School is quite literally around the corner- I go back tomorrow- and it feels weird.
I’m sitting at my (brand new!) dining room table, listening to my Spotify Discover Weekly playlist they put together for me today (if you haven’t yet, check it out! They put together a playlist every Monday for you based on your music taste, and so far it’s been solid).
I just ordered a book on Mindfulness from Amazon, which should be here in two days- God bless Prime.
I have already started filling out my planner, with class times and work times, and a small to-do list for today.
I’m also contemplating how well I’ve done on my January Focus, which was to try something new every week for four weeks. I’m thinking about how I haven’t done as well as I planned to with it. I’m left here wondering how is it that I make these plans to try and do new or different things, and yet when it comes down to it, I simply don’t do them?? It’s easier, of course, to stick to what you know, I guess. Ordering the Mindfulness book was a step in the right direction for sure, so we’ll see how that goes.
I’m thinking about how I would love to find my creativity and spark for life- like a child has. In reading the intro to the book I ordered, they talked about some of the exercises they included, which were meant to do that- to free you from your own, everyday, mundane and safe thoughts and actions. One of the examples they gave was going to a movie theater and just picking a random title. It’s things like that that I think I need to do more of. Do strange, interesting, exciting, but most of all, scary things. Maybe not scary in the conventional sense, but scary to me.
I’m planning things to try this semester:
Like actually going to the gym on campus- which is apparently super nice. Bonus points- the thought of going to a gym alone intimidates and scares the hell out of me.
Like actually joining some kind of club, maybe?
Like actually staying on campus sometimes, instead of immediately going home.
Like spending time in the library.
Like going to office hours- specifically for my online classes.
Like really exploring this great city I’m living in, and making it a point to try new restaurants and go new places, and just get out there.
There’s a lot I want to do, and even more I just plain should do. It’s just finding the means to motivate myself to do it all.