July 2020 Goals

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a goals list but I figured I should start it up again!

How crazy is it that we’re more than half way through the year already?! That’s insane! But I hope the end of 2020 and the start of 2021 will be better.

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35 Things I’ve Learned in 35 Years

35 Things I’ve Learned in 35 Years

My 35th birthday was yesterday, unfortunately I was unable to make sure I had this post up by then because it was a crazy week. I swear now that Tums is a year she has like this endless storage of energy. I’m gonna have to come up with more things for her to do/spend her energy on! The problem is our apartment is smaller than our other apartments so she doesn’t have much room to play and run around; I know we were looking into a 2 bedroom soon and I think it might be time for that now…

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5 Daily Things I Do As Self Care

5 Daily Things I Do As Self Care

One thing you’ll learn about me is that I’m BIG on self care. I’m a creature of routine, ritual and habit and absolutely nothing gets in the way of my daily routines.

Even back when Disneyland and Vegas were frequent vacation destinations I had a routine!

Every day I have a clear set of things I have to do when I wake up and right before I go to bed. Sure, some of these might be OCD driven but whatever, they help me get ready and help me end the day. Like signals for my body on what time of the day it is.

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Hello, 2019

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I can’t believe it’s 2019… already.

But then again how many of us are saying that this week?!

Every year for the last few years I’ve done {onelittleword} and for the last 2 years Bubba has chosen my word for me — this year he picked L E A R N as my word for 2019.

As new parents (I can’t believe she’ll be here in a few months! It’s so crazy to think about!) this year we’re going to do a lot of learning and I’m determined to not be one of those parents who let their newborn change their life as drastically as everyone says they will.

I’ve never been friends with the concept of sleep; to be honest I’ve probably gotten more sleep since BEING pregnant, despite all the discomforts than I’ve gotten naturally since 2004. Like my biggest excitement is the ability to fall asleep at night WITHOUT sleeping aids as I’ve been heavily dependent on them to get me to sleep since 2004. Me and sleep just haven’t gotten along in a really long time.

In addition to being new parents I really want to get back into learning in general. I still need to learn the rest of French and I want to start learning Spanish. I want to relearn the social media world as well as how to make the most out of my blogging and getting back into graphic design. I want to learn how to bake. How to cook better meals. How to be a better version of myself.

There’s much power in knowledge and I feel like the last few years I’ve been in a haze of just winging things; I want to go back to being that determined person with goals and intention.

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My Summer Netflix Queue

Like I did with Hulu, I figured I would do one for Netflix (and possibly Amazon and movies) as well.

I guess I should had changed the Hulu one to Summer instead of Spring, but you guys know what I mean. I feel like May is that inbetween month anyway.

I have 11 on my Queue list for Netflix. I’m definitely not going to get through all of them but here are a few I’m hoping to watch this season!

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Cosmos is a show a good friend of mine actually introduced me to during a dark period of my life 5 years ago. It was super interesting. I think I ended up watching KUWTK and Awkward and I kind of just stopped watching this one.

I use to start my mornings with an episode and have it run while I was doing homework. Sometimes I get obsessed with learning. But this is a pretty interesting show, if you’re into stuff like this.

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Parks and Rec is a show that I always told myself I’d watch eventually. I watched about 3 episodes some time last summer, it was entertaining enough but I wasn’t like HOOKED. I just know this show is known for its memes lol.

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FRIENDS is hands down one of my favorite all time shows. I don’t know how many times I’ve watched this entire series but it’s legendary. It’s often background noise if anything but when I’m really sad I binge FRIENDS until I feel motivated enough to get up and start my day lol. FRIENDS is that friend that’s just always there when you need them!

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Girl Meets World was a show I was SUPER excited for when I heard it was going to become a thing! I remember watching the first episode but I don’t remember it. Boy Meets World was my shit growing up, it was one of my favorite TGIF shows and shows in general! Although Topanga and Corey gave you serious unrealistic expectations in childhood relationships and Corey and Shaun gave you serious unrealistic expectations in friendships it was still a really feel good show!

I have pretty high hopes for this!

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Riverdale is a show I’ve been hearing A LOT about lately!

I guess it’s suppose to be based on the Archie comics? I’m not really sure. But this screen cap makes it look like some edgy Vampire Diaries sort of shit. Archie comics were definitely something I read and collected as a kid but I’m a little nervous to go into this. I’m scare it won’t be what I’m thinking it is lol!

