Aloha, my dearest friends. It has been one week since I got the keys to my apartment. I have completely moved in, unpacked, and everything is going quite well. I was even able to resume my attempt in cooking. If you try to make anything that I share, I'd love to hear from you! Some … Continue reading Diary 8 – Mischief Managed.
Anyone who knows me knows that I don't really know my way around a kitchen. Every time I decide that I'm going to finally do it, something comes up and I stop. Or I get intimidated. Enough enough enough. No more kitchen-hogging roommates, long vacations, or laziness getting in the way. Onward we tread into … Continue reading Cooking Challenge Day 1: Butternut Squash Pasta.
To anyone that recognized the Radiohead reference, I love you. Last week my anxiety hit an all time high. I honestly don't think I've ever been so stressed out about everything, but things seem to have turned around. Last Friday I was approved for an apartment that is in the same building as my last … Continue reading Diary 7 – Jigsaw Falling into Place.
It's been nearly a month now since I got back. Life is fading back into normalcy. Slowly but surely. With each day it feels more and more like I never left. But my anxiety is ever increasing. The new job I started that I'd expressed concern over has actually turned around quite drastically. I was … Continue reading Diary 6 – Hitting a Wall.
Now that I've nearly completed three weeks back in the US, obtained a job, and am in the process of resettling my life that I basically threw into a fan - it's time to seek shelter. Before leaving, I transferred the remaining couple of months of my lease into my friend's name. I've lived in … Continue reading Diary 5 – The Apartment Hunting Begins.
'Ello again old chaps. Monday I started my new job and it was a disaster from the beginning. The entirety of my job history has been in insurance, and this is completely irrelevant. I've been studying physics this last week and learning how to calculate base curves and about light rays and yada yada yada. … Continue reading Diary 4 – First Week and Old Pictures.
On Saturday I did a 5k in Decatur with my sister. 'Penguin in the Park'. There were no penguins. Though it was delightfully warm. This 5k is also run in snow or rain, neither of which I would probably participate in. I ran about half of it because it's winter and cold air hurts my … Continue reading Diary 3 – Starting the New Job and Running a 5k.
Long before this trip gone awry, I volunteered successfully in India. It was the summer of 2014 and I was planning my third annual winter Indian vacation. Sounds quite exciting when you phrase it that way, doesn't it. I was reflecting on myself and how privileged I am to be able to go for … Continue reading Volunteering in India.
One of the largest hurdles of my return was finding a new job. I haven't had a job that I actually liked for about a year and a half and I just came from a gap in employment, so I wasn't sure how difficult it would be since that's generally frowned upon. I got back … Continue reading Diary 2 – Getting a Job.
I've been back in the US for 4.5 days. Four and a half days. I don't think I'm going to be sharing these posts publicly on facebook anymore, but I'm not going to stop writing them. It's relaxing to reflect on things and much faster than writing by hand. Plus I hate the clutter of … Continue reading Diary 1 – Settling Back In.