I took the bus downtown today to a job interview. It went pretty well and I think that lady liked me well enough, but what I liked most about taking a trip downtown, was taking the trip back.
I ended up getting off the bus in Queen Anne, and I walked over to Kerry Park, where I took a few pictures of the skyline and then sat to read The Giver. I haven’t read it since 6th grade but I remembered loving it so I bought it used off Amazon. (The used ones are the best since the pages are already crisp and smell a little dusty.) I’m already plowing through it at a phenomenal speed and it reminds me a bit of Thomas More’s Utopia.
I ended up pulling a bit of a Belle. After I realized reading at Kerry Park wasn’t going to work to well, due to the various tourists having loud conversations around me (funny to think I used to be one of those), I picked up my book and began walking back to school. Except I didn’t stop reading. I kept reading, while I walked, and my nose was buried deep in my book.
I wish I could say the leaves romantically crunched underneath my feet, but they more so squished than anything, due to how much rain we’ve been getting recently. Regardless, it was still beautiful and hardly cold enough for a coat.
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At one point I remember looking up the street and seeing Molly Moons, a local ice cream shop with wonderful homemade ice cream. I couldn’t resist walking in there and buying myself some, so I did just that. Good ice cream is one of my week spots and I think I could eat it nearly every day if I had access to it. My great-grandfather eats a bowl of ice cream every day and he’s 98 and still going strong. Guess I know who I got my sweet tooth from.
After I purchased my ice cream, I put my book away and ate delicious mint ice cream as I walked back to school. The temperature was perfect and I loved every moment of spending precious time on my own.
I’ve realized that when I get time on my own, I’m happier and more willing to spend quality time with other people. So today I took myself on a walk, with a book and ice cream.
Now I’m a happy girl.