I had this great idea that I was going to update all the course docs as I went along to save myself from having to scramble next time to figure out what went wrong. I’ve fallen pretty far behind with that part. Ugh. I will just have to do my best to make notes and hope they will make sense to me later. Keeping my head above water is a priority. Hoping the thyroid medication will actually help! (Hear it takes a while to kick in and get stabilized, but hopefully my energy will increase eventually. I am finally admitting I have been too darn exhausted to keep up with my job!) 14 months ago
- For getting thyroid medication… feeling optimistic!
- That it was cool enough last night to close some of the windows and cuddle up
- For waking up early, naturally
- For remembering something important that I had forgotten about
- For morning optimism… I always think I’m going to get a million things done. lol
Thank you. 14 months ago
what I meant. :) I mean I feel I’m young to have to start taking a daily pill for anything. The rest of my life seems like it could be a long time! I do know that hypothyroid commonly develops in women in their 30s. I have read (and my doctor says) it is increasing and being found younger – I worry and feel a bit angry about environmental factors that could be affecting it, although obviously there is a genetic factor as well in my case. I know this idea of “too young” is all in my head, but it just strikes me that way since I otherwise am extraordinarily healthy and take no other medications at all. 14 months ago
Unexpected delay at the doctor’s today meant I didn’t get all that much done!Work:
Finish grading paragraphs Get ready for lab & anything else that needs doing Meet A at 10:30 Pick up printing Class at 11
- Grade student notes
Correct tests (GradeMasters – easy!) Record test grades
- Email M and R about their paragraphs
- SLO Survey
- Start working on stuff for next week
Call M back about new class 15 minutes Make rice Cook Cancel hotel room!
- Yoga class
Take pill Take vitamins
- Cancel dental insurance
- Figure out eye appointment
- Wedding wrap-up:
- Thank yous
- Wedding posts
- Email everyone 14 months ago
I used to take birth control pills and I never had any problems taking them like clockwork. :) So you’d think I’d be good at remembering this too. The worst part for me is I have to take it 30 minutes before eating. That means I have to wake up earlier because I don’t normally have 30 minutes until I eat in the morning. lol
Thanks for the sympathy, nicolasc. :) 14 months ago
My mom has it too, and she has had positive results. It’s just I feel I’m too young for something like this. (Probably that is silly, and in fact, there are so many worse diagnoses that are possible for lifelong illness.) Luckily the medication is affordable. Since I do have the condition, it makes sense to take the medication. 14 months ago
I have officially been diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I admit this isn’t a surprise, since I had those abnormal tests last year and I think I have been having symptoms, although mild. My doc has put me on thyroid hormone. I hate the idea of taking a pill every day, but if I regain the energy to go to yoga class, stay on top of my workload, and do the things I love again, it will be worth it. I am somewhat interested in investigating dietary strategies, but I want to get my hormone levels stabilized first.
No more appointments needed at present, but I had blood drawn today and will have to have more blood work in 6-8 weeks. 14 months ago
A lot of poses are inverted, but with support from the silks, which is really cool. It’s definitely an interesting adventure and exploration of the body and mind. 14 months ago
I’m a total coward. All that circus stuff is scary, and I’m not naturally flexible, so it’s hard, too! I am not minoring in anything at circus school at the moment. I see them all downstairs doing various amazing things and feel clutzy and earthbound. It is probably all in my head, but I think I’ll stick to aerial yoga (which is closer to my comfort zone but still plenty challenging!) 14 months ago
15 minutes – dishes, filing work papers. 14 months ago
That is beautiful and mesmerizing!
Aerial yoga doesn’t involve levitation, but classes are held at circus school. Aerial yoga uses aerial silks to support yoga poses.
Ex. Anjaneyasana/ Crescent Lunge pose
Or Eka Pada Rajakapotasana/ King Pigeon pose
Or Baddha Konasana/ Cobbler’s pose
It’s not yoga as I know it, but it is great for gravity-assisted stretching, strength, inversion, and challenging your boundaries. It is creative and interesting. I like it as a break from my usual practice sometimes. 14 months ago
log on at work. We all did our personal stuff on work computers during work hours at that company – the boss did, so I guess we all followed his lead. Honestly, there was no IT guy monitoring our computers at that place, nor was there anyone looking over our shoulders much. I did use 43T at work, sometimes to get out my feelings about what was happening at work.
