Alas, it seems as though my resolution of keeping up my blog was mostly good intentions. I’ve had several ideas for posts, and absolutely zero follow-through, which brings us to an update post, simply so my existence isn’t completely forgotten.
These days, I am alive, but hungry. We’re in the homestretch of the Baha’i Fast, which means no eating or drinking during daylight hours. It’s been just as challenging as anticipated, especially the part about getting up pre-dawn to eat, and Theo waking up as soon as we finish eating, and not having coffee as a mid-morning pick-up, but I am making it through. This is actually one of my best fasts yet, I think, as I have yet to be too sick to fast, or to accidentally eat something!
Schoolwork has been a bit stressful, but I am really proud of how it is going, especially today after a particularly successful online presentation! Whenever I’m a bit low on self-esteem, I just think about how awesome it is that I’m fluent enough in another language to do “real” school, and how cool that makes me. And if that doesn’t work, I take a typing test.
It has also been tough for me lately to find a balance between schoolwork, housework, and family time. I’ve been feeling a bit overburdened, especially when fasting is added to the mix, and it’s proving hard to find a solution or compromise that really improves things.
Theo has also become a regular child, in that he no longer needs 13 hours of sleep per night, and a two-hour nap (Oh, how I miss the days!). So, he’s getting up early, which was a hard reality to face in the beginning, but is easier now. And potty-training is right around the corner so I’m sure that will prove interesting.
Our trip to the states is also coming up when my school is finished, and I am getting more and more excited! Besides seeing my family, I have to admit that I am SO excited to be in an American grocery store again, and go out to eat AMAP (as much as possible). Aaaaand I just realized that the couple of kilos that are coming off during the Fast are probably very quickly going to be returned to me. Maybe I’ll make some room in the suitcase for my running shoes…