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Sorry long time no write, lol who am I kidding no one reads this. But I filed my taxes & await my tax return. The plan is to buy a car & insure it so that baby daddy can go to work and earn more money. But I was online and saw a school bus for sale and imagined renovating it into a tiny home. What a dream!

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Well this is what I've been up to lately! Babies everywhere. Meet Miguel, Chloe, & Dexter.

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Today I had to work in the morning, then I had to take Taylor to the dentist, so Rory & I went shopping for that something else I needed for the Valentine's mini sessions. I found a perfect red textured blanket & also bought a cute writing journal to start using as a diary. I like blogging because I can actually get the words out almost a quickly as they come, but I get lost in the neatness of hand writing & it takes longer. Still it means a lot to write diary entries by hand, and I think it will be good to reflect, add photos to, & possibly pass on to Aurora.

Intending to not spend every dollar I made at work, we went ahead back to the dentist. They weren't finished yet so we ended up outside behind the office playing. After that we had to wait at the pharmacy forever before the prescriptions were ready. Mom had dinner waiting when we got home, hamburger steaks, risotto & broccoli.

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Got up early to check in at probation, then I started putting together a set for Valentine's Day mini sessions. Trying to keep it simplistic, but I'd really like a red textured rug or something that I don't have. Also need to find something for Rory to wear, I want it to be red, but her red clothes all have Minnie Mouse & that's not what I'm going for. Need to shoot soon to have promos up within a week, and book for the rest of the month.

Then Taylor came home from signing some paperwork at his P.O. & found a $50 bill! And since I spent the last of my money, literally the last of my money, on Whataburger & a humidifier, we took it to the grocery store. Even had enough to put a little gas in the car, so that was cool. That's never happened before, he said it was blowing across the street & there was no one around to return it to.

Still not super duper with the energy so I took a nap & now I'm writing the blog. Need to clean soon badly, perhaps tomorrow after work. After I take Taylor to the dentist. Then I have a session Friday with newborn Chloe. Shit, I still have to do community service too.

Anyway, here's a look at my bullet journal...

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Didn't take long to fall off the daily habit tracking, but I blame that on being sick. Not really sick, but feeling shit enough do not feel like doing anything productive. So I've been just chilling when I don't have to go to work. I bought a cool mist humidifier so that should help, running one in Rory's room too. Also went to her 2 year checkup at the doctor, and as usual is doing great, staying in the 75-90th percentiles for her measurements and milestones.

On the other hand, I did receive my bullet journal from Amazon and began laying it out. Hopefully I didn't get carried away and ruin it already. Also am finally completing my last wedding account after 2 months and 10 or so days. Which is officially the last of last years clients! Now to shoot as much as possible this year! I'd love to shoot at least once a week.

Most importantly, I need to finish my community service & probation. It's pretty much up to me just knocking out my leftover hours & fines. Easier said than done, but if I just do it, it will be done!


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I worked out, I didn't make it through the whole thing, but I'm pretty sure I will tomorrow. Haven't had any soda & eaten decently as well! Not perfect, but not bad for day one. Unfortunately, I spent ALL my money again, on food and a terabyte removable hard-drive to backup my computer because it's completely full. There's so many things to do I can hardly keep track, but at least I've been productive in some way. I still really want to get a bullet journal to try and collect my thoughts in a more organized way . Really need to make a month goal tracker too.

Daily goals:
Wake up early (I've really been having trouble with this)
Drink water (I always suck at that)
Exercise (I literally never did last year)
Save money
Go to bed early (I always stay up late trying to play catch up)
Parent Photo Challenge
Minimalism Challenge​​

I really just need to make a ton of major life changes and do some real growing up.

Things to do:
Back up client photos
Catch up on scrapbooking & photo album​​
Shoot more items for Crochet by GG
Finish Ramirez Wedding
Burn Tiffany a cd
Edit baby Miguel's photos
Prepare for Rory's birthday
Community service - 26 hours​

That's pretty much all I can handle right now, so I'm just gonna stop writing. 

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Did you fall in love this year?
I didn't necessarily fall in love with someone new, but I did reconcile with my daughter's father after around 8 months apart to see if this is a relationship worth working on or not.

Did you do something you have never done before?
Not anything that stands out, other than being a mother to a toddler, that's new for me.

The friend you missed the most this year?
Anastasia and Megan. Both have been my closest friend and I've known them both for years and years, but we're in very different places now, literally and figuratively.

A new friend this year?
I feel bad, but can't think of anyone. What can I say? I don't get out much.

The best memory this year?
Rory's first birthday, many more firsts with her, & finally get a new camera.

Best movie of the year?
Not gonna lie, being a mom has majorly cut into my movie watching. My favorite movies from this year are Deadpool, Suicide Squad, & Bad Moms. Still need to see Ghostbusters and a lot more.

Best tv show of the year?
I finally watched all of Game of Thrones this year, so obviously is my new all time favorite thing. Most of what I watch is on Netflix. I loved Stranger Things (who didn't?!) and counted the days until the Gilmore Girls revival. I don't get a lot of channels so I'm behind on a lot.

Which song will remind you of year 2016?
Love Yourself & some other catchy Justin Bieber crap, definitely Ride by Twenty One Pilots (Rory loves that song), Sia had some good ones, & Adele - Send My Love.

Biggest mistake of the year?
Only time will tell.

Vacations you went on this year?
No vacations, it's been that kind of year, financial struggle from beginning to end.

Were you happier this year than the previous years?
In some ways the worst, in lots of ways the best year of my life.

Dates that you will remember?
Honestly, it's been a blur.

Any goals you wish to achieve in year 2017?
Incorporate minimalism into my life, film a lot more for youtube, be healthier, & get rich.

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My traditional way to end/start another year is by getting sick and being flat broke. Been doing this for the past few years now, seems like as long as I can remember. The weather will finally get cold in Texas, and I'll desperately cling to the hope that next year it will all be different. I am rich in friends, family & love, so I shouldn't ask for anything more. Although, having a savings account and not barely get by on groceries would be nice.

I'll keep waiting tables until I figure out something that makes better sense, but there's a reason I've been working there 10 years. I usually make pretty decent money, hours on the other hand are hard to come by. But for the most part its my poor feet that limit me to making money in any field that has me constantly running back and forth. Maybe new shoes will do the trick, either way I need to get a new gig.

I've been productive working on and in the studio room, I filmed a 'clean with me' video to edit. Began a business page and some marketing for my mom's small business "Crochet by GG". Also I got a compliment on my Youtube channel from a youtuber I watch! Scot Campell, he paints windows mostly & is so awesome. Pretty strong on supplies for Rory's party, except for groceries. In the end, the weather will be the factor in how many guests are able to make it. I intend to at least film a decorating vlog before the actual party. I still have to work, 26 hours left of community service, check in on Wednesday at probation, be present for Rory's actual birthday, and throw her birthday party. 

And that's just this week. Ok goodnight.

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