Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

It's Easter and I'm at the computer, indoors to beat the heat. (My dad called me mean names last week and I'm like so done with him right now.) The glass is half empty or the glass is half full. I guess it just all depends on how you look at things. To me, my life is like crap right now: I'm friendless, alone, out of community, without a car, without a man, without a lot of money, and having to depend solely on myself to make ends meet. I could choose to look at my life and say, well, it sucks right now. Or, I can choose to see that this place that I'm in is not forever, and will eventually pass, maybe even turning better. I just need to take care of my attitude and do an attitude check every once in a while to see if I'm on track! I love my last entry about readjusting to life in Orange County. That seems to be the running theme of my life right now!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Readjusting to Life in Orange County, California

This is a year of readjusting to life in Orange County. I've decided, and allowed myself time for it. Getting a job at a local cafe was "smooth like butter" (fairly easy). I'm doing well in my job, and am beginning to think I should challenge myself more in my current position. Since returning from Korea last month, I've been struggling with my mood and emotions; I'm not sure why. I'm guessing that returning to Korea, while enjoyable overall, especially in seeing my friends, was also an upsetting experience. Perhaps that time was a "trigger" for me; or, perhaps my age and life's accomplishments, or feeling a lack thereof, has me leaning towards getting down in the dumps. Whatever the reason, I've decided there are several things I could do to get myself going in a better direction. I've realized that I need to expand my social connections, make new friendships, and here is my tentative plan for that process. I miss immensely the friends I had in Korea. Not a day goes by when I don't think of them!

Combat Depression~

Rejoin my yoga class
Study Spanish
Join a small group at church, such as an Anger Management class.
Beginning attending Saturday nite worship at new church.
Call my friends. Be with my friends, and people (EXTREMELY IMPORTANT).
Join a scrapbooking class.
Restart counseling sessions.