Weekly Wishes #2

I’m linking up to Melyssa‘s Weekly Wishes again this week. Y’all are so awesome – thanks for the encouraging comments ! It was what kept me going throughout the week. 🙂

Recap of last week:

Monday – I managed to draw and exercise and blog even before my weekly wishes post came out, whut?!

Tuesday – I didn’t draw because I lost track of time while doing some spring-cleaning. I remembered to exercise at the last minute – I did 4 out of the 5 squats from the squat challenge (I found out about it through Rachel’s Weekly Wishes post. Thanks Rachel!) among other strength training moves. That squat challenge is no joke – y’all should try it. My glutes were buuurnin’.

Wednesday – I made up for not drawing on Tuesday with 1 1/2 drawings (haha!) and I did a light workout since I was way tired from the past two days.

Thursday – I woke up early, did a lot of blog stuff in the morning and managed to come up with 2 drawings before lunch.

Friday, Saturday – No drawing, no exercise 🙁

Sunday – Exercise but no drawing, boo.

I know some of you asked me to post my drawings but I have yet to step out of my comfort zone – I have never showed anyone my piles and piles of unfinished stories/stories in-the-works (can I call them that?) so to post my drawings would be taking an even bigger step. I will try to post them next week… or after C posts hers.

Anyway, throughout last week I blogged about my love for biology, the TV shows I’m looking forward to (tell me yours!) and I went all 70’s hippy chick for our Fashionable Fridays. If you want to know what I listened to, here it is. And if you want to know what I didn’t say on Wordless Wednesday, check it out over here. And more recently, I went to a dinner party and learned 10 new things.

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In addition to last week’s wishes of drawing and exercising consistently, this week’s weekly wishes are:

1. Prioritize. Last week I meant to blog consistently every day and I said I wasn’t going to complain but it was brutal. Okay, not to an extreme extent but I just felt like I had so much to do. I have to maintain this blog and my nail blog in between all the other things that I’m juggling. So this week I’d like to prioritize better and do what’s most important first and the let the rest of the unimportant things take a backseat. I would also like to use my time more wisely, like not spend too much time on one thing.

2. Moisturize my cuticles more. Is this considered a wish? ~_~ It’s not easy to remember to moisturize my cuticles but I would like to make it a habit. Before painting my nails regularly, I never bothered with any kind of hand cream or cuticle cream but now I can see that moisturizing does make a difference. I use Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, if you’re wondering.

3. Take more pictures. I don’t know why we’ve been taking fewer and fewer pictures over the course of this year. I feel like it’s such a shame to not document moments in pictures. Let me tell you that forward-facing cameras are the most ingenious creation of the 21st century. They make taking snapshots in the car so much more fun.

What are your weekly wishes?

x T

P.S: I’m so excited to tell you that C finally updated her section on our about page! Go check it out if you haven’t.

Double P.S: I’ve been asking this on my nail blog but nobody has given me an answer so I hope someone here might. Should I make an Instagram account?

Triple P.S: Check out the nails that I did last week:

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I’m a what now? My love for biology

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According to C who is my long time supporter and student (haha), I can now be a certified biology teacher. I’ll take that as a compliment and file into my list of small accomplishments. If you read our about page, you would know that I’m secretly a biology geek who pretends not to be because for as long as my school life lasted, I hated all the sciences and made sure everyone knew that I did.

So how did I end up falling in love with biology? In college it was compulsory to take 2 sciences and since I hated chemistry the most – make me mix chemicals or handle a Bunsen burner and I could blow the lab up, not even kidding – I was forced to take biology and physics. I took biology first because I dreaded physics more and thought that if I put off taking it long enough I could completely skip the class (I’m that delusional, yes).

In school I had a lousy teacher for a couple of years – her explanations were poor and she liked showing slides that weren’t at all helpful – so I spent 3/4 of the time in her classes daydreaming about what next to write in my story (I wrote a kickass story). I can’t even begin to tell you how much of the class I missed just by drifting deep into my own thoughts. Whenever I snapped back into reality I would realize that half the lesson was over and I hadn’t caught a single word she said. I didn’t think too much of missing the class since I was convinced that I would never be able to catch up anyway and that Biology just wasn’t for me. Hah, it would be especially bad during the days we had experiments because I would never know what experiment we were doing. I would ask my seat neighbor what we were doing and try to wing it from there.

So I never learned much from my biology classes in high school.

Then I took biology in college and since then I haven’t looked at it the same. I had classes late in the evening and that already began to turn me off but I had heard from friends who had taken the class that the professor was nice and the class not too difficult. I was like, psh, not difficult? I’ll probably be overwhelmed by all those silly biological terms but still I tried not to have any prejudgments.

First day of class and whaddya know? The professor was super nice and possibly one of my favorite teachers of all time. He was easygoing and his explanations were simple but effective. He never tried to rush the syllabus or dump a crapload of homework/assignments onto us or mark us so strict that we would shiver the next time we heard the word ‘test’. His lab classes were awesome – the sudden wannabe-scientist in me loved putting on the lab coat and getting down and dirty with enzymes and microscopes. I learned how to write a proper report in his class!

I enjoyed all his classes and even though I could have skipped some of the evening classes, I stayed for most of them! Slow but surely, the anti-biology feeling in me morphed into nothing but sheer love and enthusiasm for all things biology and now you can’t stop the biology geek in me, bwahahaha! Okay that cackle was uncalled for but seriously I learned what a difference it makes to have a good teacher. I’m all about learning things efficiently and having a teacher who is willing to be patient with people who learn a little slower.

You know how I solidified my love for biology? I signed up to be a tutor for the next semester… and the following one. And now I’m C’s personal go-to source whenever she needs help with her class.

Now you know the story behind my biology love. Maybe I should have like this weekly online biology lesson. Haha, would anyone even be interested?!

x T

 

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