It’s officially summer! Today in Maryland, we received about 15 hours of daylight. Of course I had to look that up because I woke up just before noon, so I didn’t see the sun rise. I didn’t really do anything summery– just had a bunch of errands to run and still have a few more to do. So I’m going to head back to my “To do” list while y’all enjoy the song. Later!
I seriously apologize for the lack of entries on here—real life has been more challenging this year than before ::insert sad face::. I’m still recovering from another upper respiratory infection—balls—that has hampered some of my real life plans. But the good news is that the worst of the sickness has passed. I still have a lingering cough, which triggers my asthma, but a new medication is easing that. So within the last couple of days, I’ve had a little more energy.
No, the title isn’t a mistake. I purposefully typed it out that way. Because sometimes, you just gotta ask “Who is you?!” with the face.
The above image has really become my favorite meme since I’d found it sometime a couple of years ago. But tonight as I looked through my Instagram feed, I found a post I wanted to apply it to. And because of that rant inside my head, I was inspired to write this post.
(Shame that you can’t post images in the comments on IG, because I would’ve posted this there!)
I’m leaving for Europe later today (London, Paris, Milan) and I’m super excited! I’ve never been and am going to try to cram as much as I can in 4 days. I also just wanted to post a short post asking, what are you guys reading now? Since I’ve elected to leave my laptop home, I’m going to bring a couple of books with me and my tablet, which is housing about 100 books (I think!). I haven’t decided on which books yet, but they’d have to be mass-market paperbacks to save on space.
I do plan to vlog while I’m there since this is my 1st trip to these countries. And– depending on wifi– I may be snapchatting, so you can also follow me there (murjanian). When you’re traveling, what do you bring with you? Books? Movies? Tablet?
When I get back, I’ll post my 2017 goals list (overdue!) and update you guys on some upcoming trips and stuff.
This has been an interesting week. I feel that I’m slowly coming out of the slump I was in due to the clusterfuck of an election’s result, but I won’t be back to where I was before last Tuesday. I don’t any of us will be– those of us who didn’t vote for 45.
I’ve just recently had the words to express what it is that I’m feeling. At first, I was going to go on a social media blackout to reconcile my feelings with the election’s results. And then, I thought against it.
I recently saw an Unsung episode on Chanté Moore and I was reminded about how often I used to sing this song growing up. In fact, I was a big fan of hers and I’m ashamed to admit that I fell off. So, me and iTunes got reacquainted with her music.
Been on a 90s music kick all week so I thought to end it with this number. Apologies for the silence on this blog, I’ve been very busy with life in general.
On twitter, a writer friend (@CalvinStarnesOG) had started to promote #gooddeedfriday, in which he would promote tweets and connect people however he could who were trying to get a foot into the Hollywood industry*. He’s retweeted a few of my tweets seeking editing clients and I’d like to pay it forward as well.
Hop on over to twitter and send me a tweet (@murjanian) that you’d like me to RT for you today. Not that I wouldn’t do it any other day during the week, but I’d like to help spread this [hashtag] idea.
*Disclaimer: He will NOT read scripts.
Man I miss The Fugees. They had a presence and chemistry that very few groups nowadays can match.
My week was infused with some goodness right at the very beginning. Yesterday I’d received news that I’m going to be an aunt! I’m super excited to meet my nephew later this year, and I actually got some writing done yesterday as well. I’ve been playing with the idea of writing a tv pilot, so I mapped out some notes and the beginnings of an outline. We’ll see how it goes.
In pressing news, I’ve got a semi-deadline from my publisher on my newest chapter of my novel, so I hope I don’t disappoint. I’ve got to make sure I set aside some days to write it out. Hope your week is infused with some creative goodness!