It’s halfway through the year and we continue to move forward in 2015. How has it been for me so far?
I did not finish school this year; I dropped my courses in February upon learning that I have become stuck in a predicament regarding my academic record.
However, taking a break has been such a great relief. After sending in my academic petition, great mental stress has been alleviated.
I plan to go back for early childhood studies in 2016 or 2017, depending on my financial status at the time.
Currently, I am on a family trip out-of-town for the Canada Day holiday.
I have a few books about my current hometown and I plan to visit points of interests and explore the city before I move out of the apartment in the fall.
Black Apron (Work)
I have been separated from Starbucks in February, giving me more free time to myself for a couple months. It has been quite boring for a while, but that quietness from school & work has really helped me put things into perspective.
During this break, I applied to various places and tried again with my transfer request with Cineplex. Indigo hired me the same week Cineplex approved my request. I am now loving my jobs. (Also, I’ve got the best perks: free movies & a great discount on books & lifestyle products!)
I am currently waiting on an interview for a supervisory role at Cineplex. (My managers have expressed their delight and appreciation at my hard work.)
Yoga: Strength & Flexibility
It is unfortunate that I took the Blu Matter Project for granted. I allowed depression to take over my life and control me. However, when my BMP access expired, I signed up for the Energy Exchange program in which I help out at the studio as a receptionist in exchange for free yoga classes.
I also participated in Cassey Ho’s The Stretch Project in June, completing 9 out of 30 daily stretches.
#TheStretchProject Day 13: I forgot to turn my head down for the pictures, but I redo the stretches after some pics anyway so I'll fix my form then 😊 #treepose #sideplank @poppilatesofficial @blogilates Dress up and doll up for yourself. Never succumb to society's pressure. When you feel good about yourself, you look good no matter what you wear. #qotd
This month, I am determined to complete the Journey to Splits challenge.
This goal has been impossible for now due to financial constraints, but I will be speaking with my doctor about ESAs (emotional support animals) and see if that will be a good option for me.
Love Yourself Again Blog
Since Blogging 101 in February, I’ve made great progress in updating my blog, but I’ve slid down a slippery slope once I became busy with my two jobs.
Moving forward, I aim to be more organized with my posting using an editorial calendar.
Seeing the Present
Many things have changed in half a year: from no work to a lot of hours at work, from being a bum at home to going out for movies by myself or with friends, from states of confusion to a clearer picture of what I want in life.
Envisioning the Future
From here on out, meditation will be a key component of how I would keep myself on track for my goals.
In no particular order, here are some of my goals for the rest of the year:
It’s sad that I am essentially poor in my 20s in spite of all the hours I’ve put in working for a total of 10 years. Being money smart is a matter of principle. It is time to take charge.
Main concerns: eating and sleeping habits.
Spending time practising yoga, stretching, and working out at home is also a priority.
Mental and Emotional Development
These go in tandem with each other. For each day I grow, I get closer to being fully in control of any mental illness that plagues me.
As of now, I look forward in focusing with my part-time jobs and growing with these wonderful companies. I would love to climb the management ladder and be more involved in the theatre’s and bookstore’s operations beyond what I do now as a front-end customer experience representative.
May it be with friends or family, reaching out regularly to people I care would be a tremendous stress-reliever and character builder. It is an essential part of being human.
With the editorial calendar I’ve created for my blog, I have decided to re-evaluate my weekly e-newsletters. I’d like to focus my posts on Love Yourself Again with more helpful entries rather than just random rant and rave.
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This weekend, I will be telling you all about my family trip to the Waterfalls City!