Blogmas Day 30: Media This Month December 2017

I haven’t done one of these in FOREVER, and this is the last one of the year! So here’s what I’ve been watching/reading/listening to, mediawise in December!

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Playlist-

Musical Finds-

Cool Blogposts Read

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Goodbye, Part Two

I Came, I Saw, I Judged by Jessica

What Christmas Has Become by Julia

Great Videos Watched

Twitter Finds

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Blogmas Day 27: January 2018 Goals

HI FRENS! Today we’re going to talk about my goals for January of 2018! You may have seen in my 2018 Resolutions blogpost about how I’m going to be doing monthly goals now, because my life is going to be CRAZY this year!

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So. Here are my January 2018 goals!

  1. Go to bed before 12 am. Especially the latter part of this month, I’ve been super super bad about going to bed on time (like, 3am bad). I know 12 am is still late, but I have several college applications due this month at midnight so we’ll see how that even goes XD
  2. Stay well-hydrated. Last year, I made a resolution to drink more water, which worked decently, until the very end of the year. My plan for January is to rehydrate my self, then to keep myself well hydrated, since I perform so much better that way.
  3. 3 blog comments every day. Like last year, I’m currently planning on doing 3 blog comments every day. If I do this monthly, I can cut back on the months I’m going to be busier, and overall it’s going to work better, I think.
  4. Knit some every day. I have a bunch of knitting projects I’ve been meaning to get done for FOREVER, but have never gotten around to doing. If I knit a little every day, then I’ll be that much nearer to finishing!
  5. Read 15 books. January is usually a decently low-key month for me in terms of school, so I’m hoping to spend some of that extra time reading!
  6. Review verses. In January, I’m going to be memorizing Philippians 1: 1-18 with my Bright Lights group, and I’ll have to keep up with that every day!
  7. Finish my entire to-do list. This entails keeping up with school work (which I’ve been really bad about) and otherwise finishing my to-do list for the day, to keep myself from overcommitting to projects and tasks that I can’t complete.
  8. Get my senior pictures done! It’s senior year, and one of my best friends is taking my senior photos, and my other best friend is doing my makeup! I hope we can get that done this month, but definitely next month otherwise!
  9. Finish applying to colleges! This is something that I have to do, since nearly every college deadline is between now and January 15th. (Bless you UMich for your February 1st deadline) I hope I can get all my application essays done in January!

And that’s it! These are my goals for next month!

What are your goals for January? Do you usually set yearly goals, or monthly goals?

Where I’ve Been || Unexpected Hiatus, Senior Year, College Apps

HELLO BLOGOSPHERE!!

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? (Note the irony of my blog relaunch followed by an almost three-month hiatus XD).

Hopefully I won’t leave this time. HOPEFULLY. So, a little recap since the last time I blogged.

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  • I started applying to colleges! I also got accepted into my first college!
  • I started [dual enrollment] college classes! Chemistry and Calculus 1…it’s hard but also easier than I expected it to be?
  • And I also started senior year! (WHAT HOW AM I OLD ENOUGH?) I’m only taking 4 classes total this year but somehow I’m still super super busy?
  • I started a new bullet journal! (photos/post coming soon!)
  • I finished my summer internship and my volunteer job!
  • I made pumpkin cheesecake brownies for Halloween!
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  • My friend got her license which means that I get to tag along to lots of fun friend things!
  • I drove for the first time. And I also somehow broke the breaks of said car. Which is A++.
  • My parents sold aforementioned car, which is ~20 years old and the car I grew up in.
  • Twitter doubled the character limit, which is NOT OKAY. I AM NOT COOL WITH THIS.
  • It’s Christmas music season!
  • I changed my profile pictures for literally the first time since I started doing internet stuff
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  • I become very sleep deprived and have been taking naps almost every day
  • Looking more into my personality and how that influences how I interact with others and how I can help others and stuff like that
  • I found I like twitter the most out of my social medias, in terms of activeness, and Instagram the most in terms of spending time

Music

I haven’t posted since August, so here are the playlists for August through October!

