#OrganizeYourWorld – DIY Desk Makeover (+ Desk Hacks!)

Welcome to the first post of my #OrganizeYourWorld series!



I got lots of support from last post’s comments about this series so that made me extra extra excited to get going on this organizing stuff! To be perfectly honest, I’m also a little nervous – it’s my first series and it’s on a very wide topic aaahhhhh! – but your support is super encouraging so thank you so much ❤

To kick off the 4-part series, we’re going to be addressing what I feel is a pretty big topic when it comes to organizing – workspaces. AKA your desk, AKA the thing you probably use 20+ hours a week. And, at least at first sight, this is a pretty overwhelming project.



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My Long TBR List (Please Help I’m Drowning In Expectations)

*there’s a big announcement at the bottom of this post 😉 *

I like books.

Just kidding. I don’t like books. I love books.

Can’t get enough of them. Give me a good book and I’m entertained the whole time that it takes to read. And most of the time I will not leave my room until I’ve finished the whole thing. You guys get me.

But then… I need more books. Good thing we bookies have the glorious To-Be-Read list. That is, until you realize just exactly how many books are on there. And then you have to pick which one out of dozens to read. And then every time you finish one book another 3 are added to the list???

This does not compute!!


Thankfully there’s this thing called ‘my blog’ where there are people who like reading and writing (haha that’s you guys) and can sympathize. And weep. And all the other things because we’re all bookies and have 20 piles of books to read.

help these TBR’s are drowning meee

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A Bunch Of Awards (Am I Really This Popular??)

Hi guys. So I’m popular now.

Let me explain how this happened (and no I’m not actually popular and will never be, thank you very much).

I got nominated for awards…5 times???


I was tagged for the Liebster Award by four lovely ladies: Faye, EmSarah, and Olivia.

And then I got tagged AGAIN for this award I’ve never heard of, The New Blogger Award (which makes me extra special because I’m new) by Starling!

THANKS GUYS!! It’s always kind of crazy to get mentions like this from blogs you read all the time so you guys kinda made my day. (Or days. Yanno, I’m far too technical.)


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Fears Of A Writer (And Why They Should Not Be Feared!)

Hi, guys. I literally can’t think of anything to do for this intro so I’m just going to see where this goes, because I’ve tried so many ways and nothing worked??

Anyway… *coughs violently*

So the other day I was thinking about all the things that hold me back from my writing. Maybe I don’t have enough practice editing. Maybe I need to finish another novel.



It’s true!! I don’t need to just write *more* to be a better writer, I need to get rid of the fears that are holding me back. And, lol, there are tons.

To make writing life just a tad bit easier and more relatable, here are a few big writer fears, especially for us teen writers ❤


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Blogging Expectations Vs Reality

Dude… I just gotta say it. Blogging is no walk in the metaphorical park.

There are so many things you have to worry about. Stats. Reader feedback. Graphics. Post quality. SEO. And all the other stuff that takes forever to sort out.

But sometimes for some reason, we enjoy fluffing it up in our minds. Like, you know those times where you overestimate your abilities or an outcome? But then life turns around and says lol nope!!1! and you end up looking back at your work, asking yourself what happened. And, what’s more, almost every blogger goes through it.

But our expectations in the first place? Usually, they’re so outrageous and overachieving that I can’t help but laugh.

So, to end this (long) intro, let’s take a look at some ridiculous expectations we set for ourselves – and of course, their realistic counterparts 😉


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How To Bingewatch Like A Pro Because Obviously I Am One

Fact about me: I like Ninjago.



And since this show isn’t on TV on any specific time or channel, watching it is a semi-big deal. I’m sure you guys know at least one show like this; it’s fantastic, but you can never find or watch it.

So, imagine my delight when I find SIX SEASONS OF NINJAGO ON AMAZON PRIME. And my further delight when I have NOTHING TO DO FOR A WHOLE WEEKEND.

But how do you bingewatch right? I mean, you can’t just sit on the couch and watch your favorite show/movie in the whole world. That’s unheard of in my book.

Since I’m OBVIOUSLY the master at everything related to fandoms, I’ve come up with a guide for you normal people to have the best movie night ever and be the coolest bingewatcher on the block.



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6 Annoying Questions Every Homeschooler Is Asked

Hello, everybody, how are you doing? How’s your day been? How’s the weather?

Just kidding, yall can’t talk until the end of the post. 😦

So, Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the time when all those public schoolers get a day off of school. They run outside in the cold and play for hours, totally ignoring the poor, imprisoned homeschoolers who are watching from their desks. Lucky ducks.

Thinking about it was enlightening. No, they’re not very lucky. They’re not homeschooled. Just to explain what ‘homeschooling’ is takes soooo much energy. If you’re homeschooled, you probably know what I mean; sometimes, they ask the weirdest questions, and then you have to repeat your answer five times because homeschool lingo is too complicated somehow.

Therefore, here are six annoying questions you’re asked as a homeschooler by those ‘lucky’ public schoolers. I feel like I have a large homeschool and Co-Op audience, so here’s to you. *bows*


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My 2018 Goals (That I’ll Probably Fail At But Will Try Anyway!!)

(I almost published this at 11pm not 11am whoops)

Is it just me, or does anyone else kind of miss the holiday season?

It always seems like, the day I get accustomed to all the Christmas décor and the smell of wintery candles no longer overwhelms me, it’s time to put the tree away and store all the boxes back into the attic.

It’s… kind of depressing?

But now that’s it’s 2018, it’s time to set some goals for this year! I’ve been thinking about this since November, since I’m a very goal-oriented person, and decided to be very unoriginal try and inspire you to get out a pen and make some of your own. So, let’s get to it!


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Why You Need A Writing Community (And How To Find One!)

Hello, everybody! It’s a cold but a pretty New Year’s as I think about what’s happening today.

  • This is my first regular post on When Words Fly!! Thank you to everyone who pitched in, supported, and helped me get to this wonderful landmark. I could not have done it without you.
  • Today is the first day back to school… and I’m unsure how I feel about it..? But, good news, I get to start writing classes now!
  • It’s 2018! 2017 has been an eventful year full of highs and lows, but, looking back, I see how much I’ve grown and I’m thankful for it.

Actually, today we’ll be talking about something that happened last year that helped me be here today, on the first day of 2018. We’re talking about a writing community.

It surprises me how few writers have a solid, consistent community they can use, since it’s one of the most fundamental parts of getting a good start in writing. It’s not like you can’t succeed without one, but it impacts everything you write afterward because of its four greatest additions to your writing life.

I know they’re true, because I’ve experienced them. And they will change your life.


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