✽ I may be down, but I’m not dead. ✽

(Title from “Hope In Front Of Me” by Danny Gokey, my favorite Christian song.)


I work best at night. (It’s 1:35 A.M. right now and I’m really glad I work second shift.)

I’m also really good at feeling accomplished when I’ve actually done nothing.

should be worried about adult things like building a savings account, down payments for a new apartment, student loans… but I want to travel, and that’s what I started saving money for. (I’ll do the necessary things, of course, because I hate being in trouble, but I don’t give a damn if I’m rich when I’m 60. I’ll be too old and sick to enjoy myself then, if I don’t even die young like my mom did.)

Realistically, I’ll probably have to sink my tiny savings into whatever apartment I move into next because I’m an unlucky person and that’s what unlucky people have to do.

*whines like a child* But I like this room! I want to stay heeeere.

But if I can keep this motivation going, I’ll make more money, and then, after a temporary detour, I can buy a passport and/or visit my internet friends and/or go to conventions and/or volunteer for the summer at a cat ranch if I want to.

Here’s what I’ve been up to outside of my “day job.”

  • Surveys & Product Reviews
    • Off and on I’ll answer surveys on a number of different sites to pull in extra cash and gift cards. It’s not a large amount, but spare change adds up! One summer I saved up Amazon cards from Swagbucks and bought a set of super comfortable silk sheets. That’s also how I get most of my books.
    • The sites I’m on currently: Swagbucks, InstaGC, ProductReportCard, Mintvine
  • Virtual Lotto / Games
    • This pays even less than the survey sites but when I’m at work for 7, 8, 11 hours at a time, I get bored. We don’t get a ton of customers and I have a smartphone with an unlimited data plan. I play games that give me “points” or “tokens” that can be traded in for… yep, gift cards.
    • The apps I use: Perk, Lucktastic
  • Freelance Transcription
  • Digital Art
    • This is the exciting one! I finally opened a RedBubble account and I’m starting to build a page of custom-made stickers and knick-knacks. Right now I’ve only gotten a few simple photography/quote things uploaded, but once I’ve reaquainted myself with Paint.net and GIMP, I really hope this will go somewhere. It’s so much fun!
    • http://www.redbubble.com/people/ametrines –> Yeah, click that.

I hope tomorrow is another slow day at work. Then I can plan and doodle and dream.


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