And just like that, we say good-bye to the first week of December. I can’t complain, though, as I am kind of looking forward to Christmas this year. Not to mention that for the first time in our 8 years together, my husband and I have decided to travel for New Years- to go somewhere fun with a couple of close friends. And boy, am I looking forward to that!
I want to start today’s post by saying how surprised I am at the number of families who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday here in Guatemala. Although not a national holiday, seeing them celebrate it, gathering with their families and sharing photos of their turkeys on social media, certainly made me feel as if I were back in the U.S.- increasing that ‘Thanksgiving spirit’ even more for me. So, thank you!
This has to be my absolute favorite time of the year. Although I am Brazilian by birth, the hot weather and I don’t get along very well (there was a time I nearly fainted when I visited my hometown of Recife due to the heat), so when it gets chilly out, I feel right in my comfort zone. (It could be due to my Ukrainian background…who knows.)
I am beyond excited. In exactly 1 week from today, my husband and I will be leaving to New York, where he’ll be running in the Marathon, and later making our way up to Boston to meet up with friends and visit the city which holds a very special place in our hearts.
What a relief it was to wake up and realize today is Friday! It was such an exciting, busy and productive week filled with so many brainstorming sessions, new ideas and project planning, that I’ll be putting an end to it feeling very enthusiastic and anxious for the future.
…And just like that, the week is over. After a stressful week of problem solving and another battling the flu, I can honestly say I’m glad the weekend is around the corner…not that I’m planning to sit on my butt the whole time- only a portion of the time.
This has been one strange week. With unexpected doctor appointments, business meetings, video shoots and a holiday in between, I thought it was never going to end. Still, yesterday's holiday came very much appreciated. Both my husband and I have been overwhelmed with work lately, so it was nice to take the day to disconnect and spend quality time together that didn't involve going to the gym (although we did have to go for a very long run, in which we both got terribly sunburnt! Haha.)
Hi everyone, sorry for the lack of post yesterday. I really needed a day for myself and to get organized for our express trip to Chicago. It's been a heck of a week- actually, make it 2. You know how much I enjoy the rat-race and love working, so believe me when I say that I haven't been this tired in a very, very long time. Needless to say, as "express" as this trip may be, it will be a great way to get away and clear my head in preparation for what's to come in the next few months.
This week couldn't have gone by any slower. I was, literally, yearning for the weekend to arrive.
What a crazy, emotionally-draining week I had! If you knew how my days have been, you'd probably wonder how I manage it all! There are times when I think I have it all under control, that everything is going to be great, that I'm optimistic, confident and thick-skinned, only to realize that I still have small insecurities after all- that certain things can still get to me. This week was one of those weeks when I had to face my insecurities head-on, tackle them and try to overcome them. I was challenged mentally, physically and professionally. But hey, that's how we grow stronger, no?