THINGS ARE CHANGING - how life is hectic and how i'm SO SO SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS WEEKEND // DIY UPDATE PICS


its just been one of those crazy hectic weeks where you run and run and run around getting so many things done but the gigantic pile of things NEEDED to be done keeps growing and its like HELP.  It's a neat hectic though. I'm learning so much. I'm enjoying so much. Our house project is going fabulously and I'm in love with how the kitchen is turning out. Absolutely in love. (also absolute is my newest and most used word of late) 

Last night I found out that the other library near us is hiring as well, so I quickly applied to there *crosses fingers* also also also today was like 900000 degrees or something -- work was so hot but on the bright side we got baby potatoes and OMW THEY ARE SO CUTE. After work, Sarah and I ran to our library where they were having a meeting. Its like a meeting where the teens can come and talk over ideas for new events....of course I'm like no longer a teen sooooo #whocares


I also got my first 3 slips into the grand prize box today. uhm. don't ask (UHG HOW IS SUMMER READING ALREADY ALMOST DONE?!??!?!)

We went kayaking on the river on the weekend.....totally forgot to bring snacks or water for the 4 hour trip. #badidea BUT WE DID GET ICE CREAM AFTERWARDS. which was actually 100% accurate bc it was national ice cream day and we didn't even know it. *nods* 

I get to maybe volunteer to be the librarian's right hand lady at the summer reading finale party*coughcough* (more like instant rule enforcer and loud speaker) BUT STILL. this growing up thing is hard but I'm working my way into still doing the things I love -- can't stop me hhehehee

I bought a fidget spinner today. #ifell


ALSO THIS WEEKEND GUYS. oh. my. word. okay so my grandparents are coming for a visit (the ones i visited on the east coast) and its like SOO exciting bc now we get to show them our favorite places and idk. I just can't wait to see them again <333333 

I'm so behind in my word count for nano its not even funny...i had to lower my goal I think twice? It's really hard to let myself do that, but at the moment, life is so full and I'm really loving that and it's okay. I'm still writing poetry and keeping conversations going on in my head with my characters. #writers I will finish this novel -- then I have some new ideas (I think I'll do a post on those later k)

btw MY HAPPY PLANNER WAS SO WORTH THE $23 DOLLARS LIKE IM NOT EVEN SORRY I SPENT THAT. (i mean still its expensive *cough*) do you guys want me to do a post on that?? I think I asked but am not sure #mybrainisfried

did you know that Wendy's has $0.50 frostys right now? well, now you do. get one. (or like 55029508629886 like i have)

BYE FOR NOW

WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS WEEKEND??
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING RIGHT NOW? 



87 POUNDS OF BLUEBERRIES + TAKING A GAP YEAR + FIREWORKS + PAINTING STAIRS // whats new [camp nano day 11]


me: *peacefully listening to music* *realizes its christmas music* *screams and scrambles to turn it off* NO CHRISTMAS MUSIC IN JULY OK

I'm kinda falling behind in a lot of stuff, yet not. Idk how that is possibly a thing, but I just keep on moving the things I didn't get done on the to-do list for the new day and so forth until everything is completed. except, during nano, I would not recommend doing that for your word count. You'll end up having to write 3k in one day or else you'll be so far behind..... totally not speaking from experience. nah. who me? nope. *hyperventilates* 

actual footage of me somedays
but then again, there are so many beautiful moments. Like sporadic adventures such as buying a pop-up camper off of craiglist and playing in moonsand with the little boy there. WHAT IN THE WORLD IS MOONSAND MADE OUT OF. its like moss and sand and uh. idk. its really neat and I'm slightly obsessed. shh.

or I could talk about picking a lot a lot of blueberries. that's basically all I have to say. Just don't expect me to eat much else after picking for two hours straight. One for the bucket, two for me - that's how I roll. *grins* 

My grandpa brought fireworks over on the 4th and yesss that was terrific. We had never really done anything like that before...so it was just one of those things that you'll always remember. Always.

painting stairs on the other hand hahahhahahahahahaaaaaa just isn't the funnest thing to do. (don't ever try painting half at once and then doing the other half like a day or so later. doesn't work. YOU SEE THE LINE VERY CLEARLY. *moans and yanks at hair* #thethingsyoutry)
lets face it this is also me 
and yes, I am taking a gap year. I did orientation and testing for college (yes I survived) but after a lot of thought and prayer and talking and pro vs con lists I was just like "YA KNOW WHAT not right now" and seriously the second after I made that decision, all I felt was relief. I'm still working my summer job + just applied for a job at my library (PRAY PLEASE) and going day by day, writing my novel, gardening, swimming and sibling bonding --- I know this is right.

btw, I am so overwhelmed with jane maree --- she did this amazing post about my poetry book IM JUST SOBBING K

also I'm craving a crazy baking experience. any dessert suggestions???

