Before I begin, SORRY I left again for a week and a half =( But I’ve had a super busy month and I can’t wait to tell y’all all about it! Let’s just get right into it!
I started off the new year just getting back into blogging and everything picked up fairly quickly! I’m much more organized now and plan out my posts ahead of time so YAYYY!
My Stats :
In the month of January, I got 12 followers, which isn’t my best but is pretty reasonable since I had disappeared for a month or two before January. I’m currently at 62 followers! And shameless self-promo 😂, if you’re reading this and you’re new here, please follow, it would mean the world to me! =)
Gain 18 followers and get to 80 followers by the end of February! Also, get more than 230 views and post 8 times this month.
I am currently on WINTER BREAK!!!! I love winter break since it is the perfect time to just calm down, relax, and catch up on stuff you have to do! I’ve been trying to take more photos lately just because the more photos I take the better they get right? I thought it would be kind of cool if one day, I just took photos all day and kind of made a day in my life post so here we are! This was so much fun and I will definitely be doing this again for different occasions!
Another year has gone by!* Now I don’t mean to get all sentimental blah blah blah on you but who am I kidding we all know that’s exactly what’s going to happen 😂😂😂So much has happened this year; I have learnt so much, experienced so many new things, made really precious memories, and mostly, grown and changed so much as a person. I am so grateful this year happened and so thankful that I met all the people who are now in my life. If I could go back and change anything, I honestly would choose to just leave 2017 as is. Even though not everything was smooth sailing 100% of the time and I had a few low moments, we all have to get through those times and at the end of the day, your mistakes and times of despair truly are the moments that shape your character and change you. Now without going on and on for thirty million years, I’m going to try to wrap-up my entire year into one blog post while also reflecting on a list of goals I made at the beginning of the school year!** So without further ado, here is my 2017 WRAP UP!
*damn I sound like Dumbledore
**gosh I’m going to fail this is literally just going to be so long I’m sorry you guys 😂
ALSO, I’m just about to post this and realized that my formatting and everything is all wrong and this whole post is a mess. I’m not sure what happened but maybe I didn’t save or something and this whole post is kind of jumbled up everywhere so sorry about that. I’m still going to go ahead and post this, but I’ll try and fix this when I get back home on my computer since the whole formatting thing is really complicated on my phone! So ya sorry about that and by around January 4, 2018, this post should be fixed! =)
yayyyyyy this is such an honor excuse to procrastinate on homework
HELLO, INTERNET WANDERERS!
So I just got nominated for the BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD!!!! Thank you to the wonderful Rain from The Withering for nominating me for this award! If you haven’t heard of her blog already, go check it out! It’s super cool and 100% Anna-approved. Which is apparently a thing now😂😂😂 So ya let’s just get started then!!! 😀
✨ Give a brief story of how your blog started. ✨
Alright well y’all about to be BORED. Basically, my humanities teacher last year who was great but unfortunately moved away over summer, kept encouraging me to start a blog cause he really liked my writing. So I did. End of story. 😂😂😂 But actually though, I started this blog in March or so but was really inconsistent like I would post 15 times one month and then disappear for three. So then in July I got my act together for a while and then left, and then last month I came back again and I’m still here (hopefully forever)! Literally my posting schedule on this blog was like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s relationship. Although I probably won’t stop blogging forever 😂😂
✨ Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers. ✨
uhhmmmm I feel like actually doing something for once so I’ll give you guys THREE pieces of advice 😄
Don’t get discouraged– There are a lot of bloggers on here who get hundreds of followers after just a month or so of blogging, and then there’s me, with around 30 after 5+ months of blogging. Just because you’re getting success a lot slower than others, doesn’t mean you’re not good at blogging or that you have a terrible blog. Don’t feel discouraged by these types of things and give up. Keep interacting with other blogs and posting regularly and I’m sure you’ll get to your goal!
