I fell asleep after work today.
For 3 hours.
Instead of going to a party.
I think that’s a sign I’ve been having too much fun (according to my father) (who told me over the phone this week that I need to relax).
I was supposed to be at a “going away” party for one of my friends from college. I quote “going away” because I’m using the term lightly. Said friend is going on a 2 month vacation to Brazil as part of his bar trip.
(For those who are not familiar. After individuals finish law school and take the dreaded bar, they are somehow due a 9 week trip to an exotic locale. Yes this makes sense.)
So I don’t know if tears were going to be shed at this soiree.
But I am inspired to have a “goodbye party” every time I plan a vacation!
Ok it wasn’t going to be the most emotional night, but I’m pretty sure some A-w-e-s-o-m-e was going to happen.
Sometimes it’s just in the air.
Summer atmosphere and meeting friends of friends of friends mixed in with cucumber coolers usually leads to bonding, spontaneity and unexpected wonderful things.
Clearly that’s not happening tonight but there is a point to this entry (I swear!). This is my all-things-awesome reminder to take some time for a nap, a bubble bath, a dance around the room in your underwear (Kelly Clarkson is a great aid to this), an Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition marathon (I am hooked on this inspiring shit!), a private cooking party (i.e. making yourself a feast) or a long distance run where you don’t time yourself or plan the route beforehand (just MAP-MY-RUN it later).
I was a bit surprised when I woke up at 10PM with my work clothes still on but I am now indulging in this rest and relaxation.
I know it’s a departure from my typical rhythm… but sometimes that’s cool too.
A 3-hour nap is sometimes just what the doctor ordered and exactly the “me” time that I needed.
I highly recommend it.