Quarterly Wrap-Up: January – March 2023

We’re trying something new here! Instead of doing monthly wrap-ups as I usually do, I thought it would be better to do a wrap-up for each quarter of the year. Even though I have an inconsistent blogging schedule, I want to write at least 1 post a month, just to stay a little active once a month. But I thought if I did monthly wrap-ups, I might end up only writing a wrap-up for my 1 post of the month, and I don’t know… It doesn’t feel like “real” content, especially because it’s just my life. (And it’s also like, who would care that much about what’s up with me.)

On top of that, not enough is happening in one month anyway, so at least now there’s three months’ worth of stuff to talk about! I will ignore how the bulk of this post is actually just in the reading section… I am realizing how I have no life!

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Catch-Up on What I’ve Been Up to in May & June: Books, TV, and My Trip to Thailand!

It’s been a wild past few months.

May was a whirlwind of exams and stress, and I felt like I barely had any time to do anything other than study or worry or just feel overwhelmed in general by Something. Thankfully, June was the relaxing vacation I needed, and I spent my days happily in a sort of daze, without realizing how much time was passing.

Since I’ve been in and out of blogging, I thought I’d do an overall update to catch up on what I’ve been up to in May and June! I’ll of course recap what media I consumed, including books and TV, but I’ll be doing a mini overview of my trip to Thailand as well. It’s my first time traveling in a while so I wanted to make sure I highlighted it on my blog!!

Note: I’ll be talking about food/showing pictures of food.

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May’s Moments of the Month: April // Studying Took Over Everything

I disappeared yet again… what a surprise! 

I can’t say I didn’t expect this to happen, especially since at the beginning of the year I was like, “There are going to be lots of big upcoming life events this year that will make me less active.” But after I planned out my posts months ahead, I was really hopeful that I would be able to maintain some activity throughout the busier parts!

Clearly, that didn’t happen. I would say I’m sorry, but I’m trying not to apologize for doing things that I needed to do. I disappeared because of exams that I had to study for, and doing that sucked up all my energy and I barely did anything substantial throughout the month.

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May’s Moments of the Month: March // Finally, Some Relaxation!!

Isn’t it crazy how we’re already going into the first quarter of the year?

Maybe it’s because I have Big Personal Life Things coming up in May, but I feel like the beginning of the year has whizzed by and I can barely catch my breath. And part of the reason March passed by so quickly for me was because—I did nothing!!

Okay, I did do things. I did a lot of things, in fact, like read and labor over school assignments and even WRITE… But I mostly remember March as a month where I mostly got to rest. And thank god for that! I’ve really needed it.

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Goodbye 2021: 2021 Goals Check-In & My New Goals for 2022

It’s one of my favorite parts of the new year: seeing how I failed my goals!

Jokes, jokes. I actually really like reflecting on my year, even if I didn’t do as much as I’d hoped to, as well as setting goals for the new year. There’s always something very lovely—and funny—about the undying hope I have for myself and my abilities each year, despite all the failures.

I did not achieve most of my 2021 goals. And I’m okay with it! Of course, I would’ve loved if I had accomplished more, but all of my goals have the same ultimate goal: to make me feel satisfied. And I felt that way in 2021 without these things, which I think is actually quite cool of me. (I still want to achieve my goals though.)

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