As someone who covets the general philosophy of balance in life, I sure have a lot to learn in terms of practicing what I preach.

For the past ten months, I have been so immersed in the world of academia that I had no time for much else. During that time, the sole activity that I craved when I did have a free moment was sitting on my ass doing nothing. Seriously, I had no desire to write, read, socialize, see music, explore, make jewelry or much of anything; rather, all I wanted to do was sit and not think and not do anything. I've always loved to chill, but the chilling I craved this past year was more of the coma variety rather than the usual pleasure/leisure variety that I am known for.

So now that I am temporarily out of school for a few weeks and have ample time to myself, I find that I am still in coma mode, even though my current lifestyle does not necessitate such paralysis. Dare I say that I am looking forward to school?? ..... Nah, I won't go that far, but the fact that I would even utter those words is a clear indication that I am ready to wake up and live. Not live in a super stressed out zone nor in a super duper chill zone; but rather a balanced and healthy zone where I am challenged, stimulated and in a state of growth, all the while embracing the girl in me who loves to sleep in, space out, and daydream...

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving" ~ Albert Einstein