Overall, I did okay with my goals.
- I read at least two books a week.
- I missed a Meatless Monday and a Fish Friday. But I moved them to the following day to make up for it.
- I still have traces of the bronchitis hanging around. I’m using my inhaler at least once a day. But I’m slowly getting back into Wii’ing.
Journaling is another story. I think I discovered why I’ve been so inconsistent with committing to paper each day. It is exhausting to write. By the time I jot down what happened and how I felt about it, my hand is frozen in a sorta claw-like position. I think part of the problem is that I hold the pen too tightly.
What I’ve decided to do is focus on finding an online or desktop based version. I’ve tried a few before but I’m testing free or inexpensive options to meet my needs. The one I’m trying now, Chrysanth Diary, is free.
But while I was navigating my own journal issues, I took on the task of another journal. My mother entered the hospital on April 8th for shoulder surgery. In order to keep everyone updated on her progress, I decided to create a page for her on Caringbridge. Initially, I was trying to update it every day but it became too taxing to do daily entries for both journals. Now I do occasional updates to the Caringbridge journal.
The lesson: don’t commit yourself to more than one goal during Lent. I’ve already made a note in a journal for next year. I just have to remember which journal I wrote it in.