Bookish Journal #1: Pledging to Be More Open & LOTR Tattoos

, by Zoë Gulliksen

Dear Readers, Hobbits, Pirates, & Robots,

With this new edition of my blog, there are things I want to put into practice that I was never really able to execute before. Most of them are already in the works, such as Company Spotlights, Product Reviews, and so many Giveaways coming your way! Another aspect of my blog that I want to put a strong effort into doing is personal posts. My favorite blogs to read are the ones who talk about their lives, tribulations, and adventures. I try to do that as much as possible, but so much of me keeps things to myself out of worry.

Worry about what my parents may think, future employers, people I knew from high school, relatives, or anyone who reads this at all. But then I think to myself, my blog isn't for any of those people. It's for my own personal pleasure with the hopes that my internet friends near or far enjoy what I have to say and perhaps find inspiration somehow. 

With that, I am pledging to be more open about my life in New York City, because it is rather exciting =)

Tonight's highlight is my best friend Angela (@angelaplz) and I finally deciding once and for all  to get out Lord of the Rings tattoos. We are very different in most ways, such as she is an extrovert blonde knock out going to Med School with a terrifying passion for european football. On the other hand I am an introvert brunette with an addiction to books, movies, and reveal in my geeky awkward life. However, what created an everlasting bond between us was our unmatchable love of Lord of the Rings.

We have gone to the extended movies marathons where we cried for hours and hours, or that time we went to the One Man Lord of the Rings show (which was amazing). We just have this deep connection to the movies that we can't explain, but we get it. And so we are going to get matching LOTR tattoos. I won't reveal what they are, exactly, those are being kept secret until we get them. 

And all of our incredible friends on Twitter asked if they could contribute to our InkFund, so we set up a page where as of right now we already have $70 out of our goal of $200! We are so surprised and thankful for all of you for the encouragement =) If you want to help too, click here. We plan on getting the tattoos before the end of February, so I'll keep you posted! 

All in all, I am glad that January is over, because this has turned into a month of blues for me. February is already bringing inspiration and cheerfulness back into my system! But tomorrow's blog post will be about that =P

Until next time!
-Zoë

8 comments:

  1. Deciding to get a tattoo is a tough call. I got my first tattoo (a verse from a Yellowcard song: "Be strong. BELIEVE") a week before my last birthday and it was both terrifying and liberating.
    The fact that you'll get it with your best friend makes it even better!
    Bwst of lucks with it, Zoe!!

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    1. Thanks so much!! I've never gotten one but I have always wanted so many! I'm nervous and really excited though<3

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  2. Fantastic new blog site, and great to hear you're working on being more open. I always like it best when a blogger can really be herself on her site. Good luck with the tattoos. ;)

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    1. Thank you so much =) I'm trying and I think ultimately it will work out really well =) And I can't wait to get a tattoo!

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  3. Zoe its Megan! Be careful where you get it because some places hurt more than others for the first tattoo! Me and my sister are getting secret Les Mis tattoos because we dont want anyone to steal our idea. Ive loved the musical since I was 9. Good luck!

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    1. Oh Megan, you're the best! I have always remembered you being a Les Mis fan. Did you enjoy the movie?

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  4. Blogging should be a creative outlet where you can write about whatever you like, no matter how personal it is.

    And I can't wait to see the tattoos!

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