December Wrappers

Hey girl hey. And boy.

It’s January already!!! I’m not going to bother with saying happy new year because the hype is kind of over and I don’t want it to be the one line everyone writes in the comments so take that, one line commenters.

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Jk jk I appreciate you! ๐Ÿ˜‚ย Anyways, December was actually such a great month. Vacation for a week and community work like yes! It was also amazing in terms of blogging as well. As usual, if you haven’t seen my last wrapper, *cough*click here*cough*. Skim through to what interests you (actually don’t – it’s not gonna be that long) and let’s get starteddd.


 

School

Business class was not too bad this month. It’s definitely boring but I started talking to people in my class more and we had this whole discussion on space and religion so that was great. You guys don’t know how awkward the first months were like it was unreal.

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can we keep a mean girls streak?

We also did a donut sale and the place we were donating to came to our school for a picture and oml guys the woman was smiling at me very oddly. I bet she’s nice but she reminds me of those mothers in horror movies that PRETEND TO BE NICE. Okay enough of my paranoia. It was great that we wrapped up this whole business club business (literally) and plus, I got free donuts and some leftover toppings to take home.

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Sorry I broke it

Oh. my. goodness you guys. I hated science so much this month, especially physics. First of all, we had this group project with these university space people that came in and the people in my group were so uncooperative!! I hate everyone in my science class except like three people and I get my seating plan all the way across the room from those people like ??

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Oh we’re back

Okay I don’t hate them but it’s just so hard to cooperate with them. We had this presentation to do and this girl that I hardly know came up to me like do you want to be partners? I knew exactly why she asked me and she’d exchange looks with her best friend and oml. I’d be fine if she did her part but she didn’t work on it until like the last ten minutes where she wrote a few lines. Now I only said yes because I needed to work on my collaboration skills with not-so-hard-working people but this is a shared grade and ugh I’m too much of an independent potato.

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On a brighter note, drama went really well! Our scripted scene was really dramatic and I was the lawyer. It’s about a lawyer confronting his patient in a holding room but this time things have gone too far and the patient doesn’t remember anything. It was a cool and tragic script and I believe we did pretty well. My friend and I thought we’d get all the lines wrong but we didn’t miss anything alhamdulillah and yeah. It was fun!

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I’ve done a lot of things with social justice this month. I won’t go too into detail because I like to keep good acts to myself but there was an optional field trip to go with the senior course to this first nations home. I befriended a bunch of seniors (high school seniors) and I realized that I didn’t lose all social skills – just people in my grade level kinda suck. I’d like to order a transfer to the 1990s please. This trip was fascinating and changed my views about a lot of things. We also did the shoebox project for a women’s shelter and I got to miss 3 periods, get free food and do good for the community like what more can you ask? This month was great in terms of extracurriculars.

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I also stopped by the development program. There was this guy who suffered from anxiety and depression but was graduating this year. And when I tell you he had severe anxiety, it’s not those 12 year old stories like “I’m so depressed” – like he was actually ill. I’m very proud of him as he got way better but he started to tell me some gruesome stuff and aah I got scarred for life. But I had a good talk with him because we dived into politics, careers, colleges and all that stuff. A lot of the people in the development program don’t really talk so I’m glad I got to hear from this guy.

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There’s a poetry contest going on in February and your girl is enteringgg. I chose the bilingual field because no one entered that and I’d just automatically make it to the next round so let’s hope I do. I’ll keep you all updated but if you know how to read french, definitely hit me up.

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So that’s about it. January is going to be full of exams so this might be the happiest I’m going to get about the school section. ๐Ÿ˜‚


Life

WE MOVED! If you couldn’t tell by myย 10 Moving Life Hacks You Need To Know, I was moving all last week and I’m writing this post from my new home. Alhamdulillah I’m very happy about it and it feels like home already. I get my own room too mwahah. I’ll definitely do a room tour for you guys soon but I’m so glad things went smoothly.

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I also had a dentist appointment for the first time in forever. In the waiting room, my drama partner called and we practised our lines over the phone and it was so funny because it sounded like a phone call and some of my lines were like “you killed her” and “her mother is in critical condition” so I kept getting stares.

