Everyone wishes they were a morning person like me because society is more designed for morning people. And I couldn’t agree more. Most of the time being a morning person works in my favor but SOMETIMES there are events – like screenings of running movies – that don’t end until 9pm and then you get home and it takes a while to wind down from the screening and it’s after 10pm until you can fall asleep BUT STILL YOUR BODY WAKES UP AT 3:15. So…Hello Tuesday! How does 5 hours of sleep sound?
(Tuesday responds: IT SOUNDS TERRIBLE. GO BACK TO BED YOU CRAZY PERSON.)
I do like that mornings are so easy for me. I do feel like it makes life easier most days. And this makes me feel bad for everyone else in the world who struggles with mornings. Like I’ve been given some sort of Homework pass the rest of the world didn’t get, so everyone else is complaining about the Homework and I’m just over here like, La, La, La…don’t look at me over here enjoying life with no homework!
I’ve actually kinda always liked homework, too. Not assignments, really. I never liked being told what to do. I never read assigned reading save for a few books for a few reasons. But I liked writing and paper, pens and other Office Supplies so a lot of types of homework I could kinda get into. And when I studied for exams, I always liked breaking it down into writing tasks. Like, re-writing all of my notes. Or outlining the chapters. Or something like that. I’m sure it’s my affinity for pen/paper, but either way, I liked a lot of tasks associated with homework – even if I hated being assigned it in principle.
SO! Imagine my excitement when I met with my therapist yesterday and:
- She used my favorite pens
- She referenced when her own Dad died
- She said she used to be a long distance runner
- SHE GAVE ME HOMEWORK.
Like…the GOOD kind of homework. The kind that requires reading a book with journaling questions! And taking notes! AND HIGHLIGHTING!
Add that to the fact that there’s a donut shop across the street and I’d say it’s an excellent fit. She wants me to try a group session specific for some of my issues with food but I’m not 100% sold on that. The one-on-one fit feels good but I don’t even know if I want to try a group session. It’s a $20 copay and I’d rather use that $20 and go to dinner with friends every other week. I have been thinking about that a lot. About how there are people in my life I just don’t see enough and how I wish I could share a meal with them to catch up or just visit. I don’t know. I’ve tried group therapy-type sessions before in relation to other issues and I always feel a little let down by it. BUT I NEVER FEEL LET DOWN BY DINNER WITH FRIENDS!
When she asked me to do some “journaling” in coordination with questions posed at the end of the chapter in this book I was all, “Um. Can I do it on my blog?” She says, “Yes. Send me a link when your done. I’ve had patients who blog through therapy before.”
SO THAT SHOULD BE INTERESTING! I’ll do my therapy homework on my blargh. I’m becoming that woman on the internet everyone makes fun of. Although, let’s be honest. I’ve kinda always been that person in some capacity. Why stop now?