Ugh… when will these dreary, rainy days end? Spring, Texas is NOT known for yucky weather like we are having. It is known for sunny, big, blue Texas skies…It’s been raining and cold for almost 10 days! Ok, I realized how wimpy that sounded. WOW…10 whole days of winter bleck… haha. I admit it, I’m a baby.
I love how many days the sun shines in Texas, far more than it did in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas I grew up and went to college in. I remember moving to Texas in 1990 and loving how big and blue the sky was… daily… ok, yes, it’s so hot and humid in the summer you want to shower 3 times a day ~ however, it’s also the most air conditioned city, so you can be wearing your twin sweater set inside and looking outside at the glorious sun and blue skies.
So here I am in the mid-winter blahs… I just feel bleck. Kind of in a funk, I guess. Plus this weather has my head banging for the last 3 or 4 days. Sooooo, what’s the point of this whiny blog post?
My point is this. We have to move past blah. We have to push hard to get through it. Last night I had my monthly meeting for National Charity League. It starts at 7:30 p.m. and usually only lasts an hour or so… I so debated on staying home and putting the pj’s on and calling it a night. But something deeper in me said “go”. So go I did. And I had a wonderful night. I got to visit with new friends. I got to laugh at fun stories and I got to watch a touching video of our NCL girls serving in the community. I left 90 minutes later feeling better than I have in a while.
I later told my husband I was so glad I made the effort and went. It got me out of my head. It got me thinking this morning. How when the weather is like this or I’m feeling blah, I often choose bed, movies, and pajamas. I choose warm blankets, hot cocoa and snuggle time. All of these things are good for sure, but they don’t get me out of this blah. It’s the pushing through and getting out and getting moving that usually does it. Or as I often talk about, a BALANCE of the two. There is a lot to be said for pj days! But really, after a few of those it’s time to push through.
So how do you push through BLAH? One way I do that is get dressed for success. Pull out the power heels, the great slacks and a cute top. Do my hair and makeup, use a favorite perfume scent, wear fun jewelry and head out the door.
I also love to put on some great old tunes ~ Fleetwood Mac, The Iguanas, Shall We Dance soundtrack. Driving around with my head bobbing to the music.
I try and increase the fruits and veggies ~ even though my head is screaming for bread, pasta and chocolate lol.
Most importantly, I call in a Girlfriend chip. Next week I head to Austin with one of my favorite people. We will sneak away from everyday life for a quick 24 hours together. We will laugh, we will cry, we will pamper ourselves, we will rest, we will laugh some more. I can’t wait to be on the other side of blah. It’s just such a better place to be. Come on Sun, shine through for me. I’m ready to put this mood behind me!