Long time no weekend recap! I’m glad I decided to allow myself the opportunity to not do these every weekend anymore because it felt super forced. I never want anything to be forced on here. I’m ready to recap now! Hope you had a great weekend.. even though it’s Tuesday 🙂
So, if you don’t follow me on instagram I’m actually in Chicago for the next few weeks taking a little hiatus from the Los Angeles life and it has been glorious for the most part. Saturday started with a little solo donut adventure at Uptown Donuts off the Wilson Red Line stop.
I used to feel super weird doing things alone but now I’m getting quite good at it and I’m realizing that being alone doesn’t mean you are lonely, it just means you are alone. Nothing wrong with either, I get lonely sometimes too, but I think that’s a big misconception when people see other people eating or doing things alone. I used to think that and I couldn’t be more wrong. There’s actually something awesome about just getting to spend some quality time with yourself. I also think this is something that holds a lot of single people back. Don’t think that since you are single you can’t do fun things if you don’t have your SO to dial real fast and join you.
After that I headed home to change and take the L to meet May and my sorority little, Dani, at the Old Town Art Fair where we sat on a patio for hours drinking margs and chatting about life. We ordered some tacos too from Buzz Bait and they were so good!
Then after many hours of that we headed to Jenis for some kids scoops. That size is just enough for me!
Dani came over to my temp apartment and we walked the mile to the lake in the fog that night and on our way back found a naked bike parade! It was so fun!
Sunday was spent mostly by myself.I went to mass in the morning and that was nice. Then I had an anxiety attack that lasted for most of the day. Part of me is just freaking out that is is actually my last free month with no responsibilities for the foreseeable future. I mean from here on out- starting August- its like full force ahead. No breaks. Fast track to RD land and thats a lot of pressure. I feel this pressure to be doing everything fun here almost to make a fun savings account to pull out some memories when I’m crying at clinicals from stress and that sort of paralyzes me. I decided thats not a good headspace so I just wrote down things that I wanted to do instead of what I felt like I should be doing so I had something physical to look at.
Things I have left to check off are- Cubs Game, Rooftop Bar on a nice day (the weather has been horrible here), a museum (or 3), Music in the park at Millennium and kayaking on the Chicago river. I have more things and lots of people to see but those are the biggies! I can totally accomplish that. I’ve already gotten a lake walk in pretty much every day- that’s also on the list!
Back to the anxiety attack. What I’ve learned now is to stop the downward spiral with something uplifting. I have to physically remove myself from the anxiety provoking situation because cognitively I can’t get out of it without behaviorally doing something different. If you live with anxiety too this practice might help you too! SO I signed up for the free week at Corepower and went to the most basic yoga class. It did the trick.
With yoga done I was able to knock out 2 hours on my Thesis and get some things sent off the the YMCA back home.
I then started this book!
Thrillers /murder mysteries are my favorite! I totally forgot to take photos of the for I ate but I’ll take note of that for next time. I’ll see you on Friday for the next IE post!