Greetings fellow earthlings, I’m back after being preoccupied with assignments, getting through the term, visiting Chennai again within less than a year (thankful), and of course burning them calories.
On a more serious note about the trip, I’m thankful because I remember a time when my mum used to constantly be doing wishful thinking about visiting India, especially the temples. Early last year when things were low within the family I didn’t even think we would make it for the trip that we went on in 2017, let alone a second one within less than a year and that too with the family. I’m super thankful for the (pretty much) pilgrimage that we went on last year because of the great vibes we were blessed with. Things with the family has taken a 360 turn for the better and my mum is in a much much better place now than she had been since 2015. On a side note, as fun as this trip was, all we did was eat, shop, shop… shop, eat and sleep. So yeah it clearly wasn’t a second pilgrimage. I think I’m done with seeing India for now, or at least Tamilnadu, there is so much more of India that I want to see.
The accountability thing I did on Instagram during my term break in April was successful as heck. I lost track of the number of weeks and went for a couple days in between without having to necessarily update my story after a work out. And that, I believe is pretty indicative of how successful it was. So I’ve been thinking, now that I have sweat sessions as one of my favourite past times to turn to, I’m hoping to cultivate some good habits this time. Particularly productive mornings. I’ve always been a morning person, I mean I’m an afternoon and night person too (I’m actually a people person, so long I’m surrounded by people my energy level stays pretty high) but as early as I wake up, I don’t seem to do much, especially when i don’t have to. I think I lost you halfway there, because I’ve lost myself. Dammit.
Basically, I’ve been reading stuff on how a productive morning can be among the best habits one could have, so I’ve decided on devoting this term break of 3 weeks to cultivating that habit. And because social media has been so helpful in terms of accountability, I’m turning to it again, although this time not in front of an audience. Sure, I’ve fallen off the wagon a couple times but I’ve come to realise that I’d much rather get up and climb the wagon over and over again than stay off it.