I knew that the month of April was going to be hectic from the start, but I had know idea how much the final week of March would blow.
Last Monday my dad was admitted to the hospital. He had been experiencing shortness of breath and found out that he has 6 liters of water retention in his lungs. They have been closely monitoring him and making sure that they keep the delicate balance in such a way that does not put his kidneys in danger. It is heartbreaking to see him suffer like this, but I am thankful that he went in when he did. My bf has been so supportive of my family and I and my mom was visiting dad around the clock.
On Thursday I got my tax return and was able to pay for all of my bills through the end of the school year. It felt like a very grown-up thing to do! Sadly that night my mom called me and needed a ride to the ER. She found out that she broke her arm. It has been a challenging week for my family, but we are getting through it.
Yesterday my bf traveled to his new job and he will officially start tomorrow. Outside of my parent’s health challenges, there are many changes happening in my life and I have a good feeling about them… You know that kind of feeling when you know things are going to get better? I am hoping that it is accurate.
Sometimes life is rough, but it is up to us to remain hopeful and optimistic.
Today was my 1st day of spring quarter at school! I decided to break up with coffee and it hasn’t been as rough as I anticipated. I am also hoping to break up with sugar and dairy, but that didn’t happen today. I had fun in class today. We had a dance workshop and it felt so good to move and sweat. I haven’t exercised very much in the past few months, to be honest. After lunch we had a dance lecture and learned about Jerome Robbins:
We even received out 1st assignment of the quarter which is to choose a poem by next Tuesday and then Professor K is going to help us to transpose our poems into dance. Aditionally we are going to read the Shakespeare plays: “Romeo and Juliet” and Othello. On top of everything else, we have a chemistry lab that needs to be completed by next Monday.
I think the most challenging part of today was sitting still during lecture. Oh yes, we also need to create that 10 week workout plan and keep a fitness journal. I can tell that this is going to be a wonderfully busy quarter and I am looking forward to the ride!
I was registered for Chorus which would have taken place tonight, but I found myself stressing about having to return to campus. After talking with my bf, I decided on my own, that dropping the 2 credits would be best so that I would have the study time. One thing that I have learned about myself this year is that I don’t like going back and forth to campus multiple times a day. I think it reminds me of when I used to work multiple jobs and had to run around everywhere all the time. I am glad that I am finally learning to be more conscientious about my time.
Once again, I am feeling overwhelmed about having to start working out again when I would rather watch scandal. I guess you could call me lazy and this is a fine time for me to STOP… Being lazy :).
I wish I could have the same addiction to working out and activity that I had from October through November of last year. Do you know what it was?!?! I was so stressed and lost in computer science that I used exercise as a way to procrastinate AND build my confidence and it worked! Now I just need to get back to a similar space and still maintain a good, consistent, study habit.
- Do what you must and do it with ALL your heart.
- Learn a new language and/or expand on what you have learned so far.
- Train a little harder.
- Wake up a little earlier for an early start.
I think that this is my favorite set of monthly goals especially since it is so fitting with where I am right now.
I want to use my time in school as an opportunity for me to learn, grow, and transform even more.
What is your favorite poem? Please comment below!!! I am looking for a poem to transpose into dance.
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,
❤ Alana Xoxoxo