get to work on time, to jump from meeting to meeting, rushed to get home and let the dog out, to make it to a social commitment, to get the house ready, to get out of town, etc. To fit it all in. Slowing down and doing nothing (well, not really nothing, but a lot of laying at the pool, reading, and listening to music) over the long weekend really helped me re-charge my battery and clear my mind. I awoke today feeling AMAZING. I have a renewed sense of optimism, excitement, energy, and gratitude.
I hope I can remember this feeling and carry it with me moving forward. To be honest I have been really run down for a very long time - physically, mentally, and emotionally. Today is the first day where I feel deeply, truly good in a very long time. I have a strong feeling that good things are coming in regards to both short and long term goals.
The quote by Mahatma Gandhi "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" is something that's been on repeat in my mind all day. Words to live by, no?
I hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend and had a chance to reflect on the true meaning of the holiday, as well as to relax and unwind.