Long weekends are good for many things and one of them is introspection. I had been so swept in my everyday that I think I couldn’t see much else. For President’s Day weekend, I was busy in the best way. I had a planned trip to see my parents, a lunch with my former work-wife and a day of urban hiking with my best friend, a.k.a. my boyfriend. All proved to be exactly what I needed to take the time to think inwardly about myself.
My parents live in Marin so our halfway point is usually Larkspur. It’s a 30-45 minute ferry ride across the bay with views of Golden Gate and the Bay Bride along with Alcatraz. Since I’m immensely spoiled and see those beautiful landmarks so often that I was more engrossed with the final book in the series I was reading than I was in anything else. I have a love/hate relationship when I’m reading the last book in a series. I’m desperate to see how it ends, but I’m terrified of the ACTUAL end. I’m pretty much like that about all things though. My boyfriend makes fun of me that I never watch the last season of a show because I don’t want it to end in my mind. Obviously, Friends is still on air in my head.
When you’re having one of those spans of time where it feels like you can’t see outside your tiny sphere of the everyday, go somewhere else. See people who aren’t necessarily a part of it, who might be able to give you some sound advice. Enter the parents. Even a call with them can be the perfect reminder of who you are at the core and what you want to be doing. Serious props to those who can tell it to you straight.
With a day off for a Monday (woot woot), I took the opportunity to catch up with my old work wife! She and I are basically two parts of the same Disney-loving soul. Being so swept in all my work the past two months, this was a really great chance to reconnect and talk about basically everything. It was a purely joyous feeling to just spends hours going over every bit. If you venture to San Francisco, lunch at Pizzeria Delfina is a must. The pizzas are amazing, it is walking distance to Dolores Park, Bi-Rite Creamery AND Tartine Bakery! If you live in San Francisco, this is a reminder that you need to stop by soon. Grab someone you want to talk for hours with and just go!
And this a reminder to always eat multiple desserts because one is just never enough.
We’re huge Disney nerds so we ended our President’s Day hang out watching Cinderella with a huge bowl of popcorn and a couple scoops of Bi-Rite Creamery Ice Cream. It really put me in such a positive mood after such a moody couple of weeks. It was a reminder to myself to always do more of what makes me happy.
Here’s hoping you go into the week with courage and kindness! (Cinderella reference FTW!)