So for the past two years, I've been seriously trying to get into shape and live a healthier lifestyle. So I'm revisiting my Summer Goals post, and decided to make some changes to that. First I decided to focus on my Freelancing career. I'm an digital artist and it's what I love and if you've been reading my biggest and most important struggle has been my health. So I'm going to be blogging more about this journey as a way to hold my self accountable and keep track of my process and such. So let's take a look and my previous goals and what my new plan is going to be.
So I'm not sure what to put here and what to say but I just want everyone to know that I'm alright. I just need to get to a place where I'm better. I started seeing a doctor about my depression. I've had it since high school but over the years it's gotten out of control to the point where I can't maintain work or even keep up with since site. I'm sure you've noticed either the lack of updates and art work or sporadic posts. Normally I'd say "Since I'm getting help, I expect to be back by _____." but I won't honestly I don't want to build an expectation without even knowing what my own outcome could be. If I can update something I will, go ahead and visit my social media. I've been more active there so hopefully no one worries too much.
You bet your buns baby! As of today I lost 60 lbs (about 27.2kg). Which I'm super proud of! I feel so much better about myself even though I've slipped up a few times and felt like giving up. But as dumb as my reason may be for waiting to lose weight it has help sooooooo much with keeping me going. My goal is to be able to buy cute clothes and cosplay as Luffy.
Basically comfortable with. I mean even wearing a tankini is embarrassing at this point but I'm like "I'm going to the pool to work out not to be cute!"
But I'm really excited about this! It's still really hard because I've been hanging out with friends and they wanna eat out and try new places here in Tucson. However this also means I'm more active. If you're subscribed to my YouTube, you'll have seen I went to Connichiwa here and boy that was rough! There was a lot of walking since the venue was pretty big then HazelAlmond (Gabby) and I went back and forth to Subway about a block away.
So this past Saturday, we went out for drinks and pizza, which was hella good. Sadly I got a gnarly blister on the bottom of my foot. Buuuuuuuuut I did do sooooooomuch walking. So HazelAlmond is 5'6" and our guy friend is 6'2", and oh my goodness they walk so fast haha! But it was fun and surprisingly I found myself not having to stop as much as Connichiwa weekend. (Which seems like a really good sign!)
Anyway I'm going to try uploading some art and stuff and maybe get a workout in before noon. If not, Choco needs to go on a walk before evening rolls around.
So I'm still trying to figure out what I'd like the channel to be mainly about but these are some things I hope to at least to a few times:
SPEEDPAINTING: Videos on my drawing process and things of that nature.
BEAUTY 101: Beauty and health facts to make you beautiful inside and out!
ARRI REVIEWS: Let me give you my opinion about stuff!
DIY: Let’s make some stuff!
UNBOXINGS: Everyone loves getting stuff in the mail so let’s open it together!
TUTORIALS: How do I make things???
ARRI BEHIND THE SCENES: personal posts and blogs. Mostly my fitness journey tho!
For now there are gonna be a bit of a wait so please be patient while I’m getting things together. I’m going to need to do a lot of research for some of theses things and get materials but I do know that once these go up they'll be in playlists so no need to fret. ;)
OK! So I guess first things first... I guess I'm back on Tumblr...for now. My account was deleted. If you were following me I was reblogging random stuff. I still will but I honestly have no idea what I'll do. Things will stay the same here of course, I'm still trying to come up with topics to blog about. So yeah... -sigh-
Anyway I'm thinking of making a Patreon too but that's also a maybe. Also even though I fell off the wagon last year, my fiancee and I are going to be making lifestyle changes this year.
Art-wise I've been trying to figure draw and do warm-ups. I've also been meaning to upload all the doodles I've done...however... I've been looking for work after losing the one I had for the winter season. That and my laptop has shat out on me along with the tablet I need. Mainly the reason why I'm making a Patreon...
So I'm not sure what to tell you guys on what future expectations should be as of now. But I don't like keeping anyone in the dark and I needed to get this off my chest.
Ugh I looked so different then, also I miss those girls. T^T But I'm glad we took a trip before Sia moved away.
This is definitely a trip I'd love to take again. I might do it next year or so!
So some time ago, I made a beauty/lifestyle blog but due to my schedule and me focusing on Nyctophilia, I had to take a break. I'm letting you guys know that in a few weeks, I'm gonna be moving things and around figuring out a schedule that will let me work on both Nycto and other projects while reviewing things that interest me, i.e.: beauty, music and fashion.
