Week in Review: Staying Busy

June 18, 2018


This marked my first week of "freedom" after the craziness of the CPA exams. It is an absolutely weird feeling having nothing to actually do. I slept in (well, by my standards aka past 9am) for the first time in ages. I am catching up on shows without as much guilt. However, over the years, I've realized I'm the type of person who needs to be busy; if not, I get anxious. I feel unproductive. Definitely something I'm working on improving, practicing stillness and doing nothing.

Until then, here's what else I did to keep myself busy this past week c/o Meghan's Week in Review.

  • Attended the book club meet-up for the month. We read or for most of us reread Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Usually not a big fan of rereading books but I hadn't picked it up since I first finished the series years ago. So I had forgotten how easy it was to read HP books. 
  • Spent some time volunteering at the animal shelter. There's nothing like playing with puppies. 
  • Toured even more apartments. T-minus 4 days to make a decision 😩
  • Went to the Fort Worth Zoo and American Art museum. Still iffy on how I feel about zoos but overall was a good time. Favorite exhibits were probably the Australian animals and the penguins! Loved the American Art museum though! Especially this one display made of rainbow strings (see picture above). 
  • Met up with a friend for brunch last Saturday and another time a couple of friends for lunch during the week. Definitely going to miss this sort of thing when we all start working full-time. Gotta enjoy these moments while I can. 
  • Watched Lion King the musical!! Gorgeous sets and costumes. I couldn't help but sing along to Hakuna Matata. Perfect timing too for going to the zoo just a few days earlier. 
  • Played and won Mario Kart, Call of Duty and Settlers of Catan on a double date with my sister.  Got tacos too for dinner as game fuel. 
  • Posted May's recent eats. Better late than never!
  • Celebrated my sister's birthday a tad early yesterday with a surprise party though she saw it coming. Obviously I'm a terrible liar. We got ramen then played a couple rounds of lazer tag. 
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Hoping to post something later this week before I head out of the country. But until then have a lovely week ahead! 

Questions:
What's your favorite zoo animal?
Do you like re-reading books?
Surprise parties -- yay or nay?

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6 comments

  1. What a fun and fabulous week. You had so many spirited activities and tasty vittles and sleeping until 9 am....I'm jealous and happy for you. You've worked hard the past few years. Enjoy it.

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  2. I'm trying to plan some sort or surprise for Dan's birthday this weekend. Planning those things are hard. Wish me luck.

    I'm not sure what I think about zoos. But Lion King!? I'd see that show every day if I could!

    Enjoy the business, but also the non business. We need both.

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  3. yay to re reading books and surprise parties!! good luck with the apartment search. i hope to volunteer at an animal shelter this summer too!

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    1. Thanks Alyssa!
      Hope you get some puppy time too.

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