Monthly Recaps My life


Morning! As you can probably tell by the title,Β someone’s excited about summer vacation! Yeah. DEFINITELY me!

(as sarcastic as that sounded, I am actually super excited for summer. XD Even though it means aging out of my co-op, I need a break from school. :))

And yes, I realize this monthly recap is late. End of the year stuff is crazy. Especially with graduation. πŸ˜€

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Goals for April…

The goals I complete will be in green.

  • Write 25k (at least) for Camp NaNo

YES! I did win Camp NaNo! πŸ˜€

  • Get halfway through Psalms

Not actually sure… I think I was close. Psalms is a really interesting book of the Bible to read through!

  • Read 10 books

*cough* Nope. Only six.

But they were all pretty good books! πŸ˜€

  1. Betsy in Spite of Herself by Maud Hart Lovelace. 5 stars. (Goodreads)
  2. Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse. 4 stars. (Goodreads)
  3. The Dry Divide by Ralph Moody. 5 stars. (Goodreads)
  4. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner. 4 stars. (Goodreads)
  5. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare. 5 stars. (Goodreads)
  6. Fawkes by Nadine Brandes. 5 stars. (Goodreads)

Wow, that’s a lot of five stars. hehe.

  • Stay caught up with school work and my life while writing

Decently so, yes! πŸ˜€

  • Finish Vanessa’s (my character) family tree

For now, yes. Nobody’s got time to make up names for a million different people. (her family turned out wayyyy too big… XD)

  • Take a trip with family down south (!!!)

YESSS! It was so fun!! πŸ˜€

  • Make the trip (by car) a good writing session

Hehe? Whoops?

  • Read Christy by Catherine Marshall

I’m on page 75? I think? I’ll finish once summer starts. XD (WHICH IS SOOOOON.)

  • Read The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

And a 5 star read too! πŸ˜‰

  • Read Hamlet by Shakespeare

I’m nearly done with it…

  • Read Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

*cough* I didn’t touch that book!

  • Take pictures for book haul post coming probably this month!

What? I was a busy month!!

  • Work on character sketches

Is “I completely forgot about those” a good excuse??


Well, I didn’t do very good on my April goals… oh well. It was a very tiring, very fun month anyway! *also writing 25k probably makes up for it, hehe*

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Goals for May…

  • Read 15 books
  • Finish Psalms
  • Write a script for the Audiosmiths
  • Survive graduation + all the preparation
  • Finish Christy by Catherine Marshall
  • Read Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • Take some more pictures
  • Read 8 books for school
  • Get caught up with journaling
  • Get caught up with pen-palling
  • Make a lot of Ebay listing, maybe max for the month
  • Finish module 17 in algebra 1 book
  • finish 808 Bible Lightunit, start on 809

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Posts from this month…

March Review + April Goals (GUYS IT’S APRIL WHAT)


Camp NaNo Recap β€” Days 1-7

Camp NaNo Recap Days 8-15


Camp NaNo Recap Days 15-21


Camp NaNo Recap Days 22-28 + GIVEAWAY WINNER!


SOULS ASTRAY BOOK BLOG TOUR – Guest Post by Troy + Book Spotlight + GIVEAWAYΒ *CLOSED*

PANANAW BLOG TOUR! β€” Character Interview with Gale + Link to the NEW Blog

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About school…

So, as I said before, I’m aging out of my homeschool co-op that I’ve been in since Kindergarten.

What am I doing next?

I’m actually going to be attending a charter school!

I think it’s going to be really fun! I’ll be attending an actual campus (eee, slightly scary. XD) two days a week. The rest of the week is homeschool! πŸ˜€

Just an update. πŸ˜‰

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What did I do during April?

  • wrote a lot. obviously. XD
  • did lots of wordsprints with my amazing cabin mates!!
  • had a good school month
  • played a lot of basketball
  • held lots of babies!! <3 (2 new cousins! :O)
  • got sick for a little bit
  • make chocolate zucchini cake, yum!


  • had 50s day at my co-op… pretty fun! πŸ˜‰
  • read an ARC
  • celebrated Easter with family — He is risen! πŸ˜€
  • enjoyed Easter vacation!
  • read Fawkes!! It was amazing! πŸ˜€
  • hit 100 followers and hosted a giveaway!
wow, I think this picture is from 2017…
  • went to LA with my mom, sister, and grandma! We had a ton of fun helping out my aunt and uncle, playing with my little cousins, Owen and Jack, and holding new baby Luke!
  • drew some with a new set of sketching pencils! (a gift, thank youuu!!! :D)
  • during the trip, we saw 28 different state license plates, as well as one Canadian province! πŸ™‚
  • ate at 85 degrees, YUM.
  • state testing, oh boy.
  • wrote 4.5k words the last day of NaNo
  • ate Oodles!
  • actually posted a decent amount, YAY!

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Thanks for reading!

What did you do during April? Can you believe it’s May already??? When do you finish school? Got any plans for the summer? πŸ˜‰


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Featured Image Credit: Photo byΒ Derick McKinneyΒ onΒ Unsplash


  1. Wait… The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare? I started reading that a few months ago! It was from the library and I didn’t finish it, but it was a five-star read, you say? I might pick it back up again!

    You did an amazing job with life this April! XD Best of luck on all your goals for May. May (haha, get it?) you accomplish everything that’s in your heart!

    1. Thanks Libby! Curriculum for what? Just in general? I do the Bible Lightunits as an individual homeschool thing! πŸ™‚

      1. That’s the curriculum that I graduated with. It’s really good! I recognized it when you said 807. Do you just use different curriculums for different subjects?

  2. Hi! You have a stunning style and great writing skills! I would like to nominate you for the Mystery Blogger Award! The post is hopefully going up on my channel today!

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