Daily Archives: January 4, 2012

day 4.

a couple little birthday gifts for myself.

two air plants and the best chocolate bar ever.

tomorrow is my 30th birthday. so ready to leave 29 behind.

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kimchi making!

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kimchi ingredients: garlic, ginger, carrot, onion, green onion, hot peppers, purple cabbage, green cabbage, kosher salt

i wish my phone took better pictures, but i think you get the idea.

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fermentation and pickle club.

self-care goal: try something you’ve never done before

self-care goal: learn a new skill

self-care goal: spend time with new friends/friends i haven’t really hung out with 1:1 before

self-care goal: make delicious, healthy food

i have a whole list of self-care goals and activities (which i’m hoping to post here eventually).

today┬ái made kimchi for the first time ever with two friends that i haven’t had the chance to spend a ton of time with yet. we had so much fun chopping and grating and salting and pounding. we even decided to make our hangout a regular thing, and the pdx fermentation and pickle club was born! i feel like we need to come up with a really good name for our club still, but next up is sourdough!

i can’t wait to try my kimchi in two weeks! yum!

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day 4.

went to acupuncture this morning.

i’ve been going to acupuncture at least once a week since october. i was in a small car accident in september that left me with whiplash, and i’ve been getting massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic care to help heal.

there is something so magical about acupuncture for me. i don’t know if it’s that i really feel and believe that it works, or if it is the hour or so i’m on the table being really present and relaxed, or a combination of so many unexplainable things, but it is one of my favorite acts of self-care that i have implemented in the past couple of months. it has helped me with so much more than whiplash, and it is something i am consistently looking forward to.

my case is going to close soon, and i need to figure out a way to keep acupuncture as a part of my weekly or biweekly routine. it is just so good for me right now.

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