I’ve been in the snowy, frigid land of Wisconsin for the last two weeks. It is amazing how we can adapt our surroundings to adjust to any environment. I’ve been having a good time visiting but I just can’t see myself living here. I can’t quite remember what a warm sun feels like. New Year’s Day was 49 degrees F, and my aunt remarked that we were having a heat wave! The temperature is a lovely 10.9 degrees F right now.
So now, a breakdown of my goals list and what I did and did not cross off my list:
No promises I can’t keep
Interact with people less and soul more (not sure about this one)
Scuba diving/snorkeling (did I mention I ordered a Burqini?) (it’s beautiful, I can’t wait to use it!)
Fajr at the beach
Swimming at the beach (too cold!)
Long walks in the morning
Re-establishing my relationship with the Quran (always an ongoing process for us all)
read real books, made of paper and glue
lose the pesky weight I’ve gained over the semester from my coffee-gulping, emotional eating ways.
Possibly go vegan again.
Learn Urdu (fluently) (maybe not fluently, but after being forced to speak mainly Urdu in Wisconsin, it has definitely improved!)
Go ice skating
Get a bike
Fly a kite
Climb a tree
Read the Orlando Sentinel and Washington Post everyday (ok I read it more than usual, not everyday)
learn how to play the guitar (no longer on goals list, found it contradictory!)
Wow, I think I did better than expected! I’m most happy about re-establishing a relationship with the Quran and losing all the stress weight. I think the former had a big influence on the latter. ‘Cause how you gonna win when you ain’t right within?