2018 Resolutions (Delayed)

I have a tendency to start writing something and then it gets drafted and I forget to post it.  So that is my first resolution:

Resolution 1: Follow through.
Whether it’s a text message, a blog entry, an application, whatever! I will follow through with it.

Resolution 2: Weight Loss
Yup. Back on the list. I have been through a lot with this one. One year I gained a lot and then next I lost it. Last year, I gained a lot again. Whether it was stress, diet, hormonal, or lack of exercise — it will not be repeated. I admit I am more than 160lbs. That’s bad. My final goal is to be between 120-130. If I get down to 140, I’ll be pleased. If I plateau at 135, I’ll be still quite happy.
How will I change this? I’ve already started watching what I’m eating. I’m cooking for myself again and tracking how much I’m eating and when.
I’m going to also give myself 30 day food challenges. 30 Days with no pizza. The next 30 with no Mexican food, etc. Let’s see how long that lasts. Taco Tuesday will rue the day.

Resolution 2.5: Exercise
To follow up the weight loss through diet, I am also challenging myself to be more active again. In Korea, I had hills and stairs to climb every day. I didn’t drive as often, so I wasn’t as lazy. Being back in Orlando, I don’t have the natural inclines or the beautiful hiking options. But I do have lakes and water, along with a new paddleboard. I want to get a few hours of paddling in a week if I can (weather permitting). I’m also going to take advantage of ‘New Student’ specials offered by gyms and fitness studios. The first will be 40 days $40 Power Yoga. The next will be 30 day Barre classes. Having these near to my work will allow me to keep to a schedule while avoiding traffic. Let’s see how it goes.

Resolution 3: Make that money!
My new job is wonderful. But no lie, it does NOT pay very well. True, I get paid better than others in my position at the company, but it’s just not that much!! So I need to get back my passion projects. Voice acting and massage therapy. Today I reapplied for my Florida massage license. As soon as I’m done with this cold, I hope to start my voice over demos again and start auditioning. I need additional income one way or another.

Resolution 4: Stick with the Blogging!!
That was my resolution last year and I SUCKED at it. In fact, I went the ENTIRE year without a single blog post. Luckily, I’ve started a new blog that is not connected with this one. If you are interested in checking it out, I ask that you contact me privately. It’s not meant for everyone. Not yet at least.
I hope that I have some new experiences I can share via WittyLMT as well.

Resolution 5: Visit 2 new places this year!
In the past, I have said that I will visit 2 new countries. That maybe more difficult now that I’m state-side and not making the money I did before, and living in a higher-cost-of-living location. This year, I’d like to visit 2 places in the US that I’ve never been. Considering that I’ve barely been around the US, this should be easy. Let’s rack up some mileage points, hey?

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Paint happy!

I really love art. I love all sorts of art. I like to draw and paint. I enjoy coloring and decorating. I have fun with arts and crafts. I even enjoy making my food look like art (and then i have to reheat it).

 

Anyway, it saddens me to say I have not painted anything for at least 6 months. I used to have so much inspiration. Mind you,  I lived in, on, or near a beach before. But even in cities I find such beauty to be inspired by. I don’t know if it’s the teaching that has kept me from producing art or if it’s the cold weather? I have had severe writer’s block too! Well, I write, but I haven’t written outside of my blogs in ages. My poor diary thinks I hate it. And I should have filled my ‘I cant sleep’ book by now.. but instead I just lay there.

Maybe I need to get out more.

Luckily, an awesome aussie here who produces RIDICULOUSLY GOOD paintings had me join an art group on facebook with a daily art ‘challenge’. In the past few days, I have drawn, written, and crafted. Yesterday I bought a 20 pack of paint … I cant wait to crack it open. If the weather wasn’t shit, I would go outside and paint. But seriously..snow? Rain? cold? what was i thinking?

 

Korean students are rarely creative. They often just copy plots or pictures from the internet instead of using their imagination. I wonder if this is rubbing off on me. My often vivid imagination seems to just stay a blur. Maybe a weekend adventure is needed. I do technically live close to the coast.

 

Let’s see what I can do, hey? Time to get paint happy

 

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