Slimtember Goals and Juice Plus!

#Slimtember with Quinn Pascal and Juice+ !Proud to announce I am now a brand ambassador for the wonderful and amazing Juice+ !! I’m waiting on my order in the mail but should be receiving it just in time for fall!

If you’ve ever wanted to have better skin, hair, nails, or just feel healthier- this is definitely the way to go.

It’s never to late to change your life!

If you’re interested, comment below with some way I can contact you, or message me on facebook, pinterest, or instagram!

So pumped to crush my fitness goals with such amazing support!

-Q

Livestream Gaming

Livestreaming on Twitch by Quinn Pascal aka AecstRecently I’ve started streaming on twitch! I play Overwatch and am painfully awaiting the release of Absolver, a martial arts game with unique learning paths and move mechanics. I’m preordering the game soon and will stream it the second it come out on August 29th.

Meanwhile, I’ve ordered this capture card (and HDMI cables) and will start streaming my face along with my voice! This is an exciting advancement in my blossoming streaming career.  Check me out and hopefully we’ll have lots of fun together!

Love,

Quinn Pascal

aka Aecst (;

I Feel an Anxiety Attack Coming On- Here’s How I’m Dealing With It

dealing anxiety self care quirkyq quinn pascalAs the title implies, I have anxiety. I feel a breakdown starting to happen as they have been quite frequently recently but this time I’m taking a different approach. My approach has to be different especially because my boyfriend is out of town and he’s been my anchor.

For the past hour I’ve been watching youtube videos. Not necessarily helpful ones either. Step one: closing out of youtube.

Step two: Food? Food. Sweet potato fries are now in the oven.

Step three: While fries are baking, medicate and start writing a blog post. Yes, what you’re reading right now is what is helping me cope by typing.

Step four: Get intensely side tracked by organizing all the images on the computer desktop and downloads folder.

Step five: Keep writing the blog post, check on the fries when ya fingers start to hurt.

So far, so good. With my fries I’ll have mayo and maybe hot sauce. Might make tea, definitely drinking water. Medicate some more in the form of medical marijuana. Hunt down some photos for said blog post.

Step six: Slightly burn sweet potato fries. It’s ok though, entropy is inevitable.

How do you take care of yourself when you start to feel that funk?

xoxo

Quinn Pascal

 

P.S. Want to see a blog post on how I medicate with cannabis? Let me know in the comments below!

Money and Houses, a Tale of a Determined 19 Year Old

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I want to move out. My home life is pretty good, but I’m starting to see the benefits of having my own place. The thing is, I don’t want to live in an apartment. My boyfriend and I went to look at some but they’re just… disappointing. My solution? “Why don’t we just live at home for a bit and buy a house?” Apparently it irritated him that I was making purchasing and moving into a house seem so easy. After talking to my mom though (who also wants me to spread my wings) she has had property investment on her mind. She was thinking duplex, but I may have just convinced her to invest in a house within the next 6 months. I’ll have to save up and contribute, maybe “rent” a room in my boy’s house to get some space, but it’s a possibility in the not-too-far future. I was ready to bust my butt to make 100,000 in a year. Now I may only have to do 25-45,000 before May of next year. Not too bad if you ask me.

So, it’s currently August. 10 months until May (when my mom said). That’s 4,500 a month. Or 1,125 a week. 160 a day. Hmmmm. I’m planning on writing a children’s book. I’m house sitting right now, which could also be a business since I’m fantastic at it. Blogging, a bit harder but potentially worth it. My tshirt business if I stick with it.

However I need to do it, I’m determined. I’ll make a plan and get it done. What do you think? If you’ve bought a house, how did you approach it?

 

-Quinn Pascal

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Primed and Ready!

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Working Girl and Ready for Life by Quinn Pascal

That job I was talking about? I got it! Not only that, I start TOMORROW! Hoo hoo! I’m so excited to work! I can tell it will be a great community to be a part of, but if I can be real with you for a sec… I’m pumped for the money. Specifically because I contacted a renter yesterday about a room saying I’ll let them know if I get the job. This mean I get to move my booty OUT soon! Or at least probably.

My morning routine was going strong until today. I overslept, woke up at 11 to my mom handing me the phone with my employer on the other line to tell me I got the job- what a sweet way to wake up! I forced myself to brush my teeth and wash my face even though gravity felt x200 on my shoulders.

I’m most excited to have constant income to finally put all those budgets and planning I’ve been reading and dreaming about to use! Let me know if you want a post on that soon once I get that ball rolling!

If I get to see that apartment we’d be moving into, I’ll never stop dreaming and planning. At least not until I’m living there! All I want right now is to DIY dollar store finds and cook my boyfriend french toast and strawberries in the morning! We would be sharing the kitchen with three other people and honestly, I just want to make them all cookies and pot roast. Is that weird?

Speaking of cooking, I was experimenting with truffle and pesto fried kale… probably would have tasted better with a fried egg on top- recipe of that coming soon when I give it another go!

Until then,

Quinn Pascal

Routines and Daily Art | An Update

routines and daily art quinn pascal blog ferrets cute watercolor  In my last post I talked about my goals and how I’m going to reward myself. I had run 7/20 miles on the treadmill total when I had the idea to check how far my fitbit thought I had run… then I realized I had gone a total of 19.99 miles. Exactly. I could dye my hair silver now! But wait, what’s that? My dad is handing me the phone? Okay, so I got a job interview for the next day. Maybe not the best time to dye my hair or repierce my lip for fun.

