I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure this was my reaction today after I sent out a grant that’s due tomorrow! This particular grant “ain’t no joke,”
(Insert random thought here) Have you ever had one of those moments where you emailed yourself a picture so that you could save said picture to a different device, and then you get the push notification that you have an email and you excitedly think “Oh, look, I’ve got an email!?” No, just me? Oh, okay…..)
As you can see, the size of that grant was pretty hefty, and not only did I complete that one, but 4 others as well, IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS!!! Not to mention, the reports I had due, meetings I had to attend, emails to answer, you know, typical office work. No wonder I’ve been so stressed out, and don’t even get me started on the issues with our house!
*Takes a deep long sigh………
I feel so much more calm after mailing that grant out! It’s like a tremendous weight has been lifted off my shoulders, and I can literally feel myself sitting a little taller, with my back a little straighter.
As I was taking my trash out to the curb, just like every Wednesday evening, I allowed myself to walk a little slower, breathe in the fresh air, and revel in the warm rain that was hitting my eyelashes and causing water droplets on my glasses. I felt so light, like the breeze and I were one, I can’t remember the last time I felt so relaxed.
I am one of those people who believes in conserving energy and water, so I typically don’t take very long showers, but tonight I allowed myself to just stand under the shower head and allow the water to cascade over my head and down my back. I think that is one of my favorite feelings, and I should allow myself to feel it more often!
So while the past few weeks have been insanely stressful, thank you, to my wonderful husband for putting up with me, I promise to bake you snickerdoodles and shower you with kisses!
But in a way, I’m thankful for the stress, it pushed me to my limits, and some days I felt like crying, but I kept my head held high, I pushed forward, I did the job of 3 people, and you know what? I nailed it! I met those deadlines like a boss!!
I feel confidant, and I deserve it, I deserve to be proud of myself, and acknowledge all of the hard work I’ve put into my projects lately.
So to finish unwinding I decided to write, Neil is painting, and we are listening to The Four Seasons by Vivaldi.
I have been watching the series Outlander and I am hooked! I’m almost already all the way through the first season, and I’ve only been watching for the past 3 days!
I mean what’s not to like? It has romance:
And this handsome hero with a lovely Scottish accent
I hope all of you, reading this, I hope you all take the time to applaud yourself once in a while, I hope you take the time to bask in the comfort of a warm shower, and I hope you allow yourself time to breathe!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some Outlander to catch up on! 😉
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