Anywho!! A lot has happened within the last couple months, and I have some pictures to kind of give you a summary of what's been going on :)!! I'll explain them as they're posted :D. And I'll be adding a TON of stuff to the end of this blog in case you're interested in reading it <3~!
So, I'll be honest with you. There's been lots of downs and ups again hahaha, but I honestly can't complain. Life has been so good to me! I was required to pay my short term student loan by the 1st of June and thanks to my dad helping me out with money, I was able to pay for it, but after having payed for the loan and rent for the month of June, I had no money for the next two weeks worth of food. I panicked and reached out on Facebook for help because I wasn't sure what I should do considering I only had a measly 5$ to spend on food, gas, etc. Both my older sister Em and my Aunt Donna came to my rescue. Em called me the next day and asked me if I needed money and I told her I thought that I would be all right because I still had some frozen foods like veggies and chicken and whatnot. She told me if I needed any money, she would've been happy to send me some :). Later that day, I got a call from my Aunt Donna and she told me that she had some extra fruits and veggies and such that she could give to me and I gratefully accepted :D.
That night, after having spent an AMAZING day with my good friend Christie Karr, I went over and got the food. It was so nice of my Aunt to share her food with me, I couldn't have been more grateful to her <3. The week progressed and nearing the end of this last week I was starting to look a little low on food, etc, so I asked her if we could go grocery shopping together, and she was so gracious and took me grocery shopping with her. We went to Costco and she bought me a ton of great, high-quality food that I've been eating for the past few days now. After having split her groceries half-and-half with me and even giving me a few items specifically for my needs, she gave me a 20$ to get tofu and peanut butter and whatever else I needed. I honestly could've cried I was so happy and so grateful to her :'D!! Thank you so much Auntie for saving me!!
Luckily I get paid this next coming Friday, so I should be just fine when it comes to food until then :). Speaking of food, I was given this amazing book from my mama before I left Oregon called "The Kind Diet" written by Alicia Silverstone. It's an absolutely amazing book based on eating vegan and the benefits of it, etc. It really inspired me to eat less meat and try to make plant-based proteins a bigger part of my diet. These include things like beans, legumes, seaweed...stuff like that :). I haven't gone vegan, but I've been trying to make the transition to vegetarianism. I'm still eating eggs, yogurt, veggies, and sometimes fish and chicken, so I'm not even really vegetarian yet, but I want to eat veggies more often now that I know what a horrible effect eating red meat and eating so much meat in general does to the environment around us. I'd like to keep the Earth healthy ^^;.
Anyway, enough of that :D. I understand it bothers some people, but oh well. Can't make everybody happy. Sometimes you just have to make sure you're the one that's happy :). I wanted to take a second to thank my dad for helping me with finances and helping me mix my music so that it can sound awesome and compete in the music world. I also want to thank my mama for always supporting me emotionally no matter what's happening and always supporting me to live whatever dreams I envision <3. I want to thank Christie Karr for being so willing to help me out with making this music video that I'm hoping to have done by the end of summer, and I want to thank my amazing friend Chinatsu Kobayashi for helping me translate my songs and make sure that the translations are correct <3. You've all been wonderful helps when it comes to my life and these projects I'm doing and I can't thank you all enough!!!
I'm grateful for the rest of you out there that support me and talk to me as well! You haven't been forgotten <3. Also want to take a second to thank Tia for being so giving when I hung out with her a couple of weeks ago. She payed for me to go swimming with her and also payed for me to eat with her and her family. It was so much fun and I super enjoyed being around her and everyone again after such a long time!
I love you all so much and hope that you have a wonderful Sunday!!!