The Merits of Just Getting Out of The House

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I’ve been in a slump for the past few days, feeling unmotivated and uninspired to get out into the world and explore. To try to kick that lethargic feeling, I decided to take a walk. I have been walking a lot to clear my head lately. It feels good in the summertime when its warm and the sun is shining to just head out your door and go nowhere in particular. I just walk straight for a long time (usually about an hour round trip). I will pop in my headphones, blast music, and focus on putting on foot in front of the other. It’s really calming for me, especially since I’ve been dealing with my anxiety flaring up again.

After my walk today in the 90 degree heat, I made some breakfast and said goodbye to my parents and my brother as they headed to Massachusetts to visit my cousins, aunt, and uncle for the weekend. My sister and I are staying back since she has work and I am watching her and keeping her company.

The two of us hung around in the house for a while. I did some paperwork for my internship and we watched an episode of This is Us (a show I recently discovered and love for its emotional appeal and characters).

Around 1 pm, we both decided to take a trip to the mall, early enough so Katie could get to work for 4:30 pm. I have a severe lack of summer clothes, since sometimes I’m not the biggest fan of shopping and if I buy things, they tend to be for the cooler months. I had been putting the trip off and didn’t necessarily “need” anything, but there’s only so many times a girl can re-wear the same three outfits before it starts to get old. I ended up getting a few new dresses, t-shirts, and one pair of flare jeans; everything was pretty cheap, since I’ve been making an effort to start conserving my money and being more frugal; I’ve recently realized that I’m almost 20 and should start saving early for big things in later life.

I ended the day at Elizabeth Park, watching the sunset and then walked to meet Katie at her work in the center.

There wasn’t anything particularly special or new about this day, but that’s realistic I guess. Not every moment is going to be an adventure, but that doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t make the most of your time. Some days, just leaving the couch and going on a drive is enough 🙂

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