Mkay so I dropped the ball a ton this past month and a half. This month I am working on dedication. Specifically, dedication to all the things I've dropped the ball on.
The only thing I did right this past month was start a diet, so now I'm going to add 30 minutes of exercise, three days per week, to keep up the momentum. I did exercise a little thing last month, but now that the weather is getting nicer, I can run and also use the gym to mix it up, plus adding fun things like yoga and hiking and climbing into the mix.
Mike showed me this cool application, RunKeeper, which tracks mileage, time, and pace on your phone, and it let's you know as you are running (or doing a bunch of other exercises that are on there) how you are doing so you can adjust.
In November my family is doing the Across the Bay 10K (Go Team Overachievers!) so this will help with preparation and just getting myself back into a good healthy exercise routine. Plus exercise makes me happier and less stressed.
Another part of my month of dedication is reconnecting with my friends and family. Things get a bit self-centered when it is cold and rainy and you're super tired from work. It's a lot easier for me to do that too as the weather gets nicer because people just generally do more stuff. Plus much of what I like to do is outdoors (and I prefer to do it with others) and my friends tend to like that stuff too. This will probably entail a lot of different activities fit to particular friends or family members, so I won' get into it.
I have been doing a good amount of reading and writing, and I did start applying for a grad school program (shhh don't tell anyone) way far out in the future, but I guess some good stuff has happened. I really did focus solely on work this past month, and everything else came second. But I'm in a groove now there so I can start branching out a bit. And the best part? It's lighter later = more time to do stuff.
Yeah, that's what I'm talking about Spring.