Back to School & Writing Vlog ☕ | A Sneak Peek Into My Life |

Hi peeps! Welcome back! There was a lot of things I could post today such as fantasy character stuff, a Legend of Tanith behind the scenes post, or Memes, Quotes, Pics! but I decided to share this with you guys because it is almost time for me to go back to school! (Don’t worry though, all the posts mentioned above will be coming soon!)

Note: I know the title says vlog but this isn’t really a vlog. I didn’t know what else to call it. XD

I’m kind of looking forward to going back to school and kind of not. I have mixed feelings. Are you guys going back to school or in school already? How has it been going? I would love to hear from you!

My Thoughts on School

I don’t hate school. But I don’t love it either. There are some days I wish I was homeschooled. And there are some days when I wish I wasn’t. (I’m a very confusing person.)

I always look forward to my “good classes.” The classes that I know will be fun or exciting that day. And I then I dread everything else. I dislike the classes that suck, I hate interacting with people (other than my friends), and I get so nervous just driving to school that I can’t function just right.

Otherwise known as anxiety. That’s why school isn’t my favorite because it just makes me SO ANXIOUS. Ask my friends.

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Some people might think that it is just her getting nervous or maybe she’s just a little scared. But guys, IT’S A REAL THING!

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Okay, now I really want to turn this into a “can you relate?” anxiety post. Maybe I’ll do this some other time.

But that’s my thoughts about school. Honestly, I feel like deleting this section right now because it doesn’t relate THAT much but I’ll keep it in.

You’re welcome.

*mic drop*

Back to School Shopping

Here’s where you guys come in! I’m about to do a back to school shopping haul/trip that I do every year and I need some suggestions. Any cute gadgets or clothes you’ve seen lately?

And I need more help. I got white shoes the other day and I’m debating whether or not to keep them white or paint them.

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If I do paint them, what design/colors should I use?

Writing Vlog ☕

For this writing “vlog”, I’m going to give you guys a sneak peek into my writing routine. This routine is still being developed and I’ve been trying new things out, but here’s the current schedule I’m following.

I prefer to write either in the morning or in the afternoon. If I write in the morning, I will write outside while the world is quite for a bit. If I write in the afternoon, I will write inside since it would be too hot outside.

In the morning, I will usually make myself a smoothie bowl.

(That’s one of the smoothie bowls I had a few weeks ago!)

Smoothie bowls always make me feel more productive and definitely get me into the writing mood.

Before I sit down to write, I will grab a couple more things.

First, I will always (or I should always) grab a glass of water. My favorite thing is to put Fruit Infusions in my water to give it a bit of a kick.

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Not my image. (My favorite flavor so far is lemon strawberry!)

Second, I will grab my blue light glasses. These block the blue light that comes from screens and helps reduce eye strain. These glasses are my go-to thing when I’m working on the computer for long amounts of time. If you know me, I’m always trying to find a way to minimize my time on screens between blogging, writing, reading, and editing so my blue light glasses definitely help BIG TIME. Guess what I’m wearing right now! 😉

Then I will sit down and write using the Pomodoro Technique.

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What’s a writing vlog without a sneak peek of my current WIP? Well, you guys know the WIP I’m working on has Wren as the main character. This WIP is going great! My goal for this book is to get it in the 120,000 word range but I know that’s a pretty high goal.

You guys can check out My Writings page for a tiny bit more of information. I’m still pretty secretive over there too. 😅

Here’s a few collages/snippets!

Back to School Aesthetic & Flash Fiction Contest

If you guys know me, I love to do contests. To spice up this post a bit and get everyone ready for back to school, I’m having a contest!! This contest will be pretty simple. There are two types of things you can enter.

  1. You can make a back to school aesthetic and send it to me through my contact page.
  2. You can write a back to school flash fiction piece and send it to me through my contact page.

There will be two winners, one in the photography aesthetic section and one in the writing section. I’m not going to go through all the rules because we’ve done this often, but your entry has to be appropriate otherwise it will not be counted. For the flash fiction entries, your word limit is 1,000 words and does not need to have a title. (But you can if you want!)

Since school is coming up, this will be a very low-key contest so DO NOT STRESS about it! There will be no prizes except that the winners’ entries will be displayed on my blog. The deadline for this contest is July *cough* AUGUST 12 at midnight MDT and the winners will be announced the weekend following.

Have fun! Contact me if you have any questions!


And that’s it! I’ve never really done a lifestyle post before so tell me how it turned out! See y’all later! ❤

(Yes, I’m bringing back the memories…)

Are you going back to school? What design should I paint my white shoes? Do you want to hear more from my current WIP?

