You know these moments in life when a lot of things are happening at the same time and you are figuring a lot of things out and fill like it’s not stopping? That’s my end of August for you right there.
I finished my thesis – but it never feels like it’s really finished you know? Perfectionist problems; I had to prepare for my defense, still waiting for an answer for a job, finishing college for good, my sister is starting college and moving (but in the same city where I live!) and I need to sort my life out platforms-wise. I could be less stressed indeed. It started taking a toll on my sleep and mood so when my boyfriend suggested we went on a little 2-day trip, I was thrilled. I’ve been missing him a lot being back at my parents (though having a blast with my sister) so this was perfect.
We decided to go to Aix-les-Bains in the Savoie region, a little city reknown for its thermal spas and grand lake. We arrived on Friday and basically just went on walks, drove up the mountain to see the view, ate pizza – my fave – and chilled. We had done my sister’s move in the morning and woke up at 5:30am so we really didn’t want to do anything crazy.
On Saturday, we decided to get a day-pass to the spa of the hotel (only 15€ for a full day) and this was a dream. We went to the jacuzzi, swimming pool, Hammam, in the sauna, we got a herbal tea and chilled in the relaxation room and it was amazing. We stayed for 3 hours in the end we felt so relaxed and at peace after. Like I actually have my shiz together a bit more now and it feels good.
Sometimes all I need to do is to take a step back and chill for a bit. I think that I can be a bit too hard on myself. I want to do everything perfectly and put so much pressure on everything I do that I end up overthinking everything which is totally counter-productive. I have so much I want to do and end up doing none correctly. But when I take some time for myself to just chill and stop thinking too much, I realize that it got a bit all jammed up in my brain and I just need to go each step at a time.
I feel excited to go back to my routine in Grenoble now. I’m looking forward to getting out of my comfort zone and helping my sister settle in her new life. It’s going to be great and I need to focus on the postiche and get excited for a little more challenges.
Peace out from a very chilled Gaby xx