I always think of this quote from Angela Chase (My So-Called Life) on Sunday nights:
There’s something about Sunday night that really makes you want to kill yourself.
(Yikes. Maybe I shouldn’t think about this quote at all, but I was thirteen when My So-Called Life aired, so I was powerless against it imprinting on me forever.)
There is more than a little teenage angst infused into that statement, but Sunday is also universally agreed-upon as one of the worst days of the week. Businesses open late and close early, you can’t buy certain things in some states and, after 6pm, it’s basically very early Monday morning.
But then I also think you just need to be prepared for the week. Take it easy these last few hours. Do some prep but make sure you have realistic expectations for your week and, more importantly, something, big or small, to look forward to. If you don’t ever have to go to a high school class ever again, bonus! Sunday is looking up.
I’m currently taking some time to relax tonight after getting a few things done– some writing, reading, and shopping, Now, I’m watching The West Wing on Netflix.
Have a great week, everyone.
PS: Sarah and I recorded a new episode of Hey, Bestie! today too. We got real about some life things and caught up with each other on 2018 goals and things we’ve been up to. Coming soon…
Photo credit: NYT Watching
- When you are sightseeing and come across a public restroom, use it. You never know when you will get another chance.
- When departing in an airplane, play “Love like a sunset, Part I” by Phoenix when your plane begins to taxi down the runway. That song always seems to mimic the momentum of taking off, and if it syncs up with lift-off, it feels like magic.
- Bring currency with you for tipping, even if they accept credit cards.
- If you’re not fluent in the native language, be ready with guides and translation apps, even you know some of language and the citizens generally know English. It’s just polite to not assume anything, and you’ll learn more.
- Take a nap if you feel like you need it. (Unless you are jet lagged, then see next point.)
- Never nap when adjusting to a new time zone. I know you are so sleepy but you WILL REGRET IT. Look alive and push through. You can do it!
- Only carry what you need. Only copies of Important documents should be on you, plus the cash or cards you need. It’s safer and traveling lighter feels better.
- Just check the bag. Fighting for overhead space is the gladiatorial fight of our modern age.
- Don’t overplan. You might be more tired on some days, discover an unexpected place you want to visit, or get a last minute recommendation from one of your Insta-followers. Have some flex time.
- Always take photos.
Some photos from my trip to the Northwest (Oregon & Vancouver, Canada) in September 2017:
Japanese Gardens in Portland, Oregon.
Canada sign in Vancouver/
View of Vancouver from the bike trail.
Totems in the park in Vancouver
Trees in a park in Eugene, Oregon.
Famous burger at Stanich’s in Portland, Oregon.
Inside the Public Market in Vancouver.
Biking in Vancouver.
Delicious breakfast in Vancouver.
View from a hill in Eugene, Oregon.
View of the bridge from the bike trail in Vancouver.
Vanilla Jill’s Ice Cream Shop in Eugene, Oregon.
Sunset view from my hotel in Vancouver.
Public Market in Vancouver.
Breakfast Biscuit at Pine State Biscuits in Portland, Oregon.
And from my Bestie trip to Connecticut in October 2017:
A delicious burger I had on my birthday.
Lauren Graham FaceTiming the crowd at the Gilmore Girls Festival.
Kent, Connecticut Town Hall.
Me, in a giant chair at Club Getaway in Kent. CT.
Mark Twain’s house made of Legos.
A very attractive statue of Nathaniel Hale in Hartford Connecticut.
Mark Twain’s real house in Hartford, Connecticut.
Me and my best friend in Connecticut.