Life Update #3

Life Update #3

As you probably know if you have read my earlier post, I am trying to go back to blogging regularly like I used to and blogging on a number of topics not just six word stories and interviews. I had taken a break from longer posts because they take a lot more time but I feel ready and excited to get back into it. Why now you may ask? Well, my answer is stop being nosy. Kidding- I just had a fun break but now I have a lot to say that’s all.

I thought I should do a little update post because I haven’t really talked much about what’s been going on with me lately and I thought it would be nice to catch up with everyone and let you know what’s going on in my life.

If you follow me on my Instagram page you probably already know this but I have been spending a lot more time on my Instagram and I am currently trying really hard to grow it. The progress is a lot slower than with WordPress but I don’t mind. At the moment I am just really enjoying the process of creating content. I have been having a lot of fun with the reels feature which allows you to make short 15-60 second videos. I have been making short funny ones but I also want to start making makeup tutorial videos and more stuff to do with makeup because that’s something I am very into right now and I don’t want to post makeup stuff on my blog too often so I think my Instagram would be a good place to post it. Feel free to check out my reels- I would appreciate it!

This is the latest one I posted:

I’ve also been posting reels about blogging which you can check out below if that’s something you would be interested in:

I also recently hurt my chin by mistake so now my face is all bruised up. It’s kind of annoying because I wanted to take pictures and create reels for Instagram but I can’t because of the bruise. Thankfully, I still have some videos and images I had made earlier that I can use but yeah I’m hoping this heals quickly. Also don’t ask what happened- it’s kind of an embarrassing story of my stupidity so I’m going to choose to not share it with the internet for now lol.

I have been making a lot of new foods too which I am excited to share with you on my What I Eat In A Day posts as well as my recipe posts. I have honestly eaten so many interesting things in the last few weeks I have a lot of food content coming up so definitely keep an eye out for that!

I have also been watching A LOT of Grey’s Anatomy which I am so obsessed with now- if there are any other Grey’s fans out there let’s chat in the comments about it!!

I have also been meaning to get back into art recently so I will be sharing my progress with you guys when that happens.

I have been listening to a lot of new music too and I plan to make an entire post about that at some point but for now I thought I would share some tracks I have been listening to lately:

The songs below contain explicit content so if that is something you would like to avoid please do not watch them.

Oh, and the other day my concealer randomly fell down in the middle of the night from my shelf which I keep all my makeup on and disappeared. Like it just disappeared completely. I turned my bedroom upside down looking for it and I still haven’t found it. It’s been more than a month… Am I being haunted? This is definitely one of the weirdest things that have ever happened to me.

That’s pretty much it for me at the moment- I’ll edit stuff in later if I remember more stuff I want to share with you guys lol. Have a great day everyone!

Your Thoughts

What have you been up to lately? Anything exciting or interesting happening in your life? Are you a fan of Grey’s Anatomy? What music are you currently listening to? Let me know in the comments below because I always enjoy chatting with you guys or simply stop by and say hi- I swear I don’t bite anymore 😂


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The One With All The Art

The One With All The Art

I don’t know if you guys remember this but last year when the pandemic first started I got super into doing online art for a while and it was incredibly relaxing. I had so much fun with it and I’m kind of sad I don’t have as much time for art now (although I do still occassionally do it from time to time). Anyway, I realised my art app was offering little videos now instead of just pictures and I wanted to share videos with you guys of how I made the art! Hope you enjoy them if they work on WP- I rarely share videos so this post may end up being a total disaster. Also if you could let me know in the comments if the videos work or not that would be awesome! And if you can’t tell by the title someone has started watching Friends again lol.

I’ve uploaded in the order that I drew them and you can probably tell I get better at using the app later on. My favourite out of all of them is Marge because I’m really proud of how her hair turned out since it was kind of hard to get it just right and shade it too. Let me know in the comments which one you liked best!


