November 2021 Update

When I wrote my last post about how I was going to return to my normal writing schedule, I had forgotten to take into account the time I would need to spend for my law school applications. I am almost done with them now, though! Just 5 left, as of this writing. Hopefully, afterwards, I’ll be bored enough to start writing again. I already have a few drafts for this website that I would love to finish, and I’m also looking forward to writing about new ideas.

This month has been good. To destress, I took up judo a few weeks ago and have been going to a local dojo twice a week. It’s nice to forget about everything and just get physical. I’m also playing more chess—I’m nowhere near the level of focus I had earlier this year when I was reading chess books to improve, but I find that chess is weirdly therapeutic, so I’m glad to make the time.

I’m just glad that I’m done with the LSAT—I can return to my hobbies again! And I’m sure that I’ll even have more time on my hands once I finish my applications. Can’t wait to do and read more.

Speaking of which, these are the books I read this month. Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College by Michael J. Kruger, The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere by Pico Iyer, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling, and The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller.

Each book was amazing. Surviving Religion 101 answered some of the questions that I had lately; The Art of Stillness gave me silence, which I am always in need of (LA is too loud); Harry Potter…well, it’s always an immersive experience; and The Meaning of Marriage was a great book for me, as it gave me a new, challenging way to think about singleness, relationships, and marriage.

Oh, and I’ve been watching Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha every now and then. It’s slow and relaxing, which is exactly what I need right now. I’ve also been listening to a lot of Korean Indie songs, which are my recent favorites.

I think that’s it for this post, ha. Although I haven’t been able to post as often as I would’ve liked, I wanted to post at least once a month, hence this one. Going forward, I’ll have more free time (in just a few days) and that means I’ll be able to do more, read more, and write more! Very excited. I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.