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Moving meant I had to leave my baby neighbor behind and aaah. She started walking and runs towards me every time I come. She’s literally the cutest I can’t. If anyone currently have a baby, send them over and I’ll be sure to “give them back”. Jk jk ๐Ÿ˜‚

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While volunteering, I talked to two new people. One was a volunteer around my age and we talked about high school, tv shows and careers. We actually got along pretty well. I also talked to this chinese mom about skin care and politics. And guys, I found the secret. She said it’s mainly genetics, but we drink a lot of water and eat a lot of seafood. And veggies are important too. So basically they eat healthy and good quality skin care products are much cheaper there so it’s easier to take care of yourself. I don’t suffer from acne but I’ll have to follow some of these tips because arabs eat a lot of meat and it’s not that good for you. Vegans, here I come. Jk I can’t let go of ice cream. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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I bought a sweater from a local business and I’m loving it. I also went to Ardene to get hair stuff for my sister and my surprise pack was so bad. The only thing I liked were the socks because turns out the earrings have cadmium and I can’t even change my earrings because they get infected easily! I also bought shoes on Boxing Day so that was my shopping recap.

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Books:

I Was Here: Such a great book and I LOVE Gayle Forman. It was a unique story and aah the shift in Ben McCallisterrr. It got me hooked from the beginning and I could not put it down. 100% recommend.

Where She Went: Sequel to If I Stay. I only watched the movie and for the most part, it was kind of boring. It’s basically after heartbreak and Mia’s acting like nothing happened for half the book. I loved the intense scene where they confront each other and I love that it’s from Adam’s point of view. But yeah, Adam deserved better.

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Dreams

Okay so I barely had any dreams in December! And then they all came crashing towards the last week.

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  • I cut my hair with regular scissors and my mom was fine with it (lowkey want short hair at the moment)
  • There was this drama contest and they gave us a day to memorize so I messed up a zillion times
  • Alex(a)ย found out where I lived like what? There was this winter concert I was going to and all my old friends were happy to see me but then it turned into mystery because Alexa texted me and said “see you there :)”. I was like what? Why would she come all the way from England to stalk me? Sorry Alexa, your dream self was acting odd. ๐Ÿ˜‚ย And turns out, you lost your parents and were training a robot to do PG18 stuff. To top it all off, me and my brother got chased by a T-rex. My brain is a great place.
  • My old English teacher kept calling me and showing up to my friend’s house. He called and was like “do you know about *** services- do you have a teaching program?” and I was like hey is this Mr. ****? And he was like yeah! And I was like haha it’s me Bayance and he just stayed silent. Also, while I was on the phone, I was literally naked in the middle of science class and had to change quickly and my science teacher noticed (he’s a male) and gave me a disapproving look. Then my friend was like Anyone?! Where’s Bayance’s hijab? And turns out it was right beside me and I interrupted the whole class and ew what is this dream. I also remember my friend breaking down and me hugging her and I am so glad this is a dream because what was going on here?

OKAY AND HERE’S THE GRAND AND DETAILED DREAM:

The reason this is so weird is because I met people I never met in real life before so how did my brain make this up? So Boring Josh from WordPress reached out to me to give me a giftcard for my help? I gave him 4 links to different giftcards and suddenly he turned into this old man that I met up every monday with before I had volunteering. I’m not sure if I helped him or if he helped me but all I knew is that it was volunteer work. My family came and he said he wanted to give me $30 because $13 for my wage and $17 for a tip. We were so happy for some reason like it was way too happy so maybe I was in a difficult situation in the dream?

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Fast forward to later, I’m at a mall. I’ll spare you all the details (it felt so real) but I saw this girl with green eyes and turned out she was the old man’s daughter. I remember her face so well and she had on a hijab but you could see her hair. We had dinner with her and her father and I remember thinking she was perfect for my brother. Anyways, big plot twist because under the gift card option, this man wrote a poem about how he turned out to love me and how it pains him that I’ll never love him back.ย It legit felt like beauty and the beast.

