Alexis Daniels

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Severe tornado warnings and pouring rain have lit up the charts over here in Oscoda. Streets within 15 minutes of the rain have flooded. Legit even driving a 6-inch-lifted diesel off-roading truck is hard to do through some streets, and that is CRAZY. This rain better end soon or I might lose my mind because I have stuff to take care of today and I can’t exactly get it done when rain is stinging my skin.

Plus, when the rain ends I can go mud-bogging, which is the best and most fun thing to do after it rains and you cannot convince me otherwise. Dang it that’s it I’ve decided I’m doing it later, yep.

Well, I better go get my chores done haha.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Day one of being back up north, and I have absolutely no clue when I’ll be back home. It sucks because I haven’t seen my brother in a while so maybe when I get back I’ll take him for ice cream and to the beach. He’d love that haha.

Aside from driving a ton and feeling like garbage, I’m doing pretty well. I’ve been off my phone pretty much, and really soaking in the farmland and rural vibe here. I come here so much I sometimes forget to enjoy myself and that I’m taking a little break from being stressed. It’s truly therapeutic and relaxing once I just take a step back and breathe.

I plan on taking full advantage of my little getaway.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Yet again, I’ve found myself in a car for four hours just to make it to Oscoda. It’s alright, I cant complain much, getting away even if i’m the same state is what many people wish they had right now. I’m hoping schoolwork won’t be too seemingly impossible for me while I’m up there.

Honestly I wish the car ride was shorter, because I get severely carsick but can’t sleep. So basically the entire car ride I’m just miserable and trying to relax.

The worst part of being up north though is the awful service and no wifi. Or maybe it’s the best part, hm.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Tgif, I need to finish all my work in math I’m behind like three assignments. Which if you’re someone who isn’t a try hard in school, that’s a very bad thing for me lol.

It’s so hot outside I’m considering going to the beach again, but maybe this time instead of the actual beach I’ll hike the trails and picnic, that sounds so fun. Or maybe I’ll ride my longboard through riverbends that’s also pretty fun. Hm, I’m so indecisive.

I think I’ll go hiking because I’ve been trying to keep up with walking at least three miles a day but the goal is 6. It sounds worse then it is honestly, it’s a bit tiring but mostly relaxing and enjoyable. Especially if I hike the trails at Stoney Creek where there’s lots of wildlife and scenery. Maybe I’ll go there, seriously I’m so undecided but who knows.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

This week flew by so fast! No joke I thought it was Tuesday, yikes. At least it’s warm and sunny outside, that’s something refreshing to wake up to. I started my day by peeling and eating a pomegranate, letting the dogs out, and getting the school tabs I need today open on my laptop. Pretty simple, get stuff done type of morning.

Hopefully, around one or two in the evening I will grill burgers with my friend and tan outside to relax for a bit. If I could finish all this homework I have that would be divine lol. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Well, the stay-at-home order has been lifted for the entire state of Michigan as of two days ago. It’s kind of crazy to think that after almost three months of being stuck at home and out of school, everyone can finally go out and live again. Even if the life they’ll have for a while will be different from before, it’s more free then it’s been.

It’s relieving to know this now, but also a bit stressful. After all, as of next week Monday, you can eat in restaurants again, swim in public pools, and even graduate outdoors. Starting tomorrow, customers can shop without any appointments or restrictions aside from being urged to still wear masks. Effective immediately, we can return to office jobs, gather in larger groups, drive-in theaters, house cleaning, and outdoor gym activities are permitted.

Hopefully, with this newer found freedom after being stuck at home will put more of the people at ease.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

It’s been so beautiful outside that I find myself slacking on schoolwork just to get outside. Aside from that though, I’ve had my head in the game and I’m taking care of my assignments as soon as possible.

Physically, I’m great. I don’t workout much anymore, but I walk or run three to five miles a day and eat balanced meals usually. The key to feeling good lately for me is to drink lots of water and just go out and enjoy the sunshine.

On top of that, I’ve come to the conclusion that the only way to stop stressing out is to be on the ball with what needs to get done. Slacking off just ruins a nice day and gives me a headache.