Interact– This has got to be one of the most important parts to blogging. Honestly, the amount of time you interact with other blogs/bloggers matters as much as the time and effort you put into your blog posts. Comment on posts and befriend bloggers, you’ll make a lot of great friends and you’ll most likely gain a few followers for your blog!
Post regularly– Don’t do what I did. Post regularly. If you have some sudden inspiration and write 50 blog posts in one day, great! Expect don’t post them all at once. Space them out and don’t just spontaneously leave the blogging community for months at a time. Your stats will definitely go down hill if you do that.
– Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
– Write a post to show your award.
– Give a brief story of how your blog started.
– Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
– Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
– Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.
Alright so that is all I have for you guys today! I am not posting every Sunday now, but instead posting twice a week, probably on Wednesdays and Saturdays. I probably will end up breaking the schedule but shhhh, no one needs to know that 😉 Thank you again to the wonderful and amazing Rain for nominating me for this award!!! 😊 Oh and I don’t know if you saw but I’m asking a random question to you guys every time I post in order to get to know you better so today, comment down below whether you’re a dog or cat person. ❓🐶 🐱❓I’m definitely a dog person. I just feel like most cats want to scratch my eyeballs out and feast on my pain and misery 😂😂 No, I am not over reacting 😂😂
Meme of the Day:
These are extremely random and have nothing to do with anything sorry guys 😂 😂
This is my first ever monthly wrap up sort of thing and YAYYY I’m super exciteddd!!! 😊
when you can’t think of an intro and have to just stall for a paragraph =)
HELLO, INTERNET WANDERERS!
September just flew by! Two months of school are already over like WHAT!?! One quarter of after school activities and sports is already over and I’m just sitting here like SLOW. THE HELL DOWN. This school year is just going to go by so fast just like all the others and it’s such an overwhelming and melancholic feeling!
✨Anyways, here is my overview of September!!! ✨
I’ve got 23 followers so far thank you so much!!! I know these numbers sound pretty small but this means so much to me and you won’t believe how encouraging and motivating this is! ❤︎ 😊 ❤︎
My Stats (which I will make a humongous deal out of even though my numbers are tiny 😂):
Mostly, I’m just really happy that I’ve started blogging again! I was really inconsistent with my posting through August and the beginning of September but I’m slowly starting to fall into a schedule of posting every week which is great! This month, I only posted twice but -again- I’m getting there =) Make sure you check out September’s posts!
Get 30 followers by next month. I think if I keep posting regularly, I should be able to get there 😃
Books: September wasn’t the best month for me when it came to books, but I did read a few good ones!
The Song Of Achilles was probably my favoritebook that I read this month. It was such a great take on the Iliad. This Greek myth tells the story of Patroclus and Achilles and the tragedy and injustice and love and just everything in their life and OMG IT WAS SOO GOODDDDDD!!!! 💓 Like I don’t even want to say anything else cause I’m afraid that I’ll give away the whole book ☺️ You should definitely check this out on GoodReads and read it. Or else. I will find you. And I will kill you. jk but actually though tell me if you’ve read this book so that we can (hopefully) fangirl over it together! 😄😄😄 Anyways, great book!!!!
I was at a bookstore trying to get my friend a birthday present and ended up buying Girl Online for myself instead 😄 This was definitely more of a light read compared to The Song of Achilles, but I still loved it! I generally love Zoe Sugg but this just made me love her even more! Overall, I loved this book! 💖
I think I’m overusing the word love 😂😂😂
Finding Audrey was another great book that somehow took a mental disorder and turned it into a more lighthearted subject – in a good way of course! 😀 This book was incredibly sweet, genuine, and hilarious and I really loved it! I recommend it to anyone who likes unicorns and sparkles. So basically everyone.
