Well I have been missing for way too long. I was very busy for the last one and a half month with multiple things, but I didn’t expect to not write at all.. Also, once I stopped writing, it was harder to get started. So while I had time this weekend, and I composed several posts in my mind, I never actually wrote them. I have been at home for the past three hours, procrastinating on reading a few papers, and trying to write my own. So, I figured, since I have a little more time, and I’m clearly not working, I might as well write here. Because I have missed writing in this space. And I have really missed commenting on the blogs I read. I have been reading your posts, and even commented on them mentally, but didn’t actually do it! Oh well!
So let’s see. I last posted in September end when I completed the gratitude challenge, and promised to write a post reflecting on my experience with that! Well, I didn’t write it initially because I wanted to take a break, and realize the difference that that challenge made in my life. And then I did write something – so I have a half written draft, and the other half is in my mind, and I need to finish that post. For most of October, I was very busy in lab with multiple experiments and trying to write my paper. I also scheduled my committee meeting in November, which meant I had a real deadline to finish that work.
I traveled to San Francisco in middle of October for four days to celebrate AB’s birthday. The trip was a lot of fun, and I did some exciting stuff, that I want to write a post on!
I had my committee meeting on Nov 12th, so I have just been busy with work and grad school. I had several meltdowns and anxiety attacks, and am learning to deal with them. I am also learning to find ways to calm my anxieties and sort of plan for the uncertain future.
My eating habits have worsened and I haven’t been exercising. Some of my eating habits used to be triggered by emotions, and I would eat a lot of unhealthy snacks just out of boredom or when I was feeling low. I had worked hard to change that as I wrote here, but it looks like I’m again back to those habits. I was also exercising regularly, and actually enjoying it. But I gradually stopped doing that and I am having a hard time getting started again. Now, I struggle to convince myself to exercise even once a week. I was so proud to have lost 10lb earlier in the year, but I have regained 5lb back and I hate it. If anyone has any suggestions on how to adopt a healthier lifestyle again, please share them.
I think this sums up all that has been going on in my life. I’m hoping to start writing regularly again, and glad that I got this I’m back post out the way!
So how have you been?