Last Entry of 2018

Hi everyone!

I’ve been out and about from sunrise to sunset for the past few days so I haven’t taken the time to write out a blog entry, but my mom and I are waiting for a dinner reservation right now so I figured I’d write.

I really don’t like sentimental mumbo jumbo, so this probably won’t be some grand reflection on the year. I just wanna write out my thoughts.

I’m so happy to be where I am. I tend to not enjoy most things celebrational because I tend to have pretty unexceptional celebrations. But I’m at disney world right now!!

I’m 100% the type of person to make new years resolutions (which I already wrote out in october because duh), and I just thought of a new one.

I want to celebrate stuff next year.

This whole year I haven’t done anything to celebrate anything other than blog posts. I didn’t have a birthday party, I took a nap after my graduation ceremony.

Yeah, I think I want to get excited about stuff in 2019.

So there.

That’s my last entry of 2018.

Let’s end this with what- in my opinion- is the best photo of me this year.

I don’t think I ever posted this on here
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Planning, Twitch, and Gummy Bear Earrings

Today I feel like I have quite a bit more to write about compared to yesterday.

I spent a lot of time bullet journaling and planning over the course of last night and this morning and I feel like I have my whole life together.

OK, not necessarily my whole life, but I feel more put together than normal.

I’m trying to not give myself too many goals that depend on others (i.e blog views, subscribers) but I’ve been setting a lot of goals.

I’ve also been budgeting quite a bit and I made some little savings goal doodads on paypal for the various expensive things I’m saving up for.

I took some advice from the comments on my Focusing on My Finances post for my new budgeting technique.

I’ve made specific paypal goals for even frivolous things like obsessive ebay purchases and Lirika Matoshi socks, alongside more long term and rational goals of course.

I don’t think those items are frivolous though…

I’ve also made some hand written business cards for myself to hand out when I meet new people at those college “this is what college is” events and whenever I get too close to someone in real life upon first meeting (happens too often).


I’ve developed a new love of live streaming.

I’ve been livestreaming a few of my study sessions and bullet journaling moments, and I really love being able to talk to people in a live chat.

I made a twitch account because I’ve heard it’s easier to find talkative people on twitch than on youtube where I’ve done my past streams.

I think twitch is pretty cool.

I wrote it off at first because it’s mostly known for video game streams and I have no interest in watching someone play Player Unknown Battlegrounds, but I found out the other day that you can kinda do whatever you want on there (aside from nudity and lewd behavior of course). Also Jenna Marbles and Julien Solomita spend a lot of time on there and Jenna is one of my biggest inspirations so it would be sacrilege for me to not at least watch her twitch streams.

I think I’ll be doing my future study streams on twitch.

If you wanna follow me on there here’s my link: twitch.tv/dearmikah


I’m hopefully getting an exciting package in the mail today!

I ordered some stuff from PeachesandParfait on etsy and I’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of my order.

This may sound odd, but I’ve always wanted earrings that look like gummy bears…

AND THEY SELL THEM so of course I had to get a pair (alongside some other things…)

If the ones I ordered are nice I’m gonna buy them in every color.

There’s something that’s the perfect amount of kitshcy about gummy bears. I feel like other similar candies like gummy worms lean younger while having no candy themed things in your life screams “boring”.

So I’m super excited about my gummy bear earrings (I also got some gummy bear charms to put on everything).


I’m gonna start training for my manager position at work soon.

I’m excited!

I got to do a few managerial things at work yesterday and it was nice. I got to do a lot of non-division math and I quite enjoyed that.

Something people don’t know about me/ expect of me is that I really like math. When I was in geometry I never got below a 97 on a report card and fractions have always been very easy and almost come second nature for me.


Ok, I’m gonna end this post here.

Thank you for reading!

I’m Gonna Learn To Play Chess

I’ve always found chess to be an interesting game and I’ve thought it’s very entertaining to monitor the politics of chess.

So I’m gonna become a chess player!

I didn’t know that there were chess websites and apps (don’t call me dumb for that) and since I learned about that today, I don’t have to buy a chess board and track down a person to teach me! Where I live, I don’t find many people who talk about chess. My high school didn’t have a chess club and if it did, I suspect it would’ve been a bit of a boys club and I wouldn’t feel very welcome.

I can’t wait to learn how to play the game and start playing other people!

It’s gonna be so cool, dudes.

Do you know what’s the epitome of opulence? a prominently displayed chess board.

Do you know where I’ll really stand out? A chess tournament.

Do you know what one of my favorite motifs in homestuck was? Chess

This is gonna be so great.

I wanna be one of those people who gets a picture taken with a chess board in front of them. You know the pictures I’m talking about? Those are cool.

I’m just so excited!

I’m gonna live one of my small dreams and this is a good step to start living bigger dreams.

I’m gonna do the occasional chess update because I think this is super interesting, so look out for those!

Thanks for reading!

it’s my birthday!

i’m getting old!!!!

i’m gonna officially be 18 at around 10pm.

i’m gonna do whatever i want today as a birthday present to myself.

so far i’ve started out my doing what i want by having some french toast sticks and i plan on doing more of what i want including having a nap soon.

this is just a kinda “woo! it’s my birthday!” post so there’s not a ton of substance.

thanks to the people who have been there for me for 18 years! love you!

i’m done!

i’m done with treatment!!

today at my graduation, i cried and basically got complimented by everyone so that was great. today felt like a normal day of treatment until the end when i had my graduation ceremony.

now that treatment is over i:

  • want to eat a vegan diet for the rest of my life
  • will write diary entries everyday
  • need support from my friends, family, and audience (you) to prevent me from relapsing
  • want to spend even more time on self care
  • have to return to school
  • need to get fully caught up with life and stuff
  • want to meet my dad’s side of my family
  • will get a job
  • will blog about other stuff more often
  • want to travel

some day i’ll be making a guide to treatment and a treatment crash course but that day is not today because i’ve got a blistering headache.

edit:

in the midst of my headache i forgot to tell you about the beautiful necklace my mom got me!

shea butter works in my hair!!!

so i got a new tub of shea butter recently and i decided to experiment by putting it in my hair and not washing it out and guess what…

it didnt destroy my hairs volume!

ive been looking for a way to fully moisturize my hair without getting rid of volume and now ive found it!!!!!

listen, you need to get a tub of shea butter if you’ve got hair like mine.

my hair doesnt look astounding in these pictures but its not stuck to my scalp and thats a big deal.