Today I received an email that I sent myself on December 10, 2011. I love doing this FutureMe.org email thing because it’s such a pleasant surprise to get the email and to think, “Righttttt, I vaguely remember sending this, but did I really send it a year ago??”
A lot of the content of this letter is personal (just between me and myself!) but there are a few things I want to address:
I just finished watching episode 9 of Flower Boy Ramyun Shop while (sort of) working on Chapter Thirty-Four of “Sunflower”…Now I’m watching episode 10 and trying to finish this chapter so I can finish the first draft of this novel finally.
I love how there’s no mention of how much I absolutely hated Flower Boy Ramyun Shop…although maybe at that time I didn’t hate it yet haha.
Also, I finished the first draft. Now I’m nearly finished with the second draft as well, and I’m workshopping it in my writing group.
“Right now the song “Love is You” from the Prosecutor Princess OST started playing. This song always gives me a deep ache in my heart.”
Some things don’t change.
“Have you seen Super Junior yet?”
And that would be a resounding YES!!!!! Woohoo!!
“A lot can happen in year.”
Yep. Things changed in ways I couldn’t have imagined. 2012 was one of the best years of my life.
I think it was a great idea to send it to myself in December (although I know I didn’t decide on December for any particular reason) because it gives me the chance to reflect on the past year - something I’ve always loved to do. It’s wonderful to see what has changed and what hasn’t, and how grateful I am for everything that’s happened.
In fact, I love it so much that I’ll go ahead and send another email to my future self right now and promptly forget about it!
@GaemGyu An important note to all the precious overseas fans who are currently visiting Korea! Be aware that a powerful typhoon called “BOLAVEN” will
@GaemGyu strike Korea beginning today, August 27th until August 30th, so please do not go outside, avoid any undergrounds and stay in a safe place.
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omg kyu did you write that yourself? :3
I also want to add Ming and Kangin’s tweets to this because it just shows how caring these guys are:
@imSMl: Please do not come to today’s Sukira open studio~ Because the typhoon is coming it’s dangerous~!! Please do not come~ Because I am really worried.. Especially the overseas fans who came to Korea they might not know how dangerous the situation is, our Korean fans please take care of them
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@Himsenkangin: you have to prepare earlier so udon’t get affected by the typhoon, okay?
A couple of weeks ago, I finally started waking up at 6 am to write (yay!!). What finally got me up was the realization that Super Junior’s Kiss the Radio airs from 6 am to 8 am PDT. Getting the chance to listen to (and sometimes) see DJ WookMin made waking up that early worth it. And it worked. The fact that I used SuKiRa to wake up doesn’t take away from my happiness that I could do it or that I consider it a success.
However, I ran into a problem this week. DJ WookMin are not on SuKiRa. Because of other Super Junior schedules, there are guest DJs for the whole week…and I don’t particularly care about any of them except 2PM’s Junsu (along with 2PM’s Junho) on Friday.
So what do I have to motivate me to get up at 6 am?
Hopefully, my writing. I’m asking myself how much my writing matters to me - if it’s enough to get me up in the morning.
If it isn’t, I honestly don’t know what I’m doing with my life.
I’ve been trying to wake up at 6 am to write for quite awhile, but it always ends up looking something like this: wake up at 6 am on Monday…then sleep in until 7:30 for the rest of the week (yes, I count waking up at 7:30 as “sleeping in” on days that I have work).
I decided to try something different this week. On Saturday, I decided that I would get up at 6 am for the next 7 days. Today’s Friday. From Sunday until today, I woke up at 6 am everyday except one. Not a perfect record, but much better than what I was managing before.
The day that I didn’t wake up at 6, I decided it was important for my mind and body to sleep in a bit and get some rest. That’s okay too. I go on a case-by-case basis, deciding what’s best for me that particular day. What I didn’t do was sleep in because I just didn’t feel like getting up. That’s probably my biggest success.
I realized something amazing today. I’m the type of person that has trouble functioning without 8 hours of sleep (I swear I was never like that before), but I slept at 12 last night and still had no trouble waking up at 6 this morning. It felt incredible.
Of course, it helps that SuKiRa is on at 6 am and I have DJ WookMin to help motivate me to get up ;)