What I Love About Winter

First post of the year! How exciting! I can’t believe that I’m finally posting this so late into the month. I’ve been working on a bigger project for the blog while looking for a new job, so I’ve been a little bit packed with stuff.. sorry y’all lol.

January is the second month of Winter (and the first full one). It’s the time for setting goals (and ultimately ending them before you can start them!) and relaxing after the holidays. Some people love everything about this time of year. The snow, the cold, really anything. Today, I will be sharing what I love about Winter (see title of post).

What I love includes:

  • I can wear sweaters
    • I honestly prefer sweaters over hoodies or sweatshirts. Winter is the time of year where I can wear a sweater and also a raincoat without being judged. Sweaters are my aesthetic and I will flaunt the shit out of that!
  • Fireplaces
    • Like in Summer, I love looking at campfires. It’s such a relaxing feeling you get while cozying up by a fire with someone or people you love. One of my first dates with my boyfriend was eating Chinese food and sitting by a fire (that he made. He looked very attractive while making it). Fireplaces are the way to go in the winter.
  • Winter Boots
    • I know this is kind of weird on its own, deal with it. I have Bearpaw heel winter boots that are the cutest pair of boots I’ve ever owned to date. Winter is the only time that I feel good wearing them. Yeah, I can wear them in Fall and early Spring, but Winter is the time where my toes are always cold (poor blood circulation) and my boots keep them warm!
  • It’s heated blanket season yall
    • Do I really need to say more?
  • My allergies aren’t as awful
    • I have awful seasonal allergies. Pollen, grass, dust mites, and mold. There aren’t that many ways to combat my allergies in the Spring. With three of my allergies, I can just avoid them easily. Don’t sit in the grass and clean the heck out of my house. Pollen causes hayfever. I have to take an allergy pill every day as is, but I don’t go outside in the Spring. In Winter, all I have to do is clean, and that feels amazing.
  • There are no bugs
    • I hate bugs.
  • I don’t sweat unless the heats on too high.

If you’ve noticed by now, Snow isn’t on the list. I absolutely hate snow. I love playing in it with my friends, but I’ve had a lot of car issues since getting my car and I’m not excited to drive to work in ice. You see, in my area, we don’t get beautiful puffy snow. We get ice. No one knows how to drive in snow. Hell, I live in Oregon and no one knows how to drive in the RAIN. I’m just salty, though.

There are many other things that should go on this list, but these are many favorites. I know some people will be upset with my maybe controversial opinion, but oh well.

Also! With my bigger project for the blog in the works, I’ll only be posting Friday and Wednesday. This’ll be a good schedule for me, and you. So expect something on Wednesday the 23rd!

-Caitie

New post Every Wednesday and Friday!

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My New Year Changes and Resolutions

So, I’ve been embarrassingly lazy and flaky these past couple months.

Like DAMN

It’s been bad guys.

I don’t even really know why, either. I’ve been kind of busy with my friends and personal life. Work is getting harder for me, I’ve been hanging out with my friends a lot, and I started a new relationship with one of the best guys ever (Side note: recently told him about the blog and he said it was cool. He has yet to ask to read it, and I’m not ready for that lol).

So, I’m ready to start blogging again. I’m ready to actually get good. Let’s make some changes, y’all.

My Changes for This Next Year:

  1. Being Healthier- cut out a lot of the unneeded sugars, I want to exercise at least once a week, man, and I loved the feelings meditation brought me, and I miss it.
  2. Living Cleaner- I just want a clean room, with no trash or dirty dishes!
  3. Save The Environment- I want to use my reusable bags, buy more reusable things, and start using environment-friendly stuff!

With these changes, I’ll be set for (a better) successful year! I’ll be full of life and happiness again- and honestly, who wouldn’t want that? These changes will have some effect on my resolutions, though. I don’t have that many resolutions, but my changes and resolutions go toe in toe with each other.

