Original Outstanding Blogger Award 2

Thank You!

I want to thank Jojo Al-waealy for nominating me for this award! He has an amazing blog full of incredible poetry that you should definitely check out by clicking here.  

Rules:

  1. Provide the link to the creator’s original award post. (very important: see why in step 5)
  2. Answer the questions provided.
  3. Create 7 unique questions.
  4. Nominate 10 bloggers. Ensure that they are aware of their nomination. Neither the award’s creator, nor the blogger that nominated you, can be nominated.
  5. At the end of 2020, every blog that ping-backs the creator’s original post will be entered to win the 2020 Outstanding Blogger Award!

This award was created by Colton Beckwith.

Questions:

What do you do in 5 Years?

I hope to be a full-time blogger. 

Reading or writing, what do you love more?

I can’t choose just one- I love them both so much!

Fiction or non-fiction? (or both)

Both- it just depends on my mood. 

Your all time favorite book?

Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen.

TV-shows or Movies?

Both- just depends on my mood.

What’s your daily routine?

I actually have that in detail in my A Day In My Life post.

Your guilty pleasure?

Reality TV- in particular Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta…

My Nominees

If you’re reading this post and feel as though this may be something you want to participate in please consider yourself nominated and use the same questions I did- I would love to read your take on them! And if you don’t want to do an entire post dedicated to it you can leave the answers in the comments below.


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Your Assumptions Answered!

I want to start this post by thanking everyone who participated and left an assumption! This was such a fun post to do and I always enjoy interacting with you guys! All of the comments have been linked back to the blog of the person who left the comment so if you want to check out any of the blogs that left an assumption just click the image or their name and it will redirect you to their site.
Rita:

Yes I am! I just turned 23 a few weeks ago!
Gina:

Yes I 100% do! If you ever do an assume post let me know I would love to participate!
Princess:

I’m either well dressed or in my pj’s- there’s no in between lol!
Joshua Shea:

I do like drag shows but I don’t watch them very often- once in a while when I need some entertainment!
thedrystraw:

Nope, you’re close but I’m actually a history major.
dfolstad58

Yes I love reading and I definitely prefer real books!
jmjvf:

Wow that is so accurate I’m genuinely terrified 😜
Kaushik Veluru:

Yeah that’s true but to be honest I’m much more of a cat person. But I do like dogs.
NottsReader:

Yeah I find it relaxing but I’m not great at it.
Matt:

Yes definitely!!
Colorful Chaos The Journey:

Yes I do and I absolutely love sloth’s!!
Bookish Refreshment:

I love travelling- seeing new things, having new experiences, meeting new people.
Rishika Jain:

Nope but I’m pretty close to Toronto!
Prachi:

I usually more of a chocolate milk kinda gal 😂
Nabeela:

Sometimes I do- Canadian winter are brutal y’all 😣😂
Silver Stone:

Yes absolutely! I prefer savory food over spicy and yes I love makeup!
Elle:

Yup I have her to thank for almost all my pictures!
Clemens P. Suter:

Is it my giant glasses that gave me away??😂 Yes I am indeed nearsighted!
Zainab:

I’m a part-time blogger and yes I love to write!
Opher:

Yes absolutely! I am very lucky to have parents who truly care a lot about the environment and they taught me from  a very young age how important it is to respect nature and to live alongside it not destroy it.
Young Artemis:

Yes for sure! If I am going to dress up it’s going to take me forever to pick the right outfit.
Xandria:

Yup- I am definitely a book person although I do enjoy the occasional Star Wars movie!
Shweta Suresh:

I LOVE coffee but because of my anxiety I had to stop drinking caffeinated coffee but I still drink decaf coffee sometimes.
Lyncrain:

Yes especially when I was a teenager- poetry was my outlet for sure.
Jim Borden:

Let’s just say I hope things change and get better in the US…
Daz:

Nope you made it!!
Tiani:

Yup I definitely prefer eating some chocolate and while reading a good book 🤷‍♀️
Nath:

I most definitely do not 😂😂 I’ve added some images as proof…
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So that’s it for now! Thank you once again for everyone who participated and I can’t wait to do another assumptions post again some time soon. Let me know in the comments below if you were surprised by any of my answers or if you expected all of them!


