Someday, Today

Finding a purposeful life through faith and travel

Spring has Sprung

Well so much for me writing weekly updates in 2023. I guess somethings just don’t change.

I had to sort out a lot emotionally at the beginning of this year if I am honest. I took my first trip outside of China in January, and it was a lot.

I was still recovering from Covid, and I realized how deep my anxiety really was.

And now it’s almost April, and those 10 days I spent outside of China feel like a lifetime ago.

A future post detailing my Italy trip will be coming, just be patient.

Today I just want to share an update on what I’ve been doing these last few months.

To be honest it consists of a lot of reading and writing – just not writing for this blog.

I have been spending a lot of time reflecting and one thing I have noticed is how much time I actually have in the day to do things for myself.

The last couple of years I have stopped taking care of myself in a way that made me feel good or healthy. I put on weight, I stopped doing things I enjoy, and I have become a lot more reclusive.

I think a lot of this is rooted in my anxiety and how I have let it take over my life.

It became too easy to order a double cheeseburger from McDonald’s every night, sometimes chicken nuggets too. Binge watching television, escaping from the realities outside my windows.

I honestly don’t blame myself over it. I know it wasn’t healthy, but I have been living in survival mode.

While I was in Italy though I had a chance to renew an old love of mine, reading. By the time I returned to work in February I had finished 9 books. #humblebrag

And since returning instead of spending my nights in front of the television I found myself reading more and more books. Doing something that I love and truly enjoy. Feeling like a person I used to be, used to love, but left behind a very long time ago.

My nights have changed in 2023, I find myself being more active – like I used to be and reading. I am still working on the socializing thing, but there is a new old sense of renewal in my life.

I feel like I am in more control of my life, or rather am more present in my life. Prioritizing what is good and feels good for my mind, body, and spirit – I know how that sounds, but it’s how I feel.

There is hope again. There is life again.

I know this isn’t a lengthy post, and maybe isn’t what you were expecting to hear from me for the first time since the start of the new year, but this is where I am right now. I’m not going to promise when my next post will come out, because let’s be honest I am not a very consistent person.

But I will write again soon, and I will share more details about Italy, and my plans for the summer.


One response to “Spring has Sprung”

  1. How I loved Italy, such a rich historical and diverse country. (Spring? What’s that? We live in the land of the perpetual summer: Florida, ha! 🙂

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Just your normal millennial trying to make it in this world. I love going to new cities, eating new foods and meeting new people- but I usually prefer the company of my cats. I’m inviting you to come laugh, cry, travel and eat with me on the crazy ride we call adulthood.


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