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Sept 23

This week I learned a couple of things...
1.  I am capable of doing grad school.  
My brain isn't as fast as it was when I was 20, but it also has a far greater capacity of empathy and understanding.  It has taken me much longer to do the work I'm assigned than I anticipated, but I am becoming aware that I am probably doing more than I need to be successful, and I'm also completely okay with that.  
2.  I like being busy.
Yes, I miss lazy days of nothing-ing by the pool, but that never fed my soul.  I am not busy with busyness.   I like that my days are filled with life choices that I said, "yes" to.   That's the kind of busy that feeds my soul.  I've known this about myself for some time, but I have never been so busy with so many intentional yeses, and I could not be happier.

3.  Choosing the right time to say no to my work makes all the difference.
The first few weeks of the grad school/being a teacher combo I spent ever minute with myself in a chair …

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