I came to the conclusion that all this was a terrible idea. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone to find my profile on this site or read what I was writing. When I left, I had to try to get rid of the evidence of the sites I’d been using. It would have been easier – and more professional – to just not do personal stuff on my work computer. Even in such a casual environment, I would never treat my work computer in the same way again.
I have logged onto 43T on the faculty office computers at my current work to access my lists, but I never felt really comfortable doing so. Now I take my laptop to work, so if I need to access anything, I can do so on my own computer. Mostly I just leave it for when I’m at home and/or copy out any lists I need to follow for the day.
I’ve also thought a lot about how I use this site since I joined. In the beginning, I was a lot more social here, and I also talked (complained) a lot more candidly about people and events in my life. I have since realized that privacy is never guaranteed online, and furthermore, I don’t like it when people use being online as an excuse for bad behavior. I decided to never say anything here that I would not want to be associated with my name, should anyone from my life discover this site. Sometimes I say really personal stuff here, stuff I would not say under my real name, but I try to never say anything I would be ashamed to have associated with me, nor do I ever put anything I would not want my husband to read.
I have shared this site with people I know a few times. When I first discovered it, and didn’t know how important it would be to me personally, I shared it on Facebook and some of my family and friends joined. As far as I know, none are active users and I’ve only ever found one of their accounts on here (inactive). I told my husband about it and he has an account with one goal that he made one post under and abandoned. I have made it clear that I don’t mind him being here, and he suggested this summer that he might come back to his account, but he hasn’t ever gotten into it. I also told one friend and shared this space with her – our friendship imploded for reasons I don’t really understand and she deleted. I feel very sad about losing her friendship and a bit weird that I gave her my most secret identity and then she up and left, but there you have it. I don’t really put anything here I would mind her seeing. 14 months ago
to decide ~ because I realized that in fact, I am not in control of my life and it is the illusion of having control that has led me to suffer most. Interestingly enough, I have been much happier with my life since I stopped trying to steer it in any particular direction, and in fact some of the things I wanted back then are happening now that I’m not trying to force it any more.
This is not to say that I don’t make decisions or have ideas about what I’m interested in doing, but I try to make these in the moment when they are relevant and not think too far down the road. I try to take care of what comes up presently for me in terms of opportunities and challenges. If something is not serving me, I put out the question of how to change it, and usually an answer comes to me eventually, something that I can act on, or an opportunity to move in another direction comes. If something is serving me right now, I know that doesn’t mean it will continue to do so for the rest of my life, so I just try to keep in touch with my instincts and keep an open mind. Not that this is easy – I want to control everything, but I’ve made a lot of progress in learning to let go.
I am not sure where I will be in five years or even in one year. As you can see from my list, I am goal focused, but not in this way. I don’t really feel it is detrimental to me in any way that I don’t have a more defined plan for my life. 14 months ago
- For positive feedback on my teaching from one of the studios
- For getting my butt to aerial yoga ~ gravity-assisted stretching, core strength, and lots of inversion was exactly what was needed
- That C answered his phone when I really needed him to
- That these entries leave little clues so that if I have to go back and find out when something happened, I can
- That I have enough clean clothes to postpone laundry until the end of the week
Thank you. 14 months ago
I will keep that in mind. :) 14 months ago
Mostly got rid of a few sweaters which were beloved to me once but which I really don’t wear any more. I feel like I do this task in layers. There are several other items which I wear more but don’t really love or which I loved once but no longer wear. Probably those will go too, but maybe only after I can replace them. 14 months ago
- Yoga class (if I’m not too sore)
Doctor at 1:40 Pick up check!
- Cancel dental insurance
- Figure out eye appt
- Wedding wrap-up:
- Thank yous
- Wedding posts
- Email everyone
Teach at 10 Check in with K about studio Finish test for Weds & send to printing
- Update lesson plans, etc. for Weds.
