I had a pretty eye-opening day today for a few reasons. I might allude to this every so often on Twitter and even here on the blog but I’m exploring what feels like Phase II of my quarter life crisis (Phase I happened when I turned 24 and this blog was a result of that part!). I’m owning it though and trying to let life soak in even if it feels surreal.
Today I had the opportunity to see myself how some others’ [might] see me and while that sounds a little conceited I learned a lot in reflecting on those experiences and am feeling good.
It all started this morning. I had my usual breakfast – half a pear and some pineapple and an English muffin with peanut butter on one half and an egg white on the other.
I had the pleasure of lunching with a Twitter friend who I am proud to now call an In Real Life friend. We talked about everything from food to Southern accents to life and things in between. I felt like I got some great feedback on an idea I shared and saw it though a fresh perspective which was really welcomed. I definitely enjoyed that break in my day!
The afternoon went smoothly. I snacked on some more Glutino pretzels and an apple before hitting the gym after work.
I surprisingly wasn’t sore from my class yesterday so I got in a decent workout without fatiguing my legs too much. 3.4 miles on the elliptical followed by 20 minutes on the bike and then it was time to race home. Tonight kicked off free yoga in Dupont Circle and I planned to meet a friend for class which I used as my cool down and stretching time. The 60 minute class loosened my muscles and felt great. It also seemed like we were the object of peoples’ interest with folks watching us do our poses, taking pictures, and more! I imagine those folks thought we were really into yoga or confident to do lots of poses in a busy urban park. With a clear blue sky and perfect temps, it was the best way to spent a spring evening!
I started a pot of rice as soon as I got home and ate dinner in reverse order while waiting for it to cook. I started with a serving of baked beans and half a pear and ended up with more BBQ pulled chicken and a serving of brown rice pilaf with carrots, broccoli, and onion.
I’m tired after all the activity today but will sleep easy knowing I got a little more clarity during this crazy month!
Do you ever stop and consider how others’ may perceive you?