Reacting to People’s Assumptions About Me!!! // my love for food, revealing my Hogwarts House & more

My blog turns one TODAY!!

And I’m screaming/crying about it. I know it sounds cliché, but it doesn’t feel like it’s been a year. There are so many things I’d go back and change about how I blogged in those first few months, but I think that I’ve really grown. This blog has become such an integral part of my life, and I’m so happy to celebrate one whole year with it.

Whenever I start projects like this, I usually get bored of it before I can hit one year, so I think this is truly a sign that I did something right by starting this blog. Of course, thank you so much to everyone who made my one year here in the blogosphere. Every interaction (even if you just viewed my blog once and then left) means so much to me. I’m so grateful to this blog for giving me the opportunity to raise my voice and form so many wonderful connections with other book-loving people. Seriously, there are so many more things I could say, but I’m just so happy to be able to celebrate one year with you. (For me, that’s a really long and really short time at the same time??)

Anyways, sappy intro aside, for my celebratory post, I decided to react to people’s assumptions about me! I told people on Twitter and here on my blog to send them their assumptions about me. And today, I’ll be telling ya’ll whether they’re true or not!

Xandra @ Starry Sky Books: you know EXACTLY what you want in a lot of things (like specific book traits you like, or specific foods)

Xandra, how are you so intuitive? You told me something about myself that I hadn’t even realized!!

This assumption is pretty true. What I’ve realized about myself is that I’m primarily a feelings-based reader. Even if a book is objectively good, and deserves an award for how well-crafted it is, I will still rate it 2 stars if it didn’t make me feel anything. Subsequently, even if I know that a book is really trashy, but it makes me feel things and have fun while reading it, it’s probably gonna get 4 or 5 stars. Basically, I’ve learned that all of the books I like can be categorized under “guilty pleasures.” (Even though that term isn’t a nice one because you should never feel guilty for liking something, blah blah blah.)

And of course, this isn’t just limited to books! I know what I like in clothes, food, people, etc.

Taasia @ Librae Paints Pages: Grades is something important to you

(This is only the first grade-related assumption in this post. Apparently people think that I’m an ambitious student?)

Yes, this is true. I guess I care about them a lot because I love it when my hard work pays off, and it’s nice to be good at something and have some bragging rights. 😎 (Plus, I’m in an environment where everybody else cares about grades and does well, so I don’t wanna be left behind, you know.)

I wish I could stop caring about grades so much because in the long run, they won’t matter, and there are so many things in life that are 100x more important than grades. I could honestly write a whole rant about how the school system makes us care more about numbers instead of actually learning, but now isn’t the right time.

You’re really ambitious and a lil bit of an overachiever

I really like having bragging rights what can I say!! I think wanting to show off and look good to other people isn’t a good reason to be an overachiever though. And for a lazy potato, I’m TOO ambitious. I should really stop having high standards for myself, because I always fail to reach them.

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You’re a very analytical person (like more Type A I’d say?)

I… guess? I can’t really tell, honestly. 😂 I honestly never considered myself to be an overachiever, Type A person before, but over the years, I’ve realized that I do fit this archetype. I plan for the future a lot, including what I want to achieve in time, and I really hate being unproductive.

Noémie @ Tempest of Books: you’re a very hard-working student who wants the best grades

This is one-half true, one-half wrong! I do want the best grades. But, in the process of putting pressure on myself to get high grades, I forget that I actually have to study and work hard to get them. If I just worked harder and stopped cramming, I could actually meet those high standards I set for myself. 😂

Caro @ Bookcheshirecat: you’re a great buddy reader

Awww, this warms my heart! 🥺 For context, me and Caro buddy read Wilder Girls by Rory Power recently, and we both had a lot of fun! If you haven’t buddy read with Caro yet, WHAT ARE YOU DOING, because she is the greatest buddy reader! She was so willing to accommodate with my busy schedule, and she always read the chapters on time (unlike me 😭).

