How Exciting . . . and Terrifying

So, this week has been rather interesting. The fear of the coronavirus finally got to where I live. Everyone began freaking out. Toilet paper, soap, flour . . . everything is gone from the grocery stores. Hardly anyone goes outside anymore, and our state governor has canceled all schools for the next two weeks.

I’m actually really excited. I hate going to school, so honestly it’s a good thing. My only worry is my grades will probably tank because of the online thing my teachers are going to try. Back in seventh grade I went to an online school, but I was really bad at it. Maybe with maturity I’ll be able to do it right this time. Or maybe not. It doesn’t matter that much to me either way.

I feel like my whole life has been leading up to this moment. I’m definitely an introvert, so the lack of human contact doesn’t bother me. And my mother recently got my book edits back to me, so now I’ll have a lot of time to look through them. It’s been an interesting process so far.

The only bad thing is that my car broke down. And because of most everything shutting down, my father doesn’t have a reason to try to fix it. Last night was my last shift at work, so I don’t even have that to leverage against him to get him to do it. So now I’m just going to be stranded at my parent’s house. Which really isn’t that bad, but I want to hang out with my friends at least once during this strange time.

Anyway, I’m really not worried about the coronavirus. I’m young, so it won’t really do anything to me if I do get it. And I don’t know anyone that it could have a negative impact on. So I’m just going to bunker down with my computer and a lot of books. And ice cream. Can’t forget the ice cream.

What sort of craziness is going on where you live? I’d love to hear about it!

Stay safe,

Sally

I Can’t Believe I Did That!

This week has been utterly insane. Honestly, I didn’t know I had it in me.

So, to start off, let me explain something. There’s this guy I’ve been friends with since seventh grade. And I’ve liked him for a really long time. (Is the word “crush” childish? I don’t know if I should use it.) But this last week, my best friend was pushing me to finally tell him how I feel. She suggested I do what I do best–write a story about it.

So I did. I wrote a story that explained how I felt about the whole situation, that I liked him but was super anxious to tell him. Then all I had to do was send it to him. But I couldn’t. I just–if you’ve ever tried to tell one of your best friend of many years that you like them as more than a friend, you understand how hard it is. So, I told Alexandra to send it to him whenever she wished, and not to tell me when she did so.

So then I waited. Anxiously. Terrifyingly. It was difficult, but eventually he responded. And . . . he feels the same!

Man, this was difficult. I’m still in shock that I did that. I honestly never thought I’d be able to tell him. But now . . . well, I’m happier than I’ve been in a long time. My friends keep telling me that they’ve never seen me this happy, or, in the words of Alexandra, I am “radiant.” Hahaha.

I don’t really know what we’re going to do now, but I’m sure that we’ll figure it out.

And apparently since then I’ve found a well of courage that I didn’t know I had. I told my manager at my job that I’m going to quit. So by the end of next week, I won’t have a job anymore. But, I’m determined to find a better one, one that I like a lot better. Of course, all of these jobs are just to tide me over until I can finally get a book published.

I’m don’t normally have this kind of initiative, so it’s kind of scary and new. But I like it. Wish me luck with everything!

I hope your week was as amazing as mine was! See you next week!

Love,

Sally

Sickness

Hi guys! I forgot to write a post last week, which I apologize for. I almost forgot to do it today too, but obviously I didn’t. I’m proud of myself. Once you get out of a habit it’s kind of hard to get back into it.

I got sick today. Well, technically I got sick two days ago, but it got really bad yesterday when I got home from work at 11 p.m. Now my throat hurts so bad I can’t talk. Other than that, I feel okay enough to do stuff. And I managed to find cold medicine, so maybe I’ll be able to talk once it starts working.

I’m a little frustrated with my job. I work at a pizza buffet, so it’s really not that high class or whatever. It’s part time because I have school for several hours each day and I still need to have time to write. But it is exhausting and I don’t really enjoy it. I usually get three five hour shifts each week, but next week I have four five hour shifts. Which might be a little too much with everything I have going on. I guess we’ll see how I fare. I’ll tell you next time I write.

Other than that, this week was pretty normal. I don’t think I told you this, but I hit writer’s block in the book that I’m writing, but I finally managed to get past it. Now I feel like the story is actually going somewhere.

