It was nice to get away for awhile. Unfortunately, while I was staying with my grandmother, my grandfather had to be taken to the hospital. After several days, the doctors still don’t know what is wrong with him, but he doesn’t seem to mind the hospital too much. He loves the food. He even saved one of the menus (the main meal was beef tips with red wine sauce) for my grandmother, so she can recreate it at home. He’s hilarious.
Staying with my grandmother always resembles a trip to the past (a material, white suburban version of the past, of course). I wasn’t alive in the era of black and white movies, ambrosia salad, and oldie music but it’s as if I’ve known those things all my life.
When it comes to mental health, my mind has been a little crazy lately. Not in regards to hypochondria, but just in regards to overall ‘craziness’. I really want to start taking care of myself and exercising. I feel like my writer’s block and my poor eating are closely related. One of my cousins is really into natural health remedies and yoga- I would love to try and calm my mind through holistic approaches. Today, I relieved some stress by making a list. I wrote down all the things in my life that I know are constant. The ‘constants’ I came up with were things I could depend on, things that I know won’t really change (things like grades and my very close friends). I highly recommend making a list like this. It’s a big stress reliever!