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May Goals: Catching Up

Sooooooo this was a pretty bad month for goals. Missed the last three weeks of goals after having to last minute fly back home to spend time with halmoni. Then I thought I got out of there safely, but I caught the pneumonia that everyone in my family had. I fought it as long as I could. I refused to believe I was sick and went about my business as usual (which happened to include some karaoke.. probably not the best idea). I suppose it eventually caught up to me.

I was hoping that last month and this month would be focused on catching up, but I know health and family comes before going down my check list and getting things done. Plus, I feel awful, so ain’t nobody making me go to the gym.

I guess it’s time to catch up on some tv. Now that’s serious business. :) Parks and Rec is over, and I’m feeling like I need a good replacement. What should I watch next? I’m more into light hearted comedies, but every now and then I get into shows like Breaking Bad. I currently watch Mindy Project & New Girl, and all this talk about Scandal has gotten me curious.

Last month’s highlights on instagram:

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I’ve been trying this new thing where I alternate between squares and horizontally taken photos. It creates a new set of challenges, but it’s a good thing. If you want to follow along daily on instagram (esther’s & jacob).

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Month of Catching Up | Last month's goals.

  1. Try the Couch to 5k running plan. Nope. Did well the first week, and then it was downhill from there. I did manage to walk a mile with my mom, dad, or dog every other day.
  2. Don’t drink diet coke for a month. I technically did this. Although, I did have some cokes and dr peppers instead. It’s not the same, right? I was under a lot of stress. -____-
  3. Read a new book this month. Yes! I read  Le Petit Prince for the first time since high school french class and I’m almost done with Orange is the New Black, a memoir on prison life. It has way less drama than the tv show, but still entertaining nonetheless.
  4. Go on four dates. Got 1/4.
  5. Fill gratitude jar with 4 strips. Yes.
  6. Bake one recipe. No. But I did learn a ton of korean recipes from my mom. Can we do a swap?
  7. One pinterest project. I have two more days, so fingers crossed. I’m going to pick a really simple one.

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  1. Get back to health.
  2. Bake two new recipes.
  3. Read 3 books. Finish Orange, and then I’m thinking about this and finishing this, but I’m still open to suggestions.
  4. Do two new pinterest projects.
  5. Fill gratitude jar with four strips.
  6. Schedule blog posts two weeks in advance since I will be in SF for a week and a half!
  7. Continue Couch to 5k when I start feeling better.
  8. Go on 7 Dates to make up for last month. Wow. Can we make this happen?

Yep. It’s going to be an interesting month.

What’s your current favorite tv show and/or book you would recommend?

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  1. Holly Sosa

    Good luck! Seven dates, I’m jealous! We are lucky to even get one in!

    1. esther julee

      haha same here. Sometimes we go several months without having one when we get too busy, but now that I’ve made it a goal to do 52 dates this year, he has to take me right?? :)

  2. Jess Lizama

    I finally know how to leave a comment, click the post! haha. I love how you practice gratitude, I think I will do this too! Feel better, hope the garlic helped, and for a book, I’ll ask Corrine since she does ALL the reading :D

    1. esther julee

      haha great job figuring it out! :) You should do it too! Maybe I’ll do it as a link up.. I haven’t figured it out yet, bc I am only committed to doing this for 52 weeks. But I’m hoping more people do it with me!

  3. Elizabeth Than

    Sounds like it’s gonna be a busy month full of productivity! I thought setting goals for the gratitude jar and dates were pretty neat. Sometimes we need to be reminded of the little things in life that mean so much more. Good luck!

    1. esther julee

      You should give it a try! :D I’d love to see where it takes you!

  4. Kristen Greene

    Go on 7 dates? Girl your gonna be exhausted! I wen’t on 5 dates within a week and could barely keep my facts straight. It was fun though :)


    1. esther julee

      I can’t imagine. I just put it up there and I’m going to try to stay hopeful.. but I have no idea how I’m gonna pull it off. haha It’s funny how something that’s supposed to be relaxing and fun can turn into a chore and make you exhausted. :P

  5. It sounds like you had a busy month. Taking care of yourself and spending time with your family should definitely come first. You can catch up with the to-do list later. I am on the wait list at the library for Orange is the New Black. I’m excited to read it, even though I haven’t watched the show yet. It’s on my list on Netflix. I highly recommend Scandal! I watched seasons one and two in… six days? That was really fast! But season one is pretty short and I actually spent a day rearranging furniture and had Scandal playing. Now I’m trying to wait until season three is available on Netflix, but I’m not sure I’ll make it until then without buying the episodes. I want to know what happens next! :)

    1. esther julee

      The show I feel like tries to start you with shock value, so I know people who stopped watching after the first episode, but I feel like after the first couple episodes you get attached to different characters when you get to know them. The book is definitely way less dramatic and less shocking. Funny to see how they changed things to make it tv worthy.

      Everyone keeps talking about Scandal. I think I’m going to watch the first two episodes tonight to see how I do.. I may just end up watching all of them at once if it’s good. I do the same thing too. I just can’t stop myself.

  6. I am glad your halmoni is doing better. She has the kind of smile that makes you smile back. :) I am glad you are ok as well. Take it easy and I hope you make a full recovery soon. :) That will be interesting if you can get all 7 dates in! Good Luck! :)

    1. esther julee

      I do hear that a lot from people that her joy is infectious. :) I haven’t met anyone her age that with all the physical pain, alzheimer’s, and loneliness and still live with such grace and joy. She’s an inspiring person. Yes… we shall see how these date nights go.. I definitely need the luck! :D

  7. oh. i want to read both those books. i read Gladwell’s “Blink” and thought it was pretty good, so I’m curious about “David and Goliath.” Hsiao’s already read “I am Malala” and said it was really inspiring!

    1. esther julee

      I read the first couple pages of his other books, I don’t know why I haven’t finished. I think non-fiction just hasn’t been pulling me in as much. I am halfway through Malala. I’m not sure that I love the book, but she is definitely an inspiring person. Still need to finish it though. I am supposed to read 36 books by the end of the year? I have read ONE… and one with tons of illustrations haha

    1. esther julee

      Thank you Britt! :) I really want to get better so I can start going down my list!

  8. Erika

    I think you did superbly in the face of things that were beyond your control! :) And those pictures are bright and beautiful. I totally recommend Scandal. As for comedies, do you watch The Big Bang Theory? That’s one of my absolute faves! Yay for spring and yay for your health being better!

    1. esther julee

      Thanks. :) Yeeah.. Maybe we’ll check out the first couple episodes tonight. I used to watch Big Bang.. So funny bc I went to school with a bunch of engineers, so I can relate to knowing people like that… but then I feel like there was a lull in the middle where it wasn’t as good. I haven’t really watched it since. How has it been lately?

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