Change, change, change, that’s the story of this month. It’s been good to shake things up, even though it knocked me out of my system of getting things done. I’ll do a quick and dirty run though what has been captivating me, keeping me captive and capsizing my attempts to build an efficient routine.
I’ve been back studying at Dalhousie University for over a week now. I’m enjoying being a student again, and have settled in fairly comfortably. I’m still working out a proper system for having everything run smoothly and to fit everything into my days that I want to, but that’s in the works.
I find that to feel my best I need to be attentive to every aspect of my life. Having gotten out of resistance training, meditation and writing patterns, as well as not eating the the ways I should, I’ve had a tangle of complications muddying my body, mind and spirit. My usual energy, clarity and connection have lapsed, quite frustratingly. Walking more is a help, and that’s something I want to include increasingly often. Not only is it good physically, but it also gives me a bit of a sanctuary in a life that is mostly encased in shared space.
I also should start making chilled teas each day. I haven’t been having much tea this month, and hot drinks just don’t get me going as well.
I’m getting hooked on Nerdcore, hip hop’s brainy branch – not naked girls playing with technology (but I’m still down with that). MC Frontalot, Nursehella, Lil’ Nix, MC Chris, MC Hawking and Optimus Rhyme infuse a spread of hip hop styles with smart, geeky flows. What first seems an impossible pairing actually works incredibly well.
What else? Wednesday I was at a taping of a guest list-only Buck 65 performance for Pop In Session; I’m looking forward to his upcoming album and future shows by our dirt road hip hop hero. I saw a delightful fire show Friday night. I have a white outfit and a leather jacket now, quite out of character. My phone (and soon my laptop) is adorned with beautiful stickers made by Tego. The dormant gamer geek in me gets a kick out of buying a bottle of Infinite Health.