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Mystery Blogger Award #6

Thank you!

I want to thank Kim for nominating me for this award. She has an amazing blog with all things books that you should definitely go over and check out by clicking here. 

The Rules:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

3 Things About Me

  • I love reading
  • I love makeup
  • I’m a history major

My Five Questions

Which character in a book series do you want to become… if given a chance?

Bridget Jones sounds fun!

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What is the book that reminds you of your childhood?

Cherry Tree Farm by Enid Blyton.

Will you be happy to meet your fellow book bloggers around the world? Of course, after the coronavirus.

Yes absolutely!

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Who is your most hated character in a book?

Holden from Catcher In The Rye- he’s the worst. 

What is your favorite movie adaptation of a book?

Not a movie but I thought the BBC’s Pride And Prejudice miniseries with Colin Firth was really good. Especially because they stayed true to the book. I also loved the Bridget Jones movies!

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My Nominees

If you’re reading this post and feel as though this may be something you want to participate in please consider yourself nominated and use the same questions I did- I would love to read your take on them! And if you don’t want to do an entire post dedicated to it you can leave the answers in the comments below.

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The Real Neat Blog Award #2

I want to thank Nathan for nominating me for this award! He has a really great blog in which he writes about a mental health. I truly appreciate him putting out content about mental health because as you guys know this is a topic that’s personally very important to me and I think the more that people talk openly about it the less stigma there will be. Be sure to check out his blog by clicking here. 

Here are the rules:

  1. Accept the nomination and thank the person who nominated you, leaving a link to their blog.
  2. Answer the 10 questions
  3. Nominate your chosen bloggers and send them a link to let them know they’ve been nominated.
  4. Ask your nominees to participate by answering the same questions.

Questions

What is your favorite color?

It depends on my mood but right now it’s between blue and black. 

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Who would you say you admire most? 

My friends and family.

If you could describe yourself as a color, what would it be and why? 

Orange- because nothing really rhymes with orange and I feel very orange sometimes. (#tbbt)

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Where is your favorite place on Earth and what makes it so special? 

Kenya because it’s home. 

What is your favorite food and why? 

Khichdi but only the one my mum makes because my mum is an amazing cook.

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What is your favorite book of all-time? 

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Eyre.

Why do you enjoy writing and blogging? 

It gives me an outlet and it allows me to connect with amazing people from around the world.

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What type of music do you enjoy? 

Hip hop, Country, RnB, Rock- honestly all types it just depends on my mood. I can go from Bob Marley to heavy metal really fast…

What are your favorite hobbies (besides writing) and why do you like them? 

Reading and watching TV because it’s a great escape from being me for a while and meditation because it helps me be me but with a less annoying and jittery brain. 

What is your favourite song and singer/band? 

Okay I can not pick just one. Right now, I am loving Megan Thee Stallion, Princess Nokia, Ice Cube, Beastie Boys, The Dixie Chicks and a lot more.

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My Nominees

If you’re reading this post and feel as though this may be something you want to participate in please consider yourself nominated and use the same questions I did- I would love to read your take on them!

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Real Neat Blog Award #4

I want to thank Becki for nominating me for this award! She has an amazing blog where she shares posts about beauty and makeup products. She also has posts about her journey with Endometriosis. Be sure to stop over and check out her blog by clicking here. 

Rules:

1. Put the award logo on your blog.

2. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.

4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs; and asking them seven questions.

5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog etc.)

Questions:

1. What is your go-to make-up look?

I’m a big fan of a natural no-makeup makeup look.

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2. What is your favourite lip colour?

Red!

3. What is your favourite hobby?

Watching TV or reading.

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4. What your favourite TV Series, which you can re-watch all over and over again?

Friends- I’ve seen it so many times but it’s still so good!

