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! 

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

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  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.

  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.

  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!

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