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I know that I haven't really been keeping up with my theme for the year (which you can read about here) for the blog, but I think it's working for other aspects of my life. Mostly.

I got the sad news that my current place of work had to let me and others go a week or so ago. I'm not that too hung up on it, but I am annoyed that they hired so many people during a peak season and don't let some of them stay as permanent workers. Especially the people with disabilities. But that's a problem that I'll tackle once I'm done with other important topics.

Which leads me to school work. One of my teachers is very much the type that likes to ride your coat tails until you sob hysterically on the floor. Seriously. I have about a 50+ question assignment due every week. I'm not that excited for the class, however I do need it for a class that I want to take. I'm still not sure what I want to do with my life, but I have a little bit of time before I dive head first into something.

I'm still iffy about making YouTube videos because I'm not sure what I'd make. Fashion videos? Reaction videos? Anything? I'm not the type to have a niche since I get bored easily when writing about one topic. I do have a few video ideas floating around, but putting them into action is going to take a while.

What have you been up to this week?


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January felt like it dragged on forever. I'm not sure how it happened, but I've found the time to try new things and read a few new articles this month.


Sacred Mornings from Gala Darling // I enjoyed reading about how turning a morning routine into something sacred can set the mood for the entire day. I definitely feel off whenever I have to skip my morning routine.

10 Things I’ve Learned In Ten Years Of Blogging from joy the baker // A very informative and inspiring post about blogging from a long time blogger. It definitely re-inspired me to keep going with my blog.

Monday Beauty Vocab from xojane // I learned a lot about what goes into moisturizers from this point. I definitely recommend searching up and researching what goes into your skincare and beauty products and how they work for your skin.

Three Powerful Techniques to Get Better at Habits from Zen Habits // I always like reading about the type of minimalism from Zen Habits. I've been attempting to use the lessons in this post to add more healthy habits in my life. I'm not sure how well it's going at this point.

10 Reasons Why We Don’t Stick to Things from Zen Habits // Another great post from Zen Habits about sticking to things. I'm always learning and relearning different ways to help myself become a better person.

Skip Resolutions from wildsister // A short read that really impacted me. I wasn't in the best head space and found this post. It reminded me that the Universe will bring you what you need if you only listen.


How To Be: Daniel Radcliffe from Bad Teeth // I'm not sure how this video escaped my notice when I was younger, but it never fails to make me laugh.


Deck of Urban Divine // This is a more modern approach to tarot cards. It's smaller than a regular deck of cards which makes it easy to fit into my pocket. I like how it has thirteen cards which definitely translates to the more modern on the go witch. 

Oracle of Nightmares // This deck is great for shadow work and being more realistic about your fears and such. Unfortunately, this deck isn't available right now.

What have you been loving in January? 


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I like to use different apps to organize my life in conjuncture with my bullet journal. I found that it makes it easier for me to write down what I want to do in my bullet journal then transfer them onto different apps.

I usually use Habitica for habits, and I'm experimenting with the To-Do portion of the app for the new year. I like to write down my To-Do either the night before or early in the morning. Then I transfer that list to the list to Habitica since I don't like carrying out my bullet journal when I'm going to work and other similar places.

For most of my blog content like writing down ideas and articles to when I need to post, I use Trello. I made a blog editorial calendar using a template (this template) and adjusted it to my needs. It's easy to use online and the app is especially helpful when I'm on the go.

Evernote used to be my app of choice for practically all of my notes, but I lost a lot of my ideas when Evernote was hacked years ago. I've started using it again to keep track of the daily tarot readings I do and will be incorporating it more into my organizational process.

Google Drive is a life saver when it comes to my college life and downloading files off the Internet. I keep PDFs, random notes, and other important files in my Drive then transfer them into Evernote so I can have backups.

I didn't use my bullet journal a lot with these apps last year, but this year I'm taking a more proactive approach. While I could use Evernote for everything, I like to have multiple backups just in case of a crash or unsaved file. With Habitica as my main habit tracker and to-do list, Evernote will be used for mainly backup storage and ideas. Since I saved a lot of files on my Google Drive, transferring them to Evernote and a USB stick will make it easier to have everything if my laptop crashes or freezes in the middle of work. I'll come back with the progress I make in a few weeks to see how the system works out.

What apps do you use to keep your life organized?


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The first week of 2018 is now behind us. I want to say that my year has started well, but that would be a lie. There's so much I want to do and learn that I'm not sure where to start. I have started to choose one skill or habit to start every month so I can pace myself with learning, but beyond that, I haven't actively starting anything.

