Okay, it’s been a week and I’m overwhelmed. Not specifically by my blog, but by the 11 other projects I need to finish sometime between now and May 18th when I graduate.
Last night, my body finally gave out from my constant state of stress and told me it had enough. With a headache, some lovely stomach issues and a minor cryfest, my body told me it needs rest.
So something has to give. And since it can’t be school, it has to be my blog. I’m 31 days from graduating and then I’m done forever. So for 31 days, you’re only going to have 10% of my brain as opposed to the usual 50%.
I’m still doing daily vlogs every day until graduation is over, so watch me there. In fact, I’ll throw my last few days in this post so you can see what I’ve been up to. Basically, it’s me trying to soak up the last few days of college life without losing my mind to stress from school. It’s a pretty interesting combination.
I thought about giving up the vlogs to get more space in my schedule, but this is important to me. This is how I’m documenting my life at this very moment, and I can already feel how grateful I’m going to be to have these vlogs to look back on. Plus, I’m learning things about myself when doing these. I’m learning the things I do repeatedly when I’m on camera, how I feel about talking about the vlog to others and figuring out what aspects of my life belong to me and what belong to everyone else. It’s all really fascinating, and I like it. I’m doing this project for myself; you’re more than welcome to come along for the ride.
So here are vlogs from the last couple days. Enjoy them and you can even subscribe to my vlogging channel if you want to catch them every day.
Monday – Day 17 where I show you what I have in my kitchen cabinets and Jake gets new headphones.
Tuesday – Day 16 where I take you to class with me and we go to Target. And yes, I’m always that ADD at Target. Cute things. Everywhere.
Tuesday – Day 16’s bonus video where I show you everything I love to use for my makeup. I’ve been into buying really high-quality makeup for about 6 months now, and I share my favorites with you.
Also, I have a card for you. I’ve been exhausted of all cardmaking mojo since the retreat, but that’s probably a good thing since I don’t have much time to spare lately. So here’s one of my favorites I made at the retreat. :)
I had this cute Panda Marci colored in for a while – I spent a weekend a while ago teaching myself some copic coloring (just using random videos on youtube). At the retreat, Kathy (who I call my second Mom, because I love her and she’s amazing) set out all of my colored pieces on my desk while I was sleeping in one morning and made sure I made something with them while I was at the retreat. ;) This is what became of that.
I went over Marci’s coloring (sorry – I can’t find the colors I used anywhere – oops!) on the lines with my favorite Fine Sharpie Marker (Kathy, by the way, introduced me to these magical things). I also used a white gel pen to cover over any bleeding into the white areas and make them more consistent. Then I adhered the colored piece down onto some kraft cardstock cut from Spellbinders Labels Seventeen.
The “love” is this fantastic die from Simon Says Stamp, die cut about four times and then adhered on top of one another. Then I used some white enamel accents to make the sentiment nice and shiny. I love this look! The background is soft pool ink + this fizz background stamp from Impression Obsession on some light pool Hero Arts cardstock.
Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll see you over on the vlog or again here every once and a while with a card. You know I would love to be here every day, but that must wait until I graduate. Only one month left! You know how it goes. Love you all and thank you SO much for your constant words of encouragement. MWAH!