Looking Back on March 2022

Looking Back on March 2022

My string of bad luck continued into March. Besides not finding a new job, literally, every application of mine was rejected or came back with "we're going with other applicants at this time", my computer decided that I was no longer allowed to play video games after I finished Hollow Knight. I have professionally worked for a decade with computers, you would think I would be able to fix this issue rather easily. But nope... I did next to everything I could think of. …

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Looking Back on February 2022

Looking Back on February 2022

I'm really sick of major life events. I swear something major has happened every month for the last year if not more. This month started with losing my job. The first job I've ever been fired from and I can't believe the explanation I was given. I have my own conspiracy on what happened, but ultimately it doesn't matter. I don't have a job anymore. I gave them almost a decade of my life, and now that chapter is over. I'm trying to look on the bright side, which is really hard because I'm not an optimist. …

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Looking Back on January 2022

Looking Back on January 2022

Even though I'm not doing goals for 2022, I'm still going to continue with writing out everything I accomplished at the end of each month. Mainly as a diary for myself to look back on everything I managed to do. Ultimately my plan for the year is just to experience new things by playing video games I never have before (a lot of Nintendo games that were on consoles I never had growing up along with others), have fun creatively with art and body painting, and finish writing my novel (without restarting it as I have for the last few years every time I near the ending). On top of that, I think at some point this year I might get another dog, a puppy to be specific, I would like to get one while Pixie still has a pep to her step so she can help train the little one before her elder years. Plus, Pixie ultimately does better when there's another dog around.…

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Reflecting on December 2021 Goals

Reflecting on December 2021 Goals

The month is over and so is 2021! Normally when I revisit goals from the previous month, I go over my goals for the next month. I'm not sure if right now where I'm hoping 2022 to go, so I'm going to hold off on making goals at the moment. I'm just going to live in the moment for the beginning part of the year and see how that goes. I'll do reflections on the months still going forward on what's been going on, what I've been consuming for entertainment, and whatnot.…

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Reflecting on November and Goals for December 2021

Reflecting on November and Goals for December 2021

How is there only one month left in 2021? This year both crawled and flew by at the same time. It was a stressful year for sure. I don't know if I would consider 2021 better or worse than 2020. But it was definitely something. From almost losing my job to frantically working on getting things transferred to a new company to prevent lights out... it's been a bit much the last two months. Not to mention there's been a lot of health issues going on in my family. I'm looking forward to putting this year behind me. Still got one more month to go, but I'm hoping the holidays help lift things up a little.…

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Reflecting on October and Goals for November 2021

Reflecting on October and Goals for November 2021

October and my favorite holiday are over. A lot happened in October for me. A good portion of that was stressful. From my dad being put into assisted living and his power of attorney trying to guilt-trip my sister and me to talk to him for the first time in eight years (not going to happen), to listening to our old neighbors complain about squatters that moved into his foreclosed home, to almost losing my job... it's been a bit much. Not that there weren't other elements that I loved from this past month. I've had a blast being creative, read some great books, and enjoyed playing new games that I saw pieces of before. So, I thought I would reflect on the elements I loved from the last month as well as go over my goals from last month as well as the ones I have for this month.…

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October 2021 Goals

October 2021 Goals

I forgot I was doing monthly goals this year. My last one was back in August and honestly, I can't be bothered to think back that far or look up what they even were. Things have been a little chaotic lately, which has been a blessing and a curse. A blessing because I'm loving that I've been able to do more of my passions outside of work, but a curse in that my mental health has been taking a nose dive due to other things going on in my life. Every time it seems like something good happens, an equally bad (triggering) thing happens at the same time. So, it's been kind of hard to focus on the good. So, I thought maybe if I returned to setting goals for things I want to accomplish in a month, then revisit at the end of the month... maybe that would help a bit.…

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I Turned Myself into the Queen of Hearts

I Turned Myself into the Queen of Hearts

I let my Discord decided what makeup look I would do, and Queen of Hearts ended up winning. So, I decided to pull inspiration from a few different places for this look. Those being: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and the playing card for the Queen of Hearts. I think you'll find subtle nods to each version in the look. From the color palette to the lips to the roses painted red to the drawn appearance of the card. I really like how the look turned out... and of course, it gave me an excuse to put on a crown and my favorite blood-red wig.…

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