my obsessions didn’t become relevant until the second half of june, but that’s alright because i’m currently still obsessed with them. i was also kinda obsessed with donuts for about a week but now… not so much.
if you follow me on twitter, you’d know i was thinking about youtube-ing throughout the month. aaaaaaand i finally did it! i filmed a video, did some editing (which took FOREVER since i didn’t know what i was doing), and published it on the interwebs. before i began bookstagram or blogging (aka like over two years ago?), i wanted to start a youtube channel. but the act of talking to a camera and VIDEOing just felt so uncomfortable. but now that i often put myself in front of the camera for bookstagram (hah), it doesn’t feel as weird. (the talking part is still weird) i like the challenge, but let’s see how long this lasts…
my obsession with youtube started because of veganism. (i didn’t really go on YT thaaaaat much prior) i originally followed some vegan youtubers on instagram and finally decided to check out their channels. when i saw the “what i eat in a day” videos, i quickly became obsessed because FOOD OH MY GOSH THE FOOD. thanks to bonnyrebecca, i saw this TED talk and it completely changed my perspective on veganism; it had a particularly graphic section on animals in slaughterhouses and it made me feel really horrified. i’m scarred for life and i don’t think i’ll ever look at meat the same. (and that section of the video was like five minutes) although it was really uncomfortable to watch, i’m glad it changed my perspective on things.
june is the turning point of the year. we’re officially halfway through 2016, the weather is now hahhhhhhht, and I’M OLD(er) because it’s also my birthday month! the majority of my summer days are spent dancing and sleeping. i hardly have time to read or blog, but i don’t mind because i feel too tired to read or blog if i were to have the time.
my ballet studio’s summer program started in early june and i’ve been dancing from five to nine hours every day. it’s overwhelming but also satisfying. my sister visited for a week and got me custom donuts for my birthday, which was super exciting. (they didn’t taste as good as expected, but oh well) i also finished up the last of my exams which means i don’t need to worry about school for the time being. (YAS.) my family’s tesla also arrived and it’s actually SO GREAT. 10/10 would recommend. saving the enviro, one electric drive at a time~
read this month
- SECOND CHANCE SUMMER, by morgan matson – ★★★✩✩
- HEARTLESS, by marissa meyer – ★★★★✩
- DON’T JUDGE A GIRL BY HER COVER, by ally carter (reread) – ★★★★✩
the books i read this month were all good, but they weren’t super engaging. then again, i didn’t have that much time to read anyway so….. *shrug* i also reread/skimmed the first two gallagher girls books along with the third as i just got the new editions and the feelings of ~NOSTALGIA~ are so real. i can’t believe i forgot how great these are!
on the blog
foresights of july
so this is the part when i tell you I’M GOING ON A HIATUS. ish. i’ll try my best to blog but the chances are so slim, you shouldn’t even consider the possibility. the first two weeks of july will be filled with last-minute rehearsals and moments of stress, while the remaining two weeks will be in bulgaria dancing my legs off. wish me luck! you’ll probably still find me on ~social media~ and i miiiiight vlog.