Maybe it's the gloomy weather the last couple of days, or the fact that I have been eating a ton of junk food, or the fact that I have plunged myself into yet another four weeks of WayTooMuchToDo land, but I have had some serious blues this past week. I watched Castaway last week (gotta love Tom Hanks!) and I have been living by his last statement "I know what I have to do now. I have to keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring" (Broyles, W., 2000)?* So I've been living my that motto. Keep breathing. Take one day at a time. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? But in an effort to get myself out of this funk, I am making a list of all the amazing things about my life:
I don't have to be to work until 9 every day, which gives me lots of time to sleep in, and I don't have to fight anyone for shower time, or hot water.
I am blessed with a boss who refuses to micro manage, so I am free to do my job as I see fit (within reason, of course).
I live in a beautiful house with three great girls that don't drive me insane.
I learned to swing dance this weekend, and was pronounced to be a "natural".
I started using shampoo for blonde hair, and my highlights are looking better than ever.
I have glasses that I can wear on days I don't feel like putting my contacts in.
I ate cake for breakfast this morning.
I have the opportunity to mentor a fourth grade girl at a local elementary. Not only is it tons of fun, I also feel like I am doing something worthwhile.
My organ/piano skills are improving, so it's becoming easier to pick hymns each week.
I get to go on vacation in less than a month and will see my whole family two weekends in a row.
I'm going on a cruise in six months.
My job is incredibly stable in this economy.
I'm taking off 6 days in March, and will still have 44 hours of PTO, not even counting sick time.
People at work feel comfortable enough around me to tell me to stop singing.
My car has great speakers that are perfect for blasting music as I drive down the road.
My little sisters are coming the end of next month.
I'm feeling better already. Thanks Tom Hanks!
(Broyles, W. (2000). Castaway. Beverly Hills, CA: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment*
*That's right, I cited my source. How do you like me now Mr Oldfield???