Although summer officially started last Thursday, I’ve been off for a month and teaching “summer school” for the past month. June flew by. I spent a weekend in Boulder, visited Yosemite National Park for the first time, hiked on weekends, and spent free afternoons at the pool or at happy hour. Spend time alone. I chose to spend the last week at home sleeping in and cleaning. … Continue reading June Recap & July Intentions
About 8 years ago, I was 110 pounds and bought my first 2-piece bathing suit. I remember the experience at a TJ Maxx, griping about the loose skin and stretch marks on my belly. I remember wearing it for the first time in the Outer Banks and feeling both good and bad about it. Yesterday, I went swimsuit shopping. My fabric of my old one … Continue reading I bought a 2-piece swimsuit.
My focus used to be about building “self-confidence” and “self-love.” I got it down pretty well, but factor in another person and I lost myself. I had to take breaks to find myself again. I knew I had to figure who I am in a romantic relationship sooner or later especially with the goals I set for myself this year. I didn’t succeed in 3 months of … Continue reading Who Am I (as a Romantic Partner)?
I had an emotionally trying week so I made a list of things I’m grateful for: Working this summer. Otherwise, I’d have too much time on my hands, be bored, and spend too much money entertaining myself. Instead, I’m having fun, learning science, making $, and I get Fridays off. Last week, we went to the CA Science Center and this week, we went to … Continue reading Gratitude on Bad Days
“I am well again, I came to life in the cool winds and crystal waters of the mountains.” The trip filled my life and heart even more. A few months ago, I had a hard time going to solo to San Fran because I felt alone even when I’m surrounded by people. Nowadays, my heart is bursting with joyful feelings that take too many adjectives to describe. … Continue reading Solo Weekend in Yosemite Valley
It’s always satisfying to reflect on past intentions and goals. I found an old bucket list that I’ll share and a new bucket list for the summer and life. Let’s start with my May intentions: Take chances. Spontaneously buy a plane ticket on Tuesday for Thursday? Yeah, I’ll do that. It went so well that I bought another plane ticket to Colorado. See how it went here. … Continue reading May Recap & June Intentions
One of my favorite places in the world is not far away. It’s a sub 2 hour plane ride and often costs me less than $150 for a flight. It’s Colorado. I spent 3 days in Boulder and it felt like one long day. “Time flies when you’re having fun.” What does it take to earn a coveted spot as a “favorite place?” Mountains I … Continue reading What’s in your “favorite place?” (3 days in Boulder)