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Category Archives: goals

One Resolution and the $10 Deal

by Angela Tung on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, no comments

I saw this article today about making only one New Year resolution. Poppycock! was my first response. But the more I thought about it, the more it made sense. Last year my plan was to adjust my expectations, celebrate my accomplishments, and have short-term goals in mind but to not write them. I don’t know […]

Blogging and learning

by Angela Tung on Friday, May 11, 2012, no comments

I’ve been inconsistent lately about my blogging. My last post was on my birthday, nearly four weeks ago! For a while I had the goal of blogging at least twice a week, and for that short while, I was good about it. But lately something always comes up. Writing for work, my novel, shorter pieces, […]

No Resolutions

by Angela Tung on Sunday, January 1, 2012, one comment

Last week my yoga class was extra crowded with newbies. I’ve nothing against yoga newbies – I was one not too long ago (and still feel like one most of time) – but I know that by the end of January, most of them will have dropped out. The same thing would happen at my […]

Writing update + travel

by Angela Tung on Saturday, September 3, 2011, 2 comments

Another round of writing updates! The My Tiger Mom and Me e-book anthology is now available! It includes my essay, “Striving for Imperfection,” which won first place in Hyperink‘s contest. The paperback version of another anthology, Wisdom Has a Voice, is also now available. It includes my essay, “Puo-puo,” and is also available for the […]

Writing update: 12 Months, 60 Rejections

by Angela Tung on Saturday, August 13, 2011, 5 comments

I’ve been working on a bunch of things lately (hence, the slackness on the blog) and as usual, they’re all due at the same time. I’ve got one assignment, one submission to a literary journal, and one to an online magazine. The assignment is in good shape (I think), thanks in part to YP and […]

Fitness habit check-in

by Angela Tung on Saturday, July 9, 2011, one comment

I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since my last check-in. I was sure it was just one. No wonder working out as a habit this week felt a bit easier. The third week That Sunday I wasn’t planning on doing anything, but I ended up doing an hour of yoga. Monday I ran four […]

Checking in on picking up a new habit

by Angela Tung on Sunday, June 26, 2011, one comment

It’s been two weeks since I started my new habit of going to the gym after work, and it’s going well so far. The first week My first week I did cardio four days in a row.  On Monday, which was a work from home (WFH) day for a change since our office had just […]

Picking up a habit

by Angela Tung on Sunday, June 12, 2011, 2 comments

I’ve become incredibly undisciplined about working out. I could blame work, but the truth is I haven’t been meeting my exercise goals for some time.  My goal every week is to do 4 cardio sessions, whether running or elliptical, and three weight-bearing sessions, whether yoga, weights, or pilates.  Let’s take a look at my stats […]

Finally catching up

by Angela Tung on Saturday, June 11, 2011, one comment

That was a long two weeks. Work was quite busy, though in a good way.  I am getting a handle on striking a balance between trying to do a good job in my expanded role, and becoming completely obsessed and neglecting my own projects.  That being said, this weekend will be all about catching up […]

Writing news + goals check-in

by Angela Tung on Sunday, May 1, 2011, no comments

In case you missed it, here’s the stuff I published since my last writing news update: I’m Really Bad At Being Wrong, The Frisky, April 27 Falling, The Nervous Breakdown, April 28 Also, I finally met my memoir in person!  After one minor fix on the cover, it will be available for sale by the […]