After a couple weeks of constant criticism, I have decided a few changes are in order. It isn’t easy, I suppose, to see yourself through another’s eyes and come up short.
Amid taunts about laziness and being a bum, I have taken on a rather massive workload: 6 courses, 20 credits, a research assistant position and 13 hours at my regular job. Factoring in study time and gym time is going to be a challenge, not to mention nights out and drinking. It also means that my much-needed nap time is now non-existent. Maybe I’ve bitten off more than I can chew, so if I disappear mid semester, it’s because I’ve died.
In keeping with my new year’s resolution and whatnot, I’ve made a few changes in the diet and exercise routine. I’m not someone that loses weight easily, nor do I keep at non-fulfilling things for a long time, so I’ve started slow, in the hopes that I’ll see steady improvement. 2 days in and already I’m a bit shaky on my legs, but I will trudge on, snacking on carrots as I go. I’m excited about my new protein shakes though; the combinations and possibilities are endless.
What else... I’ve decided to cut down my reading purchases, though I did just buy the Satanic Verses to see what all the fuss is about, and also want to read English, August, that Sach recommended. I fear I will not have time for leisure reading; the course books are ridiculously big and plentiful. Big enough to turn an avid reader into a bibliophobic, I feel.
Also, big reduction in FB time. Being away from my computer created a ‘oh I really don’t need FB to survive’ realization and I intend to keep it that way. An added benefit is that less time online means less time for drama, mine and others’. All communication henceforth will be strictly via email, so if you need me, email me, and we can have very many deep and meaningful discussions. Or not. Either way.
Finally, more music. If I can carve in the time, I will definitely be going for more concerts, live music when and wherever I can find it, and expanding my music library.
Here we go then!