Chit Chat – Life Update

I’ve been away from my blog from several months and I thought it would be fitting to write a life update! As I mentioned in my New Years Post, I’m moving towards a more quality centric blog instead of quantity. The pressure to blog/vlog has had very bad consequences in the past but blogging when I feel like puts me at ease. However, I always worry that if I’m away for too long, you’ll all forget me! So a life update is awesome to just catch you up to speed on what I’ve gotten up to in my absence!

If there is anything on this list you’d love me to expand on and write a blog about do let me know!

Graduate School

I’m now in my second semester of graduate school. It still feels strange sometimes that I’m doing my masters because I never had a concept of what graduate school would be like. It’s a lot of work, but it’s given me a lot of skills in a few months. My favourite part about graduate school is learning coding/programming languages. I was excited, but nervous to learn it from scratch coming here but I’ve learnt so much and its now one of my best parts about the course. I think it’s that eureka moment I get after stumbling on a code for hours and finally seeing it work. It’s an emotional rollercoaster but I love it so far.

Move Back To WordPress.com

Earlier this year I moved from my blog, which was hosted on WordPress.com to a self hosted site. This inadvertently caused a massive amount of headache as my website crashed multiple times within this time. Also, trying to find the right themes and customizing was also challenging. However, the final nail on the coffin was the lack of engagement with the WordPress community! I hate it. I realised that I don’t care about SEO, domains, self hosted, traffic or any other blog things I “should” care about. It produces a lot of negative feelings for me and makes me unfocused on producing blog content.

I decided to move back and I’m happy and calm not caring about all the extra blogging stuff. I just want my likes and comments over blogging jargon that gives me headache any day!

My site currently looks like a headache so bear with me because WordPress is currently facilitating my transfer! Everything will be back to normal after October 5th.

Self Awareness

I’m striving to be more self-aware. I was really inspired by a Japanese TV show called Terrace House (It’s on Netflix, thank me later).  Besides being amused by all the cultural differences Japanese people had with the Western world, I was particularly impressed by their self-awareness and reflection on all aspects of their life. There is also a strong desire to be better, and think of other people’s feelings and how their interactions affect people. I tend to think of how interactions affect me instead of the other way around, which upon watching this show, exposed my selfish tendencies! I know, strange. I can learn from anything, even reality TV shows. Haha

Dreadlocks

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I started dreadlocks! Myself! They’re currently 4 months old and coming along nicely. I guess you could say I gave up on my natural hair this summer. The breakage and tangling was real so I decided to lock it since my hair tends to want to lock itself every 2 seconds. My locs give me even more peace of mind since I use less products and only have to deal with my hair every 2 months. I ALSO DONT HAVE TO COMB IT OMG YESSSSSSS!!

Weight Loss

I’ve lost a total of 8kg (17lbs) since the beginning of the year.  I lost a lot of weight, but I lost it slowly to preserve my madness. I attribute the first few months of the journey to eating low-calorie alternatives of the things I loved like brownies, ice-cream and spaghetti. However, towards the last few kilograms, I attribute my weight loss to intermittent fasting and eating one massive, delicious, calorie dense, meal a day. I have my hangry, binge days but all in all its going pretty smoothly since I always feel very satiated after each meal.

That’s it for my life update! Theres many little other things that have happened but this is just the main stuff. Thank you for reading!

20 thoughts on “Chit Chat – Life Update

  1. I’m so glad you are back – welcome! I’ll soon be starting a serious blog (not play-time like the others) and I’m using some of what you do as a model. I hope to read more from you soon. Mary

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      1. PS I forgot to tell you how much I like your new look. I wish I could change mine like that. Does it make you feel like a new person? What a huge freedom – to try life out as a “someone else”!!

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  2. I’ve very glad to see you back. To be honest, I was in so much stress that I didn’t realise it was so long! Anyway, I love the new dreadlocks, haha. You can rock any hairstyle honestly! I’m very much looking forward to seeing more of your posts again. xx
    From your biggest fan ❤

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      1. Eek, oh well. OCTOBER CAN BE BETTER! I am feeling a little better in everything now. Thank you for replying!
        You are very welcome. It’s my pleasure to read your posts.
        ♥️ 10th time lucky, haha.

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    1. Haha too much effort. I guess I realized that I don’t care about SEO because I’m not trying to become an earth shattering blog that thousands of people search on google and visit. I just want modest community that views my posts often loool. Thanks for the comment! 💕

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  3. Welcome back girl! Wow, I’ve never seen someone return to .wordpress.com voluntarily from .com but I have thought about the scenario a few times. As long as you know what’s best for you and are in a much better place. I completely agree about the multiple challenges and new struggles that come with the world of self-hosting, but I will miss your old blog design haha. Glad to know the Masters is going good even if it’s kicking your butt. Missed you and can’t wait to read more from you!

    http://www.mindofamaka.com

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