However, there were some lovely highlights. First, at the end of a 2 hour training (that I was not super excited to be attending, despite its helpfulness), I walked outside to see this:
This photo doesn't even do the sunset close to justice. The whole sky was literally ablaze in this gorgeous fluorescent pink/orange light. It was spectacular and put a huge smile on my face as I drove home.
The other moment of loveliness this week was making it to the library after work on Wednesday.
Not only did I get a new book on tape and some other books to read, but I decided to indulge myself in a walk around the riparian preserve.
It was so nice to be outside in nature, and I've decided I need to make this a routine - it's not even all that much longer driving here instead of home, since it's not far off the freeway, and it is so beautiful.
So, it made a lovely end to the day.
While a beautiful sunset is out of my control, going to a beautiful place certainly isn't. So, my goal this week is to find these moments of beauty for myself by trying to spend more time outside enjoying this infamous Phoenix winter.