YouTube Videos

A random conglomeration of videos that I saved over this summer.

And that’s it for my recap!

Hopefully I’ll be able to post semi-regularly now, and I may or may not be doing a few collabs soon? I’m also doing a ton of book reviews really soon because my review copies have been piLING UP.

Oh! I’m also doing BLOGMAS again this year! (hopefully, at least) Stay tuned for thattoo!

ALSO! Check out the blogger yearbook here! There are only 5 days left until submissions close!

What have you been doing this fall? Are you applying to colleges? Are you as behind on life (and sleep) as I am? Have you signed up for the yearbook yet?

Let me know down below!

What Happened This Month: July 2017

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Photo Credts, editing mine, feat PicMonkey

Happenings-

  • I finished out my Junior Year!
  • The Bright Eyes Podcast came out AND ITS SO SO AMAZING GO CHECK IT OUT NOW.
  • I FINALLY CHANGED MY TWITTER HEADER from *cough*the blogmas header *cough* (but I AM rather proud of it, @HanneasinHannah check it out XD) AND ALSO MY USERNAME ON BOTH TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM (HanneasinHannah now on both!)
  • I FINALLY GOT (kinda) CAUGHT UP on commenting on other people’s blogs!!! (lol if you see literally 7 straight comments from me on your blog…..*hides*)
  • Working 40 hours a week still and now learning to appreciate why people like the weekend so much
  • I got sick and almost froze to death at the place where I work beCAUSE APPARENTLY IT’S NECESSARY TO KEEP THE AC AT FREEZING
  • I got my first legit paycheck ever!
  • But also on the same day I got my paycheck I threw my phone across the room and the screen shattered
  • Starting to sort through college stuffs and boy…it’s interesting
  • BACK TO SCHOOL STARTED ON YOUTUBE AND IT’S NOT OKAY
  • I had a dream where I met Leane in real life but she introduced herself to me as Anne, and I didn’t recognize her until golden hour
  • Free Food Day 2017 happened and I got free chick-fil-a and also free 7-11 slurpees
  • FREN TIME
  • I tried a bookstagram challenge and it worked for 6 days

Awesome-

  • The Bright Eyes Podcast. Literally, what more can I say? GO LISTEN TO ITTT
  • GETTING YOUR GOAL SAT SCORE AND NOT HAVING TO TAKE IT ANY MORE *hallelujah*
  • A summer where YOU ACTUALLY HAVE A/C IN YOUR HOUSE AND PRAISE JESUS IS IT THE BEST THING EVER
  • Listening to a playlist of Hamilton and Moana and admiring how well Lin Manuel’s writing flows together
  • Filling in forms for your local homeschool group where you don’t have to be all formal
  • Cooking the perfect amount of macaroni so now obviously you’re certified to be an adult

Awkward-

  • That part of the clothes cycle where you wear black t-shirts everyday so no one can tell if it’s the same shirt or not
  • When it’s 2am and you still haven’t listened to the 30 minute long Bright Eyes Podcast yet but still manage to do it, even if you’re working a full day the next day
  • When you collect 6 assorted glasses etc from your room so now you’re basically the model for the World’s Most Rebellious Teenager™
  • Signing up for the SAT on the last day so all the nearby high schools have full seats and you’re going to have to DRIVE 70 MILES to get to your SAT
  • Really really wanting to reveal to The Internet™ where your general location is but Creepy Internet Stalkers™ tho
  • Reading “God’s covenant” as “God’s covfefe” so now y’all know I’m very spiritually attune
  • Responding to a customer who said “Have a nice day!” with “thanks, you too!” instinctively, then without realizing, saying “Have a nice day!” back to them again
  • Writing “As a high school student” but deciding to change it to “as a student” bc it’s college, but typing “As a high student” instead.

