2016 Goals (sort of)

So I read somewhere that it’s actually bad to share your goals. Saying them out loud causes you to believe that you’ve accomplished something and that you are closer to your goals than you actually are. You end up taking it easy and you may not work as hard to achieve your goals. You may not even achieve them at all! So I won’t be sharing my detailed list of goals for 2016 for this reason. But I will share a list of areas in my life that I will be focusing on this year.

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Life In Seoul

Life here has been hectic to say the least. Since moving to Seoul, it seems like there is always something going on every single day and weekend. My friends and I take trips, go shopping, and go out drinking, and with my coworkers I go to the movies and baseball games and staff dinners. It’s really fun, but boy am I exhausted! It has taken me a long time to settle down and make time for not just the things I like to do, but also the things I need to do. I always feel harried to go grocery shopping or fold laundry or sweep the floor-it always feels like precious time is slipping away and that these things can wait. I have to constantly remind myself that I have 10 months left of my contract and that I will probably stay for a year or two after that- so really, there is no need to rush. With that thought, and considering my mental and physical health, I’ve been taking a break from barhopping and organized excursions and trying to focus more on making my home comfortable, doing my work well, and keeping my mind at ease.

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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: Review and My Konmari Experience

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A little while back, I wrote a post about how I tidied my bedroom and I was pretty pleased with myself. But after reading Marie Kondo’sย The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and using the Konmari method,ย I can say with complete confidence that I have never known what “tidy” was until now. This post will be part-book-review, part-personal-account of my experience.

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Random Little Things

Today I decided to go shopping for some cute notebooks because I figured that would motivate me to get back into language studying (I’ve been taking a rather extended break). But as is my nature, I ended up buying a bunch of different goodies and no notebooks at all! I definitely started off with good intentions, but I’m easily distracted. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I Fixed Up My Room!

This is kind of a random post, but I’m really happy with my room right now. While I was away at college, my room got the usual “storage room” treatment from my family, housing all of their random furniture and knick knacks that they didn’t want elsewhere in the house. After I moved back home, it took me a while to move that stuff out, but I still had a ton of stuff that I needed to sort through.

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