Little Accomplishments – August 11th, 2017

Little Accomplishments – August 11th, 2017

What have you accomplished this week?

Welcome to this week’s Little Accomplishments!

Why hello there, everyone! My goodness, how in the world is it Friday again? πŸ˜‚ Does anyone have the answer? lol! πŸ’š Anyway I hope that you’re all doing well and are as excited as I am that the weekend has come back around for us to enjoy! πŸ˜€

I have been working on so many different things things recently. Those have mainly been music-, blog-, and organization-related, and as you all know I love those three things SO much, so life has been a blast!! After that bout of sickness my family and I went through, it has been a huge blessing to have an enjoyable week that was pretty much back to normal for us. Among the things I accomplished, I was able to do something I’ve never done before (it’s the second thing mentioned in the list below – check it out!), all of my 12th grade school subjects have been lots of fun and very educational (hush Maggie, your nerd is showing hahaha #homeschoolerforever), and … well, I’ll keep talking about how life has been for the rest of this post! I won’t continue to ramble on right here! πŸ˜‚πŸ’œ

Let’s celebrate all of life’s joys – no matter how small!

This past week, I…

  • completed Spanish 5 on Memrise. (YAS! I’m always excited when I finish another level of these awesome language learning courses. Although I must say, I’m also sad because I’m getting ever closer to the end of these lessons! [By the way, I shared a picture of Spanish 6 below because I’m excited about learning that next.])

  • learned to play a song on the piano. (Guys. This is my most favorite accomplishment ever!! ❀ I looked up the piano chords to Jordan Feliz’s How Long [which has been my favorite song for months now] and, with the chords that I found, I was able to teach myself to play the tune and sing along with it, too! When I’m a bit more confident, I’d love to share a video playing it for you guys! That would be so cool!!)

  • went through my phone. (That means that I cleared off apps I’m not using, transferred all photos and videos … everything that monthly phone maintenance entails!)
  • tidied my room. (This includes dusting and cleaning my desk, dusting the piano keyboard [it needed it], and straightening everything on my bookshelf!)

  • went through the books on my bookshelf. (Special thanks to the pretty way I’ve arranged my books, this was hard to do, haha! But as shown in the picture of my room somewhere above, I found a way to make everything still pretty, even with some of the books missing. x I’m donating some, and others I’m keeping elsewhere because they’re more like reference books [baby names, tree reference guide, etc.].)
  • finished reading King John. (I mentioned this on my reading list post earlier this week, and I must say that I really enjoyed it! It’s definitely Shakespeare’s most underrated play. If you like reading Shakespeare, I’d recommend giving King John a try!)

  • began reading The Merchant of Venice. (Eh, not as gripping to me as King John was, but I’ll still read it. The characters are pretty cool – and funny, too!)

Comment what YOU’VE done this week down below – last Saturday through today!

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57 thoughts on “Little Accomplishments – August 11th, 2017

  1. Great accomplishments! i love your bookshelf, looks like it’s filled with good books. πŸ˜€ I play the piano too, and this week, I finally got the hang of a new song. I also started blogging again, I find that in the summer, it’s kind of hard to blog, but now that it’s almost over, I’m excited to get back to blogging. πŸ™‚ Great post!

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    1. Thanks so much! Yeah I love having a collection of books on hand that I love reading πŸ˜ŠπŸ’š Aw that is so awesome! Great job. I’ve noticed that different bloggers took time off from posting this summer (including myself!). πŸ™‚ thanks again!

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      1. Yes, nothing compares to reading a good book! Good to know that I wasn’t the only one, haha! I’ll be posting a lot now that summer’s almost over. πŸ™‚ You’re welcome!


  2. Awesome post Maggie 😊. Am so proud of your accomplishments !! It’s a great inspiration to all. Loved the post so much !! 😊


      1. You are welcome 😊. Your blog is really awesome and inspiring. You have a great gift within you.Please continue blogging and inspire people around you 😊. And if you can please do visit my blog and let me know about it. It would be really helpful 😊. This is the link to my blog



  3. Those are awesome accomplishments! Is memrise an app? I usually use duolingo to practice languages but I would love to have more than one way to do so! And I really really like Merchant of Venice! I haven’t read King John, but Merchant of Venice is a good pick if you usually enjoy Shakespeares comedies. πŸ™‚

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  4. Fun post idea! This week has been mostly centered around the outreach event I’m holding at my house this evening… a craft night and Bible study for twenty little girls. There are so many details but it’s coming together!

