It’s a beautiful, if cold, Saturday afternoon here in Raleigh and though I would rather be at home just hanging out with Maddie-dog I forced (a slight exaggeration, but I do mean slight) myself to leave the house to at least run some errands and do some work outside of my own cave. Left to my own devices I would only leave to spend time with my family, to buy what is necessary, and to go to class and to work. While one can live that way they can hardly live a life worth living that way. I think it important that I not tell others, even with the softest suggestions, to do what I am not willing to do for myself, so I can hardly advocate they tiptoe ever further outside of their comfort zones while I remain in mine in a uniform of fleece Hello Kitty pants in every moment of my off-time. Hence, here I sit. Doing what doesn’t come naturally to me knowing that like all things, with practice it will.