Aloha! As the not-so-warm Ontario summer fades into Fall (or as I call it, The Impending Doom of Winter), I am slowly emerging from the vortex that was Grad School. Yes friends, I have rejoined the world of vacuuming and cooking meals: I’m finished my Masters.
To celebrate, I drove 7 hours to my parents house and spent a week eating cake, hanging out with my parents, eating cheese and going for runs. There was also some (not-so) serious brother time, South Indian food, a Downton Abbey exhibit and several games of Psychologist.
But now I’m back in Ontario and I’ve realized something somewhat dreadful: I have a massive to-do list. For 3.5 years, whenever something came up that might take up too much time or involve sustained organization, I said, “I’ll do that when I’m done grad school”. And here we are. Blogging, as it turns out, was somewhere on that list. In my head are scribbled ideas for posts about cooking dosa and pav bhaji, reviews of movies like Chennai Express, and rants about racism.
If I learned anything from my prolonged concussion recovery, it’s that I need to learn to slow down. My to-do list may need to be trimmed and reevaluated. But I’ll be honest: this is hard for me. Between my extraversion and plentiful energy, I have difficulty sorting through ideas and opportunities and not trying to do Everything I Can Think Of.
So buddies, this is where you come in. How do you prioritize? What questions do you ask to discern if something is urgent or important? How do you rest? Who wants to come help organize my closets?
P.S. Do you love Indian desserts? Hate them? Never tried them? Doesn’t matter, watch this video.
P.P.S. My favourite Indian dessert is rasgulla. What’s yours?!