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joy memories_2geez, this week has been freezing – there’s been lots of beanies, coffee and layers put on. luckily it hasn’t been pouring with rain every day, so i’m quite grateful for that. The sun has still been making an appearance here and there, which makes me smile a bit. I’ve been getting back into reading program related literature, and it’s been really comforting for me. I’m looking forward to the next couple of weeks because I can finally get back to seeking some support, which will hopefully help push me a long again.

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pretzel dogs

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shot by: Joyce Wong (ms_jwong)
I decided to update this recipe since i posted them 2 years ago. For some time now, I have been on the look out for a recipe that will give me a more fluffy and soft dough. The taste remains the same, but this texture was missing for me. Finally, I think I’ve hit a gold mine with these babies! ♥

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joy memories_2I do enjoy a long weekend. But to be honest, I completely forgot about it until one of my students from tutoring reminded me. Still, it feels pretty sweet even though the week will probably feel more hectic because it’s ‘shorter’. earlier in the week, I felt a jolt of motivation to be productive. There were a number of small things on my list which I was avoiding, but once I started to address them – it felt a little easier to do. there’s still a few more things which i’m still struggling to push through – but it takes baby steps. I need to remind myself that. It’s okay to reassess your expectations and… lower them.

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It’s been a very slow week; very different from last week’s pace. it’s funny how you go from one extreme to the other. After giving myself permission to ‘slow down’, now I feel myself isolating. It’s been hard to leave the house, just to do the simple things in life. It’s probably a combination of dreading the Winter cold, stress and struggling with the self love thing. Fingers crossed next week, i’ll feel a little more hopeful and excited about getting out there.

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joy memories_2It’s the last week of Uni classes and I am totally wrecked. this week has been so long and stressful. I haven’t been able to sleep properly, getting weird stomach cramps, sniffing and sneezing… while also trying to juggle tutoring, assessments and complete compulsory literacy/numeracy exams for the government. It’s all part of becoming a victorian school teacher – I need to sit a 6 hour exam, AND fund it myself (not happy). It just seems so inconvenient, when I am already so busy and stressed in life.

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joy memories_2Currently I’m sitting in bed trying to juggle writing my essay, watching an episode of ‘smallville’ and write this post at the same time. I probably shouldn’t be doing so many things, but i can’t help it. I’m supposed to be the hardworking student having everything done before monday’s class, but not feeling 100% has made me mentally shut off. It doesn’t help that I have been completely physically unmotivated, which doesn’t help my state of my mind. Why does assessment period and professional placement always happen when Winter is also looming? I am quite certain I will be getting sick soon. Very soon.

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joy memories_2This week has felt like such a long, long week. I can’t remember the last time i felt so busy and overwhelmed with so many things. To be honest, I feel like I’ve been letting down a lot of people around me… being late to appointments, trying to say ‘yes’ to people, missing my group meeting, overstepping and overdoing… just everything has felt ‘too much’. I’ve apologised so many times this week, it doesn’t even feel like a word anymore.

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joy memories_2It’s been a long time. I know it’s been a long time.
But I’ve been here. I’ve been sitting here trying to figure out how to come back to all of this… how to continue this or start all over again. There have been so many times where I have sat in front of the computer screen, trying to figure out what to write… but the ‘fear’ has been stopping me. It feels like it’s been a long time, and it has.

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joy memories_2woah. it’s been an emotional past few weeks since I have written a #joyMemories post. Sorry lovelies, I haven’t been feeling mentally well and this week assessment period made everything very stressful very quickly. I feel so tired and exhausted… unable to fit in the time to cook my weekly family dinners which i’m missing a lot. But i’m grateful for the next 3 weeks as I won’t have Uni classes, so I can rest a little and take things slower. Something i’m looking forward to is Winter finally coming to an end. I honestly couldn’t be more excited to welcome spring with open arms, because that means I can start planning road trips again.
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