The Wednesday Hodgepodge appears courtesy of From This Side of the Pond.
January was a really rough month for me. But in the midst of that ... I had a friend call me and take me out for a cup of tea and a danish to let me know that he cared about me. In the middle of a really horrible month, that cup of tea was a healing moment.
The whirring of computers. The voices of movies or TV shows playing on those computers.
You could pick any of those, but it's not so easy. It's hard to drop the "people who put you down" when you have no choice about their presence in your life. It's hard to drop "being a people pleaser" when that's sort-of part of your job description.
The really obvious one is "comparing yourself to others", because that's part and parcel of what academia is all about. I do it, and it drags me down, and I know that it drags me down, and I do it anyways. (Of course, that gets encouraged by the "people who put you down" part, too.)
How do I answer this without sounding trite or hokey? I'm an evangelical Christian. My life is full of the sacred.
It's weird. I didn't like it growing up, and I don't like it at home. But every Sunday, I have breakfast at Panera with my daughter, and lately the thing I've been getting is their oatmeal with strawberries and cinnamon. It's pretty good.
Very little, really, other than probably the perpetual fatigure that comes from being the end of the day.
February? I wish I could say there was something I was looking forward to happening this month.
How in the world does anyone have time in their life to binge on Netflix? I'm trying to follow a few episodic television series and I can't even manage that.