A few plans I have are to make this site my go-to place for EVERYTHING about me, because let's face it...I hardly update this site and if I want this to be my OFFICIAL site, I want it to be in one place. (Geez, I'm so sorry for all my run ons.?
Ok, now I bet you're thinking "But what's going to happen to all your other sites?" Well~ that's a good question. My plan is to leave them where they are but have something to let everyone know to come here of course. How? I'll figure it out when the time comes.
I may even go ahead and move my old posts too. I may even move things from my art tumblr as well. Again, my plan is to make this your one stop shop for everything Arri Darling. I may leave the tumblr up just so I can send announcements to say "Hey, there's new stuff! Come check it out!" As far as wordpress...that's gonna be hard...
Anyway be prepared to see backdate posts from both tumblr and wordpress over the next few weeks, things coming down and going up, then for brand some new stuff! YAY!
TL;DR: We're moving stuff around and you should probably read all the stuff about what's going on. ♥
EDIT: Moving process is already begun. If a post has been moved, I mark it as such.
2ND EDIT: Turns out I can back date posts to when they were created on my other blog, so they'll be under the categories "Arri Reviews" or "Personal."
Hello again! I’m back to talk about another topic on my Summer Goals list. Number 5. (I should really have done these in order) I also want to use this as way to brief talk about what I envision this blog being mostly about in the future: Fashion and Beauty. Mostly my personal style of Gyaru and Korean fashion. Being a heavy girl and incredibly self confident I always told myself not to waste money on such pretty clothes, but now I’m motivating myself to stop that type of thinking.
Any way I’d like to get into more specifics about the exact style I want for myself and where I plan to draw inspirations from. A few gyaru styles I love are Himegyaru and Rokku. I used to be a bit of a Goth kid not to long ago but that style is expensive if you want to do it right. I think the Gyaru styles I’ve seen here are the same way but where I live it’s more accepted with Hime and Onee since they the pastel and soft colors. (Also it’s Arizona weather friendly, minus the jackets due to the lack of black.)
OK so what are Gyaru styles you ask? Gyaru (ギャル ?) is a Japanese transliteration of the English word gal. wikipedia. As I’ve mentioned there are subcategories of Gyaru and I would be considered a Gajin Gyaru (a foreigner who follows the Gyaru style) or Kokujin Gyaru (a black person who follows the Gyaru style). I’ll explain and provide visuals about this and favorite inspiring styles. (You may be familiar with GanGuro but it’s not as popular or the term is hardly used from what I understand) If by request I can do more in depth posts about these or more because I was writing this, I realized I have a lot of styles I like. So this will most likely be a condensed list.
Hi cuties! So in my previous post about my summer goals, I mentioned that I want to improve my health both physical and mental. As an update my friend and I have gym memberships and I’ve re-downloaded an app to monitor my eating habits and track my progress. You can find my profile here, so feel free to add me and we can motivate each other to keep up on this goal. I will try to update it as much as possible. Also I have made a page with the same info I’ll put into here for easy access and future reference.
Now onto my reasons why I want to lose weight. I’ll just make this into an extensive list mostly to keep myself motivated but to also share why and how I feel about my current weight and situation. Some of these reasons I borrowed from My Darling Rainbow (Carisse Iris) because I really relate to her and her journey inspires me so much.
EDIT/ UPDATE:: As with any work in progress when it comes to health, there’s trial and error and you have to find what works for you so I’m trying something new with my food intake. You can see my old food plan below and my workout routine is still being worked out. I’ve been going to a Yoga class every morning on monday and I’m still trying find a routine that isn’t going to kill me since I’m out of shape. So far cardio is putting a strain on me but weightlifting is going well. I think when my body is stronger and can handle it, I’ll start cardio again but this time slowly.
Hi friends! So this year like 2013 and 2014 has started out pretty shitty for me due to my depression and some physical ailments. But now I’m in much need of a change and this is the summer I’m going to do it! This list can get longer or shorter so stay tunes.
IF I MAKE A SEPARATE POST UPDATING ANY TOPIC HERE, YOU’LL SEE [updated] WITH A LINK TO VIEW THE NEW POST.
When I'm not making art, I enjoy beauty, fashion and DIY projects, so this blog will include that along with slices of my life.
These are posts I have in mind to make and it's in no particular order.
What's on my phone?
Various M/V reviews
All opinions and thoughts on everything featured on this blog are entirely my own. Any item marked with a ★ on my blog would be an item which I have been gifted or sent in interest of a review, however I do not accept anything unless I feel it would work well with my blog and/or if it is not something I would usually wear or use.