I have been really slacking in regards to updates as of late, and there is truly no excuse. Well, perhaps there is? March was rather quiet, with not much to update on. Although, in the past two weeks I have done more than I did in the past two months (trip to New York aside)! With Nova Scotia still in the death throes of winter, sometimes it’s nice to simply hibernate, which is basically what I did for the majority of March. It was quiet, which was what I needed. I do feel like my batteries have since been recharged. Although we are supposed to get a “winter storm” tonight. What!? How can we have a “winter storm” when it’s spring? This province sometimes, man. Although, it’s true what they say about Nova Scotia; if you don’t like the weather, wait fifteen minutes.

So, in March I did a whole lot of nothing, and I’m not at all ashamed to say that. Save for a couple of outings with friends, I mostly stayed in, saved my pennies as best I could. Which oddly, I sometimes felt guilty about. I really think that there’s this stigma in our society that if you’re not always on the go, or doing something, that you’re boring or dull, and I don’t think that’s the case at all. The fact that you can barely go outside these days without having to pay someone for something, always being on the go or “out” is not indicative of a happy and fulfilling life. While I have some of the best fun while out with my friends, I also have some of the best fun while I’m at home. Everything is on your terms, which is something that we rarely encounter this day and age. And quite frankly, sometimes we just need to recharge ourselves. I know that personally speaking, after a few long winter months, waking up in the dark, coming home from work in the dark, and repeating this for days on end leaves me feeling exhausted. And all too often, people are made to feel guilty about just wanting to stay in, which I don’t think is right at all. No one should have to justify or be made to feel guilty about not wanting to leave the comfort of their home and their sweatpants. Especially in the winter! Bears get to hibernate, why can’t we? Not sure about the rest of you, but I would definitely be down for four months of relaxing and naps.

All that being said, I promise to do better with updating in the coming months. With the weather beginning to take a turn toward “not winter” (pending storm aside), I anticipate all that vitamin D energizing me, and motivating me to get off my couch and out of my bed. Besides, I’m getting kinda sick of looking at these four walls. Oh, spring! Where are you?

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2 thoughts on “Oops!

  1. I agree, and think it’s unreasonable for people to assume you’re a loser/loner/weirdo/etc. just because you don’t feel the need to run out, buy all the things that make people “interesting” (because some famous person had/has it), or spend all the monies on alcohol every single weekend/week because it shows you “have a productive life/social life,” instead of saving it for more important/special things (like a new book, or something). And, I wish more people agreed! Would certainly make life simpler, and easier, in my opinion.

    • I went through that phase – going out almost every night, burning the candle at both ends, spending all my money on liquor and cover charges to get into bars and clubs – and it was fun when I was younger! But now my recovery time after having even a couple of drinks isn’t what it used to be, that’s for sure! I love my friends, but I also love my alone time, and I suppose I’ve just reached a point in my life where I try and balance the two. I know that for me personally, going out when I really don’t want to doesn’t really make for me being in a good mood, which usually doesn’t bode well for those around me, and I’d rather spare them a cranky Megan.


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