Today is not a good day. Today is one of those days when you’re feeling overwhlemed. Today is the day when you don’t get enough sleep. When you’re feeling lonely. When it’s actually kind of shitty that you’re the single friend. When you and your guy decide to “go on a break” the week of Valentine’s day. When you’re a florist so the rest of your week will be spent making beautiful flower arrangements for the couples that aren’t on breaks.
Today is one of those days where you can’t take your new rescue dog with you to the meeting so you have to leave her at home. And your dog really freaks out when you leave her at home. So while you’re gone she pees and poops on your white rug and you get a note taped to your door asking you to handle your dogs “CONSTANT scratching, barking, and crying”. Today is the day that reinforces how shitty your neighbors are.
Today is the day with all of the anxiety. With the elephant on your chest and the tears in your eyes. Today is the day when you feel like curling up under a heap of blankets and watching sad movies so you can feel justified in your shitty mood. Today it’s not good to be a 20-something-business-owner. Today you just want to fly under the radar. Today you maybe just need a hug.
But tomorrow? That’s going to be a good one.
I visited a friend in Virginia in early January and took a tiny bit of time during my trip to check out some monuments in D.C. It was a BRISK day but having the chance to visit a few of these landmarks was really special (and totally worth the chill).
First, we visited the United States Botanical Garden. I have such a big lady crush on plants. I can’t grow them for shit so maybe that impacts my opinion of those who can. A lot of the gardens were closed (presumably because of the cold) but it was lovely nonetheless.
After the gardens, we took an official tour of the Capitol building. It was fascinating and I just about died over all the incredible light fixtures throughout the space. I totally have a thing for architecture so it was really interesting learning about the building and all the history that was made within its walls.
Our last two stops of the day were quick but gorgeous. We made the obligatory stop at the White House. Due to an increase in the amount of morons in this fair country, you can’t get even remotely close to the White House for fear of a security breach. It’s been almost 15 years since my last visit to D.C. and it was pretty exciting to see the White House again. Even if it was from reeeeaaaalllllllyyyy far away.
Our final stop was the Lincoln Memorial. That shit is awe-inspiring. I remember thinking it was HUGE when I was little and was pleasantly surprised to find that it seemed just as big this time around. The sun was setting over the Washington Memorial which made for some stunning photo-ops. The sky gave us a delightful end to an educational day.
After my brief trip, I feel like I need to get back to D.C. to really explore the city. I’m itching to try the cool restaurants, see the rest of the sights, and soak in a new city. Washington DC. I liked you.
How hot is that coat? #sexy #ootd #ontrend