Days 19 to 24 – Reset, realign, refocus

Featured image: Top pick from the self-timer photo shoot I did for the 2″ x 2″ photo requirement in my admission forms. Sariling sikap haha

(20-25 August 2020) Things are slowly picking up! Here are some of the things that I have been up to:

The internet was down until last Friday, so on Thursday, I did a bit of ‘reset and realign’ journaling. It’s just an activity where I try to see where I am in my 5-year plan timeline, and if the things that I currently spend most time and energy help me reach or my personal goals. I try to do this once in a while because I easily get lost into bad habits and negative thinking. I learned about this in one of Lavendaire’s videos. Go check her out if you’re into self-help and personal development!

I also found time to write out all the things I plan to do with this blog. I’m not going to go into detail because I might jinx it and end up with a growing list of drafts haha but I love that I’ve found the same passion I had for blogging when I was younger. I just wish I still had my first camera with me right now so I can show post better pictures. I sold it last year to my best friend because I haven’t used in so long. I have regrets from time to time but I am happy that it’s found a new home.

I joined the first episode of Medyo Late Night with Jim and Saab! It’s a live show version of the Wake Up with Jim and Saab podcast. I had sooooooooooo much fun! Although, there was a segment where they talked about a certain guy Colin Farrell and the movies he was in and I couldn’t relate. Nevertheless, I had a great time, even joined with the rest of the Intelligent People (what we call ourselves as patrons of the show, also Podkids because Jim is the Podfather) for a post-show Discord party! I am too shy to make friends but I do plan to reach out soon. It’s such a lovely community!

I got slightly busy with e-mails and admission forms lately. As I have mentioned in one of my previous entries, I am going back to school this incoming semester. It’s surreal to be actually going to the institute I once thought I wouldn’t have the chance to get into. I am 100% scared and pressured but I’m trying to shift my mindset that it’s not anymore just an endeavor for personal gain but rather a mission to contribute to science for development in my community, this way I am more hopeful and determined to work hard and do my best.

I guess that’s it for now. I might go back to studying after I publish this post. I am studying programming ahead because I have zero background knowledge and my program advisor suggested that I start getting familiar with it since it’s one of the main things we do in the marine physical sciences. Super exciting!

Thank you so much for reading!


Published by Janell

Hi, I’m Janell. I am a Filipina who aspires of a life well-lived — and documented. I love taking pictures and videos, reflecting about life, and learning about the ocean and the cosmos.

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