Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Awesome Life Update!

So, I'm pretty sure I did that thing where I announced that I would be blogging here again and then disappeared again for a couple of months XD My apologies, but this time I really do intend to get back to posting, especially since I have a TON of ideas for posts I want to share with you :) Recently I realized that blogging, both here and on my secondary blog, is a type of self-care for me - it's fun, it's relaxing, and it sometimes even helps me work some things out in my head. Before I started dropping a bunch of posts on you guys, I thought it would be best to give you all a quick update on what's been going on in my life lately 💓
I'm an Auntie Again!!!
For those who follow me on Twitter or Instagram have probably already been spammed with baby pictures, but getting to meet my newest nephew is still probably one of the biggest updates in my life recently. Introducing Elliott Thomas Cruise. He was born on April 27th at 4:14 PM, weighing 8lbs 5oz and measuring in at 20" long. He is beyond adorable and positively perfect. I've made a pact with myself to visit my brother and sister-in-law, and of course both of my adorable nephews, every 3rd Sunday. I figure that way that we won't be bugging them too much, plus I'd be going with Kurt and it still gives him 2 Sundays in a row where we don't have to worry about running out anywhere. And hopefully if I come visit every 3 weeks, Charlie won't forget who I am XP

Charlie is SO EXCITED to be a big brother! When he first met Elliott he was a little wary (if you want to see a video of Charlie meeting his baby brother for the first time, it's on my Instagram for you to enjoy), but now all he wants to do is hold is little brother and shower him with kisses 💕 Just when I thought Charlie couldn't get any cuter... Also, slightly off-topic, Charlie is going to be turning 3 this summer! I can't believe it! Time just flies by...
Still on YouTube!
Yes, even though it has been quite the bumpy road, especially over the past 4 weeks, I am still making videos for YouTube. I am also now able to do live streams (only on YouTube, I can't get Twitch streams to work just yet), which I am very much looking forward to doing on a regular basis 😁 I still need to work on uploading videos on a regular basis as well as making an upload schedule for viewers and subscribers will know which videos will be uploaded on which days. I think the trick I need to focus on is to not put too much pressure on myself when it comes to my YouTube channel, because that always seems to be where I get too much in my own head and start to feel depressed and lose motivation to work and then I'm unable to work on any new videos. Even though I would like to support myself by making YouTube videos one day, I feel like if I start to have more fun with it, then the process of filming and editing will become a lot easier.

My Secondary Blog
I'm not entirely sure if I've ever mentioned this here on The Written Word(s) before, but sometime last year I launched a secondary blog. It's where I write a lot more personally and I focus a lot more on things like mental health and self-improvement, and it even doubles as an online journal of sorts. I plan on writing up a few new posts on there this week, so if you're interested in taking a look, check it out @ https://lostinsidespace.blog 

Those are probably the most important things that are going on right now, everything else is either the same as before or just plain boring XD As for updates that haven't yet happened yet, I'm thinking that I'd like to make a secondary YT channel where I share more vlogs for you guys in particular. For example, this month I plan on visiting Toronto to see the sakura/cherry blossoms in High Park, and I think vlogging the experience would be really fun :) 

I think that's all the news I have for right now. Like I mentioned above, I have some fun posts planned for the near future, so keep your eyes peeled for that. In the meantime, I promise to keep you posted!

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