Day 615 – Fighting Social Anxiety

I don’t like to eat in the lunch room during school hours because of the sheer amount of people there. I can’t really enjoy my lunch if there’s too many people around me. I guess that’s why I don’t really like crowded restaurants either. Anyway, I like to eat in this one teacher’s classroom (don’t worry, she’s totally fine with me eating there) because there’s fewer people there.

One time, my teacher sat down with me and the other kids who ate in her room to talk to us about being happier students, therefore happier people. It’s her goal this year to teach us ways to be happier persons because of some certain dark events that had happened this school year. She had several units, and this month’s unit was realizing our biggest weakness and working on improving it.

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Day 511- Toenails and Paper-cuts Galore!

So my week is off to a great start. Last night, I split my toenail in half. It sounds a lot grosser than it actually was. I didn’t split my toenail in two pieces. It was more like I was peeling off a layer of toenail. Now I have a very thin layer of toenail protecting my toe. Okay, actually I take that back. That also sounds pretty gross. I apologize if I just upset your stomach.

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Thankfully, it didn’t hurt that much. I actually didn’t notice it until I hit my toe on a table leg.

(If you can’t tell by now, I’m super clumsy. Sometimes, I trip over nothing.)

Also, I gave myself a small paper cut on my finger and it STINGS LIKE A MOTHERFLUBBER! How can something so tiny hurt so dang much? Science probably has the answer to that. I bet my nerves are having a party right now.

On top of all that, this week is finals week. Am I having a rough time? A little bit. Just a tad.

I hope you guys are having a much better week than I am!

If you aren’t, here’s a few gifs that might make you happier:

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Until next time….

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Day 496- Merry Christmas!

I’m posting this rather late but Merry Christmas everyone! I spent all day with my family eating, talking, playing, and watching Sherlock on Netflix (I finally convinced them to start watching it and they love it!).

As for the presents, I decided not to ask for any books this year because I have over 15 (!) that I own and haven’t read yet. I’m putting myself on a book buying ban until my TBR list gets considerably shorter.

It’s weird how fast this month has gone by. It seems like yesterday it was Thanksgiving and now the year is about to end.  I’m excited to see what 2017 has in store for us. I just hope it won’t be as eventful as this year. I think the world can take the break.

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Merry Christmas everyone!

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Until next time….

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Day 465- Ten Unusual Things I’m Thankful For

Everyone talks about the basic things they’re thankful for around Thanksgiving time. Family, friends, food, privileges, etc. I wanted to talk about ten things that I don’t realize I take for granted until I think about it. These are the things that aren’t the first items I think of when someone asks me what I’m thankful for.

1. Music

Music is a big part of my life. I’ve played several instruments in my childhood, and it’s also what got me through some tough times.

2. Medical Care

As a kid, I was always sick. I’m not sure I would be alive if I didn’t have the easy access to medical care I had.

3. My failures

I learned from my failures, and came out stronger. I’m thankful for my successes, but I wouldn’t be where I am today without my failures either.

4. Paper

Without paper, I wouldn’t be able to write. Without paper, I wouldn’t be able to draw. Without paper, I wouldn’t be able to read as a kid.

5. Holidays

I don’t get to see my relatives and my whole immediate family together often, but the holidays always brings us together.

6. My glasses

I can’t see that far without my glasses. Without them, I probably would struggle in my classes.

7. Chapstick

My lips get chapped all the time.

8. Beds

I love sleeping. I love my bed. I take my bed for granted all the time, but I shouldn’t.

9. Freedom of creativity

This kind of ties in with #10, but I get the freedom of creativity thanks to the internet and thanks to art. My childhood mind can thrive.

10. My blog and the people I’ve met because of it

I don’t know where I would be without this blog. I lived in a world where no one was as passionate about reading and books as I was until I created this blog. It opened up a whole different world, and now I can fangirl about books with others without being judged.

The people I’ve met because of this blog have been nothing but supportive and so freaking nice. I still can’t wrap my head around the sheer size of this book community and all the love and care everyone feels for each other.

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Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it! Until next time….

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Day 451- Leaving Twitter

I know I’m posting this super late compared to my normal posting schedule, but I just wanted to say that I’m leaving Twitter.

I have a couple reasons:

1. I don’t use Twitter

I don’t see a point of keeping something I don’t use. I’ve been pretty inactive on social media, and I don’t plan to start being active any time soon.

2. I don’t have time

Once again, I don’t use social media often. I don’t want to dedicate time to keep up with it when I could be using that time to read and blog.

3. Negativity

There has been so much negativity on Twitter with the recent events to the point I broke down crying today from all the hate. Now, all this hate isn’t directly pointed at me, but it does include me in it. Considering my reaction today, I don’t think being on Twitter would be healthy for me.

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Now, this doesn’t mean I won’t reconsider getting a Twitter later in the future. For right now, I want to delete my account. I’ve been thinking about doing it for awhile, and my reaction today just gave me a decisive reason why I should.

This doesn’t mean I’m going to stop blogging. I’m not going to stop blogging unless something drastic happens in my life that forces me to quit.

