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I generally try to share a little bit of my life without verging towards diary territory, but I've been in a funk the past couple of weeks and thought putting pen to paper (so to speak) might help a little bit.
For the vast majority of life, I spent the month of August getting ready for school (Pre-K through Master's degree). I always loved that end of summer routine where you got to mix things up - get a new haircut, buy some new clothes, pick out lots of pens and paper. Going off to college only meant things got better, because there were stacks of textbooks to buy, dorm rooms to decorate, and friends from all over to finally see again after long months apart. Plus, I loved the whole learning part. Call me a nerd (it wouldn't be the first time), but I loved the opportunity to jump head first into new classes, hear the perspectives of new teachers, and just learn something new each and every day.
Post school life has always left me in a funk around August. It's that time of the year where instead of feeling refreshed, I start to feel really beat down and somewhat bored. As of yesterday, I've decided I need a serious jumpstart, but here's where I could use some help. The current line of thought is to kick things off with this book, pick out some new recipes to liven up the post work scene and...here's where things start to trail off. Mix up my fitness routine? Finally buy that pair of glasses I've been wanting? Pick out a reading list? Look up classes to take?
So, dearest readers, any advice? What do you do to get out of a funk? Any advice/recommendations/thoughts? I'd really appreciate anything you've got!