“2013 is going to be about finishing … and beginning.”
That’s what I said to my friend Izad today when we were talking about the year to come. And it’s true! This November, I will convocate with my fancy degree in hand, and hopefully by then I will have decided which career path to start down. These past few months I’ve been neglecting my personal health, and I’m excited to begin again! After taking a few months off school, I’m doubly excited to get back into a lunch-making routine, and some semblance of an exercise regimen.
There is though, one small problem that I’m not sure everyone else has. I have an hour and a half one-way bus commute to school. I also have work most evenings. Somehow, I have to pack myself both a lunch, and a dinner. Somehow I have to wrangle a school locker out of the hands of some eager first year. Somehow I have to get to the gym/pool three times a week, or start hauling my bike places. Somehow I have to do all this while taking four classes and working! Somehow, somehow, somehow.
I feel like it’s going to be a lot of quinoa salads, rice and beans, soups, chilis and other delights. I’ve pulled out my Moosewood Cookbook for inspiration, and may have to satisfy a serious craving for peanut soba noodles sometime in the near paycheque. I’ve been scouring blogs, trying to think up quick student meals that satisfy and are easily tote-able. I’m so ready to tackle this semester even if it is just electives like Pottery and Curriculum Development.
But for now, it’s time for bed. I have to practice getting up early. I’m not excited for that. Not excited at all. Any tips for a night owl like me?