Monday, June 1, 2020

A new month arises with new problems to face. I feel so conflicted politically at the moment but I am certain of what I believe is right and wrong still, which is comforting.Plus, with the lock down being lifted and more stores opening maybe I can spend some more time buying crafts to do and feeling silks and fabrics to sew.

I’ve been trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel this year, and it’s worked relatively well aside from the basic day-to-day struggles of being a hormonal teenager. Wish me luck lol, goodnight.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Today was a rough day. My laptop broke, my printer broke, and I lost two homework files due that I did yesterday. It feels like the world is against me sometimes and the stress is so overwhelming. I’ve got this, I know I can handle it, it’s just the fact that school is almost over and I don’t have the time to make up for anything I miss out on.

Besides school, my family and friends life is alright. I’ve been keeping in contact with everyone well and really reconnecting with them, which is important to me. I’ve still been connecting with my hobbies as well and really finding myself again, so the stress of homework is less overwhelming when I can enjoy myself more.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Well, today wasn’t as bright and hot as the last few days. Maybe that’s a good thing; a humid and dim day to sleep in and try to get motivation to do anything. Just kidding, that’s terribly worsening the situation and I need to find some energy and drive like right now. I’m going to fall behind if I don’t get back on my feet soon, yikes.

Let’s think positive. I slept in today and woke up well-rested and exuberant. I made some breakfast for my little brother, who greeted me with a goofy little smile when he saw me. It rained and refreshed my mind to get some focus and do some classwork. So far so good, just have one class left to get done. Good thing tomorrow is a catch-up day, I’ll need it.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

I’m not so sure about today honestly. I have a ton of chores to do before my mom comes back home from her little getaway. It’ll take me a few hours at least, and I still have homework to focus on after that.

Aside from my home stresses, it’s beautiful outside and if I find time for myself I think I’m going to go swimming and tanning at my grandma’s house. That would be nice, especially because I miss the lady.

School is still stressing me out a lot but that’s my fault. Hopefully I can recover fast from my fall and get back on track before the school year ends. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Happy Belated Memorial Day! Yesterday was the most fun I have had in such a long time. I spent time with my close and extended family, and ate more then I’ve probably ever eaten.

I saw my cousins for the first time in so long. We went swimming, on a few walks, and are staying up late eating snacks and watching funny movies. I got to see my new baby sister again, and it seems like she gets cuter and more lively by the day and I can’t leave her alone because I love babies so much ahhh.

I also ate so much food in a span of about four hours. I ate a cheeseburger, corn, potato salad, sausage, pizza, pasta salad, meatballs, brownies, cookies, and s’mores. Mind you, I usually eat two smaller meals a day and a snack, and even that is a tad more then I actually eat. I was so full I literally had to roll out of the pool instead of using the ladder; so not healthy.

Today however, was still amazing. I had some cleaning I needed to do, and still a lot more to do tomorrow, but at least I got an extra day of the week with no homework. That makes it easier to invest my time in other aspects of my day. I’ve found that I have a hard time focusing during the day if I have schoolwork; so, maybe I’ll have to start waking up earlier or going to bed later. I’m not sure yet. It’s getting late, and I have other classes I need to finish up for the day, so goodnight all.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Well, I’m struggling in school again. There were some assignments I did wrong and now I’m not sure what needs to be done by when or how. All I know is that I need to make sure I have good grades before the school year ends. That’s my only goal at this point is to do my best and see how far it can take me.

Aside from that, my mom is on a road trip with her close friends right now, and will not be home for a few more days. That being said, I have a lot of chores, homework, and babysitting to do until she gets back. Hopefully it wont add much to my stress because I need to remain calm and composed.

As for the rest of my day, I plan on working out, re-dying my hair black because it’s faded, and doing some chores just to spiffen up the house. It’s not too nice outside though, so despite the fact that I need to weed the garden, I wont today.

