Winter Break 2017 Goals

Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog!

Winter break has begun, and I am very excited for the next three weeks. I’m eager to keep busy during these coming winter months. Last winter break, I fell into a deep depression… perhaps it was just my normal depressive cycles talking, coupled with the shorter days and cold weather. Seasonal depression, they call it. I am determined to not have a repeat of last year; my game plan is to keep myself occupied with goals and fun activities to celebrate what many consider the “happiest time of the year”. Here is what I have planned:

Dance

I haven’t danced seriously for the past three weeks, as my focus was on prepping for finals. Now that that (horrendous) chapter has closed, I can get back to pursuing my passion! It’s two steps back, ten steps forward. Am looking forward to spending my days inside the studio, perfecting my craft and improving my technique.

Write

OF COURSE, I will be doing a lot of writing this break. I’m actually working on writing my book, and I hope to have a rough draft by the end of break. I’ll be picking up Blogmas once more– i.e. writing every day of the month of December. Here’s a link to last year’s Blogmas series: Blogmas Day 1

 

YouTube

For those of you who don’t know, I recently started a YouTube channel, where I share my story and messages to a wider audience. It’s basically like this blog, but in video form. I’ll try my best to upload on a weekly basis. I think YouTube will also help me get over my camera-shyness!

 

Figure Skating

I absolutely adore figure skating. I’ve always wanted to try it, and even though I have zero talent, I hope to one day be able to skate at an amateur level, and maybe do some competitions at a very, very basic level. Oh, Belicia… always infatuated with these pipe dreams… But hey. It’s great to dream big. I truly believe that, when one has a will to do something, there is always a way to make it happen. I’ve just bought my tickets to the US Figure Skating Nationals, held in my hometown of San José, CA. I’ll be watching the Senior Ladies Singles event on January 3, as well as the Senior Ice Dance event on January 7. It’ll be my introduction into the world of figure skating, which I can’t imagine to be terribly different from the worlds of rhythmic gymnastics and ballroom dance, with all their glitz, glamour, performance, drama and beauty.

Family/Friends

And of course, what is the meaning of life if you go about it alone, without friends or family? I am slowly swallowing the hard truth that, as my brothers and I grow older, we are headed in our own respective directions. Too soon, we will have families of our own– spouses, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc. I’m getting a little ahead of myself… but you know what I mean, don’t you? Our time together is quickly dwindling, so I must cherish each moment with tenderness, love and care.

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