To answer this assumption though, I don’t have a lot of experience with buddy reading, so I can’t really tell. My first full buddy read was with Caro, because every other buddy read I organized before that failed to push through for one reason or another. Also, Caro would’ve finished the book much sooner if I hadn’t been so busy/unmotivated during the time we read it, so I don’t know 😭

you love interacting with the bookish community & chatting in the comments

Is this even an assumption??? OF COURSE!!! Sometimes replying to comments is the only good thing about my day, and I love how everyone is so supportive and showers me with validation every single day. 🤧🥺

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you’ve got more surprising hobbies/interests we don’t know about

This couldn’t be more wrong, sorry! I literally only have three hobbies 😂

you’re a hardworking and dedicated person

As I said above, I tend to confuse having high standards with being hardworking and dedicated.

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Vera @ Wordy and Whimsical: you very are close to your family

Sadly, I’m not very close to my family. I mean, we get along fine, but sometimes I fight with them. And judging from what other families I know, our bond couldn’t be considered “strong.”

you don’t have any animals

No, I have a pet dog named Gordon who I always feature and talk about on this blog!

you love food, and are always open to trying new dishes

Yes, I love food more than words can say, and I always have an appetite, haha! I’m always open to trying new dishes, if I think that I have a chance of loving it!

Cas @ Daydreaming Ink: you speak your mind

No, I don’t see the point of speaking my mind most of the time, and I usually only do with people I trust.

you think stem > humanities

In some aspects yes, some no. I think that STEM is more useful than humanities, because sadly, the only think people care about is STEM nowadays. But I prefer humanities over STEM because it’s way more fun and easy to study (not saying that it’s easy, just easier than STEM).

grades > social life

What social life? No, I’m not kidding. What social life? I don’t have friends. *throws out peace signs while crying*

But during those rare times when I do have a social life, I do go because my mom makes me go to everything. And they’re so rare that going to them wouldn’t cut into my studying time too much.

Sofi @ A Book. A Thought.:You’re usually very hard on yourself

Yes! I have unrealistic standards for myself that I always fail to meet, causing me to be even more hard on myself.

You probably LOVE animals

I do love my dog, and animals are 110% a gift to the world!! But I wouldn’t say I love them, because they take so much work to take care of and put up with. 😅

You usually have unpopular bookish opinions

Yes, lmao. It comes with being a very hard to please reader. Count on me to rate your faves 2 or 3 stars. 😉

Iris @ Hoard of Books: I assume that you’re awesome

Yes.

you’re an only child

Nope. I have two older sisters, though the age gap between us is pretty high. (Lots of people tell me that I have “only child vibes” though.)

you’re more of a dog person than a cat person

Maybe it’s because I’ve had a pet dog since as long as I can remember and I grew up around adamant dog persons and cat haters (my sisters), but yes, I am a dog person through and through.

I used to be one of those people who thought that cats were bitchy, but I’ve since realized that they aren’t actually like that. I don’t get a lot of opportunities to interact with them though!

you’re a bit of a perfectionist, but only when you care about something

Huh. This is actually super true and made me realize something new about myself, so thank you! I wouldn’t consider myself a perfectionist, but when I do care about something, I get very meticulous. I think the best example of this is my blog, because I go through such lengths to polish my blog aesthetic, and I can’t schedule posts until I’m sure that it’s of good quality! But yeah, if I don’t care, I’m basically the biggest slacker ever.

Miri @ Book Dragoness: You love math!

This assumption made me cry-laugh, because math has been the source of all my tears this school year. My whole life, I’ve been above average in math. I definitely couldn’t be considered a genius, but I got by and sometimes even excelled at it.

I was actually put in the top class last year, and I was super excited about it! Last year, I put so much pressure on myself to keep my grades up so that I could be put in the top class again this year, and I distinctly remember telling myself that it didn’t matter what happened the next as long as I did well enough to be put in the top class again. Well, I’m a clown and I jinxed myself because now I’ve been struggling in math more than ever, and it’s literally like something replaced my brain!! I used to get the gist of lessons fairly quickly, but now it’s like, what?????

