I’ve always had mixed feelings about New Years resolutions. I guess it’s because every year when I’m forced to consider it and I ask myself what I want different this year, it’s never something simple and specific but more the feeling of simply wanting to be better. I just make better decisions and simply have more control over my life.
I suppose I just want to live my life in such a way that I’ll never need to have specific resolutions. That I will never have that one problem, so big, that I feel that I need to just focus on ‘it’ all year. I guess that’s a good resolution for me. To never let myself create the bigger problems so I can always just focus on refining myself. (more…)
We’ve already had our rental car for two weeks. It’s gone so fast – we got a little too used to being able to transport ourselves too fast. But we’ve had an amazing time. The driving has been amazing in itself! I love driving so much! Though I have to admit driving automatic is just not the same as driving stick. I feel like I’m the only person in the world who can possibly think that driving automatic is harder. I black out every time I have to shift the gears – is that what you say in an automatic? And I can’t wrap my head around driving with just one foot. Why make it so simple when it could be nice and complicated, right? (more…)
That was Christmas! That went by fast. Once again. So, I figured I would write a quick picture-post to recap what has been going on with us this Christmas, but according to Marcus I have already spent way too long just going through the pictures. So let me just tell you about these last fooour days? yes, four days… through the pictures from our phones 🙂 (more…)
I made it! I managed to finish decorating our tiny apartment before December 20th. So embarrassing. Only I didn’t get it on the blog till now. But I’ll share the footage for my trouble anyway. To be honest I’m a little proud of the result. It’s complicated being a Christmasholic on a newlywed budget living an hour away from the nearest city knowing that anything Christmasy you buy, you’ll have to drag back around the world eventually. But little by little I rounded up some cheap materials and with a little help from my dearest friend Pinterest I got a few good ideas. (more…)
So the second biggest attraction of Oahu is just up the street from where we live and it only took us almost 4 months to get over there. Thanks to my ever so totally awesome and amazing in-laws who gave us this early Christmas gift, we were able to fit a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center into our budget. Thank you!! (more…)
Anyone of my family members will tell you that I am a sucker for Christmas. So much of a sucker that I am known to get really annoying every year the last weeks of November, when I try to persuade the family to start Christmas a liiiiittle earlier. Making sure the Christmas decorations are up as early as possible is my top priority. It turns out things are a little different when you’re in your own house. Not to mention when that house is on the other side of the world. (more…)
How on earth we could have gone all of about 6 weeks without going to the beach properly, I do not know. And by properly I mean actually wearing swim suits and getting in the water or at least lying down and enjoying the sun. So I am not counting our “beach walks to the store” or the couple of times I’ve sneaked a run down to the sand on my way home from campus. (more…)
You know those periods when you feel like you aren’t accomplishing anything? When you feel like you’ve gone to bed at least 100 nights in a row thinking “I didn’t get anything done today”. Or at least so many nights that one night you think “I didn’t get anything done this MONTH!”. That’s when you know it’s bad. And in my case that’s sadly when I finally decide to get up and do something about it.
So today I’m gonna accomplish something.
I’m gonna empty my very very full laundry basket. All the way. To the pink bottom. (more…)