Week in Review: Back to 'Normalcy'

July 23, 2018

Hi there!! Long time no talk (again). I got back over a week ago now from my trip to Italy. More on that hopefully later this week if my computer allows; unfortunately, I've been having more of the same issues 😫 Possessed screens and random crashes.

In the meantime, I wanted to recap the days since my return, getting back into the groove of "normal" life. I use quotation marks here because as I said last month it's a completely unnatural and not-so-normal feeling right now to be so...idle. I've been juggling crossing errands of my made-up to-do list especially as I have to move out of my apartment at the end of the month but also chilling and enjoying the last free time I have before starting work.   
  • The day I arrived I had dinner (thankfully Asian food!!!) with my family. I found out when I was abroad that I passed the rest of my CPA accountancy exams! So they surprised me with a celebratory chocolate cake for dessert. 
  • Got some grocery shopping done, which never felt so good. 
  • Settled back into cooking in my own kitchen! Delicious pan fried salmon with sweet potato mash and curry powder dusted roasted cauliflower. Yum yum yum! 
  • Finished Season 1 of The Office. I know I'm extremely late to the party but better late than never. 
  • Made several hour-long phone calls with friends across the world to catch up after weeks of being gone.
  • Went through and purged my closet. Finally got rid of a bunch of clothes I've had since my high school days -- probably 6 or 7 years old. My bad. 😳
  • Went apartment hunting. Though I'll be moving out of my apartment, I'll be living back home with my parents for a bit before my new lease begins. It's been years since I have lived with them for this long of a period so stay tuned for how that'll go.  
  • Started to pack up for said move from my current apartment.
  • Tried my very hardest not to fall asleep at this yoga nidra class. I came into the class expecting a flow + meditation combo but found out it was going to be entirely meditation this time. Definitely interesting concept but was honestly not as enjoyable as it wasn't what I was wanting out of a class.
  • Watched Land Before Time at a local old school theater. Sometimes after re-watching movies from your childhood can end with disappointment. This was not the case; it was just as great -- or even better than I remember it being.

Happy Monday (and Bachelorette day) y'all. 😊

What have you been watching, TV or movie wise?
Do you have a hard time of letting go of things from years ago? Have you heard of or tried yoga nidra?

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  1. Congrats on your CPA's, indeed! A much deserved chocolate cake.
    6 or 7 year old clothes? That ain't nothin to be embarrassed about. I've got clothes that are around 12 or 13 years old in my closet. And yeah, I still wear 'em.
    Best of luck at home with your parents for a few days. I'll be excited to hear more about your Italy trip!

    1. Thank you so much Joyce!
      Glad I'm not alone in the older clothes club. :D

  2. Congrats on passing your CPA accountancy exams!

    Love, love, love yoga nidra! I can understand being disappointed if you were expecting a workout, but I usually come away from those classes relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the world.

    1. Thank you!
      It was definitely a unique experience. Almost like I was in sleep limbo.

  3. Land Before Time! In a theatre!? That's awesome!

    Welcome back darling. It sounds like the time between now and your move is going to be quite filled. Hope its a nice balance of exciting productivity and also catching up on down time and friend time you missed while away.

    1. Right?!! Knew I had to go see it! It's been ages.
      And thank you, Cora. Ready to back into finding balance.

  4. Congratulations on passing your exams! Wonderful news and a chocolate cake to celebrate. The best!