Could it be, could it be, could it be that Elisia has returned to the blogging world? *sparkly eyes*
I’ve been out of this for too long. Ever since I got married, got a job, I just couldn’t find the time for anything. Not to mention the boy always tells me to stop wasting my time on leisurely things. To make things worse, work got more demanding with long hours and assignments that never seemed to end. Now that I’ve quit my job, I get more breathing space to do the things I’ve neglected so much. Of course, during this time I’ll also be looking for my next job, but at least I can go back to this place…something that I started years ago and am unwilling to give up no matter how many times it seems it has died.
Here are some things I plan to do during this break:
- Get back on track with my health
It’s easy to forget to drink water when you’re really busy. People can tell me that it’s no excuse, but it happened. I would sit at my desk, work on my assignments and just not find the right moment to leave my desk to get more water or even go to the loo. Wait a minute, I don’t even feel the urge to pee coz I don’t drink enough water. As a result, I got constipated. It could be four to five days before I actually felt the urge to go to the loo. I feel my body is really all whacked up. I have this persistent pimple problem on my back which I suspect is coz my body is not releasing toxins as it should be. I also suspect that it’s causing me to put on weight and for some strange reason, not get sick too. Anyway, I’ve been watching my water and food intake now that I’m at home most of the time. Have also started some sort of exercise routine with jogging twice to thrice a week. I really need to watch my health especially since I plan to have a kid later.
- Keep up with close friends
I am sad to say that I’ve neglected some of the people who are dear to me. I always knew that both work and friends were important, but somehow work took over my life. This fact only hit me real hard when I attended a leadership course and one of the topics was about self-renewal and relationships. It made me pause and think about the important people in my life and how much time I’m actually spending with them. I do not want to cut out these people from my life as they have always stood by me — through the good and bad times.
- Plan the wedding reception
We are the weird couple. We do things in reverse or in any order we like. Even though we decided we did not want to have the usual Chinese banquet, I still would like to spend my special moment with my loved ones. It is my way of saying thanks. Date has been settled…in June. We are also not having a traditional photoshoot/wedding album thing since we decided what for pay so much for an album that’ll probably end up under the bed. But…but…I still want to have beautiful pictures of me and the boy taken and displayed. So I’ve decided to create my own album. The boy has stated very clearly that planning this is my task since he did all the planning work for renovating our place. This is gonna be tough, but I hope it goes well. Yikes.
- Find a new job
That goes without saying. Period.
- Watch some anime
Or rather plow through the growing list of anime. Compared to dramas, I find anime easier to watch as the episodes are shorter and well…anime guys are so much cuter. Oh no, am I turning into some weird otaku? Anyway, be prepared…coz there will be some weird kyaa-ing posts soon. I’m 28 and married, but I think I can have some private space to fantasise and have some kyaa moments right?
- Read some books/manga
I have quite a collection of non-fiction and manga begging to be read. Also need to complete them so I have more space for new ones. I reposted this stats fact thing on Facebook recently. I realised that I’m forgetting quite a bit of what I learnt in Stats class. Got me all fired up to revisit what I have forgotten. It is true that I like analysing numbers even if I’m not like pro at it. It’s comforting to work with numbers and find out what they mean. Numbers never lie. And they are so much easier to handle than people’s emotions. I hate how work became like a game. Those who knew how to play it moved forward and up the ladder, while people like me just seemed to be caught in a neverending loop.
- Do some cross-stitch
I have a few kits that I’ve not completed. Hope to find some time to do them…bit by bit. Right now this is quite low priority. We’ll see…
And of course while I do all this, I have my wifely duties to fulfill as well (e.g. clean the house, cook, iron clothes, etc.)
Wish me good luck!