Hello, 2018! This is my first coffee date in a while and I honestly don’t know where to start. The last coffee date we’ve had was almost two months ago and a lot has changed since then. So why don’t we go sit by the window and have a little chat?
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about my early days and long nights. I’m back working at the office again. With traffic everywhere in the city, I have no time for all the things I had time for before like reading books, watching K-dramas, blogging, and exercise. It’s disappointing but I’m telling myself to look at a bright side – even if it’s incredibly difficult to find one.
If we were having coffee, I’d ask are you ready for the biggest event in my life? I sure am not ready for it but I’m winging it. I only know one thing and that is if I had to spend my life with another man, it would be him. He is an amazing person and I love that he makes me want to be amazing as well. I want to better myself and be the best partner I could be for him. I am just thankful for everything – his love, his acceptance, his patience, and his promise to be with me through thick and thin. This sounds so cheesy but give me this, lol. I’m just thankful for him and I can’t wait to start the rest of my new life with him (also to stop this wedding planning).
If we were having coffee, I’d share with you guys that I met one of my blogger friends, Teesh. We work for the same company and since it was the new year I challenged myself to finally introduce/show myself to her. I was so scared and nervous because I hate meeting new people. BUT it was quite enjoyable because it felt like meeting an LDR friend. She knew almost everything in my life (and so do I with hers) and I’d like to think that it went well. I hope this courage of meeting new people sticks with me for a couple of more months or years.
If we were having coffee, let me state the obvious. I made changes to my blog again. I tried to maintain two blog sites. One for my personal posts and the other for my k-beauty posts. Which explains my new domain. I had high hopes for my k-beauty blog but I flushed that plan down the drain. I’ve been thinking a lot and I realized that I want to do this blogging thing right. If I want to do this right, I have to focus on the content rather than on the potential money I could earn.
If we were having coffee, I’d actually say that I’m pretty happy with my move back to WordPress. Besides from the simplicity of it all, I love that writing for this blog doesn’t pressure me at all. It all seems more natural. I don’t know, maybe it’s from the lack of views (during the move I think I lost some readers and Google rating, SEO, whatever you want to call that). With fewer views, I’m back to writing for myself. Of course, it is also challenging me to up my views again but honestly, with or without views, I really just want to overshare about my life.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that when the year started, Victoria made her intense 2017 Roundup. I was fricking jealous by the time I finished clicking all her links and reading her posts. She has extensively collated her 2017 bests. It was so concise I wanted to have one. But because I know myself well enough to know I couldn’t keep track of everything I’ve read, ate, seen, watched, liked, or favorited within a year I thought, I’d post it here in the bottom of my coffee chats.
Faves for January 2018.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The XX on KEXP (EXCITED FOR NEXT MONTH’S CONCERT!!)
From Neil Gaiman’s Journal: All I Know About Love
How I Lost 25 Pounds (shameless self-plug)
BBC Radio 4’s – Anansi Boys
The XX – Seasons Run
Paramore – Rose Colored Boy
The Killers – Out of My Mind
Rire’s Luxe Slim Eyebrow in Grey Brown
*for my brother’s girlfriend*