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Day 142: Beginner's Mind

Today is a success!

I woke up early!

I am sticking to my revised schedule!

I sat down yesterday and wrote out a plan for every day of the week. Now this sounds a little OCD, which there is really nothing wrong with. But I have always valued freedom and flexibility to let the creative juices flow.

But without a plan, I am aimless and wayward.

So I am taking Benjamin Franklin's lead and attempting to stick to a schedule, with room for creative flow.

Here is today's schedule:

  • 6:00 a.m.:Up/Tea
  • 8:00 a.m. Mass
  • 8:45 a.m. Breakfast/journaling
  • 10:00 Home/clean/pack dinner
  • 10:30 Walk 
  • 11:30 Blog
  • 12:00 Practice Piano
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 Bus
  • 3:30 to 9:00 Students
  • 9:30 Bus
  • 10:00 Home
  • 10:30 bed

I feel quite accomplished!  I have been so inspired by Pope Francis' visit, they I have been compelled to start the day with Catholic Mass.  I go to St. Ignatius which is a Jesuit Catholic church. Pope Francis is a Jesuit.

Today the priest talked about "beginner's mind".  Good message.  Over a cup of coffee after church,. I looked at the new courses offered by "Coursera" a free online service that offers classes through major universities. I've taken classes with them before. Love!

I found a class in jazz improvisation through Berklee College of Music and signed up. Beginner's mind engaged! I have several teenage students that are interested in jazz. I need to study up! :0

I also need to head out soon. So here are my stats for the day. Not much change, except for 1/2 inch loss in my waist. I'll take it!
BP,Weight and Measurements 09/28/2015
BP: 108/70, Pulse: 72
Weight: 192lbs
Neck: 14"
Chest: 42"
Waist: 37.5"
Hips: 45"
Biceps: R 13.5"/L 13.5
Thighs: R 22.5/L 22.5"
Calves: R 15"/L 15"
Ankles: R 9"/L 9"
Happy Monday everyone! :) 


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