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I felt so bad because he was way too old for me (altho he was decent looking so maybe 50s?) and then he was like, yeah wish we could turn back time and he started bending the clock hand backward. I got this vision of him as a young man and turns out he was a popular singer with bright blue eyes. His name was Mole Elip and I remember writing it down and he was like what are you doing and I said writing this down for my dream journal. So at this point, I realized it was a dream.

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I remember writing down marriage conditions and IDK what this is but I just felt comfortable around him and I think this is why some women marry older men in difficult situations. I used to be so grossed out by it but now I kinda get it? He wasn’t too old btw but still. He had a daughter my brother’s age so.. I still wouldn’t marry someone with a big age gap but this was an interesting dream.

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Wow no one read that but moving on.


 

Blogging

11 blog posts let’s gooooo. And they were actually pretty consistent. I opened up about my religion a lot more this month and got such positive response from you guys. There was this blog focused around women and faith empowerment that reached out to me to be one of their writers and you guys, the writers in this group are incredible. I’ll leave you a link in case you wanted to check it out but I look forward to writing once a month with the rest of the ladies.

http://hijabieshood.com/

Blog Post Of The Month

Aah this is hard. But Jesus In Islam was one I’ve been hesitant about posting and I’m so glad I did. It made me feel like I’ve done something great with my blog and the response was so much more positive than I expected.

The Story Of Jesus In Islam

December’s Most Popular Post

Why I Wear The Hijab + My Hijab Collectionย for most views andย Shopping Struggles Almost Everyone Can Relate To #2ย for most interactions.

Why I Wear Hijabย ย 5 Weird Habits I've Picked Up From Blogging

Blogger Of The Month

hiddenzzzzz

Hiddenzzz: is such a great blogger and I recently discovered her blog. My favourites from December areย My Years in Songsย andย November’s Wrapper. She’s so supportive and kind and very active in the blogosphere.

Most Active Follower

A new blogger has popped up in my notifications and it is…

Minnu

Minnu-Says: She started recently and is already ahead of the blogging game. She’s really supportive and is not afraid to get her opinion and words of wisdom out there!

 

Thank you to Minnu and everyone else who commented and consistently showed support this month!


 

December Favourites

Syke, I made a post on this already. Make sure to check it out here:

December Favourites


January Goals

But first..let’s see how we did.

  1. Try Not To Fail in the Drama Scene Unit โœ”๏ธ
  2. Memorize 2 New Chapters (Quran- weโ€™re not giving up) 0.5
  3. Make At Least 8 Posts โœ”๏ธ
  4. Make Another New Friend โœ”๏ธ
  5. Find Out More About That Poetry Contest โœ”๏ธย 
  6. Finish Off Selling w/Business Club โœ”๏ธ
  7. Start a New Podcast โœ”๏ธ
  8. Cook Something New โœ”๏ธ
  9. End Off The Year With Positivity โœ”๏ธ

8.5/9 LET’S GOOOO

  1. Make ANOTHER New Friend
  2. Run At The Gym 3x A Weekย 
  3. Don’t Fail Finals
  4. Make 4+ Blog Postsย (I’m going easy on myself as I need to study soon)
  5. Read 4 Chapters Every Night (Quran)
  6. Read 3 Books
  7. Try Out For The Local Play
  8. Memorize Your Two Poems
  9. Make A Schedule

Aah finals and so many things coming up this month – inshallah it goes well!


 

Anddd that’s all for today.

Howโ€™s school?

Howโ€™s life?

December dreams?

Howโ€™s blogging?

Books You’ve Read?

January goals?

Tell me everythingggg.

