Friday, September 30, 2011

Then I didn't write for six months

I recovered fully from my injury and then got super busy and six months disappeared in what felt like overnight.  Blogging has definitely made me more aware of time, in a positive way.  So, I came home for a visit, which was possibly the best two weeks spent all summer, and now I'm back in Asia for about a year.  Today is our last day in our old apartment.  One roommate is leaving and I'm ready to live in a new part of the city.  Deidre and I put a lot of effort into finding a new place and it totally paid off!  Our new place is smaller, but we've got a pool, reading room, and yoga room in the building :)

The summer flew by, but luckily the weather doesn't really get cool here until December.  I'm not working such a busy schedule in the fall which has given me a much needed break and I've got a lot to look forward to in the next few months!  I'm still taking Chinese classes, which I'm really enjoying and being able to communication easily is making life here much more convenient.  Next week, I'm transitioning to oil painting (from drawing) in my art class.  In the past I've only experimented with acrylics and watercolors and Im looking forward to learning a new medium.  In November I'm doing the PADI Open Water Course (finally!) which Im psyched about because I've been wanting to scuba dive for years and haven't had the money/gotten around to taking the course.

Recently, I decided to get rid of my facebook account.  I've wanted to for awhile, but I always thought it was an important tool to keep in touch with people - especially because I'm living abroad.  I realized, that 95% of the time I spend on facebook is not actually spent keeping in touch with close friends, and that Skype is a much more meaningful way to stay in contact.  So, for awhile at least I wont be using facebook.  Skype is a free program that lets you call or video chat with other users.  It's the primary way I stay in touch with my parents and it works great.  Check it out, and if you want to set up a skype date send me an e-mail!

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