melancholy sundays

After almost 21 years, I've finally realized that there will be some days when I will be feeling inexplicably blue. I used to have these "sad days" and thought that there was just something wrong with me but then I realized that because I keep so busy, I just let things "roll off" of me, or so I think, and then there comes a lull of inactivity and it all catches up and I'm a little sad for a few days. It has been one of those crazy weeks and as I was settling in to get some more work done after church this morning, I realized that I should probably take some "me" time. For a young woman in her early 20's, this is surprisingly hard for me to do. My "me" time usually consists of a short cold shower in the morning after my run. Definitely not complaining, because I love my busy life! I hate being "bored" (by the way, there is no such thing as boredom, there is always something to do.) and I love being productive so I've just gotten used to mixing work in with my "relaxation." But some days, you just have to sacrifice productivity for some peace of mind. In high school whenever my friends would skip (something that my overactive conscience would not let me do) they would call it a "mental health day." That's what I'd like to call my day today. I'm in my Christmas jommies curled up in my great-grandmother's crocheted blanket with my pup and some roasted veggies, some tea, and a movie. Oh, and phone is going off, too! I'm going to get some reading done today and maybe try a new recipe and I'm not going to feel guilty about letting my work go for a few hours! If you haven't taken a break in a while, I highly suggest doing so! I haven't even put in my movie yet and I already feel so much better.
xo, e.m.

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  1. I love everything about this post! Enjoy your day, love. :)

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  2. Ha, I have these kind of days too.
    I've been reading The catcher in the rye too, because I have to read it for school. It's...lets say an interesting book. :D

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    1. It's one that I always end up coming back to because I love it so much!

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  3. It's crazy these kind of days, and I know what I'm talking about. I have lots of those. I think the major fact that appeared to me years ago, is that you have to appreciate those moments. «Mélancolie» isnt really sadness, it's a beautiful, serein, way to pass your day and even to live.

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    1. Absolutely! Such an insightful way to look at it.

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  4. I can so relate to this; yesterday was one of those sad days for me. I didn't really know why yesterday until I read this. Yesterday was the first day in weeks that I slowed down and had time to think about things. Having time for it all to sink in is definitely needed, but can totally bring on the blues. sigh, life. Here's to finding the silver lining and always having more highs than lows!

    :)

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    1. Yes indeed! I enjoy sad moments because they make the happy ones seem even better!

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