Oh the birds are ringing in the opening act of spring,
And I have fallen down and I’m so much worse than I have ever been.
Oh the season’s acting strange, and I know that something has to change,
But there is no path I can choose that will not bring somebody pain.
(The Opening Act of Spring ~ Frank Turner, 2015)
It’s the first of March. Already. WTF?!?! I’m going to spare you the broken record of new beginnings and all that. I didn’t pick anything to give up or to do especially for Lent this year. Partly because I was pretty sure that I’d fail at any strict resolution one way or the other. But also because I thought that trying to be a bit more mindful about what I do and think and where my mind wanders to, is effort enough for now and will be a better choice in the long run. Not that I have been the most mindful and less distracted or procrastinating since Ash Wednesday, but… at least I notice it and try to counteract it. Not always the most successful, but it’s a start. Be more kind to myself and more forgiving is part of forementioned effort.
I started a new good habit / bad habit tracker for the month of March in a slightly different way than the one for the first two month in my Not-Quite-Bullet-But-Something-Journal. I started reading a new book, which I enjoy a lot at the moment. I’ve did almost all of the (tiny) tasks I set for myself this weekend, which is more than I can say about many previous weekends so far in 2020.
In two weeks I plan to spend the weekend in the UK at two Frank Turner solo gigs and I’m already counting down the days. Maybe I should add a countdown to my journal? Mmmh. Probably not this time. The thing is, the whole Corona virus spreading in Germany and the UK and other European countries worries me tiny bit. Not a lot even though maybe it should worry me more as I’m taking immunosupression medication for my MS. I looked up the latest news about all that though and it doesn’t seem that I’m at any higher risk than others. It’s still always a bit of a strange feeling to know that my immun system isn’t working properly. Anyway, I really, really, really don’t want to cancel my trip, because… it’s Frank and all, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see how it will all play out over the next two weeks.
Another aspect of the effort to be more mindful and live more “healthy” (relatively speaking) is that I try to catch enough sleep, which means I should end this rambling now. Read a bit. Wind down. Go to bed at a reasonable time.
Some other time this week I might tell you all about my exciting endeavour of buying a brand new car. I’m booked for a test drive on Wednesday. Ugh!