Thursday, March 30, 2017

My Perfect Day

Inspired by Kaylah over at The Dainty Squid, I decided to write a bit about what "a perfect day" looks like to me. I've long been a daydreamer, so when I'm having a difficult day, I like to let my mind transport me to times and places that I enjoy the most. It's like a mini brain vacation and it almost always makes me feel better. 

I have a many ideas of what constitutes a "perfect day"--days spent up north on Lake Michigan, days spent wrapped up in blankets reading in my loft, vacations to far away places, hiking and tacos with friends, the list goes on and on. But for this post, I want to focus on what a perfect "normal" day would look like: a day all to myself where I can do exactly what I want. 


My Perfect Day would begin with me sleeping in just a bit and waking up slowly. The day would be sunny and breezy. I'd eventually make my way out of bed and put on a comfy outfit, topped off with my Cubs hat. I'd take Henson on a long walk through the neighborhood, breathing deeply and letting him stop and sniff every single tree on our route. Then I'd drop him off at home, grab my book, and walk to a coffee shop in my neighborhood. After getting a large iced coffee, I'd find an outdoor table and settle in to read or write for the remainder of the morning. 

When I'd inevitably start getting hungry for lunch, I would pack up my books, get a coffee refill, and start walking. I'd most likely stop to browse at my favorite neighborhood shops, Rebel.Reclaimed and Books & Mortar. Despite being starving for lunch at this point, more than likely I would find myself stopping for macarons at Le Bon Macaron on the way home to save for dessert. 

Lunch would be a cheese and tomato sandwich on my porch with an iced tea, a book, and my dog to keep me company. (Noticing a bit of a pattern here?) After lunch, I'd go take a yoga class. Then, I'd come home and do some sort of home improvement project--most likely either painting a shelf or hanging pictures or going through my closet. At some point during this project, Kyle would come home. We'd make plans to go out to our favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner and poke around a used bookstore or I'd let Kyle talk me into seeing a movie. 

After our date, we'd come home and stay up late watching The X-Files reruns on Netflix, playing cards, and munching on homemade popcorn. We would talk and dream and make hypothetical travel plans and laugh at dumb jokes. I would fall asleep feeling content and happy. 

...and that's my perfect day. It's quiet and simple, but exactly what refreshes my spirit. 

What's your perfect day? 


  1. I LOVE this post so so much. I have like, so many perfect days. My most perfect day would be sleeping in, going to get my favorite coffee with my husband, taking a day trip up north in the most perfect weather in my off road vehicle, beautiful scenery, a fun small town bar and burger, then home to watch movies and fall asleep <3

    1. That sounds lovely! <3 I really like how both of our perfect days involve sleeping in and coffee. :)