I’m excited though! Tomorrow is supposed to be beautiful and warm out, and my grandma is opening her pool for the summer today. I’m going to go visit her tomorrow and swim and barbecue. It sounds like a blast I can’t wait, plus I miss her. Hopefully it wont be dark, humid and cloudy like it has been today.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Finally, a day where my alarm actually woke me up. Eleven in the morning, the sun was shining and it was beautiful out when I started my day.

Yep, I’m going to the beach today. It has been decided. I just packed a beach bag with some snacks waters and towels, and now I’m awaiting my ride. Oh and of course, my little brother must come with me, per usual.

I have some homework that still needs to get done, but I’ve already done more then half of it, and I would rather not waste away a gorgeous day like this.

I’m excited to finally get some color on my skin because I’ve been ghastly since winter haha. Till tomorrow, enjoy the weather!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Today was such a weird day. I woke up so late, and then got ready and went an hour away to a party just to be five minutes from arriving and turn around and head back home. Then, I got sick of being grounded and bought myself an IPhone 11 Pro.

Needless to say, my mom was anything but happy about me coming home with a brand new phone. To my own credit, I am on my own phone plan already so now she has no rights over my phone haha. She even believes so now that I entirely have paid for my service and device, so that’s a relief.

Later on, I remembered my homework for the day and did it because I need to keep up my grades. But now I’m exhausted and it’s bedtime for me. Sweet dreams all.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Me this morning was the actual definition of waking up on the wrong side of the bed. I woke up upside-down, with my face off of the bed entirely, and very grumpy. The first thing I did when I woke up was fix how I was positioned on my bed, and then went right back to sleep.

Later on when I woke up to start my day, it was around noon and the weather outside was crap. I cleaned up my house, did some laundry, ate breakfast, showered, and started my homework for today. Might I say that today, from start to finish, will be a long day.

My mom has been staying with family for a few days, and she’s finally coming back home today, so I still have a few small chores to do and some dinner to grill for her and my little brother. Hopefully I wont have to grill in the rain like the last time haha that was the worst.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Not much happened today, I had a migraine so I avoided much of any light, loud sounds, or screens. The homework wasn’t too bad today, thank goodness, and I finally ate pizza around dinner time.

So far I have been slowly but surely catching myself up and doing more up-to-date assignments faster. I’m not struggling nearly as bad as I was, and my stress has significantly decreased.

While in school I’m doing pretty well, exercise and eating habits wise I’m not doing so hot. I haven’t worked out in a few days and have been eating really junky foods. I wrote myself a simple outline/schedule type of thing for my day-to-day life to try and stay organized, timely, and healthy both in my mind and body. I”ll be starting it Wednesday of this week, after a productive day of chores and schoolwork tomorrow.

It’s late and I need a good head start for tomorrow, goodnight and wish me luck on my new goal.

Friday, May 15, 2020

I had a blast today, I was outside and driving around all day. I had my brother but I still managed to have a blast. I got ice cream for him and I, we played video games together, and we even jammed out to music and cleaned up the house together.

Him and I later on in the day watched a few scary movies, and stayed up late eating snacks and cuddled up on the couch. Even though that means I have homework to do late, I’m okay with it because it was so fun to spend time with him and be weird and dorky.

A late night shower, some karaoke sessions under the water, and an energy drink later, here I am. Typing up my blog, and doing my math homework. Wish me luck.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Well color me impressed, after all of the project work I have caught up on in a few of my classes, I feel almost at ease. It’s not perfect, but it’s enough to make me take a sigh of relief, and feel like I can lay down and sleep well for the first time in a while.

Aside from that, the overall vibe at my house has been chill and funny. I really loved the weather today, I just opened all of the windows in the house and listened to the rain. It was refreshing and calming, especially with all of my lights on in my room.

I honestly really needed today, with all of the stress I’e been under, etc. It was revitalizing and therapeutic, and I’m trying to make it last as long as possible. So, I’m going to go shower and relax some more, good night.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

I really need to catch up and then take a breather from school over the weekend. I’m feeling so frustrated, impatient, and overwhelmed and I really need good grades, but I need a break just as much.