Bayyyย ๐Ÿ’ž

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31 thoughts on “December Wrappers

  1. Minnu says:

    Woah! This is amazing Bayance. And thanks for taking my name. ๐Ÿ’•
    It really means a lot. โ˜บ๏ธ
    But I just realized that, yeah! I actually have been active a lot in this and blogging turned out to be a place where I can share my honest opinions freely. And itโ€™s such a wonderful feeling to meet lots of amazing and inspiring bloggers just like you. And ofcourse for me too, the post related to Islam is my favorite post till now from your blog.
    I for one is a person who wants to spread my belief independently and that insightful post of yours gave me an extra motivation. So ๐Ÿ‘ to you Bayance! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    • Bayance says:

      Thank you so much! Girl no problem your blog is so motivating and you are so supportive and kind to those around you. Aww thank you!
      Same here – like I wanted to do it for a long time and I’m glad I did it. I’m so happy it motivated you – aah thank you!! โค And thank you so much for commenting.

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    • Bayance says:

      I THOUGHT YOU WERE FOREAL ๐Ÿ˜‚ Ooh I haven’t watched them yet. Aww rip get well soon! Hahaha mood but I just had breakfast. What? I thought it was orange! It’s very COLD ๐Ÿ˜‚ Pretty good summary – hope you feel better and tysmmm โค

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  2. Natalie Therese says:

    I know I always say this, but I love these posts so much.
    YOU GET YOUR OWN ROOM? Can I please come live at your house for a bit? We’re redoing the room I share with my two sisters and it’s like one if those kiddie obstacle courses that look easy, but you end up tripping on everything and looking like an idiot. I swear, there’s stuff EVERYWHERE. So every time I want to grab my phone from the charger on the other side of the room, it’s like that scene from Star Wars where Han Solo is going through the asteroid belt.
    And to make life crazier, we’re dogsitting!? My brother has been begging for a dog, and I voted we take care of something like a Corgi or a Chihuahua, but NO, somehow our friends’ enormous Golden Retriever needed to be dogsit. I have nothing against dogs, but cats are way better more my thing.
    AND I FLIPPING REALIZED I TURN 13 TOMORROW. IT’S INSANE.

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    • Ara says:

      I used to share a room with my sister but there was… an incedint so now I have the spare bedroom. Oh and I just turned 13, it actually doesn’t feel any different than being 12 (to me, at least). Sorry for interrupting just thought I’d say something

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    • Bayance says:

      GURL THANK YOU – your comments always make me happy!!
      Hahahaha yesss finally. ๐Ÿ˜‚ You’re welcome any time. THAT WAS ME OMG ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ My sister would put her clothes all over the ground and it was like walking through mud. I just searched that up and hahahahahah ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      I cannot dogsit for the life of me. 1- my mom would travel to the Bahamas and 2- they don’t have diapersss. Babies please. WOW!! They’re huge – good luck! I love small dogs and cats are a bit clingy and annoying so dolphins it is. ๐Ÿ˜‚
      GURL HAPPY 13TH – imma go on your post to comment!

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  3. Ara says:

    Wow that’s a lot, I also kind of want short hair but not super short hair… if you get what I’m saying. And I’m lazy so I’ll answer the questions, I guess.
    Howโ€™s school? Schools good, except I have to wake up at 6:20 and then we have breakfast at 6:35 (my sister is a slow eater, and both of them have to get on the bus at 7:10 (well leave then) and I leave at 7:40 ish. Sad.
    Howโ€™s life? Good. I just turned 13. We’re having a party to celebrate my teenagerness my sister’s birthday too.
    December dreams? Uhhh I can’t think of any right now.
    Howโ€™s blogging? Pretty good I’ve posted every day January so far, almost as much as December…. I’m trying to gain more followers because I removed them all and I now have inspiration.
    Books Youโ€™ve Read? Well Keeper of the Lost Cities book 7, and I’m currently reading Never Evers. Both super good books/series
    January goals? I haven’t made any for January, but for the whole year I want to read 50 books, gain 100 followers (by June), save more money, sell things to earn money, and become a better blogger. I already have so let’s hope it continues.
    Anyways awesome post Bay, oh and I love your blog desisgn, I feel like you had it before but I’m just saying it now??? Okay bye

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    • Bayance says:

