It’s Monday evening and I am sitting in our reading chair. Luci is asleep in my lap and I just finished a book (The Midnight Library by Matt Haig) that I devoured in a week . A record is spinning on the record player. The chill tunes of Khruangbin mixing with the last golden rays of sun. It’s mid April and the sun is up late now, our living room bathing in the evening light.
I’ve had a week off work, everyday life and social media. Me and my love spent a few days in Gdansk, Poland. Amongst the blooming trees, pierogies, history, art and craft beer we were able to fully wind down, relax and recharge our batteries. I turned notifications off for Instagram, and I haven’t put them back on. It’s amazing what that has done to my overall well being and productivity.
Oh and yes, I bought a record player last week after we got back home. There was a lovely record shop in Gdansk and we picked up our two first records there, prior to even owning the player. But I had thought about it for a while. My business has had a good month and this was a gift from me to me for my hard work.
Life feels good. The book I just finished is still vibrating in my bones. I feel calm, lighter and happy. Grateful for my everyday life. We only have this one life, and I am only me. But I have endless possibilities. I can do so many things, feel so much. My life isn’t special, but it is mine, and I get to live it. Not only do Inget to live my life, and enjoy doing so – I get to live it together with Dan. How crazy is that?
“It’s not about what you look at, but what you see.”Matt Haig, The Midnight Library
This quote really resonated with me now. And we talked about it a bit during our trip, me and Dan. How we are incredibly easy going. We see most things in a good light and can have fun even during the most mundane things. We are easy to please, don’t really hold grudges and are also very adaptable. As long as we are together we are always having a good time. I’m so grateful for that. It feels like our superpower.
Anyway, maybe I’m just rambling, my brain still spinning with the words on the pages of the book. Spinning like the record on the turntable. Sorry if it doesn’t make sense. My thoughts started turning and I felt the need to write them down.