One of my friends showed me this YouTube series called Chicken Girls from Brat (this channel that posts web series) and I’ve been watching it this month! It’s great since the episodes are only 5-10 minutes long so it’s not like I’m wasting too much time on a 40 minute long Good Witch episode on Netflix (which btw, is great but like I DON’T HAVE THAT KIND OF TIME). So far there have only been 4 episodes and I believe they’re posted every Tuesday?? But ya here’s the first episode =)
Annie LeBlanc and Hayden Summerall (who actually act in Chicken Girls and were dating for a while I think) sang this cover to “Little Do You Know” by Alex and Sierra and I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT!!!! 💖💖
Another video I loved this month was Ryan Higa’s The Truth Behind Trump video. His conspiracy theories are HILARIOUS =)
I don’t even know what to say about this. Danny boy has blessed us all with another video 😂😂
I discovered Kurt Hugo Schneider a few months ago and have been LOVING his creative covers ever since! This one is a mashup of 20 Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift songs!
Ok I’m not even going to try and choose a Superwoman or Liza video. Like I physically can’t.
Alright so I’m just going to be reflecting on my goals from a list I made a while ago!
I have been practicing violin pretty consistently so YAYYY
I haven’t been procastinating on YouTube as much, and my overall watch time has decreased by a lot which is also great
I’M POSTING MORE YAYYYY
I went to a leadership seminar, and a birthday party, AND a dance. Plus, I’m going to another dance this Friday 😊
I know this part is a little random and most of it doesn’t make sense but this is just for me so that I can hopefully do something this month 😀
Get 30 followers on my blog
Read 20 books in October (this month I read 13) 📚
Post 5 times
Go to table tennis
Play the Gavotte at the original speed 🎻
Play through the whole Lady Gaga thing
Have a total of 10 pages on any story ✏
I’M MOVING! I’m going to be moving back to my old home either this December or next summer and although I will get to see my old friends, to be honest, I’m really sad since I’M GOING TO MISS MY FRIENDS HERE SOO MUCHHHH! 😞 I’ve kind of drifted away from all of my old friends and I’ve heard that it’s harder to step back into an old friend circle than go into a completely new one so I’m kind of nervous and sad but I’ve still got a lot of time and I’m sure everything will sort itself out. 💖
SCHOOL TRIP! Every year, my school has a trip that each grade goes on. Last year, we got to bathe elephants, go on hikes, visit some rural villages, and a bunch of other stuff. This year, we’re going to be ziplining over this huge river, going on day long hikes, camping by this river, and SO MUCH MORE! It’s a week long trip and I’m SO EXCITED! 😀 There’s no technology allowed on the trip and we will be going on a train to the place, which is 7-8 hours away. I won’t be able to post during that trip but it’s towards the end of October and I’ll try and schedule some posts for when I’m gone! I’m slightly nervous but this trip is literally the highlight of the whole year. You form so many new friendships and create so many new memories and experiences!💖 💖💖 Anyhoo, I will be posting about what I’m taking with me and all that, and when I get back, I’ll use some of the pictures our teachers take and make another travel diary out of it!
SPIRIT WEEK! Spirit week is a huge deal in my school (and most other American schools 😂😂). This week, we’re hosting the first sports meet thing and schools from around the country will be coming to ours to compete in a soccer tournament. This Friday will be our school spirit day with huge pep rallies and all, and then the following week will be spirit week with Pajama Day, Twin Day, etc. I’m super excited about that!!
TABLE TENNIS! I never thought I’d say this. So my school recently had Parent Teacher Conferences and my PE teacher was telling me and my mom how I’m in the top 4 strongest girls in our PE class (I honestly don’t know 😂😂). I’m not sure if this is because I’m strong or because I have a really weak PE class. So my PE teacher also happens to be the coach of the table tennis team which competes with the other schools in the country. (This weekend we’re competing in soccer at our school, but in December, there will be a tournament for table tennis and badminton in another school.) And somehow, she and my mom think it’ll be a great idea for me to try out for the team ?? 😂 So ya I guess I’m doing table tennis now 😂
So that is it for today! Let me know if you liked this longer post and what your favorite books/videos this month were! Also, what’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?🍨Mine’s peanut butter fudge! I realized I barely know you guys so now every time I post, I’m going to be asking an EXTREMELY random question! 😄
I’m literally only doing this since you guys obviously REALLY want to get to know me better! Pfft who am I kidding I legit am procrastinating writing a lab report for science right now and decided to do a tag that I wasn’t even tagged in I’m turning into Daniel Howell someone help.
