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March 2017

blackshaman

Reviewed lessons 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33 of Remembering Simplified Hanzi on #anki today. I’m proceeding slowly but steadly.

I’m more than halfway through my current Avalon #novel. I plan to finish it by the end of this week.

Also produced some #blog related content.

I’m starting a ‘non-spent money’ list to celebrate every time I decide against buying something. Instead of having just an updated expenses list (=money going out), I like to idea of keeping track also of everything I didn’t get in the end (=money staying in). #minimalism

blackshaman

✅ started off the morning at 6:00am with a good herbal tea and #yoga practice (both yesterday and this morning). Planning on keeping it up.

✅ finished reviewing #RememeringSimplifiedHanzi lessons studied so far. I had planned to be done with them yesterday but that’s all right, what I really care about is to keep going.

❌ not worked enough, either for job I or job II. I need to be more serious on this.

❌ I’m still putting off some emails that I have to write. Time to address them once and for all.

✅ finally organized some scattered #blog ideas. Way to go.

Just discovered that I scored 194/200 in my HSK 2 test! So happy 😍🎉🎊✨

blackshaman

Today was a good day. 🙂

  • I’ve completed tasks for both work I and work II. I didn’t spend a lot of time on those, but I still got some stuff done and I’m in the adjusting phase, so for now it’s more than enough.
  • for #Chinese I reviewed lessons 30/31/32 on #anki from Remembering simplified hanzi book. I will need another day of revision in order to let long term memory do its job and then on to the next lesson.
  • I’ve been planning a lot in my #Muji planner + my new #Paperblanks weekly diary. Good.
  • for my #minimalism project (inspired by @Kraahkan) I sorted out some calendars on both #iCloud and #Google accounts. I really didn’t need all that clutter.
  • I’m also keeping my #OneNote page of daily and weekly accomplishments up to date, which is one of the good habits I acquired at the end of 2016 in order to mantain focus and motivation.

My logs are always too long, I don’t know why I just can’t be more concise 😣

blackshaman

Oh my, is this really my first entry of 2017? 😳 I definitely had no intention of being away for so long, but a few things have happened since New Year / namely:

  • got a terrible flu that kept me in bed for almost 10 days
  • finished my internship at the State Archives
  • moved to Scotland once and for all
  • packed and storaged most of my stuff since my parents are now ‘remodelling’ my room
  • taken #HSK level 2 (this was my most important accomplishment)
  • finished 4/25 books for my #GoodReadsChallenge - but one is actually the first volume of a graphic novel so I don’t know whether it qualifies
  • re-started studying #RememberingSimplifiedHanzi since the HSK break

My life is now significantly different under any respect so there are plenty of things I need to work on/start/restart/figure out. I specifically want to put my focus on:

  1. things to finish with Work I and Work II
  2. Chinese
  3. yoga
  4. minimalism
  5. bookreading
  6. job applications

So happy to be back 😋

December 2016

blackshaman

Hello LittleLogs! Since my last log here I have:

  • finished reading another couple of books setting up my #GoodReadsChallenge at 27/25. Not bad!
  • took a flight to Scotland to spent both Christmas and New Year’s Eve with the Significant Other. Too bad he’s a doctor and he’ll be working all night tonight 🙁
  • decided to go for HSK (#Chinese proficiency test) in February 2017. I will have to adjust my study schedule accordingly in future weeks.
  • produced a lot of #blog #content before the end of the year. It was hard but I’m hugely proud to say that I did it!

2016 has been a tough but also satifying year. Happy 2017, the Year of the Rooster!

blackshaman

Two good days full of stuff done and completed. I’m going to work tomorrow as well (Saturday, I know) as I want to catch up with some pending tasks. Plus I like the calmness and quiteness of the archives during the week end.

All tasks for my job No. 2 are completed so I can enjoy the week end with a free spirit.

#Memrise and #Anki review done today. I plan to add a new Remembering the hanzi lesson to my collection tomorrow afternoon.

I’ve also done some #blog work this evening, but there’s more to do during the weekend. Today after work I treated myself to the local American bakery and indulged with a super fluffy NY cheesecake 😋 detox just to retox!

blackshaman

It has been a while since my last life log here. I don’t even know exactly what I’ve been busy doing, especially considering I’ve yet to go back to my yoga class since my mysterious foot pain started ._. I also managed to get first a cough, then a cold, and then a sore throat. Oh and today I was yelled at by a mentally ill person at my work place for really no reason 😐

But on better news I managed to practice both #Anki and #Memrise for #Chinese [though I need to focus more on Remembering simplified hanzi, memrise can become addicting] these days and * drum rolling * yesterday I completed my Goodreads challenge with 25/25 books read! 🎉🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

November 2016

blackshaman

I had quite a productive AND relaxing week end. I’m currently focusing on finishing Remembering simplified hanzi as soon as I can for #Chinese, so that I can finally move back to grammar and reading practice. Also still on track with #Memrise, though I made a few mistakes during revision today 😕

I didn’t work that much on the #blog but I finally faced the main difficulty I was having and now it should be cleared up. Good. I did prepare bag, lunch and clothes for tomorrow [cold weather expected!] + I placed an order on The Journal Shop taking advange of #blackfriday to refurbish my #MTN 😋

Today is Sunday which means hair mask + book + early sleep for tonight.

blackshaman

Today I’ve been more focused on stuff to do [but still not much #blog work done, what’s wrong with me lately?], especially in terms of planning and studying #Chinese. I completed lesson 25 of Remembering simplified hanzi which means I’m beyond the halfway mark [thank goodness] with 792/1500 characters studied; I’ve done 3 targeted reviews on #Anki + finished and reviewed lesson 5 of Mandarin Chinese on #Memrise. I’m happy because I feel focused and motivated like I haven’t been in a very long time.

