Monday, July 1, 2013

Weekly Wishes

It's time to stop the chatter and listen!
Hello everyone! Today's post is all about hopes for the week and I'm excited to post my second Weekly Wishes link-up with Melyssa @ The Nectar Collective.

Last week, I decided to focus on being completely present in the moment and I'm happy to say that I feel like I rocked it! I spent much of last week in beautiful Boracay and so focusing on the moment and really embracing everything around me was just what I needed. People have been telling me that I look more relaxed and carefree and I know it's because I have been working on just enjoying the now, and not stressing about where I'm supposed to be in the next few hours.

This week's wish is:

Listen to myself, and listen to people.

When I say listen to myself, I really mean listen to my body. I'm a fitness nut and I have been nursing an injured knee for almost 2 months now. I can't seem to completely get over it because I refuse to give up my Taekwondo, but I'm going to try and do better for my body...hopefully. >.> I don't want to be 50 years-old with a crazy injury because of something that I did foolishly in my 20's.

I want to be able to listen to be people better. I won't lie because I love to talk, but I love hearing interesting stories and making the person I'm listening to feel important. I can't stand being in a conversation where I feel like the other person is just waiting to speak and I always want to ask them to repeat what I last said. I am going to strive to be more of a listener this week and I hope that by doing so I'll gain a new perspective on conversation and relationships.

BTW, how adorable is that pretty little baby? Her name is Amy and I went to her first birthday, which is a massive deal in Korea. Amy loves to play "telephone" with her foot, and has all kinds of conversations with her very stylish self. Amy dismayed her grandfather when she picked a microphone up out of the items she was presented with for her birthday. In Korea when a child turns one they are presented with 3 items, which they "pick" from (basically whichever item ends up in their hot little hands OR mouth) and this item will indicate what kind of life the child will have. For example if they choose a gavel then they will be a lawyer/judge, or a sack of money means they will be rich. Amy likes to jam and snapped up the microphone in .5 seconds so apparently Amy is future K-Pop royalty!

If you want to get in the Weekly Wishes link-up action then here Melyssa's rules straight from The Nectar Collective:
1. Share your posts about your goals, challenges, and wishes for the next month, week, or year! Posts completely unrelated to the theme will be deleted.
2. Link back to this site so others can get their goal-setting on, too (You can use the button below)

3. The most important rule of all! You must visit the person's blog who linked up before you and leave them some motivating comment love. This is non-negotiable and is such an important part of this link-up! We are here to encourage each other to accomplish our goals. Let's do this together! Can't wait to visit your blogs and see what you are wishing for this week!


  1. Wow! Listening to people and being fully present while they tell you something is a realy good goal. I think it is the main thing that is missing in failing relationships. Good luck, and I hope all your relationships get blessed by it!

  2. so cute,lovely pic :)

  3. That's a really interesting fact about the first birthday. What a cool tradition to have! Funny how a lot of people never do seem to end up in the places they thought they would be as kids. I know I didn't! Good luck to you on your new goal!

  4. I understand how you feel.. I got an injury on my back a few weeks before and I coudnt do yoga or running for a awhile. It hurt even when I breathed. I hope you feel better soon. Take care.


  5. Hahah that is such a cute story about Amy! She seems like she's got such personality. Good luck with your wishes! xx

    Allie @

  6. I'm so glad that setting the intention of being more present worked out for you! Ah, I am finding that it's such a beautiful gift, to be more in the moment. Life's just better that way!

    I think it's great of you to work on being a better listener and I definitely could work on this one myself, too! As an only child, I'm used to any conversation I am in being about ME! Haha... I've had to learn the hard way that I don't HAVE to be the center of attention and while it's not as difficult as it was when I was younger, I know I can keep flapping my yap sometimes when I should open my ears more!

    Finally: what a cute little "life path decider" with those gifts. Sorry that her grandpa was disappointed, but that's so funny that there was no hesitation! :) Really cool!


  7. So glad your goal for last week was a succes! Continue with it!
    And I also really like your goal for this week. I think it's a great idea to not onlylisten to yourself and what you need, but to others aswell. Sometimes what other people say to us, share with us can indeed give us new insights in life. Can't wait to hear how it goes!