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where did the time go?

Hey readers, yep it's me. Did I disappear off this platform for almost a year? Yes, I did. About November of last year was the time I just stopped posting. November and December of 2019 were very tough months for me and I didn't have the time or energy to put effort into making a good post. January of 2020 I finally started getting my life back together. 2019 had done a number on me and felt like the worst year of my life. I had so much hope that 2020 would be my year. And for a while, it truly was, at least for the first three months. My skin was getting better, I was in great shape from basketball season, I was having fun with friends, and everything seemed to start to fit in its right place. Then COVID affected everything. March went from good to very bad in a matter of one weekend. Obviously, I have no right to complain because there were and are so many more people affected worse than I was. I never got sick, I didn't lose my job or lose any loved ones. But in my own …

Update on Coffee Adiction

Hey readers! Sorry, it has been a while, but I'm back for at least a bit. A lot has happened in the last two months, nothing dramatic but things to keep me busy from blogging. Okay, so I wanted to go back in time to August 20th of this year. I published a post called "Coffee Addiction?". I wanted to make a follow-up post on how I'm doing and what have I changed in my life. On October first I decided I had enough of feeling weak. What does that mean you ask? It means I quit coffee.  It sounds like it must've been VERY hard for me. But I've gone through this before so I knew just what to expect. I had a headache every day for about a week, which was painful, but I knew it was coming so I was mentally prepared for it. I decided to replace my morning coffee with two full glasses of water, and I've been doing that to this day.  Coffee seems like so much more than just a hot beverage. It's a sense of familiarity and almost like a friend. But I had to remind myse…

DIY back to school Notebooks

Hey readers! Welcome back! I do have another back to school post for you all as promised. I used to make tons of DIY projects back in the day but I haven't in a very long time. So please bear with me as I try to get back into the DIY world. But since I share a lot of things on here anyways I decided to show you guys this notebook that I redid. It's totally DIY-able and I'm going to tell you guys exactly how I did it.  I'm a big fan of easy DIYs and fast ones too. I tend to get a little impatient when it comes to painting though. So that was my first mistake in this process lol. I decided to scroll through Pinterest to find some inspiration before I started. I kind mixed from the ideas I saw and just kind of made up my own.  I started with the painting (ugh) and I went for a pink and green. I had envisioned it a little different in my head but it's okay.  While this was supposed to be drying I looked up some quotes that might motivate me in the school year. After looki…

Back to School Haul

Hey readers! As the new school year for me is approaching rapidly, I had the sudden realization that I should probably start getting ready for it. It's coming whether I like it or not so the other day I went back to school shopping for some school supplies and I thought I'd do a quick haul on here. Okay, so for my classes this year I didn't need too many supplies so I only got what I needed. A quick tip is to do the same because it's super helpful to take into account what notebooks and pens you're going to need before you go shopping, that way you don't have lots of extra supplies lying around never being used.
Now for my haul :) First thing I got was notebooks. I got three of the same kind just because this is what they had and I really liked the way the notebook was made. I am probably going to DIY a few of these just to change the look for each of my subjects. I'll possibly be making a post on that soon. Second back to school item I bought was a folder. So…

Coffee Addiction?

Hey readers! Welcome back, okay so this post is basically all about coffee and so if you don't like coffee (which would be crazy) you can still read along because I'm sure we've all dealt with some sort of addiction before.  As many coffee drinkers, I'm slightly obsessed with coffee. I personally would not call myself an addict but my friends definitely think I am.  So I was thinking about it a lot and I made a deal with them that I would not drink it for about a month. I was going strong for about two weeks, and I'm thinking "oh this is easy". But then something dramatic happened in my life and what did I grab for first? Coffee. It was basically my coping mechanism and it just made me feel warm and a sense of home and safe. And so I just kept drinking it. I currently still drink it, I only drink about 1-2 cups a day. So I'm still in a safe zone, don't worry about me. I'm not over caffeinating.   But one thing I don't like about it is I don'…

My School Year Goals

Hey readers! As much as I don't want Summer to end, it does anyway and I have to accept it. Summer is one of my favorite seasons, it's a feeling of freedom and confidence. School can feel like a letdown and a stress magnet but it is also a process of learning and journey that you have to experience to know your full potential. Today I wanted to take a moment to reflect and re-envision my view of school and make some goals for the upcoming school year. This year I'll be a junior in high school, and I hear it is the toughest. Although I'm slightly nervous, I'm excited for the upcoming challenges that I'm going to face (or trying to convince myself of that lol). I wanted to share some of my goals with you all and hopefully, you can do the same thing and we can look back at our lists together! :) With that said, let's take a look.
Confidence. Whether that is with challenges or meeting new people, I struggle with confidence being myself. I wouldn't consider myse…

Healthy Banana Pancake recipe

Hey readers! So funny story, I just finished making this post about half an hour ago and then I accidentally deleted the whole thing...yay me. I was super frustrated but then I thought, I guess I'll just have to make this post better than before! :) As I promised in the last post, I'm going to be showing you my gluten-free Banana  Pancake recipe. The great thing about this recipe is, it is not only very healthy for you but it also tastes good too. I hate it when I find amazingly healthy recipes and it doesn't taste up to par. So in this recipe, we aren't sacrificing flavor for health, we are combining the two. Alright, let's get straight to the point of this post, the recipe.
Ingredients: 1 banana (mashed)-the riper the better2 eggs 1 cup milk (your choice to substitute what you like)1 tsp vanilla 3/4 cup gram (chickpea flour) -or add flour until the consistency of your desire.1/2 salt1/4 tsp baking soda or 1 tsp baking powder (if you mix this with a little vinegar in t…