Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I'm back!

So I'm back now. Did you miss me?

I had a lovely time at VidCon with lots of lovely people, but that's not what I'm going to talk about today, namely because I don't have the time right now to include everything I want to include, but I hope to get a real update in the near future. I also expect to be making a video on the subject, but you can plan on me being much more detailed and emotionally honest in blog form, so never you fear. I feel like my vlogs are generally for entertainment and discussion of specific topics, whereas my blogs here are more just me filling you in on my life.

What I really want to talk about though is my schedule and how it's been thrown off, and also how it's not really going to be getting any better until probably next Monday. You see, at VidCon I was almost never asleep, and then I left and took an all-night flight in which I probably slept a total of 1 hour. To make up for it, I slept all day yesterday and only had the strength of will to test my push-up endurance to begin week 3 of the push-up program, as I only missed one day therein. I had to bump myself back a week on squats because I missed two of the three days while at VidCon. I also realize this is a breach of contract, and I suppose I should pay a fine for it... any ideas?

Today it was a fight to push myself back on schedule, and I had to keep certain things in mind, such as the fact that after 5 days of no clarinet playing, I had to re-learn the instrument and couldn't practice as long. In addition, as I am still recovering from sleep deprivation, my attention span was quite near nothing--reading was nearly impossible (though I tried) and German was out of the question. I did, however, get in my BLF (didn't wake up early enough for A and it was raining this evening so I couldn't run late.)

In conclusion, I have to remember that it's not a failure to have trouble getting back into routine, and the important thing is that I am keeping my routine in mind and trying to get back into it. As for the present, I am going to finish this so that I can at least attempt to make my bedtime--though I may have to take an evil sleep aid again to make that happen!

Sleep: O
Clarinet: .5
German: O
Reading: .5
Exercise: OBLF
Blogging: X


  1. I think you are doing outstanding. You should count two days rest for each travel day and also at least two days for every VidCon day. So in my book you have at least 10 days until you should attempt to be back to normal. If, for some unfathomable reason you still want to practice German, you know where to find me.

  2. I play clarinet, and I was at camp for over a month, and I was afraid of destroying my instrument in my gross cabin, so I didn't bring it. bad idea. Also, I have nowhere to play next year, so I'll probably just forget how to play it. I can also def relate to IU. I find it funny that I stumbled upon you and we lead lives that are similar in many a way.

  3. Don't punish yourself for doing something fun. Life gets in the way. Routine is good, but things often come to break that, and that's okay. You should reward yourself for doing something out of your every day routine, not punish yourself for it.

  4. I agree with guineababy! You broke your routine for something awesome, something you may not have the chance to do again, and still managed to keep part of your routine going. Not to mention the exhaustion from traveling! Don't punish yourself for doing something fun, just embrace the break!