Looking Back at October 2022

Looking Back at October 2022

This last month has been a rollercoaster. It started off with me not being in the mood to read anything new, and that kind of continued all month. Don't get me wrong, I did read some things as you'll see but mostly I just read segments of previously read books. And I didn't play any video games as I focused the month on Twitch with body painting. Well, I did play Dreamlight Valley but it was still less gaming than I normally do overall.…

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Looking Back at August 2022

Looking Back at August 2022

This month was a busy one. Things kicked off at work (i.e. finished my main training and started supporting customers), a bunch of family events, a work trip, and more teeth work. I don't think I had a single week where I didn't have something going on. So, this post is probably going to be a bit long as I look back at everything that happened in the last month.…

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The Boston Travel Diaries: Get Ready With Me

The Boston Travel Diaries: Get Ready With Me

Day Two of working in the MA office, and I couldn’t get this idea out of my head. So, we’re doing a get ready with me. I’m not a morning person (like at all), so I make sure my makeup routine when I have to get up and go places is real quick. If I can put it off until I’m more awake, I will and then I take more time with it. But there’s none of that on office days.​…

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Wonder Woman DC Comics Collab Body Paint

Wonder Woman DC Comics Collab Body Paint

I enjoy body painting, it's a chill hobby that I like to do at least once a week. I never really body paint with the goal of getting all the attention online. I just upload them to my Instagram because 'Hey, I spent hours on this. It needs to be saved somewhere and someone might enjoy it too.' So, when I got invited to join Mrs. Lovecraft's DC collab, I was all for it. Joining a bunch of creators, many of whom I'm mutual stream friends with, who were going to all do a body paint theme together sounded like a lot of fun. I debated for a good while on which DC character I was going to do and decided that Wonder Woman would be a lot of fun. …

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Looking Back at July 2022

Looking Back at July 2022

Another month has already come and gone this year. While I'm looking forward to summer being done as I'm not a major fan of the season, I also don't want to rush the end of the year. But I feel good about everything I accomplished this month. For starters, I addressed and fixed my top front teeth which had been making me feel self-conscious about speaking or smiling. I still need to address all the rest of my teeth, but I think this was a major step in the right direction. Plus, there's only so much I can afford at a time. Especially since I maxed out the insurance for what it can cover. So, I'm saving up to do the next set, but I don't know exactly when that's going to happen. Another thing is I did all my major training for the job I started mid-May with multiple presentations that made me super nervous, but I felt really good once they were each done especially when I heard the feedback. I think the next step there is getting customers and actually supporting them, but I'm feeling confident and still looking forward to every day at work. Which is more than I could say about my previous job.…

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Looking Back at June 2022

Looking Back at June 2022

I've officially been at my new job for a full month and have spent the entire time training. It's been interesting, as it's felt like I've been at school for a month instead of actually working. There have been homework assignments, presentations, and demonstrations of knowledge. I'll be curious to see what happens once I get into actually working tasks/issues. But so far it's been non-stop learning. I finished off the month by giving a demonstration of what I had learned thus far and will have several more of these next month. I think it went pretty well, and I found it interesting how to go into the presentation, as it was different from how I gave trainings in the past.…

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Products I Commonly Use when Body Painting

Products I Commonly Use when Body Painting

I love body painting. It's been something that I've gotten better at over the course of the last year to two years. And that's mainly been due to practicing and doing a different look every single week. I would say at this point I primarily only reach for my makeup when I'm doing a body paint look. I still do daily makeup when I know I'm going to be on a video conference call or leaving my apartment, but that's pretty minimal. I don't really do the full glam thing anymore or test out a bunch of products like I used to prior to the pandemic. My habits around makeup have completely changed. So, I thought I would discuss the products I typically use for body painting since it usually ends up being the same things I reach for every time.…

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Looking Back on May 2022

Looking Back on May 2022

Finally! I'm back to working full-time after three months of being out of a job. I was seriously feeling the effects of that. My mind was shattered almost constantly (like I struggled to think or concentrate on one thing at a time), and I was struggling mentally with how to cope. The one thing I had to look forward to in the last month was that I was starting a new job. What I find a little funny, the last two jobs I interviewed for and started with both had start dates very close to my birthday. I'm going to be in what they call "training" for the next six months, but I'm excited about this next chapter.…

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