A Week Off & Nights Out​

I know my recap is coming out pretty late, but it’s been a busy day. It has been the strangest week! I feel like so much has happened, but nothing has happened at the same time. It’s just been so weird since I’ve been out of work, but I’ll get into all that. 

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Last Friday morning after hopping out of bed, I had STO vanilla bean yogurt mixed with chocolate protein powder and granola for breakfast while I worked on my last recap post. After breakfast, I had water with half a lemon squeezed into it. I’ve started drinking this every day, either with tea, or plain old water. 

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I spent the entire morning and afternoon working before I finally jumped in the shower to get ready to spend the rest of my day with Will. We went to go get his haircut first and then decided we just wanted to stay in the rest of the night. We’ve both been SO busy so we really just wanted to stay in and relax. 

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We cuddled in bed, ate pizza, and watched Guardians of the Galaxy 2. We haven’t done something like this for SO long. I loved every moment. 

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Saturday morning was the last day at my location at work! I was so happy to finally be done there. After everything they’ve put me through, and all the stress I’ve been under, I needed to escape. Plus, I was really looking forward to having a week off of work. I needed the mental break and having so much time to work on my blog was really nice. 

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Leaving work was actually a little difficult, and it made me feel anxious. Even though it’s a very healthy change, it’s still change, and that can be scary. After I got out of work, I hurried home to change, and I headed out to dinner with my Mom. We went to her favorite restaurant, Palate. It’s in a charming downtown area, it has a really fun atmosphere, and the food is incredible. 

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After dinner, we even splurged and split dessert. We had such a good time. After dinner, we went shopping, and we picked up some new facemasks. 

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Sunday morning, I laid in bed and wrote Monday’s post on my phone. It’s so relaxing to me.

After the previous two days, I definitely needed to hit the gym, so I got up early and went with my mom. We started with an hour on the treadmill, but I got really dizzy after 40 minutes, so we cut it short. 

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Instead, we headed for the weights and machines for about a half hour. 

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After the gym, we headed for Panera. I hadn’t eaten (I should’ve known better). I ordered an oatmeal bowl with quinoa, sliced almonds, and strawberries, along with a green papaya tea. It was good, but super filling. I only ate about a quarter of it. 

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I came home and showered off, but I wasn’t feeling well at all, all of a sudden. I laid down for a little bit, and once I was feeling better, I got right to work. 

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I did all of my work from bed, and I got so much accomplished! I love those days where I just feel really successful. 

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On Monday morning I laid in bed writing my to-do list on my phone, and I was feeling pretty motivated. I got up and ate a yogurt bowl with protein powder, granola, and a banana for breakfast with lemon ginger tea and juice from half of a lemon. 

Unfortunately, Monday ended up being a really weird day. Suddenly, I had a really overwhelming depression hit. I felt like I was in a complete daze all day long, but I still managed to write a post about how to pull through days like that. 

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After my depressed episode on Monday, I knew I needed to get out of the house the next morning. I got ready and headed out to work at Panera for a couple of hours. I was able to get a lot more done in a new environment. 

I was able to get a bit more done after I came back home but really struggled to stay focused the rest of the day. Later that evening, I met up with some old friends for dinner. At first, I really didn’t even wanna go because I still wasn’t feeling very good mentally, but I am so glad I did! We all ended up staying at the restaurant for over four hours. We had so much fun catching up!

I woke up a little late on Wednesday, but I was feeling super motivated. I started off by getting stuff done around the house and then worked on my to-do list for the rest of the day. I had prayed for motivation the night before, so I was so thankful to feel that good when I woke up. 

Later in the evening, I got ready to go out again. I headed to my old location to pick Krystal up from work. While she was finishing up, I went to visit with Will. 

Once Krystal was done, she and I headed to BWW for dinner and drinks. I’m a total lightweight and had two margaritas, so I was definitely feeling pretty good, and that does not happen very often (hence the reason I’m such a lightweight.)

After dinner, I went grocery shopping with Krystal, and then I spent the rest of the night with Will. The separation since leaving work has been a little difficult because separation anxiety is one that I suffer from, but I know that I’ll be so much better off having this space. 

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Yesterday ended up being a lazy morning. I ran an errand for my brother, and then spent way too much time on YouTube, and that’s something I rarely do. But, after that, I got to work for the rest of the afternoon. After my mom got off work, she picked me up, and we went to go get pedicures. We both had gift certificates for Christmas that we haven’t used yet. It felt SO good. I haven’t had a pedicure since high school. I forgot how amazing it felt. I’ll definitely be going more often! Once I got home, I had a quick dinner and headed to bed! 

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10 thoughts on “A Week Off & Nights Out​

  1. You and Will are so cute!!! That pizza looks amazing. I’m sorry you’ve been suffering mental health wise. It can be so hard. And it is scary leaving work isn’t it!! I left my job last July after 9 years. I was terrified. But now self employed.
    I admire your motivation for the gym… could you send some of the motivation here please?? Haha. Great post my lovely xxxxxxx

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    1. Thank you!! I love laid-back nights like that!
      Leaving work was definitely a big change, and I’m still not sure what’s coming next…
      I can’t wait to build my blog up to the point where I can work from home full-time!
      Honestly… I need a lot more gym motivation lol

    1. Thanks, love! I love sharing my life! I want to educate others on the reality of anxiety and the importance of good mental health!

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