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5. What is one thing you wish you learnt?

That I don’t need to be anyone but myself- I’m perfect the way I am and I don’t need other peoples approval. Wish I had known that as a teenager. 

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6. What your favourite bath or shower product?

I’m super into all the Olaplex products right now- they’re doing wonders for my hair. I also really like coconut oil based shower gels. They make your skin super smooth and shiny. 

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7. What is your fondest memory? and why?

When I was younger and we would go to the terrace to look at the stars and planets. 

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My Nominees

If you’re reading this post and feel as though this may be something you want to participate in please consider yourself nominated and use the same questions I did- I would love to read your take on them!

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How Make Your Life More Interesting And Meaningful

Don’t we all strive for doing something interesting every single day? Don’t we all get up from bed thinking today would be awesome?
I am sure we all believe that. But what are the things that we can do all day long to make our lives more interesting, meaningful, and full of fun? So here in this post, I have listed down the top 5+1 simple activities which can make our everyday life awesome!

  1. Do Some Chop-Chop!

Yes, you heard me correct. Don’t know cooking? No worries. Why don’t you help your mother with cutting some veggies?  This will help you release some dopamine and you will definitely feel good. And if you know a bit of cooking then, my friend, make something delicious for your family. They will be thrilled and so will you!
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  1. Peekaboo! Surprise Your Old Books

Sometimes we grow up by forgetting those small things that made our earlier days so much special and memorable. From childhood, books have been a constant companion as we paved our way towards adulthood. It is always great fun to peep through your old books’ shelf. You would realize there are so many memories hidden within every nook and corner of your old books. Who knows, you might come across some love letters from your high school sweetheart!
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  1. Set Up Home Plants

The idea of home plants is growing rapidly. You don’t even need to go out and buy these items. Just lookout for some beautiful plants from your garden or someplace nearby. Take out some cool pots, unused for a long time, from your store. And use your creativity while arranging these home plants all-around your dining, bedroom, kitchen, and even washroom.
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  1. Call Up Your Old Buds!

It is always special to call up your buddies with whom you haven’t had a talk for a long time. When you do that, you would feel so much happiness and joy which cannot be compared with anything else. Your old pals know you better than anyone on this planet. You have shared everything with them, starting from your first break-up sad story to going out on a long drive with your first newly bought car. Just remember what you can’t share with your closed ones, even parents, you can easily do that to your old buds. And they would always welcome you with your hands wide open.

  1. Knock-Knock the Artist inside You

You need not go to an art school to be good at drawing, painting & sketching to be an artist. You can literally do anything and everything to wake up the creative you from within. Well, you can make some paper boats with colourful papers and showcase on your shelf. There are plenty of people who doodle on any sheet of paper using whatever they can get nearby and convert it into a unique piece of creativity.
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  1. Visit The Strong Traveller!

You might be interested in reading some amazing blog posts such as Top 10 best weather places in the World, PONDICHERRY: Where Souls meet Country and Backpacking through New York. Also, you might be interested in knowing the top 3 Easy-to-Make Breakfast while Travelling Around the World. Lastly, you may find plenty of self-grooming posts such as Introduction to Content Writing- Gateway towards PASSIVE INCOME to develop yourself so you could follow your dreams and live life as you have always wanted!
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Arkaprabha Das is the Founder & Editorial Chief at The Strong Traveller. He has always been a man of many caps. Apart from being an MBA professional, he is a full-time freelance writer and possesses the mind & heart of a true entrepreneur! You can always reach out to him at thestrongtraveller@gmail.com.
 

