For the past 7 days, everything in my life has felt… right. It started when I delivered my presentation last Friday. All week, I had been stressing out about memorizing it, so I wouldn’t blank on stage. When I finally got up there, I realized I’d been worrying for nothing; it was my story to tell, and I knew it better than anyone. It helped to have a few friendly faces in the crowd, of course, but the audience clapped and cheered after a couple of my slides (especially the one where I talked about how personal finance should be taught in school). I’ve been on a high ever since, thinking about next steps for a number of projects on my back burner…
The next morning, I woke up early and jumped on the first ferry to Victoria. Since being here, my days have been filled with celebrations (including my friend’s bridal shower and Baby Sis’ birthday), coffee and dinner dates with friends, visits with the fam, extra cuddles with the dogs and a couple of workouts. Most of these things happen every time I come home, but something about this visit, in particular, has left me feeling extra grateful for the incredible people in my life.
It’s not always easy to maintain long distance friendships; in some ways, they require even more attention. I feel extremely lucky that I can say my friends in Victoria are all people I have known – and plan to know – for a lifetime. We may not live in the same city anymore, but everyone understands and supports why I had to leave (for my career). And their warm welcomes each time I return let me know that home will always be here in Victoria. Until next time, there’s more work to be done… <3
The low of my week was nothing really. Perhaps just getting stuck in the snow and having to leave my car on the side of the road overnight. But that led to a fun sleepover / snow day with friends and their kids.
The high of my week was going to the dentist for the first time in 18 months (bleh, I know) and not having any cavities. It’s a toothbrush/floss miracle!
A blog post I loved was 10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon. I’m happy Bridget shared this on Facebook, because I needed to be reminded about a few of these truths this week.
The best money I spent was $6.25 to go to the gym with my workout buddy here.
My plans this weekend include having dinner with a friend tonight, going up island to see my aunt tomorrow, seeing a couple more friends and then heading back to Port Moody on Sunday afternoon.
How was your week? What are you up to this weekend?