Hello everyone! I hope you are having a good week so far, mine has been very productive with school – I am taking an amazing online Spanish class -, going through some books I’ve been meaning to read, and getting some things done around the house. If you follow us on Twitch you will noticed I have taken a backseat with streaming for a while and there will be a message saying I’m on vacation until next month. I wanted to clarify some things on here and tell you about something you will find on our YouTube starting next month that I am very excited about. Before we get started, if you enjoy my articles I put out each month then make sure to subscribe to the blog so you will receive a notification anytime I upload a new post. Don’t worry, you won’t get spammed with a bunch of emails from me! ^_^ I know it has been a minute since I wrote on here, so before we get into the exciting news I have planned, I thought I should update you on all that is going on with TNR, especially our Twitch and YouTube channel.
I have been quarantined for four months now, Chris for three, and the anxiety was starting to get to me. Not only that, but my house has been a mess, books that I “intend to read” have been piling up, and with the lack of exercise and movement I have had the number on my scale has been rising. Why do I tell you this? Is it just to vent to someone other than those living under my roof? Maybe….yet I also have said in the past I want this community to be about honesty….and so that is what I intend to do. Yes, I could tell all of you that I am busy and other things have vowed for my attention. However, the fact of the matter is, I have wasted too much time watching television, not taking proper care of myself, and allowed the stress of everything to overwhelm me. It is for this reason I have decided to take a step back and give myself some much needed TLC. Since doing so the beginning of this month, I have found the stress diminishing, I have more joy, and I am getting back to – for the most part – keeping up with things around the house and taking care of my body….which I am sure my face and my waistline thanks me!
Call it “finally doing some self-care”, call it “being true to myself”, whatever you want to label it as, I am finally taking steps in the right direction to take care of me, so I can help people like you. Someone once told me that you can’t give out what you don’t have. If I am lacking in love for myself and my surroundings, I won’t be much good in loving others well. I know for some it was a delight to hop on and watch me play World of Warcraft, or just be “shooting the breeze” as my grams used to call it, but I promise this won’t be forever. Just for another month I am trying to catch up on my reading, making sure to dedicate some time to my schooling, and giving proper attention to not only my husband but to my health and well-being; whether that is physically, mentally, spiritually, or emotionally. I hope you all understand and will give me grace in this time. I want to come back to Twitch and our social media platforms stronger than ever so I can help more people learn what it means to enjoy life, and take time for the simple things such as family. This started out as a hodge-podge of articles regarding the adventures Chris and I would take, recipes I could share with others that are good and good for you, and a place to share my thoughts and faith. I’m not a religious person, I’m a follower of Jesus and I don’t want to just talk about how happy and fun my life is – because let’s be honest that is not a reality 24/7 -, I also want to discuss why I choose to find joy in the moments of life, whether they be big or small! So I hope you will stick around and bring along some friends to join the community. Next I am going to discuss a few things you can look forward to around the end of August.
Angie Reacts to….
So I have been doing some thinking, and a friend has been recommending it, and I have decided to start doing reactions to movies/shows, YT videos, and maybe eventually some songs on YouTube. If you have been paying close attention, you will notice there are a few on there right now, but I have decided at the end of August I would – consistently – upload 1 to 2 videos a week of my reacting to something. I was inspired by a guy on YouTube, well two actually, and then it was my friend who kept telling me about it that caused me to take the leap. I wanted to start sooner, however, with my dad’s health issues and us trying to help him with getting started on dialysis. I decided it would be wise to just do the reactions at the end of August. I am super excited and starting to build a collection of videos and such to react to. I hope you will check them out when I begin putting them on our channel. I also wanted to see if there would be a few of you who are interested in joining the tnr community and help me decide on the videos I make. I have decided to start a patreon at the end of the month for anyone willing to join the TNR fam and support me in making great content for yall. When you support me you will get to be a part of the following:
- Pick what content will be shown on YT and eventually Twitch
- Get a shout out at the end of the video
- Get some amazing goodies as a thank you for being in the fam
- Receive a personal zoom chat with Me(Angie) and have a one hour QnA session.
I am so excited to get back with yall at the end of August. I also hope this will be a time for you to enjoy your family and friends, or find something great that you enjoy or have always wanted to do and pursue it.
Look forward to chatting with you soon,
~ Angie Frantz ~
I am a follower of Jesus, a wife, blogger, advocate for the hurting, and strive each day to bring love and joy to those around me.