Thoughtful Tuesday | Little Life Updates

Thoughtful Tuesday | Little Life Updates

Hello everyone! Ahh I’m so excited and happy to be back! How have all of you been? I’ve been absolutely fantastic. πŸ’–πŸ’š

It was so strange to be away from WordPress for two full weeks. Well, alright I take that back; I haven’t been responding to comments or commenting on others’ posts, but I have been stalking the Reader just a wee bit. πŸ˜‚ There were a few afternoons where I found myself bored (unnecessarily; I had plenty of things I could have been doing lol), and could not resist. However, it was pure torture to wait to comment until I was back to posting! So here I am, back to the blogging world today, about a week early. Why is that, you may ask?

There are two reasons: I was more than ready to be back to interacting with you guys, and I start 12th grade next week. I’ll have a lot to juggle with schooling and blogging if I were to start both in the same week!! So, upon my mom’s suggestion, I am back seven days early, which I’m very joyful about. I can’t wait to catch up with all of you! I’m also looking forward to some of the new subjects I’ll be studying for my senior year.

On that note, I must say that I can’t believe I only have two semesters left until I’m done homeschooling. 😱 That fact is SO exciting and kind of scary to me, too! Am I ready to adult yet?? lol I’ll turn eighteen next April!! Only time will tell, I suppose.

Back to my blogging break: I accomplished so many things!! It could not have gone more smoothly or beautifully. I’ll be sure to write more about that in detail in my monthly wrap-up post at the beginning of next month! To sum it up, I got back into reading more books, which makes me incredibly happy because I love reading, but it’s hard for me to make time for it nowadays. I decided on what changes I want to make in my typical blogging schedule; things are going to be more laid-back than they have been for the past few months. πŸ™‚ I started cooking more; I’ve made a few new lunch dishes for me and my brother, and they turned out so well! I’ve been exercising more and doing yoga, which has been wonderful; I love getting fit and knowing that I’m making the right choices health-wise! I feel rejuvenated and 100% recharged, just like I hoped I would. I’m happy to be back to blogging, and I’m a much happier person in real life, too. ❀

When it comes to blogging, my motto at the moment is to blog comfortably – I’ve been pressing myself for blogging inspiration for too long! I’ll be posting when I’m inspired to and only then, writing standalone posts as they come to me and adding to series as I feel like it. Haha, that probably sounds like what I already was or should have been doing, but it isn’t. From now on, that will change.

Some of you may be wondering how my Mayan story is coming along, and I will say that it’s a nice work-in-progress. I have one book to finish reading on ancient Mayan history, then I’ll set out to write some scene ideas I have down. Because I write in short bursts of inspiration, it takes me longer to formulate stories than I’d like, but such is life. I am planning to share what I come up with here on my blog!

In the next week or two, I’ll be catching up on all the posts I’ve missed, responding to comments, and also finding new blogs to follow! That’s something I’ve missed doing these past couple of months; I didn’t have much time to reach out to new bloggers. That will change starting now. I’m really looking forward to meeting new blogging friends! 😊

My summer is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t make me sad in the least. I had a great time on my break, and the weeks before that were enjoyable, too.

I’d love to chat with you in the comments!!

What have YOU been up to lately?

I hope that you are all having a blessed week so far!

60 thoughts on “Thoughtful Tuesday | Little Life Updates

  1. Good luck for your senior year. I am a bit antsy too because school is approaching and I am not ready yet.πŸ˜…πŸ˜πŸ˜. I’ll be 3rd year college this year and I am sure my schedule would be hectic so maybe I wouldn’t have time for wordpress and that thought really makes me sad.😒

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    1. Thank you so much! Ah best of luck on your third year of college! I’m in the same place; I don’t know how much time I’ll have for blogging once I start school next week. We’ll have to see πŸ™‚ Thanks for coming by!

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  2. That’s great that you had a nice break. Blogging comfortably is basically what I do. There will be weeks when I post almost every day and weeks when I don’t post at all.
    What I have been up to is raising a puppy, being obsessed with harpsichords, (I don’t know why,) and trying (and failing) to get back into practicing piano every day. I also passed the yearly test so yeah, I still get to be homeschooled. πŸ˜‰ It was a nightmare though, I hate tests. But I passed.