HELLO, INTERNET WANDERERS!
Here I am, writing a blog post after around a month when I have a major lab report due the next morning. Typical. BUT YES, I am back because apparently I have decided to stop procrastinating writing a blog post so that I can proceed to procrastinate on my school work.
So ya let’s talk about me while I pretend that you guys care! I seriously need to tone down the sarcasm 😂 Oh and also I’m trying (and failing) at the whole changing font size thing which, by the way, IS SO CONFUSING HOW DO PEOPLE DO THIS? So ya please bear with me while I experiment with this =)
Nicknames: Well Anna is my nickname and I’m not giving away my real name cuz like middle aged men stalking innocent (i’m innocent lol ya right) children on the internet and all
Birthday: April 11! Which in some of my previous schools falls on Spring Break!!! #Convienent
Star Sign: Ariesssss
Occupation: Uh well if you couldn’t tell I go to school and do stuffff. But I am a proffesional fangirl, procrastinator, shipper, and reader =)
Hair color: Black.
Hair length: I have a U-cut or whatever so near the front it reaches a little longer than my shoulders but in the back it goes half way down my back.
Eye color: Dark brown. People are always like nope you have black eyes and that’s what is says on my passport and all but theoretically, I don’t think anyone can actually have black eyes. Like HOW?
Best feature: Ok I’m not good with this type of stuff….Like what I am supposed to say? I really like my face??
Braces: No, but I have had my expander and was supposed to get braces last year but then we moved. When I move back to my old home, I’m gonna get braces UGHHHH
Piercings: One in each ear, although I want to get a few more along my ear!
Tattoos: hahahaha no. But I do want like 2 tiny meaningful ones when I get older.
Right or Left: Right-handed. Which is great since I play violin and being left handed while using your right hand more prominently would have been miserable.
Real Holiday: Um IDK!?!?!? How am I supposed to know this stuff??
Best Friend: Well my next door neighbor back in my first home was probs my best friend. After kindergarden, we ended up going to different schools and then 2 years later I also moved away; but she’s still one of my best friends and I do see her every 2 years or so =)
Award: Again, idk. I would go ask my mom but then again, I’m supposed to be doing a lab report 😂
Sport: SWIMMINGGGG. I’ve always lovveeeddd swimming. After that I went to like this soccer camp thing with my best friend (who I mentioned above) in the summer after kindergarden but I never really kept with that. All I remember from soccer camp is running around in the rain, eating popscicles, and having buckets of ice water dumped on our heads when it got super hot. I literally don’t remmeber anything about the actual soccer part 😂😂😂
Concert: I’ve been to a few like tiny singing concerts and like piano recitals and all that but my first REAL concert like actual thing was probably TATINOF aka The Amazing Tour Is Not on Fire. My best friend in 4th and 5th grade introduced me to Dan and Phil and as a goodbye present when I moved at the end of 5th grade, we went to TATINOF together =)
TV Show(s): I actually don’t watch that much TV nowadays but like I guess anything on Disney Channel and like FRIENDS I guess. I’m more of a YouTube person….
Color: Umm like black and blue and purple and green and everything between those. Wow I should have just said all cool colors huh….
Songs: I can’t. Like DoN’t MaKe Me CHoOsE bEtWEEn MY BAbIES
Restaurant: Ooo ok this is EASY. Noodles and Company, which started off as a midwestern chain in the US, and SUBWAY. I. LOVE. SUBWAYYYY. Oh and my favorite ice cream shop (I had to) has probably got to be this place called Tin Pot Creamery. They have THE BEST peanut butter fudge icecream. And in the end they put these 2 adorable little candy eyes on your icecream and use a spoon to make a little mouth. literal heaven. like i cant even. i need to stop now ok aghhhh.
