Hey guys! Since we’re heading into the middle of 2018 I wanted to look back at the resolutions that I made for this year. I want to see how far a long I’ve come and what I haven’t been able to accomplish and why. Resolutions are usually made to be broken so let’s see how I did this time around.
FOCUS ON FEEDING MY BODY MORE GRAINS, FISH AND LEAN MEATS. ALSO VITAMINS!
Before I left to Korea last year I went ahead and got a much needed physical with blood work. Everything was looking pretty average except for my cholesterol. Well, my cholesterol’s average was fine but the LDL by itself was a point or two higher than it should be. I know it’s probably not a big deal but I don’t want it to progress into a problem that needs medication anytime soon. Overall I think I’ve been doing a pretty good job (with the help of my super cook husband ♥) at eating better and less than I used to. That was really the only thing I could change currently since I already exercise 5-6x a week. I’m not a smoker and I don’t drink regularly. I’m hoping to see a lowered LDL at the end of this year. I’ve also included a women’s multi-vitamin into my diet since I’m not 21 anymore haha~
LEARN KOREAN & NO READING HANGUL ISN’T ENOUGH
So this resolution has been a resolution for as long as I can remember, at least a decade I’m sure. It’s a tough one because I feel like my brain only has so much room and I already know English and Spanish fluently. My Spanish has been deteriorating over the years when it comes to talking (my understanding is fine though). I’m worried that It will become worse as I learn a third language. I know the brain is a wondrous thing but it’s just the little things I worry about. This year I’ve actually buckled down and started studying in hopes that I can take the first TOPIK test by the beginning of next year.
I always thought just being able to read Hangul was amazing in itself and that I would somehow manage but that is just wrong on so many levels. I know that writing and talking will come to me at a slower rate but my main goal is to gain understanding.
BE A GOOD SUPPORT SYSTEM TO MY HUSBAND WHILE HE FURTHERS HIS EDUCATION
Moving to Gainesville has been rough on us in different ways. For me it’s being placed in a po’dunk southern-ish city and not knowing anyone. My husband’s stress factors are more to do with school and internships for our future. Am I a good support system? I don’t know but I hope I’m doing okay for him. We’re in a tough time in our lives and we only have each other to lean on so I think we’re doing the best with what’s been thrown at us.
MAKE ATLEAST ONE FRIEND IN MY NEW CITY
Over the past 3 or 4 years I’ve pretty much become a recluse, hermit or like the Korean’s say 집수니 (jibsooni). I was hoping to start fresh and make one friend. I didn’t think it would be too hard since there’s plenty of people around my age here since it’s a college town but I was sadly mistaken. I have become so socially inept that even though I went to events in town (such as events for the Korean Student Association) and even tried Friend Apps like BUMBLEBFF it’s still insanely hard for me to relax enough to feel comfortable around most people. My husband has also said that I have put my idea of this friend on a pedestal and so anyone I meet is not good enough. I think it’s almost like I wish I could clone myself and be friends, Is that weird? DEFINITELY. I guess what I mean is that I was hoping to make friends that have very similar interests as me but I think I’m expecting too much from this tiny town. It’s hard for me to even make friends online anymore, everyone is more like an acquaintance than a friend. I don’t know how this will change or how I can change it. I’m justing hoping someone awesome will waltz into my life sometime.
I think the last time I felt like I was part of something was when 아프리카TV GLOBAL was still active and I met a lot of awesome BJs but that eventually fell apart as most things do. I haven’t done a broadcast in a long while. There was just a wholesome vibe to the Global Afreeca compared to the Korean one.
Did you accomplish or fail any of your resolutions this year? Any of them you’re still working on? I’d love to hear about it!