Monday, April 23, 2012

challenging the habit of discontentment

friends, it's been far too long. april tends to be one of the craziest times of year for me (see this post from last april and this post from last june, the two times i was able to catch up on writing in a span of about three months). this april has proven to be just as chaotic--my parents went to israel, we scored red sox tickets during the week of fenway's 100-year anniversary, we ran our first 5k of the year (just as i was recovering from tendonitis and bursitis in my hip, and tendonitis in my achilles), josh got a horrible case of poison ivy, wonderful friends came to visit, we celebrated eight whole months of marriage, and, oh, i led 120 17-year olds on an eight-hour tour of boston the day before marathon monday (can we say chaos again?!). in need of some rest, i took today off to be home and slow down.

i recently came across this print online and it's been in the back of my mind for a few days (dorky moment of truth: it's been in front of my face for a few days--i wrote it on a post-it note and stuck it to the bathroom mirror.):