2016 Positivity Post

Yes, yes, yes…I’m late to the party. Forgive me and my lazy ass. 

I was tagged by @justanotherwannabeclassic, @pirateherokillian, @fairytalesandtimetravel, @lizzyc807shipscaptainswan AND @cocohook38…so, I guess ya’ll really wanted me to do this, huh? lol And while 2016 did overall suck, there were bright spots. 

1). I went on a central American cruise with my family last March, where I got to meet my older brother’s girlfriend, who later this year will end up being my sister-in-law. 

2). Went back to my home state of Minnesota with my husband. Spent time with extended family, and we saw my Vikings play in their new stadium (before they started sucking royal ass).

3). I have gotten better with my make up, and definitely like to show that off (#jennas shameless selfies ftw).

4). I took chance on a new show that didn’t burn me, and it has since became one of my new obsessions (Where my fellow Lucifans at?)

5). Celebrated 4 years of marriage with Adam (our 5th anniversary is coming up in a couple weeks…)

6). Got the chance to meet some CSers in person in 2016! @fergus80, my smut sister, I love you to death; and @bleebug, you adorable human being!! You’re amazing. 

7). Took a backseat from reading fic as much and focused a lot on writing, especially towards the end of the year. The amount of Secret Santas I participated in was no freaking joke! And the fact there are so many of you out there who continue to read my work and support it…I will never be able to fully express my gratitude. 

8). On a whim, I joined a group of girls who wanted to get together and record a podcast. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and the Once Upon a Captain Swan podcast is a massive part of my life. I love the crew so much! @nerdyeverafter @amorecolorfulmoniker @smorgan4 @jenzica @captainlbradz @toomanyshipstosail and @imhookedonaswan

9). Making the decision and actually being able to afford a trip to Canada (still can’t believe it’s only 2 months away!)

10). The friendships I have made, whether just this past year or old ones that continue to grow, is quite literally the BEST part of this past year. Other than those in the podcast, there are a few I want to mention specifically: 

* @spartanguard​ and @biancaros3, aka the Belle and the Mulan to my Ruby: You two are my best friends, and I love you to pieces. And you keep me on track with writing…or attempt to anyways ;)

* @yeahiliketheredleatherjacket, @ahookedhero, and @xemmaloveskillianx (aka the Hogwarts Squad): You three are amazing and I am so blessed to call you all friends. 

* @cocohook38: Julie, my love. You are a tremendous talent and I am in awe of you. That you continue to bless me with your friendship as well as your art is a incredible 

* @fairytalesandtimetravel: NAME TWIN! I have loved getting to know you this past year. Our fangirling session through texts are some of the best parts of my week! Love you to bits. 

* @flipperbrain : Kris, my darling. Thank you for blessing this fandom with your art, and blessing me with the gift of your friendship. I so look forward to meeting you in a couple months! 

* @wordsmith-storyweaver: JJ, you are as talented as you are smart, witty and gorgeous. 

* @thesschesthair: Mandy…I friggin love you ok?!? You always manage to make me smile, and I hope I do the same for you!<3 <3 <3 

Now that I have written this, I guess 2016 wasn’t so bad after all lol

I’m sure most of you have done this, so I don’t need to tag lol But if you want to do it, consider yourself tagged 

🍌🍯 *shows up to the party late*👀 so for some reason up until now I have been using PB2 powder as a flavor for smoothies and Pad Thai but didn’t even think to use it as butter! I’m sure everyone else has already been doing this! lol I mixed 2 tablespoons of PB2 with one tablespoon of almond milk and a teaspoon of maple syrup! Perfect spread, so I had a peanut butter feast … Guess who is putting this on everything from now on… this bitch 👉🏽🙋🏽👈🏽

Ok I never talked about this but it resurfaced bc my roommates and I were talking about the GOOD OLD DAYS but if u went an idea of how sad and shitty our school was, our apartment was like. The party place LOL LIKE WE WERE THE COOL KIDS ON CAMPUS.


LIKE. Some freshman was talking w some friends and my roommate overheard (we were late juniors or early seniors at the time) and he said there’s gonna be a “super crazy party this weekend” and how he n his friend like wanted to go or some shit. And then he kept going on and was like “Yeah I guess a big group of Ccs kids who live in the belcrest apartment are throwing it” and at that point my roommate lost her shit and was like “THATS US LOL”

like there were fucking 7 of us in a 3 bedroom apartment and p much every other Friday we had a party but it wasn’t anything super intense? Like it was just friends who would come over n sometimes randos came too but we would just chill and have a movie on and smoke and do dumb shit. We played cards against humanity and ninja and generally acted like hooligans. But by no means would I classify our place as a super party dorm. But most people on campus thought of us as such cause everyone at our school was JUST THAT FUCKING LAME LOL

That apartment was a crusty mess and all the doors broke off and the water never worked and it smelled like piss and I loved every minute of it