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  3. Hey Maggie !! It’s so exciting to see you back before a week!!!! ❀️ I’m really waiting for your story. Btw I have posted just one post while you were gone! So I didn’t send you a link! (Sorry!!). But now that you’re back I’m sure you’ll read all my postsπŸ˜˜πŸ˜€

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  4. I’m so glad that you had a nice break; I can probably speak for everyone when I say we are so happy that you are back! And you nailed it with your blog motto, that’s definitely something I should look more into! Yay for starting your senior year…are you excited?!?!

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    1. Ah thank you so much, Brittney! xxx You’re so sweet! Yes I am definitely excited. xx All the subjects I’m taking look pretty interesting, even the math, which is new for me hahah!

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  5. Ya!!, what a pleasant surprise, a post from Maggie!! πŸ™‚ Last 2 semesters at school, how exciting. It’s the end to one chapter but beginning of another! It’s great you’ve been relaxing, and getting your blog thoughts in order lol. It shouldn’t be a chore, and your so good at it, it should be a joy. That’s great about the yoga, its one of my favourites, along with pilates. I’m curious about the meals you’ve been making, can’t wait for a post about that, along with a post with the story you’ve been working on. Burst of writing or in long periods, I know it will be great. So happy you enjoyed your break but that you are back, I missed you!!

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    1. Very true, Margaret! I feel like my life has taken a big shift lately. I am so ready for this new chapter. Blogging is definitely a joy, so I’m glad to be back to enjoying it again. πŸ™‚ Thanks Margaret! ❀

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    1. Hehe I’m very glad that I’m back too!! Ahh I missed you as well, Pamela. ❀ Thank you! I have something to share next week that will give some insight on that. πŸ˜€

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  6. It’s great to have you back Maggie!! It sounds like you’ve had a great break! Sometimes stepping away is just the thing you need to get inspired again! Blog the best way it works for you!
    And wow, you’re nearly done with school! Haha, you don’t turn an adult suddenly when you’re 18. It’s a work in progress for like the next 10 years πŸ˜‚

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  7. Welcome back! As someone who just graduated her senior year of homeschool, let me wish you good luck and even when that senioritis hits (and trust me it hits HARD), don’t forget to enjoy all the little things about high school and savor it all, cause it goes by quick!

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  8. I think it’s crazy that we have both started our current blogs around the same time and we both needed a break from it at similar times as well!! Crazy! Side note: I LOVE YOUR SIGNATURE!! The color and the font are both PERFECT ❀ ❀ ❀

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  9. I missed your posts! So happy to see you back on. I was like, “It isn’t August, yet.” I think your mom had a great suggestion! Also, my computer froze on me, so while I was trying to like the post, I accidentally hit unfollow. I am a faithful follower : ) . So glad you have been able to accomplish so much!

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    1. Aw thanks, girl! Haha yeah I’m glad she encouraged me to come back early!! I’ve had a chance to enjoy blogging for a week before starting my senior year this Monday. πŸ™‚ haha oh no worries! Thanks for letting me know. I’ve done that before; the follow button is too easy to hit lol!! Thank you, so am I!

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      1. πŸ™‚

        LOL! I do too, if there isn’t too much to declutter. Then I feel overwhelmed and want to give up before I start. πŸ˜… So far though, so good! Now I’m trying to figure out how to arrange the things on my desk, and things on the shelves in our arts and crafts room. πŸ˜€

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  10. Hey Maggie!
    A blogger I know ( Lydia Howe ) is about to publish her book ” Where Dandelions Grow” and needs help with reviews! She is giving out free e copies right now to anyone interested. All you have to do is post the review on your blog. ^_^ I thought that I’d let you know in case you’re interest. 😊

    If you do sign up, it will ask who referred it to you ( Maddy Crone )

    Have a great day!

    The sign up sheet :

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKbYduG5Ts4nZx99d3y5h6dP86NlWQ2wWriWgZ4kfuwXZW9g/viewform

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