Basically, my math grades have been the worse they’ve ever been this year, and yeah I’m just crying because I don’t know what’s happening to me!!! (And yes I know I just have to practice/study hard etc. etc. I’m trying but there’s only so much you can do with half of a brain cell.)

And since I didn’t actually answer this assumption: Ya’ll know my situation with math now, but even when I could be considered good at it, I only liked it—I wouldn’t go so far as to say loved—I only did if I found the lesson easy and could get it quickly. Back in those days, answering problems and scoring high on tests made me feel pretty powerful, but I only loved Math because of that—not because I loved the subject itself.

you love ramen

I mean, I used to always talk about my love of ramen on this blog. 😂 Now, I don’t bring it up as much because there’s really no occasion to, but yes I do love it a lot!! It literally has everything I love—meat, egg, noodles, and it’s just so GOOD OKAY I CAN’T DESCRIBE IT.

May @ My 1st Chapter: you are super organized, like colour code markers, arrange books by height etc etc

Hah, NO. I don’t like it when things are messy and try to be neat whenever I can, but that’s as far as I go in terms of organization. I’m too lazy to color code and arrange things using rigid systems lmao.

you enjoyed reading as a kid but didn’t become super dedicated until more recently

Very true! I’ve been reading for as long as I remember, but it was pretty on and off until I started this blog!

you can speak more than 2 languages

Ish? I’m fluent in English, because it’s my first language. But having been born and raised in the Philippines, I’m okay at Tagalog. Like, I can understand most Tagalog texts and conversations, and if I could only read and hear Tagalog my entire life, I’d still survive. But, I suck at speaking and writing in Tagalog, and I still don’t know a lot of Tagalog words and grammar rules!

I’ve also been studying Mandarin since kindergarten because of the school I go to, but I’m nowhere near fluent, and if I had to live in China I’d probably die. But I know a handful of phrases and words in Chinese!

So if you’re assuming that I can speak more than two languages fluently, that’s sadly a no. 😂

Nandini @ Novels and Nebulas: You’re a Ravenclaw

Yes!! I’ve revealed my Hogwarts house before, but whenever I tell people to assume, they always guess Ravenclaw immediately. I guess I give off hardcore Ravenclaw vibes?

Actually, I wanted to be a Slytherin for years, but I realized just how much Ravenclaw fits me, and I’ve fully accepted that I’m one of the most Ravenclaw people ever.

Krisha @ Bookathon: You are a dessert person

Honestly, I’m just a food person in general! 🍕But if I had to choose, I’d say that I’m more of a main course person. Don’t get me wrong, I love sugar and sweets (probably more than the next person), but I prefer savory over sweet by a small margin! I really love my meat okay. 🍗

Sharon @rockinitwhimsy: you are tall

Very true assumption. My whole life, I’ve been abnormally tall for my age. I’m pretty sure I can count on one hand the number of people I know in real life who are taller than me. Sometimes I wish I wasn’t this tall, but it’s nice to stand out this way, haha!

(Fellow tall people, don’t you get annoyed when people tell you that you’re tall/SO tall? I guess it’s a compliment of sorts, but I find it annoying when people tell me that because they might as well be saying that the sky is blue. I know I’m tall more than anyone else? I’ve lived in my body my whole life, Karen.)

Chana @ Paper Procrastinators: You’re on the shorter side

This is very wrong. (See what I said above.)

You’re one of the best ping-pong players in the world

Thank you, Chana! But noooooo. I’m nowhere near that level.

You think tea>coffee

I don’t drink tea or coffee! Maybe I just haven’t grown up yet, but I find both drinks “eh.” Tea is fine, but it literally just tastes like hot water. And I don’t like how bitter coffee is! I’m uncultured what can I say

Renee @ dekabat: you have high standards

I don’t think I have high standards for everything, but I definitely do for myself and other things I can’t think of right now. But even though I rate books low, I don’t think I have high standards for them—I just need to feel something when I read, and sadly, most books don’t make me do that.

you are bad at picking books you like based on covers and blurbs

Omg, just come for me HAHAHA. (Just kidding, this is actually a good assumption!!)

