June 2020 memories

Another month has come and gone. Things are getting back to normal, or the “new normal”, but I’m still sad that I can’t travel. Yes, I will continue complaining about that because I’m usually with my doggie around this time and I am still sad that my travel plans are in limbo/cancelled.

June was an interesting one and I have no idea how long this post is going to be. Apologizing in advance.

One of the biggest things is that I graduated this month. But it does not feel that way. Obviously we had no ceremony, I do not have my diploma and I don’t have any photos. My school sent out graduation boxes and I have not received mine yet and have not gotten the final proofs yet. And fun fact, it was very expensive. It cost me $700. I did want to talk about whats next, but I didn’t have anything sentimental and I’m lazy. Hopefully soon.

I have started to look for and apply to jobs slowly. I usually send in 2-3 applications every few days. Right now I am just not in a rush, so I am taking my time. And I am trying to believe that everything happens for a reason and that God is looking out for me. I try to tailor every application to every job posting, and it takes a while to do so. I don’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that searching for a job is a full time job, and they are not wrong.

So last month, my mom and I decided to send a barrel for my family in the Caribbean. And I just want to say this is the first and last time I am doing that. Never again unless its for myself.

You might be wondering what I a barrel is and why it was such a terrible idea, so I’ll explain. Basically, someone from a larger more developed country, ships a huge drum filled with things to their family in another country. So my mom and I, sent 2 barrels to the Caribbean for my family.

When I was younger, she would send me stuff [clothes, food, books]. It felt like Christmas. And since I have become an adult, I am doing the same thing for my family. Not only was there a lot of shopping, it was expensive. Normally, you would plan this in advance and buy things slowly. But no no no, we did it all in 3 weeks. The amount of things I had being delivered and returns I had to make were ridiculous. Also had to deal with my fear of speaking over the phone to call Old Navy to deal with something. Like I said, first and last time. I hate shopping and I was broke in the end.

Can I really be broke if I bought way to many ebooks? In defence they were on sale. Though I am not sure that makes it better or worse. Maybe I should do an ebook haul. But I did read 4 books this month:

  • Beach Read by Emily Henry
  • With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • The Happily Every After by Abby Jimenez
  • Dear Ava by Ilsa Madden-Mills

And I am over 80% done with Abruption by Riley Mackenzie. See I am reading the books that I buy. Its just really hard to not buy it at $1.99.

I never talked about this, but last month, I started to work on a paper that I did last year for a class and I really wanted to submit it for a writing prize at my school. Its the one that I did the presentation for back in March. But I had to give up because my professor was too busy to help me. I am not blaming her because she has a life and I am no longer a student, but I am sad that I missed that opportunity. I just didn’t see the point in trying to build an empirical model and not understand what I was doing. And that was happening during the time that I was dealing with the barrel and my uncle’s death.

This month marked a year since he died and a year since his burial. Today also marks 2 years since my aunt died. I don’t really talk about this but a part of me kind of holds a grudge against my grandparents for not burying my aunt and uncle is a tombstone. Money was tight and they couldn’t afford it, so they buried them in the ground because it was cheaper. It makes me sad knowing that I can’t visit if I wanted to. June is not the easiest month for me.

On a happier note, I was nominated for my first ever blog award by the Blondey on a Mission. She an amazing person with an amazing blog so I suggest you check it out. I haven’t done the post yet (oopsie) but I will soon.

Ohhh I discovered Krispy Kreme donuts. They are so good. Tried them a few weeks ago, and haven’t stopped talking about them ever since, so I went back today because my mom bribed me. I know I am the definition of health (just kidding). Just look at this beauty though. I’ve already had two and one sitting my room.


In case you want to catch up, this is what I posted throughout the month:

If you even bothered reading this entire thing, question, do you like donuts and if yes, is there a favourite type?

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7 thoughts on “June 2020 memories

  1. I’ve never actually had a Krispy Kreme donut. I had one of their milkshakes once and it was so sweet. That was the first and last time I’ve tried anything from Krispy Kreme. If I do have donuts, they are usually from Tim Hortons. The donuts aren’t that great but it’s what I know. I usually get honey cruellers (aka. Tractor wheels) or sprinkle donuts (vanilla dipped).

    A box is quite expansive so I couldn’t imagine a barrel full of stuff. Wow! I didn’t know that such a thing existed. Very cool but I can totally see why it was a headache to deal with!

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    1. If you get the chance, you should try it. I’m always a bit fascinated with the way the donuts are made. its all automated. And its cool to me I don’t go to Tim Hortons very often, but if I do, its usually anything with sprinkles or chocolate. I have a sweet tooth.

      Shipping things get expensive, but it wasn’t. About $80 each and they hold a ton of stuff. Its interesting because we were planning on sending a box initially, but Canada Post wasn’t going there and had problems with FedEx. So I guess the universe was trying to tell me there were better options.

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  2. Hey – I always love reading your posts like this because even though I try stay as up to date as possible on everyone’s blogs, these ‘summaries’ are just so helpful in reminding me of all the incredible posts you do 🙂

    I can completely understand the book urge – especially when they are so cheap! I got a kindle for Christmas last year and only now am I suddenly realising where half my income is going haha. Oh well books are always worth it in my opinion. What were the books you read like? Any you’d recommend?

    Good luck for the job searching – I know it can feel like an absolute mission sometimes but I know that it will all come right for you! Also, on your question about doughnuts, who could not love doughnuts??! My older brother loves all the gourmet Krispy Kreme flavours and while some of them are delicious, I’m old fashioned and my favourite are just plain glazed or ones in cinnamon sugar. I guess as much as I love bold and exotic flavours, the simple ones are the ones I could eat over and over again.

    Also, thanks for the little mention there – you definitely deserve it and can’t believe you haven’t gotten other blogging awards (they will come!) . Can’t wait to read your responses xx (and I’m so sorry for this massive comment)

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    1. Awww I’m glad that you liked it. I like doing them because it helps me remember about the little things that happen which I forget. And don’t worry about the mong comment. I don’t mind it.

      I know it’s so easy to buy books. That’s why I try to buy them when they are on sale and use kindle unlimited. I’ve been reading romance lately, and if you like romcoms you should try The Bromance Bookclub by Lyssa Kay Adams and Christina Lauren (Unhoneymooners, My Favourite Half-Night Stand). Also With The Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo is really good.

      There are probably donut haters in this world. Those who don’t like sweet things. To each their own though. I’m a sucker for anything with sprinkles and/or chocolate.

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      1. They seem like a great way to just reflect on the month and appreciate things. I’m also trying to stick to the discounted ones on kindle but it’s hard … Ooh thanks I love romcoms so I will definitely check them out!

        I suppose there are but sugary things always make life better in my opinion. I love sprinkles and chocolate – so I think you definitely have good taste

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