Summer Goals Checklist

Summer Goals Checklist

Some of you might be wondering what I’m up to right now. These are my 4 priorities to accomplish by the end of summer.


Being back home means getting back into a routine. For me that means regular therapy sessions so I can continue to work on learning how to manage anxiety. My goal for the next few months is to learn how to increase my tolerance for uncertainty. I’m not a control-freak type of person, if anything I would say that I’m quite good a rolling with the punches, going with the flow. However, my subconscious has a very low tolerance for not knowing what’s around the corner. My brain just gravitates towards the black-hole of what-if questions.

In the program I just completed, I need to have three languages in order to graduate. Because of the rules about testing, my ability to only type Chinese and not write with a pen, means that I have to write the HSK Chinese exam. My three languages for CEMS are English, Mandarin, and Spanish. The three languages I know best are English, Cantonese, and Italian. Just goes to show how accurate transcripts are at depicting reality, I guess. Standardized testing is stupid.

In order to take her in the car we need to work on a lot of training. Lots of basic stuff from learning what’s okay chew, reliably going to the bathroom outside, being a polite passenger in the car who doesn’t want to climb everywhere. But for now, we’re just going to tackle the basics and look forward to our hike in upstate New York sometime in September.

Yeah, I think a job thing is a good idea. I’m gonna look into this after I complete item #2. That’s all I have to say about this for now.






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