Two days later and the job interview went great. Not only that, the employer said there are no policies on piercings, nail polish, or hair color! So I re-stabbed my own lip (what fun) and am plotting when I should dye my hair. If I even should. I’m having second thoughts, you know. It went from everyone saying “it’ll look so good!” to “actually I’m not so sure…” and I’m not seeking the approval of everyone around me, but it would be nice. I may wait a while or until I have the job secured to dye my hair.

My morning routine is five days strong! Wake up early, eat, drink tea and absorb information (watch news, read, talk to someone), coffee, wash face and teeth, do art. Doing art definitely has to be my favorite part of this whole thing (aside from the coffee). Not just any art though. Since I’m a freelance artist, making finished art pieces can get stressful. That’s why for my morning routine I have limited it to small, free-flowing watercolor painting. It’s extremely relaxing to play with whatever colors my mind is taking to that morning. If I’m not feeling inspired, I can just splash colors on the paper or dot them around and smudge them. It’s a very forgiving art form. The only problem (which is not really a problem at all) is that I get into this meditative state, sipping my coffee, painting, absent-mindedly petting my cat and before I know it, more than an hour has passed. What! I suppose I don’t have to get that piece of time managed right now. Maybe I will if and when I get that job (;

Until the next update,

Quinn Pascal

Silver Hair and Life Goals

I’m going to dye my hair silver. But for some reason my brain needs to have something else first. Some sort of life order. To remedy this, I’m setting goals around it. Once I jog 20 miles (total), and get my room clean I will dye my hair. By that time I’ll also probably have received glasses in the mail (and some new makeup that I bought). I also think I’m going to have my friend give me an industrial piercing. I’m excited to have a whole new look so near in the future… but also having to work towards it is satisfying right now. I’m not going to say I’ve never worked for anything in my life, but… I have been quite spoiled.
Another aspect of my life I’d like to have in place is a morning routine. I had one for a while and it made life just so much sweeter. For me, this will constitute waking up in one of the single digit hours of the morning (before 10 am)… say 8:30 am. Hopefully I’ll build up to 6 am comfortably someday because I love watching the sunrise when it feels like the whole world is asleep.
Okay, so, I wake up early, I eat breakfast (scrambled eggs and/or oatmeal)(requirement for myself: the food has to be photogenic. That’s how I know I’m eating well), I read/listen to a podcast (I love podcasts, I need to listen to more. Especially the “Being Boss” one), wash my face and brush my teeth… and that’s the general structure I need. And coffee. Past that, I want to blog daily for a while. As a journal if nothing else.
To clarify, a clean room for me right now would mean clear/organized surfaces as well as a clean and clear floor (wait, isn’t that a brand of face wash?). I’ll log process on that as it goes.
Now, I’m going to go to the gym with my boyfriend after eating a picture perfect salad. Life isn’t so bad, and in this moment, it seems extremely doable. So let’s do this!

Working with Life Intentions

Hello coaching peeps! If you’re reading this, I’m going to assume you know what the life intentions list is. So, I was looking at it and felt… off. Okay, yeah I know which I identify with and which I don’t, but what do they mean? What do I do with them? My brain insisted that there was a better way to look at these words. I started by writing down the ones I chose (that was fifteen of the larger list) and drawing arrows to intentions that I felt had a connection.


After doing this, I rewrote them in a more visually pleasing way since looking at this just made me think “great, ok, there are arrows. So?”


After doing this, I realized that they all connected quite a bit so I rewrote them again- this time in a long list, going through each of the fifteen intentions I picked and writing the other intentions involved. The list format is “I intend to be:”… “which requires being…” and started with the intention closest to the top which seemed the most important regarding the “real world” at the time.


Then I wrote my list and tallied up how many times each intentions showed up in another. I counted the tallies and wrote the intentions again in tiers- intentions with a tally of four at the top, then three, two, and one going down. This didn’t feel right for some reason, so I noted which intentions held more importance for me and I mentally floated those to the top of the chart.

Then I broke out the colored pens (oh snap) and I circled business intentions in green, personal intensions in lilac and social intentions in red.


Feeling a bit clearer now (if anything from writing them again and again) I wrote them again in two columns- more business toned intention and more personal, now with the more important ones to me closer to the top- notice how the previously thought to be most important intention is now at the bottom (;


I still felt like I could be clearer with what these intentions are.  The question that appeared in my mind was “What is this looking like for me?” So I broke away from writing the same intentions over and over and started to write what I thought each one meant- what it consisted of, what it might physically look like, any idea of a schedule, how it can be measured, etc. I’m still in the process of working through the other intentions, but my next step is going to be making a list of actions for each intention. This way, whenever I feel anxious or like I’m not working to my potential, I can pick a task from the list and know that I’m working towards who I want to be in this world especially since they’re all connected and benefit from each other!

I hope this helps you with your life intentions, thanks for reading!

Until next time,

Q

Catch Up Day- Towards the end of March 2017


Thursday and Friday I had forgotten to post my art here, so I just posted them, but that was the beginning of my recent descent into laziness. Saturday I woke up super early for a long dance rehearsal. After dance I had another infusion which went well aside from correcting a nurses mistakes left and right.. doesn’t help that the pharmacies don’t know what they’re doing either. Anyways, after my infusion I felt goooooood! Good enough to have a friend over spontaneously which is a very big accomplishment for who I am as a person. Sunday…. I didn’t even get around to picking out my daily Qualities of Being. Sigh. It was just a lazy day. I watched Sherlock with my parents, I choreographed for tonight’s dance practice a bit. So today I’m starting to get back on track! It might take a day or two because I have a lot to do, but I’m staring here. That’s that!

Until tomorrow,

Q