Late night post, I am tucked in bed while the wind blows outside. Undoubtedly another snow storm here in Maine, or what I affectionately like to call Winter Wonderland. I am reflecting on the last year, so much change...
It's crazy how many tries I've given to this blogging thing. I fell in love with the idea back in 2012 while following Say Yes (formerly Say Yes to Hoboken) and while living in Michigan, Miami and Massachusetts and a few weeks in Cali. I have always loved photography and expressing myself, blogging just seemed to connect the dots. But something would stop me, a form of guilt deep within, it just seemed "wrong" in a way to be dedicating time to blogging when I was still very busy at finishing my Master's degree, once I finished my schooling I was still studying for the Boards, and once I passed that, I would study just to keep up with the medical guidelines for the ten months that it took preparing my wedding, getting married, moving to Maine and finding a Job.
It's a little scary to put it in writing but I feel that Nursing hijacked my life for a good 6 years or so.
This month makes my fourth month working as a nurse practitioner and although I am slowly filling in those big shoes, I feel less guilty at having hobbies and interest that don't revolve around nursing.
For instance, I am blessed to have next week off and will use the time to relax and catch up in sleep (specially since this flu season has hit me pretty hard).
Old habits die hard, so I'll be putting in some time with my newfound love "Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology", the best out there for prescribing psychotropic drugs....but back to blogging.
I feel motivated to keep a healthier balance in my life, one step at the time.
Goals accomplished this week:
- Made 3-4 healthy meals that my husband loved :-)
- completely organized my room (I can hear my echo)
-rearranged the living room (options limited)
- read out loud Genesis 1 in the Greek Septuagint ( this is no small feat, although I only understand about 5% of vocabulary, excited to brush off more this week).
- Filed my taxes
- found joy on picking up a book from my husband's extensive library and read it while watching snow fall (lots of that happening lately)
-convinced my uncle to visit this week
Ah, this is the short list, I find it much more effective to list the things accomplished than a big To do list of unattainable items, it's so discouraging.
Finally, why the picture with fabric patterns? I just wanted you to get an idea of what is surrounding me at this very moment. A floral duvet cover from IKEA and two sparkly curtains from my trip to India in 2008. Nothing beats how the light reflect off the sequins.
Always visual, Always curious