Hello friendly faces. I feel like I’ve been away from the blog for weeks. What’s new with you all? In case you missed it, two weeks ago, I made a move from PA to MA for college. Officially, a college student now. Whaaat?Slowly and slowly I’m settling into this new environment and role as a semi-independent college student. Classes started last Thursday, and it feels marvelous to be back in the classroom. Learning new material feels marvelous, anyway. Realizing how much work will be ahead is both humbling and daunting.Thursday I went to a class that was over my head, and I left feeling defeated. I let that hour and a half of discomfort dictate my entire day, which in retrospect was a total fail. During orientation, I had felt at peace, even with all the change, not comfortable, but content. Walking out of that class, it felt like all the peace bought a one way ticket to somewherefaraway and left me wallowing in a puddle of self pity. After returning to reality and recognizing, “Yes, in fact there will be challenging classes in college. And yes, it’s actually okay to drop a class if I need to.” that sense of peace returned. Those moments of panic are usually a sign that I’ve misplaced my trust. Once I return it to its rightful Owner, homeostasis is restored. And that’s a pretty important thing.On a lighter note, Boston is a beaut. Perhaps more importantly, my campus is a beaut. Even nestled in the heart of the city, I see trees from my dorm room window and have access to a park that’s just a short walk away.
My roommates are terrific and kind and considerate. The weather has been mostly lovely. I met a city rabbit that was bewilderingly friendly but reminded me of home. Pedestrian safety 101 has been firmly ensconced in my rural mind, and I’ve been sleeping deeply and waking energized. I can’t complain. The city has so much to offer, which is overwhelming at times, but I’m taking it step by step, one day at a time. It’s the only way to do it. Worrying about the next four days, next two months, next five years won’t be productive. I know, quite the shocker. I’ll leave you with this sunny reminder from my mug. It knows more about living life than I do.
“Fill yourself with good things. Then feed others.”
“Stay warm, internally and externally.”
Happy Monday, friends.
So tell me…
What’s new with you?
Something you did last week.