Monday, February 24, 2014

Day 16

I'm not going to lie, the only reason I'm writing here today probably has something to do with my academic-related procrastination.  I have a lot of research that needs to be done for this god-forsaken paper, but I just can't bring myself to get started.  I've gotten as far as opening up my word document and taken a big, long stare at the list of cases that I need to go through.  I'll get some point today.

Instead, I'll fill you in on what's been going on in my neck of the woods for the last two weeks.  In two words: stress and yoga.  Obviously, I see the irony in those two words, but I think they're starting to work well together. 

First up, the 40-day yoga challenge.  Let out a collective gasp because, yes, I am still a full and willing participant.  I have not failed this commitment.  Today was Day 16 and I'm still alive.  I haven't missed a day, and 16 days in, I don't plan to.  I feel myself getting stronger; more focused.  I has become so routine, it surprisingly doesn't feel like a chore.  I'm the first to admit that I'm the classic case of someone who tries something, gets really into it for about 2 weeks, then stops.  This feels different, for some reason.  My body has hated me on a few occasions, I've discovered classes that I will never, ever, go to again, but I think I've found my groove.

Next up, stress.  Probably not the smartest move, stress-wise, but my condo went on the market approximately three days into my 40-day yoga challenge.  Just when I told the universe I was ready to embark on 40 days of spiritual and physical bliss, our realtor had a different plan.  Let's just say the two experiences don't go hand in hand.  The first week was hell.  Mentally, I couldn't think of anything except the house.  I wasn't sleeping, I was a nightmare to be around, and I couldn't relax.  I think I've survived the worst of it now, and Brock has, too.  Barely, but he made it out by the skin of his teeth.  The last week or so, I've actually been able to go an entire yoga class without thinking of the house.  That's gotta be some sort of record.

I'll check back soon, hopefully with a house in-escrow.




  1. ahhh good luck with your paper. I know how annoying it is to start on things like that. and good luck too with the condo/yoga challenge!
    -- jackie - jade and oak

    1. Thanks, Jackie! I need all the encouragement I can get... you know what it's like getting to the homestretch!

  2. It's now March 23, your 40 days must be over..where's the end selfie? I won't sleep until I know if you completed it or not :).