APRIL MONTHLY POST

April 26, 2018
heheee you ready for a bunch of sporadic things??? K HERE WE GO 
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"I found the calendar of when you have to work" - little sis holding my work schedule 


me in store "moooommmmmmm?"
Sarah "do you know how many moms there are in the world? Srsly"

*me scrolling thru my blog* *little sis sees pic of mayo* "what's with the mayo?"

a bird pooped on my car -_-

"wanna go on a walk? I need to lumber up" my sis 
"You mean limber up?"
"Lol yeah" - my sis 

me 24/7/365 


so I was working on my book cover at the library one day and literally had two teens stand behind the computer, commenting on it LOL

me "I'm craving cinnamon rolls" 
my mom "me too"
THEN SHE MADE THEM LIKE MOM GOALS AM I RIGHT

little sister with waffle cone bowl "I am pretty sure this is how willie wonka ate his cup"


me after working 13 hrs 
"mom thanks for dinner it was so good....did I already say that?? Oh well thx" 

so like I have 10 minutes between jobs on Thursdays and yes I totally spent it at the Arby's drivethru getting jamocha shakes ­čśŹ

Me "yo fam if I made waffles rn would you eat them?"
Fam "YES" 
Me "k" 

(so yes, I made a batch of waffles @ 10pm and we just sat there eating them right away. adding chocolate chips and syrup and laughs. it was good) 

*sarah going super deep into money info*
Me "you've been doing economics huh"


my dad : "why isn't the gps working?"
Me: "dad that's google maps" 

*me behind guy on motorcycle* “he looks like he feels on top of the world rn” 
*dude waves twice to friends and peace signs to another motorcyclist* 
Me: “lol thought so” 

"Hey sis do you know the password for this? Do you remember it??"
Me :




GUESS WHAT I GOT MY PHONE CHARGER BACK LOLOLOL

me "where is my water bottle?"
friend "in your hand" 
me "oh. lol i'm going home now"

driving into town after it snows on April 15th and all the signs are like

"STAY STRONG SUMMER IS COMING" 
"STRAWBERRIES IN TWO MONTHS NO FOOLIN" 
“SPRING IS OUT THERE” 

Me *puts water bottle down* 


me driving down the road “I FORGOT MY WATER BOTTLE” 

Everyone in town on 56 degree day : ITS SUCH A WONDERFUL DAY !!!!


me: *is eating cereal* *laughs* *chokes on milk*
Sarah :"hey Julia you see this movie" 
me: *still choking* 
Sarah : "you done yet?"


HIGHLIGHTS 

  • my family spent all of last sunday at one of our favorite parks. OH PEOPLE IT WAS LOVELY. lovely to be outside, to art with my sisters, swing, soak sunshine in xxx
  • RELEASING MY POETRY BOOK TO YOU ALL . (p.s comment below if you want a code for 15% off until midnight tonight!!) literally guys I'm blown away with the response + sales. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH (my ice cream fund is overflowing thx) 
  • officially can say Wilson my jeep is MINE. I worked hard to hit this point and it's just hitting me that its a big milestone to truly own my first car!!! 
  • ALSO SPEAKING OF WORKING HARD, starting April  30th, I'll be juggling 3 jobs for the month of May. prayers would be suuuper appreciated XD XD 
  • facetiming with my besties <3 <3 
  • literally am gonna say this again BUT WARM WEATHER. it was a long winter folks lolol

sorry this post is a day late... heehee kinda swamped and also kinda tired. but also kinda spending every spare moment basking in the warm sun *nods* 
LEMME KNOW WHATS NEW IN YOUR LIFE
HOW WAS YOUR APRIL 
ANY EXCITING PLANS FOR MAY???? 

THE SURPRISE - MY 2ND POETRY BOOK RELEASE !!!!!!!!

