It's been a while since I first posted, and it was great to read about where I was more than a month ago. In a sense I am still there, but as always there are ongoing and new struggles to manage today. My present challenge is procrastination. I'm sure you can relate.
I love my work, but I just cannot get in the zone today. It's a Friday in the summer, it's not too hot out, and I would love to be riding my bike or sitting next to a lake reading. But there is work to be done! The kind of work that requires sitting at a computer all day, making important but small edits to papers and scouring the internet for information that will justify what I want to say (and do). Luckily my friend's office is right next door and I can entice her to procrastinate with me by suggesting a walk.
What am I looking forward to this month? My marathon training program begins the week after next; a visit from someone special that same week; last weekend in July will bring a concert and my first-ever camping trip. Can't wait. But until then.... work.