This weekend was one of the best weekends I’ve had in Boston since moving here last November. I don’t know if it was the time spent bonding with my roommates or the amount of times I laughed until my sides hurt, but I ended this weekend feeling completely happy and completely content with life.
Let me tell ya, it’s a good feeling.
Friday night I originally had plans to grab drinks with two of my friends Dani and Erica but after a little bit of miscommunication, we realized that it wasn’t going to happen. And I’m not gonna lie, after awhile all I wanted to do was throw on sweatpants and curl up on the couch.
So that’s exactly what I did.
My roommates and I walked down the road and ordered a cup frozen yogurt and came home and pigged out while watching Safe House. Denzel & Ryan Reynolds? Swoon.
Saturday morning my entire apartment woke up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. We went to the gym where I did a whole bunch of random circuit and cardio workouts. I was all over the place, but by the end of the session I was a hot sweaty mess 😉
It was such a beautiful day that after we all showered, the roommates all piled into the car and we decided to head to Salem for a late lunch (and a little witch hunting 😉).
Although Salem is only about a 25 minute drive north of Boston, this was my first time visiting the city. I had heard such awesome things about the town, I couldn’t wait to experience it myself! I had a blast walking around the city taking in the Halloween decorations, costumes, and booths that were already set up even though the holiday is still a good two and a half weeks away!
We had so much fun walking around, especially taking in all the people who were dressed up in costume. A city where it’s socially acceptable to walk around in a costume during the middle of the day? Count me in.
After exploring the city, we decided to grab a bite to eat at an Irish pub called Murphy’s. I wasn’t too hungry so I split an order of wings and fries with Kayla and opted for a Shipyard Pumpkinhead draft. I liked it a lot more than the wings 😉
After we left the restaurant we were planning on heading back towards Boston, until we discovered the carnival right around the corner. It took everything I had to control my 7 year old self and not sprint towards the ferris wheel.
Tom and Jackie somehow convinced me to go on this tilt-a-whirl puke/death trap waiting to happen. And although I was screaming the entire time, I had a blast 🙂
PSA: Do not drink copious amounts of alcohol before riding.
After the fair, we made the trip back to Boston where I quickly changed before grabbing a drink with a friend downtown. My roommates were at a bar down the road, so I decided to meet up with them later that night after drinks.
I drank, I danced, and I laughed.. a lot. I felt happy. Wild. Empowered. Unstoppable. I feel like I’ve finally broken down this subconscious wall I’ve had surrounding myself.
This weekend, I felt free.
Yesterday I did something I haven’t done in months, I slept in. I didn’t set an alarm, didn’t make any plans, I just let myself wake up once my body was fully rested. It felt amazing. I spent the day around the apartment doing laundry, cleaning my room, unpacking my winter clothes (it got down to the 40’s the other night – brrrrr!) and even managed to do a little work before the workweek started. It was quite a productive day, and a great ending to an even better weekend.
I’m off now to grab some breakfast before heading to a few appointments. Today I’ll be on the road driving around, which is a bummer considering the view out my window isn’t too nice. Bring back the sunshine and blue skies from this weekend, is that too much to ask for!? 😉
Have a great week – see you guys tomorrow!!
What did you do this weekend? Have you ever felt behind at work? What is one thing you’re looking forward to this week?