MichelleChalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

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    • Life Changes 2017 Edition

      1 year ago

      MichelleChalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      So my last journal post was an update on my life. Seems like a perfect time to do another one, if only for the nostalgia factor of looking back on it when next year rolls around.


      - RTX 2017 was a great time as per usual. With it being my fourth RTX I’ve finally got all the kinks out of my travel and vacation plans. Was able to hit every food place I wanted and see all the friends I wanted to see. Important to note that this RTX will probably be my last one for a little while as I am hoping to travel the world and not just to Texas in 2018.


      - I still work at EB Games. Though about four months ago I was promoted to head office. Which to be completely honest was the worst decision I’ve made in a very very long time. It has such a long commute and the job itself is extremely boring and not challenging in any way. Honestly trying to find something new that actually makes me happy.


      - On the happiness note, this has been a really rough year for me. My boyfriend and I broke up early February and while I can say it was for the best it did take a while to recover. Then when I finally recovered I had such immense family drama. Then the whole job switch. So suffice to say that I’m ready for 2017 to GTFO.


      -  I’m randomly working part time seasonal at a company called Saje. It’s a Canadian company that sells aromatherapy products. I purely got the job to help pay for some of the costs of my long commute but so far I have been really loving working there. They put a huge focus on personal wellness for their employees and this has helped me immensely with the drudgery of daily life at EB. I am desperately hoping they will keep me on after the season is over.


      - Friends are weird. Unfortunately all my close girlfriends have all moved downtown so I do not see them very often at all. I do not have the means or the intention of moving downtown and they do not come home to visit very often so it’s just been a strange transition in that regard. I am very luck however that my best friend, who literally lives across the world from me, is just so amazing with keeping in touch and messaging that I never feel like I’m far away from her. She is literally my rock.


      - I have gotten more into cosplay this year. It has been such a fantastic coping mechanism for me during all this stress. I started a cosplay Instagram and can say that I craft very regularly. It honestly makes me so relaxed and allows me to tune out the stress of the world for a little while. I don’t really have big plans but just doing a bit every day keeps me sane.


      - This year, and particularly the last few months have been really rough in terms of my mental health. I’ve struggled with depression for years but it has not been this bad in about 6 years. I am having major trouble coping with it and have had to take occasional sick days off work because I can’t stop crying for whatever strange reason. Debating the idea of taking meds again but I never found ones that worked for me the first time around and am scared of all the sideffects this time around. I’m thinking if I can just survive the holiday season then everything will be okay.


      This has been kind of a bummer. But here’s hoping that when I look back at this in a year or so, I will laugh at all the negativity and be happy with where I am.

    • Life Changes

      3 years ago

      MichelleChalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      It's come to my attention that it has been way too long since I've written a journal here.


      So here's a quick run down of things right now:


      - RTX 2016 was phenomenal. Hung out with all my best buds, spent too much money at the convention and ate all the delicious food.


      - EB Games is still EB Games. Like any other retail position managing an EB is definitely never a dull moment. Looking forward to and dreading the next couple months when all the games come out and the holidays begin.


      - Still trying to figure out how to balance work, boyfriend, friends, games and hobbies without letting anything slide. Still can't do it well.


      That's where I'm at now. Thank goodness for RT being the one constant in my life. :)

    • 4 years ago

      MichelleChalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      Taking suggestions on what I should be for Halloween.

      Important things to note:
      I am not opposed to wearing a lot of clothes.
      I am not opposed to wearing very little clothes.
      Fake blood is always a good idea.
      Wigs are itchy.

    • CleverGirlGaming

      4 years ago

      MichelleChalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      So, I've been waiting patiently and anxiously to post about this.
      After leaving The Angels we have been going hard working on CleverGirlGaming
      Today we put out our second video Jump Scare - Outlast .
      Please give it a watch and let me know what you think!
      It's my first ever Let's Play type video so any feedback would be lovely.

    • 4 years ago

      MichelleChalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold
    • RTX 2015

      4 years ago

      MichelleChalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      Anyone else already making plans for RTX 2015?

      I know I am!

    • 4 years ago

      MichelleChalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold
    • I'm no good at metaphors...

