Journal Entry 2

I am on a quest. A quest to find what I am. Taking photos of buildings, faces, and stuff in general. Studying up the art of tea. Possibly doing a business management degree. Honestly, I have no idea.

From chef, firefighter, counselor, lobbyist, teacher, vet, neurologist, photographer, and surgical tech. I don’t know what I want to be.

I am like a wheel of fortune still finding my dream career. Like one thing than several months later change my mind.

At the moment, I have some type of freelance business surrounded by tea, books, writing, and photography. Still, unknow of the details. Since just thought of it yesterday.

I am still on a quest on my calling. Still questioning the possibilities.

Seriously how does one know what they are going to be? Like the internet, states answer these few questions and then you will know.  But what if you don’t know the questions? What now?

I still don’t know what I am. In terms of what my career is.

I feel the odd person out when people talk about college. I don’t know. I literally went there. Unrelatable with those conversations.  Like what am I supposed to be?

Indecisive in myself. My dream career is scattered everywhere. I don’t know what, to begin with.

Follow your passion. Be you. Being patient is the key.

I really don’t know.

 

Singlehood

You are sitting there alone with a book in one hand and a cup of tea in the other. Then all of a sudden, someone lends over to you and examines what you are doing.  “Hey, why are you sitting alone? I thought you said you are going on a date.”

You laugh at yourself. Date? Who said anything about a date? You shake your head as you place your cup on the table in front of you. “No, you must be talking about my other friend.”

Have you ever been questioned about your singleness? I have.

When you have a family get together and your grandparents wonder why you are not courting/dating. The thought drives you crazy. You are not alone in this matter.

When the people you hang out are soon to be married. You feel like a third wheel.

But we should not confine on what they speak of. We should be working on our calling. Writing, accounting, engineering, etc.

Before we even start fixing our social status, we should first start by getting close to God. Read in His Word. Mediate on it. Trust in Him. We can’t do anything without having full trust in Him.

Good advice to single girls: "Get close to God first, before getting close to anyone else. God without a man is still God, but a man without God is nothing." ❤️

Singleness isn't a season to "endure" until marriage, but a season to serve God to the best of our ability. @girldefined

Are you struggling with singleness? I recommend you to watch  Girl Defined on Youtube. Also check out their book.

 

 

What every girl needs for a camping trip

When I was younger, my family would go camping all the time. But now that my family has grown and that we moved to the country. Our backyard is a camping ground itself.

Lets begin:

  1. Food and snacks (of course, food)
  2. Swimwear (two piece or one piece) I would pack two pairs just in case.
  3. Rain jacket
  4. Hoodie (Even if it is in the dead of summer)
  5. Several pairs of sport bras
  6. Several pairs of underwear
  7. 3 pairs of pants (yoga, jeans, shorts, etc)
  8. Some t-shirts and long sleeves
  9. Some tank tops
  10. Extras: toothbrush, brush, hair ties, shampoo, etc
  11. Shoes: Tevas, flip flops, hiking boots (running shoes)
  12. A Towel
  13. Sunglasses
  14. Flashlight/batteries
  15. Robe
  16. Tent (of course)
  17. Sleeping Bag
  18. A Pillow
  19. A blanket
  20. Bug repellent
  21. A camera
  22.  Two Pairs of PJs.
  23. A backpack of course maybe two.
  24. Cash
  25. Some music for the trip
  26. A book(s)
  27. Appliances (Pots, Pans, Silverware, Paper bowls, paper plates, etc)

If there is anything I missed, comment below. Also comment below your favorite memory going camping.

 

Journal Entry

Name: Sunny

Date: 1/15/2018

                    Today I realized one cannot live in the past but the present. Let us hope for the future. Whatever God decides for us to be. Let it be. Sometimes things don’t go our way. It is not our choice but God’s. Trust in Him always. Even if times now look as though they are the worst. Keep walking in faith. Don’t look back. Trust in Him.

