Posted in Ramblings

How do you measure a year?

In daylights? In sunsets? In cups of coffee? What about love? You’re welcome if you got “Seasons of Love” stuck in your head.

The time between mid-November to early January is one of my favourite times of the year. Like many, I reflect on how my year has been and I think about who I was as a person that year. On social media, there would be those collages where people pick their best nine moments of the year. People on Facebook are sharing their “year in review videos” as  you’re reading this. Right now, I’m doing the Night Eyes Countdown on Instagram to share a few photos and reflections on my year.

I decided to share my thoughts on social media depicting the past year because I feel like social media alone doesn’t cover it all.

Continue reading “How do you measure a year?”

Advertisements
Posted in Ramblings

I tried doing the makeup with my opposite hand challenge and I’ve never been more thankful for makeup remover

The title of this post is self-explanatory. For those of you who are unfamiliar, the full face with opposite hand challenge is when you use the opposite hand that you normally use for applying makeup.

I saw NikkieTutorials do this on YouTube, and thought it’d be fun to try. Here’s the difference, however. Nikkie looked flawless when she finished the video because she’s a beauty guru who does makeup videos for a living. I am someone who loves wearing burgundy lipstick paired with a brown smoky eye but I am so far from a beauty guru. I didn’t even know the purpose of contouring until fall of this year.

I also thought I’d give it a shot because I like a challenge, and I knew this would be difficult. I have a learning disability that affects my fine motor skills and visual perception. In other words, doing things like applying eye makeup, especially eyeliner, can be challenging enough with my dominant hand, my right hand.

I’ve gotten better at doing my makeup with practice, of course. But it took me awhile before I could make my makeup routine look decent

I knew with a challenge like this, I will either be pleasantly surprised, or I will laugh at how terrible it turned out.

Continue reading “I tried doing the makeup with my opposite hand challenge and I’ve never been more thankful for makeup remover”

Posted in creative writing

Some thoughts on NaNoWriMo

Today is December 1st, which means two things. First, Christmas is in 24 days! Hooray! Secondly, it means that National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has finished.

As indicated in my last post about NaNoWriMo, I was trying to write over 63,000 words. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words of a project in a month.

How did I do? I reached 27,679 words, which is not even close to the minimum word count.

Part of it was that I was really slacking in the last week. I had some sort of respiratory bug last week, mainly a sore throat. While having a sore throat doesn’t take away my ability to write, it does take away my motivation to do much else but play Pokemon Moon (Side note: I chose Rowlett).

However, I still had projects to do for the various outlets I write, volunteer, and produce for. Those are time sensitive projects, so I wanted to get those out of the way.

The other reason why I didn’t reach that desired word count was that I found myself just slugging along because I know it’s the end of the book and that I just want to finish it. I mean, it took me five years to get to this point so I would like to publish this before I turn 30 and think my story is awful.

Regardless, I was able to reflect on things I’ve noticed about the NaNoWriMo experience, so I thought I’d share them.

Continue reading “Some thoughts on NaNoWriMo”