Friday, October 28, 2011

New Chapter New Blog

I'll keep this one up for a while but I need a grown up blog now, whatever that means :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

42 more days

I am really going to miss Guam! I never fully appreciate places like this until I look back at pictures of it, even just hours ago. 

I tried to change my addresses today. I successfully changed my PO Box over, but couldn't change the physical address because it's linked with a business. Interesting, right? I also need to get a few boxes to ship a few more things out by tomorrow. I'm overwhelmed (to an extent) of everything that I need to do this week. While I'm in Thailand, my roommate will be moving our household over to a new apartment. Hopefully I'll be able to do most of it with her right when I get back. I am excited about my last two trips, the new apartment, and everything else that's going on out here. I'm really excited about everything that will be waiting for me in California. Seriously, these last 5 weeks will be hard, but I'm not complaining. I totally feel blessed.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I loved Japan. I didn't realize how much Japanese culture is in my life, and was so hesitant about going. If I only knew sooner I may have chosen to move there over going back to the states. But, there may be a time and place in my life to be back in Asia.

The BIG update!

Here it is- the one, big update that I have been meaning to put out for quite some time. My summer has been somewhat hectic but also amazing. I see God's hands in everything that has happened along the way so there is no way I can complain about any of it, even the bad. Here's my update in bullet points:

  • Due to financial problems at PIU, I and others lost our positions with the university.
  • I did not go to Yap, as planned, but stayed on Guam to work at my church.
  • I have also been working with a contracting company, sporadically. 
  • I set a moving date for the end of September, to give me time to wrap things up here- and thankfully, God has been providing me with work to make it through!
  • Scott and I put our miles together, giving me about 80k miles to travel with! 
  • I got to travel to Japan for the first time.
  • I'll be going back to Thailand for a second time, including a stopover in Hong Kong. 
  • I'll take my first trip to Korea. 
  • I'll be back in Southern California on Sept. 26th...

And then, I'll have more news for you, but this is all for now. If you are praying for me, pray that I will be able to say goodbye to the students and be efficient in moving out. Also, that I glorify God in my travels and my time left on Guam. I don't think it all has sunk in yet. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Jetlag in Review

Dec 22: Leave Guam at 6am. Wake up at 4 something. Go to bed the night before at 1. Travel and sleep randomly for the next 24 hours. Arrive in Hawaii on the 21 and then in Newark on the 22.

Dec. 22: Sleep from 7:30-11:30. Wake up and hang out on Facebook all night and all morning, until everyone else gets up at 9 or so.  

Dec. 23: Nap from 1-3. 4. 5. wake up around 6 to eat. Go to bed at 4am and wake up at 8am.

Dec. 24: Nap from 1-4. to 5. to 5:30. OK finally up but halfway falling asleep. Christmas Eve, up until 2am. Wake up 6:30 for church.

Dec. 25. Bed at 4am. again.

Dec. 26. Bed at 10. Full night's sleep. Thank goodness!

Dec. 27. Did I sleep? Oh yeah 2am-6am

Dec. 28. Bed at 9:45 and wake up at 4am, won't go back to bed.

Dec. 29. Slept on my aunt's couch- 8 hours of sleep but on a couch.

Dec 30- tonight: my goal: 8 hours of sleep, but it's almost 1 and I have to wake up by 9. New goal: bed as late as possible and sleep as late as possible.

I am ready to achieve normalcy.

One Year

It's been one year since I last diet blogged.

One thing that living outside of the mainland USA is that I have really been able to kick a lot of weight hangups. And, I'm the same weight as when I left a year and a half ago.

Of course my New Year's resolution is to finally kick my last 10-15, and I will be doing this with the same formula I had when I was diet blogging: a good mind set + accountability partners + awesome gym and workout ops.

My goal: before March. And, this is the only blog you'll see about it.