Tuesday, you devil.
- I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday, just a standard checkup and physical since it was my first time meeting my new doctor, and both he and the nurse said that I am one of the healthiest and fittest people they have seen my age in a long time. That made me feel great, especially since I have been digging so deep to find the motivation to work hard in this weather. Yes, it’s still snowing here in the North Country. Still, I am wanting to step up my game and start challenging myself more physically. There are a lot of things I can’t do that I would love to master, so complacency is not an option. Handstand, I’m coming for you!
-Today is National Grammar Day! That means you can be ruthless and correct all of your friends Facebook statuses without regret. One can dream.
-It’s also Fat Tuesday so I plan on cooking up a cajun feast for one this evening.
-Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. By a small technicality I am a confirmed Catholic and with that comes the guilt that I must give up something for Lent. I have been living a completely dairy-free lifestyle for over a year so a part of me thinks I’ve suffered enough and should not give anything else up, even if it’s temporary. However, my heart can’t get behind that cynicism. I’ve been wavering back and forth whether or not I should give up coffee or meat, but since I just ran out of my stevia this morning and am marginally low on almond milk I have decided that the coffee must go.
-I have been meditating every night and it is so much more enjoyable and beneficial than I imagined. Reflecting on my day, expressing gratitude, and thinking about the good that I want to do has really helped me be present, happy, and purposeful.
-Maybe it was the rare bout of sunshine we got yesterday, or getting a good night’s rest, or both, but I had the most incredible day. Every encounter I had with a stranger was kind and refreshing, the telephone conversations with my girlfriends were joyous and meaningful, and everything I set out to do I did with gusto. I knew I would finally get my stride!