I keep automatically hitting tab after each paragraph because Google Docs, which I’ve been writing with lately, doesn’t do it automatically like Microsoft Word does, but with WordPress if you do that the formatting kind of glitches. So I just keep getting in my own way.

Oh, yes. I did a TikTok last week that got thousands of views, which is a lot for a small creator like me. Since then, my notifications have been constantly pinging me with people liking my content and following me. Which I absolutely love. If you follow me on TikTok, well, you’re amazing and I love you. And if you don’t, I still love you.

I hope you guys have a wonderful Saturday. Read some books while you’re at it. Take some time for yourself.

Read on!

Sally

It’s PURPLE!

Guess what?! I finally dyed my hair just this morning!

It’s hard to capture what it looks like on camera

I wanted it to be a dark purple. It turned out more of a blue, but in some lights it looks purple. I’m really happy with it. What do you guys think?

I’ve never dyed my hair before, and I’m not really sure what I need to do to keep it looking nice. Comment down below if you have any advice for me!

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day. While I’m as single as single can be, I still really enjoyed it. It’s the day of love, which doesn’t have to be romantic love. My friends gave me gifts, and I gave them gifts. My parents gave me chocolate, which I’ve pretty much already devoured. Chocolate tastes too good to pace yourself.

It might sound weird, but I’ve always wanted to make my own comic series. I’m terrible at drawing, but I can make some funny jokes. So, this last week, I fulfilled my dream. Here’s the first comic I drew.

My first comic!

I’ll keep making the comic series as often as I can. They’ll be posted on Facebook as soon as I finish them. They’re not hard to draw, as you can probably tell from how disgusting they look, but that’s okay. I think they’re pretty funny. The main character is Von, the best vampire that has ever existed. I’ve already made three of them, and there are a lot more to come. Go to my Facebook page if you want to check them out!

Okay, I’m done for this week. I hope you guys showed your friends and family that you love them this past week. Oh, yeah, I guess I should probably say this . . . I love you guys! Keep being you!

Love,

Sally

The Tuesday of Weeks

Tuesday is the worst day of the week, in my opinion. There’s nothing to look forward to on a Tuesday. It just exists. This week was the Tuesday of weeks. Literally nothing interesting happened.

Well, okay. My mother and my sister sent me some of their edits for the first book I wrote, and I’ve been applying those, but that’s not really that interesting. I also forgot to post on Facebook all week. Actually, I didn’t forget, I just didn’t have anything to say. I’m afraid most of my days are taken up by school. And no one wants to hear about that.

On Monday my school called a snow day. It was funny because we literally got no snow. And the next day it snowed really badly. Schools are so crazy sometimes. But Monday was a good day. I saw Frozen 2 for the third time with a group of my friends. Have I mentioned how much I love that movie?

Next week is Valentine’s Day. I’m kind of dreading it, honestly. I’m sure a lot of people feel that way. I don’t really want to see all that sappy love people are going to drop on each other. Or maybe I’m just jaded. That’s probably it.

That’s all I have to say. Like I said, this week was literally the most forgettable week of my life. Hopefully next week I’ll have more to say.

See you later!

Sally

Changes. A Lot of Them

Hello once again! Here I am, on time! I’m so proud of myself.

Some things have changed about my apperance. I cut my hair ten inches and got my braces off! I haven’t been able to dye my hair yet, but I promise that it’s coming soon.

Me before.
Me right now. Notice the plastic retainer making my mouth hurt.

So, interesting story to tell here. I love to write, as you know. And people in general tend to connect with those like them. My friend, the same one that introduced me to TikTok, and I wrote a book together. It’s about mermaids and the underwater ocean, and, of course, has romance in it. The funny thing is, I looked back through my documents and found a book that, back in seventh grade, one of my friends and I had started writing together. They were startlingly similar, including some names of the characters. It was funny to see where I’ve come from in my writing. Of course, the one I wrote with Alexandra Forrest, my best friend, is much better than the one from seventh grade.

Speaking of books and all that, I can’t remember if I told you guys about how I finished the second book in the series I was writing. With those two books and the one I wrote with Alex, that makes three! Now, if only I could get them published. I’ve been working on making my own covers. I’ll get it all down one day.

