2017-07-17

A Brief Hiatus...

Ugh. I hate that last word up there! ^
But I don't really have a choice, internet isn't really working here right now, it took me about fifteen to get onto blogger… *glares at the internet server*

Also, I'm kind of busy this summer, so it's probably just wise to take off completely. I plan on coming back next month, hopefully internet will be working again by then!

BUT don't worry, I have a lot of good posts in mind, that hopefully I'll be working on during this unfortunate break!

So, I'm sorry if I don't comment on y'all's blogs or answer anyone who comments on mine, I'll try, but it's iffy.

Until next month! :(

-Gray Marie

2017-07-10

Thank You!

   


      *Looks up and realizes that on the thirteenth of this month I will have been blogging for seven months* That's right, y'all! SEVEN WHOLE MONTHS!!! (Which, I think is pretty amazing…) Some of you have been with me since my first few posts, some of you stumbled upon me a bit more recently. But either way, we're here! Just five more months until it's been a year!!!

          Today I went alllllllllllll the way back to my very first post. And I cringed, and laughed at my awkward entrance. I will not link it here, it's far to awful, if you want to see it, you're going to have to go back, and then you can laugh at me. But to give y'all a clue on how cringe-worthy it is, I started the post with this: Hi. My name is Gray Marie Cox.

         *cringes* I know, I know. One can literally imagine me swaying on the balls of my feet, with my arms clasped uncomfortably in the front!

            Its been so much fun blogging. Way more fun than I ever expected. And I've come so far. I started out with only knowing three other bloggers, and look where I am now.. it's shocking to be perfectly honest. Why anyone would ever bother to read any of my ramblings is far beyond me, but there you are. Just… wow. Thank you!

            Amazingly, Writing is Life has been doing pretty well! I've gotten over 11,000 page views, it just takes my breath away even writing that fact.

           My biggest audience is the United States, then Australia (go figure! There are a lot of aussies on blogger!!! :P), then Canada, then the United Kingdom, and then South Africa.
Like, how?!?! I remember writing my first post and thinking only three of my friends in real life would ever read my blog! 


       Oh, and I also sort of started a movement?!?! The official Rebellious Writing website will be opening August 9th, so that's exciting! :D


        I suppose I should tell y'all what I've learned about blogging so far!

  • Be yourself. Blogging is a hobby that relies on how interesting you are, so letting your personality shine through is essential!

  • Be passionate. If you like something, there's a chance others like it too! So don't hesitate to let your passion take over your blog!!!

  • Be confidant. Remember that this is your blog, and you can do whatever you want on it! Don't let haters hold you down, there will always be hater, but there will also always be people who love you and your content.


         I don't really know what else to say… just, thank you! Thank you, for sticking around. Thanks for being a part of this blog, it means a lot to me.

        And if you're new here, I hope you stick around too!! We have fun here… sometimes! Other times we have discussions and friendly debates in the comment sections, and we also talk about everything under the moon here!

         Oooh, and also, if any of y'all have post requests, feel free to contact me using the contact form to the right of this blog >>>
        Or just leave a comment down below if you don't mind other peeps reading your suggestion!

        I'm so excited about what the future holds for this tiny corner of the internet, and I am glad y'all are here to experience it all with me!!!!!

2017-07-09

The Summer Fun Tag

        





Yet another tag!

        Because I am so popular...obviously. *cheesy smile*

        This time I've been tagged by Kimberly at Peculiar on Purpose! (Don't y'all just love her blog name??? I do)! Go check her out, peeps. Her blog is a very inspiring Christian blog, so click that link! I'll wait here… :)

       This tag is brand new and was created by Mykaela (I love the way her name's spelled, so unique and pretty!) So go check her out too! I haven't looked around her blog that much yet, but I liked what I saw!!!

        Anyways, onto the tag!


1. What's a nickname only your family calls you?

      Well, my little sister (seven years old to be exact), sometimes calls me Gray-gray.
And my dad sometimes calls me… *coughs* let's just say dad nicknames are the absolute worst and move on!


2. What's a weird habit of yours?

      Cutting my nails to the numbs, to name one. I just really hate long nails, they always break or become uneven, so I cut them whenever they grow long or else I go crazy!

3. Do you have any strange phobias?

       I hate shadows in dark rooms. Just, no. Nope. Can't do it. Won't do it. That's why as soon as the lights are out in my bedroom my eyes are squeezed shut for sleep, and if I need to go to the bathroom in the night, I flick on my lamp with my eyes closed first, because I'd rather risk blinding myself than face shadows in the night.
       I have a good reason for this though.. it's quite a terrifying story and I might tell y'all one day, but let's keep this tag light-hearted.

