Today is the first day in forever that feels normal. And oh, does it feel good! I just had my lovely usual AM routine of reading, meditation, and planning my day — and purposefully kept my “To Do” checklist at a reasonable volume.
The past two days of true re-entry have been rocky at best, particularly since I was too tired to get up and start my day with my normal rhythm. I recognize this is not universal, but when I miss my morning rituals it all tends to go downhill from there.
SO: today will be good. It is a patient day plus PD meeting so relatively busy, but all telehealth again, so no commute. (Next week I will be back to seeing some of my patients in person, which I am excited about.)
Annabel is starting with a new teacher (!) because of some reorganization the school is doing for kids who are home vs face to face, which is sad because her previous one was (is!) fantastic, but at the same time this one is supposed to be great too, and she’s in her best friend’s class so that is great. I am going to try to leave early with her so we can park + walk partway together. Would be a lovely start to her new chapter.
Now here is where I would loooove to share a photo of her reading Harry Potter in her bathrobe yesterday in part because she was in a crazy position but she is not awake to ask and we have definitely reached the juncture where I need to ask.
So, here’s the book cover instead.
THINGS I HAVE NOT BEEN DOING:
consistent workouts (which, if you know me . . . is extremely unusual)
Organize 365 (note: there is no time limit/urgency to this program, which I feel is actually a great thing . . I don’t like pressure. But I am going to attempt to go back to more or less daily completion today!)
very much reading (sad!)
staying off of my phone/Insta (I mean really – my usage skyrocketed to a very gross and unhealthy level over the past couple weeks of high stress)
Just . . . excited to get back to everything. Here’s to a peaceful day.