On other news, I finally took the time to prepare a little beauty concoction - a mixures of sweet almond oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, rosehip oil and argan oil to apply on my face before bedtime. My skin has been so dry lately and we’re not even in winter yet :(

blackshaman

Somewhat disappointed for not having been able to work on #blog #content yesterday. I had a rather relaxed/chilled out day mostly made of #readings and #tvseries [finished watching #ColdCase season 4!]. I did manage to do both #anki and #memrise for #Chinese first thing in the morning. I started writing stuff in my new 2017 #planner which is from Japanese brand #Muji. Oh and I also baked my very own bread loaf yesterday! Very proud of that 🙃

#latelog

blackshaman

I’m trying to find new balance since I decided to devote 85% of my productive time to my professional training as an #archivist.

I’ve finished inventoring the two files I was working on today for work I, reviewed my current #anki deck and started practicing #Chinese on #Memrise.

Once at home I finished scanning the articles I was interested to from a library book on #shamanism (that can now be returned) and then produced some #content from my #blog (though I didn’t publish the post like I was supposed to).

Watched an episode of #ColdCase after dinner and now I’m ready to finish my crime novel that will bring me to 23/25 books for my #GoodReads challenge 🙂

blackshaman

My #unplug weekend worked out really well: I read a good deal of pages out of my #currentnovel, drafted a couple of #blogpos, studied some new #Chinese #vocab + progressed with Remembering simplified hanzi, had amazing food and watched an #anime as planned.

Today I completed my #anki review pretty early and finished some tasks for my work I (though I could have been more productive work-wise). But I was cold so I needed warmth and comfort 😟 watched a few episodes of #ColdCase and went to #yoga class. Ready to get back to my readings now!

blackshaman

Today I did pretty much everything I was supposed to which is fine, though I didn’t manage to give some time to my #Chinese study. Reviewing #Anki daily is important but it’s only the first step - I need to put in many more hours of study.

Anyway, I’m ready for frenzy Friday tomorrow and then I will unplug for the rest of the weekend 🦄 just the countryside, #books and movies [I was thinking about Japanese #anime Paprika] + hopefully some Chinese language study. No #iPhone and #iPad except for #ebook reading!

See ya next week 🤗

blackshaman

Today’s achievements:

  • cleared up my work I #todolist
  • practiced #Anki on the bus + started studying a new lesson of Remembering Simplified Hanzi for #Chinese
  • read about 30 of #currentnovel during #lunchtime
  • packed food for tomorrow
  • lined up my clothes on the sofa
  • went to #yoga class
  • had a shower
  • smelt amazing after applying #bodylotion [ongoing]

Ready to dig into #currentnovel again before going to sleep =)

blackshaman

A quick week end log before unplugging for the night. Today I cleared my #todolist and I’m like 0.0 really…? All in all this week end has been pretty productive under many different respects. I worked for my job 2, studied #chinese and reviewed cards on #anki, finished watching #GilmoreGirls S01, decluttered my room and even organised stuff for the #blog. Not a lot of #reading but I’m planning to take care of it right now. Clothes and bag for tomorrow ready. Feeling good overall =)

blackshaman

A bit tired tonight but happy to wrap things up.

Work 1 had its to do list all cleared up and even some tasks that have been dealt with in advance for next week. I’m behind on my work 2 though, as everyday new things come up and it becomes quite hard to stick to a plan. Got stuff done anyway.

As for #Chinese, I reviewed my #Anki decks twice again, and it feels incredibly right to be honest. Will I be able to keep it up?

Also wrote some #content for my #blog today and I quite enjoyed doing so. Read about 50 pages of my #currentnovel during lunch time.

#GirlmoreGirls S01E19 is waiting for me on #Netflix right now :) I should also add that documenting my achievements here on #littlelogs for two days ina row feels like a realization to me!

blackshaman

So, today was quite satisfying.

  • Work 1 = I couldn’t finish my work because I was given other tasks that needed to be taken care of (and I completed all of them), plus I dealt with a difficult interpersonal situation and everything turned out well :)
  • Work 2 = again I had to postpone some tasks I had scheduled for today as something else came up, but at least I got to finish the trickiest part of the job
  • Chinese = reviewed #Anki twice today, once this morning before work and once tonight at home (yes!); I know that one day doesn’t really mean anything [I need to study in the long run] but I have to start somewhere, right?

Won’t be watching #Netflix tonight, I’m ready for my nightly #plannerreview and #currentnovel reading =)

blackshaman

Late log for yesterday:

  • Work 1 = finished inventoring file folder No. 7/78. I’m terribly behind but I’m working on a weekly schedule on order to get back on track [it will take time]
  • Work 2 = cleared my to do list. Yay!
  • Chinese = some listening on the bus but no Remembering simplified hanzi and no Anki review :( pretty disappointed
  • Blog = nothing but it wasn’t on yesterday’s list. This is something that still needs to be figured out.

Watched E19S01 of #GilmoreGirls and read 25 or so pages of my #currentnovel.

October 2016

blackshaman

Working on both #content and #editing for the #blog today. Also posted a photo on my personal #instagram account. From an offline point of view, I worked on trying to adjust my yearly #goals to the very last part of the year to see what realistically can be accomplished in these remaining two months. Also finished reading the Fall of Atlantis by Marion Zimmer Bradley today, liked it a lot and also reached 88% of my reading challenge on #GoodReads.