Good morning, everyone! Today, I slept well and woke up at 7:30 am. It’s now 8:00 am, and I’m going to write my to do list. I am in a very “the world is my oyster” type of mood.
I started the day with morning learning and thank you prayers, which is a habit that I began two days ago. Let’s face it, I have a lot to be thankful for. Starting the day this way gives me structure and motivation. My favorite YouTuber, Michelle Reed, starts her days the same way, except she reads the bible, whereas I am currently reading a Jewish self improvement text.
Next, I got down to business and finished three reports. By then, it was lunch time. For lunch, I made spring rolls out of rice paper. The thing about rice paper is that you have to soak it just right. Too much water, and it’s basically tree sap. Too little, and you are reminded that the food has been aptly named rice paper, because you can hear the crunch as you fold it.
Then, my mom and I talked about work. I am currently getting my doctorate in clinical psychology from the same school that she attended. I asked her if she could mention that I am able to summarize autism reports to some of her colleagues (I’d love to work for some of them while I’m in grad school). When I came back upstairs, I decided to post some new listings on Poshmark and Mercari. I bundled several crop tops into one listing so that people have the option of buying several things at once.
After that, I exercised. I am still missing LA Fitness; the gym is a habit that I maintained at least as long as some of my friendships. Seriously, I’ve been a loyal gym-goer since age 14. But I’m not going to dwell on pre-covid things, mostly because everyone has many things they miss about the world from before the pandemic. Instead, I worked out in my room with a few dumbbells and an exercise mat to the sound of the latest and greatest 2000s hits.
After that, I started to, but did not finish tidying up, because my next goal was to drop off my friend Shannon’s birthday card as well as paperwork for my job. Shannon has been one of my close friends since middle school, and somehow, we’ve kept in touch all these years. We scheduled a Zoom call in the evening and talked for nearly 2 hours.
At this point, it was 11 pm. Even so, I had one last report to complete. And after that, I called it a night.