I never pick books based on covers and blurbs though. I always use reviews, because I know that once a book reaches a certain amount of lukewarm and negative reviews, I won’t like it. Subsequently, I tend to love hyped books, so yeah: Reviews are my primary form of picking books.

But if I were to simply rely on covers and blurbs, I think I’d still be good at picking books I’ll at least like because there are certain kinds of synopses that make me go, “Yeah this book isn’t for me,” or “This book might be my thing.”

But anyways, all this is to say that I’m such a critical reader that no matter how I pick my books, my most common ratings will probably still be 2 or 3 stars. 😓 I know it’s my fault because UGH I’M SO HARD TO PLEASE, but why can’t books just be good and make me like them ok. 🥺

you have a fear of being alone

I think I can withstand more loneliness than the average person, because I do know what it’s like anc I’m a hardcore introvert. All I need is a friend or two that I can always reach out to, and I think I can withstand any other type of loneliness.

you’re a very hardworking student, you care a lot about academic success

I do care a lot about academic success, but as I said above and keep telling myself, I wrongly think that putting pressure on myself to do well means that I’m working hard.

If you’ve read this far, thank you so much for pushing through!! This post is pretty gigantic! But I hope you were able to learn something about me! Also, almost everybody assumed that I was an overachiever/Type A in some way or another—I never knew that I came off that way. I guess what we’ve learned from this post is that I’m an overachiever who doesn’t work hard and gets sad a lot.

Anyways, thank you again for going on this journey on me. I keep saying this, but thank you so much. 🥺 I’m so excited for more years to come!

If you’re a blogger, how long have you been blogging? Would you consider yourself an overachiever? Are you a dessert of main course person?

42 thoughts on “Reacting to People’s Assumptions About Me!!! // my love for food, revealing my Hogwarts House & more

  1. Happy Blog Birthday, Caitlin 🥳!!
    I’ve definitely assumed you were a Type A before, and I think it’s because your blog comes across as extremely organized and well thought out 😁. And, boy do I get the struggle of having high standards but low energy 😅. But hey, school schedules are hard to balance with blogging, so it’s admirable you’re consistently publishing one quality post per week while cramming for your studies 👏🏽.
    Also, I feel the same way about starting my blog as project. I was so amazed that I was able to stick to it for a year (granted my posting schedule is practically nonexistent), and now it’s been almost four years 😮. It’s definitely a nice feeling to know that we did something good for ourselves by starting this project 🙂.
    Congrats on 1 year again!

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    1. Thank you, Belle! :))
      Haha, I get that a lot! I guess my Type A-ness shows through unconsciously, haha. omg yes! that’s the perfect phrase to describe my life: “high standards but low energy”! It’s a recipe for misery!
      Yeah, I’m honestly surprised that I’ve very rarely not posted something in an entire week. But I think that’s a little not good because I procrastinate schoolwork by doing stuff for my blog 😅
      your posting schedule right now is so good though! definitely better than mine because i’m barely hanging on to one post a week! I’m so glad that we both stuck to our respective projects for a year—definitely a first for me, but I’m pretty sure it was a good decision! ❤

