I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I just came back from a weekend at home or if it’s because Vishnu’s schedule is insane or if it’s because I don’t have any upcoming travel plans to look forward to, but I’m definitely starting to feel like life right now is pretty much me, myself and I… all day long!
Don’t get me wrong, I feel so incredibly lucky to be able to stay with the same company and work from home for a year. And I’m so glad that Vishnu’s program is a good fit for him despite the crazy long hours.
Of course, all of this is temporary. This time next year, we’ll be in Chicago! But that doesn’t keep the occasional feeling of loneliness away! However, I’m determined to not let it get the best of me. I try to do little things each day to change up my routine and make each day feel different.
With that, I’m using this week’s Three Things Thursday post to share the little things I do to keep the loneliness and monotony at bay!
(1) I step away from my computer for a full hour and take the time to make and eat lunch. It’s never anything fancy, but by doing this, the day feels a little shorter and it gives me something to look forward to (obviously because food is involved!). And if it works out timing wise, I watch Chopped, my favorite Food Network show, at this time as well. Lunch is a real highlight these days!
(2) More than ever before, I’m on the hunt for fun/creative/new dinner ideas. At about 6-6:30 pm every day, I shut down my computer and head into the kitchen with my iPad to whip up a hopefully delicious meal. This is something I’ve always enjoyed doing, but it’s taken on a new meaning right now. With Vishnu coming home at 8-8:30 pm every day and me not having any plans in the evening, I have more time to cook and experiment in the kitchen. And the iPad? Well, that provides ongoing entertainment in the form of music and podcasts.
(3) I’ve always been pretty good about keeping in touch with friends, but I’m trying to be better about scheduling phone/FaceTime dates a couple times a week. This reminds me that just because I don’t have any friends in St. Pete yet doesn’t mean I don’t have friends! #sadbuttrue
I know this post is a bit of deviation from my usual happy topics, but this is life right now. Even though I’ve moved a countless number of times over the past few years, this move is a bit different in a few ways.
But like I said, it’s temporary, Vishnu’s schedule will get better, we have friends/family visiting over the next few months, and come August the St. Pete Junior League (an organization I joined in Miami) will start it’s meetings and events. Also, now that I’m not travelling as much, I’m going to do some research and look up yoga/fitness studios within walking distance of our apartment (we only have one car). Even if I go once a week, that’s still something!
Like my mom said to me when we moved here almost six weeks ago, I need to give myself time to adjust. Not an easy thing to do for someone with a “it should’ve happened yesterday” kind of attitude! But I’m trying my best to let time do its thing.
If all else fails, I have my sister’s wedding planning to keep me busy!
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