Although I started some habits in the end of December, they've fallen through once January started. It's frustrating, but I always remind myself that failure is a part of life. I'm not going to stop a habit just because I missed a day. I need to keep going so by the end of the month, I can say that I've mostly added habit into my routine or learned a new skill. 

2018 is here, and I will not let anything slow me down. I mentioned in my latest post (click here to read it) that my theme of the year is discipline. I can tell you right now that it's fighting with my urge to procrastinate. I'm a night owl. I like to stay up all night and curse myself in the morning. But I found that my mornings can be used for little habits that don't take up much time or effort. It makes me feel more productive to get chores done in the morning so I can have more time for me at night.

So starting tomorrow, I'll be trying to sleep early and wake up late to see how it affects my productivity. It's going to suck. I can feel it now. However, it'll most likely be an eye opening experience for me. There's so much to wake up to in the morning. I think I should start seeing them.

What have you been up this week?


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It's about four days into the new year as I write this blog post, and I am already failing my unspoken resolutions. I didn't write about my resolutions this year because I'm still figuring them out. There's a lot I want to improve this year. From my money saving skills to learning new things, there's endless possibilities to what I can choose as my new goals this year.

It's one reason why I'm most likely going to choose a motto or theme for the year. Having an overall arching theme is something that I think will work better for me personally. I had to take a look at what I'm lacking in my life to figure out what theme would help me the most.

I decided on the word discipline. I wanted to choose magic, however discipline is something that I'm lacking. There's a lot of goals I want to accomplish. I want better financial security. I want to get up early in the morning. I want to be able to finish my tasks for the day. But I keep holding myself back. Whether it's because of the fear of failure or accomplishment, I just can't make myself stay on track.

So 2018 is dedicated to discipline. It's dedicated to bettering myself so I can live a long and healthy life. It's dedicated to being happy with myself, but still wanting more in healthier ways. It's dedicated to making sure that I live the life that I've always wanted.

Do you have a theme for 2018? What do you think about choosing a theme in conjuncture with resolutions? 


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I just got back from work, and I realize that I should really stop writing blog posts late at night. However, I'm not an early bird and I work better at night than in the morning. I tend to find myself concentrating better when it's around 10 am. When I do get up early, I like to do get a few of the easy habits or to-dos. From my daily tarot reading to catching up on my emails (and then forgetting them soon after! Need to change that habit in 2018), my mornings are mostly spent lazying about.

This is what this week has essentially felt like. A week filled up with work and family time. I spent the last two weeks figuring out my life and what I want to do next year. I found that I want to be able to learn more. I've already started learning Tagalog (the Filipino language) within the last two days to get a head start. There are various reasons why I'm not fluent in Tagalog that I might address in a future blog post, but it's fun to learn more about my culture through learning more about the language. I want to organize my thoughts more about what I want to learn in 2018, so I hope you guys hold tight while I get that under control.

I've also found out about Buzzfeed Unsolved. Here's an episode where they cover three different hauntings to see what it's all about. It's a series of paranormal investigations and true crime theories made by Buzzfeed. Although I don't like Buzzfeed, there are only about two or three series that I think are worth it. The Try Guys and Buzzfeed Unsolved may be the only reasons why people would regularly watch that channel. There's something soulless about Buzzfeed that makes me wary, but those two series always pull me in. At least I can get my paranormal fixings online now instead of missing my favorite shows on TV.

What have you been up to in the last week of 2017?


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I decided to end Blogmas because I'm tired. The truth is that December is one of the busiest months of the year for me. Not only is it the end of school, but with my new job, I ended up staying an extra hour practically every week. It's tiring. I need a break.

In contrast to that, I've decided to add one habit into my routine for a month to learn new habits. I blame Thomas Frank on YouTube for motivating me to make my life better. My writing habits are all over the place so it's the main reason why I'm adding it to my routine. I think the main reason why I haven't been writing as much is that I don't have a chair for my desk. It's the littlest thing, but having a chair instead of standing up at my desk makes a huge difference.

Christmas is on a Monday this year. I have a day off that day so now I have a three day weekend where I can start habit tracking and learning what I like. Since my family isn't too big on Christmas, I won't have a large "What I Got For Christmas" post like other people tend to have during the holidays. What's important to me are my family and friends, and that's all I need for Christmas.

What have you been up to this week?