About a year ago I decided to donate blood for the first time. A lot of people were surprised that I had never done it before, especially since I’ve worked in the medical field before and I love helping people in general. But for some reason, I had just never gotten around to it. So… Read More I Had A Scary Reaction While Donating Blood At The Red Cross
What Led Me To The Gixo Fitness App? Years ago I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. It didn’t come as much of a shock to me, especially since I already had PCOS. At the time, my psychiatrist had just put me on Topamax to treat my bipolar disorder. But it also has the extra benefit of helping… Read More The Gixo Fitness App: Is It Worth It?
I recently decided I wanted to get more involved in volunteer work. I made an account on VolunteerMatch.org and found Crisis Text Line. Crisis Text Line is basically like a crisis/suicide phone hotline but instead of talking over the phone, people can text us. The founder of CTL, Nancy Lublin, came up with the idea… Read More My First Shift as a Crisis Counselor for Crisis Text Line
My boyfriend wanted me to draw a robin in the snow. He wanted it to be black and white except for the robin’s chest. So I decided to film myself drawing it. I’ve never filmed myself drawing before and I think next time I need to place the camera higher. But overall I think the… Read More Quick Sketch Of An American Robin
I thought I’d look through my calendar and see how my year went. In 2017 I did some new things that I had never done before and overall it was a really great year. Blood Donation During April I donated blood for the first time. You would think that since I’ve worked in the medical field… Read More End Of Year Review 2017
So this year I decided to make some extra money by becoming a Bell Ringer for the Salvation Army. There are a lot of people that volunteer to do it, but you can also get paid minimum wage for doing it as well. It varies depending on the region you work in, but in my… Read More My Experience As A Salvation Army Bell Ringer
Check out my poorly done skull makeup. Not too bad considering I just used those face crayon things. 🙂 Next year I’m going to get some real face paint. If you liked this post you might also enjoy 5 Free Halloween Photoshop Brushes or The True Story of the Greenbrier Ghost.
There was a solar eclipse and my area wasn’t in the path of totality (which spanned across 14 states – Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia), but we got about 93% totality. This was the first solar eclipse to appear anywhere over the lower… Read More Solar Eclipse In Princeton, West Virginia, August 2017
Mind/Me: I’ve slept for 12 hours I should probably get up…and shower. Brain: Nah, I don’t wanna. I’m not going to give you the energy to get up. Oh, oh, you think you’re going to go anyway? That’s cool. When we get in there we’ll just zone out and you’ll not do half of your… Read More Bipolar Disorder Type II (Or My Scumbag Brain)
No one has ever accused me of being good at naming my art. So I’m just calling this “Surreal Lake”. My friend Adrian and I went to Glenwood Park (in Princeton, WV) a while back. He has a really good eye for photography and noticed the water behind this patch of grass had the reflection… Read More Surreal Lake