ALL THE WHACKONESS IN ONE POST // 2016 over #inshock


HYSTERICAL :

- wake up on DEC 1st and tell Sarah there is a foot a snow outside and she just gives me 😒 yeah... that look.

- drenching apples in lemon juice and then turning around to your sister eating one and then she screams "AHHHH"

- losing my flashdrive and having my writing buddies try to help find it #lovetheseguys 

- putting grape jam in your hamburger mix and your little sister be like; 
"*wide eyes* Julia I thought you were joking...you always joke..."

- moaning to death when you finish formatting your novel

- when you ask Chloe if she cries and she goes "Uhmmm..sometimes..when I'm cutting onions?.."

- Sarah coming in my room at 1:48 am; "I hate you. You had a wonderful ending" then hugging my book and sighing

- Jon finding a typo in my novel post (we are totally even now k?)

- that all my siblings trying to lip sync now lol

- over thousands of miles away - finding out we are watching the same show at about 5 minutes apart




- waking up early on Christmas morning with Sare... #7:30am

- waiting until midnight on Christmas Day to see if the radio station is so rotten to turn off Christmas music right away 
12:00 a.m. SONG IS FINISHING
12:01 -- 80's MUSIC waht. THEYRE AS HEARTLESS AS I THOUGHT *hears Sarah sobbing in the background*

- hearing my fave kids tv show on..... *totally was not upstairs*







- Amanda texting me this;


AWKWARD :

- your friend driving to your house for the first time and getting.....lost....hahahaa 

- trying to do ballet stretches 

- your dad saying "here's a leg" and then throws a plastic cap at you to catch...????



- being smushed between the sink and the bathtub for hours..THOSE PIPES UHG

- Sarah rushing in my room going "got a towel? Thanks!" without me saying a thing lol

- Sarah stuffing her face with a chocolate we were supposed to share 😑

- when Tia declares you have a white hair in your head and you tell her to yank it out and it ends up being paint #thelifeofme

SCARY :

- gashing your finger while scraping paint off a board 

- going off sugar for a week WHEN YOU DONT WANT TO #thescariestthingyoucando

- parking the truck and van in our tiny garage for the first time AT NIGHT



- cutting your brothers hair for the first time 

- Sarah losing my flash drive AGAIN

- typos in my book - "both of them looked at the dough that was dying on their hands" GUYS BLAME NANO

- my dad letting me cut his hair 




AWESOME :

- eating baked apples on vanilla ice cream

finding an ADORABLE sweater dress at goodwill

- going to the library and texting friends with "any book suggestions?" and walking out with a bunch of stuff to try

- babysitting your little sibs and your little bro is like "Jula..I love you." 😎

- being able to FaceTime with my bestie

- wrapping presents with my sisters

- having a continuous tournament with your family on the google "there is no internet game" (i've got the high score right now 2240 #ohyeah)




- painting popcorn ceiling for the first time. My hair was white people - white.

- watching old family videos on Christmas Eve at like... midnight (so I guess it was Christmas?)


ADORABLE :

- my little bro saying "I got you two gifts. Don't worry though, you were good. You deserve it. I was naughty, only get me one"

- when Sarah tells me that she tears up from my poems *melts*

- my siblings calling footie pjs "froggys"

- *listening to Santa Claus is coming to town*
Little sis - "no he isn't. Dad is!"
"Wow..depressing little child" -sare

- little sis watching my lip sync video and going "you are VERY pretty in this"

- 7:47 CHRISTMAS MORNING - "*squeals* we are going to have a white Christmas" -little sister

WHAT HAPPENED IN BLOGGER WORLD

elizabeth anne rocked with world with this
don't ask me what she did
basically she wrote down my feelings
how i feel when i antique shop
i. love. these. NAOMI HOW ARE YOU SO FAB?!
a little too amazing
CHASING MOONLIGHT WAS BORN AND YOU NEED TO GO FOLLOW K

