“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.”
February 17, 2013 § Leave a comment
I wish I had the same feeling about Sunday as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. For me it is more of a home run chance to catch up on any tasks remaining from the week. It is the last opportunity to press forward before more information is piled on to our already burdened shoulders. My Sunday is more a temporary plastic binding of an unorganized mass of rough drafts than a golden clasp on an ordered volume.
I slept in this morning, something that I regret today but will appreciate later this week. The first thing I did was make a list of things I want to do vs. things I need to do today. For example, I need to finish my physics lab report and pre-lab for tomorrow’s lab period, but I want to study more about the heart. My mistake last Sunday was spending too much time on wants and leaving the needs until late at night, when I was forced to do them.
It’s a cold day and the gloomy lighting and calm music tracks of my current 8tracks playlist are making me quite sentimental. It is so easy to get caught up in the now, to define the hours and days by a series of tasks. Sometimes a whole week goes by and I realize that I haven’t done anything pertaining to my life outside of school. It’s so easy to forget that you aren’t just “med student #213”.
I miss my family and am so thankful that modern technology allows for such facilitated methods of communication. We were lucky enough to coordinate a Skype call when Christian was visiting last weekend (sorry about the blurry quality, I am an unsuccessful picture-sneaker).
If all goes well, we will make our way over for a visit to the states at the end of the summer. It will be so nice to just be with family. It is very often the simplicity of presence that satisfies most 🙂
Back to my task list I go!