Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mini Staycation

Originally posted on livejournal on January 23, 2011.

The first week of school went by quickly and without incident. It also went by without interest, so I will move on.

I have learned one thing so far with my New Year's Resolution. Meaning to be restful and actually being restful are two different things. I put up a calendar in my office to keep track of how I'm doing with my vitality month, and yesterday I realized that the answer is "not so well." It takes such simple things to restore me. I think that, because they're both simple and things that I love to do, I just assumed that remembering to incorporate them into my days would be easy. It turns out that, unless I plan them into my schedule, they don't really get done. Not as regular habits, anyway.

This weekend has been awesome. I had people over for a Scentsy party on Friday night, and I made dinner. We spent most of the evening talking. I have spent the rest of the weekend basking in my cleaner living room, watching the third season of Lost, eating leftovers from the week, reading things that require no attention span (Bad Marie, Little Tales of Misogyny, and a collection of short essays written by women about exes entitled What Was I Thinking?, just to balance things out), and sleeping. I went out for a little while to celebrate a friend's birthday last night, but other than that I have not left the house. It was just the sort of weekend I needed.

I haven't decided if I've given up on sending out cards. I can't really call them holiday cards any more. Unless the holiday I mean is Valentines Day. It's one of those things that I want to do, but other things seem to keep taking priority. I am in desperate need of simplifying my life. I find lists on how to do so inspiring. Ironically, they're mostly lists of more things to do when the logical key to simplicity is to do fewer things. I purposely forsook one of my daily resolutions for the month today (clean a little every day), and I feel just glorious about it. Perhaps it's just as important to know when to take a break from a good habit as it is to develop it.

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