I hate to sound like every time I post, it’s all doom and gloom. It’s really not. It’s not all puppies and sunshine, either. But I’m doing better. Slowly, I think I am finding my way back to myself. I’ve lightened up. I enjoy things. My brain doesn’t automatically go towards feeling terrible all the time.
I went to see the Hunger Games opening weekend. I wore a t-shirt I bought on Etsy (that lets me mark one thing off my 101in100 list!). I was a total and complete dork. But I loved every minute of it. At certain parts of the movie, I was like I get to watch this whole thing – it’s not just a trailer!! I thought the movie was great. I know there have been many criticisms of the movie but as an avid reader of the books, I thought it was just perfect.
I’ve been doing a lot of baking too. I made cupcakes two weekend in a row and they turned out perfectly. I used this cake recipe with this buttercream frosting. This is my new go to recipe when making regular cupcakes. The lemon rind in the cake is just perfect. I made a batch while my sister-in-law, brother-in-law and nephew were over and everyone loved them. My sister-in-law has already requested the same cupcakes for her birthday.
I have a project at work that is going full steam ahead. So even though I’m utterly miserable there, I have no time to think about my misery. I just keeping having to work, work, work and by the time the end of the day rolls around, I’m so exhausted, I don’t have the energy to complain as much as I did.
I’m trying my best to put on a happy face. It’s hard to grin and bear it, but fake it til you make it, right? I’ve been doing a little shopping and trying to make sure I look nice every day. That really goes a long way too. Do you hair, put on some lip gloss and hope that the extra jewelry makes a difference! I hit the outlets today and picked up some cute tops for work. And I bought some cute flats for the spring/summer and new jeans.
So maybe I’m not the opposite of doom and gloom yet… but I think I’m getting there.