I feel like I'm not giving my blog my all right now... mostly because I feel like I'm not engaged enough with my readers and my fellow bloggers right now. It's not for lack of desire... it's just been a really hard couple of weeks. This past week, especially, was riddled with stress. There were tears on more than one occasion last week. I think part of the difficultly this past week was intensified by it's contrast to last week. I had such a great time spending time with friends last week and doing different interesting things and then I came back to a myriad of difficult situations and no one around to take my mind off of it. And as much as I try not to let the fact that I live hundreds from every one of my best friends get to me on a daily basis, it's times like this when I just lose it. You really take for granted wine and board games or a good hike on a new trail until you have to balance time off and long drives to meet in a city neither of you live in just to spend time together. I try to keep a positive attitude about things right now... but lately it has been getting to me more and more. So if I seem a bit uncommunicative lately, this is why.
Top: Thrifted, via Goodwill
And P.S. If you haven't heard of the Paradoxical Commandments, you should check them out. I carry a copy in my wallet to remind me to for lack of a better way to say it... to just keep swimming. That's where the title of this post is from.