Last week was long. And awesome. And difficult. And full of those moments where all kinds of things are happening inside but externally the world keeps on spinning, oblivious. It was an adjustment week. A “forge your own trail” week. I have a lot to say about last week, but trying to explain it all would be like trying to give a lost astronaut directions to Saturn.
“Um…like, you’ll pass Mars, which is kinda red, and then take a right when you see some stars. Or maybe not. Uh nope, I’ve never been there, no one has actually. Maybe just use Google maps? Yeah, Google maps probably work in space.”
Anyway, now it’s a past week.
Thankfully, there were a few productive moments too. That’s something to celebrate. Right, Meg?
Went on a quick run to Trader Joes and spent so much time lovingly perusing the aisles that I ran home in the dark. Backpack of groceries + darkness + uneven sidewalk = not my most brilliant moment. No face-plants happened, but I gracefully tripped a few times.
Visited a church in the area. The church rents a Jewish temple on Sundays for their services, and the architecture is stunning. I was half listening to the message and half gawking at all the pretty things around me.
Made it through a full week of class + assignments + lab! No further explanation needed.Ate some okay dining hall food, some delicious dining hall food, and food a la dorm.
Washed a load of laundry, sent some mail, started a new book.Spend a rainy Friday afternoon cuddled up in the library with my textbooks. This was one of the few moments when rain added to my day.
Met with the Christian group on campus and enjoyed getting to know them all a little better.
Explored more of the area around campus. I staked out the cutesy coffee shops and even visited one. A bagel sandwich was eaten, and it hit the spot. I’m not a coffee drinker, but coffee shops smell nice and can be great people watching spots.
There you have it. Hope your week is off to a nice start. Productive if needed. Restful if needed. A happy medium if needed.
So tell me…
Are you good at sorting through complicated emotions and experiences? Some people have a gift, ya know?
What was something productive you did last week?
Do you people watch?