Working On

Design/Arts/Crafts. One of my goals in 2018 is to get back to making art. The challenge is getting into a new routine. Perhaps I will designate an hour each day to work on something. It could be collecting references/inspiration, quick sketching or crocheting while watching videos/movies, filling a page with marks/doodles, challenging myself to make a beautiful mess, or even something as simple as prepping the stage/canvas/studio/workspace.

Physical Fitness. I go to Zumba 1-2x a week and personal training once a week. My mission is to hit my daily goal of 10,000 steps, but it’s tough when one makes a living sitting in front of the computer. Nevertheless, I’ve been challenging myself to move throughout the day, drink more water (and use the upstairs bathroom when I have to go), hop on the treadmill after dinner to help make up for any shortfall, and stand up and pace whenever I’m on the phone. Doing chores to the Zumba station on Pandora gets me moving and takes away some of the drudge as well.

Yummies. Every now and then I dabble with making Korean dishes that my mom might make. The biggest challenge is determining precise measurements. I’m a Zen chef. I like to look at a recipe and then make it my own, or maybe not even cook with a recipe but put together ingredients that might go well together.

Although I am extremely camera-shy, you might catch me in some of my daughter’s dairy-free cooking videos. I’m usually the blurry blob in the background, the headless torso, or the close-up hand model handling or plating food.

Writing. Percolating in the recesses of my mind is my Great American Novel that will one day be a made into a movie. It would help if I got it down on the page first. 😉

I also have hundreds of blog topics waiting to be fleshed out and posted. Time to lock up the Censor (aka Writing Party-Pooper), set some hardcore deadlines, and enlist some friends to hold me accountable.

Reading. Fiction: regency romances, paranormal romances, and young adult (YA) novels. Non-fiction: self-improvement, heath/fitness, cookbooks, and education. Reading recommendations appreciated.

And?… Alas! Not enough hours in my day.

(Last updated 5/7/18)

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3 thoughts on “Working On

  1. Hi Sophia, Ellen sent me your site and I’m blown away. So complete, honest and thoughtful. I’m really looking forward to spending more time reading your posts and am really looking forward to the cookbook. Now maybe I’ll be able to cook something delicious instead of buying the premades… I didn’t know that your daughter has a nut allergy. I’m allergic to tree nuts and coconut products. If you’re trying to get the coconut based products out of your house (used as a popular foaming agent-their pervasive), I have a list of the 50 chemical names for coconut derived products and I’m happy to forward it if you if you like. ANyWay, we’re off to the H for their Kimchi Jiggae (my new breakfast staple). Ahnyoung (sp?)! Please keep in touch, Jacquie

  2. What a great blog! Thank you for having this. As a fellow KA, it is so great to see a cooking/etc. blog from a someone of a similar background. Having moved away from So Cal 4 years ago and now living in an area where Korean food is not as good, I’ve been trying to cook Korean food on my own. I would love to get the cookbook when it’s done!

  3. Sophia, what a great blog. I like the crocheting idea. I think we used to do that all the time as kids. I remember doing that with you! I recently picked it up myself and started with scarves and posting things on etsy.com. I think the blog is a nice extension of your creativeness. I say quit freelancing and devote all of your time to this blog and make it a maglog.

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