Day 24 of the Blogtober challenge. I am elated to announce that on October 23rd, 2021 Precarious Aquarius has received it’s 250th follower! Below I will inform you all of the current statistics update with how this blog has progressed since it’s creation nearly two years ago next February. After that, I will give you a run down of my day yesterday and share some announcements with ya’ll.
Stats of Precarious Aquarius
Blog Creation: February 10th, 2020
Total of Published Posts: 354 as of 10/23/2021
Total Likes: 1,165
Total Comments: 155
Total Word Count: 356,440
Best views ever on 05/20/2021 with 154 views in one day.
Total followers: 248 through WordPress, and 2 email followers, respectively creating 250 followers total.
Most Viewed Post: My Bipolar Daily Routine
Wow. Writing all that made me feel a little conceited because I am taking note and publicizing my accomplishments. But then I realized that I have worked hard to get where I am with this blog. I love the blogosphere and what it has to offer because it offered me a safe and loving community when I needed it most. I think those who have consistently been there with me on my journey with this blog, and well frankly, through my life journey can appreciate the time and effort that has been put into Precarious Aquarius to make it as successful as it has been so far.
But the true thanks goes to YOU. Yes, YOU. I may not know your name, but I sure as hell recognize your avatar and username when you pop up in my comments. There is not one blog I don’t look at when they like or comment on any one of my posts. I care about you all. I love you all and thank you for reading, liking, commenting, sharing, subscribing to my blog. It’s not even my blog. Well, yes I write the content which is 100% true by the way (can’t make some of this shit up lol), but without you all reading it, there is no blog. There would be no point and way to improve myself and evolve and heal.
Journaling on a public platform like this is like the best and cheapest therapy that I can get and afford. I may not know what I am doing 99% of the time, but I have you all to lean on when I am low and you all help lower me down when I am too high. I am so thankful for the sense of community that has been created and we bond over mental illness, religion, addictions, etc. in the comments and through email.
I do mean it when I say that I am just an email or comment away. If you or someone you know is struggling with anything, I am a safe and empathetic person to talk to. Like I said, I care about each and every one of you and I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for supporting me and my writing dreams and goals. I never imagined I would ever have 50 followers, let alone 250 followers. I am truly humbled at the support and love I have received and continue to receive. THANK YOU ❤
Yesterday was a great reset day. I didn’t have work because of my work predicament with not being able to complete training in my unit so it was not safe for me to continue working there. I am in the process of being internally transferred to a different position within the agency, but I am not sure what or where because they can’t lower my pay, and I don’t have the education to do a lot of the work in the agency just yet. So I woke up around 9:30am and I decided that I would take the $200 in cash I had for my trip to Oregon that suddenly was cancelled and decided to shop locally with it.
I went downstairs and asked if my mom wanted to go to Goodwill with me. She said no but she would go with me to Kohl’s in the mall. Her mental health hasn’t been the best so I would say yes to just about anything if it meant we could spend time together and she got out of the house for once.
We got ready for the day and drove to her favorite coffee stand so she could get her sugar free watermelon, sugar free red bull spritzer. I decided to get a hot white chocolate mocha. Usually that coffee place is super good but our drinks were subpar and I am not sure how that happens because those are fairly simple drinks. But I digress.
Mom said she would only go into Kohl’s with me, but any store after that, she wanted to wait in the car. Well I ended up finding my mom a cute blouse and I somehow spent $200 on clothes alone, no socks or shoes or undergarments, no nothing. But I am very happy because most of the things I got came from the clearance rack and I got two name brand full on outfits, one being a lavender Nike crewneck sweatshirt and matching lavender shorts and I got some awesome black Under Armor sweatpants with the cuffs at the ankles for short people like me and ya’ll… THEY CAME WITH DEEP POCKETS AND WERE ACTUALLY IN THE WOMEN’S SECTION AND THEY WEREN’T TOO LONG. This never happens so as expensive as they were, I got them.
Near the end my mom was getting agitated so I paid for our items and we left and went home. After I dropped my mom off at home, I went back out to the grocery store for a few items. I saw Diego and saw his new tattoo and it looked good and the shading and lines are clean. It looked very painful though because he was walking all day and I think his jeans irritated his new ink.
I chilled after unloading and putting groceries away. My dad was going to grill some chicken and make fries and tater tots. I don’t favor chicken in the slightest and my kale was about to go bad so I made my Zuppa Toscana mock Olive Garden soup. It has spicy sausage, kale, and potatoes for the base. I used chicken broth and heavy whipping cream with minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Oh! And onions. Usually I put in peppered bacon, but I was lazy and didn’t want to cut any up. I also fried some Brussel sprouts in butter, garlic, salt, and pepper. They were good but could have been in the pan a little longer so that they were softer. Other than that, no complaints.
My dad was mad that my mom got full on soup and Brussel sprouts because his chicken was done 15 minutes later and we were already full and done eating. Oh well.
I decided that I will not be getting my tattoo next Sunday because frankly I can’t afford it with missing nearly a week of work with this whole work incident ordeal. So I paid all my bills through the end of November minus half of my car payment which isn’t due til November 15th and my whole loan payment which is smaller than the partial car payment and that is due November 27th. So I will have at least one pay day before my car is due and two pay days before the loan is due. Everything else has due dates in December. AND I put a little into my savings. AND Christmas is paid for! All I need to do is get my mom’s birthday present off of Amazon and her birthday is early December. Otherwise I am good!
Once my paychecks get back on track after missing work because of my knee and foot injury, I can start saving and paying my credit cards off. December is a golden month for me, meaning that there is 3 paychecks in the month of December because pay day is every other Friday. So between now and December 3rd, I gotta start thinking about how I should spend my “golden” or extra paycheck. I guess it depends on how much I will be making and how many hours I will be working in my new position. So we shall see.
Starting November 1st, I will be posting a content schedule with which days of the week I will be posting on and will probably post at a certain time of day that is to be determined. I will start posting more mental health dominate posts rather than my ramblings of my days and my emotions. Don’t worry, if you like those, they aren’t leaving or going anywhere! My random ramblings will just have a structured day and time for those to happen at.
I would give you the content schedule now but frankly I don’t have one in mind quite yet. Not to mention the fact that there is still a week left in Blogtober and I am ready to get through this so I can work on the next phase here at Precarious Aquarius.
If you have any content ideas for the blog or any ideas, thoughts, or comments whether it be about this announcement, about the blog hitting 250 followers or anything at all, drop a comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Much love to you all and thanks,