Last week, I was in a little bit of a funk. As much as I love London, studying abroad can be a little lonely. I was caught off guard with waves of unexpected homesickness. I have a final Friday and a few deadlines coming up. In addition, the excitement of new classes is long gone and the impending doom and stress of finals is lurking around the corner. But, these things are life. Life can get a little dull, a little stagnant, a little monotonous, a little stressful, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make the best out of every single day. And this weekend was the perfect opportunity to embrace the moment, so I got a little out of my comfort zone, made some impulse decisions, and tried to take care of myself.
I got a haircut, which ended up being a lot (a lot, a lot) shorter than I wanted. Thankfully, hair grows, and straightening irons are cheap.
I ate Persian food for the first time. It was absolutely unparalleled, and the pictures of the food do not do it justice; I suppose I have no choice but dine there again – just to get some decent pictures. Simurgh.
I had breakfast at my favorite restaurant, Le Pain Quotidien, three days in a row. Don’t judge me or ask me how to pronounce the restaurant name. I call it LPQ in attempt to retain my dignity.
I got my ears double-pierced (!!!) and spent some quality girl time wandering around Covent Garden buying souvenirs.
I made an impromptu trip to Whole Foods because Whole Foods make everything better. Seriously.
I ran almost five miles, almost.
I got my first Shellac manicure and for good measure, I got a pedicure too. Pure love.
This week is going to be busy, but I’m ready. Anytime I get overwhelmed, I plan on looking down at my newly polished nails because beautifully polished nails just make me feel fabulous and feeling fabulous is the complete opposite of being in a funk.