What a crazy few weeks.
I actually just had a flick back through my diary to try and work out what has been keeping me so busy and has made me so exhausted lately! Sadly, it appears I was too busy to keep notes so I still haven't a clue why I feel this exhausted!
But, things have been ok. I had a bit of a meltdown last weekend, waking up feeling lonely and sad and wondering what the hell goes on in my head to make me feel this way every once in a while. Instead of ignoring it, I decided I needed to spend a few days in a different environment and clear my head. With full time work and not many holiday days, that doesn't really sound as appealing as you may think (if only I was self-employed!) so I packed a bag and went across town to my family. 'Twas lovely. Just what I needed. I helped them smoke fresh salmon, drank Mai Tais with the Mothership, ate so many fresh vegetables I could literally feel the vitamins flowing around my bloodstream, and slept like a very relaxed baby in my old bed. Plus, despite being an extra 6km away and with the added extra of the Auckland Harbour Bridge in my commute, my drive to work was quicker than from home. Yikes.
I still don't really know where all that came from, but it's just been a tricky few months. It's not just the broken wrist, but heaps of other things have made me struggle lately. Most of the time I try and ignore them because, honestly, the bad stuff equates to about 12% of my life and I just ignore it and focus on the good. But, sometimes it snowballs. And I firmly believe that looking after yourself is very important and you should never ignore what is going on in your head. The mind is a powerful thing, and if you tell yourself often enough you're crap/rubbish/not good enough/not strong enough/not loveable enough/an annoying pain/etc one day you'll start believing it. So let's not do that, ever? Ok. Cool.
The good stuff has been good.
The flowers in The Mothership's garden are blooming like a boss.
Ok, this one isn't great, but this is what I have to wear for physio to improve my supination. For six hours a day. SIX. HOURS. A. DAY. I know.
My parents live ever-so-slightly west, and views like this from the pool prove that west is, indeed, best at sunset.
Told ya. Cotton candy skies, y'all!
This happened in our backyard last Friday. And it was awesome. Summer, I love thee.
Also, I saw this amazingly incredible film - Les Misérables - and it was incredible. Harrowing, intense, emotional, breathtaking, beautiful, uplifting, stunning. AAH. So many words! So many emotions! Everything I had wished for it and more! Love love love.