38 thoughts on “Back to School & Writing Vlog ☕ | A Sneak Peek Into My Life |

  1. Well, you already know I’ve been back at school for a while, so we don’t need to dredge up those memories again…XD But, I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY hope you have an awesome first day back!!! I’ve never been public schooled, but I can definitely see how the first day could be really nerve-wracking. (And hey, I freak out just going to my youth group sometimes!) XD

    Ooooh, okay, so I think keeping your shoes white would be a good idea if you would want it to coordinate well with all of your outfits (’cause colors like white or black go with pretty much everything). Buuuut, painting them would be sooo cool and make them more unique. I don’t know how much you like to “stand out” or anything, but if you do decide to paint them, then maybe you could make them like a galaxy color (e.g. with purples, dark blues, pinks, blacks etc.). But again, that might give them a lot more pop (depending on how “galaxy-ish” they look like in the end), so if you prefer them to be more subtle then you could do more of a solid color (for example, just purple, or blue, or pink, etc). Aaand, I don’t really know why I keep leaning towards those colors, so *cough* don’t mind me if those ideas sound weird or not. XDD

    *GASPS* GIRL, OF COURSE I WANNA HEAR MORE ABOUT YOUR WIP!!!!!!! It sounds AMAZINGLY SPECTACULAR and I absolutely can’t wait to learn more about it!!! (Especially after seeing those graphics AnD ThAt QuOtE. O.O Girl, I’m just barely hanging on to the edge of my seat with that one.) XD So yes, DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY share more about that soon!!!!!! (Also, just sayin’, that Legend of Tanith behind-the-scenes post looks SOOOOOOOO EPIC!!!!!)

    Oh, and this is totally out of the blue, but thanks for sharing that Pomodoro Technique!!! I have a lotta trouble sitting in front of a screen without taking breaks, so you can bet I’ll be using that from now on! 😉

    Also, that contest looks AWESOME!!!! I dunno how busy I’ll be, but I’ll definitely try entering something! (Although, if I don’t, well…you’ll know why. #Life) XD Oh, and just a heads up, is the contest deadline August 12? (‘Cause I think you accidentally put down July 12.) 😉

    ANYWAY, this comment is way longer than it should be, so I should probably wrap it up. 😉 Again, I hope you have a FANTABULOUS first day of school and I’ll be praying for you as you prepare to go back! Remember: God has EVERYTHING under control and will be with you each step of the way! ❤ (I'd highly recommend checking out 2 Thessalonians 3:16 and Philippians 4:6-7, too! Those verses might help with your anxiety!) 😀

    (Oh, and also, I don't know how interested you are in fairy tales, but I tagged you for the Fairy Tale Central 2020 tag if you want to do it! No pressure though!!) 🙂

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    • THANK YOU, Victoria! That means a ton! Speaking of school, I hope your schooling has been great too!

      That’s exactly what I was thinking!! I was torn in the middle whether I should paint them or keep them white. Funny story, I was actually thinking of painting them a galaxy color. You read my mind! Seriously girl, those ideas are AWESOME!! Not weird AT ALL!

      Aww thanks! *sheepish smile* I’m glad that you find the graphics and the quote interesting! I’m crossing my fingers that I can share more soon! (I’m also bouncing off the edge of my seat because I can not wait to post that post too! *dances*)

      Oh, you are welcome! I know exactly what you mean. I heard about this technique from a teen author friend and was so excited! Tell me what you think about it! 😉

      Don’t stress about getting something in! Especially since you already started school so no worries! #Life can take over sometimes! *facepalm* *hides in corner* Okay, that’s how fried my brain is right now XD. I will go change that right now! 😅

      Long comments are the BEST! They always make my day! THANK YOU so much! You have no idea how much I needed to hear that. 🥰 I read those verses and I’m on the verge of tears. Thanks SOOOO much, girl!! ❤

      I LOOOOOOOVE fairy tales! 😍 I will totally be doing it! *jumps up and down* Thank you so much for tagging me, Victoria!!!

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      • Awww, YOU’RE SO WELCOME!!!! It has been, thank you!! (I’m like you—sometimes I love school, other times not so much, but this year has started out pretty well and I haven’t been as stressed as much!) 😉

        WHOOAAA!!! Really!?!? That’s so cool!!! Great minds think alike amiright? XP Haha, thanks! Glad to be of service!! 😀

        Of course, girl!!! I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for both of those posts! 😉

        Oh that’s awesome!!! I will definitely let you know!!!

