Rest In Peace Jasper

It feels so weird having to write one of these again. As my readers know, my hamster Hammie passed away on Friday the 13th in February due to illness. Jasper, my skinny pig that I got a week later, had to go to the vets two weeks after I got him because he had a head tilt. The vets were highly uneducated in small animals (I didn’t know at the time there was a small vet animal hospital in my city) so they weren’t able to tell what was wrong with him. They gave him medicine and the tilt seemed to go away. But I stayed the night away from home a few days ago, only to come home and find Jasper dead in his cage. I read online that an unhealthy skinny pig’s rips, spine, and hind legs are visible and Jasper’s were completely visible but it was on Wikipedia and I figured you can’t believe everything you read on the internet. I took a picture and was going to upload to a vet website and see what was the matter, but by the time I had time to do so, it was too late. I had a slight suspicion that maybe Jasper had something wrong with him but he was eating [a lot] just fine so I figured he was okay, and he seemed happy and was of course adorable. When I went to the pet store the day he died to get a new one, they told me that he was probably sick from the day I got him. I just didn’t know anything about skinny pigs so was unable to tell the difference between a healthy one, and unhealthy one. But when I first found Jasper dead, I went into shock, my whole body tensed up and I felt unbelievably sore for the rest of the day. I didn’t know what could’ve happened. I felt terrible. I was going to come home that night too but stayed late at Jacob’s to finish our animation. Of course I know it wasn’t my fault but I feel a bit guilty at times. And guess what? Jasper passed on Friday the 13th of March. Both pets died on Friday the 13th. My new skinny pig, named Pinkie, will be with me at all times on the next Friday the 13th which is in November of this year. That day won’t mess with my pets again. 

Even though I only had Jasper for three weeks, and I thought I’d have him for at least five years, I became attached to him quick. I wrote blogs about him, essays even, and talked about him non-stop and thought about him constantly. I got a locket that says “I Love You” and I will be putting Jasper and Hammie’s pictures inside. 

I miss him already and he will remain in my memories and heart forever. R.I.P Jasper ❤

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Here’s my new skinny pig named Pinkie:

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He likes to nibble at pretty much anything, including noses, lips, eyelashes, and anything with fabric or zippers.

 

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See you soon,

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❤ Vegan Face Masks ❤

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Today’s blog topic is: beauty! We all love animals and to help out any way we can. So, how about starting with using vegan beauty products? Along with lines of bath salts, perfumes, and make-up, there’s also vegan products that you can use on your face! Let’s take a look at my absolute fave, a cheap, simple option for beautiful, clearer skin.

Brand: Montagne Jeunesse

Price: Between one to two dollars each.

Most Convenient Place To Buy: Walmart

  • 100% vegan.
  • Plenty of different types of masks—including scrubs, self-heaters, creams, muds, peel offs, and more!
  • Easy to use and apply.
  • Cheap.
  • Delicious flavours!
  • Each mask pack can give you approximately four to five uses. Just make sure you put them in a baggy after every use to maintain freshness, and make sure to seal the opening! (Chip clips work.)
  • These masks are anti-stress!

The kinds that I am holding up in this picture are:

Raspberry Fruit Smoothie (non-drying), Orange Hot Chocolate (self-heating), Creamy Coconut (cream + non-drying), and my personal fave, Chocolate (mud). 

Check out these products at a store near you or online! They’re amazing vegan products! Follow my blog if you’d like to see more vegan beauty product reviews!

Oh No—I’m In Jail

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About a month ago, there was tours going on at the male and female jail in my city. I wasn’t actually in jail! They closed in August due to it being too small and old for today’s prison standards, so they let people come in and tour it for $10 per person. I went with my dad and my boyfriend and it was pretty fun. They used to hang people there, so there was that. There was also graffiti (some creative, some weird, some religious, and some sexual) all over the walls. There was even a magazine clipping for a hairstyle, in the men’s area. I guess they wanted fuller, more beautiful hair. Take a look at some of the pictures that I took here:

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The kitchen.

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They were allowed twenty minutes of being outside per day. 

"Read Immediately: 1.) New guys must shower 2.) New guys clean range daily 3.) If not sure ask 4.) Do not whistle 5.) No toilet flushing between 11 pm and 7 am 6.) No yelling 7.) Keep quiet till 10 am 8.)"

“Read Immediately:
1.) New guys must shower
2.) New guys clean range daily
3.) If not sure ask
4.) Do not whistle
5.) No toilet flushing between 11 pm and 7 am
6.) No yelling
7.) Keep quiet till 10 am
8.)”

Aw, man. We’ll never find out what number eight was . . . (This was written by an inmate, not an official!)

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Now this is what I call a skilled drawing.

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Thanks for reading! 

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

 

Once again, it’s that big question. We get asked when we’re little and we get asked until we’re adults. Then it’s that decision. So, what do you want to do when you grow up? Be a teacher? Musician? Nurse? Scientist? Whatever it may be, you have time to become anything you want until the day you die. It doesn’t matter if you say “I want to be _____ when I grow up” at age six or thirty-six. There’s always time. No matter what anyone tries to tell you.

As a young person still myself, I sometimes get stressed thinking about the future. What if I can’t obtain my goals? What if I get distracted? What if I change my mind? What college/university program do I apply to? It can all be very stressful.

Sometimes I feel like I have no clue what I’m doing with my life when people (mostly family) asks: “What are you going to do as a career?” And I answer, “Um, I don’t know.” BUT I DO KNOW. Author. That’s all it’s ever been and that’s all it ever will be.

(Of course, I’m not going to become successful right away so I’ll need a career to start off with. And that’s where the “I don’t know”s come in to place.)

But ever since I was a baby I’d stack books up so high, knock them all down and stack them up again. I’d flip through them even though I couldn’t read. I was fascinated by books. And even back then, family would always say: “When she grows up she’s going to be a teacher, librarian, or an author.” Right they were!

Like previously said, I’m still young. I have over fifty years to accomplish this goal. I don’t care if I get published next week or in twenty years. (That’s a lie, sooner than later, please.) As long as I become this one day, I will be able to die in peace. Seriously. This is what I wanted since I was a toddler and I never gave it a second thought. 

Writing novels since a kid, my first one that I self-published was when I was only eleven. Thus far I’ve self-published two. Yes, I am happy and feel somewhat accomplished by this. And I enjoy writing this blog daily. But being professionally published is the dream. 

Being an author as a full-time career would feel like heaven on earth. Waking up in the morning and getting coffee and writing for hours and hours a day just seems so sublime . . .

I’ll stop rambling on now—but the point of this blog is, time is precious. Make the most out of it. Dream big and high and be fully prepared to reach the dreams. If you chase your dreams for five years and give up just because it seems like you’ll never get there, then you will never get there. You need to always chase them no matter how tough it gets. Because you’re worth it. You deserve it. And you will do it.

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