New Year Thoughts

Hello everyone.

Okay, so this blog looks totally different. It has a new name, a new look, and personally I think it looks kind of hipster (sorry).

This used to be Miss Magic’s Memoir.

I haven’t posted since April. I was 13 and I’m now 14.

Maybe it’s just me, but the second I turned 14, I would look back at anything I did as a 13 year old and cringe. So, I would really appreciate it if you don’t read my old posts, haha!

So, if you notice anything on the site that mentions anything about Miss Magic’s Memoir, please comment and let me know so I can update it 😛

Anyways, I want to talk about my reflection on these past few months and my goals and hopes for the New Year.

If you’ve been a follower of this blog for a while, you might know that I am doing Florida Virtual School right now. This new school year was the start of high school for me. I am now in 9th grade, and honestly, its been very difficult for me.

I find myself procrastinating and being generally extremely stressed out, especially since I’m trying to wrap up by Christmas.

I’ve had a couple of minor breakdowns due to stress, and it’s pretty surprising to me. I didn’t think high school was going to be too much different from middle school. Everyone assured me that high school sounded a lot scarier and harder than it was, but school kind of follows me like a shadow all the time. It gets in the way of quite a few things.

Let me clarify; I’ve been a homeschool student my whole life (well, up until I started middle school, which was when I began virtual school). If I ever wanted to go somewhere, or do something, it wasn’t as big of a deal because I didn’t have true deadlines. Of course, I had to do work weekly, but there were no grades and no amount of work that I had to complete each week.

Even in middle school, I was in a similar situation to homeschool because I took about half the classes I do now as a high school student.

Now, if I ever want to hang out with friends when they have the day off of school, I’m often busy with my own schoolwork, since FLVS doesn’t get days off of school when normal schools do (likely because you have to submit work weekly, not by certain dates).

My dad has Mondays off of work now, so we like to go out to eat, watch movies, go shopping, things like that. But, school is restricting me from being able to spend this time with my family.

And my parents would roll their eyes at this and say that I simply procrastinate and I would not deny that. Yes, I am probably the worst with procrastination on this Earth. I’m probably procrastinating something right now without even knowing. But FLVS makes it very, very easy to procrastinate.

Now, I don’t want to trash on FLVS. FLVS is wonderful, they have amazing classes, I loved it all through middle school, but now FLVS just doesn’t work for ME anymore. I feel like it just isn’t working out.

I understand that school is “supposed” to be a little stressful and it’s supposed to help you with time management, but the stress is becoming a little too much. I don’t want to continue going down this rabbit trail because it is boring and distracting, so now back to my point.

So, in the New Year, I will be going back to homeschool. I will probably take one or two electives with FLVS because they have great high school electives, but I will probably take little or no core courses with FLVS.

I also have a few other New Year’s goals that I feel like now that I’m a little bit older, I may have a bit more of a chance to succeed with.

I have typical resolutions like eat healthier and exercise, but here are some of my more specific resolutions:

  • Drink more water – I definitely don’t drink enough water, and I know the benefits of drinking the right amount each day.
  • Keep a bullet journal – I’m honestly really excited for this one. A bullet journal is a great way to organize your life and manage your time and moods and the like.
  • Learn a little bit of dance – I definitely feel like I’m a little too old to become a pro ballerina at this point, but as a singer and actress, I feel like having a bit more dance background than I do will be helpful.
  • Learn how to play the piano/keyboard – I’ve already partially started this one since I own a keyboard. I already play the ukulele so I would like to be able to play multiple instruments. Once I learn piano I would like to move on to guitar.
  • READ MORE – I honestly haven’t read a book by choice in years, which is sad because I used to love reading, so I would love to get back into that hobby.
  • Volunteer more – This is one that I actually came up with literally while I am writing this, but I did some volunteer work at a Special Olympics (sports for the disabled) event for one of my classes, and honestly it was a fantastic experience. So I would love to give back more in any way that I could.
  • Learn yoga/mindfulness – I would love to learn to meditate or relax more with yoga
  • Become more flexible – I feel like I have the capability to be more flexible, seeing as over the summer I stretched almost every day and become much more flexible, but I just need to commit to it again.
  • Blog more! – I would love to continue blogging again in the new year, so give me some ideas for posts in the comments!

The only reason I know I will have time to achieve all this is because I will be doing homeschool again, so that is why I’m so thrilled to be going back to it.

Anyways, sorry for the long post. I wish I had a potato to give you but I don’t xD

Cheers to the new year!

~Katie

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Selling idea? Would you buy it?

Hi guys!

I know I’ve been talking about my Fiverr gigs a lot, but I’m really anxious to get my first order, so thank you for putting up with me 😉

First, I wanted to address something. It seems like every time I post about my gigs on this blog, my stats go up, so thank you guys so much for that and so much for your help, and so, because I want to thank you even more (and because I’m desperate for orders :P), I have a super duper crazy awesome absolutely fantastic oh-my-god special offer! (Okay, maybe I shouldn’t over sell it xD)

 

For my very first buyer on my YouTube Channel Art service, you will get:

FREE 24 hours or less delivery.

