Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Self Journal: Optimism

(I had a sudden burst of creativity yesterday. I had words in my head that I had to write down that second. I used my phone notepad. Then I decided to post it here... Not sure of this will become a theme or not, but I always liked the idea of a blog being more of a journal. Anyway..)

Monday, February 2nd 2015

It didn't get dark until almost six today. I felt a sudden rush of optimism as I looked out the kitchen window, seeing light instead of the usual darkness that greets me when I get home from work. 




The smell of roasted cauliflower and lemon pepper tilapia filled the air, some seeds I had ordered last week sat on the counter top next to me, and for just a second it felt like summer. 

 I finally felt the optimism I had been waiting for all weekend that never came. I thought for sure that I would have to wait another week before there was any chance at feeling optimistic again. Mondays are never good days and the soreness in my arms and back didn't go away over the weekend like I had hoped. But somehow they didn't scream in protest every time I moved today, maybe I am finally on the mend. Today was a better Monday than I had anticipated. 






21 comments:

  1. I can't wait for spring too. Maybe me and you should go to a yoga class once a week together.

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    1. That would be fun. Maybe one day when I have spare money :P

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  2. I too have those moments where I just have to write things down, I think the Notepad app is my most used! I enjoyed this entry, I always prefer more personal blogs that are like journals. I love that hopeful anticipation for summer. I'm glad you're feeling good :)

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    1. I've had a few of those moments before, but this was the first time I actually decided to write it down!

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  3. i'm with Faye, she sums it up perfectly. and lovely, lovely shots. this looks like such a nice evening. :)

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  4. I like the idea of blogs being journals too! I think, that since they are such a personal space, we are allowed to do with our blogs as we please! I liked this entry! (And roasted cauliflower and the tilapia sounds delicious!)

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  5. This is just lovely and what a brilliant idea, I hope to see more of it! Those moments are really the best aren't they? When you remember something or all of a sudden it feels like a certain happy or hopeful moment from long ago. I am glad that it was like a breath of fresh air for you.

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    1. They really are! It's nice to stop and think about all the good things in life :)

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  6. I like this idea :-) My sister has been telling me to get more personal on my blog... there's a fine line between just enough and too much. This is just enough!

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  7. Thank you so much for your last comment!!! You should really try some vegan dishes, I am sure you will love them :)
    I think its a good idea to have the blog a little bit as a journal... I kept a certain distance to my blog and my readers for more than two years and since I began opening up and becoming more personal, I find blogging even more fun and fulfilling!
    xx

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    1. It is a lot more fun to just blog about what you're at that moment!

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  8. Sounds like you had an epiphany, or as Oprah would say, an 'ah-ha moment'. I LOVE when that happens! Almost makes the inner turmoil/ struggles worth it. How brave you are to share your feelings with the blog world. I think doing so does make you even more relatable because everyone has those bad days when nothing seems to be going right or everything gets on your nerves. Hope is so important to us humans! I'm glad your feeling optimistic about the future again. Maybe you could get a taller chair or something so you don't have to be constantly holding your arms up like that at work?
    xo ♡ mom

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    1. Thanks! Hopefully I can find some better way to sit!

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  9. Sounds like you had an epiphany, or as Oprah would say, an 'ah-ha moment'. I LOVE when that happens! Almost makes the inner turmoil/ struggles worth it. How brave you are to share your feelings with the blog world. I think doing so does make you even more relatable because everyone has those bad days when nothing seems to be going right or everything gets on your nerves. Hope is so important to us humans! I'm glad your feeling optimistic about the future again. Maybe you could get a taller chair or something so you don't have to be constantly holding your arms up like that at work?
    xo ♡ mom

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  10. I read your little About You bit at the top and you sound soooo much like me! I am also a cat enthusiast... although I just say crazy cat lady haha. In fact I'm reading a book right now called A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen which I think you'd love (if you like reading!) Anyway! Awesome that you collect vintage cameras too!
    Your dinner sounded divine!! Hope summer comes to you soon! I'm right in the middle of summer right now in South Africa and it is lovely - I am getting FOMO seeing all these snowy posts though!!

    New follower on GFC! Hope you follow back and keep in touch xxx

    www.bohemianmuses.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow thanks so much! I'll check out your blog! :D

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  11. Even when it's cold and dark, every one should be charged with optimism. Anxiously await the spring, and look forward to what will soon come. Beautiful meal, looks delicious :)
    Have an amazing weekend ahead of you :*
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