hello may, goodbye april! // april wrap up 🌻

(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 πŸ‘


goals

here are my april goals:

Drink more water & eat more healthy food πŸ’§πŸŽ – mmmm you could say that? i *kinda* tried
Read at least 5 books πŸ“š – *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 πŸ™Œ – uhhh *remembers the bad test score i got* whoops
Redesign blog πŸ’» – not yet ahaha i might post a blog update about this soon ^^

these are my may goals:

read at least 5 books πŸ“š

try to redesign (or at least start redesiging) blog πŸ’»

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!!! πŸ’– 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*

posts

March Wrap Up 🌼

Stories & Doodles – Part 2//Collab with Maggie

The Remarkable Blogger Tag!

*cough* well i didn’t post that much, did i? *cough cough*

ahah


well, that’s all for today!

see you next friday! *wavess*

May Wrap-Up! ~ Goodbye May, Hello June! ~

Hiiiiii, my dear readers!!!

Happy Pride month!!! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo,

it’s a new month, again! howwww-

So, without further ado, let’s start!


May Goals

Drink more water πŸ’§ – *intensive sweating* Uhm I- *sigh* okay, I admit it, I didn’t drink too much. :/ I will try to drink more, now!

Have less screen time πŸ“± – It was okay, but I’ll try harder this time!

Be more productive πŸ’ͺ – If being a blogger counts as productive, then totally!

Read 3-4 books πŸ“š – I’ve read 12 books this month! I’m pretty proud, since I didn’t expect so many!

Work hard at school 🧠 – Well, they didn’t throw me out of school, so I think I worked hard enough? πŸ˜‚

June Goals

Drink more water 🌊 yes i order you to drink a wave worth of water πŸ‘

Listen to more music! 🎢 (annnd more 1D music. Okay, Evin, I’ll do it for ya πŸ˜‰ )

Be productive 😜

Read πŸ“šπŸ‘€

Nice, Maya, you can’t think of any more goals so you’re just quickly switching to the next section before anyone notices. πŸ‘πŸ‘„πŸ‘ i lIkE yOuR lOgIc 🧠🧠🧠

πŸ“š Books πŸ“š

I read 12 books!!! I’m proud, since I was aiming for 3-4 books. πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

Β°β€’` B o o k s I r e a d `β€’Β°

The Castle of Tangled Magic

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Reread)

Secret Breakers: The Power of Three

I, Cosmo (you can check out my bad review on this here!)

Dork Diaries #1 (Reread)

The Extremely Embarrassing Life of Lottie Brooks (Bought this month)

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse (I could only find the audiobook version on amazon)

Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

The Boy at the Back of the Class (Reread)

🎢 Music 🎢

I recently got Spotify (you can check out my account here! I know, my profile doesn’t look too good πŸ˜‚) and I really like making playlists! I’ve discovered a lot more music, and I use my headphones at least once a day now. 😜

Here are the songs I’ve been listening to recently:

Yes I’ve been listening to my sad songs playlists more than my actual playlist I just like the songs-

πŸ“Ί Films/Series πŸ“Ί

I remember that I started rewatching Once Upon a Time on Netflix in May, but I didn’t watch too much. Sadly, Once Upon a Time isn’t on Netflix anymore, but it’s available on Disney+! I actually can’t remember watching anymore things, though. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ Maya why did you even add this in then- πŸ˜‚


GUYYYYSS I FINALLY FINISHED WRITING THIS POST IT TOOK ME 10 YEARS WOOOO HOOOOOO

*makes a mental note to write July’s wrap up post early*

Oh, I wanted to say that this month my class is going on a few day trip, and we can’t bring any devices in case they get lost, so I’ll be taking a week long break at one point. 😊

Until next Friday!

Small Joys Tag! πŸ˜‰πŸ’«

Hey, everybody! How are you today? I’m pretty good myself. 😊

Anyways, a few days ago, I got tagged by Akriti! Thank you for tagging me!

RULES:

  1. THANK THE PERSON WHO NOMINATED YOU.
  2. LIST 15 OF YOUR β€œSMALL JOYS”.
  3. NOMINATE AT LEAST 5 MORE BLOGGERS.

Alright then! Let’s start!


  • Writing a blog post!

  • Reading and reply to comments – you guys are the best! πŸ’–πŸ’«

  • Reading blog posts!

  • Chatting to my friends!

  • Reading! (I’m reading Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse right now, and it’s really good! 😍)

  • Cycling! It’s so much fun, with the wind in my face and I don’t feel like I need to peddle that hard to cycle quickly!

  • Drawing/doodling! I really love to doodle and draw! I’ve changed my drawing style, and I don’t really do digital art anymore, but I do do traditional art quite a lot now! Bahaha but it mostly looks like scribbles. πŸ˜‚

  • Doing anything Harry Potter related! (Ok, what more can I say? 😏)

  • Making something somewhat aesthetic and not completely failing! (Like this post! 😌)

  • Writing a story that’s good! πŸŒΌπŸ‘€

  • Talking to my parents! πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘§

  • Listening to music and cleaning my room! 🎢

  • Laughing at a joke or something funny! πŸ˜‚

  • Watching a film or a video on YouTube or a series that’s interesting and funny! πŸ’–

  • Smiling! 😊

Nominees:

Selina

Ananya

Gelina

D

Flora


Ok, guys! That’s it for today! I had a blast doing this tag, and it made me think about how fun, amazing and wholesome life is! πŸ’–

I’ll see you on Friday! (Yayyy 2+ posts this week! πŸ₯³)

I REALLY like this sign-off, don’t I? πŸ˜‚

Musical Stories! 🎢 (NEW SERIES)

Hello, lovely people!!! πŸ₯°πŸ‘‹

Let’s get dOwn tO bUsInESs!