This week, I also experimented with cooking. Without a recipe and not really knowing what I was doing, I made a meal on Wednesday. It’s not terrible, but it’s certainly not restaurant worthy.

This is the extent of my cooking skills.

It’s time for more shameless plugging! If you want to see more regular updates from me, follow me on Facebook. My username is @Salandrawolfe. Or, you could follow me on TikTok. My username there is @Sallytruble. Don’t ask why. It’s an inside joke with Alex. And if you just want to have a conversation with me, email me at Salandra@salandrawolfe.com!

Okay, that was a whole lot of marketing. I’ll stop now. Of course, I’m not really sure that that counts as marketing, but I’m going to call it that and you can’t stop me.

I’ll see you guys next week!

Keep on dreaming!

Sally

Relationships, Tik Toks, and Other Things

Hello once again. A LOT of stuff has happened. I don’t even know where to start.

So, I’ve never really dated anyone before, but a few months ago, I started going out with this guy that I really liked. We weren’t boyfriend and girlfriend by any means, but we went out a couple times and were always together. But, like most authors and readers, I’m an introvert, so I started to get sick of it.

Long story short, I found out some not too savory things about him, and I told him to take a hike. But I was nicer about it, because I’m not a jerk. I still see him at school all the time, and from what I’ve heard as he’s talked to his friends around me, he’s moven on completely and utterly.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t really sad about it. In fact, the first day that I didn’t have to see him anymore I ran around dancing and singing because I was so happy. And I still am happy about it. But from all the books, movies, and tv shows I’ve watched, normally things don’t end this abruptly with relationships. It’s weird to me that now we act like strangers, like we don’t even know each other . . .

Anyway, enough of that. One of my friends convinced me to get Tik Tok, a very popular app right now. I’ll say this about it: it’s much more entertaining than watching Netlix. Yesterday I ate icecream while watching Tik Toks. Normally I only eat icecream while watching movies, but Tik Tok is better, in my opinion. I’ve posted a few videos on Tik Tok. My account name is @sallytruble, if you want to check it out . . . (Cough cough, this is shameless endorsement.)

And with all these new and exciting things going on, I’ve also decided to change my style. I want to cut my hair short and get the ends dyed purple.

Yeah, purple might be considered a crazy color, but it’s my favorite color, so I’m going to do it. I’ll show you guys a pic when it happens, which will hopefully be soon.

I’ve re-commited myself to blogging and posting on social media for you guys. I’m a pretty paranoid person, so it’s hard for me to share stuff about myself, but I’ve decided that I’m just going to go for it. If y’all hate it, then . . . whatever.

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Sally

Merry Christmas!

Wow, it’s been a long time. It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions for me since I last wrote. Life is insane!

I finished the book I was writing! I’m almost done with the third and final runthrough of editing on my part. Then, I’ll start on the next book in the series. My sister hasn’t finished editing the first book I sent to her, so I can’t send this one to her yet. But hopefully by next year you’ll be seeing some books being published by me!

And, it’s almost Christmas time! I love Christmas so much, and I’m super excited for it to finally arrive, mainly so that I can see what presents I got! That may seem kind of childish, but it’s mostly because I didn’t ask for much, and yet I have a ton of presents under the tree with my name on them.

We started Christmas super early this year. Normally this time is when we’re all scrambling to find presents. But I finished my shopping and wrapping for everyone on Monday, so I’m less stressed and more just anxious for Christmas to finally come. I’m not sure which is better. At least when you’re rushing around you don’t feel the severe anticipation for Christmas as much.

Did I mention that I got a job? I can’t rememeber if I did. I probably didn’t. I’ve been all over the place on this blog. But I did get a job, and it’s a weird feeling. I kind of like it because now I have something to do with my time, but I also don’t like it because . . . work. I don’t think any human truly enjoys working, unless what they’re doing for work is a hobby of theirs. Like my writing is technically work, but is it really? It certainly doesn’t feel like it. What’s the definition of work, anyway?

Wow, that’s not where I expected that to go.

Everything in our house this last week broke down. Our oven, our dishwasher, our fridges, our water heaters, and our garages (they broke several times). Currently there’s a guy here to fix the water heaters, so I’m just stuck without water for who knows how long. My mom forgot to tell me too, so I didn’t do everything I needed to before he came. Sigh.

