Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pep Talk from Kid President

#1 - I went to a Moth StorySlam event last night (open mic storytelling) and got to bed later than usual. I wasn't sure I would get up for my Thursday early morning yoga class today. I set my alarm, but I gave myself permission not to go, or rather, this morning I didn't try to convince myself to go, I just went.

#2 - I gave the studio owner the research I did on purchasing alternative energy through the regular power company - like an exchange. It doesn't mean our power would actually come from wind power, but they would put that money into increasing the wind power capacity. When she asked me if I would do eco-research for her instead of my cleaning work exchange, I was hesitant. Mostly because I get tired after cleaning for 2 1/2 hours, so I clearly need the exercise, and this would mean sitting in front of a computer instead. However, now I am grateful to have learned about this, and looking forward to what I will learn next.

#3 - Feeling inundated and exasperated while looking at a wedding gift registry, not because there was anything unusual about it - it just so much stuff. So many of us just have so much STUFF. I called a friend and she didn't tell me I was being ridiculous.

#4 - I heard an interview with the head (I think) of Chicago's Ceasefire program on The Story. I have such respect for that program and the people in it. I watched a film about the program last year which I recommend.

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