Spam can be like fortune cookies: sometimes weird, often off-base, and occasionally spot on. Here's a spam post I got on the blog today.
You may believe these four proverbs: All men are poets at heart. Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind. After the verb to love, to help is the most beautiful verb in the world. Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
The last is especially fitting for me right now. I am so busy with school, and the school thing is cutting into the rest of my life. Further, I am not doing as much as I would like to do in terms of schoolwork. I do a lot of studying and work -- believe me, a lot -- but I know I could do more. It's that grad school mentality that the work is never done.
Right now, I am dreaming BIG and falling a bit short. I have high expectations for myself, and it's hard not to beat myself up for not measuring up. (And I also have high expectations for others. I do give others more allowances than I give myself, so I guess the "proverb" isn't exactly spot-on.)
For the remainder of the semester*, prioritizing is key. What brings me joy? Today's Mighty Girl post on Life List how-to: one way to start might be a good place for me. What makes me happy? Perhaps I start with this list (from ZenHabits via Slice of Pink), which really resonated in me.
More reading. More outdoors. More walking. More Real Food. More smiles.
* the remainder of the semester: 1 week of class, a week of spring break, and 7 more weeks of class before the week of finals. Then, summer freedom!