Journal Ideas

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If you’re anything like me, you love journals and notebooks.  But, one problem I always have when I get a new journal or notebook is that I don’t know what to write in it.  This situation is frustrating and can lead to me having a big stack of empty journals.

If this sounds like you, then you’re in the right place.  Today, I’m going to share with you some of my ideas for what to write in your journal.  Some of these I have done and loved, and others are ideas that I want to try for myself in the future!

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Self-care Tips

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The last couple of weeks for me have been stressful, busy, and just all-around crazy.  During times like that, it’s tempting to push yourself as much as you can and say you’ll rest once you have more time.  But, one thing I have learned recently is that it’s super important to take care of yourself during the chaotic times, not just when everything’s going your way.  I know I have a problem with this, and I’m sure other people do, too.

So, I thought that, for today’s post, I would give you some tips for self-care.  Some of these tips are things you can do right away for a few minutes to feel more relaxed right away.  Others are things to keep in the back of your mind and try to do over a longer period of time.

I hope you enjoy this post!

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25 Bookish Facts About Me

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A few weeks ago I posted a blog post called 15 Facts About Me.  If you didn’t see it, basically it was just a list of 15 random facts about me.  Today, I thought I would continue in with that same idea and share one of my YouTube videos with you.  (If you didn’t know, I have a YouTube channel where I talk about books and writing!)  As you can probably guess by the title of this post, the video is 25 Bookish Facts About Me.


If you liked that video, make sure you go check out my channel where I have a lot more videos like that!

Thanks for reading and watching!

Book Thoughts: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  I hope you all are having a good day full of flowers, chocolate, and love.

Since today is all about love (and I love books), I thought it would be a good time to start a series of blog posts that I’ve been thinking about doing for a while.  This new series is going to be called Book Thoughts, and it’s basically going to be a series of blog posts where I talk about a book that I’ve read recently.

They’re not going to be reviews so much as my thoughts about it.  Sometimes, I’ll mention things that I didn’t like.  But, other times, I’ll just spend the entire post fangirling.  Just whatever fits how I feel!  Also, there will be little to no spoilers, so you can read this even if you haven’t read the book I’m talking about!

So, for this first post in this new series, I’m going to be talking about Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

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The Chainsmokers Book Tag


Hey guys!  I have a really fun post for you today!  I was tagged by Ash from Once Upon A Bookshelf to do the Chainsmokers Book Tag.  This tag was created by Kat from KatReadsALot.

Here are the rules for this tag:

  • Post a blog post or video (YouTubers you are welcome to do this tag! Hiii *waves hand*)
  • You can copy the song lyrics so people can know where the questions are based on. For those without lyrics, we based it on the title. #Genius
  • Tag friends to do the post as well!

P.S. You don’t have to be tagged to do this tag! Just give it a try!

So, with all that said, let’s get into the tag!

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15 Facts About Me

I was struggling to find something to write about for today’s blog post.  I ended up thinking about the YouTube videos that you see every now and then called “15 Facts About Me” (or however many facts the YouTuber includes in their video), and I realized that would be a fun topic for a blog post.  Learning random facts about someone is always fun, so hopefully you’ll like this post!

If you’ve never seen one of those videos and are confused about what I’m talking about, basically this is just going to be a list of 15 random facts about me.  Hopefully they’re interesting or funny!

Anyway, with that said, let’s get on with the post!

  1. I taught myself how to read using a toy that my Mom bought me.  What it did was it taught you the letters of the alphabet, the sounds they make, etc.  My mom bought it just because she thought it would be something fun for me to play with, but, to my parents’ surprise, I ended up learning how to read from using it.
  2. I danced ballet during elementary and middle school.  I loved it, and, although I don’t dance anymore, it’s still something I find beautiful and inspiring.  Also, the lessons I learned from doing ballet, such as being professional, working hard, and that I can do more than I think I can, will be with me for the rest of my life.
  3. When I was growing up, my family had this tradition where we would eat our dinner in the living room and watch old TV shows.  Because of this, I was basically raised on I Love Lucy (it was our favorite old show).  I know the plot of all of the episodes, and I think the ones set in Hollywood were the best.
  4. I get cold super easily.  It doesn’t matter if it’s the middle of summer (and it can get really hot in Atlanta), there is a good chance I’ll be cold.  Most of the time, my toes and fingers feel like ice cubes.
  5. I got sad on my 11th birthday when I didn’t get a letter from Hogwarts telling me I was a witch.  I knew that Harry Potter wasn’t’ real, but there was still a small part of me that hoped it was.
  6. A lot of the stories I’ve written involve murder/scary things (one involved a ghost), but, despite the fact I write about it, I can’t watch or read many things that have creepy/gory things in them.  I get scared super easily, and I’m also really squeamish.
  7. My least favorite movie of all time is ET, because when I watched it (I was 4) I got super scared.  I had nightmares from it so bad that, for the next year, I made my dad check under my bed and in my closet before I went to sleep.  I was scared ET was going to be there and was going to come out and hurt me, even though he wasn’t mean in the movie.  Needless to say, my parents feel kind of bad for showing me that!
  8. I believe in ghosts, and I’ve definitely had a few paranormal experiences in my life.
  9. The emoji that I use the most is always the laughing face.  I don’t know why, I guess i just find a lot of things to be funny.
  10. One of my all time favorite movies is The Imitation Game.  It’s so sad and heartbreaking, but the way its written is so incredible and the acting is amazing.  I also love the soundtrack and think it’s great to listen to while reading.
  11. I recently started doing Sudoku, and, surprisingly, I love it.  Even though it makes me feel kind of like an old lady, it helps me relax and shut down my thoughts.  I like to do it while listening to music, watching YouTube or Netflix, or listening to audiobooks.
  12. I love thrift stores.  I’ve been going since I was little, so I’ve gotten good at being able to pick out things that I like.
  13. It’s rare for me to finish a TV show, especially if it’s something I’m watching on Netflix.  I tend to binge a season or two of one show before starting up another one and not going back to the first one for awhile.  Because of this, there are so many great shows that I’ve started but never finished.
  14. I always listen to music when I write.  I’ve heard that some people think it’s distracting, especially if the music has lyrics, but, for me, it helps to occupy the part of my brain that wants to think of a million other things besides what I’m doing.  Songs with lyrics are also great because they help me get into the right frame of mind and emotional state for whatever I’m working on.
  15. I’m not the best at makeup, but I really love it.  It’s kind of a form of self-expression for me.  I think of it as being like painting but, instead of a canvas, you use your face.

And that’s it!  I hope you like these 15 random facts about me!

Thanks for reading!