Monday, January 16, 2006

roller coasting

so remember all that new-year-esque talk about slowing down? this has turned out to be one of the hardest things i've ever tried to do. i'm now emerging from a weekend in which i:

- went to lab both days
- taught for kaplan both days
- had to get up early both days
- ran both days

and in which i did not:

- take any time during the days to relax
- read the newspaper
- watch anything worthwhile
- do anything to maintain our household

weekends like this are just not what i want. i'm going to try to change things, although not drastically. the main things i am going to aim for are:

- kaplan one weekend day per week, not 2
- lab one weekend day per week, not both

if this doesn't vastly improve my qualify of life, then i'll cut things down more, but it's a start.

anyway. i finally made my january contribution to a charity, selected by moi. for this inaugural month, i chose to give (not much, but hey -- if i'm consistent, the little bits of goodness will add up!) to girls on the run, an organization which "is a non-profit prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running." i met a volunteer from this program once and i hope that someday when i actually have some free time, i can donate some of that as well.

1 comment:

  1. hey, i really have to applaud your desire to help out with a charity, especially one that uses fitness as a tool. foster that desire and i hope you get the opportunity to help in person sooner rather than later!

    about making room for life...well, i hate to say this, but it all comes down to choice. we all lead the lives we want because of the choices we make. those choices are based on what our priorities are. i can say, "oh, i'd like to have this in my life" all i want, but unless i make choices to support that, i'll never see it materialize.

    i have the hardest time setting boundaries that allow me to make those choices, but again, setting those boundaries are chocies in and of themselves. best of luck with yours!

    whew...i got long winded there...