My day off part 2:
I've been thrown into a funk a little bit because of my day job. It's gotten to the point where my head constantly worries if I'll be able to finish my work on time or who next in the room is going to lose it and go crazy for the day. Not to mention spread their nasty vibes. Eek, it's gross. Because of that I've been unable to fully check in with myself to see how I'm really doing. I've been tired, a little stressed, and functioning like a zombie. But since I've been doing some serious sketching every single day I've kept my sanity. This morning I woke up and my gut told me that I needed to just take today off while my head was screaming, "get up! You need a full week's paycheck!" Hearing that made everything my body constrict itself and even felt a little headache coming on. And when I checked in with my gut again, my body relaxed and I felt like I was expanding. I needed to walk away from work completely today. And then it was decided, I am taking the f*&%$#)^ day off!
I was excited. What to do? I even made a list this morning. Luckily my older sister was free today so I brought her along. I wanted to go to a restaurant I hadn't tried before, and discovered Gracias Madre in West Hollywood. They serve vegan and organic mexican food. The atmosphere is a bit hoity toity but the food is delicious. And my michelada drink was magical! It brought on good laughs and weird moments between me and my sister.. Most importantly I finally felt relaxed and I was able to feel grounded again. After the restaurant we rented a movie and just chilled for the rest of the day. I also made time to do mini sketches :). As much as I wanted take my weekly spiritual class at the end of the day, my body couldn't muster up the energy to do one more thing for the day. What it needed the most was rest. And rest it was! :D
It was so worth it.