- Update BB for Weds, including lab
Check SafeAssign again
- Grade paragraphs
- SLO survey
- Start working on scheduling, materials for next week
- Make rice
- Cook 14 months ago
I haven’t been for about three months, but I went and took aerial yoga today. It was actually a perfect level of activity and challenge for me, since my practice has suffered lately. Also the second day in a row I have made it to class. Go me. 14 months ago
and I’m going to keep my doctor’s appointment for tomorrow anyway, because my insurance won’t change until January. It’s really just the eye appointment I need to take care of. 14 months ago
- 5 items of clothing
- A couple of games
- An old computer bag
Also, one old bra went into the trash. 14 months ago
of organized and messy.
Generally I’m good at knowing where stuff is, and I’m organized in certain ways and especially when I know it will be important. For example, all my work and business stuff is very organized. I guess you could say that stuff I use every day or know I will need again (possibly at a moment’s notice) is well organized, and I have good habits about putting certain things away in the same place all the time (like my phone or keys.)
On the other hand, things I don’t expect to need or which I just put down somewhere because they didn’t seem important get completely lost. Mess is very stressful for me, but I admit that my place is messy. I struggle with that because it happens quite often that I can’t find something that I need, and when something is lost, it is very, very lost (sometimes for years or forever.) 14 months ago
- For going back to yoga
- That the studio owner enjoys my class
- For a little time to get organized before I have to leave the house
- For dental insurance
- For totally sane temperatures
Thank you. 14 months ago
I hope to do several sessions today so I can make up for the weekend! So far I’ve done 8 minutes or so cleaning up in the kitchen, which makes up for my day on Friday. 30 minutes of make-up cleaning/ organizing to go, plus today’s 15 minutes. I’ll update this entry as I go along throughout the day.
15 more minutes spent cleaning in the kitchen: dishes, sink, stove, counters.
15 more minutes spent cleaning in the bathroom: sink, tub edges, bathmats, mirror, toilet.
Caught up for the weekend now – just have to do today’s.
All caught up! 15 more minutes sorting through my clothes and putting stuff away/ getting rid of a few things. Dusting and sweeping up in the living room. General tidying and filing. 14 months ago
I checked out my half marathon time, since it is a much better distance for me than the marathon. Apparently my Paul Ryan-adjusted time is a mere 12:21 away from the world record!
Your Paul Ryan-adjusted Half Marathon time: 1:18:11
The current Women’s World Record for Half Marathon is 1:05:50.
Your Paul Ryan-adjusted time is only 12:21 away from a new Paul Ryan-certified world record!
Also, I saw a guy today whose shirt said The older I get, the faster I was. I suggested he send it to Paul Ryan, but unfortunately he was not up on the whole situation, so it turned into a long explanation… Oh, well. 15 months ago
what people will do… Mostly I catch them. I am hyper vigilant. I imagine they may slip by sometimes, but there is usually some odd giveaway behavior like looking at the water bottle that you can catch if you’re paying attention. 15 months ago
and in general, I wish my home could be more like this. My dream home is much sparer than my current abode. 15 months ago
I very much want one. I don’t really have space here to dedicate anywhere in the apartment to any one thing. I usually meditate in the living room or bedroom, and do yoga in the living room. I have to move the furniture. It doesn’t feel sacred and is cramped and not ideal, but the magic happens within anyway.
I really like this image of a tatami meditation room off the bedroom. Would want a nicer bed in the bedroom though. :)
Here is another Japanese-style tatami room.
I’d like to have windows or doors to outside, very simple decor, and a small shrine. I don’t even have a shrine in my home now, and I would really like one. Tatami is awesome for sitting on for meditation or doing yoga. I miss my tatami rooms from when I lived in Japan. 15 months ago
I am hiding behind my bushy tail because I feel extra bad for missing Todd’s birthday. He is the champion of writing amazing personal birthday greetings, so I feel extra bad!
Happy belated , Todd. I should be able to remember your birthday because it is also my husband’s birthday. :) I hope your day was filled with plenty of all the things that matter.
Wishing you all the best for the coming year. You certainly are appreciated here, even if we missed your birthday. 15 months ago
I am slowly increasing my water intake. Still finding I do well, then go through long stretches where I forget about it.I’m still not doing a good job of my practice, but I need to step things up for several reasons:
- Practice what I teach
- My own health and well-being
- The Ojai Yoga Crib is coming up and I am going to be beat if I don’t do more yoga.
Time to get more serious about this goal. I did go to class today, so that is a start. :) 15 months ago