life plans

“I took this semester off from university in order to do what I wanted to do, but I just felt at a loss having free time. To motivate myself, I registered in a morning English class, read books in Jongro or Myeongdong, and just sat by Cheonggyechun, thinking about this and that a lot.”
“What did you realize in doing so?”
“I found that I just kept seeking opportunities. I didn’t challenge myself to do something. I just wanted to have my own specialty. I realized that’s what made me keep feeling at a loss.”

 “하고 싶은 걸 마음대로 하려고 휴학을 했지만, 오히려 휴학 이후에 기분이 막막하기만 했어요. 뭐라도 해보려고 아침에 영어학원도 다니고, 종로나 명동에서 책 읽고 돌아다니다가 청계천에 그냥 앉아 이것저것 많은 생각을 했었죠.”

“그러면서 어떤 걸 깨달으셨나요?”
“전 계속 기회를 쫓아다녔던 것 같아요. 근데 특별히 도전하지도 않으면서도, 뭔가는 확실히 해두고 싶었어요. 그래서 계속 막막했던 거였어요.”

We would really like to keep you here in the area. I think your head might’ve exploded if you had heard all the good things people had to say about you in the [3rd year review] meeting last week. You should know that we all think very highly of you.
—  Usually quiet attending AC drops a major compliment bomb on Wayfaring. 

Monday Motivational Reads

Monday is a perfect time to reset. Whether it’s your mindset, your eating habits, your intentions, your goals; whatever it is, the start of a new week is a good time to think about what’s going on in your life and get on the right track.

I’ve come across some motivational articles, leading me to rethink a few things in my life and how I approach challenge, change and my goals. Maybe it’s a little cheesy, but reading these articles and quotes really does get me fired up!

Take just a few minutes out of your day for these:

50 Healthy Habits Every Girl Should Have

8 Things to Remember When Everything is Going Wrong

My Secrets of Adulthood

The Timing Always Sucks (A quick quote that might totally change your outlook)

And with that, let’s make it a meaningful week.

I need feminism because all I want is to get married and live in a decent house and have some kids and homeschool them and raise them with whatever belief system, values and morality I want, and spend my time loving the shit out of them and my husband and doing wife-ly things like laundry and cooking dinner and seeing my kids grow and become beautiful and get a job if we need more income to send the kids to good schools and all that but people keep telling me that’s settling and that to really be a true and strong woman I have to get a career and climb the ladder and “stick it to the man” whatever the hell that means and “use my potential”.  

To hell with all that. If I fucking want to be the best damn housewife ever then that’s what fucking feminism should support me in. Just wait till my brain-bendingly fantastic rhubarb pie gets a blue fucking ribbon at the state fair. I don’t even make those but I fucking will.