A lovely three day weekend.
1. Up and surprisingly awake, before my alarm. 2. Remembering how much I like tea. 3. Pretty knitted rows that are almost a cowl scarf. 4. Mug of frosted flakes (no milk) reminds me of weekends when I was little. 5. Lots of time spent at the gym. 6. Carving out moments of each day to read another few chapters. 7. Healthy dinners - yellow curry couscous with veggies.
Three days off of work seems so full of potential. Do you take a trip? Procrastinate all of your duties until Monday? Sleep in every morning? The one extra day feels like such a blessing! It takes the weekend into full vacation mode, which is exactly what I needed.
Even though it's supposedly blue Monday, I can't say I believe it! Two weeks into the new year and 2012 has already surprised me, in a good way. I've learned more about my independence in the last two weeks - finally getting a handle on my budget (and sticking to it!), and spending some much needed quality time by myself. Not only that, I have been so wowed by the wonderful friends & family in my life, who really do care a lot about me! It is a great feeling, and I'm so thankful for each and every one of them.
Finally, I'm thrilled that this particular Monday exists, as we celebrate the birth and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Someone, among so many others, that I will forever be grateful for speaking out for what was right. The work of Dr. King spurred change that allows us all to live in a better world, a place where kids like me are accepted. As a nation we still have a lot of growing to do, but here's to hoping that each person takes a little time out of their day to listen to that famous speech, and try their hardest to be the change.
Hope you had a nice weekend!