UNLIMITED revisions (sadly, that does mean I may need an extra day per revision)

PNG AND JPG versions of your channel art (instead of just one or the other)

AND I will mention your YouTube channel on THIS blog! 😀

All of these things would normally cost an extra FIVE dollars, and some of these things aren’t even an option at all for normal buyers!

All you have to do is mention in the “Anything else I should know” part of the form that you came from my blog and are hoping for the first buyer deal.

I hope you guys enjoy that!

 

I am giving a very similar (if not BETTER) deal for my Personalized 1000 Word Fiction service. You will get:

FREE 24 hours or less delivery

1500 words instead of 1000 (it usually costs an extra $5 for an additional 250 words, so you’re saving ten dollars with that)

One FREE revision (again, a revision is normally an extra $5)

And if you have a writing blog or YouTube channel that you would like me to advertise on my blog, I would be happy to do so 🙂

I actually don’t even offer 24 hour delivery on this job normally, only two day (which is still an additional cost), so that’s another one of a kind offer for you guys!

To read more about these services (and get the links to them) check out my new “Buy” page!

There you go! First buyers get some awesome deals! Make sure you’re not the second or third on each of these, or else you won’t get these special offers!

 

Moving on, I had an idea for another Fiverr gig, and I wanted your feedback, critique, and if it sounds like something you would buy.

So, you know how you see poems paired with an image or something like that? Here are some examples(I did not write these poems or pair them with these images, these are just examples):

What do you guys think if I turn people’s poems into images like these? Would you pay for that type of service? I appreciate any and all feedback 🙂

Thanks so much guys and I hope you like the offers!

~Katie

 

Selling Update!

Hi guys!

I have some news concerning my business on Fiverr.com!

One: I’ve added a “Buy” page to this website! Eeeek! Now you guys can check out my last post at any time just by clicking that page!!! Here’s the link.

Two: I forgot to mention in my last post, I have a portfolio blog where I post some of my channel art and stuff!! The link to it is here!

Also, I just wanted to mention that since I posted my last which which advertised the services I’m selling, I haven’t gotten any orders, but my clicks on the gigs went up by a lot! So thank you guys so much for that! Even you clicking on the services helps to get my gigs featured on the front page of their website, so thank you, thank you, thank you and please keep clicking! 🙂

Don’t forget that you can get free quick delivery on my services if you use the code I listed in my last post. Or find the codes on my new “Buy” page!! 🙂

Thanks again guys!

~Kaite

Selling YouTube Channel Art and Personalized Stories!

Hi guys!

I just wanted to tell you all about the new services I’m offering on Fiverr.com! I really can’t wait to start selling to you guys, and I hope you like it!

Service 1: Personalized YouTube Channel Art!

If you have a YouTube channel and don’t have channel art (or want new channel art), then look no further! I am making channel art for as little as $5!

I quite enjoy making channel art (sorry if my writing sounds a little British, I just took a break from writing a Harry Potter fanfiction, and right now my writing voice is in British xD) and I would be happy to make you guys some channel art! Normally, one day delivery is an additional cost, but as a gift to my awesome followers, if you put this code in the “anything else we should know” part of the form, I will give you FREE one day delivery!

Code: MissMagicBlog

The link to the service can be found here.

Service 2: Personalized 1000 Word Fiction!

I will write a personalized 1000 word fiction, and even more than that, it will not have my name on it, it will not have a title, and it will not be under any copyright, so it is 100% YOURS! You can choose between it being a full short story, or making it the introduction of a story for YOU to continue writing.

I absolutely cannot wait to see what you guys come up with, and again, as a gift to you guys, if you type the following code in the “anything you would like to add” box of the form, I will give you FREE 2 day delivery Yes, I know, this is not 1 day delivery, like the other one, but this can take a bit longer, so instead it’s 2 day, but again, normally 2 day delivery is an additional $5, so this should help you guys out 🙂

Code: MissMagicBlog

The link to the service can be found here.

Thank you guys so much for taking the time to check these out. I really appreciate it 🙂

~Katie

I need your opinions

Hi everyone!

Today I was looking at some websites and I was thinking “Wow. It would be so cool to make money as a freelance writer!”. You can set your own schedule, your own limit, and pretty much everything else.

But, seeing as I am only 13, most sites would probably not accept me.

So first off, I just wanted to ask if any of you knew of any freelance, paying sites that accept 13 year olds. That would be awesome.

Next idea.

What if I made my blog have a freelancing section or article submission page for anyone who would like to sunit articles?

It would not be a paying job, and you don’t have to sign up for anything. You would just submit your articles. And you can submit one and be done, or you can do it as often as you like. What do you think (BTW, I have ZERO idea if this will actually happen)?

Final idea (my favorite).

It would likely be a seperate blog, but I was thinking of having a competition based site that has teams and they each compete for the most points by the end of a certain time frame. Sort of like the Howarts houses in Harry Potter, where every good and bad thing you do will either earn or lose points for your house.

We would come up with names for each “house” (sticking with the HP theme) and you would have to do things like write articles, design a cover, make a video, do and record a random act of kindness, etc.

I personally really like this idea, and I think I would need at least four people for each “house”. Please let me know what you think and if you would like to participate in one way or another.

Comment your opinions on these idead and have a wonderful day everyone!
~Katie