Welcome again to Contemplation, a writing prompt where I share a page from my Kikki.K A Sentence A Day Journal and invite you to share your responses alongside mine, using the tag Contemplation. This journal contains space on each page for 3 entries, so I will work in it for 3 years and each year can see how my responses change (or don’t!).
The prompt I’ve chosen for this week is: What was the mood of the day?
It’s hard to pin down a single mood of the day, so let’s go through them.
Today is Monday and a Public Holiday in Melbourne, in much of Australia actually, for the Queen’s Birthday. As usual, it was wonderful to have an extra day off – so the first mood was one of relief. I was able to sleep in. The days are getting colder and colder here all the time, and the sunrise is getting later. Today, sunrise was at 7:30am, and while I woke with the sun (no alarm, yay!) I went back to bed and dozed happily until 9am. How decadent.
I walked Gidget in the cold, crisp air (7C) and then spent much of the day pottering about the house. I am preparing for a trip to Sydney this week – my first trip to Sydney since I moved to Melbourne 5 months ago. It’s been a long time coming and it’s given me mixed moods. Firstly, I’m a little…. anxious is not the right word, but it’s close…. I have settled well into my space here and I have been telling myself that I don’t really want to travel anymore. I feel like I might have gotten out of the habit of travelling, but I’m sure I’ll fall right back in again.
You see, on the other hand, I’m quite looking forward to my trip, we might even call it an excited mood. It’s for work, I’m doing presentations internally to staff and externally to scientists. I’m training scientists on how to use the microscope they just purchased from us. I’m going to see a super cool 3D room which will display see of our microscopic images so that they fill the room – I’ll be taking my camera and trying to capture this session. I love all of these tasks, interaction with people and technology, it’s exciting and challenging and always different.
And I’ll be catching up with all my Sydney colleagues, some of whom have become good friends. We speak on the phone all the time, but of course there’s something special about catching up in person. I’ll be having dinners with colleagues, dinners with friends and spending Saturday with my graffiti-friend from my iPhriday post a week ago. Oh and we’ll be going to see The Conjuring 2 and hoping that it’s a GOOD horror movie!
So, is it ok that today has 3 moods? Relief, anxiety and excitement? Just between you and me, if I had to choose one, it would be excitement. I’m really looking forward to my trip.
How about you? What was the mood of your day today?
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