It's been a little bit since I've had anything to say. Well, not really. Life has been incredibly hectic here. From deadlines at work and finalizing application materials for graduate school, not to mention a minor mouse infestation (I'm optimistic), I've been running around in zombie mode. I can't even begin to think of the sleep debt I have accumulated in the past two weeks alone...
Needless to say, my workouts have been non-existent (Shame on me!). This a trap I fall into quite often. Everything is going fine... and then everything decides to happen at once! Usually, as in this most recent case, good eating habits, exercise, and quality sleep are sacrificed in order for me to feel like I am in control of my chaotic life.
Yeah, it doesn't really work.
For me, most life transitions are difficult. We are entering the winter months in the Midwest (first snowfall today!). This transition is difficult in many ways: the shorter days, the naked trees, the colder temps... I could go on and on. The colder months also bring specific challenges for me, including a touch of SAD and Raynaud's (more on that in a later post).
If that wasn't enough, I am also at a major crossroads in my life. Applying for graduate school is no cake walk, let me tell you! Everything has to be perfect or you won't get in. At least that is what my inner critic keeps whispering in my ear. Fortunately, these applications are due at the beginning of next month, so I shouldn't be stressed about that for too much longer. I will keep you posted!