Jan. 2nd, 2014 10:30 am
tevere: Jihae, solemn with hint of smile (Default)
[personal profile] tevere
Hello, peoples of the journal! How I love seeing you all post, and hearing about your lives and interests, and yet I never get around to posting myself. Happy New Year!

So, 2013. I spent a lot of time being existentially depressed about certain life choices (viz. offspring), failed to find full-time childcare, went back to work part-time, got asthma, moved to Jakarta and became unemployed, lived out of a suitcase for several months, fought an ongoing battle with my lungs, and clawed my way through half of a first book draft. I was frustrated and bored, and suffered cruelly from a lack of alone-time. In retrospect, the past year seems mainly negative, but there were a few bright spots: Sydney's brilliant winter sunshine during my lunchtime runs around Darling Harbour, finding a great new friend in an old acquaintance, a September of writing and coffee with [twitter.com profile] cspacat, brainstorming over Taiwanese desserts with [personal profile] kaneko, being fed by [personal profile] isilya. But yeah, definitely looking forward to a healthier, more prosperous 2014.

For 2014: Start exercising again, get the asthma situation under control, find a job, regain professional fluency in Indonesian, finish the book.

Date: 2014-01-02 12:54 pm (UTC)
ironed_orchid: pin up girl reading kant (Default)
From: [personal profile] ironed_orchid
That's a lot to have to deal with in a year. Thanks for updating.

Date: 2014-01-03 10:11 pm (UTC)
julad: (Default)
From: [personal profile] julad
That sounds really rough, hugs. Some years, you just have to get through them. /o\

Best of luck with a better 2014. :)

Date: 2014-01-05 01:33 am (UTC)
trascendenza: izzy from shadowhunters in bright colors. (Default)
From: [personal profile] trascendenza
I wish you a 2014 that is healthier and more prosperous!

Date: 2014-01-05 02:28 am (UTC)
norah: Monkey King in challenging pose (Default)
From: [personal profile] norah
Ugh, I didn't realize things had been quite so grim. I hug you up and hope for a better 2014.

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