Ever have one of those “do or die” moments? I just had one of those #slightexaggeration. You see, I moved to a new place (temporarily) for the summer and I am wholly dependent on public transportation. Expectedly, getting around will take some smart maneuvering on my part. Well, I had several important errands to run today: visit the bank, procure several perishable and non-perishable items & I absolutely had to have them today. So, I decided to fire up Google Maps, find out where the places I needed to go where and start walking. Thankfully, the places were ~ mile from where I lived but I got a bit … carried away.
Long story short, I ended up with a backpack full of items plus 5 plastic bags worth of stuff. All told, yours truly was toting over 40 lbs (my really conservative estimate) of stuff after being done with shopping. The sad thing is people saw me struggling with the items but no one stopped. In a weird way, it was a good thing no one stopped because I don’t think I would have taken a ride from a stranger. Matt & I watched Cold Case Files before he drove me to the airport and let’s just say it brought out the hypervigilant & semi-paranoid side of me out. lol. So, it was up to me to haul my stuff home and boy, I made myself proud. I slogged through it and I learned that mental strength (& physical!) is incredibly important.
I pride myself on my ‘fierce’ independence and that side of me came out in full force because I knew I had no one else to depend on but me to get me & my stuff home. Basically, when it was down to the wire, I delivered and I feel like I could conquer the world right now. 🙂 When I reached my apartment, a young couple in their car saw me and asked if I needed help. After a 2 second pause on my part, the girl hopped out of her car and insisted on helping me which has redeemed this place in my eyes. 🙂 She helped me up the flight of stairs and I collected myself enough to ask her name. I believe I’ve made a new friend!
Moral lesson of the day: I am a strong, independent and capable young woman. I hope to take advantage of my time here to perform some self introspection, grow personally & professionally and heal some wounds. That’s all for now! I’m off to spend some of my giftcard-cash at Starbucks! Tonight, I guess I can skip the cardio and will focus on core strengthening by doing the Russian Twists. With that, I bid you, my darling reader, adieu. 🙂