i realized i needed a change in perspective, because my day's objectives weren't going to change. so i made myself a cup of my favourite autumn tea, put a little extra blush on my cheeks, and thought about all the things that i could be excited about that day, instead of thinking about the hours of research i had in front of me. i thought about the delicious steak dinner and old vines garnacha that would be waiting for me to arrive home in the evening, and the new episodes of our favourite tv shows that we'd be playing tonight. i thought about my lunch, leftover beef stew, which always seems to get better in the days after my crockpot makes it. i thought about the forthcoming week we'd get to take off over christmas, and how it's only a mere four weeks away... we'll be having a quiet little christmas to ourselves, and then taking a road trip with a fun couple to montreal to ring in the new year. i thought about the kittens i could cuddle this evening. i thought about the days when i'll have a little babe to play with and care for, and when my days will be filled with love and playtime.
and after all that, a monday in my office didn't seem so bad, or even so significant.