fleshlycherry mentioned that she was going to let life suck until April, and since today is April 1st, she has pressed the reset button. I thought this was a good idea, and I am joining her.
My life has been a bit of a mess since last fall, with my medical mystery (AKA stomach problems of doom) and a diagnosis of clinical depression. I hit rock bottom in the beginning of March with a full blown panic attack, and things have slowly been getting better since then, but I'm still not on the ball when it comes to work or relationships.
So, today I hit the reset button. I'm going to be more organized, more motivated and happier. I'm going to start with getting Bizmark (the most adorable puppy ever) on a regular schedule. This means getting up at 6:00 am (something I've been trying to do since last summer), and getting him going to the bathroom every 2 hours when I'm home with him. It also means walking him more, which will in turn make me feel better.
Next, I'm going to finish the stupid grant thing that has been killing me since the end of February. I keep putting it off for no good reason, even though I know it's well written and there isn't much to fix. I'm going to reward myself with Season 5 of Bones, ice cream from Marble Slab, and the ability to fully concentrate on my Big Bangs.
Then, I'm going to plan out my experiments and be more consistant with getting into the lab on time. No more dawdling in my appartment until 10am. I will be in the lab by 8:30 every day, and I will be out by 4:30. And I will spend my lab time actually working (though there will be breaks where I snack and talk to fleshlycherry, because what else is science for.
Finally, I'm going to make more of an effort to hang with friends. I've been putting off having M come to visit since I last saw him in August, so I'll firm up plans. Then, I will make more of an effort to get out with the friends I have in London. It's easier, because we've started doing puppy play dates, but I want to get back to going out to trivia, or going to see movies. Finally, I'm going to start going to the dog park once Bizmark is old enough. I want to go the same time twice a week so that Bizmark and I can both make friends.
Reset button is now pushed! I invite you to do the same. It's like New Years resolutions, but with sunny weather and the advent of spring upon us ;)