I was asked the question in the title by a close friend of mine a few days ago. In context of the conversation, it made sense, but it was still a jarring question.
This time of the year is particularly challenging for me. I frequently find myself prioritizing activities over my innate human needs. While that's not necessarily a bad thing, it does make recovery more challenging.
I often find myself with too many things to do and not enough time to do them. I am the master of over extending and spreading myself too thin. There's always someone to hangout with, an assignment to get done, a new job to take, a new hobby to pursue.
If there's one holiday that's really overwhelming to me, it's the Fourth of July for many reasons. Primarily, it's a big "drinking holiday" which presents challenges. It's also a holiday where barbecuing is a common activity, especially in my family, and the amount of food can be really overwhelming.
It's been a while since I've written on here, life got a bit hectic! The end of my school semester and the immediate beginning of summer school, as well as a whole lot of doctor appointments took up a lot of time in my life for a minute. But I'm back!
For the last year, I was running a happiness project on my Instagram profile. The concept was to post a picture of something that made me happy everyday for a year. That project ended yesterday, and I've been thinking a lot about happiness as a concept with that project and my year-long happiness project focused around behavioral changes as well.
April is now over, and gratefully the sun is shining! Finally! It's been a long, cold winter and I'm ready to sit in the sunshine for an unending amount of time.
If you haven’t heard, Starbucks released a “Unicorn Frappuccino” for a very limited time. It isn’t a coffee drink, but rather a crème-based drink that has a sweet-and-sour flavoring to it. It’s named after my favorite mythical creature because of its bright pink-and-blue coloring and festive sprinkles.