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(there will definitely be some spoilers in this piece, so here is a warning in case you haven’t watched the third season yet!)
It has been a serious minute since I’ve written on this blog. I haven’t had the motivation entirely to write a lot but recently felt the need to write to work through feelings and everything. But I’m back and I think August is going to be my month to be a good blogger and a better person too.
Stranger Things 3 came out last month and I’ve been thinking about it basically every day since its release. I know this blog is a little more focused on books and things like that, but television writing is super important too and Stranger Things is one of my favorites and I’ve already spent all my friends and family’s patience with my constant discussion of it, so I’m going to bother everyone here now.
I really want to write about Nancy Wheeler, Mike’s older sister on the show, in particular actually. Nancy is super interesting to me, and this season she really proved to the entire audience why she deserves a place of importance on the show.
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So I’m graduating college in less than a month. And yes, I am fully freaking out. Like, I don’t know what I’m doing afterward or what’s happening in the month between and I don’t want to leave my friends or my college town even, which I never thought I would say. It’s very scary and it feels like nothing is going right or making any sense, which I absolutely hate. I know things are going to work out, but right now things are really, seriously scary.
This leads me to why I’m writing this blog post. I’m really obsessed with self-care and the whole idea that focusing on yourself will help to ease some of the stress and pain. I don’t know how much it actually works, and maybe this will seem too much like my sad valentine’s day blog post, but I’m going to write about things that make me feel better when I’m especially stressed out. Like I’m pretty sure these next two weeks are going to be the worst of my life, so I will definitely be engaging in some self-care rituals. But!! I’m going to try and be hopeful about life and use my little self-care routines to really feel that calmness and happiness I’m looking for. And I’ll share it with the blog too.
I’m really happy to be starting this new year. I think turning the page to a completely blank one (not the best metaphor in my opinion, but I’ll go with it) feels so refreshing and it’s good to get out of this old year and into the new one. It almost feels like slipping into a bed with freshly cleaned sheets. This is going to be a big year. A stressful year. But hopefully a year that will make me a better person and a happier one as well.
I want to be happy in 2019. That’s probably the main goal of this year. Oh, and to graduate. I guess that’s a good one too.
I mean, it’s definitely very important. Don’t worry, I’m going to graduate, I promise.
I’ve always loved notebooks. I have way too many started, yet never finished, notebooks in my closet, hidden away, awaiting me to find them and laugh, and cringe, at the stupidity of my problems and the strangeness of my ideas.
I buy notebooks from Amazon when I feel like “I really need that,” or “it’s been a rough week, a notebook would be a nice reward,” and I realize this is a major hoarding issue. I am working on it, but for now, with all my experience in notebooking, I thought I would share some of my favorite ways to use your notebooks. I have been trying to get more into writing down what I need to do and what I’m thinking and other things like that.