Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Ugh. UGH! You know way back when I blogged a lot about feeling displaced, about feeling transient, about feeling unsettled? Well, those feelings returned today. WHY? I have no idea (okay, I have some idea). But it's annoying, nonetheless. I know I've said many times that I can't keep living in the future of when we move back to Utah but, the last few days, for some reason... I miss home. A lot. You'd think that, seven months into this journey in Boston, I'd feel more at ease here. But I just don't. And I don't know why that is. Maybe it's hormones. Maybe it's the fact that Lee is out of town for a few days (DING! DING! DING!). Maybe it's because I was looking through old photos last night of our loft in Salt Lake City. Maybe it's just that I do miss Utah. And I'm acknowledging that feeling. And now I'm letting it go. Because life is beautiful. My life is beautiful. And there is no point in wasting this beautiful day feeling melancholy.
What do you do to help yourself feel better when you're a bit down-in-the-dumps (besides eat a huge bowl of ice cream)? Usually, I'll go for a run but I already did that this morning (surprisingly, it didn't really help). Luckily I'm having dinner with a friend tonight which I'm sure will help lighten my mood!
I'm reading the book, 'The Help.' Have you read it? Have you seen the movie? I think the book is great (but shocking) and I'm wondering how true to the book the movie is. I think I'll take myself on a date next week to see it (Lee will be out of town again).
Garmin stats: 4 miles/Not sure of the minutes. I'm running sort of slow (for me) these days. I used my Garmin's heart rate monitor function to gauge my run, not the miles per minute. Revolutionary!