Monday, September 13, 2010

Summer Let Down

Honestly, I've been feeling a little blue this weekend.  I really wasn't sure why, so I began wracking my brain for possible reasons.  Then it came to me.  This summer was just so fun and full of excitement that the arrival of fall is a big let down.

I mean, it started with Patrick graduating from college.  Then came the onslaught of wedding-related events.  There was my shower, the rehearsal dinner, the wedding itself, and our uber-relaxing honeymoon.  Toss in a triathlon or two and moving into a new place, and that's about all the excitement one summer can handle!

It's been hard to get back into a normal routine.  And to make matters worse, this is the most stressful start to a semester I've ever had.  I come home exhausted, but still have more work to do.  When I wake up the next morning I'm still tired even though I've gotten more than eight hours of sleep.  It makes it tough to fit in exercising, although I think it more important than ever because it will probably improve my mood a lot!

The other thing that struck today was that we live in an area where the most exciting place to shop is Target.  Don't get me wrong, I love me a good Target trip, but sometimes I just crave a Crate and Barrel.  Sometimes I miss having Boston close enough that we can make a little day trip out of it.  Getting back to the slower pace of Maine takes some getting used to.  This fact also confirms that Maine is not the place where we hope to ultimately settle down.

I've been looking for a bit of a pick me up.  Unfortunately, I usually turn to retail therapy, which isn't so great when you're on a limited budget.  So, what's your favorite pick-me-up?  What do you do when you're feeling down?  Any tips are greatly appreciated!  Happy Monday!


  1. Aww Carly! Next time I come to Maine I'll make sure that I make the trip up to see you!

  2. I will be honest, my favorite pick-me-up is going out for a run... no music, no distance in mind, just letting my head and heart lead the way!

  3. best pick me up is a box of pizza and a nice cold beverage, alcoholic or not is your choice. nothing cures a funk like pizza. seriously. pizza is the answer to it all.

    our best place to shop is a walmart which really doesnt compare to a target, but i feel your pain.

  4. i find a puppy to play with? caffeine. veggies broiled with cheese. a trashy mtv show on my computer. a walk around the neighborhood with my camera.