Shop: So in my old city, there would be this competition every Halloween where almost every store in downtown would let kids come in and paint on their windows, and then the city would choose it’s favorites. So one year, I got a window at this place called Gourmet Works which is this AMAZINGGGG chocolate shop and literally every time I go there, the shop owner gives me and my friends free chocolate! Like best store every amirite? But they also have really pretty, festive things every season that somehow all have to do with chocolate and I looveee it theereeeee.
Shoes: I really don’t think about this stuff much 😂
Feeling: Like I should go do my work before it’s too late. Also slightly concerned that people will stalk me by googling the stores I just mentioned. please don’t kill me =)
Single or Taken: Oh. OH. I’VE BEEN WANTING TO USE THIS PICTURE FOREVERRR. This is starting to get slightly concerning.
Eating: I’m not eating anything right now. Although I’d like to be….
Thinking about: How freakin’ long this is. I’m sorry you guys 😂
Wearing: An old faded Chicago Bears (#AMERICANFOOTBALL) shirt with some random black leggings.
Want children: I think so =)
Want to be married: Yuppppp
Careers in mind: I’ve always wanted to be a doctor. So maybe a cardiologist or a neurologist or something??
Where you want to live: I’m not really sure. I think I want to move around though….
DO YOU BELIEVE IN…
God: Ya. My answers are just getting shorter and shorter 😂
Miracles: I’m not really sure…..
Love at first sight: I guess I can see being attracted to someone when you first see them but genuine love seems a bit far fethced…
Aliens: They probably exist, but our views about them are probably wrong…
Soulmates: I DONT KNOW AGHHHHH
Heaven: I guess…
Hell: If I believe in heaven does that mean I also have to believe in hell???
Kissing on a first date: Sure. I don’t see the problem??
Yourself: Before I didn’t but I guess I’m getting better at that….(These quesetions are starting to get to be too much work noooo i want to go back to talking about my favorite ice cream placessss😂)
Again, I wasn’t tagged by anybody so everyone reading this can do it I guess?? I recommend you save it until you want to procrastinate on doing something else and then use this as an excuse to not do work. *cough cough*
I found this on @awkwardaris’ blog so make sure you go follow her if you aren’t already! And I am sorry for dissappearing for a month (or 2) and then coming back with a pretty long and (slightly boring) blog post but I am working on getting back into a routine of posting every Sunday and Thursday =)
Oh and PS, I’m doing some of my goal thingysfrom my 2017 School Year Goals and actually going to a leadership seminar and going to someone’s birthday party. Like obviously I go to my friends’ houses all the time but this is a huge-ish party (around 50 people are going) and most of them are a year older than me. I think I’m only going cause one of my best friends will be there but like still.
Oh and did I mention it’s a dance? *GASP* I don’t know why I thought this was going to be a good idea….. So ya this weekend I’m going to be either really bored and traumatized and awkward or having a lot of fun =) Will let you guys know how it goes!
As you may or may not know, my school year has recently started, which calls for a list of goals. I loovvveeee seeing how much I progress through the course of a year through goals. I also loovvveeee lists. So naturally, I decided to make a list of goals =). This is basically just for me so that I can come back to this in June and hopefully be able to say that I achieved all of these and didn’t just spend the year sitting in front of my computer watching Netflix =)
Write for 90 minutes a week.
Read 100 books by December (I’ve got 34 to go)
Read some other genres (poetry, non fiction, etc.)