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  5. Have you used Duolingo before, and if so, do you prefer Memrise over it? I am learning German and so far have only used Duolingo but I am open to other learning platforms!

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    1. Yes, I’ve learned a good bit on DuoLingo in the past, but I have enjoyed Memrise much more! I like the setup more, the classic review is more enjoyable, they have good sample sentences for real life situations (DuoLingo has a good number of silly ones πŸ˜†), and all of the best features come free! My brother tried the first lesson of their German course and it looked really good – I would give it a try!

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  6. Great job on all your accomplishments Maggie!
    I really love your room, well what I can see lol.
    It looks so warm and comfy to relax AND work inβ˜ΊοΈπŸ’›

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    1. Aww thank you, Lee! πŸ’– I should probably do a full room tour at some point. The problem is, it’s often clean and tidy in one area, then messy in the other! Yes I looove working in here, both on blog posts and for my schoolwork 😊

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      1. Same!! It just took me so long to find a yoga YouTuber I liked. Once I did, I really enjoy doing lessons! I’ve only stopped recently because I got sick and got out of the habit πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ŽπŸΌ

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  7. Ya! You learned and played a song on the piano :):) There are people who take lessons waaaaaay longer than you’ve been self teaching and still can’t play a song. I bet you are so excited, I am excited for you πŸ™‚ What a blessing your senior year classes are ones you are interested in, inner geek, no, explorer, adventurer ;):)

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  8. Congratulations on all you accomplished this week, Maggie! Finishing Spanish 5 and learning a song on the piano is awesome! I also tidied my room and cleaned out my closet. I ended up getting rid of 75% of the things I had in there so that I could fit a new vanity on one side! I’m excited to finally have a space to sit, relax, write and keep/do/play with my makeup! Thanks for sharing! Xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much, Brittney! Aw yes, I was so happy to get those things done. 😊 That sounds awesome! Great job on your closet. I wish I could have a little space set up like that! (My current closet is TINY πŸ˜‚) you’re welcome!

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  9. Sounds like you’ve had a really productive week and achieved lots!! I’ve finished the third book in the ally Carter ‘Gallagher Girls’ series this week and I’m about half way through the third one. I’ve also learnt some new songs on my flute and ukulele and mastered ‘human’ by rag n bone man and ‘castle on a hill’ by ed sheeran on the piano!! 😊 xx

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  10. Hey! I think it’s so cool how you’re teaching yourself another language and to play a new song. I sometimes learn songs on my keyboard, but I play it like I would a marimba.
    What subjects are you doing this year? Is there any reason why you are homeschooled?

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    1. Thanks Alexis! It’s a lot of work, but definitely worth it. πŸ˜€ That sounds cool! I’ve never tried that instrument. For school right now, I’m taking psychology, American government, physics, personal finance, and literature. 😊 yes! My mom wanted to homeschool me when I was little because she loved the experience of teaching me so much, and that’s just what we’ve always done, with my little siblings included. πŸ™‚

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  11. That’s a good set of subjects! That’s sweet how your mum wanted to keep teaching you, I’d imagine she would be pretty good at it by now!! I did think about homeschooling once, but I figured it would be detrimental to me rather than beneficial.
    I’ve recently submitted my provisional course for year 11 next year, it was pretty stressful! The teachers want us to do certain subjects, but I can only fit in so many! Hopefully next year I’ll do English Language 1/2, maths methods 1/2, chemistry 1/2, Chinese 1/2, biology 3/4 and health 3/4.
    I play the marimba in my music lessons at school, but not in my concert band. We have a player who can sight read really well, and he can grasp a piece of music really quickly. Whereas I take longer to understand a piece, especially if the rhythms are complicated (which they normally are as a percussionist). Items to play the timpani and the snare drum, but they are just as fun 😁

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    1. Yes! I’m actually loving all of them(: She has definitely learned much more about how to homeschool lol! ❀ aww I hope that year 11 goes well for you! sorry it was stressful. That's really cool about the marimba! I haven't done much sheet music reading yet; I'm just going by chords, as well as learning the major piano scales, but I'm going to start doing that soon. I have no idea if I'll grasp it easily; it will probably be a challenge for me!!


      1. I find sheet music easier to use as a percussionist, because I do a lot of work in bands and ensembles. The major scales are easier to learn on the piano because you can see the notes in front of you, much like percussion. I had to play all 12 scales for an audition last week, but I only know six off by heart. I could work out the scale as I was playing πŸ˜‚

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