Day four is so done.
Some highlights from my day: IT’S FRIDAY.
Tomorrow is HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME.
I bought A SHIRT.
- Say what I mean and mean what I say. (Even in response to “Hi, how are you today?”)
- Do what I love to be who I am. (Run and practice cello daily)
- Be an honest Christian person. (Strive to rise above gossip and genuinely put others before myself.)
1. Say what I mean
Today was much better than yesterday. I got a full night’s sleep under my belt, which definitely helped.
My school assignments and my friends turned to me for leadership in discussion, which meant I had plenty of time to discuss what I felt was working in small group discussions and what was not.⇑ Also, I stood my ground and spoke up when I thought someone else’s idea was terrible. In a nice, firm, Minnesota way. ⇑(That means passive aggressive) 2. Do what I love to be who I am. Playing cello yesterday definitely had a real impact on my mood today. Creative expression helps the mind in ways I’m not qualified to describe, but I know that small act of creation had me floating on a whole different plane. I felt even better coming out of the practice room today. ⇑ However, I did not run today. Χ Wait! Before you cast me off the proverbial island, I exchanged running for a long bike ride around campus with friends. There. See? Unfortunately, I can’t give myself any integrity points for biking. My system just doesn’t work that way. Still, I have to believe that the intent on staying active to stay healthy so that I can have more days to work on my integrity has to count for something in the long run. 3. Be an honest Christian person. Today, I gossiped. Χ Right now it feels a bit like speaking through a confessional, but this blog is keeping me honest. The worst part is that I hardly even realized I was doing it because the gossip wasn’t all that good. It had something to do with asking one of my Sophomore RA friends about the write-up in another Freshman residence hall. Someone I didn’t even know doing something my friend couldn’t talk about with consequences that had yet to be determined. I should probably go to church tomorrow on top of Sunday mass. Still, I made sure to hold doors, sought to tell the truth, and respected other people. Even our Homecoming football rivals. ⇑ Tonight, I have tickets to a concert on campus. The artist Andy Grammer is performing, and I can’t wait to go. In order to keep myself as myself, I promise not to stay out too late. That’s because today’s tally is… 2:4 again. Guess I didn’t do much better today than yesterday. That means running tomorrow AND cello. With the football game, I will totally have to own my schedule. This is Ryan, signing off.