Here I am, on a Thursday night, jazzed up on coffee because I’ll be fasting until the pre-sanctified Liturgy at noon tomorrow and I don’t want a caffeine headache. I have neglected this blog for many months, and I don’t feel bad about it. It’s not like I have readers.
I turned 18 last month, so that’s a thing. I’m going to college this fall. Strange to think that I’ve had this blog since I was 14. I’ve grown so much since I started it. I still work out, I’m still single, and I still dream of becoming a fantasy author.
I want to start writing on here more often, and I don’t necessarily need my posts to be political or mind-blowing or controversial. I want to write about things that make me happy. I might even work up the nerve to post poetry, though I’ve always avoided that in the past because I was paranoid about it being stolen.
So, since this is kind of (but not really because I won’t commit) an “I am back” post, I’m going to share some links that have impressed me lately or that I’ve really liked.
1. Darebee: Fitness on Your Terms. I discovered darebee a few weeks ago whilst searching for nerdy/geek-themed workouts. It’s really neat-o because there are countless programs and workouts to choose from for people on all different physical levels. Plus, they are infographics, so your pace and your music are completely up to you, unlike with workout videos. Don’t get me wrong; there are some great workout vids out there that I really enjoy (blogilates!!) but the bubbly pop music isn’t my favorite. Maybe I enjoy working out to Fall Out Boy or intense battle music. And darebee gives me that opportunity. AND they have story-driven workout programs, which is perfecting for motivating your friendly neighborhood indoorswoman to work up a sweat.
2. Personalized Shampoo & Conditioner. Now, I just found this today, and I don’t have the money for it anyway. But LOOK. You can take short hair quiz to determine everything you want from your hair care products to get your ideal formula. You can then choose a scent (or leave it unscented) and a color. You can even decide how much dye you want them to put in to change the shade of the goop! AND YOU CAN PUT YOUR NAME ON IT. I definitely want to try this someday when I have cash to spare.
3. Amon Sul podcast: This brings my Tolkienite heart much delight. There are hundreds of podcasts, blogs, vlogs, Facebook pages, and documentaries devoted to examining the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. There are even quite a few looking from an Orthodox perspective. But Amon Sul is new and I’m hooked. The first few episodes have made me cry, laugh, and look at certain story elements under a different light. So wholesome. And it provides fodder for more Tolkien conversation with my Tolkienite, Orthodox brothers and sisters at church. Recommend. (:
Overall, I’m doing well. I’ll post something else soon. Whoever’s reading this, I hope your well and living your best life.