November 2020 Wrap-Up

November was A MONTH for me. I was glad that I had already finished my reading challenge for the year in the previous month, because I barely had the energy at the beginning of November to do anything. However, I did end up reading the following books:

The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily (Dash & Lily #2) Mind the Gap, Dash & Lily Admission

As per usual, click on the covers to get re-directed to Goodreads, where you are always welcome to add me as a reading buddy! My own reviews you’re able to find by clicking on the titles in the list above if there are posts for them.

I still remember mentioning that I got a job last month. Well, I am not at that job anymore, but I also don’t want to talk about it. I think it’s just better for now.

Additionally to me having to get tested for Covid (I was negative, woot! woot!), my country went into a hard lockdown with all shops and restaurants closed (unless they can provide take out) for the second time. Weirdly, I think people aren’t taking it as seriously as the first time, which in turn makes me angry because it’s gonna drag out things even more. As much as all of them want to go back to “normal”, a whole lot of them refuse to do the bare minimum necessary to achieve that. But here’s to hoping the lockdown will have positive effects (in all ways except for covid testing results).

I have found myself in a really big life slump. Even after finding out that I might be able to get an extension for my Canada work permit, I could not motivate myself to do anything. It’s been a pretty arduous time for a lot of us and I know I am not the only one struggling occasionally, but it definitely didn’t feel nice. I didn’t draw. I didn’t write. I barely read anything. However, I DID create a tips and tricks post for watercolour art and if you haven’t checked it out, I’d really appreciate it if you gave it a look HERE.

If you have any specific questions about my process and art in general, I’d really love for you to post them in the comments of the tips & tricks post! I am more than happy to collect them and give it my best shot at answering them in a possible new post! (please don’t let it flop!!)

MY FAVOURITE THINGS

I was really, really looking forward to Dash & Lily on Netflix and I am so happy that it didn’t disappoint. I already watched it through several times and it’s the reason I also finally read the sequels! On the show, Lily makes this puppet of Dash and it looks so funny and *drum roll* I have decided to give it a try myself and I now have it as a goal to recreate the puppet until Christmas.

I already have a lot of the materials, except for the hair, eyebrows and these floofy balls. I am not sure I am gonna get them until Christmas, but I will try and get as far as I can.

Also, in a desperate attempt to feel productive in some shape or form, I finished my MasterClass for TV writing with Shonda Rhimes as well as the Art of Storytelling with Neil Gaiman. They are both incredible instructors and have provided great course material even beyond the videos. I have to say, it’s easy to listen to them for hours though, they did a great job and it did make me feel just the tiniest bit more motivated to do something … even if I didn’t follow up on it.

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How was your November? Did you get into the holiday spirit a little bit with all the topical shows and movies releasing?

10 thoughts on “November 2020 Wrap-Up

  1. I’m happy to see you liked Admission! I’ve really enjoyed Julie Buxbaum’s other books and think she’s so underrated. I’ve also been eyeing the Dash & Lily show even though I wasn’t a huge fan of the first book but it looks so cute and wholesome!! I hope you have a good December 🙂

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    • I haven’t read any other book by Julie Buxbaum, but I did like Admission.
      I really liked the first Dash and Lily book, although I read it many many years ago and realised that I remember very little from it when I watched the show. I think in general, I feel like the show improved on the story! ❤ I’d recommend it – it really is super cute!

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  2. Jeey for being negative!! And I totally get you with the people don’t seem to take it serious. The Husband and I work in the restaurant of a zoo which closed down again in November. We are back at work again now (for takeaway only), and our department seems to be the only one giving a sht. As of the 1st you can get fined for not wearing a mask… and we are still the only ones wearing them. Colleagues of other departments actually make fun of us.
    I hope your December will be great!!

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  3. I’m currently on the waitlist for The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily at my library, but I somehow doubt I’ll get to read it before Christmas. Sorry to see you didn’t like it as much as the first book, sequels are always tricky 😅 I only watched the first two episodes of the TV Show but I already love it so much, it’s just how I wanted it to be 🥰🎄

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    • I was SO annoyed with Lily in Twelve Days of Dash & Lily, but I am glad I now know what to expect for the coming season of Dash & Lily on Netflix – cause YES! It got renewed!! I think the show could definitely improve upon it.

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  4. Yay for a negative test! I so feel you with all of those COVID frustrations though. 😦 Being in America and in a small town that doesn’t believe in anything science and doctors have to say, I get so scared about what’s in store for us. It seems like every day, my family is the only one wearing masks and staying in. So disheartening to see selfishness pervade instead of kindness and empathy.

    Omg those masterclasses sound amazing??? I would LOVE to take one with Shonda Rhimes. I might just have to check that out.

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    • There’s so many people denying the reality that’s happening around them and I do not, for the life of me, understand why. Stay in there and know that you are doing the right thing ❤ I feel for you!

      They used to have single masterclasses to take, but I heard that now it’s only the subscription to the entire website, which … is not cheap I am afraid. I got it as a birthday present :/

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  5. Okay but WHERE is that puppet from Dash & Lily, I need it ahah. I really loved watching this show so much, I want more of it! ❤
    It is so frustrating that people aren’t taking this seriously, it’s the same here, the past month didn’t look like the first lockdown at all. I just want to scream at everyone whenever I get out. I hope this will all be over soon.
    Sending you all the love for December, Kat ❤

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    • I haven’t started on the puppet haha and I still don’t know where to find the materials I am missing.
      At least my country did a hard lockdown early enough. Germany is doing one now until early January, which will be catastrophic for the economy.
      Hope everything goes well with your new place and Christmas at home for you ❤

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