Hi there! it has been awhile….and I know 2020 has been a very unpleasant year for a multitude of reasons so you can understand why i didn’t feel like keeping this blog up to date on a regular basis. I am gonna do a rundown of what’s been happening and what will be happening in the near future! Buckle up.
Covid-19: Obviously the world has been in a state of shock from the worldwide pandemic we have all been facing and I am here to sat that I have been staying home as often as humanly possible, wearing a mask whenever I leave my home, and being highly cautious at all times when dealing with the public. I hope you have all been safe and well, but most of all I hope you realize this isn’t going away overnight and we need to start looking to long term ways we can change.
Human Rights/Civil Rights and the Black Lives Matter Movement: The spotlight has been on the black community in an uprising against our fascist and cruel government and I am on the side of justice. We will not stand for police/government brutality. We absolutely need to use our platform, regardless of size, to create awareness and a safe space for those of us who need the support. My shop has done a few sales to raise funds for charity (May I was able to donate $275 dollars to Black Lives Matter and June I was able to donate $175 to The Trevor Project through the help and support of my customers). I have also made personal donations to various organizations for human rights and signed countless petitions and will continue to do so every single day I can. I know on paper it doesn’t sound like much but I know this is about long term change and it won’t happen over night. It takes a constant flow of energy to keep that movement alive. You know where I stand. If you support Trump and anything he believes in please forget my name. I do not fuck with traitors, racists, misogynists and homophobic people.
In my personal life: I have been dealing with the ebbs and flows of being an extrovert that is stuck indoors. From helping my son transition from normal life to online school and very little social interaction…..to the day to day changes our family, like all the others, have been forced to make. I am trying my best. Seeing less of my family is difficult. Not being able to see my best friends hurts a lot. But we have technology and we are doing our best to remain connected despite it all. I just need to hold it together and plan for the future in ways that aren’t time specific. small daily goals and basic needs are priority, and then I focus on what my larger plans are once we are safe to travel and socialize again. And I do not care what they say, I will not be heading to a theme park anytime soon so please don’t ask me haha I took a social media break for about a week, deleting all my apps off my phone entirely and refocusing on my real life, and it has helped me emotionally more than I could have hoped. It will probably be a thing I try to do a lot more often, I may be getting rid of my twitter entirely.
Shop news: I have been adding new items to the shop! I now have zip pouches/makeup bags, stickers, small hair ties and two tone scrunchies in the shop when I do shop openings. I have been trying to open my shop more regularly now that I am able to get supplies online easier int he last month. I will be adding some Star wars items to the shop next Saturday…then I’ll be doing a Princess shop drop, and then a Horror Movie shop drop. Keep an eye on my Instagram for more details, and I will make a better effort to post on this blog as well to keep people informed. I will also be opening my custom order spots soon and will have a form on here soon for that specific purpose.
Thank you for checking out the blog! My podcast has a bunch of episodes if you wanna catch up with me on there: PlantedPunk Podcast
Hope you are all doing good! -Robyn