^^on my way home from work last night at the end of the 520 bridge^^
Yesterday was a stressful day for me, not necessarily because anything stressful was happening in my life but because really stressful things were happening in some of my close friends' lives. Two friends were having job issues, another was going to have to spend the evening in uncomfortable company, and another was threatened/verbally attacked at work and ended up having to call the cops (who weren't much help). Yikes! So before I went to yoga last night I resolved to make my intention "let it go," as in "don't let other people's stress stress you out." So I did just that and every time I started to stress about a friend's stress during class I tried my hardest to pushed it out of my mind. It turns out I was the only person who showed up to that class so I got some great one-on-one time with my instructor and ended up mastering the crow pose which was really exiting (I'm still very much a beginner). I felt much calmer after class.
Later that evening I was eating dinner and I inhaled a piece of onion. Guys, I thought I was going to die. I couldn't breathe and kept gasping for air/coughing and finally I burst into tears, coughed a huge cough and dislodged the onion. I've never choked like that before. It was terrifying. I almost died.
Maybe I'm being a little dramatic.
Don't judge me.
Anyway, back to the point, it's interesting how other people's moods/energy/circumstances can really affect your day. I am pretty empathetic so my friends' stress tends to stress me out a lot. Similarly though, I find so much joy in my friends' joy and accomplishments. Double edge sword I suppose.
This afternoon I took a work break to have a full blown, 4 1/2 minute long dance party to "Blurred Lines" with my coworker (who just recently discovered the song. How?). We were both smiling and laughing the whole time. It was the best. #100happydays
And, on a random note, I'm dying to try these ginger beer margaritas. Who wants to come over for a stress-free drink after work? TGIF!