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Hello, February

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Blogathon Day 30: What do you hope for in February?

February is right around the corner, so let’s go over some hopes and goals! These may be similar to my yearly ones. January ended up being a very up and down month, so I’m hoping February is a little easier on me lol.

1. Job

Finding a new job would be amazing! Or at least just some odd jobs to do to make extra money.

2. Weightloss

Goal in the next month is to continue to eat fairly healthy and to get into the habit of working out weekly, even if it’s just going for a walk.

3. Creating Content

I hope to continue to maintain my streaming schedule of 6 days a week and uploading several videos a week.

4. Relaxing

I’m really bad at actually taking time to myself to relax which I’d like to work on and hope to do more in the next month. Even if it’s just sitting down and watching a movie, I have a hard time truly relaxing and always end up working on something instead.

Hopes and goals for next month are pretty simple, so I hope to be able to do them! Do you have any for February?

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

January 30, 2018
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Interviewing My Grandparents

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Blogathon Day 28: Who is one person (dead or alive) you’d love to interview?

When I first read this prompt I immediately thought of more than one person, so I’m going to cheat and talk about 4 people instead. If I could interview anyone dead or alive, I would hands down choose my grandparents. When I was 6 I lost my grandfather (my dad’s dad) and 10+ years ago I lost my mother’s dad. Last year I lost my grandmother (my dad’s mom) and a year and one day before that I lost my other grandmother (mother’s mom). Sounds complicated, but basically the only grandparents I have left are my stepmom’s and although I love them dearly, I miss my other ones too.

After their deaths suddenly a list in my head began to form with questions I wish I asked but never did. I’m still thankful for the memories that I do have and the photos and the recipes that they passed down, because it does allow their memory to live on.

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

January 28, 2018
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Learning Guitar

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Blogathon Day 27: What is one thing you wish you were good at?

One thing I wish I knew how to do was play guitar. I got an acoustic guitar when I was about 15/16 for Christmas and a few years ago I tried to teach myself how to play, but then I moved (couldn’t bring it with me) so I had to stop. Now that I am back in Florida and have my guitar again I’d really like to learn how to play it.

I know a little bit on piano, but I’ve just never really learned how to play an instrument. One day!

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

January 27, 2018
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Friday Favorites

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Blogathon Day 26: Friday Favorites, tell us about some of your favorite things.

Here are just some of my favorite things this month.

1. Video Game

Overwatch, of course. But I also recently started to play (finally) Skyrim and I’m really enjoying it!

2. Food

Made manicotti for the first time this week and it was AMAZING, it’ll be on my list of things to make again! Was so easy and delicious, even tasted amazing heated up the next day.

3. TV Show

Going to pick 2, one that is new and currently airing and one that I’m rewatching. So for the new one it’s 9-1-1, it’s a show basically about first responders from 9-1-1 operators to fire firefighters etc. Show only has 4 episodes so far, but it’s really good. A show I started rewatching is Monk, I watched the show about season 4 or 5 when it originally aired but I never saw the entire thing (or even the ending, I think I moved away for school around that time). I’m currently in the last season, season 8!

I couldn’t come up with more than 3 things because I suck, but maybe I can do these monthly and include other things in the list as well.

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

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January 26, 2018
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5 Things In 2018

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Blogathon Day 25: 5 things you want to do in 2018.

These are kinda more so goals then things I want to do, but sorta both 😛

1. Travel

I don’t care where to, but I want to travel somewhere. I haven’t had a proper vacation in 6+ years and I need one, even if it’s a small vacation by myself for a few nights in a nearby city.

2. New Job

One of my major goals this year is to not only get a new job, but to get a job that I truly love.

3. New Car

My car is getting up there in it’s age and for now it’s running pretty well (knock on wood!) but my goal this year is to get a new car, or at least by next year.

4. Streaming/Creating Content

My main goal this year is to continue streaming on Twitch every week, uploading weekly videos to YouTube, and blogging here!

5. Eating Healthy/Losing Weight

I did a great job last year by losing about 35lbs, and I’d like to continue it this year. Goal is to lose another 35 this year or more!

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

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January 25, 2018
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Likes and Dislikes of My Desk

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Blogathon Day 19: Share a photo of your desk/work area what do you like/dislike about it.

I’ve already shared my desk/work area in My Gaming/Office Tour and Setup post, but this is the perfect time to share what I like and don’t like about it!

In terms of likes, I love having an L shaped desk. It allows for so much more space for things that I want to keep on my desk and it’s so easy to organize. Since I also have 3 monitors it makes it easier to keep everything actually on my desk without feeling crammed.

