The Best Monday In A While

Posting on a seemingly derelict blog – I’m dusting off the cobwebs as we speak – to let you know, for those of you who care, that I’m having a really good day. I suppose by now I should be saying I’ve had a really good day, if we’re actually going by the clock and not sitting at the kitchen table eating chocolate spread with a spoon (no comment). I really hope to get back into the swing of blogging soon, especially in the run up to Christmas, but for now I’m very busy and although it’s currently reading week, my stress levels and work-that-I-left-to-the-last-minute levels are at an all-time high.

Enough of that, though! Let’s keep this peachy. The reasons I’ve had a good day, in a lovely bullet-pointed list:

  • I got out of bed before 7am this morning – yes, really – and went to the gym. I’ve recently discovered I’m able to run on a treadmill for more than 15 minutes without stopping, which is something I never thought I’d be able to do. The aim is to run for half an hour by the end of the week, although I think that’s a bit of wishful thinking on my part!
  • I was greeted with a lovely act of kindness while stomping through the rain in a pair of cut-offs and sandals this morning, when an (admittedly quite beautiful) Italian boy came up behind me and sheltered me with his umbrella. We walked together and chatted until we had to part, at which point he offered me his umbrella to take with me. I said I couldn’t possibly do that! We wished each other well and got on with our lives. (In hindsight, I should probably have taken the umbrella and asked for his number in order to give it him back, wink wink nudge nudge. I think it would’ve been alright, if I hadn’t been shivering from the cold and drenched with steamed up glasses. I wasn’t feeling my prettiest.)
  • I gave blood for the third time this evening! I was the last patient of the day, and went it alone which was a first for me, but it was fine. If we gloss over the fact that I nearly fainted when being tipped back up into a sitting position, there were no hiccups. None of my blood spurted anywhere, which is always a plus. If you’re able to give blood, and don’t have a fear of needles (which I totally understand, by the way) I would absolutely recommend signing yourself up. I’ve known the life-changing effect blood transfusions can have on people – my Dad wouldn’t be here without his! – and to know you’ve perhaps had that big an impact on someone’s life, somewhere, is such a good feeling.
  • I haven’t had a solid meal today, but I’ve eaten at least fifteen biscuits. Students are a weird breed.
  • I managed to power through the majority of a first draft for one of my three assignments in about three hours, which is an impressive feat considering I’m really crap at getting my thoughts on paper.

Those are my reasons, really! I had a really nice weekend as well but I think I’ll whip up a post on that later in the week. Hope you’re okay too, wherever you are!

Until next time,

Emma x

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