Elisabeth Kubler-Ross via
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross via
How do I make myself post when I want to post? I have so many things to say and I feel like I have noone to say them to! God dammit I wish I would post more often so I can see all the crap that goes through my head. Time to start (and hopefully finish) my own internal revolution!
My first Yoga session went exceptionally well! By the end of it I already felt an improvement in both of my knees. I also got completely and utterly lost during both meditations and it was awesome.
I think I’ll hold off on my run today because yoga was a bit more intense than I expected. I’m a noob what can I say.
Finally finishing World War Z today and then I get stuck with the responsibility of picking my next book.
Became the Treasurer of the Ski & Snowboard Club at school today. Pretty exciting since it’s the inaugural year.
Tomorrow I will be beginning a Yoga regimen. I intend to do it at 7 am everyday now. I’m also going to continue running every other day. Wish me luck.
Today is the last day of my Winter Break. This break will probably end up being my last official winter break and I’m kind of glad for that. Despite the fact that I was able to do some traveling and see family and friends whom I don’t normally see, they were meetings that could have been arranged otherwise.
The reasons I’m somewhat glad it’s over and I’ll never have a break like this again are as follows:
1. I was so freaking bored. All I did was watch TV because I had literally nothing else to do and nowhere to go since I’m car-less and all of my friends were way beyond biking distance.
2. It threw off the groove I was in prior to going into break. Yes, I needed a break after the 8 exams in 8 days that we had prior to Christmas. I feel a week would have been fine. This was just a bit much personally. I’m sure next year I’ll be wishing for a break like this one but that’s how it works isn’t it?
3. I was nowhere near as productive as I originally intended to be. Ultimately, it didn’t happen this way because I was lazy. On the contrary, I got plenty of work done. I’m all set to apply to a bunch of programs for the summer as soon as I get the recommendations I need. I just simply could not get myself to do med school work while med school wasn’t in session. I EASILY could have gotten a leg up on the upcoming material but I just felt I should have taken the allotted time and relaxed.
Anyway, today I went for a run and did some calisthenics exercises in the apartment. I plan to keep up with my running and biking while also incorporating yoga as well. We have free yoga on campus twice a week and I’m going to take advantage of it. I’m really excited to do some snowboarding with our newly founded club.
On another positive note, I did do a lot of reading for leisure over break. I finished 11/22/63 (which was incredible), Invisible (great change of pace and great philosophical piece), & I’m almost done with World War Z (brilliant, original writing). I’m excited to keep that going because it keeps me from playing video games and spending too much time watching television.
Now it’s time to get back to the grind. I’m going to attempt to implement some new strategies for studying/reviewing lectures that involve some degree of review the night before. We’ll see how it goes.
I’ve decided I really miss my tumblr. I’ve also decided it would be a great way to continue my goal of constant reflective writing. So many people, including physicians, have told me that one of their biggest regrets is having not written about their experiences. Here’s to achieving that goal for myself.
This category recognizes the ancient ales. Beers of yore, the way beers were probably brewed throughout the Middle Ages in Continental Europe. Gruit is mainly a concoction of : sweet gale (Myrica gale), yarrow (Achillea millefolium), and wild rosemary (Ledum palustre). Other herbs, spices, and berries might be used to create interesting and pleasant aroma and flavor of green- and herbal-tea. These ancient ales may be highly intoxicating and aphrodisiacal when consumed in significant quantity. Historically, it has been said to stimulate the mind, create euphoria, and enhance sexual drive.
Other ancient style ales include those made with such ingredients like: heather, seaweed, pine, spruce, etc.
Those interested in learning more should read “Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers” by Stephen Harrod Buhner.
Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-6.0% [ ? ]
I’ve always wanted a cool clock. I’d never get this one but it reminds me of how much I want a cool one.