|Day 7's tasty dinner...|
Day 1 - Wednesday 1/7:
I woke up feeling disappointed (though I didn't note about what) and worried about the future. I also wrote that I was feeling jealousy but thought it might be due to linger feelings from a dream.
I worked that morning. In the afternoon I went to a meeting about a new local performance space after which I lingered and had a really great conversation about dance. I then went to a hair appointment (my first in nearly three years), which left me feeling quite awesome. After that I took myself out to dinner which also lead to conversation about performance art. After walking home I ended the evening watching a guilty pleasure on Hulu.
Day 2 - Thursday 1/8:
I woke up feeling overwhelmed. Worried about getting all I needed to do before school started.
The rest of the day? Well I got a ton of stuff done in the morning. I worked for an hour on a writing project, started a scholarship application and completed my FAFSA for school After patting myself on the back for my productive awesomeness I realized that I'd totally spaced on an appointment with my therapist. I worked through the afternoon and then met with a co-performer about a new project. A friend came over for a craft night and we listened to a dance podcast. I ended my evening reading in bed.
Day 3 - Friday, 1/9:
A combination of overwhelmed and ambitious. I had several anxiety dreams during the prior evening's slumber. I also noted I was worried about money, funding for Semester at Sea, what to do about work when I get back, and something about time (I can't read the rest of the sentence - my pre-coffee penmanship is apparently not great).
That day I worked six hours and logged off early to help a friend with a costuming emergency. I did a load of laundry, got in a hour dance practice and then dressed to meet an old friend for cocktails. We had an awesomely awesome evening. I arrived home late and watched Hulu in bed until I fell asleep. I'm pretty sure I also sang I Can't Help Falling in Love with You to the cat.
Day 4 - Saturday, 1/10:
I woke up annoyed and resentful. I have been feeling for sometime that I was continuing to put too much energy into things I didn't really want to do anymore but that had to be taken care of anyway. I was resentful that it took time away from my personal pursuits. I'm quite sure I huffed and sighed a lot.
I slept in and then logged into work for an hour or so to finish a project. I met up with a friend to go to the gym where for an hour I sweat and tried not to fall off the treadmill. I had a good time catching up with him. I got home, showered, did some writing and drumming then dressed for an evening out with yet another friend. We had a fabulous time eating sushi, sipping martinis and chatting. We had a couple of tasty beverages at a local bar followed by tea in my kitchen. We said good night. I sang The Lion Sleeps Tonight to the cat and then watched a murder mystery.
Day 5 - Sunday, 1/11:
Overwhelmed. At least that's what I wrote in the afternoon as I apparently forgot to write it down in the morning.
That day I had rehearsal for my troupe in the morning which went well and it was nice to see everyone after our holiday break. I felt rather sad about some things I won't go into but there was thankfully a shoulder to cry on and hugs to be had. I bought myself some comfort food and spent my afternoon working on craft projects, binging on Netflix and eating. I may or may not have ingested a certain colorful crunchy cereal full of nothing at all good for my body but decidedly good for my peace of mind. I also drummed for an hour. I did make sure I went to be early as I had school the next day. Yay for self care!
Day 6 - Monday, 1/12:
Anxious with some lingering sadness. Also anticipation of the new semester.
I had my eye exam that morning which went as well as eye exams can go I guess, no change in my vision. I then headed to campus to buy my last remaining text book and then off to class. Class went far better than expected in two ways: 1. It turns out the class, which is required for my degree, might actually be interesting and 2. though it requires a group project two of my classmates were people I'd worked with successfully before and we teamed up right away. I did some shopping and managed to get lucky in the timing of my buses so I arrived home earlier than expected. I did my reading for school, attempted to learn some samba steps from YouTube videos and then did some writing. I worked on a craft project and watched the second episode of Downton Abbey on the PBS website.
Day 7 - Tuesday, 1/13:
I let myself sleep in a bit. Woke up somewhat fuzzy headed as I'd taken some allergy medication the night before becuase I couldn't stop sneezing. I was in an okay mood but then became super annoyed as the noise of construction from across the street filled the house sending my kitty to hide under the futon.
I worked this morning then headed to school. Again a class I thought might be awful turned out not to be and my second class turned out to be as amazing as I'd hoped. I headed home with a stop to pick up sour cream for my planned baked potato dinner. Once home I fed the kitty, who was no longer in hiding, made myself dinner (which turned out to be AWESOME) and did my reading for school. I then sat down to write this blog post.
I plan to write in more detail tomorrow about what I learned form this week long foray into morning mood tracking but I will say this one thing. Despite waking up anxious nearly every morning with some not so great other moods tossed in, I not only pretty much enjoyed my days but for the most part they ended on rather up notes. Tomorrow we'll see if I can figure out why.
See look at clever me I'm getting not just one but TWO blog posts out of this!!!