That Moment When-

  • When you listen to Bright Eyes Podcast at 2:30am with moths at your window, rain falling, in the dark and being straight up paralyzed in fear
  • You discover that Julie Andrews has a daughter whose name is basically Emma Watson Hamilton (it’s Emma Walton Hamilton, but who’s checking?)
  • You’re lying in bed with no pants on because that’s clearly how you adult
  • You meet a friend at youth group whom you haven’t seen for literally 6 years but you feel like you know each other because of Instagram and the leader is going “???” because of how teens communicate these days *eyeroll*
  • Trying to take a screenshot to show your cracked screen. Needless to say, it didn’t work

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Media This Month: July 2017

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Photo Credits, editing mine, feat PicMonkey

Playlist-

Musical Finds-

Cool Blogposts Read-

An Ode to Indepndence Day {A Poem} by Elly Lily

Why You Ache by Julia

He Remains by Ashlyn

Seek the Lord First by Sarah (on Megan’s blog)

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Twitter Finds-

What Happened This Month: June 2017

and thus concludes another month. It was an eventful month: the end of the school year and the beginning of summer (and work); it was a month of many, many birthdays of people I love. It was also a good month for my twitter analytics, apparently.

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Image Credits, Editing mine, feat PicMonkey

Happenings-

  • SO MANY BIRTHDAYS. Jeneca, Anna Joy, Aimee, Lindsey, Sydney, Vanessa, Abbiee, and my best friend. ❤
  • My cousin came over and stayed at our house for two weeks! We also went to NYC together, so that was fun. *spouts Hamilton lyrics*
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  • I ‘participated’ in my first 24hour readathon, even though I only finished one and a half books
  • Twitter updated. It’s sleek but weird
  • I started my summer internship. Working 40 hours a week is INTENSE and now I know why everyone on twitter is like #TGIF
  • I revealed the pronunciation of my name to the world and everyone was confused

 

 

 

Awesome-

  • This thread happened

 

 

  • The Science Olympiad events for 2018 came out and I got unrealistically excited, particularly because I’m not even doing it next year
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  • I found MBTI Bingo Cards and they are the best thing ever. Also, I’m stereotypically ESFP
  • Reading A Series of Unfortunate Events, and seeing everyone who’s already read it on GoodReads and feeling like you’ve entered some Secret Reading Club
  • Being much too sassy for my own good on my Music Theory notes
  • A little boy at the grocery store who was so happy that his mom bought him his very own drink that he waved at me

Awkward-

  • When you’re at work writing to-do lists of all the things you’re going to do when you get home, but then actually be at home on social media because the wifi at work is terrible
  • When you’re cleaning out your backpack and find a bunch of gum…all partially unwrapped at the bottom
  • Being in the campus library with your backpack upstairs to keep from eating all the food before 2pm
  • Accidentally walking in between a gay couple holding hands in New York City
  • Accidentally being in New York City the week of #NYCPride and being inundated with RAINBOW EVERYTHING
  • The week you’re off work, the office does pizza, team building, and escape room
  • Overhearing two ladies talking about being on their period . . . then seeing that they’re wearing white and pale pink pants
  • Light green and purple scrapbook paper. Like ??? UGLY MUCH???

That Moment When-

  • You’re off twitter for ONE DAY and have to spend 45 minutes catching up
  • There are calluses on your dominant index finger and you can’t type with it on your screen
  • You’re not a gambler, but you wore white jeans
  • One small thing suddenly reminds you of how much you miss something you didn’t know you missed 😭😭💕💕
  • YOU ACTUALLY HAVE A LEGIT PILE OF BOOKS TO READ LIKE WHATTTTT
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Quotes-

“Basically, I sound like I know what I’m doing but really, I have no idea” ~me when people ask about college stuff

“I’m going on a keto-diet! No bread, nothing!”

