Sunday, September 9, 2012

Taking control

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Sometimes all you need to break out of a funk is a beautiful solo drive with your windows down, Beck blasting on the stereo, fall colours and mountains in your view, and a fresh homemade pizza and cold beer waiting for you at home.

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Remind me, will you, what was I complaining about? Some shit sucks in life, but really, I'm pretty lucky to live where I live, to eat what I eat and to do what I do. It's time to focus on the good in life. Screw the things that get me down. All that crap can just sod off. I don't need it or want it. I'm a privileged whitey living in the middle of a Canadian national park, who am I to complain?

I hope you're all happy and healthy, eating delicious food, enjoying beautiful sights and sharing plenty of laughs with the people you love. You deserve that, and, dammit, so do I!

Happy weekend everyone.

15 comments:

  1. Love this post! It has helped break some of the fog that's been filling my mind. Life could be a lot worse, couldn't it?

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  2. WOW! The view is breathtaking. You are really lucky. And I wouldn't mind a slice of that pizza, either. :)

    Today (and some last days too) has been really rainy here. Usually I really like that time of the year, it's fresh and good. Gives me a hint of a new beginning, plus my mind doesn't work too well in the heat. But this year it has been quite difficult. So, today I was feeling quite down because of all the wind and rain and so. But then, suddenly I looked out of the window and saw a rainbow. It must have been the most intense rainbow I've seen in ages. And that beautiful sight somehow cheered me. I realised as well, that in the end happiness is in the smallest things and feelings. :)

    Long story short, I know what you're feeling!

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  3. What an amazing view. And the pizza looks delicious, it's making me hungry! I know what you mean: when I do feel like complaining I try to remember that I am so incredibly lucky in so many ways. But it is hard to remember that some times!

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  4. It is really easy to forget about all the good and wonderful things in your life when you are feeling down. So I am so very glad to hear your funk has been lifted! I am a firm believer the wind in your hair, loud music, and homemade pizza is the cure for all things mopey related. Also that pizza looks absolutely heavenly! I think Will and I make pizza at least 3 times a month, haha!

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  5. i'm so glad you broke your down in the dumps spell - can you come here and try to break mine? nothing seems to be working..just when i think things are starting to look up more shit hits me. i feel like, for me, this was the summer of bad luck..i don't want it to follow me into the fall. i'm trying my best to see the positives, even in the negatives but there are some days that just seem so overwhelming sucky that its really hard to try and stay focused..

    ps that view is amazing!

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    1. When you check the mail and there is a cute little card waiting for you, I'm sure things will look up!! :)

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  6. Don't beat yourself up for having a down day... everyone has 'em (and not everyone is so resilient!). I'm glad you found some perspective!! <3

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  7. oh I like this. Cheers to being happy and healthy!

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  8. Glad to hear things are looking up! Your photos always make me miss mountains. :)

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  9. They say 'comparison is the thief of joy'... but sometimes you can gain a lot of gratitude by comparing yourself to those who are worse off! lol.
    It sucks that we usually don't appreciate how good we have things, until they're gone... but it's amazing to focus on being grateful for each moment we get.
    Ok.. this is starting to sound like a bunch of lame platitudes, what I'm TRYING to say is that hey, I'm real glad you're real glad. Being sad is pretty human too, and makes the glad all the brighter in contrast ;o)

    (I better go write some fortune cookies now).
    Did you find any mushrooms by the way?!
    xo
    mel
    needle and nest design

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    1. Ha! You could so easily be an all-star fortune cookie writer. You should look into that. I bet there's tons of money just waiting to be made in fortune cookies.

      As for mushrooms, I found their heaven!! You'll see plenty of them later this week. Be prepared AND excited.

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  10. Everyone's entitled to the occasional off day/complaining. The crappy moments just make the great things you have going on even better!

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  11. Beautiful view! The pizza looks yummy! Love your blog!
    xo sandra
    http://larasvintage.blogspot.com/

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  12. I take some alone time if I am feeling out of sorts. I find that I have been taking/needing more alone time lately...either this means I have been feeling crappy more often, or I just recognize it better and know how to deal with it. Either way, I get to watch more TED Talks and John Wayne movies, so it's all good!

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  13. Wowza, breathless mountain view!!! You get to see that, or something similar on a daily basis??! WOW!

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