Wednesday, 11 March 2015

What I learned this week.

I have decided I am going to do a weekly post summarising things I have learned each week, on a Sunday. Because why not. And because Renegade Mothering used to do it. And I think it will give me a reason to write once a week and perhaps fuel more writing in general,which would be nice.

Since it's not Sunday, I'm not doing one right now. I'll just blurt some other stuff out, instead. That might be useful.

I re-learned another Secret of Adulthood, which I keep learning and keep forgetting. It is that when I feel like napping, it really means that I need to work out. This is HUGELY not intuitive, because it's the last thing I feel like doing at that point. Which is probably why I keep forgetting it. But if I write it down, perhaps I will remember.

Every time I think about myself exercising, I feel totally and utterly confused. When did I become a person who exercises? How does that happen? And yet it works. It somehow gives me energy, stops me feeling cold in the 20+ degree house and makes me feel motivated about stuff. I call it my happy pill. Nobody who knew me in high school would believe that. I don't really believe that.

Fourth secret of adulthood: The dentist doesn't actually hurt, and isn't anywhere near as scary as you make it out to be.

I have some thoughts... about parenting, about organisation, about everything. There are some things going down around me which are so overwhelming that I can hardly think about them and yet my own life - totally normal and routine and uneventful - continues to overwhelm me. I need to be in order in case a disaster happens, not just keep hoping for the best.

I want to buy a guitar. I miss singing.