WHAT I ACCOMPLISHED 

- to reach 30 followers on Twilight to Dawn  YIPPIIEEE as of the 29th, I hit 30 followers (thx Faith ;)) 
- go 2 weeks off sugar   i did one week *rolls eyes*
- finish Christmas shopping by the 2nd week of Dec.  hahahahahaa why did i even say this
- learn the Star Wars Melody on the piano  not at all
- go to bed earlier/exercise daily  i can touch my toes now ????
- catch up on school I DID IT!!!!!! 



well guys I promise you I did a lot this month.....just not what I had listed above *coughcough*


2016 --
- I created Twilight to Dawn and discovered poetry is my thing
- first camp nano + nanowrimo
- i met all my amazing writer buddies *wipes tear*
- got my license *squeals*
- met you guys
- found my voice in blogging + grew 65 followers GUYS I LOVE YOU <3333 (also 3 VIDEOS)
- did like 58929458952 DIY projects
- wrote + published my book
- #TEAMWAFFLE 

andddddddddddd since the whole goal thing didn't work out so well, I'm not doing it this time around. Also, I've decided I won't have any set expectations for myself for 2017..that will only lead to a disappointed me... no, instead, I'm going to run into 2017 with a grin and take what comes, cuz that's what I learned in 2016. 

hello 2017


any big hopes for 2017?
what made you laugh from above??

jeremiah chapter one // HE HAS A PLAN SET FOR YOU


I do believe we have all seen and heard "before I formed you in the womb I knew you." It's one of those Bible verses that I thought I knew exactly what it meant. I mean........don't you? 

But in my Bible study today in school, I was asked to answer a question, which totally changed the perspective that I've been viewing this verse at.

 The verses were; "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations." (1:5)

Jeremiah responded with that he was only a youth..a young person, why he?!

The Lord replied firmly that;
"Do not say ; 'I am a youth',
for you shall go to all to whom I send you,
and whatever I command you shall speak
Do not be afraid to their faces
for I am with you to deliver you." (1:7-8)

 then the bomb was dropped. "When did the Lord choose Jeremiah to be His prophet?"

the answer?

Before he was even born, created...thought of by human. 

which obviously means that God has a plan for me....and He's had it set in place since before I was even formed by His Heavenly Hand.  As a teenager, as a youth, that's the most comforting thing I could possible hear.

 I'm constantly being surrounded by my friends who are about to graduate come this spring, same as me, and they're making plans. College, mission school/trips, camps they're going to work at, and me? 

I'm not. It's a lot of fear, waiting for a push in some direction, and also, I'm content. Right now, there is so much on my plate and the thought of rushing into college classes a few short weeks after I just reach 18 makes me shiver. I'm not ready.

 And, you know what, that's okay. Cuz, God's got it planned out.  I'll do what I need to do right now and take on the scary things when they get closer instead of freaking out and not accomplishing the tasks at hand.

also CHRISTMAS WAS TWO DAYS AGO ALREADY WAHT tell me about yours xD

also also you need to go check out my updated friends page - now titled "my goofy gang"

planning out plans?? 
tell me about your Christmas 

rocking around the christmas tree // I DID A LIP SYNC VIDEO



well....guys..THE SURPRISE IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *jumps up and down* We made another video for you today, with me starring in it *grins at the gif below*  Obviously I'm not singing it...or is it so obvious?  IDEK *smirks*

lol, but Sare did all the hard work.  Seriously, don't ask me to cut and edit the clips to make an actual video - plz, just don't.



and. PEOPLE DO YOU REALIZE THAT TOMORROW IS CHRISTMAS EVE *freaks cuz i think im not going to be able to sleep* that black coffee works. I'm just so excited to do all the little Christmas traditions - ya know?!

but help cuz the snow is melting and I told myself snow was okay if that meant having a white, snowy, Christmas. HELP ME

 LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK IN THE COMMENTS BELOW XD XD

also i'm trying to write a short story based off this poem  *stumbles and dies from words* 


should I do more videos??
favorite Christmas tradition?

