Bringing in the New Year

Has anyone noticed my new blog layout? I worked hard on it, and eventually, Iʻm hoping to upgrade soon.

Some changes I have made this year already is more writing, more reading, and more tidying.

My writing hasn’t been shown on my blog as proof, but I have written every day. I bought the Q + A for Writers journal. Every day there is a new prompt to inspire creativity in my life and to help me start writing stories again. All inspiring writers should buy this! Its a daily journal with creative prompts to answer. My husband and I have also been completing a daily journal as well and we have been keeping up with it (I am very proud of him). Its called Our Q + A a Day and its a 3 year journal. As the years go by you can see how your answers change.

I’ve been trying to read and complete The 5 love Languages and it’s been a good read. I went to Barnes & Noble a couple of weeks ago with a friend and I left with books for a cousin and a book for myself. I picked up a book by Ellen Hopkins. When I complete it I may write a post about it. I’m sure it will spark a blog post and some sort of conversation.

Lastly, yes, I have started tidying! Yes, it’s because Marie Kondo’s show on Netflix. I keep saying to myself, “Does this bring me joy?” LOL. This weekend I fully plan on going through my closet and using her methods. My best friend moved into her own place with her boyfriend and there are donation bins for the needy at her condo. So I would like to donate some stuff (of course she will go through my pile first, haha).

I hope you are all doing wonderful things for yourself! Feel blessed and be happy.


Happy 2019!


Happy curl, happy girl

Signing off,

Curly Island Girl

Quick Life Update: Apartment Hunting, Writing a Novel (?), Job Search

Aloha all,

It’s been about 2 weeks since I last blogged… and I’ve been busy, but also relaxing. Most of the things that are on my mind right now are my husband, Jane the Virgin, apartment hunting, my Harry Potter game app, writing, and job searching.

As most of you know, if you’ve been following me for quite some time, I just got married in May! It’s been almost two months and we are about to move back to Hawaiʻi. However, we still haven’t secured an apartment yet… gasp. We have just applied for one, and we are really excited. I am hoping and praying that we do get it. It’s in the perfect place, near to stores, his work, and one of my family members also live in the same area (like 3 minutes away). I’ve never applied for an apartment, it gave me so much anxiety, because I’ve also never had to adult like this. It’s very eye-opening.

Along with relaxing and enjoying no work for now and no school anymore (woohoo), I’ve decided to write in my spare time. I am only used to writing short stories, so I didn’t give myself a limit. I’ll just keep writing until I feel like it’s finished. It started as an influence of my husband and I’s early part of our relationship, then it began to spin into a sci-fi/romance sort of genre. I have really felt encouraged watching Jane the Virgin, haha. She is so motivated and good at writing, and I know she’s one a character on a television show, but I feel inspired by her.

As for job hunting: that’s not going as well as I would like it to. It sounds like it’s going to be really hard for me to find a first job doing something that utilizes my B.A. in English. If that’s how it is, then that’s how it’ll be. I can be a barista at Starbucks for now, haha. I just need to get a job to provide more income for both my husband and I, and to also start paying off my school loans. I know we will be alright, but I worry a lot that I can’t do this. I have never worked a real job, blessings all around to my friends and, especially, my family for making it possible to focus solely on school. I keep looking on apps and online at potential jobs, re-working my resume, gathering and making a portfolio of all my published works, etc.

To those who have been following my journey as a blogger; I appreciate you, always!

Happy Curl, Happy Girl

Signing off,

Curly Island Girl