Weekly Life Updates

Update: 1/9/17 – 1/15/17.

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This had to of been the longest week ever, and I have absolutely no reason why it felt that way.

Despite a little hiccups this week, the outcome of it was really positive and really set the mood for the rest of the month. I want to do these updates about me on a weekly basis by ending my week on a positive note, even if the majority of the week wasn’t. But that’s for future reference; this week was actually a good one!

  • Obviously, my birthday was this week! My birthday was a quiet one this year because it was too cold to go outside and it was on a Monday. Instead of wasting it by shamelessly refreshing my social media accounts for the “HBD” posts, I decided to be positive about it and make this blog my main focus of that day. Because of that, my birthday turned out to be one of the most positive ones I had.
  • TNTH was launched! A little fun fact about this: this blog was very last minute. I didn’t plan anything ahead of time, and this wasn’t something I wanted to do for a long time. I simply started the blog out of fearlessness; I wanted to do something different and instead of letting my anxiety tell me to not do it, I did it because I wanted to do. I’m glad that I did, because creating TNTH has allowed me to share who I am creatively through my own expressive writing. Grad school (especially my MA program) is very more academic-driven and lacks the importance of expressive writing, and my first semester taught me that I wasn’t gonna have time to do anything else but academic writing. I am learning to balance both of them out, and I hope that I can continue doing so when the semester starts. Finally, thank you guys so much who checked out the blog and who keep coming back to check out new posts. I am not only doing this for me, but for you guys too! I hope that we can build a community of readers on here one day.
  • I got my nose pierced. Speaking of fearlessness, I went to get my nose pierced one morning this week and I’m so happy that again, my anxiety didn’t get the best of me. I guess this week had this theme of testing out fearlessness, because I keep doing things spontaneously and I hope that I stick with it for the rest of the year.
  • I spent the weekend with Obie. For those of you who may not know Obie, then I guess you really don’t know who the hell I am. I’ve spent my birthday with him for the last 5 years, and although I didn’t get to spend Monday with him, we did a belated birthday celebration Friday night into Saturday. When I tell you that this man can cook… you wish your favorite could. Totally kidding, but it’s one of his many perks that I like about him. He made dinner for us last night, had a couple of drinks and just relaxed. That’s one of my many perks: you don’t need money to razzle dazzle me. Just feed me, obviously.

What’s to come: This next week will probably be a carbon copy of this past week, minus the celebrations and such. Classes start up in two weeks, so this week will probably consist of me pre-planning TNTH posts for the upcoming weeks and brainstorm more ideas. Of course, I’ll probably see Obie during the weekend. I know he’s putting on a talent show on Friday in Harlem. Next Sunday, my family and I will be celebrating “Christmas in January” as I like to call it (More on that during next weekend’s update).

Here’s to a new week, and here’s to making it positive and productive!

-Liz (:

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