I PUBLISHED MY BOOK // be prepared for lots of squealing


IT CAME GUYS IT CAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *dies from lack of air cuz i can't stop screaming* I was expecting it to come today - so I was upstairs wrapping presents yesterday and Sarah bursts the door open like;

"JULIA IT CAME. YOUR BOOK."

me? I reacted really oddly.

"WAHT. it wasn't supposed to come today!!!!" then I proceeded to stare at the package in Sarah's hands for a good 20 seconds, as if I didn't know what to do. (i tell you, shock) 

"OPEN IT" and she thrust it into my arms. I snipped the package open (Soleil uhm. how did you do it without scissors?!!?!??!) and immediately was shaking cuz ITS MY BOOK AND IN PRINT. Sarah took one copy while I was drooling over the other.

it's my novel. My characters are in there, my people. The story is now in print and I'm dead bc I CANT BELIEVE I DID 80K IN 5 MONTHS. (yes Mary did more than that in a month IDK HOW)

so now I have editing to do *cringes* BUT WE SHALL FORGET THAT. one of these copies is going under the Christmas tree for me to open on Christmas morning *laughs*

CHRISTMAS IS IN 6 DAYS. I'm all excited and jittery and if I lose that, I'm planning on drinking a cup of black coffee cuz I heard that does that to you? 

*waves cuz im off to go stare at my book*

also. many many many thanks to Sare. She did almost as work as I did on the cover and formatting at stuff as I did writing it...well maybe. Also, to my fantastic writing group - cuz you yelled at me a lot. <33333333333333333333

guys this is my 230th post *squeals again*
what do you think of the cover?
what are you doing on Christmas break??

Christmas is broken - help // ONLY 9 MORE DAYS

help.

Christmas is in 9 days and even tho I have like every Christmas gift done, presents shipped to my long distance friends, have been listening to Christmas classics since October and am watching all the movies that involve Santa Claus on Netflix (thank my little sibs for this one) PLUS I EVEN HAVE SNOW

but im not unable to sleep at the thought of Christmas eve coming..

Christmas is broken. I broke it. what happened?

*doesn't want to hear that i grew up*  *folds arm in defiance* No. It's not that. It can't be that. Because, once Christmas Eve DOES come, I'm just as excited as all my little siblings are. They even come in my room early the next morning, cuz I'm awake too - waiting.

BUT WHY AM I NOT EXCITED NOW. ??????????? 

Last night I begged the girls to watched a cheesy, oldie Christmas movie, so we did. After the movie was done, I was left with the realization that I still didn't feel Christmas-y. Guys, it hit whapped me - FINALLY LIKE IT TOOK ME LONG ENOUGH - but really, it hit me. 

I didn't break Christmas. It's still the same. 

I was wanting the feeling of childhood Christmas, which is such a fleeting feeling. I just needed to fix my eyes on Jesus. that's the everlasting "feeling". also AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO STRUGGLES WITH CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUR GRANDPA pinterest saved my neck this year *laughs cuz not really but you know*

>>>>>> go here to see how to make your home smell like christmas <<<<<<<
look down for Christmas gift ideas for your grandpa xD


do you feel like I do??
what are you giving your grandpa for Christmas?

do you come back to see my reply??? // winter is here

IDK about you, but I love commenting on blogs. Like I'll read a post and be laughing the whole while and keep this mile long list of things I want to say.

then I hit that blank box and start going;

"OHMYWORD THIS IS SO PERFECT okay like i know exactly what you mean. I do that too. HOW DO YOU KNOW???

btw. that photo? adorbs"

*nods* that's about the gist of a majority of my comments lol!!! But -- my question for you today is; do you go back to the post to see the reply?  I mean, half of the fun of commenting on blogs, is getting to keep a conversation going with the blogger. And - for the blogger - A COMMENT MAKES THEM SO STINKING EXCITED *is totally not speaking from experience* 


I've just been wondering though, am I the only one? Does anyone else click that little box, sending them the email notification for EACH AND EVERY COMMENT FOREVER MORE - or do you just go "oh, I'll remember to check that" and then forget *also is totally not speaking from experience* 

Cuz, guys, just letting you know, I value your comments and reply. *nods* yup I totally do. also;

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EACH EVERY COMMENT YOU'VE EVER LEFT ON MY BLOG *throws ice cream cones around for everyone* 

we just got dumped with snow. I was excited....but ha. not anymore. :|

p.s I'm doing really well with the book challenge...IM TRYING TO MEET THE DEADLINE but geesh you guys helped me out so much with those book suggestions 

do you check to see if I replied??
excited about the snow?

