I’m realizing I’ve become my own worst enemy. I’ve let myself hide inside my house, hibernating the days away, afraid of venturing outside and messing up my routine. Which, mind you, isn’t much either. Sitting all day on my couch is NOT a routine. Ok ok, yes it is but it’s not a good one! I am lacking energy to work out a ton but I figure you don’t need energy to enjoy the outside, and there’s no better way than experiencing the many parks my beautiful city has to offer!
That being said, in an effort to get myself outside and off the couch, I’ve decided to challenge myself to a park project. What does it entail?
At least once a week I’m going to visit a new park,whether to take Sofia (and Gabe) to play, meet up with friends, or just enjoy the outdoors, relax, and read… There’s really nothing better than sitting on the grass and soaking in the sunshine. Some days I still miss my lunch hours at work where I’d sit for an hour, without being plugged into my phone or computer and just enjoy being outside. It was the best feeling! I’d go back to work feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the afternoon. I am determined to feel that way once again. No more feeling down and frustrated with life! I’m going to grab life by the horns and ENJOY IT. We only have so much time before it’s snowing again and I need to appreciate every moment of it.
Yesterday was the first day of my new challenge. I met up with a good friend for lunch at the University and we sat outside. I know it’s not technically a ‘park’ but it’s a beautiful green area and one of my favourite places to be (we had both our engagement and wedding pictures taken at the University, so it’s quite evident that it’s one of my all-time favourite spots in the city). It was awesome to sit in the sun and catch up! Next time though I need to remember to bring a hat. Gabe’s bald spot was put to the test today by being exposed to the sun rays…and his skin too, of course. Bad mommy moment for me!
Not to mention we got caught in a sudden rain shower shortly after leaving and I neglected to put on his jacket. Whoops! It was sunny when I left, how was I to know?! 😛 Another thing I learned was to always bring a blanket (to sit on, or you know – sudden rain coverage!!), just in case it’s needed!!
Later on yesterday evening I decided to take a walk with Sofia and we ventured out to a park by our house. We stopped to watch some kids playing soccer and softball. We didn’t stop for too long but enough to enjoy ourselves. We typically frequent this park as it’s fairly close to our place, so I’m looking forward to visiting some other ones and discovering new favourites!!!