In truth, I should have made my April resolution to finish my thesis. It’s the only thing I managed to think about this month, and it was, for the most part, all I did (outside of working and sleeping). It was the resolution that mattered to me most, but it wasn’t a monthly resolution (technically, I started this in April of LAST YEAR). Plus, I was sick of thinking about, talking about, and (most of all) working on my thesis, so I rejected that resolution completely. Besides, NOT keeping this resolution wasn’t an option, right?
My misguided attempt to focus on my health was quickly thwarted by spring allergies, a sinus infection, lack of sleep, and poor food choices. Oh, and lack of exercise. Ha!
The good news is, it’s done and I haven’t died of malnutrition in the process.
(Done, by the way, means it is submitted, I have defended it, and I passed. Big time Hooray.)
I could spend my new free time pondering why, when we need it the most, humans are often unable to maintain healthy behaviors and make good choices. I could, but I’m not going to.
Instead, I’m going to sit on my porch, have a drink, look at the river, and RELAX.
I will not use this last week of April to research and explore possible resolutions for May.
I will not use this last week of April to ponder the new cooking class I want to start for food stamp recipients.
I will not use this last week of April to begin my home inventory and catch up on minor repairs.
I will sit on my porch, have a drink, look at the river, and RELAX.
Now THAT is taking care of myself.