Today self-care looked like writing my last paper and not stressing about it, turning it in and officially being done with the term. I’m so looking forward to the next month off of school. It couldn’t come soon enough, truly. I’m going to use this time to recharge, refocus, and relax, so that I’m ready to go in January when my first practicum starts. I can’t wait.
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Today self-care looked like finishing the term. It was my last night of classes, and it feels so good to be done with this quarter (well, I have one more paper to write tomorrow, but still). I feel like I slogged through these classes, and for the first time in my program didn’t love every minute of it. But I did the work, got out of it what I could, and I’m that much closer to getting to where I want to be. And that’s good enough for today.
Today self-care looked like dancing in the kitchen to Beyonce jams while baking biscuits. And then taking a plate full of said biscuits to a lovely birthday brunch for a dear friend.
It also looked like finishing up the majority of my class assignments (only 1 left!), making matzoh ball soup to kick the last dregs of this cold out of my system, and baking the best chocolate chunk cookies ever. I even managed to watch a movie! I love weekends.
I’m so looking forward to school being done tomorrow for the term, and for all of the crafting, cooking, reading, and movie watching that I will accomplish in December!
December. The last month of the year, and the last month of this project. I can’t believe it is nearly over, and yet January of this year truly feels a world away. My goal for the month is to write here daily again, even if it is just a one line statement about what self-care looked like for that day.
Today self-care looked like buckling down and completing hours worth of homework. I finished the majority of my assignments for the term and only have three left to complete by Wednesday. Totally doable, and it feels so good to be so close to done. And then I let myself forget about homework for the rest of the night and spent time with friends watching Breaking Dawn Part 1 (an utterly ridiculous movie, so bad it was good), eating yummy food, and crafting. All in all, a pretty great Saturday.
November has been the hardest month. I think it is the change in weather. The darkness. Mercury Retro. So much cosmic shit. And so many emotions. About the past, and the future, and the present. I’ve been trying to right my ship in the storm of November, with small acts of self-love and community care. Here’s what I’ve been up to:
- Cooking with friends and feeding myself and others nourishing, loving meals
- Intentional rest/taking naps as needed
- Watching so many movies snuggled up with my dog
- Reading books for pleasure instead of doing homework
- Making art/crafting pretty much daily
- Starting to go to Fat Yoga
- Being vulnerable and feeling all the feelings
- Consulting the tarot
- And reading this, from virgo magic