Move Day One

Fangirls! I”m late as heck, but I’ve been busy all day. I started by putting up new shower curtains in our bathroom, but now I’ve been unpacking my clothes and putting things in more permanent homes today too.

I’m overwhelmed, obviously. There’s so much to clean and prep and deal with. But the lease is signed, my job starts Monday morning, and tomorrow I get to celebrate my first anniversary with my boyfriend. We already exchanged gifts (which was phenomenal; he got me a Puppycat onesie and I’m ready to start my life in it), but tomorrow we’re going to Rehoboth, the place Steven Universe is based off of. I’m really excited to be taking this trip with him, and to have pizza and fries at Beach City.

Everything is okay, so far. I’m taking it one step at a time, using my bullet journal, and concentrating on deep breathing when things get tough. Thanks for your ever constant support!


Nerds Gotta Eat: Meal Planning

Today is the day, Fangirls. I’m currently on a train to New York Penn Station, where I will transfer to a train to Baltimore Penn Station, and become a permanent resident of the State of Maryland. I don’t like eating crabs (since I’m vegetarian), but I’m excited to taste what other fantastic foods the state has to offer. One of the things I have been looking forward to for months is meal planning.

Read More »

Being Back

I know that DIY or a comic should be here, but I feel like it’s more important for me tow just free write a bit of what has been going on in my mind through the entirety of my break. I’ve been off twitter and instagram, for the most part, because while I have been suffering from more frequent depressive episodes, the past couple of weeks have been something worse than I’ve dealt with in a very long time.

Read More »


Fangirls, I need to take a break. Things are difficult and frustrating and my anxiety is disgustingly high. I have a lot of trouble managing stress and depression, and everything is so overwhelming right now. After tomorrow (Saturday July 16th), I will be taking a week-long break to concentrate on preparing things for moving and life. I’m trying to juggle too much right now, and though a week definitely isn’t enough, it’s as much of a break I can really take without falling too far behind in everything. I feel incredibly guilty about taking just the week, but I need to make myself safe and as comfortable as possible. I’m hoping things will be easier for me. I appreciate you’re understanding, and hope that you’ll continue to support Fangirls Are We. I will be back on July 24th.

On Trying to Relax

Fangirls, I’ve been trying to relax more with both the schedule here and my life. It’s tough to make a big step to slow down, but it’s something that has to be done.

I work hard at my job, and walk and exercise a lot more than I have in the past couple of years. I was writing all the time, and freaking out over the frustration of not enough hours in the day. But now that I’m taking a step back, I get to do more for myself. I get to do things that I enjoy more often; I go for walks all the time, I get to hang out with my puppy, cook, and sew more often.

I think it’s good for me to relax more. But I’m having some difficulty stepping back from the site. So I do apologize for having days without any articles, but I think it’s important for me to take time for myself. I’ve got to work on figuring out moving and life and everything. So more down time is good.

On Moving

Though I want almost nothing to do wth the area I live in, moving out is so terrifying that I’ve yet to do it. Last August, when I was promoted, I had another DS sit me down, and talk to me about how long I wanted to be in the company. She suggested one year, as that’s enough time for a management position to be put on my résumé and have it taken seriously. We went through and budgeted out what I would need if an apartment cost X, with Y and Z as necessities that I would get. Making a budget was calming, but as we get ever closer to August, it weighs heavier on my mind that not only do I not have a place picked out, but that there’s no way for me to move.


Read More »