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getting into fountain pens

when i picked up journaling again recently, I began having problems with not being able to write very much at a time because my hands would experience fatigue (due to my myriad joint issues), so I began a quest to find the most comfortable pen. I started my journaling journey with a set of Pilot G2s, but soon found those not quite comfortable enough. I did some research and ended up settling on some Zebra Sarasas. After doing further research I landed on the Zebra Sarasa dry airfit grip. This one worked for awhile but I kept seeing more and more things about how fountain pens were great for people with arthritis, so I finally took the plunge and bought my first ever fountain pen (the mymelo edition, if you’re curious), and bought a converter and some ink to go with it and it’s honestly been amazing. I love writing with my fountain pen, and I want to get the hello kitty (purple) and cinnamoroll (blue) versions of the same pen and some matching inks to go with it. >w<

journaling

recently, I’ve been getting back into keeping a regular journal, as in a log of my thoughts. I never realized just how full my mind is a lot of the time, so when I first began writing again, I figured I could maybe write a page max a day. Well, I was wrong! I had my first 12-page day the other day! Apparently I have a lot of things to think about >w<;;

bullet journaling

I had always seen the #bujo hashtag on sns websites and thought that the various layouts seemed really pretty but wasn’t aware it was actually a useful system ^^;; I always just thought it was a really visually appealing way of journaling; I didn’t know there were like…principles behind it. my friend told me he did bullet journaling and so I asked them to explain it to me. I started out trying to keep my regular day-to-day journaling in the same book as my bullet journaling, but then I started writing like…a lot, so I ordered some smaller notebooks to keep bujo stuff in and have decided to use my existing larger notebooks as proper day-to-day journals…if AliExpress would ever deliver themmm 😭

playing multiworld randomizers with the homies

one of my good friends showed our friend group archipelago.gg and we’ve played a few multiworld randomizers asynchronously. I started out playing Hollow Knight for the first two, sat out the third, and played Stardew Valley for the fourth. We’re about to start a fifth, and I’ll be playing Stardew again for it :3 It’s pretty fun!

finishing unpacking

we moved into an apartment back in mid-March, and unpacking has been going very slowly. we’re also in the process of konmari-ing our belongings so we don’t have things we don’t use or like and that what we do own sparks joy. Also, I want to decorate using my tchotchkes.

trying to find things to blog about

I stay blogstorming, trying to figure out what people would want to see from me and what I’m even comfortable writing about. I’ve never been great at talking about myself, so I struggle with this quite a bit >w< but I’m compiling a list of things I’d like to write about eventually in my bullet journal. feel free to contact me and let me know if you have any ideas!

deciding whether to keep playing ffxiv

I’ve been playing ffxiv since May of 2021, and the latest expansion, DawnTrail, comes out at the end of this month. we’ve been in a content drought since around August or so last year, and I’ve been increasingly bored with the game. I love my friends and FC I’ve built there, but the endless grind is getting to me. I don’t raid or do high-end content (because it’s not fun), I already have all my jobs max level (which will have to be re-leveled when the expansion comes out since they’re raising the level cap to 100)…really the only things left for me are doing FC submersibles/airships and RP. I’m only interested in sfw rp for fun (like working at a maid cafe in-game), and that’s only once a week, on another datacenter, so I don’t want to spend all my time away from my friends…I guess what I’m trying to say is I don’t know if I can justify the expense of the subscription anymore. I took a break from playing to move, and I’m honestly enjoying my life a lot more without it, so I’m wary to return. Plus, the new content doesn’t really appeal to me.

grieving the loss of my baby dog

Princess Nibbler left this world on October 1, 2023 at the age of 11. She was my entire heart and adjusting to life without her has been extremely difficult, but we’re managing. Directly after the fact, I fully believed I’d never have another pet, because the pain of losing her was too great. There are still some feelings like that, but I think I’d be open to getting another dog at some point, I just need some more time…random memories of her sneak up on me still. ╥﹏╥

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