This is my Weekend Wind-Up – where I wind up from the week with a few reflections and some reminders of “being present” in the now.
If you missed this week’s main blog post, click here. It’s my 100th post about the Alchemy of Reflection and includes a picture of the spaniel I dog-sat.
I Am Currently…
Listening to: Rob Zombie – Foxy Foxy
Drinking: Just finished a nettle tea and made a green tea. Same as last week.
Reading: On Writing – Stephen King, Working with Young People – Harrison and Wise, Descartes’ Error – Antonio Damasio, Biopsychology – Sheila Hayward & Mind and Matter – Erwin Schrödinger
Most Recently Watched: Secrets of our Living Planet ~ 4. Waterworlds
Wearing: Black skirt & red, white and blue stripe strap top.
Writing: Dissertation. Dissertation. Anything but my dissertation.
Thinking: I really want job B out of the 4 I currently could get.
Feeling: Slightly relieved I didn’t get the PhD funding. Three years is a LONG time. Really anxious about yesterday’s interview. And next week’s.
Wanting: To have a finished draft of my dissertation just magically appear in front of me… I’m better at editing than the original writing. What’s the point of believing in magic if I can’t use it to make my homework appear?
Needing: I feel quite content today. I’m fed, watered, rested and I have a fan to keep me cool. I would like a break from this work, but it’ll all be over in 4 weeks, so I’ll have to wait until then.
Enjoying: The quiet of the house. It’s just the two of us; my housemate and I. It’s nice.
Grateful for: Everything I have today.
And The Weather: I’d call it a Heatwave ~ far too hot to rush to London in interview clothes for… but quite pleasant to sit in my room with window open and fan on.