      I thought it would be shorter but I got carried away. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Ugh yes my school starts at 8 and I have to wake up 6:45. It’s just me and my brother so I don’t have siblings to slow me down. ๐Ÿ˜‚
      Aah that’s cool. You and Natalie are twins haha. ๐Ÿ˜‚ 13 was a pretty half half year for me but I hope you have a great one! Don’t be cursed like the number. ๐Ÿ˜‚
      YES GURL consistency is key. Even tho I post like every 5 days (oops). Aah you removed them all? By accident or to start fresh?
      Ooh I haven’t read series in the longest time.
      AAH good luck on all your goals – I’m sure you’ll make it!! And you’re already a great blogger in my eyes.
      Thank you so muchhh!! I changed it recently so no worries – thank you!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚<3

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      • Ara says:

        My school ends at 2:35 but we leave the school at 2:45 (first wave has to wait) and then there’s tons of traffic getting to the high school (which is super close) at so I don’t get home until 3:00, unless I have a club because I do yearbook and stem so every Thursday I’m on the late bus and very other Tuesday. Plus I used to do Cross Country (yeah I dared to do cross country….) Plus I have homework so yeah. Unless I get it done on the days I don’t have chorus. (4 days a week, then 2 are free time kinda, we have a 6 day cycle)
        Haha yeah we’re like a week apart. I still feel 12 though, but now I guess I’m older. It’s not as big as turned 18 but still it’s a teenager. My grandmother surprised me with a trip after school gets out (instead of presents for our birthdays, she takes us somewhere, but this time it’s flying I shouldn’t say where but yeah I guess when you’re 13 you’re officially a teen.
        Don’t feel bad, I barely posted throughout fall so yeah.
        I deleted the followers when I thought I wasn’t gonna log anymore, except for a few so now I’m back by like 100 but I saw Rachel @ Nancy Drew do a blog tour so maybe I’ll do that.
        Thank you so much Bay!!! ๐Ÿ˜€
        PS: Sorry if I was ranting too much

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  4. Kaylyn Grace says:

    Helloooo! Wow, I have not commented on your blog in a while. lol Anyways, sounds like you had a lot going on this month! Also, GIMME SOME FREE DONUTS lolll Also, I thought that it was hilarious when you said that you couldn’t let go of ice cream. lol Honestly, I am right there with you. XD Great post! I literally keep forgetting to do recaps, and I am not sticking with my posting schedule, so yeah. I suck at blogging. lol

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    • Bayance says:

      Long time no talkk ๐Ÿ˜‚ Yes there was a lot and I said it won’t be long but it was still long whoops. ๐Ÿ˜‚ HAHA I’ll give you some through the screen next time. Ugh yes like dairy isn’t animal abuse right? Right? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The way they cut meat in Islam doesn’t harm the animals at all so that’s why we don’t eat non-halal meat. Thank you!! Gurl me neither – my schedule is all over the place. No you don’ttt! I’m looking forward to ur future posts.

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      • Kaylyn Grace says:

        Yes, long time no talk. lol Haha! Yeah, when I heard you say “This won’t be a long post,” I was like “GIRL, THIS POST IS LIKE ONE MILLION WORDS LONG” lol Yesss, I would love that. lol No, dairy isn’t animal abuse, so I have no idea why they think that milking cows will harm the cows. lol Oh OK, I see! No problem! Yesss, I know. I am just too lazy to even post something all the time. lol Awww, thank you so much! That is so sweet of you!
        P.S.
        I just realized how many times I said “lol” in this comment. lol UGH there I go again.

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  5. El says:

    Ok so apparently my mental age is 40, which I am massively offended by, like what?! ๐Ÿ˜‚ no but I think it was all the politics questions like idk who I support! And there wasnโ€™t a idk option so imma blame it all on that basically… ๐Ÿคซ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    • Bayance says:

      ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ HAHAHHA you’re 5 years older even tho I’m convinced I’m 70. SAME! I want to go into politics but I literally had to search the parties up. I just picked conservative because it keeps religion in mind but I heard liberals are extreme feminists and aah idk. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  6. Nicculent says:

    I’m so happy to have met you this year, and to have started this blog of mine, although I started it quite late, around june or july.But that’s okay!I love this post of your recap of 2018!Have a wonderful 2019 girl โค

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