{DIY} i painted the ceiling // ITS PINK

I heard of the pink ceiling paint and was like :

"WAIT DUDE YOU MEAN I CAN PAINT MY CEILING PINK AND IT'LL DRY WHITE yes BUT THE FACT IS i. get. to. paint. it. P.I.N.K. Yes, oh sooooo yes."

Also, I wasn't suuuuupppper thrilled at the thought of painting the bathroom ceiling. I have done 3 other ceilings is our house already..they were this weird fabricy substance I KNOW IT MAKES NO SENSE but it legit sucked the paint up and so I was constantly going up and down the ladder pluuuuuss it took WAY MORE PAINT. like ugh.

but this ceiling? *sighs* it was a breeze.

*starts to cry* BUT GUYS I WAS SO DISAPPOINTED. I really wanted the paint to be like hot pink. I wanted to look at the ceiling and burst out laughing at the color then watch it dry white. I REALIZE IM STRANGE BUT IT JUST SEEMED COOL OK?

it was like a baby pink. BABY PINK. The camera wouldn't even pick up on the tinge so I edited it so you could see the color. LIKE IKR?! laammmmme. *is still pouting* well, at least it dried white like it was supposed to. *laughs*

 also, this is the day where I almost fell through the ceiling. Don't worry, though. I survived. I even saved my little bro's life. You see, he opened the door while I was painting, and I raced to shut it, tripping on the board that was covering a hole and hahahaaa yeah it flung up and I just fell on the floor like "im dead" #myheartwasracing

ever paint a ceiling??
have you listened to the finding dory soundtrack?


I FINISHED MY NOVEL // nano is done + snippets


I legit did it. Not only did I accomplish 30k words in November, but.... I FINISHED MY NOVEL. It happened. I was just writing, and I was like "this is it. It's done." Then I felt like crying *laughs* THE FEELS ARE SO REAL THO.
(also guys i died and made this collage for you. You're welcome)

AND even though I reaallllllly want to show you all my book cover... I can't. IDK WHY NOT BUT I FEEL LIKE I NEED TO KEEP IT AS A SURPRISE FOR NOW *shields myself from rotten tomatoes* 

I finished "FOR WHO HE WAS" at 80,067 words!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *still is in shock* I'm planning on a sequel for it...but at this moment, I want to try to write something new. I'm SURE you all understand. I mean, I've been stuck in western 1800's for a while now and am like "I CANT EVEN GIVE MY CHARACTERS ICE CREAM this is sad." #yesimweird

now...for a snippet or two.


 -----
     “Doc. She’s gone.” 
    Grant looked up, seeing Eric holding a bucket that was rusted and beaten, but wet. He stood up, shaking his head slowly. Eric was somehow right. They quiet way he spoke the words penetrated through Grant’s near panic. His blood started to rage. Adrenaline raced through his entire being. 
     “I have to save these kids.” 
    Grant went one by one, checking pulses, temperatures. He tried to give them sips of water, but in their angered fevers, they couldn’t swallow. He feared that their throats had nearly closed tight; by the way each child seemed to gasp for air. 
       “What is it? They are bad.” 
   Grant didn’t reply. He didn’t know what it was. And, Eric was right. They were in bad shape.

-----

The stage coach driver slowed his horses to a halt in North Platte, Nebraska. The whole place seemed similar to the other towns he passed through, but different. It was his business to know who was getting out at what stop, and this, was Eleanor Demmings stop.  
“Alright Miss Eleanor, this is your town.” 
Eleanor felt it odd for the driver to say it was her town, because it wasn’t. After all, she was just a new stranger. She quickly assessed the coach in which she sat, looking for any missed place items. 
There sat Alan Goodridge with his young son beside them. He had a smart, dark mustache which seemed to curl at the ends. His young face was dirty, just as all the other weary travelers were, but he even more tired looking. Alan Goodridge had told Eleanor of his wife’s recent passing and how he was going out West with his son, as far West as they could go. Eleanor figured he would never be able to run as far as he wanted to. 

