Oh sheesh, so much to update about! My mom left this morning. We had an awesome visit, but I am definitely glad to have the apartment to myself and get back into my own routine again. I think I swung from one extreme to the other this summer: a month of too much alone time followed by two weeks of ZERO alone time. Goal for the rest of the summer: find a balance.
—Finish Season 2 of Homeland. I'm obsessed.
—Write in my journal regularly—maybe 2-3 times a week? Call me old-fashioned, but I think there's something therapeutic about shutting the laptop and putting pen to paper once in a while.
—Cook dinner at least three nights a week. I hate cooking and I'm really terrible about planning meals, but I think that eating a balanced, varied diet is probably one of the best things I can do for my body right now. Time to quit being lazy and start being an adult! Make those veggies, K!
—Decorate my walls. I had a reputation among my friends for never decorating my rooms in college; I'd had posters and pictures that sat in the corner collecting dust all year long because I was too lazy to get out the blue tape and put them up. But now that I have my own place, I really want to do my best to make it homey and attractive. Now all I need to do is borrow a hammer.
—Bake cookies and EAT ONE. I love baking, but always end up giving everything away. No more!
Speaking of food, it's getting to be dinnertime and my tummy is a-rumbling. Alas, I can't start fulfilling my dinner-cooking goal just yet because Mama Bear made me about a week's worth of steak, veggies, and bread yesterday. Then she vaguely mentioned coming out again for a weekend visit sometime this fall for the sole purpose of cooking for me. You know your mother is worried you aren't eating enough when...
Any else have any summer goals? I suppose it would have been more logical to set goals back in January, but with graduating, starting a new job, and moving into my new apartment, this feels more like a new beginning.
I think I am going to do a separate update at some point on all my appointments and therapy/medical stuff because there is way too much for me to keep straight at this point. Stay tuned; I know you will all be awaiting my return with baited breath. For now, I gotta go get me some red meat.