Three Things Thursday: 11 January 2018

aka: The Friends and Family Edition

  1. My mum is here for a visit and I’ve stepped back from work a bit to spend time with her. We both want to live closer to each other and we try to enjoy each other’s company as much as possible when we are together.
  2. My mum also encourages me to make a better effort of getting together with my friends and not work in every spare moment I have. As such, I had coffee today with two of my friends that I haven’t seen in ages. Woo-hoo!
  3. The thing I need to work on in the next few weeks (months?) is finding a balance between working and self-care (including spending time with my friends) while the kids are at school.

Three Things Thursday: 4 January 2018

aka: The Health Edition

  1. As I sit here and write, I remember that on this day last year, I was in the hospital with bronchitis and acute asthma complications. I never wrote up that little adventure and I likely won’t now that a year has passed. Suffice to say, my asthma is under control and I’m thankful for the good doctor(s) I have found here in Doha.
  2. That said, I have another cold. It’s my first of 2018, but it’s my fifth since August 31, 2017–the date the kids and I arrived back in Doha after spending the latter half of the summer in the United States. I’ll need to be extra diligent with my meds and to keep it from affecting my asthma.
  3. One thing Two things I need to do for my physical and mental health are (load bearing) exercise and meditation. I’ve missed both and need more of each in my life.

Happy New Year!! (2018)

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”

-Neil Gaiman-