I think I’m going to work my butt off for the rest of the week and then on the weekend I can rest and just focus on sleep and things I enjoy. Especially because everything just seems to weigh down on me more with time. Maybe I’ll paint or do something therapeutic to calm my nerves.

As for today, I’m going to do my homework, workout, and maybe go for a walk with the dog and my little brother and then shower. Maybe I’ll read a book later tonight before bed.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Today it was finally warm out and sunny again, and I couldn’t come inside for the life of me. I went for a walk, ate food at the park, and even did my homework outside in my backyard.

I didn’t have much homework today, so that was refreshing. I don’t understand things well when they’re expressed to me through text or visually rather then spoken to me. As a result of that I’ve fallen behind in some of my classes and misunderstood directions, so I have been over stressed and frustrated trying to keep up. It’s not the best feeling in the world, feeling dumb, I don’t know maybe I’m just being negative.

Other than that, I’ve rediscovered my love for fitness and health, so maybe that’ll help me destress more.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Yesterday, being Mother’s Day, was eventful to say the least. My mom made Titus and I slave our butts off for her. I made steak dinner, bought her presents, cleaned the house, and made her chocolate cake. Titus, a four-year-old boy, cleaned up all his toys and vacuumed. It’s crazy what you can get a toddler to do for some chocolate.

By the end of the day, I was exhausted and as soon as my head hit my pillow I was out. Then, I woke up at nine in the morning this morning, started up on my school work, and ate some Cheez-Its.

The Cheez-Its really hit the spot, and to balance out all the junk food consumption I drank a glass of lemon water. Now, I just need to try and get ahead on my school work. Have a nice day!

Friday, May 8, 2020

Unfortunately, we came back home from Oscoda today. We came late, which was a pain in my butt, because I had no internet but alot of homework I needed to get done. It’s okay though, I’ll catch up, I’m just glad to have had such a great last few days.

The drive home was a bit odd, because it snowed on and off four times, out of nowhere! The sun was even out and shining and it was in the forties outside today! So weird if you ask me.

Once I got home, I did my homework, showered and ate dinner. Which was tiring but the warm shower and hamburgers made up for it. I’m so exhausted though, because I woke up early this morning after having a restless night.

Hopefully soon I’ll be entirely done with all of my work and can catch up on some sleep to finish up any missing work tomorrow. I hope so, because I can’t have bad grades and right now I definitely don’t look like the sharpest tool in the shed. Yikes.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Today was amazing. I drove an old off-roading stickshift Jeep on trails for a few hours. It wasn’t too warm out today but I didn’t mind much, I’m just happy to be here. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with gratefulness and joy since I’ve been here, almost like I know I don’t deserve such a good time.

I’m also sad though, because we’re leaving tomorrow around 6 in the evening. Which seems too soon now that I’ve fallen in love with this place. Ice cream, trails, people, everything about this place feels like where I belong, and I wish I didn’t have to conclude my visit so soon.

I guess all good things must come to an end.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Today  I headed up north at 9 in the morning, and arrived at my destination in Oscoda, Michigan roughly around 1230 in the evening. It was an amazing car ride, with lots of good music on the radio and being surrounded by my favorite people. It was both a bonding experience and a sight seeing adventure, but once I had arrived I didn’t even know what I was in store for.

It was hot out today, the sun was shining bright and the wind blew slightly. On the old military base I am to stay at, there were massive planes when we arrived, and oh boy did I take pictures with them.

As we got deeper into the small community, there was a train and tracks, a cooler breeze, less sunlight, and the shimmer of light from the headlights highlighted a beautiful, small town. And now here I am, in this small town, with those I most appreciate, soaking in the moonlight with some ice cream and a blanket.

This will be a great trip.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

I decided to start the day off early today,  so I woke up around eight in the morning, stretched, and ate some breakfast and brushed my teeth. Now it’s crunch time, and I’m starting off with all of my homework for the rest of the week, because the further ahead I am in school, the better, with me going up north and all.

For breakfast I had watermelon and drank some fresh citrus water. Watermelon is low in calories and loaded with electrolytes, so it’s a great way to start a productive day. As for the citrus water, it has many benefits, but the reason I had it with my breakfast was because it aids with digestion for the rest of the day.