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  2. Oh this post!! I just love it 😍😍😍
    Funny thing is, I relate to like half of this 😂 But first of all, the tall thing. YES I dislike it (not hate, but I don’t always like it) when people are always telling me, “wow you’re so tall!!” “look at you! You’re taller than your mom!” “It’s been so long, look how tall you are!” 😐 I know. Every single day I am reminded of this fact. So thank you very much. It’s so awkward because it kind of like defines me? If my mom calls some distant relative, I already know what’s coming, because that’s pretty much the only thing anyone notices about me. Sigh.
    Aww, I want to tell you you shouldn’t be so hard on yourself, but I’m in the same boat, so I understand. I’m constantly trying to get good grades, and anything less than an A annoys me. A C is a fail as far as I’m concerned. Everything I do, I set so many expectations, but I procrastinate so much, and then I’ll be annoyed when I’m rushed and I don’t do my best. It’s like a weird curse lol. I always have to be the best at everything, and it does take a toll on you, so be sure to do some self-care once in a while ❤ (i should use my own advice 🤦🏽‍♀️)
    Haha, the social life part 😂😂 It makes me so happy to meet another introvert who doesn’t have a social life and understands the feelings that come with that!!!
    I totally assumed you were an only child as well! And I’m a dessert person through and through. I hate it because it’s not good for me, but I have such a sweet tooth and I can probably eat dessert all day everyday.
    It was so much fun to read this post 💖 Also, I would love to BR with you if you want, even though I have no idea what we’d read lol. Anyways, good luck and I hope you have an amazing second year ❤

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    1. Ahhhh, thank you for the sweet comment, Rukky! 🥺🥺💕
      I guess, we’re the same person then, haha.
      I’m so glad that someone gets the tall thing! It’s so. Annoying. I know that people mean well by saying that, but I just get annoyed because do they not think I know?? And there are so many other things about me that aren’t my height lol.
      Ah, glad you get it! And lol I hate getting C’s too they’re literally so close to a failing grade and I can’t have any of that! I’ve actually been chasing that straight-A report card for so long, AND I’VE BEEN SO DAMN CLOSE SO MANY TIMES. but no… at any given time there’s always one B+ that ruins it 🤦🏻‍♀️ and same!! I procrastinate so much!! and then i get annoyed when my output isn’t as good as it is because I procrastinated…. but it’s my fault anyways??? i really need to fix my procrastination problem because I’d do so much better if I didn’t cram. but awww, you should take care of yourself too! ❤ i know we aren't good at following your own advice, but we can do it. (honestly, i think I AM taking care of myself more right now though because summer is two weeks away, and I'm just like… what's the point anymore lmao)
      LOL, I had a much better social life last last year and the year before! but I lost some friends last year, and now I'm just like…. what social life?? literally 90% of my social life comes from being in the table tennis team it's so sad
      Ah, people tell me that I give off only child vibes for some reason! Still don't know why, haha! i have such a sweet tooth as well, it's literally not funny anymore! like, any food that's sweet, I WILL EAT IT AND ENJOY IT. really not good for me and it's a wonder I haven't gotten diabetes yet (and no i'm not kidding i'm really amazed i haven't gotten it yet).
      Ah, I'd love to BR with you as well! maybe through Goodreads? Idk what we'd read too, but I'm sure there's a book that's on both of our TBRs 😂 i might just have to be a stalker and look at your TBRs lol im sorry i really wanna br with more people :((
      Thank you so much, Rukky!! thank you for supporting me and my blog for what seems like so long ❤ it really means so, so much to me ❤ ❤ and I hope you have an amazing blogging year in 2020, because you deserve it!

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  3. Happy blog birthday! I really enjoyed reading this and honestly being lazy but having super high expectations is a mood. And ahh wow didn’t realise you were so tall but that’s super cool! I’m definitely an overachiever whoops but also think the label has too many negative connotations? Like as long as you are staying healthy and stuff it’s kinda fine imo.

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    1. Thank you, Cas! Lazy but high expectations is the perfect way to describe me and why I’m so sad all the time lol. (And I guess my tallness doesn’t come through in my writing 😅)
      Oh, I definitely assumed you were an overachiever as well! (you seriously need to tell me how you balance all of your hobbies + life commitments how)
      hmmm, i never considered that the term is treated with a negative connotation (maybe because the term isn’t really used to described people where I live), but that’s definitely true! being anything is fine as long as you stay healthy ❤

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  4. I totally get what you mean about people being like ‘oh your so tall’ or ‘it’s been so long, you’ve gotten so tall’ because do they really think that I haven’t noticed that?!?! Anyways, happy blog birthday to your blog!!! It was really fun to read all of your reactions and the assumptions!

