Sunday, November 14, 2010

Back to the grind

I have been a slacker when it comes to blogging these past few months. Maybe I'm lazy, or maybe there wasn't anything to write about. Anyhow, I'm back, and hope to post once a week with something inspirational.

So this weeks topic - "Back to the grind":

September is like a start of another year. However, it's now the middle of November and fall is nearing to a close. What have the past few months been like for you? Tough, stressful, exciting, interesting, awful or awe inspiring? For me it has been all of the above. Interesting as I try new things in school, choir, driving and relationships. Exciting as I've encountered new adventures like driving in a snow storm and meeting a close friend from school face-to-face.

But it also has been tough - physically and emotionally. Class have been tougher than ever this semester, which means as a perfectionist, I have been hard on myself to excel. This has paid off in leaps and bounds, which my grade average in the high 80's and 90's where it usually is. But what has that hard work achieved? Sure, good grades means better post-secondary education in terms of schooling and work ethnic. But it has also taken away time from me. This has brought me to an 'early' new years resolution list:
  1. No procrastination
  2. Don't over think assignments
  3. Practice makes perfect
  4. Reward yourself for a job well done
  5. Take breaks!
  6. Don't focus on one thing too long - your brain might implode
  7. Enjoy the fresh air
  8. Don't be afraid to spaz dance once in a while
  9. Let someone else carry the load for a bit
  10. Challenge yourself - take a chance and jump off a cliff (not a real one of course - this is purely a metaphoric example) and who knows, you might fly

So with that, I want to know - how has life been treating you these past few months? What do you think you've learned? Do you have an 'early' new years resolution list? What challenges have you overcome or are going to try?

Have a great week :)


Anonymous said...

I think you have learned to "pace yourself" with the rules of 45-60 min work ethic & 15 minute breaks to be good to Y O U

As for me: I want to
spend less time on-line,
more time reading,
Loose more weight
Stop putting things off
be free from pain

But most of all.............enjoy watching you explore new fields of learning.

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky,

LOVE your goals and everything else about your update (pictures, questions, etc.).

Life's been amazing lately. Wrought with HUGE challenges and unexpected treasures (I call these "unwrapped presents, grin).

'Have read some interesting books during rest periods and am facinated by how BIG the universe is (at least a billion, billion stars).

Guess the "fun" thing I did this month was go to the 50+ gathering. Weather nixed the Blue-grass festival under the stars, so we went to one of the member's homes, had a fire in their fire-place, ate, prayed and played together (women played "taboo" and men watched football). The neat thing is: meeting some folks for the first time rippled into sharing/enjoying a LOT more greetings over coffee on Sunday morning.

It's approaching Thanksgiving week here, and there are a g'zillion things I'm grateful for. Everything from every breath I take, to being able to see color, taste, make my own choices, enjoy the marvels of Internet...the list is endless.

Delighted to hear you're learning about pacing yourself, and that education is a 'learning' process rather than an "must already know it all" non-process.

Take Good Care. Hope you havea stupendous week.

luna pie said...

A list of goals is a great reminder of things to do....... I should do that too.

1. Eat healthily
2. Cook healthy meals for Jinu
3. Be kind to myself
4. Exercise often
5. Enjoy the great outdoors as much as possible!

Hope to see you this week! <3

Mary said...

I'm loving the idea of a 'spaz dance'. That sounds awesome!

I'm so glad you're back in the blogging world. I'm slowly but surely trying to get myself back into blogging. I love your early resolution list.

Mine might look a little something like this:

1. Exercise every day! Even if that means 15 minutes of spaz dancing in my room!

2. Like you Bec, I'm going to try and not over think my assignments and academic situations.

3. Visit home more often.

Miss ya!