♪Today I don’t feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don’t feel like picking up my phone
So leave a message at the tone
‘Cause today I swear I’m not doing anything♪
The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars has become my new favorite song. I find myself humming it throughout the day and whistling along to the unheard rhythm while I work in my little home office. I think it is the contrast of the song’s vision with my own chaotic days approaching our first residency that has caused me to gravitate towards it.
It’s 30 days before I leave for China, our pre-reading has not yet arrived, but there is plenty to fill my day. When my alarm clock sounds in the morning, I squint my eyes at the time, thinking to myself, “Surely this cannot be correct. I only closed my eyes moments ago, and yet this dratted thing is blaring at me to open them.” Knowing that every moment I hit the snooze button is another item on my To Do list left undone, I angrily slap the alarm clock and pull my sluggish body out of bed to start my day. “Today I don’t feel like doing anything” I hum as I go downstairs for my coffee.