My Resolutions will be:

  • Fix my car- For this, I will need money, that means I have to start saving.
  • Start saving money- Not just for the car, though. For emergency funds, or for when I eventually get my own place.
  • Find and keep a stable job- I don’t hate what I do right now, it’s my manager and the customers that I hate dealing with.

I hope to complete all of these, and I may just be putting a lot of pressure on myself, but I really believe I can actually be better at my goals this incoming year. I don’t have a set time period to start/end these. I want to slowly incorporate these changes and resolutions into my life. I want these changes to stay with me for my life, while my resolutions are short-term goals.

What about you guys?

-Caitie

The New Year

December is always a month of unorganized chaos for everyone. Christmas, weather, anything can really affect your mental state this month. The end of the year is always stressful, you can’t get past it… Until Christmas is over. The last week of the year is the time to look back on the year and plan what you’ll change in the new year.

I know I’ve been absolutely awful at posting this year, and that’s something I’ll be changing in the new year… Hopefully.

This new year I’ll also be actually working on the board game I’ve worked on this year.

I know I’ve said this a lot already, but now I’m ACTUALLY going to start working out

-Caitie

Day to Day ||Short Story

He plugged in his headphones to his phone and pressed play. The music began to blare into his ears. He put on his slip-on vans and walked out the door. He took his keys from his pocket. “I’ll see you guys later.” He said to his roommates. He opened the door and walked out.

~

She opened her eyes and stared at the ceiling. She hated waking up. Her room was always cold and she slept in skimpy pajamas. “Why must she do this to herself” she thought to herself every morning. She tore the blankets from her skin and slowly got out of bed. Her blackout curtains made it impossible to see. She made her way to the window and opened the curtains.

My Situation with College

Recently, I discovered that I hate continuing my education. It’s gotten to the point of me choosing not to do my homework (except for some things) until the end of the term. I know this won’t come with any consequences. I am 95% sure that I will not go back to school after my break. 

Not because I hate doing my homework, or something. School just isn’t for me, anymore. I originally wanted to get a certificate in Web Design, but the classes I’ve been taking made me realize how that’s not for me at all. With my new found knowledge, I want to take my career path in a different direction. 

My friend recently talked about how he hates what he’s going to school for, but he still wants to further his education. So he’ll be talking to his adviser about changing his program. He said that I should wait until the end of my break to see if I still want to go to school (something I already knew but oh well lol). During my break, I’ll be working on what I want to do if I don’t go back to school: Board Game Development. 

I’ve wanted to create a board game for almost 2 years now. I’ve had multiple ideas for some, but I’ve really only stuck through one. My current one, actually. It’s very similar to the game Werewolf/Mafia, but with my ideas shoved in. I will eventually tell you guys about it, but I’m not ready to introduce it.

And now, here I am, stuck in limbo until school ends on the 8th. I really can’t wait, and I’m so so SO excited to not have school for almost four months. I’m ready for the relief of stress to engulf me. I’m ready to pick up my shattered brain from the floor. 

It’s finally time for me to stop wondering what I’ll do in my life, and now to actually do what I want.

-Caitie

Changing My Ways For Real This Time #1

I decided to change my life. I’m diving into making myself better. For real this time.

I have always dealt with an amount of sadness deep into my core. I’ve lived a pretty rough life so far, and that sadness has amounted to weighing me down. I always feel that the world is on my shoulders, like “If I screw this up, everyone around me will fall too.” I’m ready for this to stop.

My ex-boyfriend and I have been broken up since July. As I write this it’s his birthday. He and I are still friends, it feels better to just be friends too. But he and I were each other’s support systems during our relationship and now he’s struggling with depression. He’s currently taking anti-depressants. I want that, but not through medication. I want to rewire my brain without that help. I want to talk my feelings out of me, while I change my daily habits. If my habits changed, I really believe my thoughts will change.

The first thing I will be changing is stress.  Anything that stresses me, I will work on. The first item on the list is school. I decided to take Winter term off of school, maybe even Spring. During this break, I’ll be working at my job, developing my board game, and cleaning up my life. Smashing out those unnecessary things, like donating some books I don’t want anymore.

