Every morning think as you wake up:
I am alive,
I have a precious human life,
I am not going to waste it.
I am going to use all of my energies to develop myself,
To expand my heart out to others,
To achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.
I am not going to get angry,
Or think badly about others.
I am going to benefit others as much as I can.
Dalai Lama  (via sunshinelovelaughter)

On the road again.

DEN > AUS: work

AUS > SNA: bachelorette party

SNA > BNA: extension presentation @ Belmont University

It’s so nice of DIA to offer its patrons free WiFi. Carri, Megan, and I have a lot of work to do and discussion to have during our 1.5 days in Austin this week. Megan’s due to have her third babe in a couple weeks, so we needed to get in to see her while we still had time. 

Another Megan, my college friend, is getting married in September and her bachelorette party is in Newport Beach this weekend. We’re getting a yacht. No big deal.

GPB is flying me to Nashville to do an extension presentation, which I am highly excited and nervous about, but honored to do. I haven’t done one of these since 2010 at Quinnipiac University in CT. Needless to say, many things have changed since then, but I’ve got a good group of women showing me the ropes. 

This week, I have another draft of my thesis due. Balancing all of these things is much harder than anticipated. In fact, I can’t say I’m actually balancing anything at all. It’s more like getting bulldozed. Alas - better to have a thousand things to do than none at all? 

I’ve been thinking a lot about the phrase “I don’t have time.” We all have the same amount of hours in a day… it’s just about how you allocate and prioritize. I know my thesis needs more than what I’m giving it, and I need to do something about it. I’m making excuses, so I’ll stop that. 

Also, I’m learning to - trying to - say “no.” I mean, I know you’re supposed to just say “yes” and figure it out later, but that’s what I’ve been doing and now I feel like I’m doing everything I can to practically use a snorkel to keep breathing while I’m 10 feet under water. 

Speaking of snorkeling, I’m saving up for a trip to Hawaii after graduation, which means I’m cancelling my $85/month yoga membership. Sad day, but funds call to be allocated elsewhere.