It’s been a total whirlwind of a week. I spent about 24 hours in Pennsylvania yesterday, driving back and forth on our local highways to a few meetings and doctor’s appointments, trying to make time to stop at the occasional Starbucks to catch up on e-mails here and there. Needless to say, although I’ll definitely have some work to do this weekend, I’m so excited that it’s Friday. Matt and I are having a little staycation in honor of the holiday weekend, and I’m looking forward to catching up on sleep, finishing my book, and two date nights.
To help give myself one last boost to get me through the rest of the day, it seems like the perfect time for another Gratitude Diaries. It’s been way too long since I posted one of these (check out the last installment here). I’m going to try a more casual format today (did I mentioned how tired I am?). Here we go!
I’m grateful for this unseasonably warm weather. It was such a treat to walk outside today without my heavy coat, and even though it’s bound to be short-lived, I’m enjoying every second of it while it’s here.
I’m grateful for my parents and for the way my relationships with them continue to change and evolve in my adult life.
I’m grateful for my Origins Charcoal Mask for being a total lifesaver for my face after two days full of driving.
I’m grateful that I found a (legal) parking spot close to the apartment last night so that I didn’t have too far to walk when I made it back to Brooklyn at 11 PM.
I’m grateful to Matt, who had fallen asleep on the couch last night but set an alarm on his phone so that he would be awake and ready to catch up with me as soon as I arrived.
I’m grateful for the Hamilton soundtrack, which kept me going in the last hour or so of my drive back to New York. There were cars quite literally drag racing around me on the highway, so I was in dire need of something to distract me.
I’m grateful for the many interesting people I’m meeting and getting to interact with in my writing life.
I’m (really) grateful for chocolate cupcakes.
I’m grateful for my cozy little apartment, which I am alway so happy to come home to.
I’m grateful for the promise of a fun night eating Thai food and catching up with my girlfriends over buy-one-get-one-free cocktails.
I’m grateful for the (slight) improvement I’ve been experiencing in my sleep cycle lately.
I’m grateful for the ability to take my work on the road so that I can experience life and take care of myself without having to cut corners professionally.
I am grateful, grateful, grateful.
Check out some of my favorite thoughts on gratitude from the fabulous Danielle LaPorte. Danielle’s incredibly inspiring, and her #Truthbombs rule.
What are you grateful for this week? Let me know in the comments below!