Anything I do today, I regard as urgent. No man is given but so much time to accomplish whatever is his life’s work.
Malcolm X
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She clutched at her blankets as a faller clutches at the turf on the edge of a cliff.

Virginia Woolf, To The Lighthouse

This novel has some of the best similes I’ve ever read.

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I forgot the “L” in Woolf. Oh dear. Nobody saw that, did they?

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She clutched at her blankets as a faller clutches at the turf on the edge of a cliff.

Virginia Woolf, To The Lighthouse

This novel has some of the best similes I’ve ever read.

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I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine.
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
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I mean, I know computers don’t actually work by magic, but I’m starting to accept that if they did work by magic, there would be no way for me to tell.

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Incredibly #attractive #selfie I took today #whyamisingle

Incredibly #attractive #selfie I took today #whyamisingle

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I woke up feeling good today, which is a rare occurrence for me.

Things are looking up in my life! I’m doing well on my goals of meditating every day and studying for 6 blocks every day. I’ve missed a few days on studying, but none on meditating.

I’ve found some new friends, and that’s exciting. Most of them are business majors and extroverts, but I find I get along with them pretty well. They’re fun to be around, even if I can’t connect with them as deeply as I have with my other, more introverted friends.

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We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.
William Butler Yeats
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There are few problems in life that a cup of tea and a page of journaling won’t make at least a LITTLE better.

There are few problems in life that a cup of tea and a page of journaling won’t make at least a LITTLE better.

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Successful Day

Today, I:

  • woke up at 3 AM
  • worked for 5 hours to finish a project for Basic Nutrition class I procrastinated on and was due at 8 AM
  • took a shower
  • turned in the project
  • took a test in my American lit class
  • meditated
  • stretched
  • wrote a poem
  • set it to music
  • went for a bike ride
  • deposited a check at the bank
  • gave money to a homeless man
  • sat on a bench and wrote in my journal
  • said “hi” to a pretty girl who lives in the building next to mine
  • went to Spanish class
  • got my medication from the pharmacy
  • did all my homework
  • read some of A Lover’s Discourse by Roland Barthes, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite books
  • ate vegetables at dinner
  • emailed my Spanish professor (something I’ve been putting off doing for a long time)
  • went to the gym with some friends (first time in several months)
  • heard back from my Spanish professor
  • drank a cup of tea
  • took my medication
  • put on my pajamas

Now, I’m about ready to go to bed. It’s amazing how much I accomplished and how good I felt today. Going to the gym and emailing my professor especially felt good, because I’ve been telling myself I should do those things and then not doing then for a long time now.

In general, I just feel really happy with my life tonight, which is a pretty big deal for me. I feel like I’m doing things right, working hard, and keeping on track to have a balanced, joyful, and fulfilling existence on Earth for these next 70-some years.

Writing that poem and turning it into a song today was an excellent experience. I’m feeling more in touch with my creative self lately. I’ll post some of what I’ve been writing soon.

On the whole, I’m just proud of myself for taking good care of myself and doing the things that are really important, even when they were hard to do. I’ve come so far, and I can’t wait to see where the journey takes me next.

I’m living the dream, my friends.

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