Last weekend, some friends and I had an unusually deep conversation over brunch, talking about various struggles in all of our lives.
One of the girls said “have you ever noticed just when you think things will never get better is right before they actually do?”
I’ve had a hard time emotionally over the past few months, and last weekend slash that long week between the holidays, I was having an especially hard time and so ready to get back to work and my normal routine this week. (Yes, I am that weird who wanted to be back at work.)
Monday came around, and I was still feeling really down and feeling in need of something to change, even if it was just my perspective. I opened up to family and friends and slowly started feeling better (and, again, so happy to be back to a regular schedule.)
Within a day or so, my perspective and feelings started turning around drastically.
I just came back from a weekend trip out to Shelter Island with friends that included lots of vineyard-hopping (my favorite!), I am going to events with both Jillian MIchaels and Bob Harper (separately, ha) this week, and then I get to hop a plane this weekend to run the Bahamas Half.
While yes, those are amazing highs, I’m also really happy with my normal, too, and this shift in perspective, focusing on what I do have, over what I don’t.