REVIEW: Exit, Pursued by a Bear // #TimesUp movement // important discussions about rape, sexual abuse

It’s not everyday I cry, people.

I’m one of those people, who are extremely emotional, but almost never cry?? I mean, I can bawl out and scream on the inside, but on the outside I’m equivalent to a piece of paper: blank.

Ever since the #MeToo campaign started, more and more people are starting to speak up and share their stories about sexual harrasment, abuse, and misconduct. It’s a really big topic going on; especially in Hollywood right now, and really, it’s amazing to see how people are standing up against it.

To be honest, this has got to be on my top reads for 2018 (again 😅) This has been sitting in my drafts for about a month?? #shameless I’m really excited to kasdjf;asdklfjas about Exit, Pursued by a Bear, and rant about how amazing E. K. Johnston is, because we totally need this positive vibe right now.

Let’s dive right in, shall we? *hup*

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Liebster Award // I’m back from haitus?? // new and exciting changes

So we all know that I procrastinate.

A lot. From wanting to do book reviews here to promising to stop keep on changing my blog design… I am absolutely proven guilty. Last month, I mentioned that I felt like I wasn’t really in tune with blogging and the blogosphere, and that I wanted to change that this month. I feel like I might have an actual chance to prove myself innocent once again?

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The amazing Catharine@A Little Bit of Runion graciously nominated me for the Liebster Award, and I’m so excited to see what questions she has in store. Also, hello again because I’m back from my haitus?? DID YOU ALL MISS ME.

I feel totally refreshed and rested (ha) and I am back in the game honey.

As you’re probably aware, I totally changed up my blog design. Again!! I mean, my 1 year blogiversary is coming up (wait WHAT), so why not? Am I just realizing how old Free Perspectives is? I mean, 1 year is definitely old.

I have no idea what I’m rambling about. Thus begins the procrastination cycle all over again. Woe me.

Let’s dive right in, shall we? *hup*

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New Updates // Haitus

Long story short: I’m going on haitus.

I know I’ll be missed (not), but just as a smol post, here’s basically why, and when I’ll be back and some details about it.

  • I’m redesigning my blog??

Yup. I am so indecisive, but I decided to try out PicMonkey and give Free Perspectives a whole new make-over. I’m going to stick with the theme and the layout, but I’ll be changing the blog header, sidebar, sign-off… I’m so excited to see where this goes! So if you visit my blog during the next week or so, it’s going to be a MESS 😅 #underconstruction

  • Just life overall

Can I say that I’m TIRED? Not from blogging, but just life in general?? I need a breather and give myself a break, but I just know (haha) that when I’m back, I’ll be more motivated and inspired. I want to focus on school and spend more time with my friends, family, as well as my own self-care. We need to take care of ourselves first, right?

  • How about the blogosphere?

I’ll definitely still keep up with the blogosphere; I’m just taking a blogging haitus. I’ll still be on Reader 🙂

  • When will I be back?

At the VERY most, 2 weeks. I’ll use this time to plan/schedule posts as well, so at least there’s that XD

Anyways, that’s it for now, and I. Don’t. Know. If. thisisagoodideabutwhatever I don’t even know if I can survive this, and I feel like the hardest part is MISSING YOU GUYS DEFINITELY *hugs*

Take care lovelies, and see you soon ❤

Kimberly xx

 

Review: The 57 Bus // the importance of diversity // we need more YA non-fiction NOW

Sure enough, it’s only the beginning of the year, but this has GOT to be one of the top 2018 YA books.

Or in the whole history of YA literature!! Seriously.

Of course you have every right to doubt me, but I am sure I will be able to push you over and get you to read this book, so therefore, DO NOT DOUBT ME THIS TIME. Other times… okay. But definitely not today.

This has got to be the weirdest intro ever, and how am I supposed to start a book review post? And how should I integrate a discussion about human rights, acceptance, and gender identity with the review? I might as well just  go to sleep now.

