Sunshine makes me happy

Posted: May 12, 2016 in Musings

The weather here has been so great over the last couple of days. It is a welcome change from the cold, wind and rain that had been lingering. I’ve noticed that the weather greatly affects my mood. I know that seems like common sense, but I had never taken time to compare before. When it was raining and windy and cold I felt down, listless, depressed. Now that the sun has come out my mood has improved. Feeling the warmth of the sun just feels good.

I did not want to go to yoga last night, it is really hard to make yourself go to the gym after you’ve been at work all day and you just want to stay home and watch TV, but I did it, and I am proud of myself for continuing to go. Sometimes after a workout I will go into the pool room and just sit in the quite for awhile. There are not often people in there in the evening when I go, and the sound from the gym is muffled so it is fairly quite in there. It feels peaceful in there. I close my eyes and take deep some deep breaths for about ten minutes before I go home. It’s like a mental reset button.

Now that it is getting nicer outside I plan on continuing my short afternoon walk down the greenway. The greenway starts about two blocks from my office, so I can take a quick walk down there and feel like I am out of the cubicle farm for awhile. There is a bench tucked away behind some trees near where a creek enters the river. I enjoy sitting there listening to the water. Sometimes there are ducks or geese in the water, and this time of the year they have their little fuzzy babies with them. I’ll share some photos if I can get any.

I’m due to have my extensions moved up. I am not going to wait too long like I did last time. To put it bluntly that really sucked . . . having them all taken out and put back in again . . .no thank you! I will keep up on the maintenance more thoroughly from now on. It’s weird, I did not have long hair for so many years, and yet, having these extensions in I remember what it was like and it feels very natural. It feels like the long hair has always been there, kind of like the “you never forget how to ride a bike” thing. It feels the same. I  have had to get used to having it in my face when the wind blows again, but I am definitely not complaining.

I’m still pulling, I can’t say that there has been any change in that. If anything it has been much worse. But it does not bother me so much any more. It used to consume me and no I am just focused on living life to the fullest.


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