January 09, 2015

The CUTEST Socks!

Over the last few weeks I accidentally became obsessed with everything Bath & Body Works, and also with socks. So my mom and I went on a spree and now I have way too many candles (just kidding, can you ever have too much?) and I also bought the CUTEST socks. They are so soft and I love walking around the house in them. If there are any other places you know I could get cute socks, please let me know! :)

January 02, 2015

Breakfast for One! + New Year's Resolution

For most of my Christmas Break, my parents usually went to work before I woke up (at 10, since I slept really late), therefore I've been making my breakfast more often now. This probably isn't the MOST healthy I can be, but I just really wanted that cookie in the bottom right hand corner. Anyway, it's as simple as it looks, I just toasted some bread and sliced 1/2 an avocado and topped it all off with a sunny-side up egg.

As I'm writing this I realize how close I am to returning to school again and I can't help but moan about it. This break has been the only time that I've relaxed since school started and I seriously don't want to go back especially since I already know about the 5 tests and huge essay I have coming up. Not to mention having to study for my midterms that start in about two weeks. Time to go back to my coffee addiction...

Anyway, I went back to my old post from last year and saw this:

My New Year's Resolutions:
1. Maintain this blog for as long as I can humanly do
2. Try and comment more on other blogs
3. Volunteer more
4. Get a freaking job
5. Get my Learners'
6. Just keep on keepin' on........

You must be wondering(or not) whether or not I completed any of those resolutions. I think I've done a mediocre job at maintaining this blog, and I'm quite satisfied with my own revamping of it as well. Towards the end of the year however, I realized that it isn't as fun to review books any more, and so TODAY, I just want to put it out there that the book reviews will most likely stop. HOWEVER, that does not mean that I won't rave about a good book when I come across one. Furthermore, I'm trying to start cooking my own meals more often, so there will most likely be a lot more updates as I'm mastering the culinary arts (kidding).

Although I definitely failed on my second resolution, my third resolution has been expertly resolve, if I do say so myself. First of all, I volunteered at the Ice on Whyte Festival in January, then at the Silver Skate Festival in February, the Mother's Day Walk & Run in May, and The Underwear Affair in June. In the summer, I volunteered at a church day camp for a week with preschool students and taught the arts and crafts class (the most chaotic class, so it was pretty challenging but also really fun) ! Starting in April, I also began volunteering as a teacher's assistant for my piano teacher's theory classes, and in September, as a teacher's assistant at a weekend Chinese school. Then to top it all off to make it a great year, I volunteered at a family resource house on the morning of Christmas Eve making breakfast for people in the community. I've been able to seriously connect with my community this year and I've had a lot of fun volunteering at these events.

I also finally got my Learners' so this is a perfect leeway into this year's resolutions. Even though exercise and healthy eating were NOT in my resolutions last year (because I never thought it was possible for me to exercise regularly) I actually ended up getting into all that hoopla and it feels amazing(there will most likely be a blog post coming up on that). So it goes without saying that it's on my list of resolutions this year:
  1. Maintain a healthy lifestyle
  2. Continuing volunteering and giving back to the community
  3. Get licensed 
  4. Rejuvenate my love for photography and conquer the 365 Days Challenge
  5. Hang out with my friends more
  6. Save money (I've overspent on a bunch of stuff last year, whoops)
  7. Be more positive and believe in myself
Sorry for such a long post, to be honest, it could have been much longer but I decided not to elaborate too much on each of my resolutions. So this year with all of those resolutions, I just want to focus on being happy and finding ways to relax even if it means procrastinating once in a while. As for keepin' on, there have been several times last year where I seriously had regrets about a few things, but thanks to my friends, I was able to persevere.