Just a few days left and I’m feeling all nostalgic. Not really because of our about the detox, but more because this is also my 100th blog post. I haven’t always been consistent in my writing, but I have always tried to say something interesting and modestly important (at least to me). I don’t kid myself into thinking I have some sort of vast insight into the world that others need to hear, but do like to think that — at least occasionally — someone gets something good or useful or even just interesting out of it.
I find myself feeling like I should have some sort of profound thing to say to mark this occasion…I don’t. But maybe that’s a little profound itself? Maybe the profound doesn’t always come from big ideas and broad statements, but from the casual little moments of daily living.
It comes from deciding to attend a session on current research on autism because it might someday be of import to the students I teach and learning why it is DH can’t understand me when I’m pointing at something and asking him to bring it to me (there’s research-based evidence to explain this — and it’s pretty cool)!
It comes from those random little conversations Pkin and I have in the minutes before she falls asleep where she lets down her guard and opens up in ways she finds harder under the pressure of the light of day.
It comes from toiling away for more than a decade on a degree I, at many times, never thought I’d finish and making the most significant progress once I had decided I wanted to take my life in a different direction (and finally knowing what that direction is).
And it comes from deciding that I don’t actually have to be profound. I can just be.
(So, not so much about the actual 21 DSD today, but it is definitely connected. I promise.)
Breakfast: Huevos rancheros
Lunch: Tuna with celery
Snacks: None (had dinner in stages instead)
Dinner: Chicken Tikka Masala with rice