This weekend I took a “me-weekend,” to spend time alone with myself as I work through some of the tough things I’m dealing with. Admittedly I did do some work for my job and WriteHive, but then my goal was to start and finish my first glass painting. And yes, this, too, was inspired by my trash TikTok ways, but I’m thankful for seeing so many artists sharing their work and process online, because it inspired me to do one of my own and now, many more!
Who did I paint? Gojo Satoru from Jujutsu Kaisen. Anyone who knows me knows I fell completely head over heels for this anime, and it was a shining light that came out of 2020. Well, going to San Japan last weekend, I had a goal to find a Gojo keychain to add to my keychain troupe – a tradition I have whenever I go to conventions. But alas, I didn’t find one I wanted to buy, so this painting was my way to make up for it.
The past few weeks have been incredibly rough, battling depression and tough times. My appetite and motivation to eat fluctuate and go to extremes of not eating to overeating and binging — there is no in between.
It takes one day at a time, and this week, I was able to successfully do the following:
work out every day
cook meals every night, avoiding spending money on fast food
make dinners without red meat (except my two slices of ham every morning with my avocado toast)
Hopefully this week’s wins are the start of good, positive habits. Anyway, here are the things I cooked this week, and yes, I am now horrid TikTok trash and got most of these recipes from videos – minus the salmon, avocado, rice, which I’ve already started making on my own.
Vietnamese spring rolls
Snack item: vegan chocolate ice cream with fresh sliced strawberries
Salmon, avocado, rice
Rice paper tofu dumplings
What I learned: I made these once with two wrappings, like the recipe said, but tried to do it with one wrapping this time. The paper breaks on the pan, so do wrap it twice!
I caused ruckus in your life, you shattered my world, and we created many storms together. Just two passionate people who wanted to scream from skyscrapers and mountaintops how much we cared about each other– even if the words shouted surpassed the highest peak of sound and stratosphere. They ultimately pierced us in the heart, causing pain and heartache. It was crazy, but we were crazy in love.
It’s been almost a year, but I did a photoshoot of my next cosplay! This year a new anime came out, and I fell completely in love with it — SK8 The Infinity.
The character I’m cosplay in the photos below is Reki Kyan (red head on the left)! I used to have a skateboard when I was younger, but unfortunately didn’t have one to pose with. We did shoot at one of Houston’s local skate parks, and I could have asked one of the bros there to borrow their boards but nahhhhhhh.