As far as I can tell, I will be kicking life in the butt today, and maybe this is the push I needed to continue on my exercising (mentally and physically) journey.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Today was a long day, but I was somewhat productive at least. I deep cleaned my room, moved my stuff around, and did some homework. It wasn’t too nice out so I only went out for a little while.

Unfortunately, I have fallen off exercise wise, and haven’t worked out in days. I really need to get my head back in the game and focus on improvement and self-care, especially since the going has been tough.

Tomorrow will be even longer, I have a long list of chores to do, two new projects I’m starting, and I’m packing to go up north. It’s okay though because I really need to step up my game and start making myself useful again. I guess since my mom stepped back up I felt as though I could step down, but feeling useless sucks. So, I think tomorrow will be a nice little spark of efficiency.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Today wasn’t so bad, I spent the day at my dads and met my new baby sister. Plus, they threw me a surprise party which was so cool and kind of them. After I ate the amazing cannoli cake and went through my presents, I went back home to my mom.

I don’t think I’m going to workout or anything today because I am just so full and tired. On top of that I actually have to put away all of my gifts and re-organize my room. So I guess it’ll be a late night tonight, but not too late I hope.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

I woke up early today, and I still feel 15. I also slacked yesterday and didn’t workout, so once I’m done with my homework I’m going to workout. I really was doing so well with keeping on my toes about exercise, but I let the banana bread get the best of me.

On Tuesday I did most of my homework for yesterday and today so I wouldn’t have much to do on my birthday. So, I should take advantage of being ahead and do some chores and workout. Or maybe I’ll take a nap, who knows at this point.

It’s almost the weekend, and I hope it’ll be nice out because I want to wear my new clothes and use my birthday presents to go and do something. I’m too impatient to be stuck at home watching the weather and it not be summer yet. Hopefully, better weather and opportunities are ahead.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Happy birthday to me indeed! I made and ate the most delicious homemade banana bread I’ve ever had, and on top of that I went and got tropical smoothie, my favorite. I’ve gotten some presents this year, which is awesome and really appreciated, especially the ones I have received from friends.

Besides that, I have been slacking with working out, because I have been lacking the motivation to be healthy. I think I’m going to try and workout today though because of all the junk food I ate.

The weather today wasn’t too nice, actually it was dreary and rainy, but I can’t complain because at least it wasn’t snowing. Plus, the rain stopped half-way through the day, which allowed me to go out for a bit.

I guess the end to my day today will just consist of exercise, a nice shower, and FaceTime with some of my friends.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

I woke up this morning thinking it was my birthday, which was pretty funny honestly. I’ve received two of my packages so far out of the five, and I’m going to wait until tomorrow to open them. Sort of like my birthday presents to myself.

It’s very beautiful out today, so of course I went for a walk and tanned for a couple hours while doing my math homework. Being home has really got me in the hang of multi-tasking and maintaining my focus. I’m actually really starting to like online school, especially now that my teachers have everything organized and set up properly.

I really feel like today and tomorrow will be great, and if not then I’ll just make them the best that they can be. Maybe my sweet 16 wont be so bad after all.

Monday, April 27, 2020

The start to a new week is what today feels like. I have less of the Monday blues and more of an energetic and productive attitude. It’s beautiful outside today, and I was outside tanning and playing with my dog and brother for a couple of hours. I will probably workout later on after I finish my schoolwork, because I’ve gotten really in habit with exercise.

So far I’ve finished two classes of work for today, and I’m happy to see that my teachers are getting the hang of organizing and posting notes, assignments, etc. Hopefully that will make understanding the material easier as well as turning it in. Especially because it’s such a relief for me, as I was having a hard time staying on task and pace with my teachers and classmates.

I’ll be 16 in just two days, and I don’t know whether to be excited or bummed out. I don’t really have any plans, nor can I make any, and it sucks. I’m hoping that despite the fact that quarantine was extended, that I will still have a decent birthday, or at least be able to celebrate after with my friends.

