Tonight we got snow in Charlotte, so naturally everyone freaked out all day in preparation. As a Northerner I typically find the southern snow experience underwhelming….and I love it. Today’s snow drill was met with a cancelled work dinner, so I found myself free to live the dream in my living room: sitting by the fire doing work during the single digit hours.
I hate cold weather, and I’m not a huge fan of snow (after the initial aesthetic factor), but I’ve really come to love snow days as an adult far more than I ever appreciated them as a kid. The thing I crave most these days is time. I’m not talking leisure or wasted time, but more time in my world to get things done without outside world distractions or scheduled obligations.
Today was also my planned off-day from working out, so this could not have come at a better time. Last week I hit up MADabolic CLT 5 times, including both Saturday and Sunday morning, with a Flywheel class squeezed in the middle so I needed a day of rest.
Yesterday, to wind down and stretch out just a bit, I took the 6pm class at Y2, led by my friend Adam – something I’ve been meaning to add back in to my regular schedule for longer than I want to admit. I needed a good sweat and a short mental vacation to get me started this week, and it totally worked it’s magic.
I still have some things to unpack, but for the most part my life is beginning to feel organized again, and I’m creating space for the things I need: both mentally and as it relates to my belongings.
I’m really crazy about office supplies and organizational bins/concepts, so that whole process has been hugely therapeutic for me. I spent some serious time the last two nights on a few planning pieces that I just haven’t had the time to focus on lately, so while I got a little anxious about the time it took from my extensive to-do list, in the long run it’s going to be huge for me.
I’m not sure what tomorrow’s going to bring in terms of a snowday or workout, but for a change I’m just going to fully enjoy this moment of bliss: fire, warmth, organization and the kind of sleep that only comes from a cold winter’s night.
It’s off to Charlottesville this weekend for some serious quality time with the MADabolic Cville crew, and a birthday celebration for their fearless leader Dar that will certainly be one for the books.