I am hitting the wall.
Not with vegan food, though! I’ve made it through four days of vegan eating, and I’ve only been tempted to eat a cheese pizza once a day. I’m kidding! Well, maybe not entirely, but I have resisted all cheesy temptations and stuck to entirely plant-based food since Sunday. I’ve been more or less eating as I always do, minus the milk, cheese, and yogurt. There have been batches of noodle soup and lentil soup, and fresh strawberries, and overnight oatmeal made with soymilk and coconut milk.
Do I miss dairy right now? Yes, but I don’t feel deprived. And that’s really important, because my defenses are low right now. My fellowship application is due in five days, my advisor is submitting our other grant tomorrow(!), and I am so tired of grant-related paperwork. I’m hitting the wall.
Tonight I had a more exciting post planned for you, but I had some last-minute paperwork to do, and I really needed a run tonight to clear my head and get my booty out of my chair. I also really needed this glass of hard cider.
Wish me luck, dear readers, as I head into the final stretch of this grant-writing season. Five more days. And I hope to be back here in a day or two with something more exciting and chewable.
(Five more days!)