Do you ever feel less rested when you've had more time to rest? I have a feeling there are a lot of head-nods and raised hands to that question. Let's face it- we are often just really terrible at resting. But sometimes, a lack of rest is totally worth it when it means you've been enjoying life. Sometimes, the bags under our eyes are actually smiling and jovially shouting "Hey, look at me! Sure, I look like crap. But I also had the best weekend everrrr"!
I'm assuming I'm not the only one who's eye-bags talk...oh, I am? Ooops! ;)
But seriously though. I believe in resting and making sure we take care of ourselves, but sometimes we need to be thankful for our exhaustion, because we know that the cause of it was well worth the side effects.
Today I am coming off of a four day weekend, but I feel like I haven't gotten any rest. Here are a few of the reasons I have bags under my eyes today:
1.) I was able to spend the day with my grandparents, mom, and brother on the farm on Thursday. We make it a habit to spend as much time together as possible when they are in town, so driving over was a must! And if you follow me on Instagram Stories, you know that my day also included lots of puppy love and piggie adventures. I am learning that life on the farm is never dull.
2.) On Friday, wonderful husband surprised me with a full day of birthday plans that included a bike ride (even though he hates riding bikes) and a trip to Build-A-Bear (yes, I am four years old- and I like it that way).
3.) We drove back to the farm for a delicious steak dinner that my mom made to celebrate my 26th birthday. It was so good. Amazing, actually.
4.) My brother came over for the weekend and we spent multiple hours out at the mall and in Charlotte (the mall always wears me out!). But we did get some amazing Korean fried chicken and home made donuts out of it!
5.) I was able to work on blog-related things for multiple hours despite a very busy weekend. Unfortunately, I didn't get any extra posts written, but I accomplished some other important tasks, so it was still a win.
I will probably be dragging for the next day or so, but when I look back and see all the blessings of my weekend, I know that my eye-bags and low energy are completely worth it.
I'd rather have amazing memories than a few extra, restful days.
Did you have a good weekend? Do you think that sometimes being tired is worth it?