consider this your obligatory oh-my-god-it's-september statement.
I'm sitting in my office - aka the Starbucks across the street. they remodeled it while I was gone this summer. it looks lovely, but now I need to figure out which tables give me the best writing mojo all over again. they sadly did not remodel their music selection, so instead I'm listening to the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack. [which, to be honest, is probably better than anything they would play anyway.]
in some ways it feel like this summer was a dream... all the bacon, time spent with family and friends, Lake Michigan sunsets. slipping back into hot + humid life in Taiwan for the third year in a row has been both easy and difficult. I could extrapolate that statement into a ten page essay, but let's just leave it for now and move on. Taiwan has made a few improvements [other than the Starbucks] while I was gone. Ive noticed that more items in the local stores have English labeling. the selection of ciders has practically doubled. and best of all, we discovered real barbecue sauce and sriracha hot sauce at the import store this week.
with all the indulging we did in the states, we've been trying to stay healthy since we got back. we've been eating pescatarian at home [just veggies + fish] and Husband has been teaching me how to lift weights. I'm hoping to find a short race to run in the next few months, and trying to work yoga into our schedule too.
the end of august means things are about to get a lot busier. today is the first day of school, and tomorrow I'm teaching my first blog class. I have a lot of emailing to catch up on, a million post ideas to flesh out and photograph, and there's that whole book thing too. we're trying to assemble a routine that will allow us to be healthy + productive, but still leave time for fun.
sounds like it's time to set some goals to stay on track.
this month I want to:- update my manuscript with the edits I made this summer
- do pushups every day
- get back on the envelope budget
- transfer music + photos to my new laptop
- blog at least 3 times per week
it's time to hit the reset button, wipe the slate clean, and get to work. bring it, september.
linking up with Melyssa for weekly wishes.
the cup of coffee that fueled the writing of today's post was sponsored by couchteacher.com, a marketplace for one-on-one language lessons via webcam. stop by and check it out!