~ because not all who wander are lost ~

Friday, February 19, 2010

More Than I Can Chew

This week showcased several disappointments in my life. It was a pretty good one, but things like homework, review sessions, performances just slipped my mind. I made long to-do lists and couldn't complete those, either, which was discouraging. I realized that I have been asking too much of myself.
Last night (actually, it was at 2 am when I finally finished my homework), I sat down and had a heart-to-heart with myself to figure out where I want to be and what I need to do to get there. My revised plan is not as grand, not as perfect, but it is doable.
Instead of failing to find the time to practice the piano for at least 30 min/day, I am going to play just 5 songs every day. Instead of trying to catch up and getting overwhelmed in journal writing, I am just going to sit down and write a little bit each night. Instead of trying to plow through several chapters in El Libro de Mormon, I am going to focus on each verse. Instead of making a huge effort to go to the gym every day, I am going to stretch every night and get in a run when I can.
I have shuffled my priority list once again, and it fits now. First things first, in wisdom and order- everything else will fall into place a little bit at a time.
After all, I can only chew a little bit at a time.

Different paths

Today, I realized that I take a different route walking to campus than I do coming home. I think they're both about the same distance. Maybe subconsciously I like to add a little variety. Or maybe I like cutting through the buildings as I rush to class, and then sauntering through the trees on my way home. Hmm...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Alphabet

Does anyone else think it funny that you have to learn a whole new alphabet in order to understand, say, Chemistry? "p" is no longer just a letter, it is also an operator that means "take the negative log of". C, c, E, e, F, G, H, h, J, K, k, L, M, m, n, Q, R, S, T, V, W, and Z all suddenly have double identities, too- or more! (think K- it can be a temperature or any one of several different constants, depending on the subscript). And don't get me started on X and Y. LOL Funny how studying chemistry for hours at a time warps your perspective on life. I understand why, though- it really IS a different language ;)