i was scrolling through my post idea list on my phone and then i found an ✨idea✨ wow i wonder what else is on that list? what did you say? more ideas? #shOoK
i’ll flick through my dictionary, find a random word, and write a short story inspired by it!
(please note i am bad at writing 🥲)
random word number 1: award – noun
Butterflies flutter in my stomach. My hands shake. Deep breaths, I tell myself, One performance and I’ll be finished. One small performance. That’s all.
I hear my name being called out. The butterflies swoop and my stomach churns. I walk, trembling, to the stage, clarinet in hand. I see the blaring bright lights. I squint and my eyes search for my older sister. She’s waving madly at me, a huge grin on her face.
The butterflies calm down. I take a deep breath. I focus on my clarinet, fingering the silver keys. My eyes skim the sheet music prepared for me. I take another deep breath. I begin to play. Music flows from my clarinet. I’m lost in the beauty of the music and forget about everything else.
~ a few weeks later ~
I read the letter in disbelief. I would’ve given myself 15th place. But here it is, in black and white: ‘We are pleased to inform you that you have received 3rd place in the Youth Arts Competition. Please read the information below to find where to receive your award.‘
random word number 2: bitter – adjective
“I hate you.”
“You’re just bitter because my prank was wayyy better than yours.” Harriet laughed.
He rolled his eyes and smiled. “No, I’m bitter because you’re annoying.”
“I’ll take that as a compliment.”
“But, seriously, don’t you think changing the autocorrect on my phone from ‘love’ to ‘hate’ was a bit too far? My mum was so confused!” he said, grinning.
She thought for a few seconds, before replying with, “No, but your’s was horrible. Saying you baked brownies? Brown ‘e’-s?! Why would you ever bake real brownies, anyway?
“Pfft, it was a great prank. Happy April Fool’s.”
so, uh, that had some… interesting results! (the last one wasn’t too long but i like it >:) also credits to my irl bestie she once told me she did that brown e prank ahahahah)
i may do this again in the future, this was really fun!
hello everyone, and welcome or welcome back to my blog! (:
happy pride month!!! 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈
so, SOMEHOW, june is already here. but, may was a good month, i read a lot, lol. 🙃
okay yeah that’s all i have to say ahah
that was a quick intro
read at least 5 books 📚 – yeah, i read 11! (:
try to redesign (or at least start redesiging) blog 💻 – i’ve changed my theme and the colour of my blog 😌 yayyy i did something (if you’re reading this on the reader, click here to see my new blog design!)
try your best at school 🏫 – *flashback to exams* i tried haha
and here are my june goals!
try to change your blog button and blog name (: 💻
books i read
✨ the sun is also a star by nicola yoon
✨ one by sarah crossan
✨ the weight of water by sarah crossan
✨ proud compiled by juno dawson
✨ you’ll be the death of me by karen mcmanus
✨ we are all made of molecules by susin nielsen
✨ talk to the hand by nicole dryburgh
✨ a good girl’s guide to murder by holly jackson
✨ not my problem by ciara smyth
✨ they both die at the end by adam silvera
✨ good girl, bad blood by holly jackson
all of these books were really fun to read, some made me cry and some made me laugh, and i really recommend all of them!
what i watched
i haven’t watched too much this month, i watched senior year on netflix (i haven’t finished it yet, though, ahah) and i watched a few episodes of friends (:
music i listened to
i mostly listened to sabrina carpenter (thumbs, skin and skinny dipping) and i also listened to maniac by conan gray and demons by imagine dragons. they’re all super good songs! ‘u’
okay, so all my exams are finished, so i PROMISE i’ll actually post. i love blogging but i’m just kinda figuring things out (:
firstly, like i said at the start, MY EXAMS HAVE FINISHED AGGHHHHHHHH
they weren’t anything really serious, but they were stressful and revision took FOREVER
secondly, i’ve just realised that i have 200 followers?! i have two- no, three questions: 1) HOW?, 2) WHEN? and 3) WHY?
this is crazy!!!!! thank you so, SO much! it really means a lot that you WILLINGLY (i repeat, WILLINGLY) follow my blog because you’re at least slightly interested in what i post. i mean, my posts are like, 95% cringiness! i bet future me is already cringing reading this! edit from future me: i am now
thank you for everything. 💕
why does this sound like i’m leaving 🤦♀️ (trust me, i’m not ahah)
(i nearly called this post ‘hello june, goodbye april’ whoops, one month forward, maya)
hiii everyone, i hope you’re having a fantastic day ❤
as you can see, i’m trying my best to be ✨ aesthetic ✨ so i’m not captializing anything, ahah. i hope it’s working, lol.
