This past weekend, I did something shocking. I relaxed.
Now, this may sound like a normal thing to do on a weekend. It may sound even more normal if I tell you Monday was a holiday here in Chile, and on top of that, Rodolfo was out of town. Relaxing on a three-day weekend when it’s just you and the dog – what could be more normal?
Well, I don’t really relax. Which isn’t to say I don’t do fun things. I do, I just schedule them. Even my reading time has become competitive since I joined GoodReads and gave myself a reading goal for the year. With so many things to do, there’s no time to just sit around, or all those fun things I have on my agenda will never get done!
Yes, I fully admit this sounds crazy. Which is why, this weekend, when I felt like just chilling out, I went with it. Even though I had classes to do, blog posts to write, emails to send, I decided it was probably more important for my development as a normal human being to actually relax for a change.
I read, even though all the books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series (think “Game of Thrones”) are so ridiculously long that they’re totally messing with my aforementioned reading goal. I had the fleeting thought that I might like a facial and just picked up the phone and made an appointment for later that day without thinking twice. I took Lola to the park and enjoyed some precious mid-winter sunshine.
Of course now I’m behind on classes/blogging/emails, but it was worth it. I learned to relax! I don’t expect this lesson to stick with me for long, but it was fun while it lasted.