Wow, time really flies! I cannot believe it’s been almost 5 years since the last time I wrote something for Diary of a Quiet Asian Girl *covers face*. It certainly doesn’t feel like that much time has passed.
I randomly came back on here today because I realized I was still being charged an annual fee of $100 to own this page, so I had to come and visit my investment lol. Sometimes I miss writing, and other times I don’t know how I could ever fit the time into my busy schedule to start blogging again. As the years have passed, it feels like time is also passing faster, and I literally never feel like I have time for anything. The days and months all blend together, but I’m just out here trying to live every day to the fullest.
To catch y’all up real quick, life has been pretty good! Obviously there were a few rough years with COVID, but I think most of that is thankfully past us now and we’re headed towards a much brighter future. When I last blogged, I was looking for a new job and desperately trying to get out of audit and now, I’ve been at my current job for 4 years! I love my job, I love my team, I love being able to work remote most of the time, so I feel very blessed in that area. Family and friends are good – I’m forever grateful for the people in my life and if all the darkness during the pandemic taught me one thing, it’s to be a lot more intentional with my relationships. It can be hard with how busy everyone is, but it’s so important to make time for each other and always let your loved ones know how you feel about them. As far as my free time goes, I’m still traveling a lot and still loving every second of it! I’ve been able to visit a few new places over the past years – Thailand, Croatia, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico – as well as going back to some of my favorite destinations – Colombia, Spain, Taiwan, Greece, Mexico, and Brazil. The funny thing is I’m such a homebody now when I’m in Atlanta…it takes so much motivation for me to leave my house because it feels like my safe haven. I could spend hours or days here and never get bored or catch a case of cabin fever. But when I am ready to get out, I’m ready to get all the way out and go halfway across the world. Driving 10 minutes to check out a new restaurant in town seems like too much effort but flying 12 hours to visit a different city seems like the perfect plan. It makes sense to me, at least. Other than that, I’ve been pretty into learning languages the past few years and I started taking classes. I’ve been able to become pretty fluent in Spanish, which I’m really happy about, and I’m currently trying to learn Portuguese, Italian, and Mandarin. I still love to dance but my age is catching up with me and these hips don’t move like they used to. I started a foodie Instagram with one of my good friends, so now we have even more of an excuse to stuff our faces. And most weekends you can catch me on the couch binging the latest Netflix show.
So yeah those are the highlights, obviously there’s a lot more (it has been 5 years) but I won’t list all of them here.
I’m trying to decide what I want to do with Diary of a Quiet Asian Girl. As much as I travel, I think it would be fun to turn this into more of a travel blog. However, I still love my original idea of having a space to talk about hot topics in the Asian-American community because I love to be plugged in with my people. I guess I’ll have something to think about over the next few weeks. Stay tuned and hopefully it won’t be another 5 years before I write again!
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