Now in terms of dislikes I wish my desk was actually just a tad bit bigger or even just had a left side to it (so more like a U or a C instead of a L). I also wish it was a bit sturdier, it’s not made out of the most durable material but it gets the job done and so far has functioned well for me for almost a year.

What do you like or dislike about your desk area?

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

January 19, 2018
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3 Monthly Goals

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Blogathon Day 18: 3 Monthly goals for February (What are some of your bad habits?)

For today’s post I decided to use yesterday’s prompts since I changed it since it was my birthday! So here we go.

1. Being more active

I keep saying how I want to start running again, but I keep not doing it. Whether it’s joining a gym, going for a run, going for a walk, or just working out at home I’d like to be more active next month.

2. Eat better/meal prep more

I mentioned before that I lost about 35lbs last year and that I’d like to lose more this year. One way that I lost the weight was just by meal prepping and trying to eat a bit healthier.

3. Continue making content

Whether that’s updating this blog weekly, uploading weekly videos on YouTube, or streaming 5-6 days on Twitch I want to continue the grind in February!

What are some of your goals for next month?

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

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January 18, 2018
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Next 5 Years Goals

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Blogathon Day 15: What are some of your goals for the next 5 years (life, personal, professional whichever).

1. Vacation

I seriously haven’t been on a vacation in about 6+ years. Really hoping to go to Disney sometime this year, but going out of the country for a vacation would also be wonderful!

2. Move

I don’t care if it’s to another city, state, country, whatever but I’d love to move again (maybe even several times?) over the next 5 years. Buying a house would also be wonderful!

3. Career

I feel like all I’ve ever had are jobs. I currently have a job that I love, however, it’s coming to a close due to some things going on in the company and them having to cut back and get rid of a lot of people. I just want to know that I have job security in a job that I love and I’m passionate about.

4. Love

Finding love would be nice. Whether that’s with a significant other or just in myself.

5. Pet

I haven’t had a pet in a very long time, and I hope that in the next 5 years I’ll be able to either adopt a dog or a cat or both! I just miss having a pet in my life, but sadly where I currently live I can’t have a pet.

So my goals for the next 5 years are pretty simple, but I think they’re doable! What are some of your goals?

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

January 15, 2018
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Day in the Life

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Blogathon Day 12: Day in the Life (Original prompt Favorite thing to do to wind down?)

Was supposed to do a Day in the Life post a few days ago, but ended up not being able to so I decided to make that my prompt for today! So here’s how my day today went.

So the original plan was to wake up between 9-10am, but I ended up not falling asleep until after 5am. Oops. So after I (finally) woke up around 12pm (OOPS) I made lunch.

Started bowling some water (I didn’t realize how dirty the stove was … woops I promise I cleaned it after!). For lunch I was craving some good ‘ol boxed mac and cheese so I made that. I don’t eat it often, but today was a lazy-ish day. I originally planned on making a nice cup of coffee if I woke up early, but that didn’t happen. I decided to grab the Starbucks Peppermint Mocha that I had in the fridge instead!

Drank it out of my awesome Buffy mug. The mug changes with heat, but sadly I was in the mood for cold coffee that morning instead. Basically sipped on the coffee while I waited for my food to finish.

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January 12, 2018
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My Graphic Design Degree

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Blogathon Day 10: If you went to school, what did you go to school for?

So I originally got my AA from a community college and then after that I went on to get my Bachelor’s degree, which I’ll mostly be talking about now. In January 2007 I started attending Florida State University, it was the only university I applied (which was dumb, but thankfully I got in!) and I was excited to move away from home and go to school.

The degree I actually got is a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Studio Art with a concentration and graphic and web design, although I don’t really use my degree right now as my job I have no regrets about getting it. I LOVED attending FSU and I loved their design program. I learned a lot from my professors as well as my fellow classmates and over the last few years have toyed with the idea of going back to school to get my Master’s (maybe one day). You can see some of the art I made for class above (one is a digital poster and the other is a self portrait painting), I still have a lot of the artwork I made in school and even some of the paintings I did for some of my classes still hang on the walls in my office.

My 2 favorite classes that I took were probably photography and painting. Photography was something I was always interested in and the class allowed me to not only learn how to take and process photos with a film camera, but also I got to use my Photoshop skills in editing the photos myself. My painting class I took with my figure drawing professor, so I already knew her which made things a lot easier. I learned A LOT from that class and really want to get back into painting.

If you want to see any of my classwork from when I was in school I have some of the work on my Flickr page.

For the entire month of January I’m participating in a Blogathon. All posts associated with it can be found under the Blogathon category.

January 10, 2018
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