→ Life Update & 25 Before 26 Update

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It's been so long, this is what I look like now! (With no makeup and damp hair and wrapped in a TARDIS blanket...)
Hello, old friends! I'm still alive! Hooray! I just wanted to catch you up on my goings-on and explain my absence. So, I do apologize for being MIA for so long. My mental health has kept me from doing much, as well as the fact that I'm having some (VERY MINOR) health issues that need to be taken care of (two easy procedures and a probable small surgery), but have been put off thanks to my anxiety. The surgery has to do with a sinus in my lower back which causes discomfort when I'm sitting for too long, which is why I haven't been blogging, or reading blogs, or on my laptop too often. I will hopefully get it taken care of within the next month. Nothing is definite yet though since I need to wait for the translators from our base medical office to call me to make an initial appointment, since the surgery will have to happen out in town and I will need a translator with me. Anyway... I can't promise that I will be blogging about makeup very often until my surgery and healing have been taken care of.

On the plus side, I have been trying to squash my every day anxiety by leaving my apartment more often. I'm super proud of myself because I've been doing well with it. I even had a day trip to several new places with a small group including two women I had never met before. Hooray for progress!

Speaking of progress, here is my 25 Before 26 progress:
1. Make at least one video for my YouTube channel.
2. Get rid of unwanted clothing and accessories.
I'm starting to do this, but I can't mark it off because it's not been completed.
3. Wear orange lipstick.
4. Go shopping in Fukuoka.
5. Visit the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.
6. Try Japanese cosmetics.
7. Visit a shrine.
8. Start the How to Be a Fat Bitch E-Course.
9. Try a cream blusher.
10. Perfect the art of glitter brows.
11. Perfect the art of colored brows.
12. Play a drinking game.
13. Finish a puzzle.
14. Watch at least 40 movies I've never seen before.
Current progress: 28
15. Start up my in-house bakery.
16. Enroll in college.
DONE! My start date is the 23rd of February.
17. Visit Hirado.
18. Read at least 20 books.
SUPER DONE! I've read 30 books so far since my birthday!
19. Read at least 10 comics/graphic novels.
DONE! I've read 11 so far since my birthday!
20. Try out cosmetics from 5 new indie brands.
21. Buy a Givenchy lipstick.
I bought the Le Rouge Limited Edition Burgundy in Framboise Velours during Sephora's sale!
22. Go to Milky Way Farms.
23. Go bowling.
24. Do some crafting.
25. Do a spending ban.

Ryan will be taking leave from the military in a few days, but we will be staying in Japan. We're hoping to do a lot of exploring in the weeks he as off, so here's hoping I can cross of several more soon.

Another reason for this blog post is to inform you lovelies that I have started up a book club and book-based blog since reading is something I can do a lot of laying down (and also I love books)! Please check it out and feel free to join or follow if you're interested.

I love you all and I thank you for being so, so patient with me.

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