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  5. Happy Blogversary!!! I’m so happy to have discovered your blog, I love reading your posts so much 🥰 I also loved the assumptions reactions, it’s such a great idea and I loved watching these videos on Youtube 😄 I can also confirm that you’re a great buddy reader, I loved reading and discussing with you, it made the whole reading experience so much fun 💗 I also loved learning so much more about you!! (no tea and coffee *gasp* 😱 For some reason I also assumed you were on the smaller side like me 😄)

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    1. Thank you so, so much, Caro 😭💖 same to you! your blog is the cutest ever, and I love the wide variety of content it offers!!
      aww, our buddy read was seriously such a fun experience and one of the brightest parts of the horrible month that was February ❤ I'm glad that you had as much fun as I did, and I'm so excited to buddy read more books with you!
      (Haha, I simply never grew to like tea and coffee I guess?? Idk 😂 & I guess I give off short vibes, lol!)

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  6. Happy BLOGIVERSARY!! ❤️ ✨🎊 I LOVE this idea so much, I think it was incredible, I really enjoyed reading everyone’s assumptions and your answers. 😊
    SUPER happy to have hit 2 of my 3 assumptions! I feel it shows how perfectionist you are in your blog for how organized and clean it looks, I really love that about you and I think that your ambitious side is also what drives you to be better and always be creating. ❤️
    You shouldn’t be hard on yourself, though! you’re perfect as you are & Gordon!! OMG, it gives me life…😍 I’m 100% a dog person 👏🏻

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    1. THANK YOU, SOFI ❤ super glad that you enjoyed the post 🥺
      2 out of 3 is *amazing*. I never realized how much the Type A, perfectionist side of me came out in my blog, but now that I think about it, and people tell me, it really does show! And I do have an ambitious side, both in real life and on the blog! I'm super touched that you notice all those things ❤ ❤
      Ah, I know! But I think that I'm definitely taking of myself more know.. but maybe it's just because summer is two weeks away, and I'm just like… what's the point lol. Thank you so much 😭💗 ugh, Gordon is so cute sometimes that I can't handle it! And I'm glad to have met another dog person ❤

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  7. Happy blogoversary!!! Ooof, I have just found out that I am *the worst* at making assumptions 😅 I guess this has just taught me that I shouldn’t be a psychic or a fortune-teller. My dreams are crushed 😂

    Oooh, the main course vs. dessert debate is HARD. Because on the one hand, I love chicken and meat, but on the other, hot brownies?? If it was a would you rather, I would take the main course over dessert any day. My mom is 100% averse to pets, I used to beg for a dog when I was little and she refused. Which makes sense now, since we don’t really have space anyways. But I think because my dog dreams were crushed when I was little, I’ve turned out to be more of a cat person 😂

    These were so much fun to read Caitlin (even though mine were all wrong) congratulations again on your blogoversaary!!

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    1. Thank you, Chana! And I’m just super happy that you sent assumptions! Don’t feel bad that they were wrong because they were still great guesses, and I’m flattered that you think I’m a good ping pong player hehe ❤

      OMG YES!! the main reason why i'm still on the main course side is chicken. chicken is the love of my life 🥺🥺 and i frickin' love brownies!! their texture and tastes! *chef's kiss*
      Ok, that's a pretty sad story *hugs you* It's painful to be deprived of a dog, and I hope you can get one soon! but cats are so great too, and I'm glad to know a cat person ❤

      Again, no need to worry about guessing wrong ❤ your help with this post was super appreciated 🥺💖 thank you!

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  8. Ahh.. Happy Blogiversay again!! I’m very happy you have been blogging for a year and I can’t wait for more Caitlin!!

