Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Happy February!


Hello there, February. Long time no see. How on earth did you get here so quickly? One minute everyone is hanging up Christmas lights, the next we're crying as we take them down and try to organize our lives for the new year, and now we're being assaulted with high-priced chocolate and greeting cards the second we enter a store?? How rude of you to rush all of this on us. Could you please slow down a bit?

In case you can't tell, as usual, I'm having my monthly "time is passing so quickly that I'm going to lose my mind" freakout. It's fine, it's fine, ignore the ranting blonde. Nothing to see here.

January was a strange month in the fact that it passed so slowly, yet so quickly at the same time. You know what I mean? Like, Christmas seems like it was years ago, but it also doesn't seem like it should be February yet. I don't know, I should stop rambling.

Life in January was unbelievably crazy, but good. We had snow, which was beyond beautiful. I started my second semester of college classes, and they've been going well, aside from the fact that I got horrifically lost on the first day. Rehearsals have been piling up like nobody's business- I've spent about 50 hours rehearsing this month. It's overwhelming, but I honestly do love it. At the end of the day, the exhaustion is worth it, even though some days I really wish that I could just sleep, haha!

I'm both excited and terrified for February. Currently, it's stressing me out because we have a show in a few weeks, and the anxiety is SO real, but I'm also excited for Valentine's Day! I'm making cards like crazy, and it's fun- I can't wait to send them out.

I'm glad that February has some things to look forward to, because overall it's one of my least favorite months. It can be so cold and gray and monotonous. Thank goodness for theatre and half priced chocolate!

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D I S C O V E R I E S

-My friend Abi is releasing her NOVEL!! It's coming out on February 4th, and I could not be more excited!

-I've become obsessed with the song You Matter To Me from Waitress. It's so simple and so beautiful.

-My incredible friend and fairy squad mother Abbie has released another song, and you need to go listen to it NOW. She'll give you waffles. Or just eat them I mean who knows.

-The Legally Blonde soundtrack has truly become my life anthem. I want to be Elle Woods when I grow up.

-I've been hardcore obsessed with Mary Higgens Clark novels this month. They are SO good- they keep you on the edge of your seat. The plot twists are insane!

-Elissa's vlog was absolutely amazing and I loved it to pieces.

-Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that Ed Sheeran released two new songs this month, and I was basically crying tears of joy. Castle on the Hill is basically the most beautiful thing and if you haven't listened to it yet, please leave this post and go listen to it right now.

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R E S O L U T I O N S

-Survive our show. Enough said.

-Keep up with my reading challenge. I'm trying to read sixty books this year. I'm currently one behind, but I really want to catch up! If you want to keep up with my reading attempts, you can follow along on my Goodreads. 

-Take part in InCoWriMo. InCoWriMo stands for International Correspondence Writing Month, and to take part, all you have to do is write a letter a day. I might not mail all of them, but I definitely want to write lotsssssss of letters.

-Finally put together a blogging journal. I've been so stressed over getting it perfect that I never actually started. I need to change that for sure.

-Make it a priority to write more often, regardless of whether or not I feel like it's good. I just need to get the words out.

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B L O G G I N G

-We welcomed the month by talking about resolutions, and how to attempt to stick with them.

-Recapped life lately, and rambled about how beautiful snow is.

-I talked about 100 things I'd rather be holding than my phone.

-Obviously we had to flail over Abi's novel!

-Snail mail is the best ever, and we listed all of the reasons.

Also, Totally Graced hit 110 followers, and I was so excited, I almost screamed. You guys are the absolute best, and I cannot thank you enough for sticking around to listen to all of my crazy rambles. ♥

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A bit of a short recap this month, but honestly my brain is so frazzled that this is the most that I can get out while still remaining coherent. So now, instead of talking, I want to listen instead. Tell me about YOUR lives!!! What have you been up to? How was January? Excited for February and that half-priced chocolate? Any goals? Do you like Ed Sheeran's new music? What have you been reading? TELL ME ALL THE THINGS!!!

34 comments:

  1. AH!!!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR ABI'S NOVEL EEEP. And a blogging journal..... sounds cool. I made a page in my bullet journal for blog post ideas for the month and it's been helping xD

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    1. SAMEEEE!!! That's so cool that you put blog stuff in your bullet journal! I really need to do that blog journal...still haven't, ahahah. xD

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  2. AAAAHHHHH ED SHEERAN!!!!

    this month was crazy!! I too rather dislike February, but I'm actually pretty excited to see what it holds this year x)

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    1. *flails for a year*

      Same! I hope your February is wonderful, Abby! :)

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  3. CONGRATS ON 110 FOLLOWERS! YOU ARE FANTASTIC!