(Credit to: Imgur)

Okay, basically, I’m doing a new series! 🀩

It’s called Musical Stories, and how it works is that I’m gonna get a song, then write a story (500-ish words) inspired by/about it!

Okay, I know. You guys are probably YELLING it at the screen.

You might know that… I uhm, I’m not too good at series. Looking at YOU, Harry Potter and the Homemade Disaster!

But don’t worry! I’ll try my best to do this! *cough… VERY reassuring, PottahWand, VERY reassuring πŸ™„*

I’m not sure how many parts there will be, I guess I’ll be either doing it till the end of time, or when I’ve had enough! πŸ˜‚

So I won’t surprise you and attack you with bad news, in case I give up, because I’m doing the first part (I’m not sure part is the right word… 🀣) today!

I was gonna do Blinding Lights, but then I realised that I… probably go on about it too much. πŸ˜‚ It’s an amazing song, okay?

So I thought to myself, hmm, which song could I do?

And then I realised.

*dRaMaTiC mUsIc*

I am LITERALLY in LOVE with High Hopes! It’s an amazing song, and Brendin Urie’s vocals are amazing! *cough cough… yeah, and you’ve only listened to what, 2 songs by Panic! At the Disco?* (Hehe… I don’t listen to music too much.)

Listen to it while reading! 🀩

Anyways, here’s the story!:

Pacing seemed to make the pressure worse; I sat down in a blue, relatively comfy chair. As I sat down, all of my worries, all of my nightmares that I had had in the past weeks, everything, came crashing down on me. Surely, they’d find someone better than me? No doubt I’d perform badly in the interview that would determine my future, the one that was about to start. Why would I try, when I knew, of course, I knew, that there was no hope?

Sighing, I took out my phone. Maybe texting my friends would help? β€˜Hey, at da interview right now! πŸ˜† How do u think I’ll do?’ I wrote, and sent to my friend Kiara. I hoped she’d boost my confidence. I reread my message. I sounded like I was confident, excited- the complete opposite of what I was actually thinking. A message pinged back. It read,

β€˜Hai! Good luck! 🀞 I know u can do it! πŸ’•β€™

My heart lifted; I could do it! I truly believed in myself now, and if anyone would ever push me down anymore, they would be taken aback at the speed I came back up again!

β€œMiss Hall?” called an old lady tottering to the waiting room, β€œIs there a Miss Hall?”

β€œI- oh, yeah, that’s me, Ms…?”

β€œCall me Minnie, dear,” The old woman told me, β€œnow follow me! You wouldn’t like to be late for your interview, would you now?” She added fondly.

β€œNo… I mean- yeah, no.” I laughed nervously.

β€œNerves? Don’t worry, it’s just a few demonstrations of your teaching skills, and some questions. Nothing to worry about.” She said soothingly.

We entered her office, and I saw a number of small ornaments placed cleverly everywhere. Eight on the shelf, a few on the windowsill, it seemed that no one could sit anywhere on the furniture, and I sat down instead on a wooden, but surprisingly somewhat comfortable chair.

β€œJust a few minutes, dear, don’t worry.” She smiled.

Minutes passed in awkward silence, and after what seemed like ages, an elderly man came into the room and asked for me.

                                                                .                    .                    .

β€œI GOT IT!” I yelled over the phone to my mum, β€œI’VE DONE IT!!! I’M A TEACHER NOW!”

β€œI’m so happy for you, honey!” she cried, β€œI really am! After all your hard work… I’m so proud of you!” she dissolved into tears.

β€œOkay, I’m coming home now, I love you!” I laughed, and hung up.

After getting off the bus and opening the door, I was blasted full in the face with my family and friends yelling β€˜SURPRISE!!!’ at me, kitted with food, party poppers and confetti.

β€œWhat- you guys planned this for me?! But you only found out a few hours ago! How- Minnie!” I had spotted the elderly woman, a twinkle in her eye.

β€œI thought you’d like a surprise party.” She said simply, and shrugged.

And… that’s a wrap, people! πŸ‘ You’re meant to say that when you’ve finished making a movie but whatever πŸ™„πŸ˜

I hope you liked it? πŸ˜… I literally lost a couple of hours of my life, though, πŸ˜‚ because I had originally planned to do Love Story, by Taylor Swift, and the start wasn’t bad, but I’m HORRIBLE at romance, so I didn’t actually know how to make all the “Romeo and Julliet” love story stuff. So I deleted it, and realised that I can do High Hopes, because… *drumroll, please* IT’S AMAZING!!!

One last thing- comment a song you’d like to be made into a story! 😊 I’ll try my best to do as many of them as I can!

See you soon, lovelies! πŸ’• Hey- that’s what I’ll call you! 😍