This stress also happens because of my laziness. I will be working on my diet and slowly start working out. It’s not something high on my priority list, but I want to live a little bit healthier.

So, at the start of December, I will be finally changing my habits.

-Caitie

When My Worlds Collide

I know I’ve been lacking in posts these past few month(or in general really lol). School has been kicking my butt. Sorry, yall. Hopefully this post will do something for you.

These past three years, I’ve been so secretive with my hobbies. Blogging, crafting, smoking weed (that’s the newest hobby). I’m ready to come out of the fog and introduce you guys to my true life.

When I made this blog, it was just to complain, but then it grew into something else… Something that I can be okay with.

I don’t know a lot of things about myself, and because I’m 20, now, I really think it’s time to go on that journey.

My name is Caitlynne. I live in Oregon, USA. I want to start a board game company. I’m in college studying for web design. I love sweaters, ferrets, manga, anime, and cute things. I’m the type of person who needs to have someone around, whether it be a friend or a relationship.

I have social media that you can follow if you want.

Snapchat- redditmonster

Twitter- watrslooth
Here’s hope that we can restart as being my truest self

-Caitlynne

A Long Overdue Post About How I Suck

Oh boy!  Almost a month without a post from me. Have you guys ever seen that from me? well, technically when I first started blogging I left off for a month so oh well.

So, as you can see the title, I have many reasons to say why I suck and what I suck at.  And when I say I suck, I’m not actually trying to hate myself, I’m just being self-deprecating

1. My Diet

A couple of months ago, I posted something related to how I was going to get healthy and stuff.
I never even started exercising. That was such an easy thing to do for me

ps that was sarcasm
So here I am, sitting in my room with garbage and clothes everywhere.

2. My Messy Room

I’d show you, but that’s a no from me.
I moved here In August. I still don’t have my bookshelf from my ex, and my desk broke when I moved so, I’m still using my computer on my dresser, which has gotten incredibly annoying. I bought a PS4 last week and I planned to put it and my TV on my dresser while my computer sat on my desk.

Apparently, life wants to fuck me with a fork

3. My Car Has Problems

So, just in general my cars lots of issues. Sparkplugs, air filter, a new seal for my sunroof, there’s a short in my hazards, my window switch needs to be replaced… I feel like I can go on lol.

I guess those are some reasons why I SUCK at being human sometimes.

I love you all and I hope to get another post out because I’ve been really busy with school and work. My next post may not even be up for another couple weeks.

Oh well. I hope you have a good day!

-Caitlynne

Problems In My Life| Rant

Today’s post will definitely be a rant. Just a good old rant about things in my life that I hate right now. Fate is not on my side and oh boy is my side troublesome.

Love

I’m not looking to date just yet. It hasn’t even hit 2 months since my ex and I broke up. I’m okay with being single for a while. It’s been hard to adjust back to the regular attention that I get from the people in my life without the attention of a SO. Yeah, I’ve been lonely and need some attention. I just want the love aspect of a relationship without the boy to bog me down. Don’t even get me started on my sex life.

 

Car

So, the thing with my car has been a rollercoaster of a ride. I’ve driven since then ONCE. My car has needed work, so my family and I have been getting it sorted out, but my aunt needs to find the title to the car before I can legally start driving it. I need to go to the DEQ and replace the tags, and I need a title change. I’ve had car insurance on it for a week now. I’m getting tired of asking people for rides to places. I will definitely need it before next week. I start classes then and if I’m still asking for rides, I will be pissed off.

My Room

So, a week or two ago, I said in a post that my room was a mess. Well, it still is. I still need a new desk and I need my bookshelf from my ex. I asked him recently when his dad could take it off the wall, he just responds with “I don’t know” or “I’m not sure”

 

Honestly, my life is a trash fire right now and I just needed to rant

-Caitlynne