Friday, April 24, 2020

I ordered a bunch of clothes online today and, of course, got express shipping so that I could get them before my birthday. Some of  the packages are supposed to come in today, but the rest are coming throughout the week. Today my mom decided to take my phone despite the fact that she has done nothing since I’ve been out of school and I’ve done everything. By everything I mean all the chores, sometimes cooking, and watching my brother all the time so she can do whatever she wants, and I mean all of the time.

Honestly, she isn’t handling the break and social distancing well, especially because she isn’t receiving unemployment despite the fact that she’s a single parent of two children. I really do feel bad about the situation, and I love to help as much as I can, but she needs to stop sitting on her butt and feeling sorry for herself. She’s a strong woman and can handle a lot of stress, so I know that with my help as well that she is very capable of tackling this problem head-on.

I hope she can pick herself up from this place she’s at, because doing everything right now on top of balancing it with school work is so stressful for me. I have talked to her and things have been sorted out, so I’m really looking out for a change on the home-front.

Other then that, I have up-kept my exercises mentally and physically, to stay in a good mindset and to make myself feel good as well. So far, so good; however, now I am on the fence about trying out  yoga some days of the week, but I’m not so sure. Maybe I’ll order a mat for exercise in general, but I’m undecided.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Today I woke up early, did my homework, FaceTimed my friends, and then went for a jog. I couldn’t breathe because I’m so out of shape, so then I just came back home and worked out instead. Today I am actually in a good mood, and I even read a bit and ate an actually healthy snack which tasted really good surprisingly.

Even though I can’t really make real plans with friends, I still want to plan out my day today. I guess I am just feeling productive. I don’t know what I want to do later on, maybe I’ll just bake some cookies with my mom or something crafty with my brother because honestly today feels like a craft type of day. I hope I stay on my health grind and don’t smash all the cookies in the middle of the night, again.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

I had a few zoom classes today and honestly they’re not nearly as awkward as I initially thought they were. They’re really convenient to get your questions answered or to get help on an assignment. Other then that though, school work was very overwhelming today, especially since I’m trying to stay ahead just in case I mess up or sleep in a certain day.

Today isn’t too nice out, but it is just enough to where I wanna get out and do something. Maybe I’ll go for an adventure with my little brother. Or maybe I’ll go on a long drive by the water with him, I haven’t decided yet. I do know he wants to get out just as badly as I do, though.

Aside from that, today is break day as far as my exercises go, so I can rest up and be lazy all day if I want. I might just have to do that.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Eight more days; that’s it. Eight more days until I am 16, and what minute amount of excitement I or anyone had has completely dissipated. It makes me sad honestly, that it falls on a regular, quarantined Wednesday. Without seeing any family or friends, what even is a birthday? It’s just another day.

Aside from my dramatic teenage emotional struggles, I have been doing alright with exercising and trying to remain in a healthy balance while stuck home. The only thing is that my mom keeps baking to pass the time and it’s so difficult to steer clear of freshly baked cookies. I underestimated the will power I have.

I’ve not only been trying to remain balanced at home, but also with school. It is only the second day of this week, and I am already struggling to complete assignments on time and remain focused. A lot of my teachers are experimenting with what works for giving out assignments, notes, and lessons. Unfortunately for us students, that’s rough because we will have days with minimal homework, or some days with an overwhelming amount. I’m managing okay with it and I think the root of that is because I understand they’re just trying to figure the best way to do their job. It just stinks that it has to be at the cost of my entire day sometimes.

Maybe this online stuff will get figured out, and will end up being far more convenient then it now seems. It has potential and now I am just doing my part in the process.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Today wasn’t much of an eventful day. I’ve been sleeping all day and trying to keep up with my homework as best as I can despite the fact that I have a pounding migraine. I really miss school, and staying online and inside so much is becoming uncomfortable.

Aside from that, I am ahead with some of my classwork and chores, so today is a good day to relax and destress. Plus, I’m considering working out today because exercise helps get rid of my migraines. I think it’s because I exert myself physically in other ways, or maybe working out releases endorphins, I can’t remember.