      5 years ago

      MichelleChalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      I've been trying to think of a metaphor to fit, but I haven't been able to come up with anything relevant to the way I feel about this. So here is a plain and simple explanation as to why I have left The Angels.

      I left because I was unhappy.

      The Angels were changing in ways that no longer fit with the reasons that I had helped create the group for in the first place. That is not to say that the changes are bad or wrong in any way, just that they no longer catered to what I was working towards. So after much deliberation, I decided to leave and while yes, a lot of the other members left with me, I will let each of them speak for themselves as to their personal reasons for leaving. For me, it was just that I wanted to get back to where I had intended to go with this group.

      In terms of changes, leaving The Angels will mean that I am no longer creating content for their YouTube channel. However, this will not stop me from continuing to create YouTube videos of my own as this is something that I greatly enjoy doing (and hey, if you have all the tech to do it, why not?). So if you enjoyed the I Haven't Played series that I started on The Angels channel, feel free to stick around and see what else I come up with.

      I end this by saying that I enjoyed my time with The Angels and with everyone who supported us in our first year. While it may be my only year with The Angels, it has been a learning experience for me. I have learned more than I could hope to explain in a simply worded journal on the RT Site.

      I sincerely hope that this decision doesn't cause any hard feelings with anyone. The Angels are a great group and while their goals differ from mine, should still be respected as they are working tirelessly in their pursuits. As well, I hope that if you've followed along with me so far you will continue to tag along in whatever ventures I pursue next, because I can guarantee you it's going to be a hell of a ride.

    • #Fit4RTX

      5 years ago

      MichelleChalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      A couple months ago myself and some of the other members of The Angels really dove headfirst into the idea of getting #Fit4RTX and even started our own tag #AngelsGetFit.

      The beauty of what we have all been doing is that we all understand and recognize that "fitness" and "health" mean very different things to each of us involved. While one person may be wanted to lose weight another may be wanting to gain it. Regardless of goals, we have all been supportive of one another in our endeavours and I think that is what makes this work. I know what everyone is aiming to do, and they know what I am aiming to do. So when I have a bad day that I feel will ruin all my progress, I have a lovely group of friends to tell me that one burger won't ruin my life.

      So this journal is kind of a shoutout to these ladies, who've been helping me get closer and closer to my goals with all of their support and kindness. I can happily say that I have reached my goal, but am not slowing down anytime soon. I am onto new goals and new methods of achieving them.

      Next goal: Beat my mom in an arm wrestle. (She is absolutely JACKED from tennis).

    • You shouldn't be just one thing...

      5 years ago

      MichelleChalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      People love labels. People love looking at someone else and saying "They must like x because they look like y". I love ruining that. I get my kicks out of being what I like to think of as confusing to stereotypes. So here, for record sake, is everything that I am despite everything that society would rather I be.

      I am black.
      I am white.
      I am brown.
      I am female.
      I play in the dirt.
      I like dresses.
      I lift heavy things at the gym.
      I paint my nails.
      I swear like a trucker.
      I read lots of books.
      I play video games.
      I am in a sorority.
      I am loyal.
      I am selfish.
      I wear bows in my hair.
      I beat up my brothers friends.
      I have never broken a bone.
      I have broken someone else's bone.
      I am friendly to everyone.
      I hate everything.
      I don't care what people think of me.
      I have gotten into fights.
      I love chocolate.
      I don't PMS.
      I studied theatre and film.
      I don't want to be an actress.
      I have been bullied.
      I have been a bully.
      I suffer from depression.
      I don't want to die.
      I love scary movies.
      I sleep with the lights on.
      I love animals.
      I have a cat that hates me.
      I have a boyfriend.
      I can say no without cause.
      I have lots of friends.
      I like being alone.
      I have tattoos.
      I respect authority.
      I have a huge family.
      I am adopted.
      I love my parents.

      Those are just a few things about me.
      So world, shut up and accept that I can be all of this. Or none of this. Or any combination that I so choose.

  • Comments (21)

    • RYANTHEBLANKGUY FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whats Ryan Playing

      4 years ago

      Hey just listen to the podcast about RTX. We have to do the whole 6th street thing again next year.

      -American aka Ryan

      • MichelleChalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I've never been so stressed in my life.
        That game was intense!

