As Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” True, Ferris, true, though if you stop and look around for too long, you can also get behind on pretty much everything you need to be doing in order to pay bills and, well, live. Which is what I did over Spring Break. It ended nearly two weeks ago, and I sort of just stayed on break for the first week after. Now this week I’m in a catch-up period. It’s getting better. One stack of essays graded today. One more left to go. Workout completed. Trying to get three more in this week. Starting to plan my days out a little more as I was pre-Spring Break, so hopefully my eating schedule and errands schedule will resume shortly. If I don’t have schedules like this, everything gets out of my hands and the next thing I know I’m laying on the couch for hours watching movies and eating hohos. Hohos though, in the end, will destroy your will with far too much sugar. Suddenly you’re dependent on hohos and you begin not caring about other things, like keeping fit, grading papers, writing, and paying taxes. Sent my taxes in today as well. Threw out all the hohos that were left. They will not control me. The government may force me to pay taxes and death may force me to exit the world at some point, but hohos will not turn me into a couchsurfing movie-holic if I have anything to say about it. Cutting it off at a two-week point feels okay. If I’d let myself go any longer, I think I would have started to feel guilty. Now, nipping the break before it budded into full-blown lay-about syndrome, I can just think of it as a nice break.
Happy Rest of the Week to all.