Monday, March 23, 2009

Reach for the Sun

It's been a rough couple of days. Between dealing with angry/ anxious/ disaffected students and pressing forward with my work, I've been feeling a little worn down. While drinking a bottle of wine, indulging in some retail therapy, or eating a tub of Ben & Jerry's are certainly options for handling these issues, I'm trying to be a little more proactive about this. Consequently, even as I attempt to try and type of midterm assessments, I am listening/ watching this clip from the Scrubs episode "My Choosiest Choice of All."

Not only does the music provide instant uplift (who can be angry when listening to this song?), I have found that JD's assertion "In the end, it's about integrity" is very true. While it may be tempting to opt for the easy route, it is also important to remember that, when it comes down to it, sometimes all you have left is your integrity and your understanding of self.

Additionally, dealing with problems in this fashion does not leave you with any unpleasant aftereffects like hangovers, buyer's remorse, or stomachaches. So watch and repeat as necessary (I've probably watched the clip 20 times in the past two hours).