-------

“I – I’m not sure what to do. I think I need all the sick in one place so I can tend to them.” 
Aaron stood up suddenly. “Jake,” His eyes pressed urgency. “My ranch, they haven’t sent the signal, right?” 
Jake wanted to say no. His stomach tightened.  “It was one of the firsts.” 
Aaron sat back down, yanking his hat off and dropping it on the ground. He started to run his hands through his hair over and over again. Grant glanced down at his friend, who seemed to already be in the state of mourning.  “It’s alright. God is going to help us.” 
Aaron didn’t reply. Grant knew that Aaron wouldn’t, but at least he was still listening. He turned his attention back to the waiting man.



did you finish nanowrimo?
what do you think of the snippets??

       

first time doing this // goodbye to the 11th month of 2016


AWKWARD
- realizing when you get home that the coat you bought a week ago from Walmart had the price tag still in it....and you just got home from Walmart....... #gladthealarmdidntsetoff #oops
- trying to learn how to cartwheel
- apparently I was tired cuz I kept repeating that I found my snow gloves to Sarah *nervously chuckles*
- almost passing out
- seeing a guy in the store who looks JUST like someone you know and you give eye contact at the same time and it's like *crickets* "KEEP WALKING...awwwkkkwaarrdd."

- almost falling through the ceiling (don't ask)

MOVIES

- Grapes of Wrath (am still upset with how it ended LIKE WHHYYY *sobs*)
- Finding NEVERLAND
- Finding Dory
- Life with Elizabeth (black and white oldie SO MUCH FUN)

- Can you Canoe / Saddle Up / Along the Trail (kids show - legit fave)


FAVORITE POSTS - 
Morning - the blogger year book -  guuyyyss!! YOU GOTTA DO THIS.
Jessica's post - on vulnerability -- basically a legit post
Olivia - just like that -- believe me. You'll relate, you'll understand, but most of all, you'll wanna cry.
Clara - epic shakespeare insults -  laughed SO HARD. You gotta see these.
Elizabeth - my air force man -  OH MY GOSH GUYS *cries* this post..
Emma - on going and coming home again -  somehow she put into words what I always feel
Mary - HACKED (she reached 50k) - *nods* yup. I was one of the hackers *grins*

AWESOME

- writing 11k in one day
- making so many awesome friends this month <33333
- walking into the library bursting out into laughter and nobody minding
- surprising a friend at work + the hug I got
- laughing so hard on the phone with my bestie
- making brownies randomly at 11pm (no joke)
- reaching 70k in my novel!
- roping people into going sugar free (heheeheee)
- "hacking" into Mary's blog
- going antiquing

- reading Jesseca's books (EEEEP)
- putting a bottle with notes in it beneath the floor in our old house (SOMEONE WILL FIND IT SOMEDAY) 



 LAUGHING ABOUT -
- Jon's typo in his post AND NOBODY FINDING IT *can't stop laughing*
-  me thinking my mom meant "turkey IN ham?" like....mom *lowers voice* that isn't going to work.. (btw, that question mark shows she was even questioning herself. hahaa)


- looking at old photos
- how I can't remember passwords
- touching my laptop screen AS IF IT WAS A TOUCH SCREEN o.O


WHAT I DID -
- quite literally taped individual light bulbs on strings of Christmas lights so we could spray paint the string gold

- wrote this poem
- finished my first book in pre-med, took the exam, and actually passed!
- legit talked with the guy at Menards for 20 minutes about paint

- went off sugar for two weeks
- learning how to actually talk and sell things to people...
- pushing Sarah around in Menards as she stood on the edge of the cart

