It’s been a strange old week. It began with the welcoming of a new year, then it was my Grandad’s funeral, I went back to work on Thursday, there were tears on Friday when I realised I wasn’t up to going to my Grandad’s house, and well, it was just A LOT to take.
I spent Saturday chilling out, binge watching Netflix and doing some stuff for my blog. I thought taking some time out for myself was what I needed this weekend. And, in a way, it was. It still is. There have been so many hours where I’ve been sat in my room, watching FRIENDS on repeat. I’ve had more baths in the last couple of weeks than I’ve had in the last couple of years. I’ve had a lot of time, just me.
But it wasn’t until I got out into the fresh air that I realised just how much I needed to get out.
Firstly on Saturday night, Chris and I grabbed some food in Leeds, discussed holiday plans and went for a couple of drinks in Wapentake. I needed that. I needed to know there was something to look forward to. I needed a change of scenery.
I came back home feeling happier, like things are, well not moving on, but moving forward with some sort of normality.
Then Sunday started with a slow start. A little lie in with breakfast in bed and yet more FRIENDS. Then Chris and I met my Dad at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. In all the years I’ve been visiting this place, we took a route I’ve never fully walked before and I got to see the park from a whole new perspective. The cold, fresh, winter air had left glittering frost on the ground in some parts of the park. We discussed wildlife, spotted a kingfisher, walked among the highland cattle, walked across the stepping stones, and finished the walk off with a delicious piece of cake a warm drink: A peppermint tea and a caramel slice for me.
Just getting into the countryside has done me a world of good. I feel more positive about going to work tomorrow, I’m looking forward to a little city break in Berlin that Chris and I will be going on in February, and, well I don’t know, I guess the little walk in the fresh air was just a good idea.
Do you guys find that too? A walk in the fresh air helps if you’re having a tough week? To be honest, I like the fresh air anyway but today I found it particularly calming.