A meatless week?

Hello, my darlings! How are you doing? Well, I hope!

I’m doing well enough. Life’s a bit rushed, but things should start getting slower the closer we get to the holidays. I can’t wait for those sweet, sweet days off.

Until then, I’m dealing with tiredness, the heat, and some boredom, as you do. And, since I need to fill the weeks until the holidays, I thought I’d make a few week-long changes to my lifestyle.

This one is a meat-free week. I’d have started it today, but the order I placed without meat came with, and I didn’t feel comfortable wasting food, so I’ll start tomorrow and go on until the next Tuesday. Once that time is over, I’ll have to think of something for the next week – or maybe go a while longe without meat, who knows?

What about you? Have you chosen to go without something for any length of time for no reason other than because you wanted to? If so, what was it and how long did you last? And, do you have any suggestions of things I should try to go without next? (I’m already mostly going without coffee, so this one’s out)

See you all on the next post!

How do you sleep? No, seriously, help me!

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Hello, everyone! How are you all doing? Well, I hope! I’m doing fine, counting the days until the holidays so I can get some rest – which includes a lot of sleeping, hopefully.

Sleep is, and has always been, elusive to me. I do my best to go to bed early-ish, at around ten. Regardless, I rarely manage to fall asleep before 1 am. Why? Who knows?

I usually keep a nightly ritual in order to try and relax. I take a shower. Drink some water. Put some soothing sounds (such as rain) on. Close my eyes, find a comfortable position, and… don’t sleep until my brain is too exhausted to keep me awake. And then I wake up as soon as the sun rises, and can’t quite fall asleep again, which gives me about four hours of solid sleep. Yes, it’s a lot of fun.

I have tried pretty much everything – including medication -, but my sleeping pattern is basically this. Unless I have the time to sleep during the day. Then I’ll sleep like a baby. So, I guess what I’m asking is: how the heck do you sleep at night? Is there a magic formula?

Seriously, though, do you all sleep well at night? Or are you night owls too? I’m curious!

See you on the next!

Just another random picture…

Hello, my darlings! How are you all doing? Well, I hope!

I’m alive! Dealing with a bit of a low mood lately, but I’m working on it!

And, since not letting this blog fall inactive is part of working on it, I’ve chosen to share another picture for possible writing inspiration. Without further ado, here it goes:

Wallpapers ID:706873

Link to source. I don’t own this picture.

That’s all I have for today! I know, I know, just a short little post. I should consider writing about the inspiration pictures I post some day. Hmm…

For now, though, that’s all! Take care and stay well!

See you on the next!

Are you doing NaNoWriMo?

Hello, my pretties! How are you all doing? Well, I hope!

I’m finally back from my vacation. I mean, I came back on the 29th, but my mind might have stayed back in the other state for a couple weeks more! It’s finally back now, I guess!

A bit late, but it’s November! The month when people do the National (well, now international) Novel Writing Month. It’s basically about writing 50.000 words throughout the month. It’s usually done in novels, but a lot of people use it for blogs, poems, and any other kind of writing.

I’m not participating this year, because I don’t really have an idea, but I’d love to know which of my blogger friends will do it this year! If you are, what are you doing your 50k words on?

Share it with me in the comments!

See you!

Random picture – October 21, 2021

Hey, everyone! I hope everyone’s doing well! Since I’ve been a bit busy with preparations for the upcoming trip, thought I’d do another quick image post!

This one is not too close to my style of characters (I love playing mostly human/humanoid ones), but the art style is really cool, and it can serve as inspiration for someone out there!

I hope you enjoy it! I have several more I’ll be posting in the future, but if there’s something special you’d like to see, let me know and I’ll add it to my list!

Catch you later!

Life Update – October 18, 2021

Hello, everyone! How are you all doing? Well, I hope!

I’m… definitely doing better than I was a while ago. And as I had promised, I’m back with a short life update, since I don’t really have much more to write about right now!

