Hey Twisters! Charisma here.
First, I'd like to apologize for the day late post! I started work yesterday (a conversation for another post) and, after eating, almost fell instantly to sleep! But I'm here now!
In my last post, I told you all that I would be opening up an art shop soon and it's still true! I'm going to be opening up the shop with a few stickers. Two of them are going to be my OCs, Jonah and Eriol! I'm quite excited, since I think it looks great, but that's creator's/artist's bias.
For the third sticker, I'm going to be holding a series of polls on my Instagram that'll determine its design. Hopefully you all can participate in it! I'll hold it Wednesday, April 29th, at 1:30 p.m. EST. I'm really excited to see the results! I'm not even sure what to expect, I'm just going to gun-ho it and be surprised.
Anyways, that's all I have for an update. I'm getting a tripod soon, so there will be YouTube updates soon.
Catch ya later, Twisters!
Today has been so interesting. I have not been able to focus on anything for long periods of time.
I drew, wrote, drew some more, took a nap (twice), watched a tv (twice again), and then I hung out with family.
I've even searched Google three times just while writing this post.
Well, that's pretty much what's up with me. Editing my story, drawing stuff (it's all been random), working on my business (I'll do a separate blog post about that), and watching shows.
Stay Safe, Stay Home and Until Next Time My Friends... Adieu
Hello Twisters! We're back at it again with our weekly schedule. Bianca now has a computer, so we each have a device to blog on! (We've both independently tried the Weebly app and we both gave up on trying to figure out how on EARTH it works.)
So, now that we have this extra time on our hands because of the virus, Bianca and I have been trying our best to get as much as we want accomplished as we possibly can. For me personally, I'm going to open up my art shop soon! Trying to find suppliers and where I should get things sourced is definitely an interesting time, but it's going fairly well.
I've also been trying to get further in all of the other, previously planned, items that we were working on. We're still chipping away at that comic (a lot has been happening on that end) and hopefully we can "open up" the rest of our blog in the next coming months. At least, that's my hope.
I don't really have much to offer in terms of an update than that! Bianca and I are both trying to start up a YouTube channel, hers is on studying and mine will be on all things art related! Mostly an artist trying to get a shop up and running.
Anyways, thanks so much for being with us on this journey! I hope everyone is well and safe!
Catch ya later, Twisters!
Welcome back, Twisters!
It’s been a while since I last did a blog post (a while is an understatement) but I’m back and I’m back with a bang!
This is all about The Obligatory Family Friend.
This is the friend, more like an acquaintance for me, that I actually despise. Like. I hate this. This is where some random kid walks in and then your entire family loves them except you.
Let me explain. When you have a guy that’s friends with everyone but you, you are under an unspoken family obligation to befriend this individual. And since I was a fun, happy, naive young child, I was all for it. Because why not? If everyone is friends with him, then why can’t I be friends with him? And it’s perfectly fine for you to be friends with this individual. However, you never should befriend a guy under family obligation if he is shy, clingy, and sheltered.
I befriended this guy and he was fine at first. He was shy so we didn’t really talk a lot. I would say ‘hello’, he would say ‘hello’, and that would basically be the extent of our interactions. But, my family liked him so much he would come over here and there throughout the week. Yet, the only person who would entertain him was either me and/or Charisma. And I cannot express how much that aggravated me. My family was friends with him first, yet they couldn’t spend time with him and I had to take their place in being his friend, that just made me feel a little weird. Because they were always busy, I had to talk to this guy in place of them. Since he didn't really have any conversations with me, he basically became a One Topic Friend, which I didn't need a repeat of.
Every other day this Obligatory Family Friend would come over and Every. Single. Time. I had to host. I didn’t want that. I didn’t like that. I didn’t appreciate it. Whenever we went to an activity, he would come and stay around us. Whenever we went to a church event, he would stay with us. Whenever we were at work, he would spend his free time with us. The only time I was free was at school, but since school was at home, all he had to do was ask my mother to come over and, since she thought he was a good kid, she always. Said. Yes.
I can’t even express how much this aggravates me. It’s not even the person that aggravates me. It’s what he did. The clinginess is what got to me. I couldn’t stand him always coming to me and just existing around me and not putting any effort into making conversation with me. It made me feel anxious and extremely uncomfortable. I remember telling this to him and, because I expressed my feelings, I was scolded. So, not only could I not share my feelings on how I felt with him, I needed to keep it to myself and proceed to be his friend.
It was, overall, very frustrating.
But let’s talk about facts.
The Obligatory Family Friend | Statistics
The Obligatory Family Friend can either go two ways—they can be really good or, just, ‘nope’. But it’s their personality and their relationship with each of your family that really ices the cake.
The thing that I should have done with this individual would have opened myself partway, find some common ground (enough to create a better conversation), then shared more of myself and, overall, we would have a better friendship.
The Obligatory Family Friend | The Tricky Part
The further we go into any of these relationships, know that the more involved you are with the individual, the more your efforts reflect the result of the relationship.
I didn't know that when I was younger and I wish I had. But that's what life is! A learning experience. So my advice for you is to always take an Obligatory Family Friend slowly, much more slowly than normal friends. Just to be safe.
Obviously, this isn't the end of my amazing adventures with males, so I'll keep you all updated in part 3!
Until Next Time, My Friends.... Adieu
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We are twin sisters who like to do almost anything! Inspiring people to get out their creativity is our forte and we strive to travel on magnificent journey through words on a page. Exploration is the doorway to opportunity and the endless possibilities of helping and reaching out to others is something that we endeavor to create. This crazy blog of ours is one of the many ways we hope to achieve that goal.