Anyways, before I regret doing this book review, and keep on procrastination for the 4th month, let’s dive right in.. *hup*

pst… happy February everybody XD

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Plan With Me // February 2018 Bujo Setup

And I thought that time wasn’t fast enough.

I feel like on every Plan With Me post, I always rant about why the month went by so fast. Do I care? NO. I don’t. Not at all hon.

HOW IS ALREADY FEBRUARY ASDLKJGSHDFKJ

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If you are an avid bullet journal-er, you’d understand when I say that we start panicking near on the 25th of  each month when we realize that we forgot to start out set-up for the next month! So I’m here now, because it’s the 31st, aka the last day of January, freaking out and trying to get this post. I’ve been procrastinating too much lately on blogging, and it has to change in February or else… I’ll get mad at myself later and regret!!

Before I start ranting again, let’s dive right in *hup*

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Calling 911: Experience with the Paramedics

We watch all those medical dramas, like Grey’s Anatomy and The Good Doctor, but how could we have thought that one day we might deal with a real life emergency?

I had planned to do this for what, 28 days straight?? I know I am a total procrastinator potato, but I feel like I have to do this now, because if I don’t, this will be sitting in ‘Drafts” for eternity.. I’ve been trying to decide whether do to this post first or my February bullet journal set-up for 2 days #indecisive

This is basically a “story time” (that’s what most bloggers say so let’s go with that) post, and I have never really done one like this, so I really don’t know how this is going to go, but here I am, doing a 3 line long sentence.

Let’s dive right in *hup*

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Farewell January | A New Series | Synthesis of My Messed up Life

I totally did not sign up for 2018, but it’s going savage mode. How. Is. It. Almost. FEBRUARY.

I thought we just celebrated New Year’s Eve, let alone Christmas. When did Costco start selling Hershey’s Kisses for Valentine’s?

This is January, so I thought this is the PERFECT time to change some stuff up, because, well, it’s the first month of the year, so new beginning? Back in the good ol’ days I did all this wrap-up post craze in a week – Recent Obsessions, Monthly Playlist… you name it. Which totally started to fall apart, because it just became too much work?!

So the complete potato I am decided to save my time and YOUR time (finally), and just combine these posts into one! Isn’t it positive in all ways? Less clutter, longer posts… I definitely can’t see the negatives in this, but I’m sure when I press “Publish” I’ll get into my doubtful and regretful mode.

Let’s dive right in, shall we? *hup*

pst… happy Friday yay we survived another week XD

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Faux Calligraphy | Tips & Tricks

Admit it: we all have scrolled through Instagram or Pinterest and complain silently that “I’ll never be able to do calligraphy?”

Or even YouTube! Sometimes I would be watching some vids for bullet journal inspiration, and suddenly transport myself into calligraphy aesthetics envy. I have always wanted to be able to do actual calligraphy with an actual brush pen, but hey – we’re on a tight budget here…

Today I’ll be showing you how to do some faux calligraphy that you can learn right now! Today! I’ve been wanting to do this post for awhile now, so I definitely can’t wait to see your reactions! Grab your gel pen, paper, and be prepared to show off to the world in less than 1 hour. Or more.

Let’s dive right in 🙂

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The Wind Rises

Some may say it is a mirage;

the tangerine glow of the sun

the tranquil; serenity of the warm embrace

melting away the radiating sorrow from the rippling water

like the sky is surrendering to all Her faults

 

evergreens line the edge, dancing to the breeze

some – bare and begging – branches; hands

reaching out to the sky

the leaves – they have all left, flailing, falling

yet the trees still stand tall, saying that “I’m everly yours”

 

a new hope, thus what the dear dawn brings

what She, Mother Nature, dares not to tell

Her children, the free flying geese of the sky

paddles along the water surface

oblivious that the deep lake

are Mother’s tears, yet they carry on

 

suddenly the wind delivers the message

sending the water rippling

the trees waving

slightly brushing the feathers of the geese

it’s as if She’s saying:

I’m letting go”

 

The poetic me is back 😅

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