Daily Archives: March 18, 2021


I’m currently…

Listening to the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack and it’s bringing me back to a year ago, when I was in isolation for months on end in Jakarta, unable to leave my housing compound. I would work all day, and in the evenings, when I needed to get the pent-up angst and energy out, I would walk circles around my pond, blasting this soundtrack, tears streaming down my face.

Loving my healthy, happy plants, fresh baked bread, friends who listen when you’ve had a bad day, and writing in the SOL Challenge.

Drinking water. I have not drank enough water today and I need to hydrate to stave off the headache that’s trying to creep in.

Thinking about the next step I should take in developing the curriculum. We have made tremendous progress, and I know what needs to happen, but I haven’t yet decided the order in which to go about it. I need some head space and time to do this big picture thinking.

Wanting to wake up late tomorrow and read my book while sipping on English breakfast tea (sigh, tomorrow’s Friday…I guess I’ll have to wait til Saturday).

Procrastinating so many things…well, I’m not really procrastinating them, it’s just that I have a to do list so full it’s about to burst and I don’t have enough hours in the day to get to all of them in a timely manner.

Needing some rest, a good cry, a hug from my mom and dad, exercise, and a day off to catch up.

Reading an easy read, The Return by Nicholas Sparks. When there’s so much going on in the world that you aren’t sure will work out, there’s something comforting about reading books like this…where you just know it’s going to all turn out alright.

Worrying about whether or not I should go home this summer, vaccinations (when? really not until the fall? which one will they give us?), and the stress that’s been a constant this week.

Wondering which book I will read next…I have so many to choose from in my ‘to read’ stack. I’m leaning toward The Huntress by Kate Quinn. I fell in love with The Alice Network, which I read while I was in quarantine this summer. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it.

Anticipating a little getaway to Seoul during Spring Break in 3 weeks. We have just been given the green light to travel to the mainland for 4 days at the start of the break without the requirement of a Covid test. This is definitely a silver lining!

What are you currently up to?