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    1. :''') THANK YOU YOU ARE EVEN MORE FANTASTIC <3

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  4. I totally get what you're saying about Christmas being like a year ago, but January felt super fast. February definitely crawled up to me fast. ;P
    Great post. And congrats on 110!!

    Ellie
    www.uniquelyyou1.blogspot.com

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    1. Everything goes so quickly, doesn't it?

      Thank you!! XD

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  5. Love it! I freak out about time, too; don't worry.

    Congratulations and good luck! :D <3

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  6. Good luck with your show!!! *throws anticipatory confetti at you* And awk, I think January actually dragged so much for me.😂But it's also been unbearably hot for me, sooo that probably doesn't help the days to pass particularly fast right?!? And yES I love Ed Sheeran's new songs! And good luck with the journal! I've been making a huge attempt to journal more this year and it's...not going well. But it is going a bit so that counts right?!?😂

    I hope you have a nice February!

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    1. *dances in the confetti* Why thank you!!!

      Ooh, I always forget that January is summer in Australia. It was miserably cold here- I'd be happy to trade you. XD

      They're the bestttttt! And thank you! I've really got to get back into journaling- I got horribly behind. Hey, every little bit counts!

      I hope your February has been wonderful, Cait!

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  7. A letter a day? That sounds like so much fun. I'm actually thinking about getting into writing letters. ;)

    Lovely post, dear. <3

    xx Mackenzie

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    1. You totally should! Thank you so much, love <3

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  8. YOU ARE SO SWEET OH MY GOODNESS :)
    happy February!

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  9. I've actually only listened to one Ed Sheeran song, know that's terrible! Also need to listen to Legally Blonde ughh! Yes! Goodreads challenge is so hard but keeps you on track. Last year I didn't even read 10 books! Crazy! Enjoyed your post!!!

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    1. Oh my goodness, you absolutely must go listen to some Ed Sheeran! Legally Blonde wouldn't hurt, either. ;)

      I've got to get on top of my Goodreads challenge! I'm four books behind right now- oops. Wow, you didn't read 10? You must have been slammed!!

      Thank you so much for reading, Morgan!!

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  10. FEBRUARY. FINALLY. January is always never-ending and I'm ready for weather that doesn't make getting out of bed for school harder than school itself

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    1. "I'm ready for weather that doesn't make getting out of bed for school harder than school itself" < A to the MEN. Ugh. I hate this weather.

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  11. I totally thought I commented on this post but I do not see my name in the comments so apparently I did not. #memoryofasnail #dosnailshavebadmemories...??? ahem, anyways.

    UGH I WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT WRITING LETTERS BUT I'VE ONLY WRITTEN ONE SO FAR AND I AM JUST A FAILURE. *sigh* xD I'm gonna hopefully write a bunch tomorrow because I really love this idea. :P

    I love Castle on the Hill! <3 I like the /sound/ of Shape of You... but... meh, the lyrics are not exactly worth talking about. :P

    GO ROCK THIS FEBRUARY, GIRL. <3

    katie grace
    a writer's faith

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    1. I DO THAT ALL THE TIME! It's so frustrating. XD I am Dory.

      YOU ARE NOT A FAILURE YOU ARE WONDERFUL *tackle hugs* I hope that your letter writing is going better!!!

      Castle on the Hill is gorgeoussssss. <3 And I feel you on Shape of You. I love the sound of it, but the lyrics...ugh.

      I HOPE YOU HAVE A FANTASTIC FEBRUARY, KATIE GRACE! <3

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  12. Absolutely love your blog Grace! I can't believe January went by so quickly! Loving February rn, also <3
    -www.goldenpupils.wixsite.com/sarahelizabeth

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah! That's so kind of you. <3 I hope you're having a wonderful month!

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  13. I'll have to check out some of those things you linked! I'm kind of behind in the online world at the moment. And it's been too long since I've commented here - I have enjoyed your posts this month though, especially the snail mail one. Snail mail is so good. Anyway, happy February, and all the best with everything you have planned for this month! :)

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    1. I've been behind too- I feel you, girl.

      Aw, thank you so much, Jessica! That means a lot. :) I hope that you're having a wonderful month!

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  14. Sounds like an eventful February. :D Well done for 110 followers!

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  15. Oh a blogging journal! Sounds fun. =)

    112th follower. =)

    Micaiah
    www.notebooksandnovels.com

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    1. Very fun!

      Aw, thank you so much, Micaiah!!!

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  16. I had no idea writing a letter each day this month was a thing! That is neat! I am shocked that it is February too! Now the tenth... four days away from valentines and it just seems kind of wild to me!

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