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Life Update: I am Alive + Let’s Talk Books! Issue #2

Hello, world! I would like to apologize for being MIA from this blog for so many weeks. Life caught up with me, and when I have a list of tasks and priorities in front of me, something’s gotta give, and that something ended up being my blog. But no worries, I am alive and thriving. If I weren’t busy in college, something would be wrong — I love what I do!

I’d like to shout a huge THANK YOU for everyone who stuck with me and Taylor through our (attempted) March Writing Challenge! Though I never finished (lol….), I still love improv freewriting, and I plan on extending the remaining prompts to any time I have free to post my work. With the semester winding up, time is becoming very tight, so no promises. But I guess the beauty about writing a blog for myself is that there are no obligations, and no stress. Keep an eye out for my next writing post!

While I sacrificed writing with my free time, I read for fun instead! I managed to get through a lot of books for fun in the past semester (around 13 works of fiction thus far since January!) Over the next n days, I’ll be posting reviews from the books I read. At last, my very first book review will be in this post — I wrote a review on Shadow and Bone (The Grisha book 1) by Leigh Bardugo!

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March Writing Challenge Day 1: “The Heist”

☼ Happy March! ☼

So as I mentioned before, me and the marvelous Taylor are undergoing a 30-day writing challenge for the month of March! We’re starting a little late (college is busy) but I am super excited to share what I write with y’all. Basically, every day/evening we will write a short story or poem (after homework and practicing, of course) based off a different prompt among a collection imagined by me and Taylor in the past month. These prompts range from three objects which must be included, to opening/closing lines, to even famous paintings or songs. Our writing projects are only lightly edited and hastily written, but I think this adds to the beauty of such a challenge; how creative or impactful can you make a short, quick story or poem based off a random prompt every day? The goal is to have 30 pieces of original work for this whole month, and to keep our creative and innovative minds flowing through the stress of college. I think you will enjoy seeing the different or similar takes Taylor and I will have on the same prompt!

I hope you enjoy my first entry for our March Writing Challenge!

Click here to read Taylor’s entry for the Day 1 prompt, entitled “It Started With A Fish Tank.”

 

(Side note: Since we are both busy, you might expect to see a few instances where our daily entries are delayed by a few days and posted on the same day instead. For instance, this entry is for Day 1, written on Thursday, March 2nd, although I am quite aware that it is 11 am on March 3. I wrote this late last night. Don’t judge me.)

Prompt for March 2, 2017: Write something with a broken refrigerator, a fish tank, and a “guard” golden retriever.

“The Heist” by Rachel Cernosek

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Life Update: Valentine’s Day, BuJo, and Upcoming Writing Challenge! 2.19.17

College is wonderful. Me and two friends are sitting in a two-person hammock as I write this. (Fun, but not comfortable.) I hope everyone has had a beautiful weekend!

I have 3 updates to share with the world. The first is about Valentine’s Day, including a showcase of the wonderfully yummy gifts I received from some sweet family members. Secondly, I’d like to share some pics of my bullet journal spreads from the past few weeks! And thirdly, I have some exciting news about something awesome I am planning on pursuing with one of my best friends next month.

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Life Update: 2.12.17

Ah, the weekend! Luckily for me, many of my classes were cancelled due to TMEA (a state-wide music convention to where many of my friends and professors went this week.) I decided to stay at TCU for my own reasons, mostly to catch up on work and help mitigate some of the stress and commitments that have been piling up on my shoulders the past three weeks.

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