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Art And Anxiety #2

As you guys may know I have started doing some art again. I have talked about it in a couple of my other posts and I thought I would give you guys an update because I have been doing a lot more art these days and I also have kind of gotten the hang of how the apps work so I feel like my art work is definitely getting better!
Before I get into the art I want to talk a bit about anxiety because I realised I have not posted any mental health posts in like a while. I’m not sure why that is but this is my theory. You may know that for almost an year now- about 10 months I think- I have been taking CBD oil on a regular basis. I started out taking it every day and then every other day and now I take about three to four drops every two or three days depending on how I’m feeling. CBD oil has significantly reduced my anxiety as well as insomnia and I just don’t really experience most of the symptoms I got due to anxiety. So, I usually write about what I’m going through or things that I am experiencing and since anxiety is not a major part of my life anymore I feel like I kind of stopped writing about it just because I don’t think about it that much anymore. If you want to read more about my CBD oil journey please click here.
I have noticed that art has really been helping me with my anxiety and stress management as well. You probably don’t experience this if you don’t have anxiety but people with anxiety disorders have brains that never turn off. Basically, there is always that voice at the back of your head and it can be extremely exhausting. What I have noticed recently is that when I do art I concentrate on it so hard that the voice at the back of my brain shuts up which is such a relief even if it’s for a little while.
What I have been really enjoying more than colouring is doing my own art from scratch. As much as I love art I’m really not very good at it so I decided to draw something that was not too difficult and complicated- The Simpsons! Last time I showed you my picture of Bart Simpson which I was not fully satisfied with (I still am not so I will be editing it):

I am also done with the rest of the family now and that’s what I wanted to share with you guy!
The next one I did after Bart was Homer Simpson- this one took me A WHILE but I am finally pretty satisfied with how it turned out.

Next I did Lisa and I’m pretty happy with this one as well! By this time I had gotten the hang of how to use all the options on the app and was getting a lot better at drawing and colouring so I did not take as long to make this one.

After Lisa, I did Marge. Now her face did not take that long as I was used to drawing their faces now but her hair! Her hair took me more than an hour to get just right but I am super happy with how it turned out and I was even able to shade it!

And lastly, of course I drew Maggie. This one was pretty easy to draw and I love how she turned out!

Apart from that I’ve been doing random paintings like this one. I don’t know why but I just love not actually painting something specific but just splashing paint around.


App for colouring: Paint.Book
App for The Simpsons: ibisPaint X
App for painting: PaperDraw
I hope you guys enjoyed my art- I was so excited to share it with you guys!
Have you guys learnt anything new during quarantine or have you started doing something you really enjoyed but stopped doing? Do you guys enjoy doing art? Have you ever tried art on an app? Do you generally do art on an app or for real? Does art help you manage your mental health? Who’s your favourite character from The Simpsons? Let me know in the comments below- I would love to chat or simply stop by and say hi!
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Art, Anxiety And An Ouch

I thought I would give you guys another little update on what’s going on with me at the moment and also an update on my art stuff. As you may know since I mentioned it a few of my posts I started doing some art again because it sort of helped with my anxiety. I did it on apps because I don’t have a lot of art supplies right now and also it’s just easier to do it on my phone. My anxiety has been a lot better over the last few months in general but I was looking for a relaxing hobby and I saw online that a lot of people recommended art. Studies on art therapy have shown that art can help people with anxiety feel more calmer and also express themselves better through art. And then I wrote a throwback post about my site way back when I started and saw some posts about the charcoal art I used to do and remembered how much fun that was and decided to take up art again.
It has actually helped me with my anxiety. To elaborate a bit more on that- my anxiety causes problems with my concentration. It makes it a bit more difficult for me to concentrate on something and I also get distracted pretty easily when my anxiety is high but with art I need to fully concentrate on the artwork and that has helped me with concentration and staying focused.
I also find art therapeutic because as someone with anxiety my brain is always switched on. Like it’s always chattering in the background and being annoying. There is no off switch and the constant noise can get frustrating sometimes. With art this noise kind of automatically shuts off or I guess I can easily fully ignore it because my brain is fully concentrating on the art and on what I’m doing at that moment. Those I think are the main ways that art and colouring has helped me with controlling my anxiety. It’s also a lot of fun just in general- it is kind of like being a child again which is always a fun treat when you are an adult struggling to adult. Here are some of the artworks I have done so far:

