Weeks 2 and 3:Futile attempt at organizing my life

This week had highs and lows, the “education” in education abroad really came out and I spent the whole second week with assignments. I attempted to get my life on track by balancing academics, health and socializing. This attempt started out strong as I got familiar with the gym, however, after two days I was back into my lazy ways, so it’s a good thing this is not a fitness blog, then I’d be failing everyone. Things continued going relatively south as I got drawn into the monotony of class, sleep, eat, repeat. Continuing the attempt to organize my life, I decided to buy a book with this same title (see picture below) thinking that this will be my redemption. So far, the pages are filled with to do boxes all of which are empty.

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In week 3, after my hefty workload, I decided to try to visit a new place every week in Nottingham and take more pictures as I would face a lengthy lecture from my mother if I did not. I visited the Nottingham Wheel located in the heart of Nottingham and in visiting I learned that, I had not gotten over my fear of heights and continuously questioned what did I do as I wobbled in what felt like 1000 feet from the ground. The following day I visited a youth group meeting in which I made some new connections and received a very powerful message. I really try to venture out as much as I can because it is important to not stay in your comfort zone, and my comfort zone is usually staying in my room watching netlfix, eating a bag of popcorn and avoiding other forms of communication. I definitely escaped my comfort zone here, as when I arrived, it was a dance and lyric battle which little ol’ me was not expecting, it was like walking out a door into a crowd expecting you to perform. How do you overcome a fear of being put on the spot? say you’re the video person, it does wonders. Nevertheless, I had fun. In the future, I do hope to tick off some of those boxes, but for now it will continue to be a futile attempt at organizing my life.

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Off topic, I also began taking a lot of landscape pictures which I have fallen in love with, even walking the same path everyday it feels like a new scene. Who new trees could be so beautiful with the right sun. Until next week, please enjoy this quote.

 

The only way to make a habit is to start. Starting comes from relinquishing what the mind does not think it can do, and conditioning it to believe it can. – Ulani

 

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