A new year?! Who would have thought…
This new year has brought a lot on my plate, good and bad, and I think I’ve learned so much about myself. I don’t have all the answers, and that’s okay. I think this year I placed a lot of effort into my blogging and creative flow, maybe not as much as I wanted to, but obviously something is different with my style, aesthetic, and the things I like to talk about. I also feel that I have connected so much to my roommates, and although we are a full house of 6, it is still manageable and great to have people in your life. I can’t wait to see what shenanigans we get into ;). To be honest with you, I do and don’t remember much of 2018 yet I can feel the affects of it. Not that I didn’t pay attention, believe me I’ve taken everything in that has happened to me this year. I feel that all of this looking back should be beyond reminiscing, I always believed in growing and moving from the past. I do remember this year was very musical for me. I went to a lot of concerts and drowned myself in music to the point that it’s my matter of photosynthesis. I’ve met new people and reconnected with old ones. I don’t want to dabble what happened in 2018, but it was a great year that showed me so much beauty in life, people, and myself. Thing are going to be different but that’s what I love about life. I have so much love to give and share with others and I am so excited for the new things and memories to make.
I love you all very much.
Song – We’ll Let You Know by Morrissey
If I’m writing this post, it might be because I’m creatively frustrated. Haha – just a lucky guess.
I realized I forgot to write a post for today and here I am doing it very much last minute. Sounds like something I would do but I guess I work better under pressure.
I figured that I am not the only artist stuck in a rut, all of us (yes you are an artist too) are sometimes in a difficult place. Especially when it comes to a creative project or when you want to rekindle your creative spirit. It’s okay – we have al been there and we all will be there. Creative frustration should be a time to rebirth your spark. I have a problem of thinking too much, way too much, to the point that I forget what I wanted to do/say/make/or act in that moment. It sucks, but I live with it. I have so much pen up excitement (and frustration) to just produce the words and images in my head. I just want to share, love, and make things for everyone! Here are some things I do to help myself. I find that this helps out a lot with how I think things through.
I give myself a solo music/dance scene
Yes. This is a faithful technique. It really just helps me feel better when I do this. I lip sync or literally sing along to my music while dancing in front of a mirror. I do this in the Continue reading “What I Do When I Feel…Creatively Frustrated”
Is this a new series? I don’t know, I feel that I have a lot of ongoing series happening to holliesongbird.com. I have playlists, Songs of The Week, Monthly Updates, What’s In My Journal, Gratitude, Reviews, Favorites, and many more that I’ve been thinking about but too afraid to start. I don’t want to lose my posts within themselves, so I decided to think about reorganizing. Before I get to that, I wanted to let you know that this may or may not be a new series. I wouldn’t categorize it as a Monthly Update since it won’t be anything about what is happening in my mental health or life. These are just notes I could have written down in my note book about bettering myself, or things I plan or wish to do over the break or free time. So I hope you enjoy, I figured that If I gave an explanation for this post it might help you better understand the messes I make for myself, hahaha. Here it goes.
Continue reading “Hollie’s Notebook – New Skills, Personal Goals, Life Goals”
I guess the first step to confidence is exposure! Hahahahahhaha.
Hahahahaha glottal stop in like the first verse lmaoooo. enjoy my CHEAP cover of Clairo’s 4EVER! I thought it would be fun to rush a cover within an hour and here is the final product! 🙂
Link is below
Baby Bro Turning 17 Years Old, Last of Gratitude Posts…
Continue reading “Happy Birthday Devon!”
Hey guys, sorry for not keeping up with the gratitude. I know I couldn’t make posts but every day that I missed I did think about what I was grateful for. Today is a special day, and is actually one of my favorite holidays- Thanksgiving!
“I am grateful for being able to come home and spend time with my family”…
Continue reading “Gratitude – 17 thru 22”
Hello! I decided to do something different! I just wanted to show you some of the products I got from Lush and what my take is on some of the products.
I’ve been obsessed with Lush, and personally, I think it has to do with the fact that I’ve been interested in ethical skin care. Now, this isn’t a routine that I do all the time, but it is a simple plan ole routine that I do when I want to relax. It is literally 3 steps and nothing afterward! So I hope you enjoy this post! I can’t wait to go to Lush again to stock up on my bath bombs.
