Exploring and Relaxing are the same thing

1:30:00 PM

When the works starts to pile up, when the nights start to get a little restless, that's when you know it's time for a "you" day. A day just to take time for yourself. Creating your own happiness. 
I've had a very strange last couple of weeks. I can't really describe it to be honest. It was just weird. Luckily it's over, this is a new week (even though I'm writing this ahead). I'm being quite optimistic. Anyway, I had a "me" day. To try to make everything seem okay again. Clear my head a bit. Leaving the room, packing my bag with my camera, water, and a few other essentials, I was off on a day of exploring. 

After wandering the local mall, browsing through Kohl's and Target and picking up a Mother's Day gift, I decided to take a hike. Literally. But before leaving, I also grabbed a Mango Smoothie from Orange Julius. 
I've been to this hiking spot before, but now that there is no snow on the ground I could properly sit down and enjoy it! You can read that blog post here. I also snapped these whilst there before hiking back down and continuing on with my day. 

I also spotted this guy on my way back down to the car!


I did adult-y things that day. Like stopping off at the grocery store to pick up a few bits, making sure I stayed under twenty dollars too. Quite a feat. 

Eventually, I returned back to my dorm room to put away my grocery store purchases before leaving once again to go to a late lunch, or early dinner. I had a tomato mozzarella on a flatbread from Panera. It was delicious! Sadly, I forgot to take a photo of it for you. It looked great! I promise. 

I decided after that, even though I was sort of full, I wasn't quite ready to go back to the dorms quite yet, so I set out to find a frozen yogurt spot. I needed it. I did remember to take a photo of that. 

Once I dropped my car off in the parking lot, I felt like I had consumed enough sugar for 3 children. Therefore the day was not over quite yet. I didn't have a schedule to keep or anything that had to be done right away. I took a walk around campus. The snow has melted very quickly since the last time I have shown you around! That post is here. So I'll give you a little update.

I even sat on a nice little bench and watched the sunset and took in the sounds of the birds for a little bit before walking about a bit more. There was a woodchuck on the river bank nearby, making quite the odd sounds. 

I also had one of those "this photo is perfect" moments. Are you ready for it?? This one
I noticed there were birds in a tree above me, and snapped this and smiled when I reviewed it because I felt like it was perfect. 

Then it was time to go back to the room and relax, snapping this photo of the sunset and putting it on instagram here

It was such a great day. Ending with a movie and a nice chat. I honestly felt so good after it. Not having a worry, and putting it all aside just for the day. It was just what I needed. Though I did get a very sunburnt nose and a few odd sunburnt fingers, it was worth it. 

I hope you all had great weekends! What did you do? Have you ever taking a day that's just for you? If you have, what did you do? What would your perfect day be like?
Let me know in the comments! I love reading them!

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  1. Such pretty pictures, I love the one with the bird, it really is perfect!

    Much love xxx

  2. Seems like you had a really nice day, glad you had a great time :) And the pictures are so beautiful!! Love the woodchuck, I've never seen one in real life haha
    Anna x

  3. I think a "me" day should be mandatory from time to time. Actually, your plan would work perfectly for me. Other ideas include reading a book at the beach/park, or something a bit more pricey but relaxing: spa day.
    I'm glad to hear you are feeling better. Take care, Kenzie!


  4. The picture of the butterfly and the bird are just perfect! I took a day to myself today. Went shopping! Although I didn't go crazy on a spending spree, it was nice just having some 'me' time. Finished the day with a lovely bbq with my family. X


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