Herro, humans. I have finally dragged myself back to my blog and forced myself to hit the ‘write new post’ button and actually write words in this wordy-field. I should have had this post out last Saturday, but I didn’t make myself do it, so it didn’t happen.
Honestly, I have no excuse. We’re moved to South Carolina, all settled in, 94% of my stuff is unpacked (unless you could my books. Then it’s like… 64%) and I’m not busy or stressed anymore. SO NO ONE SAY IT’S OKAY THAT THIS POST WAS LATE. Growl at me to stop being lazy and get the stuff done that I need to.
BUT ANYWHO, here is the February recap post, and we’ll all be lucky if I can remember half of what happened last month.
As I mentioned above and several times last month and in January AND PROBABLY A BILLION TIMES, my family and I moved to South Carolina! And I got to drive all seven of our cats to the new house. 5+ hour car ride. Fun times. (I even made a video. More on that later.)
At the beginning of the month I said I was participating in InCoWriMo. Write 28 letters in a month. While packing. And trying to move. Right. Easy. Sure.
I think I wrote about 12 letters, but 9 of those were goodbye notes to my kids at church. BUT I STILL COUNTED THEM. I still don’t have an excuse for not writing at least SOME more. I HAVE NO EXCUSES FOR ANYTHING.
(the raw truth is I just spend too much time on minecraft)
(and watching minecraft on youtube)
I REGISTERED FOR REALM MAKERS THOUGH. AAAAHHHHH. I actually only paid half the registration fee because #POOR but I’m quite sure I’ll be able to pay the rest by the end of May. Very nice of the conference people to allow payment in two installments. Very nice indeed. (They just know a conference for writers means 89% of their guests are #POOR and very decently try to accommodate us.)
I’m SO excited though because several of my twitter children are going as well AND another writer friend from Canada! I AM MILDLY FREAKED OUT.
Did I even read anything last month.
Help I can’t remember.
I’m pretty sure I read a bit because I was rushing to finish some library books before we left. I returned Stalking Jack the Ripper unfinished but I WILL FINISH IT IN THE FUTURE.
Also all my books are currently packed and I have no bookshelves or places to put them SO THEY’RE STAYING PACKED. IN BOXES. IN RANDOM CORNERS AND CLOSETS. HELP.WHAT IS THIS.
(i miss my books so bad help.)
But I already have a library card for our new library system so I won’t be without books for long.
I think I wrote a smol bit in MOTR last month, but toward the later half of the month, I was so uninspired. I DID give myself permission and excuse to be so, though, because we were getting close to our moving date and I had to say goodbye to my coffee shop. I made a twitter update stream during my last visit there. I WAS SAD. And I haven’t found a good coffee shop here to write at. HELP I NEED AN AESTHETIC WRITERLY PLACE TO GO WRITE MY WORDS.
I missed updating MOTR on Wattpad, but I did get the next chapter posted like 10 days late. A new chapter should be up today (if I remembeerrrrrrr).
ALSO IF YOU READ MY STORIES ON THERE AND COMMENT I WILL OFFICIALLY LOVE YOU FOREVER AND POSSIBLY SQUEAL TO ALL MY FRIENDS THAT I HAVE COMMENTS. (looking at you, Madeline XD)
I really want to write more in MOTR, but I think I need to backpedal and rewrite my last chapter and I HATE doing that. It always messes me up so bad and I have to do it more often than you’d think. It’s terrible. But we’ll get there. We will. (I can’t leave you Wattpad readers hanging XD)
(what would y’all say if I said I was thinking of rehauling my blog again)
(cait don’t you dare say anything XD)
BUT SERIOUSLY. I’ve never been 100% happy with this blog design. I have certain things I really REALLY want my blog to look like and none of the free templates on WordPress are what I want. Honestly, it’s not that complicated. I want my posts CENTERED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCREEN, and I want the font a little bigger. And I think Imma go with a white background. I just really like my sidebar and I can’t have centered posts if I have a sidebar *headdesk*.
I have a couple ideas in mind, but I wanted to mention it here before I started changing things, so you’d all know it’s coming. If you have suggestions or know design-y-ness stuff, please let me know. I need all the help I can get.
I mentioned there being a video of me driving the cats to the new house.
AND THE SECTION YOU’RE ALL WAITING FOR.
(I assume you’re waiting for it)
(everyone seems to love my BuJo updates and info and junk so MY ASSUMPTIONS ARE WELL GROUNDED)
ANYWAY, the more I get into this year’s Bullet Journal, the more minimalist I get. I ditched my habit tracker this month because in January it just made me stressed and upset and I rated my days and my life and my productivity by how many squares I could fill it. So in February I completely ditched it, and this month I’m only tracking my anxiety supplement, because I need to make sure I take that every day.
I have a few BuJo post//video ideas in mind, it’s just a matter of kicking myself into doing them. Also I’m running into problems with my camera setup when I film. But expect an ‘Ins and Outs of my Bullet Journal’ and ‘How I make a Second Bullet Journal Work for Me’ post soon. (As in, sometime in the next six months.)
I discovered watercolor paints. Guys, I’m in love. Help.
I also used them to paint an envelope to one of my penpals.
And I tea stained paper.
(all of those things involve paper. Are we seeing a pattern here)
I know I’m forgetting a lot, but that’s pretty much what went on. I need to make a place in my BuJo to write down notes for these recap posts. Then I won’t forget so much XD
Anyway I hope you had a lovely month and that March is even lovelier!