it’s my birthday~ | whoa i’m officially a teen?!

Hiya, friends!

Welcome or welcome back to Simply Selina!

Today’s a special day because… IT’S MY—

—wait. *facepalm* You guys have already read the title!

But anyway, yeah! Today I’m thirteen years old! 😲

I had a great time! Had cake, hung out with my family~

Let’s play some tunes for the blog party!

Let’s have a nice discussion in the comments! Here are some prompts we can chat about:

  • Cake or cupcakes?
  • Favorite cake/cupcake flavor
  • Birthday traditions
  • A funny birthday memory
  • How many times it takes you to blow out candles

That’s it for now! Stay tuned for my next post!


five of my favorite places to read! πŸ“–πŸ˜„

Heyo, it’s Selina! Welcome or welcome back to my blog!

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite places to chill out and dive into a story! As many of you know, reading is in my blood, and I probably can’t go a week without reading at least a few chapters of a good book. 😝
Just a heads-up, this list isn’t in any particular order, just a list of ten locations where I enjoy reading!

Now, without further ado, let’s get into the post~

10 of my Favorite Places to Read:
  1. The library! — Yep, you read that right! One of my favorite places to read is a literal library! I mean, come on, it’s a place where more books are just a shelf away!
  2. ✨under a table✨ — Before you guys go “Whaaaaat?”, let me explain! Think about it, you’ve got yourself a nice little roof above your head, and it’s like your own little fort! What could possibly go wrong?
  3. On my bed! — Okay, I’m assuming that most people can agree with this one! It’s comfy, cozy, and the perfect place to dive into a story!
  4. Outside on the front porch! — The breeze ruffling your hair while you’re immersed in a book~
  5. At the park! — On a bench or on a lone swing, I can find a spot to read just about anywhere!

Aaaaand that’s it for today! Where are some of your favorite places to read? Let’s chat in the comments!


A peek at last year’s resolutions and new ones for 2023!

Resolutions of 2022…

*sigh* Drink more water. Again. 

Weeeell, let’s see… I did remember to drink water a lot more often than I had previously, but it wasn’t necessarily consistent, soooo…


Open up more (less shy)

Erm… I guess I’ve been doing better with the whole “don’t stay quiet and just TALK” thing, but come on! I like to think before I speak if I ever speak at all… 😌

Try 10 new foods 

*whispering under breath and counting on fingers*

I think I tried 10 new foods this year! I enjoyed most of them, so that’s a big…

Publish another book!Β 

*crickets chirping*

*eye twitch*

Yeeeeeeeah, so I wasn’t exactly able to publish another one this year… I would write now and then but never finished anything.

Eat more spinachΒ bruh that’s so random

Er, YES that is quite random… wHy sPiNaCh?

And no, unfortunately, I was unable to accomplish this strange goal. BUT, I did eat lots of vegetables so…

Well, after looking over last year’s resolutions, I’d say that it’s time to list out this year’s!

  1. Read 200 books. I read around 150 last year, so I’m gonna give 200 a shot!
  2. Drink. More. Wa—do I even need to explain at this point?
  3. Travel out of the country. I’ll admit, I’m not someone who loves going on long trips, but I feel like traveling somewhere I’ve never been to sounds interesting…
  4. Publish a book? I mean, last year was a big FAIL, but who knows, maybe this year will go better!
  5. Learn a new skill!

Aaaaaand, that’s it for now, folks! Stay tuned for the next post!



*stares at clock intensely*

*stares even more intensely*





I’m half-excited for this year, and half-nervous too! I hope 2023 leaves happy memories!

Okay, okay, I just need to say it one more time…