Finding shapes in clouds was easier as a kid. Today is June 24.
I know this is my same old tune, but I have got to stop waking up at 11:30 a.m. No matter how interesting the Shakespearean acrobats performing during Christmas in my dream are, my day has got to start before noon. Last night, my brother and I stayed up watching Veronica Mars together, and we had a great time. If I sleep in too long, though, which usually results from me not going to bed until 2 a.m., I end up wasting my day away.
Once I got up, I made myself a bowl of oatmeal and lounged around in the living room. I had my meeting with my advisor at 2 p.m., so for the most part I felt like a giant ball of anxiety. I couldn’t focus on anything for too long, and whenever I thought about all the ways the meeting could go wrong my nerves made all the muscles in my body tense. I hate confrontation with authority figures. I do my best to avoid it, but this meeting was inevitable, so I wanted to do everything I could to make sure it went well.
When 2 p.m. arrived at last, I moved to the kitchen and logged into our Zoom meeting. I thought I might have messed up the meeting time when 2:10 p.m. rolled around and my advisor hadn’t joined, but a minute later she connected and explained her last call had gone long. For the next hour, she and I discussed my degree requirements and got my schedule in order. The conversation wasn’t as terrible as I’d made it out to be in my mind. In the end I didn’t hate my schedule, even though I’m pretty sure I still don’t have access to changing my schedule on my own. All in all, the meeting could have gone a whole lot worse, and I’m glad my schedule is finally cleared up.
When my call ended, my mom suggested she and I go for a walk together. I am younger and have longer legs than she does, so I tend to walk faster than she does. The path we took tends to take me about an hour, but we ended up walking for 90 minutes. The weather was perfect. We didn’t talk about much, but overall the experience was pleasant. I hope she enjoyed it as much as I did.
“How beautiful it is to wake up and love you all over again.”
In the evening, my parents made a fire on the deck while I hung out inside watching Roswell, New Mexico. By being able to watch the second season without waiting a week between episodes, I’m picking up on various plants and payoffs I’d missed before. Later on my parents and I decided to watch Chuck together. I’m attempting to make an honest effort at getting to sleep at a reasonable time, so I called it quits around 10 p.m. Tomorrow I’m hoping my mom and I can make apple fritters together. I have several chores to take care of before school starts in the fall, but for now I’m going to savor the summer I have left.
“How beautiful it is to wake up and love you all over again.” — JH Hard
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