Daylight savings time ending is bittersweet. On one hand it is dark when I go home, which I don’t like. On the other hand I wake up earlier and am more awake. Meaning I get up at a reasonable time now (6:30) like I did in the summer and now I actually have time for my 30 minutes of my light therapy.
That is the terrible conundrum of being seasonally affected. The light will help me feel more awake in the mornings, but if I can’t actually get my butt out of bed to use it nothing will ever improve. The sunlight variation here makes me miss Nashville all the more.
This first six months of my fellowship is almost over. I guess I wanted to take stock in what I have been up to am I achieving my goal? Am I becoming myself? I think I am getting “better” at least.
What have I accomplished?
-I am working on reading EVERY Lloyd Alexander book (getting close) and EVERY Agatha Christie. I have some more dramatic literature, but I can’t bring myself to it yet.
– I am making my way through excellent tv that no one watches. Red Dwarf, Avatar: the Last Airbender, Fry and Laurie, Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Doctor Who (okay people actually watch that).
– I am exercising regularly, even though my clothing doesn’t fit any better.
– I am cooking exciting things, becoming adventurous.
– Tompaul and I are becoming in sync again.
So what does this bring us to? My trip. Oh it is coming, and I just can’t wait! Three months of traveling with Tompaul, exploring. Learning, seeing doing! How frickin’ awesome!