“Oh, it’s national army day today? Time to celebrate! …with cookies”

~me

“Come on, let’s go before I cart away the whole library.” ~me, while carrying 20 books

Practicing-

 

  • Spring Song by Mendelssohn, piano
  • Bach’s Inventio 5, piano
  • Moonlight Sonata by Mozart, piano
  • Rondo in D Major by Mozart, flute

 

Blog News-

A *slightly* better month for blogging. I’m only behind because I upped the weekly post count to 3 so that I can catch up on all the books I need to review XD

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Media This Month: June 2017

Oh my goodness! It’s been another month! I sound repetitive…I say this every month, but seriously! How has 1/2 of 2017 flown by already??

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This month, I’ve been really REALLY busy, so I haven’t really done very much media stuff, so this post might be a bit on the scrawny side, but here goes!

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Cool Blogposts Read-

Summer Maybes by Grace Anne

10 Stupid Blogging Myths That Most People Actually Believe by Abbiee

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What Happened This Month: May 2017

And with that, I’m wrapping another month. This month has been even worse for blogging than it was last month. Forgive me?

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Image Credits, editing mine, feat PicMonkey

Happenings-

  • The band concert happened. It was SO MUCH FUN. 😀
  • I took two AP tests in a row and didn’t completely die!
  • AVI KAPLAN ANNOUNCED THAT HE’S QUITTING PENTATONIX
  • I finally finished the essay that was 8 weeks overdue *hides*
  • We went on a trip to the Midwest USA
  • I started Driver’s Ed. It’s freaking boring

Awesome-

  • When your Spotify weekly/daily plays the best music :3
  • The memes after the AP tests. 😀
  • I went to the library and got like 30+ new books and *heart eyes*
  • When you can’t get a math problem wrong because it’s multiple choice and there’s four choices/chances. #winningatlife
  • Being seventeen years old and discussing crayon colours with your friend
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  • Finding a friend in driver’s ed whom you haven’t seen/been in contact with for at least 4 years, and recognizing them

Awkward-

  • When your earphones randomly die while you’re using it -_-
  • Listening to your concert recording and wincing at how out of tune you were
  • Falling asleep for the last 15 minutes of AP Lang multiple choice because you stayed up too late the night before. o.0
  • When you find out the new French president is married to his teacher that he had when he was 15 and she was 39?????
  • When you somehow know what “artiface” was for the AP Lang test, and wrote an entire essay on it, only to not have spelled it correctly once throughout the essay XD
  • When you go to a graduation party (happy thing) and almost start crying because of hormones
  • When you writing essays is essentially you paraphrasing Wikipedia and citing other sources.

That Moment When-

  • You play Spotify to focus and Spotify plays ads. -_-
  • The College Board says to not share testing material, and you still retweet every meme that you see.
  • You’re running late to Driver’s Ed to learn how to become a good driver, and so your mom is speeding XD
  • You wake up in the morning with lyrics of Guns and Ships in my head, and you’re pretty sure you dreamed-listened to Guns and Ships before you woke up
  • You put a book onto your Goodreads to-read shelf, and then later go back to mark it as read, and Goodreads shows a different edition that you’ve read. -_-

Practicing-

  • Spring Song by Mendelssohn piano
  • Bach’s Inventio 5, piano
  • Moonlight Sonata by Mozart, piano
  • Rondo in D Major by Mozart, flute
  • Flute for band:
    • Lincolnshire Posy
    • Suite of Old American Dances
    • The Stars and Stripes Forever
    • Exaltation by James Swearington (what a name)
  • A few jazz pieces for Bari Sax that I play on bassoon for jazz band
    • A String of Pearls
    • Blessed Assurance
    • Carnaby Street
    • Chattanooga Choo Choo
    • Pennsylvania 6500
    • Sweet Georgia Brown
    • and several others
  • (Finished up all the band pieces bc concert)

Blog News-

And if I had thought last month was bad for blogging…this month was even worse >.<

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