Tonight I’m testing myself and going out for Peruvian food at this gorgeous little independent by us. I say testing, but the friend I’m going with is the one who offered all the good advice, so I know I’m in safe hands.
I’ve researched ahead and chosen a mocktail so I’m not too tempted by the pisco sours. I also know they do the most delicious chocolate mousse, I’m excited to sample again.
I’m also excited to dress up, wear make up, make an effort. Hubster is putting BB to bed (it’s my turn, we take it in turn every other night).
A mum friend, the one I really like who’s baby is laid back like BB has asked if I’d like to go on a weekend away together. I would love to go and I’m keen to nuture the friendship as due to Covid I haven’t made many mum friends. Well apart from an NCT group who’ve taught their babies Spainish and baby sign language during lock down, whilst BB still nibbles on their toes. I think I’ve got a faulty/missing competitive mum gene somewhere.
Anyway, when discussing options she said we could either go somewhere with a few bars or find somewhere in the country with a bottle of gin.
32 days ago, this would have been an ideal weekend for me. It’s amazing how much my mindset has changed, I dont even want to do that. I came back with I’m helping my friend cut back on her drinking so not drinking until Xmas to support her. Obviously my friend is me (some might say my inner friend 😂). I’ve suggested a spa weekend, day hiking or a day away at an Xmas market etc. I just hope she’s not put off by a tee total weekend.
I’ve also been thinking about getting out of my comfort zone a little bit and trying new things. Before I met my hubster, I used to be so much more adventurous, active and curious about life. I’d travelled a little bit, spent 3 amazing summers doing the camp america thing and was always up for new experiences.
Some how that zest has slowly got smaller.
Maybe to make room for motherhood or perhaps (and I think this is the one) because I was always so hungover the last couple of years I couldn’t be bothered.
I can feel that zest creeping back and it excites me. Now I’ve got to chose an activity to bring it to life.
Any ideas are welcome? Did anyone else feel the same way too, like they’ve been sleep walking a bit?
Hope everyones having a great Wednesday and staying strong.