Forgive the hiatus. I have repeatedly told myself that this year would be different, but even with the weekly notification from WordPress, I still failed to update the blog as regularly as possible.
Blame it on my Superman complex. I actually thought I can juggle a full-time job, three major subjects for grad school, an LDR, chores and errands, family stuff, and a whole dollop of me-time. Ha. Noting the number of zits that have popped across my forehead and the existence of eyebags upon eyebags, I have come to conclude that I have bitten off more than I can chew.
Relief, however, comes after some time. I have a handful of minutes to relish the fact that, after this week, this term’s grad school is officially over. I could not be more relieved. I am never overloading on subjects again!
As much as I want to finish, I really should not have done away with so many major subjects at a time. It is embarrassing to say, but it was work that suffered. Oh, how I wish that work did not suffer as much as it did. But it did. Oh it so did. I will definitely pay more attention to time management now. There must be a semblance of life balance in what I do….
…. which includes physical health. Coming from an annual physical exam, it was discovered that I indulge too much in um, savory food to say the least. I think — I THINK — with a weight gain of almost 10 pounds since Paris — Oh Paris, I wish I can escape to you — I eat my stress away. So, like every year, I embark yet again on a journey to physical wellness this time. And I hope that the quick 6 week break from schooling will help me build a firmer and stronger workout habit.
Le Beau is quite concerned and I can’t afford to have another person worrying about me. My mother already has that covered. So yeah. Here we go again right?
I figured it out though. Or at least I’ve planned it all in my head. I have to shed some weight first before I start building muscle again. I’ve done it before, right after finishing the management program in 2010. Given, of course, that my body might not respond as quickly as it used to four years ago, it surely is worth a shot.
That means sleeping longer, eating better, lessening sugar and well, yoga. Yoga is my life saver. Le Beau knows it too; he finds me more pleasant and happy and relaxed after yoga. And I would like to think a pleasant and relaxed partner is someone he deserves to have. Yihee. Bring on the cheese.
Oh, it’s National Poetry Month! A good friend Ginny has constantly posted beautiful words on Facebook and I have to thank her because now, I look forward to it! I have forgotten, too, the power of the written word. Because of that, I shall do my best to keep posting lovely prose — at least, lovely to me — in this channel.
I hope you enjoy this journey — wellness and artistry — even though I basically force you to go with me on it.
May you have a much better managed day than mine. :) I leave you with Tyler Knott Gregson. Tell you more about how I discovered him later.
Thank you, Pinterest, for being my constant source of images.