Thanksgiving – Pathetic
Our flight landed at 7:30 pm on Turkey Day and while we were thankful for our dinner it wasn’t exactly traditional. Every single food establishment we called was closed… except for 7-11. So Adam and I split a bag of chips for Thanksgiving dinner.
Work – Exhausting
I’ve worked in retail on and off since I was 15 years old but Black Friday at my current job was nothing like I’d ever seen. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were so exhausting that it’s possible I had a complete breakdown in Wegman’s last night and started weeping in front of the lottery machines because Adam wouldn’t buy me the scratch card with the little bear on the front. It was not a proud moment.
Vegan Challenge – Cancelled
Friday evening, this series of texts was sent –
Yep, I called it quits on the Vegan Challenge a week early. My heart has not been in it for most of November (my friend and I have been making jokes about how we’d have to try again in February since the first week) and by Friday night I just really didn’t want to do it. I think going on multiple trips out-of-town this month made it too hard to go all in; since I’m not actually vegan it would be stupid to skip culinary traveling in Philly and Atlanta and since I was cheating so often it was hard to stay motivated.
Failed vs. Failure – Thoughts
Even though I failed at the challenge, I wouldn’t call the challenge a failure. I reminded myself that I won’t actually die if I don’t eat buffalo chicken pizza every time I’m hungry. I remembered all of the tasty meals that don’t involve cheese. I recommitted myself to, whenever possible, only eating meat that is humanely sourced. And I really am excited for February!
Life – Good
I feel like this post ended up sounding whiney, but that wasn’t my intention. I’m actually quite happy. Balancing an increased work schedule with my upcoming finals will be tricky, but I like staying busy. The weather is getting frightful, but I’m thrilled about eggnog and cocoa. We don’t get to see any family for Christmas this year, but I’m excited to carve out some holiday traditions of our own with Adam and Webster. Life is good.
Have you ever “failed” at a challenge? When was the last time you decided to quit something before it was over?