“Start to cultivate self-discipline. Become a person who can make a decision and carry it out. Set yourself a task and follow through with it. It doesn’t have to be anything spectacular. I’ve advised people to just take a walk around the block every evening after dinner. Literally, just walk once around the block each night. Do that simple thing for one month and you’ll have power. Power you can use to take the next step. But no, most people think that’s too simple. That’s not worthy of their great spiritual potential. They want to get right into the heavy work and do something big. The result is that they end up doing nothing.”
— David Gold, After the Absolute: The Inner Teachings of Richard Rose
i’m back in switzerland for a month before i have exams in london! this means lots of preparation in my lovely room at home.
currently, I’m trying to get my PhD interview (on monday), my leadership award essay (tuesday), and signing up for events for the swiss study sponsorship (thursday) out of the way. after that, i’ll start preparing for my three exams!
and in the meantime, i’ll try to enjoy being at home with friends, family, and making the most out of spring!
october 25th 2019 — day 22/100 days of productivity: i didn’t post my progress with the 100 days of productivity but i’ve tried to stick to it and even took pictures of my study sessions. i’ll have to post them sometime. anyway, today i studied literature and started working on an essay —it’s been two years since i last wrote an essay and i’m glad to be back at it. now i’m done working for the day so i’m gonna sit on the couch and read the secret commonwealth *.* i hope y’all have a lovely day!!
Hello lovelies! 🌲
Apologies for being kinda inactive. I’ve had a lot going on lately and find it hard to find time to take nice pictures to post on here. 😅
Today has been great for getting work done. In the past week I finished the first spanish novel (“Nada” by Carmen Laforet) for my one spanish class, finished a book for my law and social change class, and had planning meetings for a permaculture project we’re planning to start at my school. So today I have been working on my law homework for Thursday, which includes starting “Stony the Road” by Henry Louis Gates Jr. We are focusing on slavery and racism in the United States and have been listening to the “Seeing White” podcast as well as reading the “1619” edition of the NYTimes.
This past week I finally came up with my thesis title: “Liberation from the Ground Up: Responding to the Dis-Integration of Subsistence Methods, Biocultural Diversity, and Environmental Health Using Sustainable Agriculture” 🌞🌿 I’m super excited about this because it’s a project I’ve been wanting to do for a while and something I plan to work on throughout my life.
For a glimpse into my personal life:
I am super excited to have started a new journal, one that my father actually got for me for Christmas that has a pretty lady on the front reading a book entitled “Smash the Patriarchy.” It’s been really helpful to write things down, and I’ve been motivating myself to keep up with it by using stickers. The front of each page is lines, while the back are grid dots, so I’ve designated the unlined ones for drawings, doodles, stickers, and such. Also, 💖Valentine’s Day💖 is coming up soon, and I’m planning a great dinner with my boyfriend. I got him some (yummy) goodies as well, and we are planning on going hiking the day after. 🥰🌱
If you’re wondering, the drink in my cup is coffee with hemp milk and honey 😋🍯 I am a religious drinker of hemp milk; I personally think it’s the best milk alternative and it’s quite nutritious. I usually drink my coffee black, but I was feeling fancy this morning and added hemp milk and some hemp honey ☕️