Anyway my head hurts so I’m going to lay down again, wish me luck with the rest of my day.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Over the last few days I’ve been trying to fix my sleep schedule a bit, and so far its working. Today I woke up at nine in the morning and went to bed around one, so that’s a lot better then it was. Also, I’ve been up-keeping that promise to myself to stay productive and it has really improved my mood.

I’m still feeling down though, because I am a lady of many hobbies, and I rarely struggle to busy myself. Lately though, I’ve been bored out of my mind, running out of chores to do, pictures to paint, homework and music. I might try and pick up a new hobby but I’m not sure if that would be  waste of time or not because I already have so many hobbies I am dedicated to. I don’t know what to do maybe I’ll just try something new for fun until quarantine is over.

Aside from that today the plan is to workout, shower, make dinner, and then later tonight practice a new song on my piano. Possibly, if my mom will let me, I’ll also go for a walk with the dog and my brother but, we’ll see about that one.

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

I just woke up, and I can tell that today will definitely be one of my down days. I’m fatigued, bored, and lack motivation to do anything. I’ve decided instead of making myself workout today that I’ll just go for a jog or maybe take my dog for a walk.

The weather today might be a big role in how I’m feeling, because it’s cold out.

I really hope that the weather will be nice for my upcoming birthday, because I have less then two weeks until I am 16. I guess today I’m just going to make myself be a bit proactive for the best.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Today marks one month, or 31 days exactly, since school has been out. Honestly, that is mind-boggling to me because it feels like we’ve only been out for about two weeks. I’m still trying to upkeep my healthy new mindset and habits so I can stay sane while locked inside my house.

Aside from that, my best coping mechanism so far has been building legos with my brother, Titus. He’s super optimistic and hyper, and it seems to allow my mind a bit of freedom it needs every once in a while. So far, we’ve built a few airplanes, helicopters, cars, houses, and even a statue of Spongebob. It’s really been a lot of fun and I’m thankful to have someone a little less mature to be energetic with.

It’s funny how it took a month to finally figure out how to handle the situation and entertain myself though. But, I guess it’ll still come in handy because we have at least 15 days left of quarantine. It’s likely the date will be extended, so maybe I figured everything out at just the right time.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The days are starting to go by faster and I’ve finally gotten past the point of laziness. I’ve rediscovered old hobbies and passions, and gotten relatively creative with what I do if I’m feeling bored or useless.

Today, I worked out at home for a good hour and half and deep-cleaned my room and house. Then, I painted and learned a new song on piano. Honestly, if you’re productive instead of being lazy, this break isn’t so bad.

The only reason I’m really bummed out about break is because I’m quarantined for my sixteenth birthday and I was supposed to throw a party. It’s alright though because I still get to eat cannolis and they’re my favorite.

I’m hoping I can upkeep my positivity and productivity because I think they’re the best things I can do right now.

Monday, April 13, 2020

I woke up today at noon just to realize I have homework again because spring break is over. Then when I went to make cereal saw that we were out of milk, cereal, and even clean bowls. With this I then proceeded to clean, go to the store, clean some more, and then cook.

It’s a real pain in the butt that my mom has been so lazy because I have been doing literally, nor figuratively, everything around the house and on top of that now school work again.

Even better, I also have figured out that there will be a bad storm tonight so I plugged in and charged every device in the house.

I really just need a nap.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Today’s going to be a short day because I just woke up literally two hours ago. My sleep schedule has been getting worse; at first I was going to bed around four in the morning, and today I went to bed a little after seven in the morning. That might’ve been partially due to the fact that my step-mom just gave birth to my baby sister, and I couldn’t wait to see her.

Around five this morning Hazel Reign Daniels was born; a healthy baby girl. Everyone was scared and confused of how the baby would be born during this pandemic, but everything worked out in the end. My dad, the baby, and my step-mom will be discharged from the hospital in two days and will bring me home with them to settle in with the family.

