The wording of the universe

“Life, happens when you’re making plans, flying high and shaking hands; the song will write you, you don’t write it. I didn’t mean to fall in love, this rhythm that created us. I was running, we collided…”

This is the first original post I’ve written in about 3 months, the rest have been either songs, or repost with commentary; and yes, I am aware that this includes a song, but I intend to write more than just that. My life has been eventful to say the least, and there’s a lot I could tell you, but I’m going to be very selective about what I share with you guys, not because I don’t want to share, but because I  want to keep some things for myself. Still, my life remains not at all interesting, guys… But I’m going to update you on all things, pony-wise.

  • My mom got a dog, her name is Chewie as in Chewbacca. She’s adorable and tiny. I’m not really into dogs (You’re talking to a cat lady here) but that baby is adorable to say the least, and I’m literally dying over her. I’ll make sure to post a picture of her very, very soon.

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  • We moved into a new House, Everything is still a little too messy, and every times I try to do a little, there’s more and more and more left to do. I think two more weeks and I’ll be done with this. But let me tell you guys, the new house is looking good.
  • A few weeks ago I got a surgery, I had my gallbladder removed. I am all fine now, but still recovering I guess. I was told I was going to be able to go back into my life in two weeks (True) but I would still feel tired and in pain for a couple of months (Also true) So I am in that second stage now.
  • Next week a friend is coming to visit. He’s not just visiting me, he has a lot of things to do in the city, but it’s going to be super nice to get a chance to see him again.

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  • Lately I’ve been so into Instagram, it has become my main social network, in fact, I am almost sure that most of the people who check this place, do so because they find the link on my Insta account, so if for some reason you’re into what I post, check it out and follow me!

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  • You know this already (Because of course you do) I got into the Planner Community, and I really think I’ve found my niche. I think I’ve never felt more at peace and more accepted on a community as I feel in the Planner Community; as with everything, I’ve seen things I don’t entirely relate to (More on that on future posts), but in general, I feel so connected. So thank you, Planner Girls (for some reason, we’re only -or mainly- girls).

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  • I’m saying this, with no intent of getting too deep into it, but I am in a relationship. I am with someone I love deeply, and I care a lot about this person. I don’t really want to tell much, cause… quite honestly, I don’t feel too comfortable; this is ours only. I have the feeling none of us want to really talk about it outside of, well, us. But we’re ok. We’re fine. I’m loving this, guys, he is just amazing. Aren’t you happy for me?

So, that’s it, ponies, I’m going to try to come and do a bit more of real blogging, not just random updates on my life every few months. I swear I have about 10 drafts, but for many reasons, I never got around actually finishing any, mainly because I had things I needed to get out of my system, and now that they’re out, I can go back to actually blogging and you guys can go back to expecting posts.

“With you, I found a new way to live, I see an alternative. Now we started, we can’t stop it. I, I didn’t mean to fall in love, last thing I was thinking of was you and me but, we collided…”

Love, ponies and other lovely things,

Firma

The Future starts slow

This song makes me think of you. You already know it, cause I shared it with you like a week ago or something…

It kind of reminds me of what I told you last week, about dragging me to hell and all.

Whatever, I’m an over sharer, but I actually don’t want to share this, so I really don’t want to talk about it, at least not here, but it’s just, a lot of things have been so “you-centric” and I’m enjoying it…

I know this is not the regular channel, but it’s pretty awesome to have you in my life.

And this song is actually great and I can’t stop listening to it, which is a good change considering what I normally listen to…

Writing here, even something that doesn’t make much sense, makes me feel good and in touch with myself.. Idk…

But I’ll never give you up, if I ever give you up
My heart will surely fail…

Firma

Using Clear to manage my expenses

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Clear is an App for iOS, if I am correct, it’s about $4.99, but those are the best I’ve spent in the AppStore. I have the app synchronized in both my iPad and iPhone,but even though you can have it on the Mac, I don’t really use it there.

Anyway, Clear is an app to make lists, and that on itself sounds pretty simple. I’ve used it in many different ways, as a “Books to read” and “Books to buy”, as a “Shopping list” and my favorite, as my “Monthly expenses”. All of these are basically lists with different purposes, and with a different rotation.

I’ve been using this system to keep control of my finances, of the bills I have to pay, and in general the money I have left to spare. It may be very simple, but now, I’m going to show you how to do it!

First of all, I get paid bi-monthly, so I log all of my monthly expenses along with their corresponding amount , and then, I cross the ones that I am planning on taking care of during the second part of the month.

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After this, I am left with the list of my current expenses. I can write reminders for each one, so I can remember the day I need to pay for them. Just be careful, cause if you’re planning on recycling the list for every month , the reminders will not reset. You have two options, 1- you reset them every time, or 2- don’t use them, and instead order your expenses by how urgent they are for you.

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What I always try to do is take care of everything as soon as possible, and then everything that’s left is mine to spend as I want. Once an element is covered, I swipe it to the right, it gets crossed, and moved to my inactive list.

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After the first part of the month comes by, I go back to my crossed elements, and swipe them to the right and bring them back to my active list. Once there, I sort them again and it starts again.

