Somehow I missed the memo that it’s 2am.

That’s because I’ve been up frantically coloring my Blogcademy scholarship entry, with the added company of No Doubt to keep me on task 🙂

What is The Blogcademy, you ask? It’s a two-day blogging workshop headed by three fabulous headmistresses – Gala Darling, Shauna Haider, and Kat Williams. To say that these ladies are an inspiration is an understatement. One of my first ever blog posts was actually my own take on Gala’s Things I Love Thursday posts!

And so I decided to bust out my art supplies – which I’m pretty sure I haven’t done since high school – and draw a comic explaining why I want to attend the upcoming Blogcademy session in New York. And what’s a comic without a delicious looking two-dimensional birthday cake and magical girl allusions? Also, how much Sailor Moon have I been watching lately? Not enough, that’s for sure.

( click through for bigger versions!)
In case it’s hard to read (my scanner didn’t make legibility a priority, or my totally fab colored pencil job) here’s a transcription:
“Hi, I’m Kristin. I run a blog called My Life as a Teacup where I write about the things that inspire me (and sometimes make me go “hmm…”). For me, blogging has been one part creative outlet, one part learning about the world, and one part a journey in self-discovery, with a generous sprinkling of great friends along the way.  My Life as a Teacup turns 3 years old this year. I’m so proud of how far I’ve come as a writer and blogger (and savvy media gal!), from my early days as a LiveJournal-er extraordinaire to having built a community around literature, productivity, and positivity. But I feel like my blog’s growth has come to a halt. As if the stars that I’m aiming for are just beyond my reach…  I know I can reach those glittering, fabulous constellations if only I had a little boost. I could really use the magic of you Blogcademy Babes to do it! Won’t you please help make my transformation complete?” I am incredibly proud of myself and all I’ve done with My Life as a Teacup over the past three years. We all need to take a moment and pat ourselves on the back, because honestly, when’s the last time you said to yourself, “Hey, self, you’ve done some pretty amazing things”? I know I haven’t stepped back and reflected on my own accomplishments as much as I should have. I’ve poured a lot of my self into blogging. I’ve established features that I enjoy writing. I’ve taken risks with the topics I’ve written about, like stereotyping the Japanese major and being honest with yourself. I’ve learned how to use technological features that would make my stats professor proud (okay, sort of proud. I’d still probably get a ‘B’). This little blog has come a long way since 2010, and for me, the magic hasn’t faded. I just feel like I’m at a standstill and I’m not quite sure where to go from here.
I’d love to be able to jet to New York for a Blogcademy workshop and take My Life as a Teacup to the next level with such inspiring role-models and a community of amazing fellow bloggers by my side. I’ve been working on amping up my blog, one step at a time, and think I’ve done a pretty good job navigating the blogosphere so far. There’s so much more for me to do with My Life as a Teacup, however, and I find myself in the car or the shower dreaming of all the ways I can make this blog the best it can be. I want to stop dreaming, I want to make it happen. It’s time for me to stop putting the things I truly love doing on hold and start making them more than a dream.

I’m sure a little love from you guys wouldn’t hurt my chances either! 🙂