    “unrealistic standards for myself that I always fail to meet, causing me to be even more hard on myself.” — I can do this as well but it makes me so sad to think of you being hard on yourself. I do think it can be good to encourage yourself but you can be too hard on yourself which can effect you a lot. But you have to give yourself credit as I’m sure you have done a lot of amazing things and you need to remember to be proud of yourself because you deserve it, I’m sure of it!!
    “you’re a bit of a perfectionist, but only when you care about something”– yes I can relate to this too. I can slack on a lot of things but than it is something I care about and I want it to be perfect and I want to do it well. But than I can be too lazy for that much effort and that is why I spend so much time not doing what I care about, haha!!
    Maths was the only lesson I felt like I could do, English and things with words I hated but in maths I was fine so we are slightly opposite there. I do wish you best of luck though!! School can be a horrible amount of pressure all the time!!

    I loved reading this!! I feel like I got to know you better so yay!! Wonderful post Caitlin and I’m sending you all the best wishes because you deserve them!! ❤

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    1. THANK YOU, SOPHIE!!! *showers you with all my love* 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

      Yeah, I struggle with this so much 🥺 in the process of setting high standards for myself, I forget that what’s most important is to work hard & focus on what’s on hand, so more times than not, it ends badly 😅 Ah, thank you 🥺🥺 I definitely did some things I’m proud of in the past, but now it just seems like one failure after another so…. But I’ll try!! ❤️❤️ (please don’t be too hard on yourself too—you’re perfect just the way you are & you of all people do not deserve to be sad!!)
      Judging from your blog, I can definitely see how you’re a perfectionist! I am an extremely lazy human being, but when it’s something I truly care about & find fulfillment in, I will dedicate all my time to it. There’s no in-between—either I’m the biggest slacker or biggest perfectionist ever 😂
      Ok, I’m honestly shocked to have met someone in the book community who didn’t like English but like Math 😂 that’s honestly so well, but good on you for doing fine in Math, because I’m… not. And it’s scaring me how bad I am at it now compared to previous years.
      Thank you for the sweet comment as always😭💖 your kind words are always so appreciated & reassuring, Sophie! Sending you the best of wishes too ❤️❤️

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  9. Happy Blogiversary, Caitlin!!! 💖🎉 I just remember looking at your blog back when you only had two posts up, and now I’m getting emotional ❤ You’ve grown so much as a blogger and I can’t believe we’ve already known each other for this long! Your posts are so well-made, your graphics keep getting better and better, and your blog is just so great overall!

    For my assumption, I tried to come up with something I actually assumed about you, rather than guessing at a piece of Caitlin trivia that may or may not be true, if that makes sense? 😅 I also based it on the fact that you’re very particular with how you rate books, compared to me, who literally just gives everything 4 or 5 stars, haha! But I’m glad I was right!

    I also relate to the bragging rights thing so much, because I want to do something cool so I can show other people and they would be proud/impressed, but if it doesn’t happen accordingly, I get really upset and I’m like, “Okay, I guess I don’t need to stress myself out like that anymore ¯\_(ツ)_/¯”. I’m lazy, but I also have high expectations. I think the solution to this would be to set slightly lower goals, but also be more time-organized? At least that’s what I should be doing.

    As always, I love seeing Gordon on here 😌 And for the first time, I can say I have an unpopular opinion on something! I recently rated one of your faves 3 stars! 🙈 Also, I know in the back of my mind that you’re tall, but I never really think about it? Everything you said about being tall is the same for me being short, because people tell me about it all the time. Like yes, of course I know I’m short Karen, please stop telling me my head doesn’t even reach your shoulders 😅 Anyways, Happy Blogiversary again! I can’t wait to see what happens in your second year! ❤

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    1. Thank you, Xandra!! 😭💖💖 this is such a nice & sweet comment! Reading it honestly made my day, ahhhh.
      I can’t begin to thank you for the part you played in my blogging journey ❤️ I don’t know where I’d be right now if I didn’t spontaneously decide to message you when I still had no idea how to find my place in the blogging community. I’m so, so grateful that you replied to my message & became my first follower!! Super super thankful to this day & I can’t put it into words ❤️❤️❤️
      I also can’t believe that we’ve already known each other for so long! And I’m so glad that you think that, especially because you were there when my posts and graphics were, uh, not the best 😅

      that makes sense, don’t worry! Honestly, I’m jealous of people who can rate most things they read 4 or 5 stars 😅 I don’t know why my mind is very particular about how much I enjoy a book! Sometimes I can directly pinpoint a problem in a book (e.g. bad writing) that hindered my enjoyment of it, but other times a book can be *fine* & I’ll still be over here thinking, “eh, I didn’t enjoy it enough to rate it above 3 stars.” I’m a mess, honestly.