- peeled two huge bags of apples for my gigantic pie 




DONT LIKE -
- the rain and all the leaves that are falling
- not being able to fall asleep until 2 am :|
- that my dad almost got in a car wreck...
- THAT IT SNOWED ggrrrr that little white stuff is so BLAH

- having one bathroom in the house hahahahahahahahaaahahaaaaa......... . . . . *dies*
- bad hair days

GOALS FOR DECEMBER - 
- to reach 30 followers on Twilight to Dawn
- go 2 weeks off sugar 
- finish Christmas shopping by the 2nd week of Dec.
- learn the Star Wars Melody on the piano
- go to bed earlier/exercise daily
- catch up on school

btw, keep your eyes peeled for a new post....got some stuff to tell you about *squeals* 


how do you like my monthly wrap up?
what did you laugh at??

can i juggle everything?? // how i'm trying to do it

this month, November, has been one of the most stuffed, yet, most wonderful I've known. It's been legit hectic though. *laughs cuz my mom teases me for saying legit*

  • NaNoWriMo (my goal is 30k, need 1,000 more words!)
  • GiveThanks Challenge
  • The Christmas event (more coming up!!)
  • Thanksgiving
  • 5k1Day x2
  • Blogging
  • Complete bathroom redo (post coming up *squeals*)
  • Senior year 
  • Christmas shopping
  • Keeping up with friends
  • Mowing leaves up/winter prep

And, that's just things I can fit into a category! What about spray painting books, making a meal here and there, a phone call from my bestie, watching a movie with my sibs, playing basketball, taking a walk, oh, we have to go shopping, photoshoots/editing photos, commenting on blogs, and *gasp* I CANT FORGET TO CLEAN MY ROOM.


I mean, can I juggle it all? Can I somehow write 30k AND do everything else? 

 Yet, I don't want to compromise laughing. I don't want to lose my moments of poetry writing, and reading before bed...nor, do I want to lose my relationship with God through all of it. I've had to pick and choose what I can do without running myself into a hole - and, I have.

  • I haven't written in 9 days
  • I do have some school catch-up to do 
  • Online Christmas shopping will have to work this year
  • Texting has been more sporadic..I'm sorry, friends! *frowns cuz i miss you all*

I've had to decide what was more important in a lot of situations, one of which was SARE'S AWESOME BIRTHDAY POST. #solegit Also, multitasking has become a MUST this month. lol!!

 I keep on saying "I can't wait for winter...to just curl up and read." but GEESH, I think I'm kidding myself. It's not going to slow down xD And...that's okay, because, I'm learning a lot.

plus, BLOGGER CHANGED?!??! thoughts?!?

what are you learning?
what are your top priorities??

{DIY} spray painted books // laughter in the library

Bree, Sarah and I have been planning for a Christmas craft show event that we decided to do a month or so ago.... #nojoke 

Which meant A LOT OF QUICK PLANNING. What do we want our booth to look like, colors we wanted, items we were selling...etc! It was so much fun though. I love goofing off, while having a serious goal in mind. ;) Also, finding Christmas gifts while you're out is P E R F E C T.

We were walking around and saw the spray paint isle --

"LOOK GOOOOLDDDD SPPPRAAYY PAAINT."

 *nods* *points at my sister* that's her. Everything with gold sparkles and she'll adore it.

Within seconds we had declared that we could spray paint Christmas lights, old books, leaves, pine cones...like..everything??? *laughs* 

So, we stop at our library on the way home, where they have been giving out free books. We walked up to the door and Bree said something to me which I didn't process, and just as I opened the door, I got what she said and..... burst. into. laughter.

