To go or not to go… that is the question… right? As an adult who really wasn’t that interested in going to college as a teen, but still went, I might have a balanced perspective on the matter for those who are contemplating going (or forcing their kids to/not to go). Continue reading →
I met a young woman named Laura last weekend. She was on the riverwalk, where I had been sitting and praying, taking photos. Continue reading →
Last year was a phenomenal year for me when it comes to reading. I see so much growth in my knowledge and ability to focus as a result of how much I read last year. I don’t think I’ve read this much since I was in the 6th grade! So, I want to keep it going. Originally, my goal was to read one more book than I did last year, but I think I want to tweak that goal
a little bit a lot. My reading goals for this year will be met by reading articles between now and May. If I find this to be effective, then I’ll continue it throughout the year. This doesn’t mean I won’t read any books at all, but I may not read more BOOKS than I read last year (which was 4 or 5 books). Here’s the plan for every week between now and May:
1 NHK News article ( link )
1 Research article ( link / link )
1 Nutrition article ( link / link / link )
3 Pages of my Japanese nutrition book ( link )
For each read, I don’t want to spend more than 1.5 hours at a time reading. I also want to write a short summary for each (in English), record a vlog of myself summarizing, or I will just take notes as I read. This should be fun and a very achievable goal as long as I keep up with it.
Oh. My. Gosh.
I did not know that the end of the semester could feel this miserable.
I am aware that part of these feelings are just because I am still dealing with the recent event that I endured and I’m shaking off those emotions. However, another part of it is DEFINITELY burn-out. I am just so darn tired of studying. Tired of flipping through these darn books. I’m tired of going to certain classes that I think aren’t benefit me. I guess the “issue” could also be the strong anticipation I’m having right now for my winter vacation. I’m just over it.
I know I’ve got to stop saying things like “I’m tired” of this and “done with” that. It’s not good. It’s just a bunch of negative energy that I end up allowing into my life. I’m just not exactly in my happy place these days and it’s made worse by all of these end of the semester shenanigans. But you know what, to end this on a positive note:
- I am healthy
- I am safe
- I am on track to graduate ON TIME
- I am in excellent academic standing
- I have 3 days of class left
- I’m finally feeling positive feelings about work again
- I have a very large, loving support system
So yeah, the future is bright. I have got to start thinking about this when those negative thoughts try creeping into my head. I’m already trying to overcome this by thanking God for every, tiny or large, blessing I have- first thing in the morning.
Everything is going to work out great…!
Oh, and soon I will be flooding my wonderful blog with posts. I’m so excited. I’ve got some ideas and projects that I want to share and work on during my upcoming free time. Included in that is definitely fixing up this blog!