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This is basically it. It may be really simple, but it has helped me a lot to take control of my expenses. Also, one of the things that I really like about this app, is that you can use the colors to indicate the importance of the item.

I hope it helps you!!

Firma

Asylum… I finished it

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A few days ago I talked about me reading Asylum and how much of a big deal it was for me and all that. Well, I finished reading it two days ago, and I have some thoughts to share.

*Spoilers, my ponies!*

I’ve already read some reviews online, and yes, pretty much everyone thinks it sucks. And it does! I always feel like there are no bad stories, only poorly written plots. This, of course, was the case. I’m not going to attempt to review it, I am terrible at it, but I just need to vent some ideas, I can’t say I didn’t like it, cause I did, and it was a great way to tackle a lot of my fears, but character and plot wise, it was kind of a disappointment.

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First of all, yes, suspension of disbelief. Did I really believe everything that happened could actually happen, even within the universe? No. Seriously, they are 16-17 years old, Don’t they have parents concerned about them? Aren’t they afraid there’s a murderer somewhere in the school? As I said in my review, this would have been a thousand times some enjoyable if they were in college, living in a building that happened to be a former asylum, that at least would have given them a believable agenda.

What happened to Jordan on his psychotic break? If everyone, or at least the characters that start acting crazy are being “possessed” or at least connected to someone in the past. Who is possessing him? And why?

Why is it suddenly irrelevant that Yi was attacked? Why didn’t we ever hear from him? Or his parents? Or Joe’s parents for that matter? Why does a teenager, in a sort of summer camp, dies, and everyone just accepts it?

What’s the deal with Miss Reyes? Did she locked them in the basement? And even if she didn’t, why is the police so contempt by having just caught the murderer when it’s pretty clear there’s at least another person involved?

And speaking of… What’s the deal with the police? How are they implicated? It is mentioned constantly that they are nowhere to be found at key points of the story: when Dan finds Yi, when he goes to the vending machine, when they receive the last note asking them to go to the basement, when he’s trying to find a police officer to go find Felix together, when Jordan is looking for help at the end. And the worst part is that it’s never mentioned how guilty they look, they only ever hint at Miss Reyes.

I know this is not a standalone book, (which btw kind of annoys me a little bit, cause I’m a little tired of everything coming in sagas, and having to read book after book just to have real conclusions, and I really wanted to enjoy something that could be concluded within a book) but I can’t help but feeling they were lacking a lot to actually conclude the story developed in this one. What’s going to happen to Felix? What’s his connection to everything? What’s Daniel’s past? Who were his parents? They constantly mention him going to therapists, but, what’s really happening to him?

I don’t know… So many loose ends, and it’s not really about me, not enjoying the mystery leading up to the next book; I have no problem with cliffhangers, or saga-long mysteries (for God’s sake, I read – and enjoyed – Harry Potter), but when the loose ends seem more like a sign of a poorly written story, rather than mystery to build upon on the next book, they just strike me as lazy.

Anyway guys… I’m not going to say it was a bad book, as I said at the beginning, it was mainly disappointing, but I’m going to keep on reading the sequels to see if any of this becomes clearer with time… Though I actually doubt it.

What’s next on my reading list? I don’t really know… I left Allegiant 20 pages into it, and I am in no hurry of going back to it, but I’ve been hearing a lot about Rainbow Rowell, so I might give Eleanor & Park a chance…

…Or maybe I’ll finally start with The Cold Song, I’ve been avoiding that book like the plague, cause I have a big image of Linn Ullman in my head, given that Before you sleep is one of my favorite books ever, and I’m afraid it might not live up to my hype…

We’ll see

Firma

Filofaxing: A new home for my Washi Tape

If you have been following me on Instagram, you already know that I’m super into Filofaxing, I think I may be one of a small bunch of Mexican Filofaxers that exist online. I’ve been getting a lot of questions from people who want to get into the Filofax community and don’t really know how to start in Mexico, so I decided I would start sharing how I do things, and how I get everything I used for my Filofax.

Hopefully it will also mean that I will post here more often, so yey!

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Yesterday I went to Office Max, looking for these containers so I can take my washi tapes off the box I’ve been using, since they didn’t fit anymore.

When my mom used to work, she used to have containers like these to store her post its, and even though she doesn’t work any more, she still has these around full of lovely post its that I always envy, so what better option to keep everything at hand?

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On the first bottom drawer, I have my thick masking tape. I have only 5 of them, but it’s usually really hard to store them cause they don’t fit anywhere! Eventually I’m going to move them to a different space cause I am sure I will be getting more, and I may end up using this drawer for more washi.

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Up here you have the second drawer, where all of my lovely tapes live. I have washi, deco, and post it tape. There’s still a bit of space left at the back. BTW, can you spot the newest rolls?

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The post it drawer is the third drawer, it houses all of my post its, my masking sticker sheets and a bunch of Avery round labels that I use for coding. I normally carry a couple of sheets inside my Filofax.

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And last but not least, on the top drawer I have all of my stickers. Starting next year I don’t think i will be carrying my sticker bag around; I may have a couple of things in the pockets of my Filo, but I really hate how bulky it is and how heavy my bag feels because of it.

How do you guys store your Filofaxing supplies?

Firma

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