Friday, July 09, 2010


To be honest, at the moment, I'm a bit stressed out.  Everything has taken longer than planned this week, and, though I've built a bit of leeway into my study schedule for the summer, there's not a lot, and I'm probably two full days of studying behind where I'd like to be at this point.  I'm reminding myself, too, that some of the things I've given time to this week, some social things, were absolutely necessary.

It's easy to look at my schedule for the week and think, "I 'wasted' time with that coffee date, or seeing so and so."  But the time wasn't wasted.  It was time that fed my soul.  And that is so necessary as well.

It's just not easy to remember that I matter too, not just the self-imposed deadlines.

It's also a lesson to remember to check not just my social calendar, but my school calendar for the upcoming week or weeks before I schedule social engagements.  To work on balancing those out so that I don't have several social engagements in the midst of a painfully busy week.

I'm learning.  About myself, and how I handle stress.  About my moods and motivations and discipline.

And about anatomy and statistics too.