If you’re seeing this then . . . I’M RELAUNCHING!!! (
again) ( for the second time) ( except this time I’m relaunching after a 3 month break instead of before)
Welcome to . . . LOSING THE BUSYNESS!
As you may have noticed, I kinda . . . fell off the internet for a nice three months? Thanks to a combinations of college, moving out, and, well, college, I’ve had all my time sucked away into a vortex of . . . you guessed it, college.
But. I’ve missed this! And blogging’s been on my mind for most of the time . . . so what else would I do but come back! And I’m finally changing my domain to something that’s not utter gibberish!! What a concept!!!
Right now, my life is super busy, as you might expect from being in college full time, and I’ve told myself that I’m too busy to blog. However, I came across a quote by Brittany Burgunder that says,
It’s surprising how much free time and productivity you gain when you lose the busyness in your mind.
And I really like that! Instead of telling myself “oh I’m too busy I can’t blog,” I’m going to try to stop telling myself I’m too busy and just Do Things™.
Welcome to Losing the Busyness!
Despite what I’m saying about being busy, I’m still quite unsure how much time I’ll be able to dedicate to blogging, so I’ll try for blogposts every Tuesday at 12pm EST, but it might be a little more sporadic than that. I’ll also be posting book reviews whenever I have time to write them!
In honor of the relaunch, I’m doing the relaunch Q+A!
that I was going to do 3 months ago
1. Is there a book that changed your life?
Well, the Bible obviously. Aside from that? Not that I can think of; books in general have changed my life, but not one in particular.
2. What is something that people wouldn’t expect about you?
Hm. I’m not sure? I’m generally pretty open about everything, but I guess something my Internet People wouldn’t expect would be that I’m going to college to study science, which is quite different from most of my other friends!
3. What is your favorite thing about yourself?
I like how I generally don’t care a lot? Not as in, I’m unemphatic or anything like that, but I don’t really care how I don’t necessarily feel like I need to have an opinion about everything, especially about things such as politics or relationships, which has helped me here at college. I also like how willing I am to help other people: I love helping other people, and I’m happy to help people with whatever they need.
4. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
I care too much about what people think, which is really not a good trait, especially when I’m living in an environment where everyone’s worldview is very different from mine. I also really don’t like how I’m terrible at managing time, and is usually unmotivated enough to not do anything about it.
When was the time when everything changed in your relationship with God (like when did you really start getting serious about living as a Christian and what caused that?)
I don’t know of a specific time when “EVERYTHING CHANGED,” but I remember one specific day sophomore year, where God very visibly spoke to me, and I think that was the moment where I actually realized that God was real.
From Grace Anne:
1. What are you most looking forward to about college?
(lol well I’m in college now) I’d say the thing I was looking most forward to was having more independence to keep my own schedule, which sounds incredibly selfish, but being able to go out whenever I want, or do work whenever I want, or eat whenever I want was what I looked forward to, and has appreciated! And of course, going to classes at my dream school.
2. Favorite song?
Oh man, there’s so many! One of my top favorites is Light It Up by Keeley Elise. It’s such an important message and a happy song in general! I love it.
3. Dream job?
Honestly some sort of food retail? or like retail in general? Like I said, I love helping people, and while I’ve never actually worked a food retail job for long period (everyone who works food retail just started laughing at me), the couple of days I have, I’ve loved it!
4. What has been your favorite part of blogging?
Definitely the community! I’ve been able to talk to bloggers from all over the United States, and even all over the world, who have had similar interests to mine, which I’ve not been able to have in real life, and it’s been amazing!
1. Favorite dog breed?
Beagles!! They are so absolutely adorable! Runner ups are labs (especially golden labs), and terriers!
2. Favorite comfort food?
*pounds fists on table* MAC AND CHEESE! (I swear I’m not actually six three year olds in a trenchcoat)
3. Favorite time to read?
Weekends, preferably rainy ones. But anytime, because anytime to read is a treat now yikes.
4. Favorite color?
Shades of blue, or colors with blue! (so cool colors, haha!)
5. Favorite outfit?
A knitted sweater, jeans or leggins, and boots! It’s so basic, but I love it: it’s comfy,
6. Favorite college class?
So far? Geology100. (LOL I did just switch my blog name from Rock and Minerals hahaha oops)
7. Favorite book in the Bible?
I love Proverbs, and I also really love 1 Corinthians! 1 John is also one of my favorites.
1. Would you do it for the aesthetic?
A hundred times yes.
2. What is your favorite and least favorite thing about blogging?
The favorite I mentioned earlier: the community! And least favorite . . . the fact that it does kind of take up a lot of time. Writing posts, doing social media, interacting with other blogs, and building connections all take time throughout the week: it’s like a part-time job!
What is your favorite thing to blog about?
Definitely lifestyle! Too bad my life isn’t interesting enough to have a whole lifestyle blog for, haha!
Pineapple on pizza yay or nay?
1. How did you choose which colleges you wanted to apply to?
I’m literally the worst person to ask for this, because I applied to SO MANY. I had a list of schools I wanted to apply to, my mom had a list, and my dad had a list, and I applied to just all of them. Realistically, I chose some schools that I wanted to go to (the one I’m going to right now, my state school, has been my dream school for yeaRS), and applied to those, plus a few reach schools.
2. What’s your favorite quote from your favorite book?
Hmm. Like I said earlier, I don’t think I have a favorite book? But one of my favorites is “Life is worth living as long as there is a laugh in in,” in Anne of Green Gables!
3. Favorite type of rain? (drizzle, light, pouring, thunderstorm, etc.)
I’d have to say pouring rain, but not while it’s windy. That’s the absolute worst weather to walk in.
4. First social media platform?
Google Plus (hehe), but then after that, my blog (if that counts), Twitter, then Instagram!
5. What’s a language you always wanted to learn but didn’t have the time/discipline to?
German! And also Japanese or Korean. 🙂
6. Best Disney score/OST?? Broadway Musical?
Beauty and the Beast or Moana, for Disney. And for Broadway, definitely hamilton!
How did you decide your college major??
I talked a little about it here, but basically I want to help do research for childhood cancer, and that’s the reason I’m studying biochemistry here. I’m also really interested in sleep and how to optimize that, as well as how personality is developed, so that’s the reason I’m doing psych/neurobiology (haven’t decided which yet!)
That’s it! Thank you all for your questions! I’m super excited to be back to blogging again on my shiny new blog!!
I’ve been away for a while. What’s been going on with you? How has this school year been treating you? Are you in school, or are you out of school? What’s something new that’s happened in your life recently? What’s one language you’ve always wanted to learn!