Some weeks I struggle with the quiet. Some weeks I struggle with the busyness. I’m contrary like that. This week I had the perfect balance of all-over-the-place and quiet nights in. I am grateful for my life that provides me with time for stimulation and adventuring and time for reflection and solitude. A perfect week. Let’s do it again soon! Here is my Nourished Life Gratitude List 2014 – Week Fourteen:
Monday: Writing happened. Okay, so not the writing I was supposed to be doing on my thesis, but still putting words down on the page in one fluid motion actually happened and I was grateful for that.
Tuesday: Today we had a big meeting at work. With both of the top bosses out sick it was up to the rest of us to pull together and play the game. Grateful to work with the team I do. I was also grateful for an awesome fast run after I escaped from the office, and then my darling boyfriend took me out for dinner. Sometimes, being a grown up isn’t all that bad.
Wednesday: You know those nights when you know you need to go to the gym because you’ve spent all day sitting in an office chair, but you really don’t feel like facing the music and the air-conditioning and just humanity? Tonight was one of those nights. I was so grateful when I got home to pick Chris up and go for our Wednesday night gym date and he said ‘let’s go for a big walk instead’. I am grateful for his gesture, and I was grateful to walk in the cool night air and talk about all sorts of things and let the stress of the day fall away.
Thursday: This morning I was grateful for a sunrise run by the harbour; slow and measured and just enough to breathe into the day. Tonight I was grateful that Chris and I got to pick up my birthday present: a shiny new DSLR camera! Thank you to everyone who contributed, I am very grateful and I can’t wait to learn how to use it properly.
Friday: Today I was grateful for a busy morning, a quiet afternoon, and an excellent run at the gym. Then I was grateful to come home and have dinner with my Mum and Dad and then relax in front of the TV while watching the Dr Blake Mysteries and doing some university work. A quiet night perfect for ending the week.
Saturday: Today was a whirlwind of awesomeness. A busy morning gave way into a night where Chris and I celebrated the wedding of two new and dear friends. Their beautiful ceremony was followed by a night of dancing (so many dips and twirls), eating (so much cake), drinking (so much wine) and laughter. I am so grateful that they invited us to celebrate this most special of days with them, and I wish Jess and Bruno a long, happy and adventurous life together. So much love.
Sunday: Today I was grateful for a sleep in, a slow wake up, and a cup of tea made by Mum. Also so grateful to my parents and sister for providing transportation for us last night. It was lovely to wake up in our own bed and be able to stumble out looking for a cup of tea after the sun had well and truly risen. The rest of today will be spent doing some catering prep, taking a walk, and getting into some university writing.
Also this week:
- I reminisced about my delicious birthday cake
- Shared my finds and tips for a day in Byron Bay
- Cooked a wholesome midweek meal that only needs basic ingredients
Tell me dear reader, what are you grateful for this week? What are you looking forward to next week? I have so much more to look forward to in this coming week (including another wedding!) – grateful for this happily busy time of year!