Journal #6: Adulting

Happy Valentine's season, dollie lovers!

I hope everyone is enjoying all the love in the air, for this Valentine's season. I have such much love and adoration for my friends, family and those virtual friends in the reborn doll community ~ Thank you!

Today's life update is all about adulting. You know, putting aside the things you enjoy doing for things that need to be done (and may not be so enjoyable). One of these things that I have spent less time doing, is interacting with my reborn doll collection. I think I have created a tall order for myself to fill when I listed my New Years resolutions. Those being: saving money, healthier eating habits, starting the payback of student loans, and working out every week. It may not seem like a lot, but for me it has been! I will not lie, I have been dropping the ball on quite a few of these resolutions. :( I'm proud to be keeping up with my YouTube video schedule for you all. Reborn doll videos feature every Friday and Sunday! I have also slacked on my actual job hunting, as creating YouTube content 5-6 days a week has taken up a lot of time. My income from creating videos has skyrocketed and I have been working overtime to maintain it. With all the new changes on YouTube, its getting harder and harder and I do feel like it's becoming more of a chore than an enjoyment; not good!

I've also done pretty well NOT purchasing any new reborn baby related items. I won't say that I haven't invested money in other places, but at least I have put all baby buys to a halt Haha. *sigh* I don't know.

Sew very crafty

Happy weekend, dollie lovers!

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Although I am a firm believer in celebrating the ones I love in various acts of kindness every day (not just once a year) throughout the year, I am very grateful and appreciative of the way my fiance takes care in making sure the day is special for me. This year, he definitely floored me with the biggest Valentine's Day surprise...yes, even bigger than the 50inch plus pink stuffed unicorn I received last year.

My sewing craft dreams are to come true because he surprised me with a sewing machine!

Before the storm turned my live upside down for the later part of 2016, I was researching the right sewing machine for what I planned to do. I've had my eye set on creating reborn baby clothing, home wares, and plus size circle skirts. I'm so excited for what's to come this year, and to grow in this craft. I am still drawing and painting, however all my sewing crafts will be featured on this blog, DollieLovex3. Ultimately, I would love to open an Etsy shop with my reborn baby clothing creations, but that's a very long way off.

Along with this amazing gift, my fiance also gifted me a Sailor Moon dress from Hot Topic to wear this year at Mechacon. I'm pretty over the moon about it. You can catch a review about it soon on my main blog MaraKittenx3.