Thank goodness this week is a 4 day work week, and a 4 day weekend coming up. I need some time to relax and enjoy time spent with old friends. Lately I've been overwhelmed by some unfortunate arguing amongst some people very close to me, and as of Friday I had to choose sides. And I really hate that.
I escaped to DC on Friday after a doctor's appointment and spent time with my best friend and another good friend from college. It was nice to distance myself from the drama for a while. I pretended it didn't happen and certain words didn't escape from the hearts of people that I love and trusted more than anything. Yesterday I was still feeling very sad about the whole situation, so Sean & I went to Maymont Park to soak in nature and breathe in some fresh air. I needed to run away from everything; I'm not ready to face it just yet. Sometimes words come out wrong and people are misunderstood. It's even worse when words come out and they aren't misunderstood. Words can do some serious damage. For now, I need to sit back and let things unfold. I can't let it cloud my head.
Nature always seems to run at me with open arms when I'm feeling this way. And I am so thankful for the time spent yesterday out in the open. Taking pictures of trees while the sun is on my back. For a moment, life felt pretty perfect.