#irepeat 

JUST AS I OPENED THE DOOR I LAUGHED.  IN A LIBRARY.  The librarian looked at me, gave me this look of "why are you laughing?" and I couldn't help it, I giggled again. o.O 

librarian : "Are you girls laughing in the library???"
me : "uhhmm... yess??"
librarian : *laughs*
me : *sigh of relief* 

Sarah and I then spent a looooonggg time taping each and every light bulb on the sting of lights. Bree painted them AND THEY TURNED OUT SO COOL. Then, we go inside to show my mom, plug them in and only 1/4 of the lights turn on. o.O #shouldatriedthemfirst #ohwell

 and yes, we probably spray painted over 30 leaves. heehee! THEY WERE SO FUN THO xD

btw, thanksgiving?? ITS IN 3 DAYS *nervous laughter* 

ever spray paint leaves??
are you in the Christmas mood?






i need book suggestions // HELP im on goodreads


My friend, Micaiah, sent me an email waaay back in January asking me to do this book challenge with me (which I then sent to like one or two of my friends hehee). I literally was like SURE I can do this. I also liked the idea of stretching my book genre variety. BUT GUYS HELP YES SURE IVE BEEN READING A LOT ALL YEAR 

*coughs* *squirms* *dies*

but hardly got any on this list.......

AND NOW I  CANT FIND A BOOK TO FIT INTO THE LEFT OVER SPOTS. AND I JUST REALIZED ITS NOVEMBER 13TH AND I RLY NEED TO HURRY so....help??


1. A book over 400 pages long.
2. A book set in a place you want to visit.
3. A book with royalty in it, real or fantasy.
4. A book that is under 150 pages long.
5. A book that intimidates you. 
6. A nonfictional book.
7. A book set in your favorite time period.
8. A book that has a main character that is your opposite gender.
9. A true story. 
10. A fictional book about a historical event.
11. A book written by a New York Times bestselling author
12. A book your friend recommends (and loved).
13. A book that you read with/to a sibling or friend. (is working on)
14. A book set in a country outside of America.
15. The first book in a series.
16. A mystery.
17. A book (going to be) published this year, 2016.
18. A book you own but have never read.
19. A book you started and never finished.
20. A book you’ve already read once.
21. A book with a beautiful cover.
22. A book that was made into a movie.
23. A book written at least 100 years ago. 
24. A book about/set in the outdoors. 

obviously the crossed out ones are the books that I've accomplished PLZ comment below and give me some ideas. Like I've got a few ideas.....well..... #notreally #imtrying



*impatiently waits for you to tell me what to read*

btw, did you see that blogger now has emojis!!???!

oh and also, I'm on Goodreads. basically, everyone in my nano group cornered me and I got on it again after a year...haha it's dusty. I also don't get the place..... BTW BTW I'm at 28k for NaNo ANNNND my novel? It just hit 78,000 words. o.o 

ever get yourself in a bind? 
got any book ideas for me??


how i budget time // THINGS IVE LEARNED AS A SENIOR

btw, this is so going to fill up. haha just wanted you to see what it looks clean
basically, you're only a senior in highschool once - right?! (or at least you had better be....) so a bunch of us senior bloggers got this idea together..to share what we've been learning this year. *ques dramatic music*

- That being a bed head is okay -- like legit, sometimes, you don't have time to deal with the mess xD

- Your closest friends matter the most. You know who those are when you're able to call them at midnight and they answer. When you can text and get a reply immediately. The person you can complain with and then leave feeling inspired cuz they said that one thing that made you think.

- You've got to budget your time. It's hard to juggle the mess of that history report that is due, that book that you're supposed to be reading (but are only one chapter into...), the blogging, the family, the social media, etc into 24 hours! It usually leads to you feeling stressed.

But, think.

How much time did you spend on Pinterest earlier? It can be called your "deserved down time" but, truly, was a whole hour needed? *glares at myself*



That's when budgeting your time comes into play. It's not easy, but it's oh so valuable.

So, would you like to know how I budget my time? *waits for answer* *goes ahead anyways*

Since January 1st of 2016, I have been keeping a monthly planner. I make the calendar at the end of each month, including an a page or two just for blogging records. There, I keep how many comments, views, and followers I've gotten in that month. I also write down my blogpost which were published.

Just having that one thing (blogging) kept on track, is a huge deal for me. I also plan out my schoolwork each week, what I have to accomplish on a daily basis, etc. It changes each day obviously as each day is different. But, having a sound idea of what I should accomplish puts me into "get it done" mode.

what type of planning do you do?
what's your biggest time killer??
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