April 21, 2018

so like I've been working on putting this surprise together for a solid 2 weeks now and the hardest part was keeping it a secret from all my lovelies! BUT HERE I AM. AND IM SO SO SO SO SO PUMPED TO RELEASE MY 2ND POETRY BOOK




my favorite part was designing the cover. hands down. It took a lot of creative time with headphones and sugary treats. lololololol I sooo badly wanted to ask all of your advice but also wanted to keep it a secret. IT WAS HARD PEOPLE. HARRRDD.

truthfully, idk what else to say bc I am flailing and screeching inside bc.....well, basically I'm working on getting my book in the system at my library. *nods* NO WORDS. NO WORDS !!!!!


also random little info about it


  • these are poems that I've written over the last year + a few months. 
  • it's 100 pages long 
  • mainly the poems have been posted on my poetry blog BUT THERE ARE SOME NEW ONES TOO 
  • its yellow. i mean, that's obvious, but OH IM SO HAPPY BC ITS YELLLOOOOWWW 
  • ITS A DARLING CHILD BOOK like literally pocket book size but not bc who has that big of a pocket?!!? (it's 4.25 wide x 6.88 tall)

CLICK HERE if you wanna hold a copy in your own hands 

also like if you end up buying it, lemme know pllleeeeaase bc its super exciting to know where my book travels to. if you post a picture of it in instagram, use the #JULIARYANBOOK 
thank you my friends *hugs*
so HAPPY SATURDAY FOLKS. and *grins* hope you enjoyed the surprise! xxxxxx


BTW FREE SHIPPING UNTIL APRIL 23RD IF YOU USE THE CODE SHIPIT2018

thoughts on the cover??? 
did you have any guesses for my surprise? lololol

p.s info about my 1st poetry collection is here poetry blog here. 

ALL ABOUT FRIENDS [sorta]

April 18, 2018

I wish I could tell you that I had the secret to friendships being loveliness and lasting forever + ever. but if I did I would be a superhero, which I'm not..sorry. tbh I'd love it for myself too lololol

I could go into a long detailed list about how other people/friends do certain things that suddenly make you feel like you have a -108290458289 IQ level and...well THAT JUST ISN'T COOL. but truthfully, I'd like to focus on how we can be a good friends in return. I've struggled with the thought process of "oh well, why should I be the friend who does the nice things or says the nice things when they just sit there doing nothing" for a really long time.

the thing with having friendships is eEVVERRYONE is DIFFFERENT.  there can't possibly be a cookie cutter template on how to have the perfect friendship (LOL AND DON'T ASK FOR 5 EASY STEPS) bc we as humans are individuals with ideals, goals, hidden agendas (or not), blessings to share, lessons to glean from and give, and most importantly, feelings.

myself being a friend to A LOT of amazing peeps out there, I know there is a special something that we tend to connect on.

for me it might be :


  • Jesus (tbh it's usually Him) 
  • things we have in common. ie. writing, reading, goals 
  • a conversation where a glimpse of the heart shows and I'm like OK WOW I GET YOU
  • food lololololol

the list would go a mile if I let it. but you get the gist. in fact, you probably know it of yourself.


also BEWARE bc the words that come out of your mouth can be heard way different than the way you heard them in your head. listen to your tone, pay attention to the reaction, and most importantly, be aware of the trauma your friend has endured. indeed. (bc lol you could be talking about ice cream and that might be something that freaks them out or something (OH SADNESS AM I RIGHT))

be the friend you'd love to have.
aka treat others as you want to be treated.
or "love your neighbor as yourself" -Jesus

truthfully, it can't be all that hard. obviously don't be put all of your energy into a friend who takes enjoyment out of bullying/teasing/putting you down - but don't give up on that friend. you may be the only one willing to do that.

p.s. BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR THE SURPRISE THIS WEEKEND. I'm hoping to have it ready + a blogpost explaining it by Sat. or Sun. SOOO EXCITED. literally flailing.

THOUGHTS ON FRIENDSHIPS + SOMETHING YOU'VE LEARNED??? 
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING RN