In case you were wondering what app I used for colouring it was Paint.Book.
I have always loved colouring but truth be told I’m more of a drawing person. I like drawing a lot and wanted to draw stuff from scratch. Now the only problem is I’m not great with drawing and I’ve never drawn on my phone before so I did not really know how to do that and it was a lot more difficult than actual drawing but I really enjoyed the challenge and I think I am very slowly but surely getting better at it now that I am getting the hang of how it works.
So, I also got a artbook app where you can basically draw and colour things from scratch and do whatever you want- you’re not limited to what the app provides you with. I’m not going to lie I’ve been binge watching The Simpsons for the last few months so I decided to draw Bartholomew Simpson AKA Bart Simpson. I know it doesn’t look a lot like Bart but this was my first try drawing anything with an app so cut me some slack! I am currently working on the rest of the family.

Moving on to the ouch part. So two days ago I burnt two of my fingers while cooking and yesterday I burnt the side of hand/palm. It’s my right hand and it’s the fingers I use to type so it has been kind of difficult for me to type properly at the moment. If you see any typos in this post or in response to any of your comments I’m not having a stroke it’s just hard for me to type with my left hand. It’s also going to take me a while to respond to your comments as I’m going to have to type slower than usual. My posts may also be a bit shorter than usual this week apart from the ones that I had written prior to the incidents. You may have noticed that I only put up two quotes yesterday even though I usually put up four or five but that was because I literally could not make more than those two.
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In other news, have almost reached a 50 day streak on Duolingo which is super exciting. I was excited to tell you guys that because last time I had lost my 52 day streak and was feeling a little down about it. The weather is getting a bit cooler which is awesome- no offense to people who love summer but I am so looking forward to fall. Oh and as always my WP was acting up over the last few days- my reader stopped working and then some of my comments were either not posting at all or if they posted they went to spam so yeah… That’s about it for this update. Again sorry about any typos but I’m doing the best I can.
What have you guys been up to lately? Have you been learning a new language? Have you ever tried doing art to reduce your anxiety? Have you tried drawing as a way to reduce anxiety? Are you a fan of doing art on your device or you do prefer doing art on a book? Let me know in the comments below because I love to chat even when my fingers are in pain!


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Life Update #3: I Did A Thing…

I thought I would do another little update and let you guys know what’s going on with me at the moment. To be fully honest not too much has changed because of everything that’s still going on. I was kind of hoping the pandemic would be over by now but obviously that is still going on. I hope everyone is trying really hard to stay safe and following the rules because you are not only putting yourself in danger but others too when you refuse to follow the rules. It may seem like everything is back to normal because everything is opening up but it’s not. A blogger I really enjoy wrote an awesome post about this that you can check out by clicking here.
One of the best things I’ve been doing is start learning German again. I’ve been using the Duolingo app and it’s going really well. The last update I did I was on a 52 day streak but unfortunately I lost that streak which seriously hurt but I am back at it again practicing every day. I finished basics and level 1 which is amazing and I am super proud of myself for sticking with it this time.

I have been cooking more and trying to make new recipes at least once a week. Almost everything has turned out well so far and I will be publishing another What I Eat In A Day post soon. Most of the new food I’ve tried is Korean and I think one or two things were Indian. I’m just super into Korean food at the moment and the flavours are kind of perfect for my taste.

As you can tell from the title I also did something new! A while ago I did a throwback post and it reminded me how much I love art. Unfortunately, all my art supplies are in Kenya and I’m in Canada at the moment so I decided to start doing some online artwork on an app called Paint.Book .
It’s been really fun and relaxing. I’ve heard a lot of people saying how beneficial art if for anxiety and I kind of understand now. I will be doing a full review on that for one of my mental health posts but in a nutshell it’s super calming and I will be doing more art for sure. The app turns it into a video for you so I thought I would share some of my favourite with you guys:





I hope you guys enjoyed that little update! What have you guys been up to lately? Is there anything new with you? Have your schools/universities/colleges reopened? Let me know in the comments below!


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