I had the most fantastic day today for several reasons, with the main one being that Szilveszter and I went to Seaworld. I have been to Seaworld before, but not for ages, and it was wonderful to be there again. I was so excited to see all the animals, the polar bears and the dolphins in particular, and was extremely impressed with the shark tank. 'Tank' is probably the wrong word for it. Shark realm is probably more like it. When you looked at it from underneath, through the glass, it seemed to stretch on forever. The constant movement of the fish and rays amongst the regally slow sharks was absolutely mesmerising, and the small distance between us and the animals behind the thick wall of glass was unnoticable. We stayed watching the sharks for ages, there was simply so much to see. Szilveszter adores sharks, and was fascinated by their movements and grace; I, on the other hand, couldn't tear myself away from the dolphins, much to Szilveszter's chagrin. We didn't see everything, and we only saw one show, so there's so much more to see when we visit again, thanks to the Q150 passes Szilveszter got for us.
Today was a refreshing escape from all the petty little things that bring you down in everyday life. In the afternoon and evening, when we returned from Seaworld, we went shopping, and then had dinner at my house. I found that I was in a much better mood than I have been for a long time. And what's more? I even got a little bit of a tan! (If you squint and tilt your head to the left...I don't look SO much like a vampire anymore!) All I needed was a little bit of a break to get back on top of things, and I have!
I'm looking forward to catching up with my Boost friends this weekend for dinner, and going to a retro night on Friday with my old primary school friends and Jess. Throw in a few assignments and that's what I have planned for the rest of my week.
Excited about Catching Fire's release! The sequel to The Hunger Games, I cannot wait to read it.
Reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and realising that, following the odd looks I got on the bus to uni (by some people reading Twilight, no less) and after approximately ten years of doing so, it may be time to stop reading Harry Potter in public places.
Very thankful for my boyfriend Szilveszter. He is my best friend and one of the only people with whom I can truly relax; time spent with him is time treasured.
Appreciative of a day off. With work and study and study and work and uni and study and gym and - did I mention study? - and everything else in between, a break is the most precious luxury you can afford yourself. Normally I like nothing better than to plonk myself in an armchair with a cup of tea and a lengthy novel (a guilty rarity, however), but being away from everything today was just perfect. I can't wait to visit the polar bears again. :)
Hoping you can take a break soon too,