Seize the Tuesday: Inhale the Tuesday

Seize the Tuesday - Let's Get Lost

Seize the Tuesday is a book blogger meme created by Adi Alsaid and the Let’s Get Lost Buddies Street Team, to share stories about how we’ve seized the Tuesday, with a special focus on the particular book we’re reading. We’ll share our posts online with the hashtag: #LetsAllGetLost. The idea is to share little ways in which you may have embraced Bree’s motto of seizing the Tuesday. To relate it to books, you can talk about what book you’re reading, and how you stole some moments from the day to enjoy reading. It doesn’t have to be about reading, but we all know that a well-read day is a day seized. The idea is not just to help spread the word on LGL, but also to remind people to live fully, even/especially if that means spending a part of your day reading.

It’s been cold and rainy for about a week or so down here in Mississippi. I’m not complaining at all – in fact, I like both the cold and the rain. BUT it’s difficult to sit on the front porch and read when it’s freezing and/or pouring. Finally, today, a reprieve for a few hours in the afternoon. I meant to spend all of it outside, but online work kept me occupied for longer than I’d hoped. Eventually though, I was able to sit on the porch and read. It was super humid, so much so that it felt a little like I was swimming. I usually hate this, but it’s been a several days since I was able to actually spend more than a quick run to or from my car outside, so I sat down and read. I wasn’t out there long. Twenty to thirty minutes at most. But it was what I needed. I needed to be outside in the sun breathing in the (albeit humid) fresh air. I spend a lot of time indoors, whether I’m at work or at home working or reading, and sometimes it gets to be too much. I feel a little like I’m suffocating and not being able to go outside because it’s way too cold or pouring makes me feel trapped.

It’s funny I feel this way because I used to despise being outdoors. Yeah, I was the pale, weird kid who’d rather sit inside with a book than play out in the dirt. I’m still that person, but now I’d rather sit on the porch and read and get some fresh air and good ol’ vitamin D. I breathe better, more freely, when I’ve spent some time outside. I’m very happy I was able to do that for a little while yesterday.

Tuesday seized inhaled

By the way, I was reading The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black, which I have since finished.

8 thoughts on “Seize the Tuesday: Inhale the Tuesday

  1. I was that kiddo too! I don’t think I understood that it was possible to be both bookish and enjoy being outside/getting exercise. 😉

    Glad you got in a little fresh air and reading!

  2. I was the opposite, Stefani. Always wanted to be outdoors playing with the other neighborhood kids. Early adulthood, still liked being outdoors, tennis, jogging, etc. Then came middle-age and I became rather a fair-weather person. Alas, with old-age came allergies. I still do enjoy being outdoors, but only when the weather is great.

  3. “I used to despise being outdoors. Yeah, I was the pale, weird kid who’d rather sit inside with a book than play out in the dirt.” – This is ME! Lol. I normally avoid the sun and being outside at all costs, but even I have to admit I am sick of this cold, snowy winter we’re having. I could use some sunshine right now. And my daughter could use some nice weather to burn some energy outside. Lol. My husband calls me a vampire all of the time, because I would prefer to be indoors (not to mention I blind him with my white legs, lol). But I’m hoping to change my mentality this summer and get outside more. 🙂

    • Haha. Brandie, are we long lost sisters or something?! We have so many things in common! I could use some sunshine too. Where I live, though, it’ll go from this stupid, cold, rainy weather to 100% humidity and 95 degree weather in about a month, which sucks. Hopefully we’ll have at least a few weeks of nice weather.

      • I’m starting to think so!! 🙂 Ugh, I hate humidity so much. It can get humid here in the summer and it’s miserable. Lately I feel like we just jump from hot and humid right into cold and snow without much of a fall (which is my favorite season), and then we’ll jump from snow to hot and humid with no spring! I’m definitely ready for a change, though. It’s been cold long enough around here.

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