But life is pretty good! Christmas is a season of giving, joy, and, most of all, love. I hope you guys have a very merry Christmas this year!

Best Wishes,

Sally

Cutest white elephant gift I’ve ever gotten. Get it? ‘Cause it’s a white elephant? Hahaha.

Braces? Again?!

Yes, indeed, the title does not mislead you. I got braces today. For the second time. See, here’s a picture of me before the braces got put on.

Me immediately before going into the orthodontist’s office

Do you see how my left tooth (it looks like it’s on my right because the picture is opposite) is lower than the others? It’s also strangely a lot thicker than the other ones, so it sticks out forward a little bit. Without it being longer than the other ones, no one would notice that. But now it just looks really strange.

So, I got braces again.

Me with my braces on!

I hate the elementary look that braces give me. They make me look so young. At least the braces cover how bad my front tooth is.

So, some of you might be confused as to how this happened. So, I’ll explain it to you. Some months after I got my braces off the first time I decided that I hated my retainers. I then proceeded to not wear them for . . . I don’t even remember how long. But during that time, my front tooth, for some unknown reason, shifted downwards. I just don’t understand why it did that. None of my teeth were uneven like that before I got braces. My top teeth didn’t really need to be modified a bunch. So it’s weird that this happened.

Yeah, I know, some of you might be thinking, “Sally, maybe it’s your wisdom teeth!” As my orthodontist said, “People blame the wisdom teeth way too much.” My top wisdom teeth (I have two on the top) have grown in completely over this past month or so, and my orthodontist said they actually have a ton of room up there, so there’s no way that it was the wisdom teeth’s fault.

While we’re on the subject of wisdom teeth, my bottom ones started growing in about a year ago, and yet they still aren’t all the way in. I’m kind of concerned because my top ones grew in fully much faster. My dentist recommends getting them out, but my mom told me to wait. My brother’s dentist told him to get his wisdom teeth out because they hadn’t come in all the way. My brother waited for a few months, they grew in, and everything was fine. So I guess we’ll see.

Back to my strange tooth though. I kind of started to wear my retainers again, so most of my teeth are fine. But because of the tooth my top retainer didn’t fit around my front teeth. So apparently my orthodontist is going to shift them about a bit. And fun fact, retainers don’t fix vertical changes in your teeth. Only braces can do that. Yay for me, right?

Honestly I’m not too upset about it. They’re only on eight of my teeth, just on the top, so it’s much less annoying than the first time I went through this. You have to look kind of close to notice them anyway. And I’ve definitely learned my lesson. For a few months I’ll have to deal with this, and then I can have a perfect smile again!

Really, you have no idea how much that tooth has bugged me this past year.

So, do you guys have any crazy braces or teeth stories that you would like to share with me? Type them into the comments below!

Wear your retainers!

Sally

How Long Has it Been?

Wowza. I can’t even remember the last time that I did this. That’s probably not a good thing. And I honestly don’t have an excuse. I just kept fogetting to write a blog post. But, no more! I’m back and here to stay! Hopefully.

School started up again last week. It’s been a pretty difficult transition. But I also started doing something super important again this week. Writing. Honestly, it’s amazing the difference it makes. I love writing! You’d think I’d remember to do it more often. But I actually have made some serious progress. I think I might have mentioned once that I was stuck on the book that I was writing. Well, a few weeks later and that was remedied! I’m super exciting and I should (let’s hope) finish it by the end of this next month. But I’m going to be super safe and say it will be done by Christmas. Maybe it’ll even come out then as well!

The week before last week my family went camping. Well, some of us did. It was my mom, dad, my little sister, my big sister and her husband, and last (but not least) me! It was kind of sad because it was my little sister’s first time camping and she was super sick pretty much the whole time. Then she got me sick on the last day, but it didn’t last very long, thankfully. It was a whole ton of fun, and from what I heard we’re planning on doing it again next year.

Most of the time I feel like I have so much to do and so little time to do it. But lucky me, I don’t have school this Monday! Yay!

Well, I’m racking my brain here for other stuff that I did, but I’m drawing a blank. Most of my time these past few weeks has been spent on school, but no one wants to hear about school. I know I don’t.

So I’ll end it here! I’ll see you next week!

Best wishes,

Sally