[Photo by Matthew Wiebe]
Hey friends! How are you doing? I’m super psyched about how sunny and bright it is right now. Spring is coming, and I cannot wait. I always feel a bit bummed out at the end of February/beginning of March because it feels like we’ve been enduring winter for so damn long, but hope is on the horizon! I am ready for some new challenges, new weather and new clothes! Talking of new challenges… this week I joined the gym for the first time in YEARS. The gym is a pretty scary place when you don’t really have a clue where you’re going or what you’re doing, but I braved it and went for an early morning run on Thursday. Let’s see if I can keep this up – I really do mean to, but exercise is always the first to go when I’m feeling stressed and busy. On Tuesday night, I went trampolining with my colleagues, which was so much fun. Although after twenty minutes we were all exhausted – we’re definitely too old for such shenanigans! My back has been aching all week as a result, which just proves that I’m not as young as I think I am. That said, I’ve been spending the weekend reading as much of the Georgia Nicholson series as I can in tribute to Louise Rennison. I will never not love those books – although they sometimes do trigger some painfully embarrassing memories from my teenage years. Too real, you guys. Too real. What have you all been up to? I hope you’re having a restful weekend that’s full of joy.
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