Let’s have some fun, ok?
I’ve been in desperate need of some Pinterest Therapy and honestly, it gets me through my day just a little bit more. If I can try out half of these things this year, I’d be pretty pleased with myself 😉
I kept my little rant at the end of the post to just clear some stuff off my chest so its up to you if you want to read it or not.
Here you go! These little things have kept me sane in the past 2 weeks or so.
1) Spring Sangria
Tea usually is my relaxant and thats why I usually have two thermos that I take to the office with me. But when I’m at home, nearing the weekend, having a glass of alcohol usually helps. I love Sangria. I love the normal red sangria during the summer and the white Autumn Sangria. I recently saw this Spring Sangria. I know spring is kind of almost gone but this looks pretty awesome.
Whats your favorite cocktail?
2) Live in the Moment
That was this week’s goal. For the most part, I’ve been able to remind myself to breathe and to focus on the goals every single day leading to the final result. One of my coworkers did get a good laugh when I sat upright and said breathe out loud and then inhaled and exhaled in the middle of the day. At least its not only relaxing for me but entertaining for others, right? 😉 In short, this is where I remember what my boyfriend tells me: take things in steps and don’t look at the entire mountain. No correlation but I get what he means.
3) DIY Bug Off Candle/Mosquito Control Plants
I never thought I’d say this but gardening has been my little escape. Stressful as it is that I’m trying to get everything done, its also a pretty fun experience. Right now, I bought some torches and citronella oil for the yard but I’m looking at how to have some more natural mosquito repellents. Because of the pool, its like I became a buffet when I step out at night. And let me get something straight: I’m nobody’s buffet. So first choice was this: Bug off candles with lots of herbs and whatnot.
4) Stress vs. passion
Technically I can work for something I don’t care about but if I find something that makes me care about it, then I may not love it but I won’t hate it. Is that still called stress? I don’t know. Either way, the dream is to one day do what I’m passionate about. Thats the goal, right? But then, who doesn’t have that dream. I sometimes think I lean towards my realistic side more than my dreamer side. Its being able to take that leap of faith but reading that makes me want to go home and either watch a movie or play the piano or bake a cake. Happy thoughts 🙂
5) RAISED GARDENS/CONTAINER GARDENING
Yeah, more about the garden. Thats what happens when you buy a house (my mom told me that). I’m really into this container gardening business. This is just a raised garden and I’m serious when I tell you, I hope my boyfriend reads this and builds this for me. That looks so awesome! Would be perfect for what I need. And from what I understood, the previous owners left us a bunch of wood in the storage area. Maybe it could be used for my benefit. Well, if the garden has stuff, its not just mine now, is it?
6) True Friends
It always makes me a loner when I say this but I don’t have a lot of friends but I have true friends and strong friendships. I know they are there for me and for some them, sometimes they know exactly when to reach out to me and same for me to them. And that thought makes me grateful and happy every single day.
7) Butterfly Sanctuary
Noted, Disney! I love flowers and butterflies so its a future goal for my garden 🙂 Think about how awesome that would be! You have birds and squirrels visits you? Well, I have butterflies 😉 Just kidding! Its also pretty awesome that this festival exists and one day I want to go check it out.
8) Regrowing plants from scraps
Yesterday, I went to eat with my friends and I realized that the joy that comes with gardening comes a lot in the challenge of seeing your success when something sprouts. So my next little project is regrowing from food scraps like the tops of pineapples and try my hand at some ginger or garlic and maybe some bok choy.
9) The Beauty of Silence
Yup, Chinese has a saying that one hand can’t clap out loud. Pretty much if you don’t reciprocate, it won’t escalate to an argument. But of course, some people will just get frustrated and be even more furious. I don’t know. Either way, there are times I just choose to answer with silence just simply because there are no more words to say and I refuse to continue going in circles. I’ve moved on, why haven’t you? Thats all I want to know.
10) What does it take to be strong?
Totally true. Which is why after this craziness, I’m taking off some time to calm my body and think up some wonderful alternative to how I’m treating life itself. I’ll be walking away from the nonsense hopefully but at this point I’m not even sure if its with my head held high. I’m just too tired 😉
A Little Extra Rant Before I Go…
You know that feeling that you’ve done all you can to make things better and ease the situation and yet, its never enough. I use kind words and soft phrases and they use rude blunt disrespectful replies. There are no second chances, there are no mistakes. Suddenly, I realized that the prerequisite in taking care of this client is to be perfect. I can’t even try to be perfect because its not enough. I’m sorry, I’m done with this. I’m not perfect and I’ve accepted that. I’ve tried my best to better my flaws and I’ve done all I could but if the client can’t let go of the little things, then I’m also done with it.
I don’t need someone like that to diminish my self-worth or to disrespect me. I’ve sat here and pondered how to make this work because I don’t want to give up, especially not leave my boss in a bad position.
This Pinterest therapy helped me out! And now, off to work I go for some lovely overtime.
Have a great weekend, my lovelies! 🙂