This weekend was full of a whirlwind of emotions. Living in Boston has truly been an amazing and life changing experience, one that I am so thankful for. And although it may be due to the dreary weather (I don’t think I’ll ever get used to winter in the Northeast), lately I’ve found myself more and more craving a change. I’m the type of person who doesn’t like to feel complacent – I like to be growing and moving and I happen to be one of those weird people who thrives off change.
Recently I’ve found myself feeling lonely and longing to be closer to my family and friends down south. This weekend I was in a funk and I felt, to put it simply, sad. I’ve felt a lot of things since moving to Boston, but sad is rarely one of them. I’ve been homesick, I’ve been upset, but I haven’t had these type of constant blues that seem to bring me down. Maybe it’s due to the holidays being over and Paul leaving, maybe it’s due to the fact I was sick last week, but recently all I’ve been thinking to myself is something’s got to change. I need something new.
But then I try to imagine leaving. I try to imagine packing up my things and moving somewhere new, without my best friend Grundy or my awesome roommates Kayla and Jay – and I can’t. I can’t picture not seeing them and having them as a part of my day to day life.
I’m pretty much full of contradictions.
Anyone else ever feel that way? Feel like you’ve gotten everything you could out of a position or a location, and want change but can’t imagine actually leaving? Just me? Anyways. I’m trying to sort through these feelings to figure out the next step for me and my future, whether it be a transfer to a new office or a change here in Boston. Something’s gotta give.
And that’s all on that. Pretty heavy stuff for a Monday morning, eh?
Onto happier things! Last week I finally received my be-lated Christmas present…
My Michael Kors purse!!!! I travel so much that I’ve been wanting a fashionable, yet practical travel bag that can fit my Mac, my Kindle and all the other travel necessities, but without the bulk. It’s perfect – I don’t think I’ve ever been so in love with an object.
Friday afternoon the beers were cracked at 5:01 pm and the drinks didn’t stop flowing until the wee hours of the next morning That night I went out with all three of my roommates for the first time in months and had such a wonderful time. We always have the best time when we’re altogether, although the four of us don’t go out together nearly as much as we should.
And no, despite his boy-ish charm, the guy to my right is not 12 years old. That’s our co-worker Corey and he’s actually 24. I know.
There’s not much to say about Saturday as I really didn’t do anything besides watch Season 2 and 3 of The Hills on Netflix – aka swoon over Brody Jenner and curse at
that backstabbing hoe fo sho Heidi. Team Lauren all the way!
I love going to bed early on a weekend night, because I’m always so productive the next day. Sunday I hit the gym with Grundy bright and early. It was a rough workout, especially after that 2:00 am Chinese food Friday night but I felt so great when I was done!
Living in Boston, there was only one thing on everyone’s mind last night – The Patriots game! Although I’m forever a diehard Steelers fan, I decided to root for the Patriots mainly because I have always hated the Ravens. Unfortunately my cheering didn’t help the Pats out, but at least I had some good beer, good pizza, and good friends
Not to mention some damn good cookies.
They may not look like much, but they were AWESOME. Don’t worry my friends, the recipe is coming soon!
Although most of you probably have this Monday off to relax and enjoy time with your family and friends, I’m heading into the office. We have the day off of work but since I really have nothing better to do I figured I’d head into the office to catch up on some things I’ve been falling behind on. (<— I just re-read that and I sound like such a loser. Oh well.)
Hope you guys have a great day, see you tomorrow!
Let’s Talk – What are your plans for MLK day? Who are you rooting for in the Superbowl?