Thoughtful Thursday – A Brain Dump

Hello Wonderlanders!

You probably wonder why I call you, my audience, “Wonderlanders”.   Well, I’ll admit it’s a bit of a mouthful to say, and maybe not all that original.  My blog and site is called “Allys in Wonderland” and I wanted to emphasize a philosophy of “looking at the world through eyes of wonder” for myself, and since you are reading my blog, I interpret it as you are taking a journey alongside me and living in our world of wonder.  Yes, I know, that sentence was even worse with the number of times wonder and its variations show up.  I apologize.

While I want to write uplifting things and convey it in the things I present and share, it does not always match my current frame of mind. This week has been a bit rough.  I’m back at home for the holidays and my mom and I have been incessantly arguing on and off over family matters and my brother and my concerns over her and her health and triggers for me are going off left and right.  What’s helped to keep me sane is writing and thinking of what I want to write for you guys and also obsessing over planners. More about planners will be coming soon.  I want to reiterate my appreciation for you taking the time to stop and peruse my blog.  It gives me motivation to keep on going and to write even when I’m super tired.

On another note…

Back in October, I spent almost $400 on new beauty products because I had been using the same make-up brushes and set since sophomore year of high school.  Talk about a health hazard!  It wasn’t on that many items, mainly more expensive items that I decided to invest my money into in hopes that I wouldn’t have horrendous breakouts or a badly pigmented face.  I figured if it was something that helped me with my “loving me more” goal, I should really learn to use the stuff I bought, so I did a Make-Up week Challenge with my friend Vicky.  Needless to say, we survived most of it…we may have skipped a day or two… But I’ll be sharing some of those stories in future posts.

That’s it for tonight!

XOXO

Allys

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Finding Inspiration

I’m not going to lie. I read a lot. And I get a lot of ideas. But turning ideas into action? I’m horrible at it.

So to motivate myself to write continuously on this blog, I’ve come up with themes with my friends so that I have something most definitely to write about. Whether I will write on schedule, is yet to be seen, but I like to look at the bright side of things.

Before I go into my themes, I want to make it clear that the only reason I haven’t been writing since the inception of this blog isn’t because I wasn’t motivated, but because I have been busy writing up my term papers and studying and taking finals. I’m done with 1/3 of my senior year of college and the classes aren’t getting any easier. I am hoping that over my winter break I can get into the habit of staying on top of my writing so that by the time term starts, it’ll fit right in with my academic schedule. Here’s to wishful thinking!

So the themes I’ll be using as a slight guideline until further notice:

Male Crush Mondays OR Manicure Mondays (I plan on alternating these every other week.)

Tuesday Tips AND/OR Reviews (I will write these depending on what I feel like that week.)

Woman Crush Wednesday OR Wedding Wednesday (I’ll alternate these topics opposite of what’s posted on Monday. Wedding Wednesdays will be a discussion of Pinterest wedding boards I make for my friends based on what I think their style is. I have a feeling I’ll run out of friends at one point and we’ll change it to Whatnot Wednesdays, lol.)

Thoughtful Thursdays (May feature guest posts or interviews.)

Five for Friday (5 random facts about me, 5 things I like, 5 somethings that I’ll make up as we go along.)

If I’m writing Male Crush Mondays, I won’t do a Woman Crush Wednesday in the same week because I feel as if it’ll be a little redundant. And don’t worry, I don’t intend on sharing eye-candy, I’m more interested in introducing people who inspire me or that are doing great things in our world.

I apologize if this post is a bit more disorganized – I’m getting back into HTML editing and my brain’s a bit mushy from lack of sleep and studying.

I would love to hear feedback from you. Any comments, suggestions, or concerns can always be expressed below!