The Weekly Update: 3/19/17 + A Personal Note about Chronic Illness

My Weekly Update posts are always personal since I usually update you all about my life, but today's is going to be even more personal than usual. I've mentioned a few times on my blog that I have a chronic illness. I generally don't like to specify it as CFS/ME partly because, thanks to the awful name (chronic fatigue syndrome), people tend to think, "Oh, so you're tired? I'm tired too. Just...
 

The Weekly Update: 3/12/17

Another week with no news. Since I'm going to be moving in a couple months, I'm just trying to figure out stuff that I need to figure out and getting anything that I don't actually need right now packed up ahead of time on days that I have the energy. Which is no day, to be honest, because I've been even more exhausted than usual lately. I've also had a really hard time concentrating, so I've...
 

The Weekly Update: 3/5/17

I love Google. I mean, obviously I love Google, we all love Google, but have you ever tried searching for a song you didn't know, like, any words to? It's astonishing the things you can find thanks to Google. Seriously, I had a song stuck in my head and wanted to listen to it, but I didn't actually know the words, so I typed "muse gravity yeah yeah yeah" into the search bar, and, believe it or...
 

The Weekly Update: 2/26/17

The guys across the hall have St. Patrick's Day decorations on their door! I didn't even know St. Patrick's decorations existed?! Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's, and now St. Patrick's. These have got to be the most festive people I've ever seen! Also, last week I showed you all the hand turkey I drew, and I had this whole part where I talked about how I used to be into art and was trying to...
 

The Weekly Update: 2/19/17

You may have already seen my beautiful artwork on Twitter, but, in case you haven't, I got the urge to draw a hand turkey the other day. So I did. I think that sometimes, when you get the urge to do something on a whim, you should do it. It doesn't matter if it's productive or not, it's just good for your mental health. And that makes it productive. #LifeLessonsFromKristen ;-) Also, I had more...
 

The Weekly Update: 2/12/17

Happy early Valentine's Day, I guess? I can't say I have any plans, but I do find it kind of interesting that the only people in my hall (granted there are only four apartments, or eight if you include the first floor) who have decorated for the holiday is the group of young guys. I feel like there's this stereotype that it's girls who like to decorate for holidays and whatnot, but these guys...
 

The Weekly Update: 2/5/17

Ugh, why has it been so cold?! My tiny little space heater cannot keep up! Also, the only warm shoes I have are boots, and I can't wear those with sweatpants because that looks weird. It's a real problem lol. Anyway, I had some fun and educational dreams last week! It was a nice change from the usual weird ones. In one of them I got to dance! The person I was dancing with in the dream was kind of...
 

The Weekly Update: 1/29/17

There was some crazy weather earlier this week! 26mph winds. Tornado warnings. Freaking tornado warnings. I don't live somewhere that gets tornadoes. As a kid, the idea of tornadoes completely terrified me because I always felt like, what do you even do? Where do you go? You can't prepare for that! But seriously, I'm used to rain, thunderstorms, whatever. But where the hell did all this, just,...
 

The Weekly Update: 1/22/17

Gah, I have nothing to talk about again! Umm, I cut my hair? I cut at least eight inches off, but it's still what most people would consider long, so that's probably not very exciting news lol. The hair I temp-dyed teal years ago that never actually washed out have all finally been removed though, so that's something, I suppose. Oh! I tried this frozen apple crumble thing that you cook in the...
 

Announcement: Introducing the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books with Disability Masterlist!

As some of you may know, for a while now I've been searching for sci-fi/fantasy books with physically disabled and chronically ill characters. And during that time, I kept trying to figure out something I could do with my blog to help bring awareness to disabilities and the books that include them in order to spread more understanding. And this was what I came up with! So I am happy to introduce...