It’s Friday! Thank goodness. It has been a long week despite the fact that I had Monday off. I am having one of those weeks where I lack confidence and feel like being completely alone. I don’t know where these feelings stem from but they seem to come out of nowhere. I go into hibernation mode and prefer to go straight home after the gym and crawl into bed rather than be social. I missed a friend’s birthday party, and I skipped out on my favorite night of the month: book club night! I’m a nerd, in case you haven’t noticed. I layed in bed watching season 2 of Downton Abbey and reading A Home at the End of the World (which is fantastic, by the way). I even canceled my plans to go to LA this weekend, opting for a relaxing weekend at home in San Diego instead.
Maybe these crummy feelings are in part due to my foot issues. I just started running again and within a a week or so, my “good” foot suddenly started hurting. I had finally experienced that running euphoria that I’d missed so terribly, and was forced to stop so abruptly. I am just fed up with injury. I don’t feel like myself when I can’t run. I really don’t mean for this to be a pity party or a bitch fest, I’m just having a rough week.
Do any of you have really bad weeks where you would rather curl up with a book than see anyone? I always value my alone time but I’ve taken that to a new level this week.
In an effort to focus on the positive, I decided to start a gratitude journal. Many of you have these and write in them daily. Major props to you! A few of my co-workers are taking part in a daily gratitude challenge, which has been inspiring to follow. I am a little late in the game, and I don’t plan on making this a structured routine, but I thought now was the perfect time to start recording some of the little things in life that I appreciate.