On trying to take a break
Oh, today is also kind of an important day around here since it mark 9 whole years of dating my wonderful husband (minus a few months here and there where we were "finding oursleves"--but those don't count against us! ;) ). We still like to celebrate our dating anniversary even though we've been married now almost two years, so it feels a little silly to continue celebrating our dating anniversary... but we've been doing it for 9 years, now, ya know?! We've gotten used to it.
SO, those two factors combined meant that we decided we really ought to try to get away this weekend. I don't have a job for two whole work days before I start the new one Tuesday, so ideally I'll have nothing stressful on my mind and nothing to worry about while we head over to Bend for a mini-break. Ideally. It's so hard to take a break sometimes, though, isn't it?
Trying to take a break
Since reading The Happiness Project this winter I've been way more aware of my stress level and of little things I can do to make myself more relaxed and happy. (Some favorite quotes of mine from that and the sequel here.) I love the book soooo much, and it really has taught me some things that have helped me avoid frustration and stress! But, I still struggle with letting go of thinking about my to-do list and enjoying time off. I worry I'll be squandering my free time if I just sit around and relax. I feel uncomfortable doing nothing and always want to be getting something done.
|A recent weekend Instagram of this struggle|
So this weekend, I'm going to try to enjoy myself with my sweet husband as we celebrate a super duper long time of dating, a new job, and (theoretically) nothing to worry about for the next couple of days! (Last year we did a pretty good job on our trip to Long Beach, WA!)
P.S. I woke up at 5:30 this morning for no reason and wrote this post. Kinda like how you can't sleep before Christmas or a big trip... I guess I'm subconsciously excited not to have to go to my old job, and for our mini-vacay!
Because old photos are funny
I posted some pretty hilarious photos of us circa 2005 and 2006, the oldest I could find last year, last year on this day. But an anniversary is a good time to dig through old photos... here's what my husband looked like when I met him. Pixies shirt and all.
Same year. (The little brother on his back is now 20 and very popular with the ladies and living it up college dude style.)
And here he is one year later, after I'd been buying him clothes at Hollister. Ha. (I think he was annoyed at me in this picture! Sorry, babe!)
His hair has gone through many phases. Here we are on my 18th birthday, so had been dating more than a year. Aaaw.
Yeah, hoping we can get some more double selfies this weekend. It's time for some new pics. ;)
And now I'm going to go wake him up, get our buttery coffee for this morning, pack for our trip, and hopefully have a relaxing weekend!! Hope you enjoy yours, too!