Category: Life Update

Life Update: August 5, 2017

Hello all! I didn’t have time to post last week, but I have some big news: We got an apartment!

I don’t have any pictures of my own, but these are the ones from the agency.

I am SO EXCITED to move, which will happen September 1.

Other than doing LOTS of cleaning and packing, I’ve been working five days a week. I haven’t been spending much time reading or writing at all, if any. Plus, all my books are packed away now. I feel like I’m in a kind of limbo for the month of August and life will resume once I move.

Thanks so much to everyone who donated and shared the GoFundMe! We have yet to reach our goal, though. While we’re saving our money for the security deposit, any help you can give is still needed and greatly appreciated as we will also have a number of moving expenses. Additionally, there are so many things we don’t have that we’ll need to purchase once we move – beds, kitchen appliances, lamps, curtains, cleaning supplies, etc.

If you can, please consider donating. Sharing the GoFundMe is also needed and appreciated!

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Life Update: July 22, 2017

Hello all! I don’t have too much to update you on as I am focused on moving into my own apartment. Our GoFundMe is still going, so if you could pretty please consider donating and sharing, I would greatly appreciate it. Sharing on any social media – Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr – would be so amazing. Thank you!

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We have our first showing this Monday. Hopefully it will go well.

I started my new job this past week as well, and while it was mostly training at a different location, I am very excited about the job.

As far as reading goes, I haven’t been getting much reading done. I am currently reading two books – The Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende and Girls Will Be Girls by Emer O’Toole. However, I go most days without reading. So far this month I’ve only finished one little novella.

I’m hopeful next month will be better for lots of reasons!

Life Update: July 15, 2017

Hello all! I just wanted to let you know that my sister and I are doing better. We have more hope for the future. We’ve raised over $1500 now and that is so amazing to us. But not only that. We’ve had so many people send us messages and share the GoFundMe. We are encouraged by all of you who have been so kind. For both of us, our mental health has improved immensely because we have hope.

I start my new job this Monday, and hopefully after a few weeks, we’ll be able to move. Please keep sharing the fundraiser, especially on Facebook. Apparently, that’s where it can be most effective. But Twitter and Tumblr are extremely useful as well. Thank you so much!

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IMPORTANT Life Update: July 11, 2017

Hello all! I don’t have too much to report on here except to say my living situation is really becoming unsustainable. I don’t think I’ve touched on this in the past, but I live with my family and my depression and anxiety are worse because of it. A few days ago, my sister and I created a GoFundMe to help us get out of here. Please consider donating, and if you can or can’t, please please please share it around social media (especially Facebook and Twitter). The more shares, the more it will help us.

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We’ve raised $900 of our $3000 goal, and every little bit truly helps. Thank you so much.

I also created a video where I talked about this.

Life Update: July 2, 2017

Hello all! Once again, I haven’t really been around. But I have good news: I got a job! It’s a part-time job, 25 hours per week, but maybe the hours will increase in the future. Maybe it will even develop into a full-time position in the future.

The reason I haven’t been around is because I’ve been very slumpy due to Ready Player One. I DNF’d the book, and I explain why in my June Wrap Up video on YouTube. My mental health has also not been at its best. I’ve just felt drained. On top of that, my dad’s car broke down, so I had to help him almost everyday.

Additionally, this job… I’m happy to have a job. This one is at a bank, and I wanted a job in college administration. I’ve accepted the job and interviewed for the job because I need the money, but now I’m not sure what to do. Do I keep applying to college admin jobs? Should I wait a while – like six months – and then keep applying? Should I just stick with working at the bank?

The thing is, I don’t care that much what my job is. I care about the job not being mentally draining. I suffer from a lot of anxiety and depression, and in the past I’ve had jobs that were horrible for me.

What I want is to be a writer. I want to have a job that can pay my bills while I try to write. There’s a book called Real Artists Have Day Jobs: (And Other Awesome Things They Don’t Teach You in School) by Sara Benincasa that I really want to read. Maybe it’ll provide some insight. I’m not sure.

So it’s just been a depressing, draining, hot week, even though I’m happy I got a job. I start in mid-July and I hope it goes well.

Life Update: June 24, 2017

Hello all! It’s been literally two weeks since I posted anything. I’m sorry about that. I just wasn’t very motivated to write for the blog, and I’ve been anxious about finding a job. I have had several promising interviews, so let’s hope I find something soon.

I have been posting videos over on my YouTube channel, the most recent one being a review of Difficult Women by Roxane Gay. I meant to also post written reviews here, but obviously that didn’t happen in this case. If you enjoy bookish videos, feel free to check out the channel.

I also enjoy Tumblr and I run this blog dedicated to all things period drama and fantasy. I enjoy making edits and gifs for it. So, again, if you’re into that, feel free to check that out.

Other than that, I’ve been playing video games and reading. Not much else to report on, honestly. It’s almost the end of the month, so at the beginning of July I’ll have several new posts coming. I love the beginnings of things.

Life Update: June 10, 2017

I haven’t been around this past week, and I’ve made zero posts since my last life update. That’s all due to my mental health. I just haven’t felt like participating.

What have I been doing instead? Reading a bit (by listening to audiobooks), playing video games, and watching YouTube.

This past week I did get an in-person interview, and they said they’d let me know in a week. I hope I have a job the next time I do a life update post! That would be awesome.

At the end of the last post, I promised I would start a bullet journal, and I did!

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I found a cheap one at Michael’s that even has the dot graph. I also got a great collection of colorful pens. I’ve been updating my trackers and other things daily. Maybe in the future I’ll go into more detail on how I use it, but right now it’s brand new.

Another exciting thing that happened is the publisher sent me a copy of Hunger by Roxane Gay. This is one of my most anticipated books. I can’t wait to read it. It comes out on June 13 and I highly recommend you pick it up. I know it’s going to be awesome.

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I did go and see Wonder Woman in theaters and I adored it. I love superhero movies in general, but the last few Marvel movies haven’t been great to me. I’m getting bored with them. I feel like the DC movies are darker and grittier, and that’s what I like.

The audiobook I’ve been listening to almost nonstop is The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. I finally finished it! You can read my immediate thoughts on Goodreads, but I ended up giving it three stars.

The next audiobook I’m going to focus on is Tears We Cannot Stop, and I’m also trying to finish Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on ebook.