      Ok, that is exactly my thought process!! I feel like there should be a better reason for me to want to achieve things, but no, I mainly want them for the bragging rights :// And if I don’t achieve them (which actually happens more often than not lmao), I just shrug & think that what’s done is done. Then I proceed to be a lazy potato again…
      OMG YES!! Some goals I have for myself are close to unattainable. I could reach them if only I worked a lot harder & stopped. Procrastinating. But I’m me, so…..
      Ah, our dogs look so alike!! They are so cute I love it 🥺🥺 Ok I stalked your Goodreads to see which book it may be & is it Red, White & Royal Blue?? *gasp* shame on you! (but actually, I lowered my rating of it from 5 to 4 stars. It may even be lower because while reading it, I think I allowed myself to get swept up in the hype too much 🤔🤔)
      A lot of people on the Internet tell me that they didn’t realize I’m so tall! I guess it just doesn’t come across in my writing & personality! But omg let me fight this Karen!! It’s annoying when someone tells me, a tall person, that I’m tall, but I know that it’s still a compliment of sorts. But I’d be so offended if people told me that my head didn’t even reach their shoulders, what??? That’s so rude, & I’m mad for you :((
      thank you so much again! I’m so grateful for the comments, DMs & everything else ❤️❤️❤️ wishing you a wonderful second year of blogging!

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  10. Ooh an ambitious Ravenclaw?? Love. It. And I totally agree about coffee and tea, though I’m the opposite on coffee — it’s too sweet for me! I’m also Type A, haha.
    Happy Blog Birthday, Caitlin! I can’t believe your blog is only a year old *mind explodes* I hope you have an amazing next year of blogging!

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    1. Ahhh, the wannabe Slytherin in me is thriving 🤩🤩 WAIT—you think coffee is sweet? Gosh, you are another level of badass! And yay, so glad to have met another Type A! Hopefully we can relate to each other more because my mom is one, and we’re pretty different, haha!

      Thank you so much, Charis!! 😭😭💖 it honestly feels like a long time already! But I’m excited to keep growing with this blog! wishing you a wonderful blogging year in 2020 🙂

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      1. Haha thanks! I’ve only tried it black, like, the two times I’ve had it 😆😆 For sure! My mom is also Type A, but we clash a little because we are super similar. It’s nice to find other people who function the same way, lol.

        Aw thank you so much, and same to you! 💕💕

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  11. Congrats on one year of blogging and all that you’ve accomplished!! 🎉 I’m happy your blog is something you have not gotten bored of, that’s amazing. (Also, relatable! I thought I’d give up on mine after a couple of months, haha.)

    Okay, but getting one assumption right out of three I tweeted is not that bad, right? 😅 Although, now that you mention it, I do think I remember Gordon… I have a terrible memory. 😅

    Either way, this was a wonderful post, and I loved reading it. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Vera!! It really has become such a big part of my life, and I don’t regret starting it ❤ And I'm endlessly thankful that you stuck with your blog, because we would be DEPRIVED of good content if you hadn't!

      Ah, I'm just super happy that you sent in assumptions :)) one out of three is so good! (Ah, don't worry about that, I have terrible memory too 😂)

      Thank you so much again, Vera! 😭💖

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  12. Happy Blogiversary. I love reading posts like this and seeing exactly what people do and don’t manage to guess right!! I think I’d be kind of scared to find out what guesses people made about me though 😅

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    1. thank you!! haha, i’d be more scared if i had a larger following because it’d probably invite trolls to make passive aggressive assumptions, but i’m super glad that everyone in the book community is kind, & actually mostly gave assumptions that really boosted my self-esteem :””)

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