I've been doing some thinking lately. There are so many things that I want to achieve in life, and not a single one is going to be ticked off the list if I'm spending my weekends curled up in bed with a packet of chips and Netflix.
Something high up on my list is to develop my hand lettering. A few of you will know that I love writing. Not creative writing (I'm terrible at that) - but just the act of putting pen to paper. I love neat writing even more. You know, during one of my job seeking phases, I saw an ad for a card writer. Yes - the main responsibility of this job was to hand write cards (whaaaaaaat!!??). Birthday cards, congratulations you're having a baby! cards, every card you could possibly think of. Despite being something that I loved doing, i didn't apply for it. It offered less hours and lower pay than my (then) part time job and it just didn't make financial sense to apply.
A few nights ago, I found a calligraphy pen and started playing around with different quotes. Sure I can make normal hand writing look neat on paper, but one thing I was never good at was calligraphy and joining different letters together. But as with everything, I would never get better at calligraphy if I sat around and did nothing. So this weekend was a little more productive than usual and it was spent developing one of my passions. Above is one of my favourite quotes from this weekend.
You are capable of amazing things - you just need to stop thinking and start doing.
The thing I miss the most about Asia is the street food. The delicious but probably-not-the-best-thing-for-you street food. Street Eats was an event that brought Asia to Auckland's doorstep. This year, I was lucky to be hosted by AirAsia and got to experience an exclusive Hawkers Market Experience. With over 80 dishes from numerous cuisines – this was definitely an event worth attending.
Sorry it's been so long since you've heard from me. It's been a tough couple of months and a lot has happened. In a nutshell, I graduated, got a full time job and I have been trying to adult for the past six months. Those of you who work and blog full time, you can stop reading now before you realise how stupid the rest of this blog post will be. I wish university taught you certain things – how to wake up early, how to manage work life balance, how to achieve that fine balance between work, family, social life, blogging and sanity. For the first few months of my job, I was physically exhausted. Going from waking up at 11am for a class at 12 to waking up at 6:30am every day was incredibly difficult, no joke. My days felt a little something like this: wake up, go to work, come home, sleep, wake up, repeat. I would find myself facing the consequences the next day if I made plans on a week night. Don't get me wrong these plans are usually just dinner and dessert with a few friends, but usually these nights end with me going home around 10:30 - 11. Add in some time to unwind, get ready for bed and we're looking at past midnight on a week day which means less than six hours of sleep every night. I've really struggled to be an adult the past few months. Someone please tell me I'm not alone! On top of this, I can't even count the number of times I have sat down in front of my laptop and tried to write. I have been tired and uninspired. There have been so many times where I've felt as though I can't publish a blog post because it isn't of a high enough standard. I've also felt the pressure to post every single week if I started posting again. I don't know how many readers I still have left, but I really want to start posting for me. I've always been terrible at scheduling posts – I just get too excited to publish something I've been working on. Therefore you might see three blog posts a week when I'm feeling inspired or no posts for two weeks when I'm not. I can't promise a weekly post, but I can promise that'll you hear from me more often. - Sheena