Should I do the A to Z Challenge this year?

April approaches, and I’m looking forward to picking a dang venue so we can settle all the budget arguments with the parents and not having to think about the (year plus in the future) wedding for a little bit. Our wedding planner has officially given us permission.

The other reason I’m looking forward to April is Camp NaNoWriMo. I’m all signed up and ready to use the event as a motivational springboard to finish the massive fanfiction project on my plate right now — almost 30k words, and only at chapter four out of nine plus prologue and epilogue.

That said, I do still kind of want to do the A to Z Challenge as well.

Not that I have any ideas, really. Last year I just combined the challenge with my Camp project and posted a short story every day, but I don’t want to split my attention that much.

I could do haikus, but I’m not enough of a poetry person to get a sense of accomplishment or of that.

I’m starting to consider making my own bridal bouquet of origami flowers, so maybe I could start practicing now by making a different origami flower every day and posting pictures.

I could share other A to Z WordPress posts that I really like… That would be nice, I suppose.

I don’t know. What do you think? What’s your blogging plan for April?


Recipe: Keto Berry Ice Cream

Although I don’t regret stepping back from my previous job, it’s been almost seven months unemployment. This is around the time when the “oh my god why won’t anyone interview me” gloom sets in. It’s been so long that I wanted to title this post Motivation Monday, because I am genuinely having trouble keeping track of what day it is.

So today, I tried a new method for responding to job ads: blatant self-bribery. Continue reading “Recipe: Keto Berry Ice Cream”

10 Ways to ‘Reach Out’ When You’re Struggling With Your Mental Health

10 Ways to ‘Reach Out’ When You’re Struggling With Your Mental Health

10 Ways to ‘Reach Out’ When You’re Struggling With Your Mental Health
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I can be awkward as hell and tend to shy down when I can’t think of anything to say in an important moment, but if someone needs my help I’m down for any of these. And if it makes any difference to say this, my strength is #4. I can hands down do #4 any day of the week. And #5, with my handy Reminder app there to help me build that habit.

A Month in Review: February 2018

Without actually posting a screencap, let me just tell you that my weight spiked dramatically as soon as I took my previous job in 2016. One of several negative impacts that whole experience had on my health. But I can now say that, thanks to aggressively cutting carbohydrates from my diet, I’m back down to more or less what I weighed in 2017.

Now, what should I celebrate with… homemade keto Greek Yogurt ice cream, homemade keto chocolate almond fudge, or homemade keto chocolate coconut cups?

Anyway, I feel good. Healthy.

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