Just Noticing How Many People Have Their TVs On
It’s not like I’m going UP TO your windows to peek in. I don’t LEAVE the sidewalk. I…just enjoy glancing through your windows; you left the drapes open and lights on. Think of it like a quick anthropological glimpse into how you decorate your walls or are watching on TV.
In full disclosure I didn’t do any fitness yesterday. I let the stress help me forget…and I felt it today. Negatively. My anxiety to get to work on editing my thesis was surprisingly replaced with an anxiety that I couldn’t work enough. While closing down my computer and packing up my bag, while driving home…I felt nausea. An anxiety induced nausea. And after so much productivity. But a productivity that left me frustrated that I still have more to do. It feels like so much more.
Flirting with the notion that I’d come home and unpack my bag and get right back to editing, I remembered that I’m practicing balance. Instead I looked to find my calm. I went on a ten minute walk.
And I looked through your windows.
Just On Your Average Evening Constitutional
Took a brisk 15 minute walk around the neighborhood after a productive day fixing a nitrogen paragraph on nitrogen fixation. See what I did there? These evening constitutionals are really good at reducing any stress or fatigue caused by staring at a computer screen for hours!
That's the First Non-Stop 1,000 Yards I've Swam in YEARS!
I knew I wanted to push it in the pool…and I DID!
Walk in the Drizzle Around the Zoo Marsh
The Moms joined me on my mental health walk at the zoo! It was like a cool autumn day, in the middle of August; animals, beautiful prairie plant smells, and we solved a duck murder…sort of.
To protect the viewer, and the identification of the victim, only the untouched duck-feet are pictured.
I Will Swim. Reluctantly.
I was thrown for a loop this afternoon and consequently, wanted to hide under the covers until tomorrow. Then C reminded me that the woman who wants to go get em is still in there, and I took her to Starbucks to awkwardly work on my thesis. Progress was made without an ounce of grace.
C also reminded me that I feel powerful after a swim, so I’m here now at the pool. Reluctantly.