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Stay positive! Until next time….

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Day 425: I’m Taking a Small Break

I’m going to take a one/two week break from blogging.

School is always super hectic for me, but next week is going to be a tornado. On top of the fact that next week is midterms, I also have national testing and two more unit tests. Also, a lot of the school clubs I’m a member of are having volunteer opportunities that I need to attend.

In short, I won’t have enough free time to blog, let alone sleep.

Most of the time, during the weekends, I write and schedule all the posts for the week. Because I need to really focus on classes right now, I’m not going to be able to create any posts. I was thinking about only taking one week off, but realistically, I’m going to need about two to recoup and recover from the load of tests I’m about to take.

Hopefully I’ll make it through this next week.

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Until next time….

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Day 389: Throne of Glass TV Show is Happening!?!

GUYS IT’S HAPPENING! The Throne of Glass TV Show (which is apparently going to be named after the fourth book in the series, Queen of Shadows) is actually going to happen!

To be completely honest, when the news first got out that there was going to be a TV show adaptation of the TOG series (about a year ago), I was a bit skeptical. Sometimes a book’s movie/TV show adaptation doesn’t work out when it’s in creation and is never released. I thought that this would be the case for this (please don’t hate me).

But I was totally wrong! Kira Snyder (who also worked on The 100) will be writing the adaptation. It will be produced by the Mark Gordon Company, which also created shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Criminal Minds.

The queen behind this amazing series, Sarah J. Maas, tweeted about this on Twitter, and if you want to go to the article she tweeted out, click here.

I’m super excited that this series is becoming a TV show, but I’m also a bit scared. I love the series so much that I think that I’ll have too high of expectations when it’s released. Because of the different media, there are some things that producers cannot replicate on screen that happens in the stories. I hope that the storyline doesn’t stray too much from the original, but I’m not sure what to expect.

 

 

Day 381: Another Full Revolution Around the Sun

Today marks the day of another full revolution I made around the sun. Thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday! It means so much to me. I definitely felt the love (especially from those who kept on spamming me 😂 ).

Per usual, I asked for the next available Sarah J. Maas book (which happens to be Empire of Storms) for my birthday. Every year on my birthday I ask for the next Throne of Glass book, and although this year it’s coming a little after my birthday, I’m happy to wait.

Anyway….

I really should be doing my homework right now but I’m a big procrastinator so… yeah. Hopefully it won’t take that long. At least tomorrow is Friday.

Classes aren’t that bad at the moment, but I’m expecting to become much busier later on during the year.

I haven’t been reading much. I’m still getting used to the change of going back to school, but maybe I’ll have time over the weekend to sneak some reading in.

Hope everyone has a lovely rest of their day!

Day 366: One Year Blogiversary!

Yesterday (August 16th) marked the day of my one year blogiversary.

I can’t believe I’ve been on the internet for one year now.

Heck, I can’t believe I actually committed to something other than family, friends, and books for over a year.

I don’t want to sound too cliche or cheesy, but I’m super thankful for everyone that I’ve met on the internet because of this blog. Everyone has been nothing but kind and supportive. (Gosh, pour on more cheese, would ya Jessica?)

Gladly.

This blog has given me an outlet to talk about what I love with other people who share the same love as I do. There aren’t many people in my personal circle that love reading and books as much as I do. Sure, a lot of my friends and family love to read, but they don’t have an obsession. Sometimes they thing I’m crazy.

No, I’m just fangirling.

But here on the book blogosphere, we’re all crazy about books, and I can feel like I can fangirl a lot more.

I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that it’s already been one year since I’ve started this blog.

I’m never going to stop reading, and hopefully not stop blogging as well.

Once a fangirl, always a fangirl.

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Hope everyone has a lovely day!

Day 344: Taking a Small Break (small update)

Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve done a life update…

I’m almost done with my very first serious digital art piece. It isn’t much, but I’m proud of my first try. I decided to draw Feyre and Rhysand from the A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas because I haven’t stopped thinking about that dang series ever since I finished A Court of Mist and Fury.

Pokémon Go has been taking over my life. Every time I go out, I whip out my phone to check if there’s any pokémon nearby. Yes, I’m now one of those people and not ashamed to admit it. I grew up with Pokémon, and this game is the closest thing to having Pokémon in real life (which was every Pokémon fan’s dream).

I tried rock climbing this month and I came to the conclusion that I’m TERRIBLE at it. I finally reached the top of a wall for the first time last week and it took me over a minute and a half to get there… Oh well. I had a rocky start, but it can only go up from here (really bad pun intended).

Anyway, I don’t think I’ll be able to blog much this week because I’m going to have a extremely minor surgery (nothing serious, don’t worry) tomorrow. From what I heard from other people, I’m going to feel like crap for the rest of the week. I have a couple posts scheduled, but other than that, I’m not going to very active this week.

Hopefully I’ll be able to get back into the swing of things soon after the surgery.

Other than that, there hasn’t been much happening in my life.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day and stay safe!