6 Reasons Why Reading Increases Positivity

By Elli from NeedtoRead
Everyone strives to be more positive, happy, and healthy. It’s a goal we all have in mind, and subconsciously try to work towards day by day.
But what if I told you that reading isn’t always just a pastime, and can actually help you obtain this goal?
#1. Different Points of View
When you’re reading a book, each character will have a different point of view about what’s happening as the story unfolds.
You get to choose what side you’re on based on all of their perspectives and ideas, which is a good tactic to use in reality, as well!
This will help you to understand what other people are thinking in your daily life, and find solutions for yourself based on the different perspectives of the people you interact with.
Being able to sympathize and understand someone else’s point of view of a situation will help you become more positive, understanding, kind, and hopefully give you a better outlook on life.
#2. Inspiring Characters
Have you ever read a book and been inspired by your favourite character to change your habits to more positive ones? To use your kind heart to help others?
Books always find a way to impact how we behave, and the outcome is usually a positive one!
Inspiring characters will help you figure out what your goals are, and what you value most.
#3. Someone Understands You
There’s something about reading that can really take a toll on what you think about yourself.
I used to have a lot of social anxiety, so much that I would even avoid interacting with my closest friends, for the fear that I would embarrass myself.
I began to become more attracted to books as a way to vent my feelings, to become friends with the characters that felt like they didn’t fit in, the same way I did.
Over time, I began to feel my confidence increase. Knowing that how I was feeling was more common than I thought, I was able to fight back, and gain more control over my fear of talking to others.
#4. More Educated
If you want to be more educated about the world around you, reading a variety of books is a great way to learn more.
From reading both fiction and nonfiction books, you will learn more about how the world works, how people think, and more, based on what the book you’ve read is about.
There are millions of books on different topics, so there are definitely some that you’ll be interested in; maybe you’ll even find a topic that you didn’t know you were passionate about until now!
#5. A Feeling of Community
For every series of popular books, there’s always a fan group somewhere. A great place to find people who like the same books as you is through social media!
Talking to other people, even if they’re strangers, about a book that you enjoyed will give you the feeling of community. You’ll also get the opportunity to learn about people from other countries and walks of life, since most online fan groups are international.
#6. Discovering What Really Matters
While reading about a character’s life, you might begin to think about your own on a deeper level.
What’s most important in my life? Who do I want to be?
Reading about fictional people finding themselves will, in a way, inspire us to work towards doing the same. They give us the confidence to keep going, to keep pushing out of our comfort zones until we finally reach where we wish to be.
In the end, we know that reading can’t make us more positive on its own, but it can certainly help. What do you think about reading? Has it helped you somehow?
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Real Neat Blog Award #3

I want to thank Matt Kohrell for nominating me for this award and for all the support he’s always shown this blog. He has an amazing blog with posts about Christianity, lifestyle and much more. Be sure to check it out by clicking here. 

RULES

1. Display the blog award logo in your blog.
2. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
3. Do not forget to link to their blogging website.
4. Answer all the questions they have given you.
5. Nominate 7 to 10 bloggers of your choice.
6. Ask them 7 questions.

My Questions

What do you find encouragement in during this time?

I like to read things that bring positivity to my life like inspirational quotes, inspiring books and comedy movies/TV shows. Even though it’s a trying time we have to remember to stay positive, hopeful and strong. 

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Where do you want to go after the COVID-19 crisis is over?

I want to travel through Europe and visit a bunch of historical places. 

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What do you enjoy blogging about?

The freedom it gives me to express myself and the fact that I am able to connect with so many amazing people.

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If you could vacation on the moon, would you?

Yes absolutely!

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If you saw me in an airport, would you walk away, only say hi, or buy me lunch?

Would definitely buy you some lunch!

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If someone gives you a bag of your favorite snacks, do you have self control and eat a little each day or devour it all in one day?

A little every day. My parents never let me eat a lot of processed foods so now I have a habit of only eating a little at a time. I literally cannot eat the whole bag at a go. 

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What is a book you recommend that you enjoyed during this time?

Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen, Bridget Jones’s Diary or Jane Eyre. 

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My Nominees

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Sunshine Blogger Award #18

I want to thank Haley Scully for nominating me for this award. I think she has a fantastic blog filled with amazing poetry so if you haven’t checked out her blog already be sure to do so by clicking here.

Here are the rules for this particular award.

