This is a rambling post and you can skip it if you want.
Everything looks better after a cup of spiced (a potpourri of black pepper, ginger and cardamom) chai. I am sorry I have been missing from the blog. I have had so many deadlines to meet that I have been getting hardly any sleep. I thought I would unwind over the weekend but it was the usual whirlwind of activity. I am looking forward to a vacation even though it is more than likely that my next one will be in the summer of 2013! Imagine that! So far away and as tantalizing as a mirage! When I decided to go back to graduate school, I knew it would involve a lot of work (and very little sleep and vacation time!) but it still amazes me how much I can get done in the space of one day.
Like many women, I am used to looking at myself and focusing on the faults. Do you do that? But these days, I am discovering the positives too. Yes, I am going to be 40 this year and yes, I went back to graduate school. Yes, I drive back and forth from my university everyday and my commute is horrendous. (HORRENDOUS.) I have two kids and I drive in 2 school carpools. I fix lunches and dinners, write term papers, attend classes, take my kids to soccer, work in a research lab studying the bacteria in our bodies and blog whenever I have the opportunity. You bet, I am tired but I also feel amazing. And I am not the only one. Each one of us works hard at life and living and it would be wonderful if we could all see how amazing we truly are. Each. one. of. us.
So, yes, I am focusing on the summer of 2013 (when I do plan to go on a LONG vacation) but also, on the everyday joys of just living.
(Art, design and decor-related posts will be back later today.)