The one with the me-date

To start with, the two beautiful text messages I woke up to this morning:

(And from my bestie, who melted my heart with this picture of her niece and the accompanying message):image

Our airport reunion is going to be pretty full on in a few weeks. There will be running and screaming and crying and people will think we have been separated for years when really it is only a month (a month is a long time to be away from your favourite people though).

And then the following awesomeness finally happened:



I submitted two essays that were due today! The above one was definitely not my favourite thing to write (okay, I was pretty much tearing at my hair in confusion-driven-angstย the whole time). It felt so good to get them off my chest. They were actually due at midnight but because I thought I would be working a double shift today I handed them in early. When my lunchtime shift ended up getting cancelled it was actually the best thing ever- I knew I was in need of a me-date.

Back in NZ I would take myself for a me-date every Sunday. Nothing spectacular, but just time to do exactly what tickled my fancy that particular day (bear in mind that a student budget is somewhat limiting too ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). Regular happenings were going for coffee at my fave cafe, driving somewhere new to run (like the Auckland harbourfront, gorgeous), eating delicious sushi, going to the library, browsing Kmart, or other cool things like that ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am wild, I know. But I really love having that time do little things that make me happy, and after handing in those two beastie essays today, I knew it was time to resurrect the me-date.

imageDon’t judge me for sticking ponies on my list. You know they look awesome.


I started off with some yoga. I was going to do Ashtanga but had been feeling pretty stressed about my essay and I really needed to decompress from that a little. This one did the trick.


Next stop was a swim at the apartment pool. By swim, I mean convalesce in the spa. I am not a great swimmer, I can swim to avoid drowning, but it is never something I love doing as a physical activity. I am pretty sure this is 98% because of what swimming does to my hair- like the purple minion, but not purple:

purple minion


(I am obsessed with thisย Minion pinterest boardย by the way, please enrich your life and check it out. My current goal in life is to learn their language).

I was the only one at the pool and so I put on some peaceful music and continued reading the Dream Yoga book I am lovingย right now.


Lunch was a picnic at the waterfront. I really wanted to go out for lunch but my student budget was telling me that wasn’t an awesome idea, and so I had the best brainwave ever and just took what I would have eaten at home to a beautiful area right next to the water. Lunch was not the most appetizing thing ever maybe but shizzle really hit the spot.

imageย image


Cloud watching was achieved.



I finished my date with cleaning my room (yes that made me really happy, and I am okay with that), some Friends watching, and a little nap before work. It was perfect.

Do you ever go on dates with yourself? What would you do on a date with yourself?ย 

What did you have for lunch today?ย 

Did you run today?– I decided to saveย my legs for my long run tomorrow, I am super excited for it ๐Ÿ™‚

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14 Responses to The one with the me-date

  1. Sounds like a fun day! I might do something similar tomorrow afternoon…I’ve been at a conference all week, and am really tired of thinking about work! Enjoy your Sunday.


  2. Sally says:

    Awwwww so sweeet!! 1 week to go Jessie!! Woooohoooo…
    I love me-time.. Yoga in the morning, have a big brekkie, skip running (too lazy. Hahaha), take at least 2hours nap, body scrub, hair spa, sing my fav song and go to the beach… Perfect date ๐Ÿ™‚
    No running at all here, Jess.. Just eat and sleep.. Hahahha.. I’ve gained weight ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hv a good day Twinnie!!


    • One week and one day! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Still so long!!!!!!! Hahaha I know my twinnie ku is having her me-date when all the moisturizers in the world get whipped out and she spends extra time in the shower ๐Ÿ™‚ Good girl for gaining weight! You look beautiful! xooxoxoxoxxo


  3. Your pool looks like a really nice place to relax! I take my me-time in the form of my lunch hour when I can sneak away from work and go shopping sometimes ๐Ÿ™‚ And of course, my running time is my me time too, so I get a little of that everyday. I ran 8 miles today, primarily all downhill. I love downhill, it makes it seem so easy!
    Congrats on getting those essays done. Woohoo!!


    • It is so nice, I really should use it more often! That is awesome that you can get away on your lunch break sometimes, I bet that speeds up the day! Great job on the eight mile run! I love downhill too, but weirdly I am loving uphill right now too! For some reason it feels like my form is better on the uphills while my ankle is still getting stronger? I should probably utilise this to do an actual hill workout haha.


  4. what a great looking pool! Yes – love date nights with myself haha usually I just go out to eat & read a book. ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Pa. says:

    Spa pool with a Pied-Purple-People Eater – Heaven!


  6. I love going on dates with myself. I think it is so important to be able to enjoy spending time alone.

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  7. shantishaktipants says:

    I love the me date idea ๐Ÿ™‚ gonna have to do that when I’m feeling better


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