1. My Oculus Quest 2 arrived yesterday. It took a little bit of time to set-up, but over all the process was relatively easy and smooth. I am blown away by the graphics on this piece of equipment. It feels very immersive and mind-blowingly real. I danced with a robot and exercised with a fitness trainer yesterday. I was thinking about how far we have advanced when a small piece of equipment holds more storage than the my first desktop computer, it can run completely wireless, and has incredible sound to boot.
2. The exercise program (for the Oculus) that I signed up for will keep my interest and will add the needed diversity to keep me motivated. I’m starting out easy, but even the one I did yesterday, did it’s job which I can tell by my sore muscles today.
3. Two days ago, I signed up for Bewitched. I’m excited about this as another means of exploring and coming more fully into tune with myself. There are two live video chats that I won’t be able to attend, but I’m excited about the writing prompts and another avenue of meeting like-minded people. I don’t much care for navel gazing, but I do love self-exploration and being pushed to look at new ways of thinking about myself and others.
4. Work has finally slowed down a bit for me. Teachers are returning to work on campuses (reminder – buildings were closed, but teachers continued to teach) and there are still many mixed feelings about that. I know the reality of the conditions of our school buildings and know the working conditions and insurmountable unrealistic expectations school districts and parents place on teachers. Too many forget that teachers are human beings with lives and families outside of their classrooms. They aren’t being selfish for trying to make sure they are safe.
5. I had a follow-up appointment with my primary care doctor today to go over my most recent lab results due to my diagnosis of coronary artery disease last year. Everything came back good, so I’m on the right track. I also went over with her other things I need to be on the look-out for as a 55 year old woman, so we discussed taking vitamins, how to determine food portions, and scheduling my first shingle shot. My husband and I are really trying to be mindful with food and movement since he’s older than me by 15 years, longevity is important to the both of us.