"Let me explain. *pause.* No, there is too much. Let me sum up..."
- Name that movie! Bonus points for character, actor, and scene...
Good news for me! I took my last (ever?!) exam on Monday afternoon, and gave my last (academic) oral presentation on Wednesday. Yesssss. Now all I have left to do is finish up my TA-ship and write 3 academic papers. So yes, I still have a huge pile of work to do, but now it's down to 3 large tasks which I've somewhat started. This is a huge improvement from this time last week, when I had 5 large tasks and half of them were untouched. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel of grad school. And this time (as we used to say when I was an undergrad), it is NOT the oncoming train.
In my yoga world, well, my body is kinda shot at the moment! It is soooo stiff and I think I strained a muscle a week or two ago. I didn't practice on Monday or Tuesday (or sleep, really), since I was working on all my other projects. But you know... I don't really care, because it's so temporary. I rolled into class last night, sleep-deprived and stiff, and I was so excited to be there. My postures wouldn't have made the cover of Bikram Yoga Magazine (heehee), but that is irrelevant. It felt good to sweat, it felt good to move, it felt good to take my body through its full range of motion for that day, and it felt good to wake up my spine. (I actually get pretty sore when I miss classes sometimes - go figure.)
I am really looking forward to building a new routine once I move out of this phase of my life and into the next one. Finally, yoga gets to be top priority. (Well, that and making a living.) Yoga every day! Advanced class every week! Maybe even backbends and handstands! Yeah!! It's been a while since I really moved my practice forward. I recently found a list that I wrote last winter that outlined the things I still had trouble doing and some of my yoga posture goals for the year, and I was like, "yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaah." I have accomplished... zero percent of that list. What can I say? Life happened.
(I DID accomplish a number of things that I never thought to put on that list. Such as, you know, figuring out what I want to do with my life. So that was good!)
But next year is a brand new year....