Do at least 30 minutes of IXL a week
Be able to write a basic story in French
Make the swim team (or at least try out without chickening out of it)
Try to make the Vienna travel team for Strings
Learn vibrato on the violin
Practice violin for at least 30 minutes every day
Do a head stand and other balancing poses in yoga
Practice yoga for 20 (ish) minutes every morning
Make 3 things at sewing
Go to the after school swim practice for at least a month
Go to every leadership seminar (Yes. Even if they’re incredibly boring.)
Go to someone’s birthday party even if there are people there you don’t know (I know this sounds really weird, but I seriously can’t be the only one who will not go somewhere just because some popular people will be there, too)
Go to every dance there is (And actually dance. Do not just plant yourself in front of the movie)
Only watch YouTube if you genuinely like the video. Don’t watch just because you’re bored.
Post on blog every Sunday and Thursday
That should be it for now! I’ll revisit this in December just to set some new goals and check on how many of them I’ve accomplished so far! Sorry if this post was a little boring, it was just so that I can have a record of these things!
The summer when I discovered my abnormal relationship with monkeys. **All of these pictures are mine**
HELLO, INTERNET WANDERERS!
So my first week of school is officially now over and I realized I’ve been neglecting you guys for a while now =) Hopefully, once everything settles down I’ll start posting regularly, and by regularly I mean once or twice a week. I’ll probably post every Sunday and Thursday, or something like that. Anyways, today I decided to write something about my summer, just to kind of give it closure and all. So for the next week or so, I’m going to be writing about my summer and my school year goals, mostly just for me so that I can have a record of these things and keep track of my goals. Aaannnddd ya, without further ado, here are some (extremely) random things that happened over my SUMMER 2017!!!
My friend + fellow Phangirl moved away. =(
It was another one of my friends’ birthday, where we tried to make slime but ended up making clumpy glue which proceeded to mold. #MeFailingAtEverything
Drank what is probably considered as an unhealthy amount of sugarcane juice =)
Got re-obbsessed with Harry Potter!
Went on some really nice hikes and actually went outside for once.
Watched a total of 20ish movies.
Read around 35 books (post about that maybe coming soon).
Flew to Bangalore!
Survived without wifi and books for a week. I know, crazy.
Came across a random ancient ruins thing that looked like it came straight out of a horror movie =0
Went to some museums! 2 of my favorites being a toilet museum (I honestly don’t know 😂) and the other being this really ancient railway museum!
Legit just taught my 2yo cousin how to annoy people. My uncle and aunt hate me 😂
Kinda sorta adopted (not really) a cat whose name is now officially Moosie according to my cousin.
Went on several road trips
Lived on a coffee plantation for a week!
Met 3 lovely dogs named Brandy (doberman), Leo (boxer), and Muffin (local dog).
Got peed on by a monkey. The first, and (hopefully) last time I get peed on by a monkey. Or anything for that matter😂😂😂
Coincidentally also saw a monkey climb up pipes to our apartment on the 8th floor of a building. What is it with me and monkeys 😂
Basically just lived off of ice cream cuz why not =)
Saw a bunch of water falls! (Below was the only pic I could find but it TINY)
Went to a rice farm thingy!
Saw some really incredible views!
Aaaaannnnnnddddd ya! That was a short summary of my summer through words and a bunch of pictures! Let me know in the comments if you liked this picture diary thing and if you want me to do this every time I go on vacation! Or even everytime I go on a short road trip for that matter!
Anyways I was re-reading The Amazing Book is Not On Fire and this was one of the things they had in the book. It was the A-Z of Dan and Phil thing. Basically, you think of a word that means something to you for every letter of the alphabet so here’s mine!
Friends (it wasn’t as sappy in my head XD)
I‘ll do it later
Loves pulling all-nighters with friends
Owls, specifically Hedwig
Quiet until I get to know you ^-^
Xmas – cuz who doesn’t love that
Zappy–Yes, it’s a word =)
I know this challenge was on some other app of some sort but I’m going to restart it @littleteenblogs and @awkwardaris if you’re seeing this please do the #A-Z Challenge on your blogs, too! ❤