a difficult time
I have been unwell and then managed to get the flu, too. My immunity was so low from being with people who had the flu, and accumulated stress from a difficult year. Plus being 'all over the place' with
- unpacking in my new cabin, without much space to put anything
- sorting out my 'stuff'
- making new boxes for the op-shop
- studying, and having end of term tests. I have been really struggling. The good news, for me, is that I am incredibly determined, so I'm sure that I'll come out being fluent in Te Reo Maori.
Being so sick made me stop and do nothing. I had to force myself to stop obsessing about 'getting things done', and just recuperate. Which I did do, thanks, with the help of m'sieur netflix, a hottie, and sleep. Lots of sleep.
Then suddenly, at the height of my being really sick, I had an epiphany. Yes, a big one. A First World one actually, but important for the happiness of my own moi-iverse, aka My World Is All About Me. Hopefully, to some extent at least, we all get to have moi-iverse times in our life. I think that my time is now.
the Big Epiphany
I could rewrite my life exactly how I want it. Yes. It was as simple as that. I always know what I want to get done, but somehow circumstances have prevented this for quite a few years. I feel that I have removed most obstacles to my plans, but, I also know that life is always going to present Things That Get In The Way. I also gave so much of my time to so many situations and people, when I really should have just been more hard-hearted, and done what I wanted to do.
Lessons, lessons. These sort of scenarios are truly my weak points. And I always learn The Hard Way that I'm making mistakes doing them. But that's okay, as life is for experiencing, learning, and loving.
So, in what sort of ways can I write my new history?
- daily routines. For me, I just cannot see how I can accomplish my own dreams without making time to do them. Which means regularity with most things in my life, and just quickly getting these routines done rather than procrastinating. I find that regularity in many areas leaves time, too, for family and friends.
- I was going for a walk most mornings, and often in the late afternoon, but now that I've shifted into the steep and winding Waitakere Ranges, I'm not sure that at the moment I can manage to emulate a mountain goat by tromping up and down these hills. Especially my amazingly (scary) steep driveway. Ah well, I'm sure that I can sort something out for heart fitness.
- A regular time for studying. The recommended time is one hour daily (gasp!)
- Sort out a do-able schedule for my new plans (secret)