1- I’m still recovering from losing my relationship with my ex. We had been together in some capacity (as friends, then lovers, then friends again, then lovers again, then… nothing) since 2013. It’s a long time to just… stop. What happened, now that I can talk about it without sobbing, was that she had a situation that caused brain damage and erased all of her memories from ten years past. We went from talking about marriage to her not even knowing who I am. It’s still painful as hell, but that’s what happened, and I lied when I said I wasn’t going to cry.

2- Since it seems like this is ex week, another ex (who kindly got someone else pregnant while we were dating) decided to pop back into my email and ask if I still live in the same place (I don’t, thank heavens). I answered him because I’m too curious for my own good. I guess we’ll see what happens.

3- Finally got to take a week off work, so I’ll be out of state next week. We’re spending three full days in a city I’ve never been to before, so I’m excited for that. I’ll report back once I’m back home and rested.

4- Still working on losing some weight (I’ve dropped 48-ish pounds already, still got around 37 to go) and trying to remember it’s worth it. I confess I freaked out a bit (a lot) when I saw the loose skin on some parts of my body, but it seems like it can be fixed or improved, so we’ll see about that. Gotta keep working on reaching that healthy weight.

5- My hair is almost down to my shoulders again, and I’m torn between growing it out a little or chopping it all off again because it’s so damn hot right now here in Brazil. I guess I’ll have to give it some thought.

Well, I guess that’s it for today. Nothing spectacular or very interesting, but there you all have it, the promised text post. I might still drop another one (text or image) before my trip!

See you when I see you!

Random picture – October 15, 2021

Hello, everyone! Just a really quick image post so I don’t leave the blog abandoned for too long! It’s a pretty cool one, and it sort of serves as writing inspo, doesn’t it?

I’ll have an actual written post very soon, I promise! Until then, take care and behave!

See you all soon!

Where have I been?

Hey, everyone, how are you all? Doing well, I hope! I’m… alive.

I know I haven’t been posting nearly as well as I should, but I’m here. Things have been happening, and I haven’t been able to.

I’ll try to keep this short and also talk a little about how I plan on moving forward.

On the normal side of things, I’ve been working a lot – the company I work for is going through a lot of changes, and we’re all having to learn how to operate new systems, how to give support to new products, all that fun stuff. I’ve been trying to get another blog in Portuguese off the ground as well, though that project has been on hold for a while.

My mental health has been shaky lately, and I’ve been handling some physical health stuff as well – nothing serious, but it requires time and lifestyle changes.

I’m also freshly single in a way I had never expected to happen, and I’m sad, angry and confused, and it’s nobody’s fault, which only makes it worse. I’m not sure I should explain it, as it’s someone else’s private information, but…it was harsh and traumatic. I’m still coming to terms with it.

As for how I plan on moving forward… There’s so much I want to do about the blog. Maybe post some writing prompts, talk about collaborative writing or post a nice picture every now and then. I’m not sure how much energy I’ll have for all of that, but I’ll do my best. I’ve been dropping the ball on reading everyone’s blogs as well, and I plan on working on that too. I’ll just need a little time and patience.

I think that’s all I have to say for today. I should be back soon!

August 27, 2021 Theme: A silly fear you have

Hey there, everyone! How are you all doing? Well, I hope!

I’m here today with another theme for this week! I had taken a look at my theme list, but all of them looked too serious, and I just don’t feel like doing serious this week, so I’ll just do a little question:

What is a silly fear that you have? Something that has never happened to you and probably never will?

Mine is the idea that my bed will collapse while I’m asleep. Why? Who knows. It’s a pretty sturdy bed, it’s not wonky or anything, and no bed of mine has ever collapsed – with or without me. But it’s one of those little things I find to worry about when I can’t fall asleep.

What about you? What’s your silly fear? Share it with me, I promise I won’t laugh!

See you on the next!

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