So as some of you might know (I’ve mentioned it on the blog before a few times), I gave up social media for Lent this year. It was about 47 days of no Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, VSCO, Goodreads, or Pinterest.
I did this last year as well, but I kind of failed. My willpower gave out about halfway through. I really wanted to try it again this year and commit! So that’s what I did. I learned a lot of things throughout this challenge, so I thought I’d share some of the them with you guys!
Although Star Trek might not necessarily be of interest to most of my readers, I just recently finished up all seven seasons of The Next Generation, its most popular and arguably best show of the franchise. I have been blogging for years and have always done a Star Trek recap on whatever show I have finished (TOS and VOY so far), so I thought I’d continue the tradition here. 🙂
I’ll start with my top 5 favorite episodes, top 5 worst episodes, a character ranking, and finally some rambly thoughts on the show. Let’s get started! (Be warned: this will be a long post. I’m a shameless Trekkie and I have a LOT of thoughts. 😂)
If you’re like me, you’ve been at home all month. When my extroverted self heard the news that my school was switching to remote instruction, I died a little inside. What am I supposed to do with no social interaction besides my family for so long?!
The break hasn’t been as bad as I thought it would be. On day who-knows-what of not leaving the house, I’m a little stir crazy, but I’ve been able to do a lot of things I normally wouldn’t be able to do with school still in session — especially since this quarantine happens to fall during Lent, so I can’t use social media or watch YouTube like I normally would be.
Are you looking for things to do while you’re quarantined? I’ve compiled a list of some things that I’ve been doing to stay sane! 🙂 Hopefully some of them look like fun and will inspire you!
Music. I listen to it a lot; I used to almost constantly. And one thing about me — when I find a band or singer I love . . . I LOVE them. When I find a new band, you can be positive I’ll listen to their music on replay for a few weeks, then listen consistently for years afterward. 😛
I’m also quite picky about my music. With my Christian music, the lyrics need to be unique and interesting OR the singer needs to be really passionate about what he’s singing about. Preferably both. With my non-Christian music, the songs just need to be bops. I’m less picky about non-Christian. 😛 Most of these bands/singers don’t swear, either, in case you’re concerned about that.
So, I thought I’d compile a list of all my favorite bands or singers, ending with my very favorite at the number one spot. Here we go!
It’s been a pretty crazy month, hasn’t it? With the COVID-19 outbreak and stay-at-home orders, schools being cancelled, and stores being shut down, it’s pretty hard for people.
I think it definitely is good in a way, though. It provides time to relax and take a break from the business. When we come back to school or work, we’ll enjoy it a little more because of the long break. It teaches us to rely on God more, too. We aren’t in control, but He is, and He knows what He’s doing.
Anyway, this is what I’ve been doing with my free time this month! 🙂