roller coasting

January 16, 2006

so remember all that new-year-esque talk about slowing down? this has turned out to be one of the hardest things i’ve ever tried to do. i’m now emerging from a weekend in which i:

– went to lab both days
– taught for kaplan both days
– had to get up early both days
– ran both days

and in which i did not:

– take any time during the days to relax
– read the newspaper
– watch anything worthwhile
– do anything to maintain our household

weekends like this are just not what i want. i’m going to try to change things, although not drastically. the main things i am going to aim for are:

– kaplan one weekend day per week, not 2
– lab one weekend day per week, not both

if this doesn’t vastly improve my qualify of life, then i’ll cut things down more, but it’s a start.

anyway. i finally made my january contribution to a charity, selected by moi. for this inaugural month, i chose to give (not much, but hey — if i’m consistent, the little bits of goodness will add up!) to girls on the run, an organization which “is a non-profit prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running.” i met a volunteer from this program once and i hope that someday when i actually have some free time, i can donate some of that as well.

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