        Lol, thanks!! Heh, yeah, life can take over sometimes whether you like it or not…XD Oh no worries, girl!!! I so relate to the fried brain feeling. XD This afternoon I accidentally thought the expiration date on some bread was July 18 (even though it clearly said August 18) and warned my sister to check for mold before eating it…Let’s just say she was very confused. XD

        AWWWW, girl, I’m SOOO glad to hear that!!!! You’re ABSOLUTELY welcome!!! Those verses have been a huge comfort for me when I’m anxious too! 🙂

        YAAAAY!!!!! *jumps up and down with you* You’re so welcome!!! I can’t wait to see your answers!!!! 😀

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      • That’s awesome! I hope schooling keeps on being great! (That’s FABULOUS!!)

        Great minds indeed think alike! XD

        Okie dokie, sounds great! 😉

        That’s so true, life can take over! Ohh, that’s great! XD That’s so funny how fried our brains can get sometimes! 😂

        Yes, those verses do bring so much comfort!!

        I can’t wait to do the tag!! <333 Cue the music!!

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  2. I’m new to your blog… but… This was a great post! I’m no help as to what to paint your shoes with… my brain is blanking on me right now!
    I’ll try to submit something for the contest! 🙂

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  3. I think you should paint just the soles of your shoes. Like maybe a nice rainbow pattern?? I think it’d be cute!!
    Ooooh, smoothie bowls!! YUM! We usually just eat poha, which is an Indian spicy(ish) rice dish in the mornings. A smoothie bowl sounds super super great!! ;D
    ALSO OMG OMG YOUR WIP LOOKS SOOOOOO FANTASTIC A L E X A

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  4. PAINT THE SHOES! PAINT THE SHOES! PAINT THE SHOES! Victoria’s idea is great!! (I love galaxy themes hehe)
    I LOVE the collages you made!! And ooh, the contest is cool! I mayyy enter (:
    (that behind the scenes of Legend of Tanith post sounds AWESOME! and the other ideas too 👀👀)

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  5. Mic drop😂
    I think you should paint them and give then an Alexa touch. Make them look unique and beautiful. I don’t have any suggestions for which colors you should use but I’m sure your creative self will come up with something😁.
    Yeses, bring back the memories😂😁!!
    The lifestyle post turned out great❤

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  6. This post seems soooo exciting!!!! I’m going back to school, too! I’m going on August 11, what about you?
    Ooh, I think you should make your shoes something like a dark-colored tie-dye? (‘Cause if they’re white, they’ll eventually become dirty because of PE and all, and if they’re dark-colored, even if they get dirty, it won’t be that visible.)
    I’m definitely gonna enter the contest!!!! Hope I win!🤞

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    • Thank you!! Awesome! August 11th? That’s today!! I hope it has been going great for you!! I’m going back next week!
      That’s a good point! Thanks for the advice, Mahitha!
      Oooh, epic! Can’t wait to see your entry!

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  7. For the shoes I’d say keep them white BUT add some decorations like little flowers as it will make them so cool and unique! Depending on how good you are at painting shoes, you could do simple little daisy’s or try something more complicated like roses!
    I hope you don’t get to anxious about going to back to school!😊
    I have mixed feelings about going back to school. I hate everything about school apart from shopping for stationary in the summer hols and then I’m always really excited to use it!
    How do you manage to work for 25 minutes without stopping? There is no way I could do that.
    And by the way this lifestyle post turned out great, you should definitely 100% do more of these!
    Have an awesome day,
    Ordinary Fab Girl 🤍

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    • That’s such a CUTE idea too! Thank you so much for the input!!
      I hope I don’t either! Hopefully I can get the anxiety under control! 🤞
      Same! I’m only looking forward to the shopping and using my new supplies. Other than that, I could skip out on the rest of school! 😂
      Honestly, I have no idea. I guess I’m just very motivated to write my book! XD
      Thank you so much! I can’t wait to do more too!
      YOU have an awesome day! <33

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  8. oooooooo i likey the lifestyle post

    i agree about school. meh

    paint zee shoes!

    nice writing routine

    ahhhhh flavor add-ins yesssss!

    blue light glasses yes lifesavers. i should be wearing mine now.

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    • Thank you! I’m really looking forward to doing more!
      Yep. Meh. XD
      Okie dokie! Thanks for your input!
      Haha, thanks! The writing routine is usually a bit more unorganized so we’ll see how organizing it goes!
      YESSSSS!! I love those things with my heart. 😂
      They ARE lifesavers! That’s awesome that you have a pair! I should be wearing my too. Actually, that’s a good reminder. *goes and gets glasses* XDD

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