I was walking to work the other day when the thought struck me… I have met a milestone.
What milestone, might you ask?
I was wearing normal people shoes (not my fake Toms and not sandals).
This wouldn’t be such a big deal except that I have not worn normal shoes in a month and a half since I broke my toe. It is very exciting stuff. I was super sore last night as a result, but still, it is a gain.
I also thought of a few other milestones…
I finally figured out how to take the bus to a few key locations in the city without getting lost and knowing where to get on and off the bus. Taking the bus used to be a huge adventure and I considered it a big inconvenience here. But, now it is normal.
I passed junior physics. Yes, I got an 86%, despite the question I knew I got wrong because I circled the wrong answer and despite me forgetting to put units on one of my long answer questions. If I got those marks back, it would have been a 90.
I used the first of my herb garden this weekend… Chives on our pizza and a couple pieces of coriander in my “Asian noodle bowls.” I decided to focus on the coriander and ditched the chives because they weren’t growing well anyway.
I am back to the gym. Still not running, but getting some good rowing and cycling in. On a related note, I can now walk to and from work without wanting to die (I really didn’t know how important toes were, but I also think a tarsal was involved, not just the toe).
Monday will be my last day of PGY2. That is a big milestone.
It will also be the end of Patrick’s first adventure as a long-term substitute teacher. Tonight was his first grade 6 graduation (well, his second if you count his own).
What milestones are you celebrating?