EVER PICK BLUEBERRIES (or any other fruits?) 
WHAT DECISION HAVE YOU MADE RECENTLY THAT BROUGHT RELIEF? 

WHY IN THE WORLD AREN'T BOOKS RATED LIKE MOVIES ARE?????!!! // encouragement + neat t-shirts [day 6 of nano]

countless times have I picked up a book and put it back down bc I don't really know the content in said book -- like UUHHGGG. Okay, with DVDs you pick it up, flip around the back and read. You get a little bit about the movie, who made it, the actors, and then waaaaaaayyy down in the bottom it'll say "PG" or "PG-13" or "R" and then under those letters it'll be like "for language and brief violence."

WHY OH WHY DOES HOLLYWOOD HAVE THIS BUT THE SIMPLE BOOK PUBLISHERS DONT??

like I get it. People have different standards. Everyone has that line that they don't cross -- of course the line is at various spots for each individual. but if movies can do it why can't books be rated??

I'd love to be able to flip around a book to see "PG for so and so". You get a better picture of whats in the book. It's almost as if publishers DONT want this. Because admit it, reading a book is waaaaaayyy different than watching a movie. yes, actors can do a really good job -- sometimes even the music/film work can make a film JUST SO AMAZING.

yet. yet. yet.

What would you say is valued and cherished? Books. Yes. They have lasted for so long and now what's happening to them? They're becoming dirtier and dirtier (not saying there haven't always been junky books cuz hahaaa yeah they've always been there) and books are slipping farther away.

sooooooooooooo maybe we need to change the way we do book reviews. Often, I see a review and think OH this book is neat! But, rarely do I hear the reviewer point out the negative side (unless its about some cheesy part) and I'm like uuhhg. Because, I would REALLY like to know -- I'd like to save myself from having to slam the book shut and walking away mad and disgusted for days.

WE ARE THE REBELLION.
 
we can change this. we can make a movement. I'm really excited for the day when we will walk into the library and see our friends published books on the shelves. We will be like Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. We will, guys. Don't give up. don't give in.

F I G H T . 

just know this. The faster you give in, the quicker you lower your standards, the less likely you'll have to make an impact. to change the world. 

let's stop raving about a book just bc it's being raved about. Lets stop forgetting about the Lord's name being taken in vain on page 27, just bc of the really good characters + story plot in the end. Lets stop bending and start standing strong. 

Come on, my friends. We've got this.

btw LOOK AT THE SHIRTS MY FRIEND AMANDA MADE FOR ME FOR MY GRADUATION PRESENT AHHHH

ARE YOU WILLING TO FIGHT AND STAY STRONG??
WHAT WOULD YOU WANT YOUR CUSTOM T SHIRT TO SAY?

HATE VS LOVE PERSPECTIVE // a post in which julia shows you the pretty sky + randomness [camp nano day 1]


there is one thing i hate

that i can't eat all the ice cream i want

that i live so far away from so many people i dearly dearly love

that some books are too long and some aren't long enough

the fact that airplane tickets cost so much

also the fact that i can't flap my arms and fly

that i have laughing fits randomly

knowing that winter always comes again

and also there are things i love

that i can eat ice cream often

that i have people that i love so dearly near

that books are books no matter what

yeah airplane tickets aren't cheap if they were nobody would value them as much

that i can't flap my arms and fly that would be weird

the fact that i do laugh a lot

and knowing that summer will also always come again

you see

it isn't really about the thing or how you feel about it

it's about how you look at it 


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btw, I'm entirely apologizing for this post ahead of time. I am on paint fumes (i did the bathroom (was in there all day) BUT YES I AM REALLY REALLY HAPPY WITH HOW IT TURNED OUT AH #chalkedpaint)


#whatiamfeeling 

  • am dying over how today is day 1 of camp nano how how how idk
  • also am eating filled licorice
  • and listening to amazing music -- go look up Emile Pandolfi k and 
  • mary poppins is on so i want to go watch it bc i am mary poppins k


try looking at things a little differently tho. I think you'll be surprised.

EVER TRY CHALKED PAINT BEFORE??
WHAT IS YOUR PERSPECTIVE? 
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