Let’s talk first about my new goal for August: write every day. I’ve already attempted this goal in 2012. My results were so-so. I wrote a good portion of the month, but there were a handful (or two handfuls) when no writing happened. I think now is a very important time for me to focus on daily writing. I just graduated last month, and I don’t want my output to slow down. I don’t even care what it is that I write. I think I’m going to try journaling more than essay writing in all honesty.
Are you wondering how I did with my July goal? Not very good at all. If you don’t remember, my goal for July was to try to be fully present. It was a very eventful month, and I wanted to enjoy and experience the moment. I definitely did enjoy my experiences. I had a fantastic month. It was just ridiculously hard to live in the moment. When I’m busy my brain tends to be in at least ten places at once. So from July 1-13, my brain was all over the place. Then school was great (July 13-23), but again, my brain was functioning in a different way compared to how it normally works, and for most of the residency, I was very stressed and concerned for my dad. Plus, I had so many responsibilities to prepare for graduation, it was more of me obsessing over details versus relishing in the overall experience. When I got home, I went through my normal P.R.T.B. (post-residency transitional blues). It was very hard to get back into the swing of things at work and at home. Plus, there was a lot of stuff to do when I got back, and events that had been planned, so it was just like jumping from one thing to the next. So enough with the excuses. I did try throughout the month, and I am pleased with my mini successes.
Here is to August!