summer break boredom

I like being busy with a couple of moments of good down time to unwind. Now that I’m on break I’m going crazy. The hours and hours normally put into school are now vacant. I have finished two paintings, written three blog post, started working more hours, read a book, went shopping, taken hundreds of photos, and I still have time only hands. What do people do with all this free time?

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I decided to do all the things I normally don’t have time to do. I started practicing the ukulele again and writing more in my journal. I also finished decorating my apartment after seven months of living here. I plan on trying yoga and maybe taking a workout class.

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It has been fun getting to read books for fun not for school. I read a book about orca whales and currently I’m reading a funny teen novel. There really is no real point to this blog post. I just had a lot of time on my hands today, so I decided to take some photos and write a quick post. I feel like the only person that complains about having to much free time, but that’s just my personality.

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picnic and a hike. I’m 20 now!

For the past couple of years I’ve avoided celebrating my birthday, but this year I had a change of heart. My boyfriend told me that I should be selfish for a day and do what I want. I decided to go hiking, then a picnic, to the mall for shopping, and ended the day with ice cream and waffles and a movie. I had so much fun hiking and some of the path on the trail reminded me of a scene from an anime called Sword Art Online which made me really excited. There was a beautiful spot to have a picnic near the parking lot.

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I’m obsessed with bento boxes and decided that’s what I wanted. I got very sunburnt laying out in the sun, but it felt really nice and I loved it. My boyfriend got me an amazing picnic basket for my birthday and I was happy to get to use it. IMG_7726IMG_7727IMG_7728

Even though I don’t think typically eat sugar I love ice cream and waffles and it’s something that is nice to have to celebrate. I still don’t feel like I’m twenty, it feels just like nineteen so far. This was one of my favorite birthdays. I spent the day doing things that I love with someone that means a lot to me.

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I’m getting re-inspired and I’ve been taking pictures and writing again, so hopefully I’ll start being more active on this blog again x

blogging again and writing on my old blog

A year ago I switched over to a self hosted blog. It was a great experience and at the time I did it I had a huge passion for blogging, but as time went on I stopped wanting to write and didn’t even know what to write about. Blogging for me has always been about having fun and when it started becoming stressful I decided it was time to take a step back. I just moved and I thought it might be good time to start blogging again. I decided to get rid of my self hosted account and come back to this blog which is my original account. I didn’t move any of my followers or post from my other blog onto this one; because I lost my inspiration while on that blog.

This time around I’m not going to have a post schedule or worry about getting a post up every week. I’m doing this for fun and to get back to writing more, since its something I love so much.

Spider bites, 200 likes, and 1 year blogging: summer week 2

Since the weather where I live has been so nice lately I decided to take some pictures outside; the photos turned out well, but A SPIRDER BIT ME! It wasn’t’ poisons, but I’m terrified of spiders, so I did freak out a bit(by a bit I mean I completely freaked out and spent over an hour researching spider bites on Google).

 

I seriously can’t believe it has already been a year since I started blogging. I remember the day I started my blog and it feels like I just started my blog. I’m still completely in love with blogging and plan on continuing to blog. I also hit 200 likes! Not much else happened this week, but I have a lot going on next week, so it was nice to have some time to relax.

I hope your having a great summer!

-A

Cakes, Family, and Driving: Summer Week 1

I’m 18 and want to move out soon so I am learning to drive, I’m completely terrified. As a kid my siblings and I used to race these electric toy cars and when they went to fast they would fly off the track and when I was younger it was hilarious, now the thought of that actually happening completely scares me. I have been driving a few times before, but nothing consistent, now it’s time to learn. My mum took me to a parking lot and I started driving. I didn’t go above 20mph, but it’s still extremely exciting to me! I also managed to park between the lines on my first try!

If you read a lot of my post you will know my brother is in town and I’ve been forcing him to try new products that I review. I love getting to see family, two of my siblings live in a different state and my other sibling is just a few hours away in another town. Since we all live far apart it’s always nice to see them.

One day I became extremely bored and decided to bake. Usually their’s someone home, but with my dad at work and my mum out of town I had the house to myself and went a tad over bored. I made macarons, small cakes, and cake pops. The only problem is I don’t partially like sugary things(I know I’m crazy), so my family is trying to make their way through lots of sweets. Everyone in my family except my dad doesn’t eat gluten, so a lot of recipes don’t turn out very well, but after some trial and error they usually get their, If you want me to post some recipes please leave a comment below because I love to bake and am always looking for an excuse to.

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I also moved! I’m still in the same town, but I just moved from an apartment to a house. I honestly miss the apartment. Don’t get me wrong their are definite perks to a house; neighbors don’t wake you up as often, I don’t have to walk my dogs as often because we now have a backyard, but their are lots of things I do miss. Two major things I miss are definitely the pool and the gym, especially since its summer. I got extremely lucky to have those things and where I’m living seems like a nice neighborhood. I still have a lot to unpack, I’m defiantly procrastinating. I did get to paint my bedroom, which is something I haven’t been allowed to do since I was 14!

I’m enjoying the summer weather and got a slight tan though I’m still the palest one in my family by a long shot. I usually just burn no matter how much sunscreen I put on; won’t stop me from laying by the pool though, just won’t be their more than an hour unless I want to look like a tomatoe for a week.pool side

 

Hope your having a great summer<3

-A