Last night I actually forgot to start writing this post which is unusual.
Yesterday morning I did the yoga and meditation first thing but was too slow for morning pages. I was feeling very low and a bit hopeless. Everything took ages again but I decided to write morning pages regardless and through that managed to think myself into a better frame of mind. Re-framing can be very powerful.
And then, even though I really didn’t have the time I opened the manuscript for twenty minutes. It was slow going and the part that I worked on needed way more revising than I thought it would but after that I felt much better. I also vented my frustration about the nearer supermarket, the fact that I can never find anything there and my feet hurting so that I can’t do what I want.
Then I ordered some kinesiology tape, walked to the nearby supermarket while listening to BTS and just took my time finding everything. I had to circle the store three times to find canned asparagus and three more times for trash bags but now I know where to find those. It wasn’t fun but I just repeated in my head, „It takes as long as it takes.”
When I came back home half an hour late my husband had already started to worry. Lunch was delicious again:
Then I talked a bit with the boy, we did the dishes together before I had a short break with some chocolate and then it was time for teaching. I had a pretty long teaching day but a planned break in the middle plus a student not showing up. I really need to contact the parents of this particular student to remind them again to please tell me when he doesn’t show beforehand. Not only is it a weird feeling to sit there waiting for the whole time that lesson would have taken, it could also be that something happened to him on the way and no one would find out until much later. There are students where I start worrying right away because they are usually so punctual and then there are others where I just shrug my shoulders thinking they probably forgot again.
After teaching I ate dinner, did Duolingo and some other Chinese app even though I was already pretty tired, crocheted in front of an episode of C-drama, washed my face and everything, got ready for bed and read for fifteen minutes before turning the lights off.
This morning I’m well rest and everything. Huh.
And now I have to run because today will be another extremely full day. But first I’ll open the manuscript.