1. Caffeine. So the wean-myself-off-of-caffeine-completely task has been going rather well. I've taken the "gradual reduction" approach, and I'm happy to report that today is the first day that I'm drinking 100% decaffeinated coffee. I was really worried that the caffeine withdrawal would trigger massive migraines, but so far, so good. We'll see how today goes.
2. Motivation. I have none. Zero. It's mainly because of the review, and all of the demoralizing feelings that go along with that. There is so much that makes me sad about what happened, and angry too. It's paralyzing me, even though I'm trying really hard not to let it. I have so much that I have to think about and decide, plus a to-do list that's a mile long with things that must must must be done, yet all I really want to do is crawl back into bed and never set foot on this campus again. (ok, that last part's not true, but I do have 30-second spurts of feeling that way from time to time). It's taking all my energy just to function on a bare minimum level, but I need to be functioning at a much higher level, and I just can't. I clearly need a full weekend off; I hope that will help with some of this.