My assumptions are being challenged big time here:
1. I have been in Chile for thirteen days yet I am still struggling with this feeling of not having a schedule.
2. I am constantly trying to fill my days with things to do.
3. Going to yoga at 1:30pm seems idle and unproductive. Yoga is supposed to either be super early or after work, right? Right!
4. I am struggling with going to the supermarket almost everyday. People buy very little here which is very different from the States. Today, finally, I think I have plenty to last a few days.
5. Time management and productivity ideas mean different things here. In Chile, people are productive yet they are not stressed. In the States, being productive means planning your day so you don't backtrack or waste time.
6. Today I left the apartment with: a. My laptop: b. My materials, notebook, journal; c. A change of clothes and a yoga mat; d. A snack. My roommate asked why I look so loaded. I told her that after I work at the library, I will go to yoga right away, without having to go back to the apartment to change-it will save time. She looked at me funny. Yeah ok- a great point.
7. In public places, folks talk in a very low voice; for me, it's shocking. My "usual" volume seems loud.
8. Sitting a cafe that is also a library. Hear saxofone. Overwhelmingly lovely! Feels weird to just sit and listen.
9. I have a fear of sitting still and not do anything.
10. Signed up for volunteering, poetry readings, yoga in the park, museum, and a hike this weekend. Is that enough?...