Finally back and working on this course after a really heavy final paper period– lots of stress at the beginning of this summer, and step zero came at a good time. I’ve been trying to encourage myself to relax more, since most of my problems come from the tension of trying to do too much. It’s hard though– growing up in a completely digital age I feel like I’ve had the curse/blessing of being able to consume and know everything so quickly, which isn’t really sustainable, is it? My laptop’s been broken the past two weeks– I just got it back. I didn’t really miss it! I found myself outside so much this past week, even if just to sit by the water and drink a coffee. This morning I even went swimming! I really hope I don’t lose this now that I have the laptop back– I feel much more clearheaded than I’ve been.