Week in Review: All the Dates

February 19, 2018

It's a strange feeling, feeling content with where your life is at. I am still learning to trust my happiness. Let it be without second-guessing or self-sabotaging. Though I don't have many pictures from the past week to share, which I personally don't think is a bad thing, a sign of being more present perhaps, linking up for another week in review!

  • My week started off rough. On Monday morning, my apartment's fire alarm was going on and off every couple of hours due to a faulty switch (there was no real danger!!) from the weather. It started at 2:30 in the morning and sometimes last for a whole 30 minutes. I would finally get to sleep only to be awoken yet again by the darn fire alarm. Maybe because of this my sleeping patterns throughout the remainder week were messed up too. For example, sleeping at 2:00am and waking up at 5:00am on Thursday. I just couldn't stay asleep, tossing and turning all night. 
  • Despite this, I made it through the week feeling surprisingly energized! 
  • Took a nap on Saturday. Albeit only a 20-minute one, naps are an unusual occurrence for me so it's an accomplishment
  • Inspired by Naomi, I've been placing my phone on airplane mode overnight. Also, one of my monthly goals is to go x2 a week sans phone (or at least for a few hours), leaving it at home while I am on campus, which I have found to be really refreshing! The only reason I miss it is for listening to podcasts and music while walking. 
  • Made the tough decision and phone call to postpone getting a dog. As much as I loved having her for the weekend, I don't think I could've given her what she needed right now. 
  • Went on all the dates ever: with my aunt for Chinese food (Gong hei fat choy!!!) and the bachelor (per the usual), with my former roomie and good friend (late Galentine's dinner), with my mother dear for supposedly productive afternoon of work and studying (which ended up being just us talking the entire time) ... to name a few 🤫😉
  • Also had this literal hot date--pistachio, chocolate date bites. Literally hot cuz I tried to toss them in some cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne 
  • Posted something special for Valentine's Day as well as a late must-reads post yesterday
  • Finally got around to watching one of the Oscar-nominated movies. This one was The Post! Hoping to squeeze in one or two more before the ceremonies next next week. 
  • Did a test drive downtown for my test next week to plan the time i should leave

How do you deal with not being able to sleep?
What was the last date you went on whether it be platonic, romantic or even alone?

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  1. Gahh a whole night of fire alarms is my worst fear !! Glad you made it through the week after the alarm shenanigans. The dates with people and dates with dates both sound lovely. Wishing you a wonderful week!

    1. Crossing my fingers that I can get my sleeping pattern back on track.
      Hope you have the loveliest of weeks ahead too Vangie!

  2. Lacking sleep is a real drag. My sleeping pattern has been terrible lately, too, so I feel you. I hope this gets better for you again soon. We need those hours of shut-eye time to function.
    Yay for airplane mode. I'm a big fan of it not only at night but sometimes during the day, too. Saving battery life ...
    I like the sound of your many dates. Connection is so important to thrive and something I really need more of in my life, too. It can be hard when all of your friends live further away.
    I think it's great you postponed getting the dog if you feel the time isn't quite right yet. The day will come when you feel ready and as disappointing as it might feel right now, you made the right decision for both yourself and her.

    1. And I hope you get some rest too.
      ...saving battery life and for me tuning out distractions sometimes...
      Yes, I am incredibly grateful for all the connections I've been forming :) Don't know what I'd do without them

  3. when i can't sleep, i'll usually rub essential oils on me to help me relax a bit. i like the countdown or count up method. music helps me too! calming music of course. i want to take myself on a little date this week to a cute cafe!

    1. The counting method can work for me too! Definitely wanna try the essential oil thing.
      And yay for self-dates! They're my fave

  4. The Post is on my list of movies to see. I hope you liked it.

    I think you would have been great with a pooch, BUT you know best and you have to do what works for you and the pup. It will happen one day, when you're both ready.

    I am loving all the date action, including the hot chocolatey ones. :)

    Happy Monday.

    1. Yes it was pretty good! Eye-opening.
      Your belief in me means a lot. Thank you.

  5. Dates of allllll kinds!!

    You made the decision.... good for you. That must have been very hard, but if your gut is saying it's not the time, then it just isn't! There will be lots of time and opportunities to get a pup in your future, and it will happen when it is truly meant to. I believe this.

    How's the no phone goals coming? This is inspiring. I'm really hating how much I'm on that damn thing.

    1. For the most part, the phone goals are coming along. It's really just learning to sit with that anxiety of not having it on me, of what I am missing.

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