I’m really feeling Monday this week. Usually, I love Mondays. I’m refreshed from the weekend and have lots of energy to clean, do laundry, get groceries, etc. However, today I am wishing I could curl up in bed and freeze time so I can take an extra long nap. Zzzzzzzzz. Reason being that I had an extremely fun weekend packed with a ton of events, so I’m not really complaining. It was worth it.
If you’ve been reading, then you know I was training for a half marathon that I was supposed to have ran on Saturday morning. My knee stopped me from doing all of that and to keep my mind off it, I headed to a blogger event that I was equally excited about. Aubrey Zaruba organized a local blogger sleepover and I am very grateful I got to go. I met a bunch of great girls who seriously inspire me and stayed up until the crack of dawn happily chatting away. There were a lot of discussions about blogging that got me reevaluating my goals and game plan. Finding the time to do everything I want to do is a struggle for me and I think I need to just go easier on myself. Thank you Aubrey and girls for such a great time!
I went home only to shower and get ready for the next party, a witch party that my friends have done every year for the past 4 years. This year, rather than having it as a get together in someone’s home, they were able to make it open to the public with sponsors/vendors. Best of all, they donated all proceeds to a charity educating young women in developing countries. I know it was a lot of work for them and I’m super proud of them for putting on such an awesome event! Basically, this weekend I got to be majorly inspired by hard working women organizing fun and inspiring events.
Speaking of talented women, on the way home from all my partying, I listened to Adele’s new song Hello on Spotify…only a few times. Let’s just say I’m obsessed, and it reminded me of exactly one year ago when I was driving home from last year’s witch party. Life at that time was dark and confusing. I was really struggling with myself/postpartum depression but after having hung out with a bunch of “witches”, I felt so free and uplifted. A big part of this was due to Taylor Swift’s 1989. As a 29 year old, I could feel a little silly for admitting this, but I don’t. That night I was introduced to her album, downloaded it, and listened to it on the drive home and every day after that for a year. It’s weird to say, but 1989 helped get me out of that dark place. I’m sure Adele’s new album will be my new 1989 and I’m looking forward to it!
Overall, my thoughts on the weekend are gratitude and inspiration for and from amazing talented women everywhere. Now onto dirty dishes and floors. How was your weekend? Are you getting excited for Adele’s new album release? AND Halloween!! Let me know what your plans are! 🙂