Blogmas 2017 Day 11: Gettin’ Back on the Horse

Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s Blogmas!

I woke up this morning to the sound of Chris’s loud piano playing. It was about 10:30am. I’m definitely not sticking to my plans of waking up at 5:30am each morning. That’s the thing with me, though– I’m see things in black and white. It’s either wake up super early, or stay in bed ’till super late. How about a happy medium, like 8:00am? That sounds like a more realistic goal. Yes, tomorrow morning, I will wake up at 8:00am. Will let you guys know if that actually happens, haha.

After finishing my morning routine, I headed downstairs for a brunch of sushi, tempura, leftover baked chicken wings, smoothie and persimmons.

At 12:00pm, my brothers and I had an appointment at the post office to renew our passports. We will be headed to Hong Kong for ten days this summer, so now is the time to update those documents.

My former contortion teacher, Serchmaa, texted me this morning, asking me if I could perform ballroom this Saturday, December 30th. My partner is in LA right now, but I asked him if he could come up to San Francisco for the weekend to perform. I have yet to hear back from him. I really hope he can make it though, since I love performing. I always feel freshly inspired after I compete or perform.

Update: partner cannot make it up here this weekend, because of work. Oh well, I’m sure there will be plenty more performance opportunities down the line.

3:02pm

Hey guys! Just took a shower, and now I smell like coconut! After returning from the passport place, I strapped on my dance shoes and practiced in my living room. I then proceeded to do some ab exercises– really gotta cut down on that belly fat! I was inspired to do a 30-day challenge, in which I work out every day for 30 days, and hopefully see results by the end of the challenge. I’m actually recording the process, so I can do a time-lapse before-and-after video and post it on YouTube. I feeling hopeful about this. It’s just the beginning, and it’ll take a while before I see progress, but I know that with discipline and consistency, I WILL achieve the body I desire.

At around 3:30pm, I will have a meeting with my financial planner. I’ll also meet up with her high school senior son, who is in the process of writing college essays, and give him some advice on how to approach the essays.

How have my moods been today, you may ask? Well, they were actually pretty steady. I feel neither depressed nor especially happy. When I was a kid and was having a “meh” day, I’d describe it as feeling like a “potato”. Today was a potato kind of day. More rearing on the end of dysthymia (minor depressive symptoms). I don’t know if this sentiment is attributed to my stopping Prozac (I ran out a few days ago), or if it’s just the natural ebb and flow of my mercurial moods talking. Either way, I am doing just fine. Just have a lot of goals on my plate, and not enough motivation today to tackle all of them.

One thing I will say, though, is that exercise undoubtedly boosts moods. So, next time my depression rears its ugly head, I will have one weapon in my arsenal to fight it.

Alrighty guys, I should be getting ready to head out. I’ll talk to you all soon! Oh, one more thing– I recently became obsessed with the Eminem ft. Evanescence song, “Someone to Talk To”. If you’re an Eminem fan, I highly urge you to check it out– catchy, dark, mysterious and heartbreaking.

8:13pm

Hello again, lovelies! I just returned from dinner at a French restaurant called “Bistro Vida”. I stepped out of my comfort zone by trying escargot– the taste is a little too sharp for comfort, but I’m glad I at least mustered the courage to try it. Joining us for dinner were my financial planner/mother’s old friend, Auntie Tracy, and her husband and two boys. Austin and Chris arrived 30 minutes late for dinner, as they were both at the gym, working out. But no matter.

One thing I noticed about Austin is that he’s really growing more confident in social situations. I was pleasantly surprised at hearing him crack jokes and start dinner table conversations with the adults. It’s fascinating to watch someone you’ve (literally) known since day one grow and mature into a confident person. No longer is Austin merely “Belicia’s shadow”, or “the shy one”. Really great job, Austin. Tonight, you made me proud.

I think I will conclude today’s entry here. I’m feeling a little bit drowsy, and I want to wake up early tomorrow to go to the gym. Gonna work on my book, read, then head to bed. I’ll talk to you all soon!

 

 

 

Best,

Belicia

 

 

 

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