4. What's a song you secretly love to blast and belt out when you're alone?

      Right now I currently have the song Evermore in my head, which is the worst song to have stuck in my head, because I always get so emotional singing it that I have tears rolling down my cheeks.
      I also have Sign of  the Time by Harry Styles stuck in my head, and although I never was a One Direction fangirl, I must admit, Harry has a beautiful voice and that song is lovely.



There! Now they can be stuck in your head too!!! Mwhahahahaaha!!!!

5. What's one of your biggest pet peeves?

     I have to choose only one?!?!?! HOW??!?!!?!
I have sooooo many, I could do a whole rant/post about all of my pet peeves.
      Probably, Comic Sans Ugh! *shudders in disgust*

6. What's one of your nervous habits?

      Closing one eye, so it looks like I'm winking. Also chewing the inside of my cheek. And humming.


7. What's a YouTuber that always makes you laugh?

      Blimey Cow. All day. Everyday. #homeschooler



8. What was your first stuffed animal, and what was its name?

      I think my first stuffed animal was a dog dressed up as a baseball player with a hat and a baseball bat, I can't remember it's name.


9. What's a drink you always order at Starbucks?

      I don't have that much money to burn on coffee, sadly. I usually only go to Starbucks or Sweet Eugenie’s (another coffee shop similar to Starbucks), with my friend, Avery, because we never get to see each other really. I usually order a chocolate mocha or a peppermint latte. But as I said, that happens like twice a year.

10. Do you have any weird body skills?

      Due to past crossed eyes and three eye surgeries, I can focus one of my eyes on something straight ahead and then look with my other eye to the side. But I try not to do that often, because it hurts my head.

11. What's your favorite comfort food?

    Chocolate ice cream. Or chocolate anything really!

12. What is a phrase or exclamation you always say?

      I say “sheesh” a lot. I also sarcastically say “I love you” to my friends a lot.


13. What did you use to wear that you would never wear now?

       I use to causally wear skirts and dresses outside of church and parties, but I have guy friends now, and I can almost promise all of you skirt and dress wearers that you're probably more modest to guys in a pair of shorts or jeans.
      I stopped wearing skirts and dresses all the time when this guy that went to Awanas with me when I was around twelve or eleven, duct taped a small pocket mirror to his shoe in an attempt to see up girl's skirts, luckily, a group of boys took the mirror from him and threw it in the trash.
       Also shorts are way more comfy in my mind!


14. What did you want to be when you were younger?

      Prepare for a long list! *takes a breath* doctor, lawyer, artist, veterinary, teacher, scientist, famous singer, astronaut, fireman, police officer, ballerina, entomologist, dendrologist/arborist, DJ, actress, dragon, wife, homeschooling mom, author, screenwriter, and an architect like my dad! *sighs* Whew! So far I've accomplished one of them, I am an author! Now I only have twenty one more careers to go! Jk. jk. Although I still hope to be a wife and a mother and to homeschool my kids one day.

15. How tall are you?

      Five feet exactly. Yes, I know, I'm short.
One time a little kid asked me why I was so small and I just said, “because God needed someone to make the short guys feel tall!”
You call this short, I call this fun size!!!

16. What are five ways to win your heart/become a great friend?

      Ummm, I don't really have five things that I can list like that, just love me for me and don't abandon me when times get tough and I'll do the same. You don't have to understand me, just love me.

      Wow. That got emotional fast!
I guess, if you want to be my friend be real.
      I'm so use to fake people, so genuine people always stick out. Most of my closest friends are broken misfits for a reason, they're all sincere and I can be myself around them.


Oh, dear. I fear this post that was suppose to be light and happy has gotten a bit deep! Oh, well!!! :/

            Now, for the tagging!!!

             I tag:
                         Jem Jones

                         Faith

                          Lila

                          Rachel


               And of course anyone else who wants to do this. Have fun!!!
                     

             Happy Writing,     


P.S.

Remember in my last post when I said how it was pouring and we wouldn't have fireworks that night? Well, God laughed!

Literally a collage I threw together with pictures I took from the fourth!!!!

Also, I got to hang out with two of my friends!

right to left: Emory, Skyler, and me.

Yeah, I know the picture is poor quality, but it was pitch black out there, so we had to huddle underneath a light on the side of this building, and the lighting was all gross and yellow so I changed it to black and white because it made it a little bit better!!!!



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