it’s the end of april soon, so i thought it would be a good idea to post my wrap up early, since it’s closer to the end of april than next week. (:
also, i might be active less and maybe post less for the next few months, because my end of year exams are coming up, so i have to start revising *criii* future me reading this: sorry, i meant a for the next few weeks xD
i have no way to segue from that so here’s the post haha 👐
here are my april goals:
Drink more water & eat more healthy food 💧🍎 – mmmm you could say that? i *kinda* tried Read at least 5 books 📚 – *counts books i read* i read 7, if you count all the graphic novels (: Balance school with blogging 🏫 – *cough* i’m writing this 3 days before i post this, and i’m no way near done, i don’t think i did well ahah Work hard at school 🙌 – uhhh *remembers the bad test score i got* whoops Redesign blog 💻 – not yet ahaha i might post a blog update about this soon ^^
these are my may goals:
read at least 5 books 📚
try to redesign (or at least start redesiging) blog 💻
try your best at school 🏫
books i read
drama, smile, sisters and guts by raina telgemeier – 4.5 stars – i read a lot of graphic novels by raina telgemeier this month! i just found them in the library and they were fun and quick to read (: i read each book in about a day, and i want to read more graphic novels now xD
a brief chapter in my impossible life by dana reindhardt – 5 stars – agghh, i loved this book!!! the ending was so sad, and i really reccommend it!
two can keep a secret by karen mcmanus – 4 stars – i nearly DNF-ed this, and it took a while before i got really into the story, but apart from that, this was a really good book!
the cousins by karen mcmanus – 5 stars – aggghh, this book was amazing!!! 💖 i did start to suspect who was behind everything near the end, but it was so good ifsgsbsjs
everything, everything by nicola yoon – 5 stars – AGGHHH THIS WAS SO GOOD IDHXHZIDBSJDHSJXV
what i watched
so, i started watching heartstopper on netflix (i also really want the books 😢) and it’s AMAZING AAHJHUHFILJCKFEJOVJFESJLEJF
*realises that’s pretty much everything i watched*
Answer the nine questions the person who nominated you has asked
Ask 9 nine questions for your nominees
Nominate 10 – 15 people
~ Something unique about me ~
I can speak Polish (-ish, my grammar’s okay, lol)
that’s the only thing i can think of haha
1. What’s something you memorized (for school or otherwise) a long time ago and still remember?
The times tables up to twelve? 😂
2. On a scale of one to ten, how much do you like potato chips?
11/10. No comment needed.
3. Have you ever scraped your knee?
Hundreds of times, probably 🤷♀️
4. What’s something you LOVED when you were younger but don’t care about now?
*10 minutes later*
*actually tries to think of something*
*can’t think of anything*
I’m sorry 🤦♀️
5. What is your opinion on vegetables?
Disgusting, but necessary. 🥲
6. If you could make it so that you could eat any one type of junk food without any negative effects on your health, which junk food would you pick?
Here are my points *ahem*:
There are lots of flavours
*cough* that’s it.
7. What’s a book that you didn’t think you’d like, but after reading it turned out to be really good?
Can I choose a book series? The Percy Jackson series. I didn’t exactly think it was bad, but at first I didn’t like it, and only like, last year i don’t keep track ahah I read it and realised it was… *tries to describe it* *fails*
8. Coffee or tea?
100% tea. It’s one of the best drinks everrrrrrrrrrrrrr 👐
9. Have you ever eaten marshmallows?
Yeah, and I don’t really know if I like them or not. 😂 In drinks, they’re great but alone they get too sweet 🙃
Questions for my nominees
What’s your favourite song?
If you could live anywhere (including different planets) where would you live?
Are you an optimist or pessimist?
Have you ever made a tag/award before, and do you want to do another one?
What’s your favourite book genre?
If you could play any instrument flawlessly, which one would you choose?
Do you like jigsaw puzzles? (That’s random haha)
What’s one of the worst books you’ve read?
What kind of food could you eat every day without getting tired of it?
Sorry for not posting on Friday, but I was working on this post (:
Today I’m joined with Maggie!!! A while back, we did a collab where she drew some doodles and I made profiles for them, and I drew something, and she wrote a story based on it!
We’re doing the same today, but with different drawings! 🙃
However, this time, the digital art I made and the story Maggie writes are the next part of the story she wrote in the last collab with me (that’s so confusing haha) and the story is on Maggie’s post, the doodle profiles are in this post (: (If you want to check out part 1 of this collab, it’s linked here.)
Also, one last note sorry im not sorry mwahaha Maggie gave me some inspiration for a few of the doodles (thank you!) I just didn’t want to take all of Maggie’s wonderful ideas and pretend they were my own (:
Without further ado, let’s start! yes, PLEASE, maya you’ve been rambling on for like half this post
Names: Anthony (left, baby yoda) and Lacy (right, also a baby yoda haha)
Ages: ??? (who knows lol)
Lacy recently moved to a village populated by baby yodas, and her neighbour, Anthony is helping her settle in. In this doodle, he’s gifting her a basket of goodies he baked for her (:
Name: Rosmer (which means seahorse hahah)
Rosmer spends his time playing hide and seek with starfish and fish friends. He also has a passion for music and when he’s not playing with his friends, he plays bass (mwahaha fish puns are the best).
Eleanor was walking home from school, when she stumbled upon some letters in her neighbour’s front yard. Being naturally curious and an aspiring detective, she took them home and is currently investigating them in secret. *tut tut* naughty Eleanor *shakes head*
And that’s it!
Thank you so much, Maggie, for doing a collab with me! It was a blast! 💫👌