A part of me doesn’t want to write on here–I’d rather write fiction stories or sleep. Sleep would be a good thing right now, but I have barely been around for the last two months, and I do want to change that.
That said, when I started writing regularly, it was supposed to be about my experience far more than it was about the writing, and somewhere along the way, I forgot that, just trying to write as often as I could. The month of May was about health and fitness, and during that month (and much of June), I transitioned from a mostly vegetarian lifestyle to a vegan one, focusing on a whole foods plant based diet.
And here’s the truth: I felt awful. It took six weeks before I was able to finally work through all of the withdrawal symptoms. Now–well, right this moment I feel crappy, because I was up too late last night and then dragged myself up just after nine. Most days, I feel amazing though. Combine regular yoga (which is hard I’m finding) and eating well, and I really do–I feel amazing.
June was supposed to be about relationships, and technically, I did get out more often and interacted with people, but I have mostly given up on relationships of any kind. I tend to do better on my own. I’ll socialize periodically, but I cannot handle the drama that comes when I let people in. I know that probably sounds sad, but interacting with people takes effort, so beyond the occasional meetup, for now, I’ll be spending a lot of time alone–that said, after a period of introspection, I will reconsider this.
July is supposed to be about intelligence and Mensa, but we’ll see if I get to that. Most likely I will focus on relaxation and day/weekend trips. For instance, I am going to La Jolla, San Diego the week after Fourth of July weekend. It will be a long weekend–Fri through Mon, and I’m looking forward to kayaking and snorkeling, and probably a little more than that, but traveling on a budget means I have to streamline. So 90 minute tours each day, exploring a cave (for $5), maybe the aquarium or something else, who knows. Maybe I’ll hunker down on the beach with my tablet and my birds on Sunday and just do some writing. Either way, I am getting out of LA and taking some time for myself.
I may or may not do anything else during the month of July–a day at Raging Waters has potential, and I have some ideas for a day trip in August. So stay tuned, and I’ll let you know how my summer goes.