As I scroll through my Instagram feed, I keep coming across the memes and quotes about the lull time in between Christmas and New Years, about how no one knows what day it is nor what to do with themselves… I hadn’t really experienced that until this year. Wednesday after Christmas, I came home from my White Christmas cabin experience. Thursday, I was right back to work. Only thing was, everyone around me was sick. I kid you not; my friends, everyone I live with, work with, shared a bed with in Pinetop, and even people I was talking to were sick. The universe was clearly wanting me to get sick and of course, I got sick on Friday. Not only did I stay home from work but I wasn’t able to write any blog posts or work my side job. On Saturday, I knew I had no time to be sick so I ignored it and got to work! All day Saturday, I was nonstop on my computer working my butt off…so much so that it continued into Sunday. Around 6:30 pm I finally finished my work and was ready to start writing my blog. So here I am…writing a post. Only thing is, I had planned to write a post about my vacation in the snow and in that moment, I had no inspiration for that. I started thinking about how stressed I was these last few days and how it put me into a very strange funk. I am not typically one to be sad, mad, or bothered. Don’t get me wrong, I have my moments just like everyone else but I like to think my mood is normally happy, positive, with a “keep on trucking” mentality.
So in today’s post, I wrote about stress…while sippin’ some tequila to help with the funk.
If you search Pinterest on how to relieve stress you end up in some deep hole and instead, finding ways to DIY your entire life. If you go to the store for a little retail therapy, it will result in spending on things that provide you momentary happiness until you go right back to the ball of stress. Everyone has their own remedy for relieving stress. Debbie, my sister, once mentioned to Michael, my brother, “Sing! Sing your pretty little heart out in the shower! It’s known to help relieve stress.” When you’re home alone, sure! That definitely helps but what do you do when you’re not alone and everyone will hear your sad version of Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You or like Emma Stone in Easy A-Pocketful of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield? I’ve found for me, I need an escape. Sure I can visit with a friend, go to Target, or smother my dog Kovo with love till he gets annoyed of me but what I truly mean when I say escape is “If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.” Yes, Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes! It’s my all time favorite song! Music is my escape, as it is for most people. I’ve created a playlist of songs that get me in a better mood, pull me out of my funk, and that make me want to dance/sing my heart out! Yes Madre, I put No Scrubs by TLC in there, just for you! So here’s to the funk, the stress, and flustered mood…may it be washed away with your favorite escape! (A shot of tequila helps too)
Leave me a comment below on how you relieve stress or the name of a song that you think belongs in this playlist! Oh, and Happy New Years everyone!
ONE MORE THING: Sorry not sorry for the random songs in my playlist