Life Update 3.19

Between January and now I’ve been working towards multiple goals. I’ve developed habits that have given me a bit of structure in my life. It’s also allowed me to get comfortable with myself. I find that doing things on your own grants you the freedom to do whatever you want without the opinions of others.

Weight: The main goal is definitely to lose weight. I know in the past I have said that I wanted to lose 5 pounds but I hope to lose more. I am not exactly sure as to how many pounds because I’m not going by an actual number. This time I’m more focused on how clothes fit me because I have no intentions on buying new clothes. For me losing weight is free, shopping for clothes is not. A way I like to keep myself active is by closing all my rings on my Apple watch at least 5 times a week. I also try to complete the monthly challenges. I was on a 4 month streak but February was a difficult month to complete. Nonetheless, I didn’t get discouraged and I’m more than halfway through my March goal.

Savir Blogs: In case no one has noticed, I have been consistently posting for about a month. Savir Blogs is finally starting to be what I envisioned when I first started this blog – a place where I can talk about whatever I want without belonging to a specific niche. Oftentimes I see people so focused on appealing to a certain audience and for me that just builds more pressure causing me to feel unmotivated. I’m not saying that is not the way to go, I’m saying that does not work for me. I’m just writing about the things that I do in my life.

Social Media: I opened up 2 different social media accounts just to be able to try new things. During late 2021 I felt as though I should invest in bettering my creativity skills. I see a lot of cool things on the regular and I wanted to try and recreate it. The process of recording something, editing, and having a final product has become a form of “me” time. Whether I’m doing it in silence or with music blasting it’s a fun thing to do. I’ve been able to create different types of content that I’ll post at some point. I don’t feel a rush to post or looking to gain a following, I’m just trying to learn.

Overall these 3 things have been what I’ve been focusing on but spring and summer are around the corner. Hopefully I’m able to go out and explore.

Amazon Unboxing III

Sometimes shopping on Amazon is more convenient than going to the store. For this unboxing, I received some essentials like Q-tips and panty liners. There isn’t much to say about these since they are commonly purchased items.

What was new was the Fujifilm mini film. My Instax camera needed new film so off I went to buy some more. I like to use my camera when I’m with my family. I’ll just pull out the camera and start taking pictures. It definitely reminds me of how we used to take pictures back in the day. The camera is also a hit with everyone!

The best thing to arrive in this box was the AirPods Pro case. I’m very picky when it comes to AirPods cases because I like the ones that have the lid attached to the body. I find it more secure if the case is in one piece. There’s rarely cute one piece cases so I stuck with a basic silicone design. The one I purchased came with a carabiner and hand strap. Both are really useful!

The last item in the box was for my coffee starter pack. I bought the Atlas Coffee Club because it included coffee beans from 4 different countries: India, Nicaragua, Uganda, and Peru. I got the beans so that the Mr. Coffee grinder from the last unboxing could be put to use. This was the only item I was waiting for to complete the starter pack and I was finally able to give it to my friend.

Amazon Unboxing II

I am a late gifter. I tend to wait until the last minute or sometimes after the fact to purchase a gift. I am a true procrastinator and people already know they’re just going to have to wait. The coffee grinder that I purchased from Amazon was one part of a coffee starter pack that I was gifting someone…for a Christmas gift. I liked the Mr. Coffee grinder because of the different settings. I also thought it was useful to have exact measurements since for me it’s hard to tell how much coffee to grind.

I purchased the ring light because when I decided to try and make videos I realized the light that I had wasn’t bright enough. I needed a ring light that would allow me to do overhead recording and I figured a clip on ring light would work for my needs. It has made the lighting brighter however the brightness only lasts for like 30 minutes. After that I noticed it started to dim causing me to charge it during filming breaks. I am looking for something that allows me to do overhead filming without being too bulky but I haven’t found anything I like.

Amazon Unbagging I

If there is one thing that I am guilty of, it is online shopping. I do a lot of it! I had been wanting to buy a box cutter to make it easier to get to all the products I’m too lazy to buy in store. I checked out Amazon and saw they had an Amazon Basics one so I bought it because I figured it would fit my needs. 

After a couple of uses, the retractable button isn’t as smooth as I would like it to be. I’m sure at some point it’s going to end up stuck. It comes with spare blades but I haven’t been able to open it to see them. I’m not trying to break a nail so I’ll just get someone to open it for me when I need to replace the blade. Overall, it was an ok purchase. Once I go through the blades or the retractable portion gets stuck I’ll just spend a couple of more dollars on a heavier duty one.