News. Just . . . seems incredibly surreal, yet I know it IS real. In 2022, people are fleeing for their lives and impending disaster feels quite possible.
And yet the mundane details of life just keep moving forward.
I will be donating again this weekend and appreciating the (relative) safety and trying to breathe through it all.
But first, work.
I actually have an unusual and fun work day today: our PGY1 class has their yearly day long retreat and I will be leading it (each class gets their own – and these were on pause for two years due to COVID, but they are back). There is a discussion component I will be leading in the afternoon, but there is also an oceanside walk + beach yoga with sun in the forecast all day (low 63 / high 80). They deserve this break and I guess I get to tag along for the ride.
Our nanny is off on a brief and unexpected trip (helping with a family situation overseas) and my kids will be going to aftercare for the next 3 days. It will be a bit of an interesting experiment to see what life would be like without full time childcare.
Zenhabits: 5 Ways to Simplify Your Life. I know, sounds click-baity. But I liked this list (esp as #1 and #3 are practices I really believe in).
Buy the Flowers via Modern Mrs Darcy.
NPR News. If you are feeling panicked about the news (and there is so much that is legitimately and terrifyingly panic-inducing) because CNN.com’s headlines are 5 inches tall, try NPR. I find it a much less fear-inducing format. You still get the important details but without as many emotional overtones.