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My Self-Improvement Plan for 2017

2017 is my year. For the first time ever, my heart skips a beat whenever I say the year “2017”. I feel like I am finally home. Let me put this way: It feels the same as when you first step out of your hotel balcony overlooking an amazing scenery.

This year, my goal is to be better mentally, emotionally, and physically. Every year, I mentally list what I plan on achieving. Some I accomplish, some not. That’s life. However, since I’ll be blogging this year, why not share them. My list might inspire you to create your own goals/achievements for 2017.

I will call this list my self-improvement plans for 2017 🙂

  1. Exercise Daily: I know, I know.. this is a common goal for probably half the population of the earth, buuuuuuut it is a legit goal. Why not? For me, I have a treadmill in my bedroom kicking at my conscious every single day. I bought it for a reason last year and I’m planning on honoring that. I will not set a goal weight. I will simply focus on improving my health and body. I know by time, routine will kick in and I’ll go back to slacking. This time, I am allowing my OCD skills to kick in and I’ll be setting a plan. I will watch my favorite shows while exercising. Thus, every time I step on the treadmill, I’ll be excited about the next episode instead of whining over being lazy. Furthermore, I will be walking and/or running on that treadmill for a maximum of 45 minutes. (If you’re smart enough, you’ll know that most show run between 20 to 40 minutes).
  2. Read 12 books: Each month, I will read one book. As simple as that. This year I’ll be focusing on self improvement books particularly in the business/entrepreneurial field.
  3. Daily Positives: At the end of each day, I will write down in my journal one positive thing that happened that day.
  4. Budget my Expenses: Truth be told that I can be a borderline splurge. I love makeup, clothes, food, coffee etc etc. Most importantly, I love spoiling the people who are dear to me with little treats. This year I plan to continue on doing all that but wisely.
  5. Visit a New Country: My dad is overprotective. However, I don’t know how or when or where yet but I will be visiting a new country this year.
  6. Closet Purge: Another brand new goal for me is to clean up my space. This month, I will be cleaning out all the clothes, shoes, and other “stuff” that I no longer use.
  7. Bucket-list: I’ll be listing down that “stuff” that I need to buy, accomplish, finish, gain, start, etc this year.

Well, so far, here is my self-improvement plan for this year. I will let you know by January 1, 2018 how it all went 🙂

Mini little tip: Buy a notebook. Create your own list and plan! Draw, doodle, list, anything!!! Just grab a pen and a notebook and write down what you want.

Cheers!!!

Zee

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Why Am I here?

I’ve been asking myself this question for the past couple of days. Why am I blogging? Where am I getting all this energy from?

I tried blogging in the past. I’ve created several social media accounts but all failed within a month. I would get bored easily and just give up. However, this time, it feels personal. It feels like a need. I feel like I’m doing something for myself; something I am passionate about. I even have a business idea. I’m reading books about management and entrepreneurship.

They say everything happens for a reason and that is something I sincerely believe in. Today, I found the answer. I am here because I got my heart-broken and I realized that the only way to heal is to love myself. This blog is a distraction from the chaos in my heart but it is creating a brand new mind. I am finally thinking about my future instead of the past. This is what I’ve always wanted to do: Share my love for food and my unique sense of style in fashion. I truly believe that something big and important and successful will come out of this blog.

My soulmate once told me, I will either be your blessing or a lesson. You are both. Your lesson was that no matter what happens, I am smart enough to stand up and stay strong. You are also my blessing because you showed me that dreams can come true if I only believe in myself.

I am here because I have something to share with this world and also because of my soulmate.

Why are you here?

 

 

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Zee & Doha Coffee

Finding good coffee in Doha can be pretty challenging. It. Is. Not. Dubai.

If I had a Riyal (Doha’s currency) for every time someone told me “Doha is not Dubai”, I would easily have ten thousand riyals extra in my bank. I can’t say millionaire because I don’t know a million people obviously 🙂

Doha has changed dramatically during the last 10 years; including the coffee chains.

As a coffee addict, I have found 5 places in Doha that make the best coffee! (Starbucks is NOT included).

  • Tim Hortons 

They have the best iced coffee ever! How do I know? Well, I have this bad habit, I never finish my coffee. I keep drinking till I feel the kick then stop. However, with Tim’s (yeah that’s my nickname for it), I can go all the way to the bottom. Secret? Never with whipped cream and with an extra shot of espresso. Even their food is really good but that’s for another time.

  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

I always like to test out different drinks at a coffee shop. But with CBTL, it was never the case. Black Forest & always Black Forest. What’s so special about it is the real coffee beans blended with real pieces of cherry. Fruity and strong. It never needs an extra shot. Well, sometimes.

This place personally holds a special place in my heart 🙂 & that’s not for sharing.
  • Columbus
Mocha Percolate. Mocha Percolate. Mocha Percolate. I remember the first time I bought that with my cousin. Our simultaneous reaction was: WOW. sweet & strong! I always order mine with extra shot as well.
  • Caribou

Their cold drinks can be very sweet which is perfect for those days when you’re craving sugar. I can really vouch for their Berry White Mocha with extra shot no cream. Really Really good.

Keep in mind that their sizes are big compared to other coffee shops.
As for their hot drinks, I like all of them. I always order the one with mint; also with an extra shot 🙂
and finally,
  • Coffee Beanery
It is not very popular in Doha; however, I am lucky that we have a branch at my work place.
All their drinks are really good. What makes this place extra special?
THEY CREATED A DRINK AFTER ME. I mean, how cool is that?
Here is the story:
I always like to have my coffee black early in the morning. & I always need a kick of sweetness with it. Black coffee and sugar tastes really awful to me. So, I created my own signature drink. Black coffee with a shot of chocolate syrup! I remember the first time I ordered that at work, all the baristas preparing coffee for other staff members stopped and looked at me & I just laughed and said, yes that will be me for the next few years!
The next day, one barista told me we really liked your combination and we’re naming it Black Magic. Black for the coffee, and magic for me 🙂 🙂 Ps. That is not the first time someone calls me magic!
Until next time!
Cheers,
Zee