Linping: Three Weeks In


It has now been 3 weeks since I moved to Linping, slowly I have started to feel more comfortable with the area, have met a few people, started my Chinese lessons and school is already two weeks in.

When I think about it as a whole year panic starts to raise again, but when I focus on the day by day, I’m able to relax and enjoy what I’m doing.

So far I’ve been quite good at keeping up with my goals. I have met new people and started to build new friendships. I found a tutor and had a first Chinese lesson, and have been studying frequently on my own time, although have not settled in the routine of studying every day, so I need to make a bigger effort.

Another goal that needs more effort, is making sure I exercise 5 days a week. When I find myself nervous or anxious, a big part of me just wants to stay inside and remove myself from what I’m living; being online or watching movies is usually my go to. Leaving that comfort zone to start doing something else, requires much willpower.

As for the saving money, from the spending I have had in the last couple of weeks, I think it’s quite doable but I guess I’ll see better how it works once I get my first paycheck.


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