Thankful Thursday 12: Headspace

Welcome to the twelfth instalment of my Thankful Thursday series, Headspace!

This week I’m focusing on gratitude for the headspace that I have now that I’m off work for a while, and what I’m managing to do with it.

Here’s my Thankful Thursday for the weeks of July 6 – July 12, 2018!

Things I am thankful for over the past week:

  • I started feeling like eating salads and this was one of them; it was super delicious.

  • I got to spend time rearranging some of my bookshelves.
  • Andrew and I went to brunch at Craft and got our favourite server. As usual, lots of coffee.

  • I went for my first run (read: ambling jog) since the Scotia Half and got this beautiful, if grey, view.
  • I’ve spent a lot of this week reading, and ended up finishing A Series of Unfortunate Events for the first time. With one of my cute new owl mugs!

  • Andrew and I went to the Stanley Park pitch & putt for the first time since we bought our new clubs. It was a beautiful morning and we had a lot of fun.

  • On Tuesday, I drove to Calgary as per my now third-annual summer road trip. The weather wasn’t the greatest, but it was sunny for part of it. I also made the best time I have yet, I think because I didn’t have to wait for too much construction.
  • On my first morning here, Dad and I went for a jog together by the water.

And the theme for these two weeks, Headspace!

I’ve now had almost my second full week off work for the summer. After getting through the first week of mostly sleeping, I’ve been able to start working on some things.

Without the usual stressors of work and having less time for things like cooking, eating, planning, exercising, errands, chores, etc., I now feel like I have the headspace to be a bit more intentional about how I live my life.

I’ve been planning how I want the remaining weeks of my summer to look, and I’ve also been able to simply revel in the peace and quiet. It’s been lovely, and I look forward to more of it.

There you have it!

So, that’s my Thankful Thursday list for this week. I hope it inspires you to make your own, and get on that gratitude train!

Peace and love,


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A Vancouverite that grew up in the Maritimes, I'm a married, millennial, rugby-playing, PNW-exploring high school teacher who loves reading, art, and nature. And I have generalized anxiety disorder.

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