i was feeling so overwhelmed on wednesday that i made a (nother) resolution: to strip something off of my life every day for a week. i felt so trapped, and it seemed like the only way to free up some mental, emotional, physical, and financial space. here are the things i let go of, and the things i plan to let go of:
wednesday: i asked to be relieved of a regular commitment that took about six hours a month. i didn't want to do it, and it was a worthy commitment, but i had to. i'd been fretting over whether or not i should do this for months, and i finally did it. it was the right decision.
thursday: cancelled my subscription to the sunday new york times. less paper to recycle, less monthly expense, less guilt if i don't read the whole thing.
friday: asked c. to do two things i normally do so i could have more time on friday and saturday.
saturday: got a manicure from lula rather than the salon. gonna forsake the salon for a while so as to save money and time.
sunday: i plan to ask god to take some of my burdens.
monday: work on poetry instead of grading.
tuesday: kick my afternoon diet coke habit (again) and replace with herbal tea. cheaper and healthier.
wednesday: ?????? i don't know yet. what should i do?
legwear: black pleather.
inspiration: betty davis in dark victory--i forgot how much i adore her.
looking forward: to sunday dinner at bam's and letting go of more stuff next week.