Saturday, October 14, 2017

Coasting Through the Year

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

Hi. Happy 2017.

Nice to see you. Cool stuff happened since the last time I posted in 2016.

I moved across the country to Washington DC.

I have roommates for the first time since 2011.

I depend on public transport to get to work. I have driven 20 miles total in this month.

Life is funny.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

I Still Make Wishes on 11:11

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

I still make wishes on 11:11.

The world needs all the magic and good luck it can handle.

Birthday Wishes have extra power, right?

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Weirdly Optimistic

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

I hope 2017 has been kind to you. The prior year was rough for me. Granted, wonderful things did happen, but the overall atmosphere was tough.

But on to better and brighter things.

My birthday is coming up. I am inching closer to that dreaded age (thirty) than I care to admit. It's less than 1000 days away. I am determined to enjoy my twenties. Youth is only a mindset, right? After all, I still (according to many strangers) look like I'm in my early twenties.

Perhaps it's the overindulgence of caffeine, or the joy of a restful sleep, but I'm optimistic. I have faith that good things will happen in the future. Good things will happen to me. I know it. I can feel it in my bones.

Best wishes to you, dear readers from Russia and the web crawlers.

Get cranky and take surveys for money (affiliate link) 

Friday, December 23, 2016

The Holiday Ramble

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

I'm here, but quiet. I'm glad that 2016 is almost over. It's been a tough year. Tough in every category possible. But despite the odds not in my favor (except that one time they were), I'm here and ready to take on 2017.

I have no idea what will happen in the new year. I hope there's more joy and bliss. 2016 was very slim on joy (save for the time that my brocehpus got married and I now have a sister (in law).

I furthered my education and earned a certificate (online school is a challenge against yourself).

I hope to explore more in 2017. I still haven't left the Continental United States. I have immediate family in Hawaii and an account with American Airlines, so there's a bit of inspiration there.

I took surveys for money and got three pairs of yoga capris. That's an affiliate link btw. Even though I'm a nobody on a blog that is read by web crawlers, I don't want the FTC to scold me.

I entered three writing contests and lost all three. I only lost the cost of the stamp and maybe the cost to print the pages. But my writing was read by others. I tried something new. It was a dare- showing my completed work to the public (or at least some reader) takes courage. I used to write letters to the editor. An English college professor once told me that signing my letters took courage. I always thought it was more of a conceited act than an act of defiance. I wanted the editor to know that I was writing and I wanted my voice to be heard.

I'm still in Phoenix. It's been cloudy and rainy since Tuesday or Wednesday. I'm okay with that sort of weather. I thought moving to Phoenix meant that I would be giving up rain forever. 

I didn't know about monsoons. Southern summer thunderstorms are better; thunderstorms put on an electric show (literally), whereas monsoons just get the car dusty and require a trip to the car wash.

Well, I'm off to pack. Look for me on television on Monday night.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

I May Not Be Here But I'm There

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

It's the non-existent writer here. I haven't posted in months because life gets in the way of my cute online ramblings.

Things I've done since my last post:
  • Travelled to Carmel, California (Carmel-By-The-Sea) 
  • Travelled to San Diego (Fleet Week FTW)
  • Had my car break down TWICE in one week. Got a fuel pump fo' free (apparently there was a recall nobody told me about) 
  • Roasted in the Phoenix heat 
  • Exercised 
  • Watched the entire Downton Abbey series. Lady Mary is my Refined British Counterpart 
  • Took surveys for money and got to try out some cool yoga pants. You can do it too (affiliate link)
Lots more, but the internet does not need a record of Also, it's late, I'm tired, and I have chores. 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Vaguely Inspirational Post

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

This is a procrastination post.

I'm having a hard time writing. I used to be fearless when writing. I'd fire off a Letter to the Editor to the Virginian-Pilot and see it published in days.

I could write a blog post that actually got impressions. I'd write long dramatic emails (usually tales of woe with lots of angst and anger).

I've started entering writing contests. I haven't entered very many, but I'm trying. I'm attempting to squash the negative what ifs in my mind- the fear that my writing isn't enough- that I'm wasting my time and that I'll never win.

But what if I do? 

Chasing dreams takes absolute courage. I keep reminding myself that I can do it. That every try is a chance- is an opportunity to succeed.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Blogging is Dead

Hello Non-Existent Reader,

Blogging is dead. Idgaf. I still like to write, and one day, one silly day a million years from now, writing will pay off. Maybe not as a "lifestyle blogger"  as I have no "ootd post-everyday-style" (proof: instagram). Not a parent, so no mommyblogging (this one is funny though).

I don't steal memes, live-tweet my day, or swear, so I'm not a champion tweeter. I do tweet obnoxiously during the weekend, and occasionally, my tweets lean left. 

I guess this is a redundant blog post. Are affiliate links dead too?