Part of the reason I’ve always hated summer break is that I don’t have to stick to a schedule. This can be nice for a day or two, but for a couple of months it just turns into me never getting enough accomplished. I like to have some routine. When I was in Salt Lake I had obligations every hour, and I felt far more alive than I do here at home. Enough of leaving things like practice time up to my moods–I’ve scheduled them in!
I have not scheduled every single second, but I have put in everything I need to accomplish, so that I can be sure to get it done.
I hope to spend Sundays sewing, and I am determined to be in bed at 11:30 pm and no later. My bed time has been all over the place this summer, from 10 pm to 4 am. This makes my waking time go all over the place, along with my sleep cycle. I usually wake at about 7:30 or 8:00, but I don’t always get up then.
I have the most comfortable bed ever made. No joke. Of all the beds I’ve slept in (traveling, school, growing up) this is by far the most comfortable. I lay down, and I cannot even feel my body. It is just floating in air. So when I wake up in the morning, the thought of being immediately less comfortable is not appealing. But if I set the alarm clock and have to be doing yoga at a certain time, then I will force myself out of bed.
I will let you all know how this works out for me. My job this weekend is to stick to the bedtime and wake times, and then I will begin full force on Monday.
You will all be happy to know that I am still doing very well in Philosophy, and I am still enjoying my work at the Priory. I have started my summer hours in Campus Ministry, which so far has meant me moving tons of furniture and getting all dirty and sweaty.
Have a lovely evening,