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Day 5: 5 current goals.

How many goals do you currently have set for yourself? I have never really thought about goals and I guess it’s because I have never been asked what my current goals are. I always get asked what my future goals are. However, now that I think about it, I have to have current goals in order to fulfil my long term goals.

Why 5? Because it is day 5 of my blog challenge and I want to celebrate by having a 5 theme! Okay?!

  1. Lose weight.

Now, this is always going to be a goal for me. Is it not a goal for most of the population? I have never been slim and I probably never will be. But I feel like I need to lose weight for my health. Since moving to Korea, I have put on weight and I can tell that it needs to change. So that is one of my more important goals.

2. Keep up blogging and be recognised as a blogger.

Now this is a goal which I have, if you haven’t noticed, have started to try to reach recently. (The challenge, for my slower readers). It is something that ai realise I should have never stopped doing, because it makes me happy. It also will help towards my long term goal of being a journalist or professional blogger.

3. Be fluent in Korean.

When I first moved to Korea, I kind of had the basics of Korean, or enough to get by. Now, I have improved a lot due to being in a relationship with someone who could not speak English. But, I am not at the fluency I want yet. Not only in speaking, but also in reading/writing. I feel like this would also benefit my long term goal of wanting to be a journalist.

4. Save money.

This one is the same as my goal of losing weight. I have never been and probs never will be good at saving money. But, it is something I know I have to do and I am finally trying to do! I want to save money so that I can help my family, be able to do most of the things I want to do and to be prepared for any situation that comes my way. It could be that I want to travel or I am jobless. I need to always be financially stable.

5. Be the best version of myself.

Now this is a current and long term goal. It is also a goal that I think everyone needs to have! We are so fast to criticise ourselves and others these days. I want to be someone who is positive, sees the good side to every experience and have people like me for who I am. I know that not everyone in the world will like me, but if I am the best version of myself, I will know that there is nothing else I can do.

I know my goals are kind of bland and you have probably heard before, but it’s simple things that please me. So my goals are simple.

I wonder if any of you lovely people have a goal that I have never thought could be a goal. It’s so interesting to see and hear how different peoples goals are. So, let me know in the comment section below and I will respond to you!

Thanks for supporting and reading my blog!

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Lonely Lover

Feeling lonely and being able to admit it is not easy to do. Therefore, admitting it to other people is difficult.

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As all of you know this is my first time living away from my parents. Unlike other people I didn’t just move to another city in the UK. I moved all the way to South Korea.
I love my independence although I miss my family very much. But, I have faced many challenges that people find hard to see the difficulties. Overcoming loneliness is not one of them as I don’t think being lonely is necessarily a bad thing.

Being lonely may seem negative. I thought it was a negative thing too, until I learnt to enjoy spending time by myself. This happened long before I came to Korea. I enjoyed going to coffee shops, going to the park, traveling and even sitting in class by myself. It’s not that I didn’t have friends to do this stuff with, I just enjoyed my own company. Life was easy and I had nothing to worry about.

However, now I am facing so many problems in my life, sometimes I don’t like being alone. I accept it and I still enjoy my own company, but I have too much time to think. I don’t want to think about all the negative things that are happening in my life right now. That’s one reason why I would rather spend time with other people at the moment. And not just anyone. I want to spend time with people who I can be myself around and people who I actually care about.

Last night, I spent time by myself and for the first time in a while, I enjoyed my own company again. I cooked, watched dramas, listened to music and wrote a few emails (Yeah I know, old fashioned). During the day I wanted to hang out with people. But then in the evening when people started inviting me out, I realised I just wanted to have a relaxed night.

Anyway this blog posts purpose is to make one thing clear. If I ask you to hangout, be happy because I like being around you! And although I sometimes complain about being lonely, I secretly enjoy it. Just not when I am stressed. If I hated being alone why would I have come half way across the world?

Instead of thinking about other people when you are alone, try to enjoy your own company. At the end of the day, you are always around yourself.

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Stress

Just 3 weeks left until my dissertation is due and I am feeling the pressure.

If I only had my dissertation to write I think I would be fine, but having two other modules to do and 4 more deadlines is really stressful.

I always conplained about the fact that my course wasn’t practical enough, but all the practical modules came at the worst time.

Although I am stressed I am happy with this final semester. I feel like I’ve learnt more in the past 3 months than I have in my 3 years at uni.

I just can’t wait for all of this to be over!!

Wish me luck!

화이팅!!

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Update

Hello! It’s been a while. I am back with an update on why I haven’t been posting on here the past two weeks. 

I know I stated in one of my last posts that I will be posting more often and I would do a lot of posts about K-Pop in the run up to the BigBang concert on the 14th, but I have had some devastating news. On the 5th of November, I received a phone call form my aunt telling me that my mum is in hospital. I ran to the hospital not knowing what to expect. When I arrived, I found out that my mum had a condition called AVM, she had bleeding in her brain which is classed as a stroke. 

She had to have an operation on the 6th of November to remove a blood clot and release the bleeding in her brain. Alhamdulillah everything went well and she is now recovering. Yesterday she left ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and has been placed on the neuro ward.

It has been a stressful two weeks for me with assignments and deadlines in the same week that my mother was taken to hospital. As I am in my final year of university I can’t miss any lessons and to be honest, I didn’t want to because I knew my mum would want me to carry on going to uni. She wants me to do well so that was what made me determined to attend my lectures & seminars. 

Anyway, now my mum is recovering, I won’t say that I will be posting on here more because every time I say that, something comes up! But I now have a little bit more free time and I can actually think clearer. 

Tomorrow, I am going to a Korean Language meet up in London, and I will try to record some footage and maybe do an interview with a few of my Korean & non-Korean friends about K-Pop & K-Dramas! I personally like Korean Films more, but none of my friends seem to have the same interests! I was also hoping on going to the London Korean Film Festival, but as my mum was in hospital,it wasn’t possible for me to go to any of the film showings. But there is always next year!

So, please, give me ideas on what you would like my to write or talk about and I will be sure to cover it!