Plus I’m not a fan of gore and dark themed shows or movies.

Minus Shadowhunters cause I mean come on… it’s Jace and Bane. How can you say no to those two?!

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The New Legends of Monkey is something I’ve never heard of. But it’s giving me The Forbidden Kingdom (you know with Jackie Chan… loved that movie) vibes.

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Aggrestsuko is literally all over social media these days. I brought this up to Bubba a few days ago and he wasn’t digging the hover preview but I’m SUPER curious to know what this about. Apparently she’s an adult red panda who works in a city? I don’t know and I haven’t bothered reading anything on it until I watch it lol.

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I know The Clone Wars is not nothing new at all but I’ve never watched it! Crazy right! I’m a huge Star Wars fan and the fact I’ve never seen this slightly bothers me! Especially because we see their Funko Pop’s a lot when we’re out and I just wanna know who these characters are dammit!

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I’ve never heard of Being Human either, I don’t think? But I’m a huge fan of paranormal young adult books and this looks like that. But in a TV series format. I’m just hoping it’s not even a little bit creepy or dark and edgy. Because it sounds really interesting.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events was a show I was looking forward to a few years ago when it first came out and I don’t know, I guess it was around the time I stopped watching Netflix cause I just never ended up watching it. I haven’t read the books either so I’m not really sure what to expect.

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Girlboss looks super interesting! As a blogger and former Network Marketing Marketer (is that a title?!) the term girlboss obviously always appealed to me! I even read that one book titled Girlboss! I’m sure the book and this show aren’t related in any way because I think one is about a young adult. Wait, I just looked it up. I lied. It’s inspired by.

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I just started watching Aggretsuko, I couldn’t resist!

“Your chill game is something to behold,”

It’s so cute!

And I’m starting to think Bubba is the responsible type. I mean he is, but man does this second episode apply to him lol!

What’s on your Netflix queue, if you have one?

Hello, April!

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I love Tulips.

I’d love if I could afford them right now too, but since I can’t. Picture taking will have to do.

It’s five days into the new month. Five D A Y S and bills are already fucking me. Ya’ll I’m so tired of paying bills. Like it’s not even funny how tired I am! I guess that falls back to me and past me and all the dumb shit past me was doing but then again I’m extra mad at past me for not telling those other dudes who were using me to get they own shit!

It’s my birth month and I’m never excited about my birthday. I mean I was pretty excited last year since Bubba was spending the week with me at Disney World but generally speaking, I’m never really excited.

I can’t do my usual traditions cause I’m not in Florida anymore. Also Bubba started a new job (which I’m really happy about) but he’s working on my birthday. I’m trying to be somewhat not a poopy pants about it but let’s be real, after I turned 25 without a BA in sight I was just like LORT ANOTHER YEAR OLDER. ANOTHER YEAR FAILED.

And that’s definitely NOT the way you should be viewing life.

Granted there’s nothing exciting about turning 33, still trying to rebuild your shit and yourself and thinking godammit I should get off FB with all these people and their careers and vacations. Which is why I’m never really on FB anymore. I post what I need to post, stalk who I need to stalk and get off!

This blog post wasn’t suppose to be about me, it was suppose to be about my goals for April.

⇢ Get your shit together (at least a little bit)
⇢ Read 3 books (and not on the last day of the month)
⇢ Blog more // I know shit can be hard but girl it’s your release SO QUIT IT
⇢ EXPLORE more, spend LESS
⇢ Apartment hunting
⇢ Tidy room & closet / purge shit you really don’t need
⇢ Sort digital stuff / back up laptop (since it’s been like years since you did)
⇢ Get RDM and AST to 60 on FFXIV
⇢ Find something that calms you
⇢ Practice better time management
⇢ Catch up on reviews that need to be written
⇢ Celebrate your birthday… the best you can

I know Bubba puts a lot of effort into everything. And I know it might be killing him that he can’t go all out on the day of my birthday this year and that the only thing I asked for was food adventures but I guess when you get older the experiences matter more than getting things. And normally I go on vacation for my birthday — which I was excited moving closer to the West Coast cause I really wanted to celebrate my birthday in Vegas & Disneyland like I use to when I lived in CA 7 years ago but that didn’t work out.

So this year I hope I find a new birthday tradition and I hope I find some enlightenment or motivation to get up and do something MORE. I mean I always want to do more but it’s actually doing it lately that’s the problem (which was never a problem before, so I’m confused as to why it is now).

So here’s to April; my personal restart button.