It’s been a while. How are things with you? My side has been a little hectic(or maybe it’s only in my head, ‘cos it sure does feel like it). Recently, I found out that my friend from highschool is getting MARRIED! Natalya’s younger than me, so I’m a little surprised. Nineteen, to be exact. It’s not unheard of, I know, but I’m like, Where’s the rush?? She’s known the guy for only a few months and she’s decided to marry him? Sure sounds like she’s jumping into things. The fiancé’s also much older than her. I do hope she’s picked the right guy. Natalya’s known to be a little too spontaneous, so I hope she won’t regret this decision. All the same, I wish her plenty of luck and happiness for their union! Although, I am mildly disappointed that she didn’t tell any of us(our old group of friends). I mean, this is big news. Oh well.
Moving on, I think I’ve bitten too much than I can chew with all the new goals I’ve created for myself. My side-project, updating my blog, keeping up with the news, following other blogs, answering emails, chatting to old friends, maintaining my social media, watching TV shows, doing chores, studying two online courses, crocheting and browsing for yarn online. Phew! That’s a lot. Maybe too much. I know the key to keeping your resolutions is moderation but having been doing nothing for the past year, and possibly longer, while everyone’s going places and achieving new things has made me feel like a useless git. I needed to switch up my gears and do something. Getting lost on social media has not helped any. I always thought that all those articles aimed at helping procrastinators were not written for me. Whenever I saw one I would think, Tch. That’s not for me. I don’t procrastinate. But now, I’ve finally come to the realisation that I most certainly do procrastinate(I like to reflect on my actions and try to understand why I do what I do). I’ve got to schedule my activities more realistically. Oh, and on top of all that I want to get down to reading some books I’ve got sitting in a bag since last year. And here I am calling myself a ‘lover of reading’! Pshhh. I should go and change that in my profile before anyone accuses me of lying.
For today’s dinner my Mom made a smashing dish of Cumin Mutton. I don’t think Yasmin has ever cleaned out her plate so fast(on account of the incessant flow of talk we always have during a meal).
Anyhow, I think I’ll stop here for today. It wasn’t a very positive letter but it has appeased my frustration a bit, so that’s a good thing! For me, anyways! Hehe. Write next time then.
P.S. The weather here has dropped significantly, of late. It’s so low(well, for Beijing anyway) that there’s ice on the window panes! The wind isn’t helping any, either. Some sources say that it hit -30℃ last night, contrary to the -15℃ the weather forecast stated. This is just going to be added incentive for everyone to skeedaddle out of the country during the Spring Festival holidays. Beijing’s going to look like the scenes from the movie ‘I Am Legend’. Like a ghost town. *Cough* Give me this chance to be overly-dramatic, please. Thank you. Also, if you haven’t noticed already, I tend to switch between American and British spellings of certain words. I hope you won’t mind. 😁
“A day can make all the difference between winning or losing.”