Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge
the #owlsreadathon2020 has officially started!! here is my physical tbr - featuring some extra books that i’m hoping to get to during this month as well 🧐 for more information about the readathon, head over to @book_roast ‘s youtube channel and check out her announcement video!! (or, y’know, i also wrote a pretty cool blog post about it that you can find in my bio, no pressure though...) happy examinations to everyone taking part in the owls this round, and best of luck ✨
truer words were never spoken ✨ i hope you guys are all able to stay safe during this very tough period of time!! i’m lucky enough to be able to work from home and self-isolate 24/7, but i know that not everybody can do that, so for all of you who are still going to work and keeping the world afloat (including doctors, retail workers, restaurant servers, librarians and everyone who’s making this pandemic easier for the rest of us): thank you, thank you, thank you, your efforts are not going unnoticed and we appreciate you so much! until this is over, we’ll do our best to #stayathome and #flattenthecurve so WASH THOSE HANDS FOLKS!! THANK YOU!!
i’ll be the first to admit it - most of the time, i’m not a very good daughter. sometimes i forget to call, or say something in the heat of the moment that i can’t take back, and that hurts without me wanting it to. other times i don’t listen (to my detriment), or i snap at every little thing because of some other thing that annoyed me that day. most of the time, i take all my frustrations and insecurities out on my family, even if they don’t deserve it. and yet my mom doesn’t stop trying. she’s always there for me, even if two hours ago we were in a huge fight and i’m fully expecting her to ignore me. she is one of the most resilient people i know, and that translates directly to me. no matter what i do, she’ll never stop trying. i don’t tell her this, but it’s one of the many things i appreciate in her. she’s resilient, she’s incredibly fierce, and she always, always does everything she possibly can for the people she loves. i’ve always wanted to grow up to be her - and while both of us are completely different people, i still want that, even now. happy women’s/mother’s month 💜 @foreo #PayItForwardWithFOREO #IWD2020 #EachForEqual
@teo.maria18 said i looked like a basic bitch and wanted to take pictures of it (cue me being Embarrassed as fuck in starbucks!)
...and you bring so much 🧡 i've fallen in love with this fire-haired dreamer all over again, and while i sincerely hope that we get to actually see all the annes she'll become, i'm forever grateful to @annetheseries @moirawalleybeckett for adapting this beautiful story and to @amybethmcnulty for portraying her so, so perfectly. thank you for everything!! (oh and last but not least #renewannewithane YOU COWARDS!!!!!!!)
as per tradition every year: one sky photo and one (very) rambly post!! • 2019 was... difficult. i say this every year, but the growing pains that i've been feeling haven't stopped yet so that's fun!! i started working and was able to afford things for myself for the first time in my life, kept on with my master's degree, finally got my driver's license, bought my first EVER bookshelf and started a collection that i'm incredibly proud of, and made it through somehow (if you know me, then you know that's the biggest achievement of all) • and still, regardless of the fact that i objectively grew as a person (wish it was in height tbh) and became more of an "adult", i still can't shake the feeling that i'm not doing this right somehow, that i'm stuck in place, that i'll just end up with the same boring routine every day, barely scraping by, unable to build the life that i truly want for myself. the problem is, i'm putting the blame on things that aren't to blame - like the fact that i live in the middle of nowhere, or that there aren't that many opportunities here anyway so there's no point in even trying, or my wonky brain sabotaging me at every turn, or anything else but myself. and that's my problem, because in reality, i'm the only one who has to get up every day, stop procrastinating and being lazy, and start changing things for the better. i'm the only one that is (or should be) responsible for my goals and my time. i could keep displacing the blame, but that only serves to keep me complacent and stop me from building a new reality. • so yeah. that's where i'm at right now. and the whole point of me waxing aaaall these poetics and boring you to death is just to say that 2020 is the year i want to grow more intentional, and focus my time and energy into actions that i know serve a purpose and will help me get to where i want to go. which, in less pompous terms, is just me telling myself to get off my butt and do what i need to do because i'm 23 and i need to stop making everything so hard on myself by being lazy and leaving everything until the very last second!!! thank you!!!!!! • here's to the 20s, let's make them good 🥺