When I went to lush I got four things:
Continue reading “Lush – review+routine”
“I am grateful for caffeine and a black cropped sweater I have”
I guess it really is true when they say caffeine is a drug, they say that right? Because my mood and senses really lifted at the sip of a coffee. I’m like Continue reading “Gratitude – Day 16”
When the days go as fast as they do you end up forgetting a lot of things you needed to do. For example day 14 of gratitude. Honestly, I’m sort of in a rut of what to be grateful for. I wouldn’t say I’m ungrateful, I just feel that the things I think of are so simple and trivial. But it’s true. I’m grateful for a lot of simple things. Finding the time to thank something simple as leftover pizza, is just the right step towards gratitude.
Continue reading “Gratitude -Day 14 and 15”
Another double post! Enjoy!
“I am grateful for the study times with RJ”
Sometimes getting out of the house is just what I need. It’s even better to have RJ to keep me company. Staying stuck in the house really does take a toll. So go outside, get some fresh air.
” I am grateful for writing poetry”
I’m not the best poetry, but we all can’t be. I’m learning every day new ways to improve my writing. Sometimes I have really bad days or the first draft is terrible. Nothing is perfect the first time. Practice leads to improvement.
National Gratitude Month
Soooo this weekend has been really great! Sorry, I didn’t post daily but you’ll find out why!
“I am grateful for Sophie!”
This gratitude log is for Friday and Saturday! My best friend came to Austin to visit me for my birthday! I know Tuesday last week was my birthday, but it wasn’t until this weekend that I could actually celebrate it to the fullest!
It was so fun and exciting to see her again! We missed each other so much and it’s always so amazing having her here!
I really needed this to brighten my week! College has been so stressful and Sophie definitely made everything better! I can’t wait to see her again this upcoming break!
National Gratitude Month
I hope you find this advice in the best light. Some of it is lifestyle-based and other is just general stuff. My birthday was a few days ago and really want to look back, or rather look at the now. I think I’ve learned a lot of things in my life and I think I’ve grown in my life. I’ve missed out on so much in my “past life” but where I am right now is so much better than before. So here is a list of what I’ve learned in 21 years.
Continue reading “21 Things I’ve Learned by 21”
“I am grateful for today, my Birthday!”
I just want to keep this post nice and short. I know this might be a little late but I wanted to make this post.
Although my birthday was filled with school and exams – it was also filled with people that I love and that care about me.
Don’t even waste your time feeling down or stressing about something in the past or to come. The future is ahead and there are moments to be enjoyed. 💖
I had such a great and beautiful 21st Birthday!
I love everyone and I hope you all have a wonderful night!
National Gratitude Month
“I am grateful for having a creative outlet such as my blog”
I forget that some people don’t have the change to be creative. Usually, it’s because they can’t make time for it or they don’t know where to start. There are some very talented and creative people in my life that have Continue reading “Gratitude – Day 4”
Another form of creativity I love is journaling. I don’t do it every day but I try to stay consistent every month. I decided I could give Continue reading “What’s In My Journal? – pt. one”
“I am very grateful for sleep”
Although I don’t get enough of it, sleep is very important to me. I try to sleep in as much as I can during the weekend and for the past Continue reading “Gratitude – Day 3”
I decided to challenge myself 30 days of Gratitude…
November is the month of Gratitude and many other holidays and events that are important in my life. I decided that I should probably start something new and fresh for the blog that is also good for my self-worth and growth. I’ve been feeling down a lot and filled with anxiety. I believe this stems from the overload of stress from college and reading and constant assignments left to right. I need to step back and reevaluate myself. I don’t like this stress, I want it to go away. I thought that by starting up a daily gratitude post for the month of November would be a great way to start. I have never done this before but I have kept a gratitude journal once, I never finished it.
November was the first day of Gratitude but I was not able to write things down. So for today, you get two doses of gratitude!
Gratitude November 1st:
“I am grateful for my boyfriend”
November 1st is his birthday! Happy Birthday!
He is one of my best friends and one of few people who really know me. He cares for me and makes me laugh. He reminds me to Continue reading “National Gratitude Month”
Hi! Here are some fall favorites that I’ve been really into!
Some links and descriptions below! Video link Below!!!
Continue reading “Fall Favorites!”