      • RYANTHEBLANKGUY FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whats Ryan Playing

        4 years ago

        Just hearing you talk about the game on podcast brought back the rush and adrenaline of that game !!

      • MichelleChalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Team Canada FTW!

      • Brobo Brobo

        4 years ago

        Wisconsin! What is happening?! And yes I agree we need to redo the 6th street bar hop, so the Canadians can kick the mericas ass in mega jenga

      • MichelleChalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Oh yes absolutely. I was talking about that a couple days ago with Elaina, Christine and Jill. More Recess and more Team Dirty Blues is in order.

    • phoniexape12

      5 years ago

      hi...your very pretty

      • MichelleChalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Thanks! :)

    • nessarose

      5 years ago

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      We've known one another for quite some time and it's been the greatest time thus far. From Fall Major to I'm Fine to here, you're one of the most fabulous friends around and I couldn't ask for a better person to share sushi and friendship with. Happy Valentine's Day Michelle! smiley1.gif

    • LadyOddDuck

      5 years ago

      Happy Valentine’s Day, Michelle! It’s been great getting to know you these past few months and I can’t wait to meet you at RTX!

      This comment brought to you by the Warm Fuzzies Project. Now go spread the love. smiley12.gif

    • Jesster642 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Happy valentines day

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    • Giries FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold PA Guardian

      5 years ago

      Hey Michelle. Nice to meet you. If you ever want to game or go achievement hunting my GT is SoG SoulStealer.

    • Ayarin

      6 years ago

      Hey ~ coming in to ask if you are avaliable this Saturday for some game night hosting...?

      • MichelleChalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        Awww darn I am not :(
        I am away this Saturday-Sunday unfortunately.

    • Dame

      7 years ago

      The ladies are going to be playing MineCraft on the XBox this Friday if youre interested! the news post about it is HERE

    • Justine SponsorChat doll

      7 years ago

      Attn: Ladies!

      Our SUMMER KICKOFF party is under way!

      There is a new post in the LADIES NIGHT group regarding upcoming XBL playdates, plus a poll to VOTE on what other game YOUwant us to host this month!

      We will host our usual Halo REACH playdate plus a Halo 3 Achievement Hunting night, and we are even throwing in a third playdate this month and YOU get to vote for the game of your choice! (ME3, AC or Minecraft). Hurry over to THIS POST to get your vote in on time ..and to catch up on what else is coming up!


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    • Dame

      7 years ago

      * ~ * ~ * LADIES!! GRAB YOUR XBOX CONTROLLERS * ~ * ~ *

      *reminder*: in case you dont have the Ladies Night group on watch, we just announced that we will be hosting a LN Halo REACH Playdate this FRIDAY, May 25th, starting at 5pm CENTRAL USA time and continuing until we all pass out as usual!

      This playdate will be hosted by Warpek (I will also be there for at least part of the night). Just hop on XBL and send a message to GT: "Warpek" to request a game invite! (also, please leave a comment in the LN group news post if you plan on attending)

      You do NOT have to be there right at 5pm, we usually game for 4 to 6 hours, so show up whenever is good for you! We will switch back and forth between REACH (private) matchmaking and custom maps / games.

      Please dont forget to check the Clock posted in the Ladies Night forum if you are not sure what the time difference is between your location and Texas. The clock will always show the current time in Texas (which is CENTRAL time in the US)

      Hope to see you there! smiley7.gif
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    • Dame

      7 years ago

      smiley13.gif~ Welcome to the Ladies Night group! ~ smiley13.gif

      make sure to put the group on "watch" so you dont miss our next game date! smiley1.gif

      p.s. Happy belated Birthday!! smiley7.gif

      (fair warning: you are one of 5 Michelle's in the group currently!)

      Post edited 3/23/12 10:57PM

      • MichelleChalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        7 years ago

        Perfect. I was thinking either that or Chompers (which is part of my gamertag).

      • Dame

        7 years ago

        "Shelly" works actually! smiley6.gif
        the others we already either call just "'Shell", "Michelle" or by their gamer nicknames: Kira, Vani and Warpek. And theres also "ShellShell" but she hasnt gamed with us in awhile

      • MichelleChalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        7 years ago

        Thanks!
        Oh man, I can't believe it's that popular a name. I guess I'll go with a nickname to make things a bit easier. Haha :)

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