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Am I really so busy? When I think about my days, I realize that I spend a lot of time doing nothing. I procrastinate. Big time. And also, I always manage to “find time” when something is important enough–at least I have recently. So, am I really so busy? Actually, probably not. And I’m certainly not as busy as I was last semester when I barely did anything fun. I guess my point is that I need to learn moderation and also self-control. Most of all, I just need to get of the internet and actually do my homework.
Silence. Earlier in the week I had an unexpected period of silence and rest. I was doing nothing and there wasn’t a screen in front of my face. It was about 3 in the afternoon and I was finishing up my lunch before moving on to my next scheduled event. So, I sat in the student union and ate. There weren’t many people in there and I got to just sit, look around, take a deep breath. It was so good. Silence is beautiful.
7 Posts in 7 Days. I took on Jen’s challenge to write 7 posts in 7 days. It’s been touch and go so far, but we’re not done yet. If you want to get caught up…Monday’s post was on JOY (yes I finally wrote about my new perspective/motto), Tuesday I wrote a letter to myself at age 16, Wednesday I was up late writing a philosophy paper and didn’t actually write a blog post (*guilty face*), Thursday I wrote about internet quizzes and 10 random facts about me, and then today (well, let’s pretend it’s still Friday? Ok? ok.) I’m writing this. I still have 2 more days to go. Plus I want to make up for the day I missed. So 3 more posts!
On that note, let us observe that I am developing carpal tunnel. I’m not entirely sure why but I think 3 of the leading causes are typing, typing with my laptop so close to me, and nonstop note taking. I’ve been trying to keep my wrist bandaged and I’ll be getting a wrap soon. additionally, I’ve had a cold this week. So I basically just feel old and like my body’s falling apart. 😛
Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. Lent is sneaking up on me and I need to figure out what I’m doing this year. I’ve been tossing around ideas: looking for a different sacrifice to make every day (skipping an opportunity to complain one day, foregoing desert another day), or maybe giving up the snooze button (a big bad habit of mine). I want to incorporate daily prayer better as well. I’ve been better about prayer the last few weeks but there’s still room for improvement (as always). In general, I’m looking for something that I can improve at. But a pure, straight sacrifice is an option too. Also, I remembered something I heard in a homily within the last year or so about how fasting needs to be done for something. Now, obviously our main purpose is to prepare ourselves for Easter, make reparation to God, show Him that we love Him over other things, and reasons that me, not being a theologian can’t properly explain. But it might be nice to pick a specific thing to offer my sacrifices for. Just a thought.
Do you know what you’re doing for Lent? Have ideas?
I was listening to this song on repeat all afternoon 🙂 It’s also currently stuck in my head.
One week to Spring Break! Next Saturday morning I’ll be packing my bags into my friend’s car and taking off for home.I will have things to do over this break. But it will be nice to have a break in which to catch up on homework, re-center myself, reevaluate how things are going, and to just relax and sleep in.
As always, I’ll be back next friday with more quick takes!
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