For the first time in a very long time, I no longer have two phones, two laptops, two credit cards, and a constant feeling that I’m ignoring something I should be doing for work. It is a strangely empty feeling. It isn’t like having a phantom limb as much as feeling like there is a large, empty space somewhere inside me where tension used to be. My responsibility is now gone.
I know this is a temporary feeling and I’ll be back to work in three days, but it still surprises me. Of all the emotions I imagined, “emptiness” was not one of them. I think I might get sick. I’ve been fighting a sore throat this morning. The tension and emotions of the past few weeks have finally knocked me down and now I just want to sleep and avoid people. However, I can’t do that because there are only 3 days till I leave for the summer and people want to see me. I didn’t plan this very well!
Oh well, enough of my whining. I’m going to take advantage of introvert time while I can and hopefully it will be enough to get me through the next few days!
Today was very…long. I toured a law school, drove for over 3 hours in pouring rain, and attended a friend’s wedding rehearsal. I know there are many stories to be told but I can’t seem to focus on any of them. I am so sleepy!
My Air BnB experience was fun but I am glad to be in a hotel room right now where I don’t have to worry about social nuances…like whether or not it is rude to not socialize with my host. I assume it differs in each situation but…
More about that later! Probably. When I am not typing on a phone.
Anyway, sleep calls. Goodnight, y’all!
Today I worked 13 hours and took 20,000 steps in high heels. I feel fairly brain dead. To give you an idea how brain dead, the cable guy at Wal Mart asked me who my cable provider was and I told him “I live at home so I don’t have to worry about it.” I think I meant something like, “I live with my parents” but it wasn’t until I had taken several steps that his, “you live at home?” finally processed in my brain. Whoops.
It was a good day, though. I plan to end it with some Remington Steele and no alarm clock. Take that, morning.
Tonight is the last night we girls have the house to ourselves before the boys come back from their mission trip. Are we partying it up? Playing loud music? Eating more Korean?
Not quite. In fact, it is not 6 o’clock and we are all ready for bed.
It is gray and cold and lousy out and inside we’re flopped out, ready to watch a k drama episode or two. And then off to bed! Hurray!
I almost forgot to blog today 😮
It is only 8:54 but I am already half asleep. This is day 3 of being in bed before 9 for me. I hope I am not getting sick!
I finished two books today. The first was Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum which I did not expect to like but did. The second was Jackaby by William Ritter which I expected to love but ended up barley tolerating. I am now listening to Love Is the Killer App by Tim Sanders. So far I find it boring but perhaps it will pick up.
That is all for me, have a good night everyone!
My Fitbit is bossy. When it is done charging, it says things like “hug me.” However, today was a new low (high?), even for it. My Fitbit has been bugging me to set some New Years goals so I finally clicked on it to see what it would suggest. There wasn’t anything too surprising (add exercise days, take more steps, etc.) until I got to sleep:
“Whoo hoo! Now let’s set a sleep goal. Based on your average of 9 hours and 17 minutes sleep per night, here’s a place to start: 9hr.”
In other words, my Fitbit is trying to tell me to sleep less.
It is 6 degrees out! The winter sun and I have a lot in common….