I’m honestly really excited and don’t know what to expect, but I love babies so it’ll be fun.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Nothing new has come from today; it’s just as the rest of the break so far, bland and lonely. So, I did what any other bored teenager would do and charged my old Nintendo DSI, obviously.

It took so long to charge and I grew impatient waiting for it, but it was worth the wait. I still have all the best games downloaded on it, so I’ve been playing Mario Cart for about three hours now.

I heard some news that it is unlikely for us to go back to school this year, and I honestly don’t know whether to feel happy or sad about it. Maybe this will all blow over soon, or maybe it wont. All I know is that I’m going to keep trying to make the most of it.

Monday, March 3o, 2020

I woke up this morning, fell out of my bed, and then went to go make tea. Then, by the screams from my mother who had just awoken, I remembered what I did last night.

I snuck out of the house, bought hair dye at Walmart, and died my blonde hair pitch black while everyone was sleeping. Then, I spray tanned because I looked like Casper the friendly ghost, and went to bed.

So yeah, my mom is not too happy about it, because I also just recently pierced my nose. She said she understands though, because she knows I’m not the type of person who is able to stay home all the time or not socialize.

Basically, this break is going really well for me; I’m making impulsive decisions and sticking with them.

Friday, March 27, 2020

This is actually starting to feel like a break now. I’m started to realize how long we will really be out of school and it made me miss my friends a lot. So, I went to my favorite place to relax and enjoy my day.

I went to a creek in Riverbends Park and listened to all the animals and skipped stones. It was really beautiful out and I dipped my feet in the water a bit while I soaked in the ambiance. I walked a good four miles today, at least, and it really did brighten my day.

Later on my mom and I had a bonfire while my brother played with his toys. I got in some family time and then went inside to eat a Hot Pocket and FaceTime some of my close friends.

Once I got my social fill for the day, I plugged in my laptop and did some of my school work.

Even though this break can be boring or saddening, I really think I’m finding the little good things that help change my mood for the better.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The chores weren’t as bad as I expected because I finished them pretty fast. On top of that, today was even nicer out then yesterday and I went for a long walk with my little brother.

It was relieving how today turned out because I was really stressed out yesterday and needed to relax. The walk was super therapeutic and I really missed spending time with my brother. Towards the end of our walk it started to rain though, so I had to run a few blocks carrying him like a football.

Once we got home, we ate the rest of the ice cream I found in the freezer and watched YouTube videos. He fell asleep so I took  nap with him and woke up like 20 minutes ago to do my homework.

Can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store for me.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Today is my least favorite day so far. It was beautiful outside but apparently everything else decided to be a pain in the butt.

First of all, my sleep schedule is so messed up that today I woke up at 4 in the afternoon. What did I wake up to? Glad you asked, I woke up to a fat cat on my face, suffocating me with its belly. Cute, right? No. Not cute. I inhaled fur in my sleep and then woke up with a dark, hairy tongue.

Aside from that though, I had just a couple (very) time consuming chores to do, of which I finished roughly around 9 at night. Just for my mom to call me and tell me she’s picking me up tomorrow to do spring cleaning with her. Nice.

Let’s hope tomorrow is way better then today, because this waking up late and doing chores all day is not for me.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

I think it’s day nine of our “Corona-cation” and I’m loving it. Besides sleeping literally all day, I also partake in activities such as breathing and occasionally showering. So far, I haven’t really had a bad day of the break, just a lot of super bland days.

Today was my favorite day of the break so far though, because I remembered that Governor Gretchen Whitmer basically told the whole state yesterday to stay home and avoid any physical or social contact with others for a few weeks; my specialty. It’s also a pretty good day because I discovered waffle cones in my pantry and ice cream in the freezer, and I’ve been craving that mint chocolate chip.

I’m definitely starting to miss seeing my friends though; FaceTime just doesn’t feel like enough for me honestly. Plus, I haven’t seen my brother in a while and I miss the twerp. Especially since he’s been calling me everyday, I mean how would that not make me miss him.

Ultimately it’s just a good idea to stay home and wash your hands often and be aware of others if you go in public. I’m going to just have to wait this out and see what’s next.

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