today I realized that writing on this blog is sometimes like going to the gym. once you've stopped going, it's hard to get back into the swing of things. the thought of going is even sometimes painful. but once you start going again you think to yourself, "why haven't I been coming here all along? it's not so bad after all!"
so that brings me here. it's really not so hard to just write, but for some reason my mind seems to think it takes so much energy. what have I been up to for the more than a month of my absence...? well, lots of sleeping in. lots of that. I've started going to regular yoga classes several times a week, which I truly and thoroughly enjoy. oh, and procrastinating - I've been doing lots and lots of that. I told myself that I was going to devote my summer to finishing all of my data collection for my thesis and as much of the paper as I possibly could so that it would be smooth sailing when I have to go back to work and school. yea, well, with the exception of completing three interviews, I haven't done much else. I still have to arrange several more interviews and start transcribing them for analysis. that's the hard part, really. and it's not even hard. it's just excessively time consuming. uggg!
on one of my recent trips to barnes and noble (a place of great relaxation for me...) I came across this book of little crocheted animals. I decided I wanted to re-learn how to crochet and make some of these little devils. they're so cute and I think it might be relaxing. but it also has the potential to be frustrating (since it will probably be hard) and even depressing (if I have to give up on it or have no time to do it). so we'll see.ok, enough for now. I don't want to spoil you too much my first time back.