I think I’ve been a little depressed. I don’t know. I’m affected in a pretty big way by the changing of the seasons. I spend most of the winter hiding under my blankets, and when spring finally does come, it takes me a few weeks to shake off the winter blues. To help combat these blues, I’ve been indulging in a little retail therapy with my last couple paychecks. Obviously this sort of behavior (spending $60 at LUSH and another large sum on books, art supplies, and film) isn’t sustainable on my teeny tiny income, but it’s felt nice to treat myself.
I have all these big, (not)impossible TO DO’s in my head. When spring comes, I long for change, and have a tendency to jump at everything all at once; I get so overwhelmed that I end up doing nothing. For days. I am lucky to have a boyfriend who both inspires me and helps me to stay grounded and focused, but my brain still scatters.
Here are my attainable goals for this warm weather (while it lasts) season:
- wear shorts
- go for bike rides
- eat less dairy and sugar
- be kind to my hair
- take the GRE (June 27!)
- read, read, read
- complete at least three art projects
- drink more water
- shop the farmer’s market
- cook dinners with the boyfriend
For now, that will do. There are big(ger) things that aren’t on there, but they are forever on my brain.