A Very General Life Update

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Erm, so, this is a thing now! I’ve officially (and maybe finally) created a ‘card’/thumbnail for life updates. I’ll be using this each time I do a life update now. πŸ™‚ Maybe I can find fancier titles if I do that! I’ll probably work on making a bunch more for other topics too. I have seen some cool book review bloggers do similar, so maybe this is a super delayed inspired reaction! πŸ˜€

Any who. While writing this blog post, I am also trying to download new music onto my iPod. So, my attention is a little bit split.

But, how are you?

How’s recovery going? How’s the bitch that is life treating you? I feel like we haven’t gotten a chance to talk in a while–and I’d like to get us back to chatting. Plus, I also want to increase my together-ness and community we have here at RtW, so, let’s keep that in mind and maybe come up with ideas together on how to build a better bridge and relationship to that goal.

I made it 3 nights clean from the trich, by the way!!

Then I relapsed last night. And now 95% of my left brow is missing.

I have two new goals of prevention and combating the trich!

  1. I’ve made myself, using this purse/pencil pouch, a coping treasures kit to be kept under my pillow filled with a variety of things to help me cope when I start to pull or before I start pulling. (I’ll make a post on this later and what’s inside of it. And yes, one of those lollipops is for the pouch!)
  2. I will be taking progress photos every day of the hair regrowth until I have my brow back!

Also, I’m working on an artsy trich information series, so my next round of photos of the trich will come up in that series. I may either make a separate post for the trich series of the coping treasures kit or I’ll include it within the treatment/tricks bit. πŸ™‚

Additionally, I’ve been continuing to go to the partial–which will end for me on Wednesday. I’m thinking that the new journal I’ve got is going to be where I write all my new therapy stuff. (Because I also want to make a series on here about the information I’ve gotten from there).

I’ll likely be going into another program after this one. It’s DBT focused with other fun groups, and is a 3 day a week kind of deal from 9a to 3p. From what my therapist told me at least. Maybe shorter, you get to pick the groups with the coordinator a bit. πŸ™‚

Ugh, my fucking iTunes keeps stalling. -_- Super freakin’ annoying. I’d be done by now with my downloading of songs if the piece of shit would work right.

I spent the most time on the Internet tonight than I have in weeks. That’s amazing and utterly alarming. Any who, I’ve also for the last week been filling out daily planner sheets. πŸ™‚ And making goals each day, too.

This weekend, we have a family reunion thingy at the beach with Mocha tomorrow. And then on Sunday there’s the doggy playtime (that I still want to bring my doggo to) and my hanging out with my friend Kaiden. πŸ™‚ We’re going to do artsy stuff and coping boxes.

So yeah, I’ll definitely work up on my posts tomorrow. I think I’ll bring my camera and other coping techniques tomorrow too, to keep me busy.

I hope this was an enjoyable read! That’s as much as I can recall at the moment. πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to show you guys more of what I’ve been up to!!

Sending love to you all this weekend! ❀ ❀ ❀

 

 

Liebster Award #4

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Hey everyone! Welcome back to yet another blog post. πŸ™‚ I did some FANCY artwork today, a bunch of IOS the last couple of days, and I’m hoping to still do a couple things left before the weekend really picks up. Maybe I’ll do a quick little update post too. πŸ™‚ After this one, that is!

Any who, it’s been a while since I’ve done a tag or award post, so here’s a super late one that I got nominated for from Bradscribe a couple months back!

The rules involve:

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These images are from Google, by the way! Let’s start!

1 What is the best aspect about blogging?Β 

Oh a tricky question! Hmmmm. I think the best aspect about blogging for me is being able to create a piece of art. In the sense that each blog post is unique and informative, creative and compassionate, a little bit of me sprinkled with a whole lot of others. πŸ™‚

2 Thor: Ragnarok or Justice League? Β 

RAGNAROK!!!! I’m such a Marvel baby! πŸ™‚

3 Who is your favourite fictional character? Β 

Probably the MCU Loki (Marvel Cinematic Universe). πŸ˜€ Especially after reading a shit ton of fanfiction about him so that you can resonate with his character faults and the shit he’s gone through in life (which is a mixture of everything, the mythology, the comics, the MCU and the fanfiction).

4 What music have you enjoyed listening to this week?

Probably still 1800 273 8255 by Logic. ^_^

5 What was the last line of movie dialogue that made you ROFL?

I still have Avengers Age of Ultron, Captain America’s line when he is battling one of the robots: “___ what? You didn’t finish!” πŸ™‚ I watched the movie again last week and it’s lingered in my mind since. It reminds me of those videos on Youtube where someone is saying something and the video just ENDS and you’re like… “Have what? HAVE WHAT? YOU DIDN’T FINISH”

6 Should one writer be allowed to change the background story or ethnicity of another writer’s character?

I think you can change the background story for sure (like what happens in fanfiction). Ethnicity is a little trickier, but if it’s like in fanfic–sure why not? There’s gender bending, Mpreg, homosexuality and more in the fanfic realm already so changing the ethnicity shouldn’t be such a big deal. Could offer a lot, even. Imagine a Spanish Loki…. hmph.

7 What do YOU consider to be the GREATEST Movie Ever Made?

I’m biased. I really enjoyed Demolition, and still have to movie review it. But I mark it high because it was literally a movie that saved my life. I owe that movie a lot. ❀ And myself, too!

8 Can you dance well?

I think dancing is jumping up and down…. so, no.

9 What should be done to improve Bradscribe?

Whatever you’re comfortable with! Or if you’re too comfortable, jump out of your comfort zone too! πŸ˜€

10 Could you live without chocolate?Β 

NEVER!

11 We’ve analyzed their attack and there is a danger. Should I have your ship standing by?

Bitch, my ship is already SAILING. πŸ˜€


11 Random Facts about myself:

  1. I just recently learned what pop music is as a genre.
  2. I really love pop music and folk. And Eminem. Just Eminem. Most other rap scares me. XD
  3. I love listening to scary stories πŸ™‚ Narrators on Youtube are great!
  4. I’ve been doing creative writing since I was 9.
  5. I like drawing from a mindfulness/art therapy perspective.
  6. I give everyone in my life pseudonyms to protect their identity when discussing them on my blog.
  7. I need to make a list of those pseudonyms so I don’t forget spellings.
  8. I found out a supermarket nearby sells Italian Ice which is AWESOME
  9. This list is tough!
  10. I’m totes straight edge. (No to drugs/alcohol)
  11. I find it difficult to go into stores without buying more than what I need (AKA I went to CVS today for minty dog chews and got a journal and a couple lollipops (the lollipops were 2/$1 which is fine) but the journal was $7…. *looks around, whistling*)

I don’t have any people I can nominate off the top of my mind, but if you’d LIKE to do it, consider yourself nominated!!

My questions for you:

  1. Have you ever created a coping/hope box?
  2. If so, what is inside your coping box?
  3. If not, would you consider making one for yourself?
  4. Favorite book series?
  5. How many other blog awards have you completed in your blogosphere history?
  6. What are your tips/suggestions for people who want to start a blog but are too scared to?
  7. Do you have any cutesy pets?
  8. Your favorite pattern?
  9. Which style of therapy works best for your brain?
  10. Have you ever dyed your hair? What color?
  11. Favorite foods you regularly indulge in?

I think I will be planning other posts for this weekend tonight, which is totally what I said and didn’t do yesterday but this is actually the longest time I’ve been online in weeks. WEEKS I SAY!

And this weekend is BUSY. I’ll mention more in an update of life post after this. πŸ™‚

 

Thanks for reading!!