March! What a month! But I march on and the things below kept me sane.
- Happy Women’s History Month! It was enlightening to hear and read about the contributions women have made in history across all media outlets this month. CBS ran segments during commercial breaks featuring women’s contribution in the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). I particularly enjoyed them.
- Books, books, and more books – I hadn’t been reading very much recently but rectified that this month. I will never understand why I stop. Books are awesome! This month alone I finished four books: a biography, a thriller, a literary novel, and a book of essays. I am back in love with the written word and it is keeping me sane.
- Barnes & Noble – Continuing the literary trend, I spent a few mornings in March here: drinking hot beverages to stay warm (the temps have dipped recently) and poring over magazines. This is something I have always liked doing but never made time for; it is going to become a regular occurrence in my life from now on.
- IKEA – Hubby and I took a day trip to IKEA this month. I was specifically going to purchase a candle in a scent that I have gotten before; they apparently don’t make it anymore (sad face). But I took a risk and bought three new ones. So far, this peachy one smells nice and cheerful. I have brightened several dreary days with it.
Ultimately, March has taught me that I MUST do whatever I need to do to stay sane. I have this warped idea that I should be able to survive, no thrive, with just one spiritual exercise in the morning and then get to get on with my day. But what I have learned is that I may need multiple exercises: running/walking, candles, writing, reading, etc. to thrive and be who I need to be in this world. My Hubby told me that I need to understand that I am an engine that runs on premium gasoline, so I should stop insisting on putting regular in the tank and complaining when things don’t go well. Here’s to a lot of premium in April.
Per usual, I am linking up with Leigh Kramer and the tribe to discuss what we’re into. Check it out over there and tell me what keeps you sane in the comments below.