April 2018 Recap || What Happened This Month

April was a weird month. While on one hand, I got a lot done and put out a bunch of blogposts I’m really proud of, it was also very emotionally draining because of lots of things ending. And aside from doing a lot of *stuff*, I wasn’t really productive either. So. it was weird. But I did a recap!

What Happened This Month April 2018
Photo by Maggie H on Unsplash, [terrible] editing by me

Playlist-

Happenings-

Awesome-

  • going prom dress shopping with friends
  • getting chocolate from a random little old lady at church
  • changing the music you’re listening to on your computer with your phone on spotify
  • the sweetest moments with Him™
  • getting to meet the SWEETEST and SMALLEST and MOST PRECIOUS baby boy after his parents, my youth group leaders, walked through infertility for 9 years
  • realizing how much Jesus loves us
  • posting a picture of Him™ on the finsta and y’ALL LOVING ON US

Awkward-

  • writing down a list of activities and stuff that are ending in a few weeks, hitting the words “the end,” and starting to tear up
  • getting that YODEL BOY’S SONG STUCK IN YOUR HEAD
  • being at community college, paying thousands of dollars to attend class, and going on Youtube, and them having the audaCITY TO SHOW YOU THEIR OWN AD WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO WATCH A CALCULUS VIDEO
  • going from 85 degree weather to 40 degree weather in the span of three days
  • sitting in the college library studying and listening to the conversation of the four guys by you, three of every four words being the s word, the f word, or the n word

That Moment When-

  • you find out dodie is going to be twenty-five minutes from you on tour . . . then also find out that tickets are sold out
  • doing multiple choice in class and a kid saying his answer was “D for doggo” and the teacher saying he was wrong because she didn’t know what it was and thought he said “B for bongo”
  • Him™ breaks his wrist IN FRONT OF YOU
  • Pentatonix comes out with an AWESOME ALBUM but you listen to it on a day with lots of sad memories and ruin it

YouTube Videos-

Blogpost Read-

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Self Love VS God’s Love by Christine Smith

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Just Little Things by Emily Mundell

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The Confidence of a Child by Maggie

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Dear to be Happy Again by Julia

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Extraordinary: A Definition by Madeline

April Goals WrapUp-

  • Do 150 hours of productive work- pshhhhh hahahahah no. As my Camp NaNo cabinmates have seen, I’m so far off of this goal it’s funny
  • Take one chapter of notes a day- you would think that with finals coming up, I’d work on this more . . . but lol no
  • Finish 30 Day Ab Workout- I did 24 days! Which was more than I expected!
  • Memorize Philippians (with church)- not . . . .really?
  • 5 blog comments per day- I did it!!!
  • Be in bed by 12 and up by 8- this goal helped, but no
  • Fluoride Rinse everyday- did it! (mostly)
  • Read 7 books- haha I got no time *distant crying*

May Goals-

  • Handletter the Little Bible Plan prompts
  • No social media between 11am and 10pm
  • Finish out high school (!!!)
  • 3 blog comments a day
  • Read 20 books
  • Clean out the house

What happened TO YOU in April? What are some of the goals that you have for May? Can you believe that it’s MAY next month??

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January 2018 Recap || What Happened This Month

Hello everyone!! Happy 1/12th of 2018!! (what the heck how did that happen?) Today, I’m testing out a little different type of monthly recap: I used to have a lot of stuff in my monthly recaps (just because I wanted to see them myself) but then they get really big, so tell me down below what things I should cut out!

Also, my monthly goals are also in this post too…it’S SO LONG!!! Tell me what I can cut pleaseeee!

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Playlist-

Happenings-

  • I finished applying for colleges!!!!
  • I fell head over heels in love with dodie and may have watched nearly all her videos.
  • I did a poll thread on Twitter about writing numbers
  • My wisdom teeth started coming in and I complained about it for three days straight until the pain went away
  • I went on a ski retreat with friends and almost died skiing got to spend time with FRIENDSSSSSS
  • MY FAVORITE VLOGGERS ARE PREGNANT AGAINNNNNNN
  • The tide pod thing happened, and I contributed with this:

  • Participating in the 24 in 48 readathon
  • Going to band after drinking a lot of coffee, and driving everybody crazy and bouncing on my chair (literally) through 3 hours of rehearsal
  • My last semester started!!!

Awesome-

  • Going to a friend’s house to study and being loved upon by her two (!!!) sweetest (!!!) golden retrievers
  • Looking for blogger interviews and having the slots fill up so fast!!!
  • Realizing that you have only literally have 3 classes to do this semester
  • Getting to lead lots of little flutes in sectionals at band
  • Two of my best friends got instagram and like omg
  • Started to get into drinking coffee and experimenting with my milk frother to make lattes

Awkward-

  • Not being able to type because you’re rapping Hamilton
  • When your mom asks you a question when you’re watching dodie and you answer in a distinctly British accent
  • Typing “email” into the search bar when you’re trying to get to your email
  • Having a 3am-10am sleep schedule
  • Writing 1000 word blogposts regularly, but struggling to write a 700 word essay
  • Going away for a weekend, and coming back to literally 70 new blogposts to read
  • Choosing the Proverbs with 18 verses to read instead of the one with 33 verses becAUSE IT WAS LATE AND YOU WERE TIRED
  • When your pastor says “see you Sunday” and you straight up say “wait what’s on Sunday” as if you haven’t been going to church your entire life
  • When you’re so productive that you block your own college sign in page

YouTube Videos-

 

Blogposts Read

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Pushing God Away by Anna Joy

Library Memories by Katie Grace

Blog News-

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Stats-

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  • Countries Viewed From-
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    • Ireland
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January Goals WrapUp

  1. Go to bed before 12 am. lol as if
  2. Stay well-hydrated. I almost tried
  3. 3 blog comments every day. I !!! DID!!! IT!!!
  4. Knit some every day. I’ll admit, I knit more than I usually do, but I didn’t knit everyday. I finished 1/4 of my sweater!!
  5. Read 15 books. I read 10, which I’m happy with!!
  6. Review verses. I memorized, what, exactly half a verse?
  7. Finish my entire to-do list. DO I LOOK LIKE FREAKING ABBIEE
  8. Get my senior pictures done! Nope. But I’m doing that tomorrow!!!
  9. Finish applying to colleges! I DID IT!!! (courtesy of too many late nights and ruining my sleep schedule) praise the Lord.

2/9 -_-

February Goals

  1. Go to bed before 12 am and get up before 8am. After having a 3-10 sleep schedule (see above), I really need to get my sleep schedule back together
  2. Take my senior pictures (honestly just putting this one in because I’ll be doing them literally tomorrow)
  3. Read 8 books because it’s a short month
  4. Post consistently on my blog Instagram Because I haven’t posted regularly in forever and I need to do that (It’s bookstagram month!)
  5. Don’t fall behind on school let’s finish out senior year strong!!!
  6. Don’t die at regionals while also making decent notesheets
  7. Comment on 5 blogposts a day because it’s a short month and I’m very behind on reading blogposts
  8. Learn to make lattes and also drink water

WEEELLLLLLL that’s a wrap! What parts of this wrapup can I leave out next time? What are some of your goals for February?

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

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.

Unexpected HiatusHappenings

  • 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!

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)

Great Videos Watched-

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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Stats-

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    • United Arab Emirates
    • Latvia

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!

Playlist-

Musical Finds-

Cool Blogposts Read-

Summer Maybes by Grace Anne

10 Stupid Blogging Myths That Most People Actually Believe by Abbiee

Great Videos Watched-

Twitter Finds-

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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Links-

Stats-

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    • Hong Kong
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