I can’t believe there are only 20 days left to this year. 20 days left to this project that I feel I have been relatively good at (actually, great at, just not the most awesome at documenting it all). I definitely feel like a different person compared to where I was last year, and I think I can say that a great deal of that has to do with how much intention I have tried to put behind self-care and being my own best love. The plan is to forever continue this process, especially now that I have such a foundational experience to draw upon.
Self-care for the past few days has looked like:
- Cleaning my room! So overdue and so worth finally getting to!
- Processing. Crying. Talking it out. Feeling better.
- Naps after work!!
- Pushing myself out of my comfy zone a bit.
- Writing a long letter before bed instead of zoning out on the internet
- Reading! I’m finally getting around to one of Brene Brown’s books, and totally loving it.
- Making latkes and celebrating Hanukkah!!
- slept in
- wrote a really long, delightful letter
- worked on my embroidery project
- cooked a delicious curry
- finished season 2 of game of thrones
I love a Wednesday with no homework involved!!
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.
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.