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging sites.
  • Answer their questions.
  • Nominate up to 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.
  • Notify the nominees for their nomination through their blog or social media.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo.
My Questions

What is the most rewarding part of blogging?
The amazing comments and support my followers leave!
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What is the most challenging part of blogging?
The hate comments are difficult sometimes and sometimes I just don’t have the energy to post but your support keeps me going!
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What’s your favorite blog post (that you’ve written)? Please describe it.
My favourite is my About Me page because it’s the first thing I ever wrote for the blog and also because I just love going back to update it every year and seeing how much I’ve changed.
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What is the most inspirational thing you’ve ever read, watched, etc.?
One The Road by Jack Kerouac- it inspired me to get out of my bubble and live my life to the fullest. I would highly recommend reading it if you haven’t.
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What are three items on your bucket list?
A lot of places I want to travel to, soooo many books I want to read, eating alone at a restaurant/going to a movie alone.
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What first inspired you to blog?
It gave me an outlet for my thoughts and feelings when I didn’t have any outlets.
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What’s your favorite type of music?
Hip hop or country or honestly anything in between depending on my mood.
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How do you relax and unwind?
I watch TV, read, listen to music or blog.
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Who are some of your favorite writers?
Jane Austen, Jack Kerouac and J.K Rowling are among my favorites!
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Do you prefer paper/pencil, or a keyboard?
Paper/pencil 100%
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What’s one goal you have for the future?
To travel more!
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My Nominees
Anyone who wants to do this award please feel free to and use the same questions I did!
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How Many Of My Resolutions Did I Keep

So before this year started I posted a bunch of resolutions that I wanted to achieve this year which is not something I usually do because I’m not a big fan of the whole making resolutions thing but a bunch of other bloggers were doing it and it seemed fun so I thought I would give it a try. So I thought since the year is almost over which resolutions I kept and which ones didn’t work out as planned! To check out the resolutions post click here. 

Make more time for blogging 

This was the first resolution I had on the list and thankfully I have kept it… for the most part. I mean sure sometimes I get lazy or really busy and can’t post regularly but especially recently I feel as though my excitement and inspiration for blogging has really come back and I have been trying to blog at least 5 times a week which has been amazing! It has really helped increase traffic and followers and most importantly it has given me more enthusiasm to write more!

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Eat healthier

I started eating a plant-based and much healthier diet. I mean I’m not going to act like I did not eat any junk food because you know I did but I ate healthier junk food and a much healthier diet in general which is what I think counts! I love this resolution because it really made the biggest impact in my life and I genuinely feel better then ever thanks to the changes in my diet!

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Write at least one page a day

I tried you guys. I really did. But I’ve been super busy and I just have not had the time or energy to keep up with this one. But maybe next year!

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Include new topics on the blog like recipes

I did this one! Okay, I haven’t posted a recipe in a while but I have included a bunch of new topics on the blog and you guys seemed to enjoy them which is awesome!

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Study in advance and don’t leave assignments for last minute

Yeah… this one just didn’t happen…

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Explore more

I did! I tried new stuff that was kind of scary (thanks social anxiety) and also made a bunch of new friends!

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Read more

I’m a history major so a large part of my studies is just reading so I didn’t have a lot of time to read other stuff but I did read a couple of books that I wanted to review which was so fun. Plus, I think it counts as reading even if it’s historical sources and stuff!

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Build a snowman (that one’s just for fun!)

This one hasn’t happened yet but there’s still time!

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Don’t give up on German!

Ich habe es versucht…

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Learn something new everyday

Well I tried and I can honestly say I learnt so much this year. Maybe not every single day but significantly more then the last two decades of my life!

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Start a YouTube Channel over summer

Yeah that didn’t happen…

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Support more blogs

I will never stop doing this and yes I did end up visiting a bunch of new blogs and reading a bunch of awesome posts and sharing some amazing posts with you guys as well!

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Get a job

I’m working on it.

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Be more communicative with my feelings instead of repressing everything

I did and it opened a gate and now I can’t stop… help me…

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So do you guys think I should make resolutions for 2019?? Let me know in the comments below!

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