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV #ThrownThroughThrew #TripleTJourney

This is a clear reminder to all of us. When you are struggling to faith in Him. When you are struggling to get up in the morning to do life. When you believe your life is worthless. Look to Him.

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I struggle by looking back in the past and try to recreate something which is not. Be grateful for where God has placed you. Don’t try to be something you are not.

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Memories of loss or memories of the past, in general, can push away our present goals into a pit. We need to keep walking. Things will get better. Just have faith in Him.

 

 

Character: William

This is William, one of the main characters in my first book, The Crown of Scales.

Met Odessa in my past blog post.

William(image from Pinterest)

William is a knight of Valcendren.

Personality type: ESFP

He came to Valcendren at the age of 7 and became a page to Sir Dalton.

Sir Dalton (image from Pinterest)

Son of Colette

Lady Colette, mother of Sir William(image from Pinterest)

 He has been friends with Odessa from day one.
He has been loyal to Odessa and King Leon since forever.

He has a collie named Fox.

Fox, William's hunt dog(image from Pinterest)

Thanks for reading! 🙂 Any writing blog posts, I should write about. Tell me know. 🙂

 

WipJoy 10-13

Check out the others here: https://www.instagram.com/thatowlnerd/

This challenge is hosted by Bethany Simmeringmind

Day 10: A character friendship you love: Odessa and Obadiah It’s really an instant friendship since he saves her life. They have common things from their past.

Day 11: Has this WIP made you cry? I am not that type of person to cry but I have almost had my eyes watered. Either way, I am still rewriting the first draft so who knows. I might.

Day 12: 5 things you like in this WIP

  1. There is extended worldbuilding to do.
  2. New culture: Greek/Roman/Arabic
  3. *spoilers* I can’t say
  4. Setting: Desert
  5. New characters

Day 13: A magical moment in the story

What’s more magical than dragons. It’s snowing in the desert. Idk.

So I currently have bloggers’ block. So any ideas of what I should write tell me here or the comments of my Bloglovin’.

 

 

Essentials Every Girl Needs

So my blog is mainly about books but since there will be no book reviews for while. I decided to create a post all about the essentials every girl needs in her closet. So I am not like an expert.  This list is based on the research have done and my experience.

Essentials Every Girl needs:

  1. Solid color shirts or long sleeved (white, black, grey, brown, and white)
  2. Pair of jeans (skinny, jeggings, or whatever you prefer)
  3. A pair of jean shorts
  4. A pair of black slacks
  5. A pair of khaki pants
  6. A blazer
  7. A leather jacket
  8. Plaid shirts
  9. Least one Kimono (Black or floral)
  10. Solid cardigans (white, grey, black, brown, and white)
  11. A light jacket
  12. A hoodie
  13. A white blouse
  14. Tunics (any color)
  15. A sport bra
  16. Yoga pants
  17. Tank tops
  18. A swimsuit
  19. Flip flops
  20. At least a pair of each type of boots (ankle, combat, rain, cowgirl, and riding)
  21. A pair of flats (black preferably)
  22. A pair of heels (chunky, thin, or wedged)
  23. A pair of chacos
  24. A pair of sandals
  25.  A black dress
  26. A white dress
  27. A Striped dress
  28. A solid color maxi dress
  29. A floral dress
  30. Solid color sweaters (white, brown, grey, and black)
  31. A pair of overalls
  32. A pair of converse
  33. Running shoes
  34. Hats (baseball, fedora, cowgirl, beanie, etc)
  35. Scarves (thin and thick)
  36. A pair of gloves
  37. A belt
  38. A pair of sunglasses
  39. A pearl necklace
  40. A shoelace choker
  41. A silver or golden chain with a pendant
  42. Several pairs of earrings of your choice
  43. Several pairs of t-shirts of your choice
  44. Handbands, Hair ties, bobby pins
  45. Some basic makeup (mascara, lipgloss, and eyeshadow)

Did I miss something? Tell me in the comments below.  Once I get at least 50 followers, I will do a special post just for you guys. So like, follow, and share.

