If you’re going to be here, BE HERE.
I was lecturing myself a day or two ago, buried under my down comforter I refer to as “the cave.” January was boring, but it was supposed to be boring. I was supposed to be studying for my interior design exam. I was supposed to be saving money. I was supposed to eat less, exercise more. I was supposed to be productive in all aspects of life. Not lying under the covers at half past noon.
The 31st of January was my mother’s 59th birthday. She went to Disney’s Magic Kingdom with my middle sister and grandmother. I wanted to go. I would’ve at least liked to go home and visit her. But I have limited my travel to maximize my goals of saving money and studying. There are a dozen destinations I am postponing or depriving myself, based on my unrealized commitment to studying. After squandering vital weekends in January, I am adopting a new mantra. If you’re going to be here, BE PRODUCTIVE.