String Project Week 9 Goal
The String Project
Week 8 Recap:
Week 8 goal (4/28 - 5/4) SUPER CHALLENGE:
-Be nicer to my family and complain less (black string) SUCCEEDED!
-Help mum and dad with household chores (turquoise string) SUCCEEDED!
-Try new cooking and baking recipes (pink string)SUCCEEDED!
-Clean out all junk and re-decorate the house (purple string)SUCCEEDED!
-Clean out all junk and re-decorate the house SUCCEEDED!
YEAHHH! I conquered my second SUPER CHALLENGE! It was definitely a fantastic month for me to keep my focus on my family because through it all, I grew closer to them. I realized what a tough job it was for my parents to take care of us all, and I’m ever so grateful for them. Believe it or not, I actually enjoy doing household chores as a result of the challenges. It has become a habit of mine to keep things tidy and clean now, and my parents are very pleased with that xD
Last week, I learned to make some of my favorite foods (bold-flavored fried shrimp and tofu soaked in tomato sauce). The dishes doesn’t look that appetizing, but MMHMMM, they were very delicious! My dad assisted me, of course. I had trouble cutting the shrimps’ heads off as I have never even held a dead raw shrimp in my hands before. It took me a while and I was quite shaky the entire time, but I eventually did it. I guess cooking meat is something I’ll just get used to ^^; I’m going to be learning more recipes from my parents - I’m especially looking forward to the taro sweet soup/dessert this Friday!
By myself, I made steamed bun with custard filling (Ah, so good I had four), roasted-cocoa almond butter (yummy on toast), garlic potato wedges (I left them out to cool and my sister ate the whole dang plate when I came back… T^T), and banana “ice cream” (frozen banana with almond butter topped with some nuts - healthy substitute for ice cream!)
When it came to being nicer to my family and trying to complain less, I had a few moments where I really wanted to scream at certain people. Though, I’d look at my black string, remind myself to contain my anger, and let out my feelings in more civil ways. Difficult and frustrating but not impossible aha.
Anyway, I’m happy that I set these goals for myself last month. I feel that they have not only helped me but my entire family grow as well. We’re eating more meals, watching more movies, taking more evening walks, and just spending more time together! (:
For week 9 goal (5/05 - 5/11), represented by my orange string, I will:
-Finish my schoolwork before 10:30PM