 

Goals of January

This year will be different. Different meaning I will challenge myself. I will see how that goes since I enjoy staying in my comfort zone.  Right now I am like this:

This is going to be an interesting year.

  1. I am known to wear my hair up in a ponytail. Its just easier. There is no hair in my way.  I am going to try to attempt putting it down since in a couple of months I am going to be cut it off.
  2. Try to read at least ten books. I have a checklist of what I need to read this month. So hopefully that will be a success.
  3. I am going to start taking pictures. I got a Canon Powershot for Christmas. So I have a greater reason to take pictures. Hopefully I will make blog post series about my photography journey each month.
  4. Start Reading the Bible more. I am gulity of not reading the Bible daily. So I going to start reading the first book of the bible, Genesis. While I read, I am going to start bible journaling as well.
  5. I am currently rewriting my story, A Prisoner of Scales. Hopefully by the end of the month, get a quarter of it done.

What are you guys’ plans for this month? Are challenging yourself? Tell me in the comments below.

 

Hopefully by the end of the month, I should be looking like this:

Loki

The beginning of many months. Let’s do this.

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Favorite Books

Currently, I have sixteen favorite books and counting. Sixteen books out of the two hundred and fourty two I have read.  Why is this? I have no idea. There were some books I thought were going to be favorite.  But reality sets in and expectations of a good book disappears.  Let us begin this discussion of my favorite books.

There is no order of which I like best. All of them have their unique reason why.

  1. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare: The main reason why is the story I believe is inspired by the Salem witch trials. This period of time is one my favorite times to read.
  2. The Door by Lorilyn Roberts: This story is amazing. A crossover of Alice in Wonderland and the time when Jesus was on earth. Great idea ever.
  3. Persuasion by Jane Austen: People ask why this book. Why not Pride and Prejudice? Or Emma?  The fact she is able to get a second chance at love. Come on. You don’t meet a girl like that every dynasty. (Referring to Mulan, Disney lovers) Yes, she didn’t marry him at first when he was poor. But she does, when he is rich. What a second, could Wuthering Heights be a new favorite? Must read it.
  4. The Odyssey by Homer I read this in high school and this opened by reading range to the max. I read Percy Jackson series because of this book and the class took of it. The Greeks, oh how I love the Greeks. Boo Romans.
  5. St. Bartholomew’s Eve: A Tale of the Huguenot Wars by G.A Henty: I actually enjoy reading the history of the Huguenots’ persecution.
  6. Kristen’s War by Peter Wisan. A retelling of Pilgrim’s Progress with a twist of the Marines.
  7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling. I would love to tell why but that would be spoilers.
  8. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  9. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  10. The Voyage of Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
  11. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  12. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  13. Bleak House by Charles Dickens
  14. The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander. I mainly read this because of the Disney Adaptation of it.
  15. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  16. Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien

What are you guys’ favorite? Comment below.

Day one: Intro

So I decided to start a blog series from an Instagram Post from Simmeringmind.

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Most of them I will do on my blog and others on my  Instagram.

Here is the main character of a trilogy I hope to publish someday.  I am currently working on the second book. Hopefully soon I will publish the first book.

Odessa of Valcendren

Crown of scales(image from Pinterest)

She is the daughter to Eira and Leon.

Her personality trait is ESFJ.

She is the heir to the throne of Valcendren.

She begins to develop aniexty from the conflict in the first book.

She has loyal and compassion to her people. She is willing to sacrifce herself for her people.

A Prisoner of Scales is the second book of the trilogy.

The summary of the second book is:

After returning back to Valcendren, Odessa believes everything will go back to normal. Instead fate brings her to a far away land where sacrifices are made. Love is tested to the extreme. Odessa must only hope for the better. If there is any left.

 

The story includes love, friendship, trust, adventure, and family.

See ya next time I blog. 🙂