Side Hustles

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I don’t want to work forever, and I’m pretty sure most people I know feel that way. And the odds of winning the lottery for BC is 1 in 13,983,816 as of December 1st. So that’s basically out of the question, which means I need reliable and legit way to make it. If you’re broke and live in Canada, you know that selling organs isn’t a thing here either. I’ve looked way too far into it as legally as I can. On that note, my roommate and I were talking about ways to make it big.

Passive income was a HUGE piece of the discussion. I love to write and she’s an amazing artist, so the idea of things like ebooks and children’s books were discussed. Royalties, as unreliable as they can be, are a great way to start earning money “on the side”. Being able to reinvest that into our futures makes a lot of sense. If I ever actually publish anything I write, I would be able to get a jump start on that getting passive money coming in-ness. 

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Talks of podcasting in my house are fun. Being able to sit with a cup of tea and just talk about nothing? Hell yeah! No idea as to what we’d actually talk about or anything, just the idea of one, right? I enjoy talking about things and learning, so that could be quite the experience. Don’t worry, I promise to share it if it happens. With all the presents I got on my birthday, I could totally start one though.

My lovely roommate has tasked me with making her a present. I asked her what she wanted for Christmas and that was my answer, doesn’t matter what it is, I’ve just got to make it myself. Have I been on YouTube for hours looking at fun things to crochet? Maybe. I did however, find a cute pattern for a hair scrunchie that I am going to try and make.

LOOK!! I made this!!

It’s been almost a whole twenty-four hours and I’ve made an entire hair tie package worth of these things… Oops I guess? Hyperfocus out of the way, now I can go back to living. These scrunchies are super cute too, I’m going to see if I can sell these for a bit. Since I made 32 extra ones and all... 

Anyway, that’s all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by and be safe out there! 
— Deryn

My Current Hyperfixation

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So, I’m making a blanket. I found all my old crochet materials and decided I’d pick it up again. I’m not very good at it, but I enjoy it, and I can actually see the progress I’m making which helps my ADHD with consistent dopamine hits.

Stole this picture from my dad

I decided, I think it was my last year of high school, that I was going to learn to crochet because my grandma knit a lot and I wanted to hang out with her doing something similar. It was all mostly just to prove that I could. We would spend hours watching The Waltons and just making stuff. I remember lying to her about if I had a spare block just so I could come home early to get some episodes in before my dad got home from work.

Fun fact about this hobby, I can’t read crochet patterns, so I watch YouTube videos to learn stitches. I know how to do all the different stitches, and I know their names, but I just can’t read them and understand. That’s amusing to think about actually. I’ve made blankets, bows for Christmas presents, a bag once, and so many other things now, but I can’t follow a written pattern at all.

I think I’m going to put this blanket on my couch. It’s rather large as I was using my bed to measure width. Work today is slow, so I’m making more “knots” as my dad likes to say while waiting to go home this evening. I don’t mind waiting like this though, it’s supposed to hit almost 40° today and I get to spend that inside in air conditioning. If I wasn’t doing this, I’d probably be farming today. I’m almost done Year 2 in Story of Seasons now. Am I a boring person? Sometimes...

My Instagram will have updates on my blanket if you’d like to see it. Low key too, I’m using that app more, so if you want to see what I do in my spare time, go check it out! Shameless plug? Yep! Anyway, I’m struggling to focus, all I want to do is work on this blanket, so I’m leaving this post here. Thanks for stopping by today! Stay safe out there!
— Deryn