This past weekend, my boyfriend and I went into the City to enjoy a day out. We live a little outside of the city, so we don’t often get to experience the fun things to do in Chicago but this weekend we were able to.
I REALLY needed this weekend. Honestly, my boyfriend needed it too because we BOTH have been so stressed out with working. We love what we do and so we tend to respect each other’s commitment to our careers but it does often mean that our stress levels are high and our fun times definitely need some more attention.
Therefore, this weekend felt like a million bucks.
On Friday, we spent the night indoors. We watched Empire (well I watched it and he fell asleep lol) but we simply had a glass of wine (well he did - my body has been hating alcohol lately) and we simply relaxed. Because life is always “go-go-go” it feels so good to just be at home sometimes with nothing to do and no place to go.
On Saturday, we started off the day really calm before we got ready to drive into the city.
We actually went to Wrigleyville and then took photos in the area. The leaves were so gorgeous that we had to capture it.
After that, we had dinner in Chinatown, which I have to say….is a beautiful place! I had no idea how cool that area is. To be honest, I didn’t even know it existed so I’m super grateful that I had the chance to experience it with my boyfriend. We had dinner at this restuarant called Ming Hin Cuisine and it was delicious! The wait wasn’t bad either. We had such a fantastic time that we can’t wait to revisit the area for more food and fun.
Once we finished dinner, we went to the movies and saw Nobody’s Fool. There’s not much to say about this because honestly - the movie was awful. It truly was. It was cheesy, poorly written, and 80% of the jokes didn’t land. As in, no one laughed in the theater. When we did laugh, it was usually at moments they didn’t want us to. It was just awful. I think that will be my last Tyler Perry movie voluntarily. lol Even Tiffany Haddish couldn’t save this one.
We then went to Insomnia Cookies for some snickerdoodles and oatmeal raisin cookies and my word - it was so good! I gotta tell you! This is only my second time eating them, but they tasted DELICIOUS! We don’t have them out in the suburbs so it’s a treat to be able to get them in the city. They are worth all the weight you gain AND the sugar rush. lol Especially the snickerdoodles!
This weekend taught me a LOT. It taught me a lot about taking time away from everything so you can just ENJOY life.
Sometimes I become so obsessed with my business that I live, breathe, and sleep it and it leads to migranes, crying fits, and frustration. Not to mention the loneliness and expectation hangovers that happen too.
When you focus your mind on other things - like hobbies and embracing the EXPERIENCE of living - it can leave you feeling inspired again and that’s always a great feeling.
So write down a fun thing you can do in your city or town. Be a tourist and look up things to do. Then this upcoming weekend (or your next day off), go out and actually do it. Have a good time and enjoy yourself!
In the mean time, let me know what city you’re close to down below! I’d love to know!