…”to the dress.” I’m getting married!
Just kidding. This is about how I am the flakiest, most indecisive person ever.
“Hey, Alison, do you wanna go out tonight?”
“Oh!…maybe. I’ll let you know. I want to, but I need to do ‘stuff’ tonight.”
“Okay let me know!”
(Two hours later) “I think I’ll come!”
(20 minutes later) “Actually…I think I should stay in….”
(5 minutes later) “But should I just go out?”
“Yeah if you can!”
(2 minutes later) “Maybe not…”
“Alison… Do whatever you want.”
I’m indecisive because I spend too much time thinking about whether I should go somewhere or not, and then I end up procrastinating anyway, when I could have gone out, come back, and done what I needed to do.
So this past week was Operation: “Say Yes”
Yes to going out on Thursday night.
Because Thursdays are the new Friday, right? We actually don’t have classes on Friday, so Thursday really is the start of our weekends for the first half of our semester.
97% of the time, I’m not one to say, “I wanna go out tonight!” I’m usually more like, “let’s go get dessert and be in our PJs early tonight!” But I felt like celebrating the submission of our first big paper on Thursday, so I went out to a pub with some friends that night. It was my first night really “going out” in regards to drinking and such.
I drank more than I ever have that night, but I was still totally sober throughout, haha.
“Baby Guinness” (Kahlua and a touch of Bailey’s— looks like a Guinness but tastes like chocolate!)
I only had one of these. I’m not that tolerant (or wealthy).
arguably the most pointless €5 purchase of my life
Not even tipsy, but not mad about it. Watching all the other wild kids around me was fun enough.
My favorite part was coming back past midnight and sharing a big bowl of popcorn with my friend.
Yes to napping.
Because I went to bed at 2:30 am after a night out and woke up naturally at 8:50-ish on Friday morning.
I was thinking of doing a longer workout later that day rather than napping, but napping gave me energy to PR my 100 burpee time! 6:16!
I was on the ground panting two minutes before this photo was taken
Yes to walking somewhere solely for dessert.
My friend Brenna and I went to Bread & Butter to pick up dessert on Friday night, which was a freaking fantastic decision. I bought bread and butter pudding for €2.95, and the portion was HUGE. Megan was kind enough to have half, and she shared her vanilla ice cream with me to go with it 🙂
this is only one half of the whole portion they gave me
10x better than alcohol. 100x happier. (Half the price too, holla.)
Yes to the Bray Cliff Walk with three friends.
I could have spent the whole day working on my ethics essay, but I decided to go to another cliff walk for the first half of the day. So worth the fresh air, exercise, and company!
selfie with a banana, because I am a banana
The walk took approximately 2 hours, since we stopped for a bunch of photo sessions.
thank you to Brigid and Caroline for this photo!
For lunch, we chose The Happy Pear, a super cute vegetarian market/cafe/restaurant.
I got this bomb Buddha bowl, which had brown rice, pickled cabbage, “kimchi” (wasn’t actually kimchi, but that’s what they called it), lentil dahl, garlic kale, avocado, and sweet potato fries!
Hiking and buddha bowls, are we in LA!?
Yes to FaceTiming four people over the weekend.
I miss my friends a lot, and although it can take a couple hours to FaceTime a couple people, it is always worth it to talk with such beautiful souls. I laughed and cried.
Yes to Sunday brunch.
After Mass on Sunday, I met up with my friend Cassandra for brunch at a fabulous little place called Herbstreet.
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sometimes the clouds cover the sun, but sometimes the clouds make you notice the beauty of the sun more, because they allow you to look up at it // sometimes suffering clouds our belief in a good God, but sometimes suffering makes us notice the beauty of His Love and Mercy, because we must look up at something greater than ourselves 🌤
This was one of those restaurants where you think, “I could honestly order any of this.” Cassandra and I both went for savory + sweet.
Cassandra got the “Eggos Mexicalos” for her main, which was spicy and satisfying (and GUACAMOLE). I got a strange combo— smoked salmon with capers and dill creme fraiche + small stack of blueberry pancakes with orange butter. I ate them separately, don’t worry.
I was totally craving pancakes, and MAN did these deliver. I love blueberry pancakes, but the zesty orange butter really put it over the top.
The best of the meal was Cassandra’s sweet pick: the French toast with caramelized bananas, pecans, and clotted. cream.
Be still my heart (but not literally, please, I know this is a lot of cholesterol, sry). We already decided that we have to go back.
Yes to working out outside.
I usually work out in my room these days, because a) that’s all I have time for; b) it’s dewy and cold outside in the morning. But on Sunday, I took a nap and just went outside with my jump rope. It was glorious to move and groove outside!!!
- 50 double unders
- 2 laps (~1/3 of a mile)
- 5 pistol squats each leg
Yes to walking.
It can be time-consuming to walk to city centre from our campus, and sometimes I feel like I should save time and take the bus, but it’s [almost] always a good idea to walk.
I say [almost], because yesterday we walked to Parliament for a field trip, and it was down pouring. I was soaked and freezing throughout the rest of the field trip, but Megan reminded me to be grateful that I can go home and be warm, whereas some people cannot.
Yes to cooking for real.
I bit the bullet and bought a tikka masala simmer sauce for some chicken, plus bell peppers and real rice (I refuse to buy microwave or “boil in a bag” rice).
Prior to this, I had just been seasoning things with salt and pepper because I wanted to be cheap and minimalist, but variety is the spice of life. Or spice is the variety of life?
This delicious lunch salad also happened a couple days ago:
beets, roasted sweet potatoes, avocado, two fried eggs, salt and pepper
Yes to saying no to blogging.
It’s been a busy week with essay writing and such, so the blog has been on the back burner. I wanted to type this post for Monday…then Tuesday…then Wednesday…then Thursday…and now it’s finally typed. Life happens, and I’m always learning how to prioritize.
Yes to a free online yoga inversions class on the CodyApp.
It was on Tuesday night right after my healthcare policy class ended, plus it was free, so I just signed up and did it! I highly recommend CodyApp, guys. I mean, I’ve only tried the free classes so far, but even those are great. This inversions class really did help me learn more about handstand alignment!
not in the inversions class, but wanted to see how titibasana was coming along
I hope you guys have an awesome weekend! I’m organizing a wine and cheese night for the group tonight, and I AM PUMPED. Finals are next week already, LOL (we start internships in November!).
So tell me:
Are you indecisive?
Is it hard for you to say yes to things?
Two beautiful things that you did/happened to you this week!