Life is funny. We move through the hustle and bustle, worrying about whether we will get the perfect job, have the perfect relationship, live out those perfect lives that we expect to have. Rarely do we sit and think about how lucky we are and how life is pretty darn good.
Sure, there are ups and downs and life throws us curve balls but it’s how we react that matters. I discovered yet another article with quotes or notes about living out life to the max. I’d love to make my own list of life lessons but will probably have to spend some time brainstorming 🙂 With that mentality, I’ll jump into some memorable and marvelous moments from the past week.
A note on taking positive action. – “Don’t sit back and let things happen to you. Go out and happen to things. You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do. Stop saying “I wish” and start saying “I will.” Turn your cant’s into cans and your dreams into plans.”
4.5 – Miles ran on Saturday around lower Manhattan. I love being able to explore the different areas (east river –> Houston Street –> SOHO –> Highline), see people out and about, and stumble across some hidden gems.
28 – Days until the next race, which happens to be a half marathon with my girl friends. Let’s just say this will not be a PR by any standards. I have not been training adequately due to my funky legs, possible shin splints, and the lovely snow.
1 – Tasty dinner out with my dad last week. While he was in town for a mere 24 hours, we were able to connect for a steak dinner. Let’s just say we went with his favorites but I will always know how to order – medium rare 🙂 I win this one Dad.
20 – Degrees difference between Saturday and Sunday. I’ve been totally fine with all the snow and cold but please don’t tease me with these temps only to take them away.
2 – Meals I ate out and ate solo. Most of my friends were busy this weekend and I decided it wasn’t worth moping and sitting in my room. There were restaurants I wanted to try and figured why not. One was Momofuku Noodle Bar, a crowd favorite and oh-so-crowded, but just right for a single diner such as myself.
Green Tea Slushy ($4 for a shot glass size practically but absolutely delicious)
This may not be entirely photogenic, but the Momofuku noodle bowl (noodles, egg, pork shoulder) was an excellent option. They are also known for their steamed buns, but I’ll save those for another time.
Countless – Signs of spring! With spring officially arriving on Thursday, I am beyond excited for the warmer weather and blooming flowers.
4 – Ways in which I pampered myself on Sunday. Between spending a few hours in the gym (only because the classes were so awkwardly spread out) to brunch in Brooklyn. From finding a cheap nail salon to finally getting a hair cut. Oh you wouldn’t believe the difference a simple hair cut or trim makes. I have the pleasure of living with thin hair, so waiting 11 weeks to get a hair cut, while curling and blow-drying the life out of it, probably wasn’t the best decision. Oh well 🙂
“Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.”
– Katherine Mansfield