One week was spent battling an unexpected bout of stomach flu. I am wondering whether it was the flies in a newly opened Peranakan restaurant or the dirty public swimming pool I went that was the main cause. Anyway, I wasn't able to eat for three to four days and had to spend another $57 out of my own pocket to see a doctor.
Another week was spent sending portfolios to other magazines and websites for part-time/freelance writing jobs. Finally one responded and I felt comfortable working with them. Another responded too, but I feel that writing about celebrities' plastic surgery (without their acknowledgement nor approval) is pretty dangerous and not worth it. Obviously, whoever came up with this site may face potential legal actions if the site gains online traction. I would not want to be part of that.
While waiting for responses from freelance jobs, volunteer organisations and the letter preparation, I became lazy and decided to watch chinese dramas and japanese animes for a week!!! This was the first time I became so utterly indulgent in such sedentary activities. To make matters worse, my phone was down (thank god once again I already had a job offer on hand) and I could not jog nor engage in exercise without my phone.
I kinda regretted not spending the time on thinking of a new story line for my second book after undergone a dramatic episode in a startup with the most ridiculous bosses (I thought I had, but there is always someone who can outwin I guess), using some time to read up on wacom and inkscape to start creating some illustrations (but the motivation is not there... sigh... I really need to invest more time). And spend time revising my japanese!!!!
I ushered in 2015 with procrastination and laziness, and I have been losing the battle for the first month of the new year. I must overcome this.
Ok another challenge that I have created for myself to overcome is my first camping trip!!! The hiking meetup group that I joined has finally organised a camping trip at Sisters' Island. No matter what event I have on that weekend, I am determined to put this as priority. The challenge comes from pitching the tent. But I am super glad that after waiting for a year, my wish is finally coming true!!!!! Praise the God (it is generic here)!
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