I slept 7.5 glorious hours last night. Without interruption or fear of interruption. Honestly, it was amazing.
Reading: The Glass Hotel (Emily St. John Mandel) and A World Without Email (Cal Newport). I finally finished Medical Apartheid (Harriett Washington; took me over a MONTH of consistent AM reading sessions).
Looking forward to: SEEING MY SISTER & MY NIECE – AHHHHH! Also, leaving the immediate area (and my usual responsibilities!) for 3.5 days. What an incredible novelty!
Generally I am finding myself looking forward to “the future” in a vague sense more than I have in the past ~12 months. It feels really good.
Considering: Trying a new planner. Heh. Someone very thoughtful sent me their own #plannerfail, a Day Designer — which I’ve always wanted to try! I’m considering moving in for a month trial but I can’t decide it if worth transferring alllll of the upcoming dates & tasks carefully recorded in my Wonderland222. Planner problems . . .
Already thinking about: How I can handle my next call week better than my last one. Notably, I have had ups and downs in this arena. Things that help are: minimizing all other commitments (I had many important work meetings last week, some of them rather stressful, plus some kid-related stuff came up), mentally preparing in advance (as silly as that sounds – I think I will try to read an encouraging book before the next week). Not sure what else.
Moving: I am finding a relative groove with my workouts, running 3-4 days and doing strength 2-3 days. I’m sort of sad I can’t mileage higher mileage, but in order to do that I’d have to a) quit some other commitment or b) strength train even less, and I don’t think that’s wise. Trying to decide if I will do the 80 Day Obsession again this summer vs continue with the current balance. Also, I still find LIIFT4 effective and hard (this is what I use for my strength workouts) but I am getting kind of bored of it, so am open to other suggestions.
Genevieve News: She is moving up a classroom to the 3-6 set! A spot opened up and as she is now fully potty trained (yay) and one of the oldest in her class, her teachers wanted to send her. This is bittersweet because she is pretty happy where she is and the toddler teachers have been wonderful.
BUT, this means an earlier and easier drop-off. And (maybe?) less of a nap. And she is now eligible to take swim lessons, which is an add-on but soooo worth it as I need to work on getting her water-safe. She starts in her new classroom next week.
Today is a patient day and then I will set my AWAY MESSAGE and disappear until Monday. Very excited!