It’s Summertime…

…and the livin’ is easy.

With the school year coming to a close, I have a lot to reflect on as far as how this year went. This year certainly had its low (VERY low) points, but it also had amazing moments. Here are some great things that happened this year:

  1. I made a ton of friends.
  2. I maintained a 4.0 GPA.
  3. I became editor-in-chief of my yearbook staff.
  4. I got into the dual enrollment program.
  5. I got my driver’s license.
  6. I became more self-aware.
  7. I started to be more healthy.
  8. I got confirmed and got so much closer to God.
  9. I discovered my worth and that boys aren’t everything.

I will miss this year dearly, as I learned so much about myself and the world. I pray that next year won’t be as stressful as I anticipate and I will be as successful as I was this year. I’m excited for what the future holds, I just hope I don’t get too overwhelmed. I hope to be able to juggle yearbook, a job, AP classes and college classes all at the same time. I better enjoy my free time while I still have it. Adulthood is right around the corner.

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Jammin’

Music is the one guaranteed thing that can lift my spirits (aside from my cat visiting me from the darkness of the guest room). The joy of finding new music, looking through old music or jamming to music from before you were even born can bring an awful day to one you wish would never end.

Before I discovered the music I now listen to, I was always at war with myself about the kind of music I listened to. One week I would be singing along to whatever pop music was playing on the radio and the next I would head bang to Metallica. As time went on, however, and as it continues to move forward, my music taste takes many turns. Currently, I fit into the alternative/psychedelic/rock category.

I added about 20 new songs to my music library today, each of a different sound. Looking at my “Favorites” playlist, there is quite a variety. I suppose this shows my ever-changing character. Unfortunately, I can be quite indecisive…about 95% of the time.

I guess the point of this is to listen to the music that makes your heart sing. If it’s Britney Spears, then by all means, work it. If it’s the old-fashioned music played at Cracker Barrel, go ahead and square dance the night away. Music can be such a personal experience, listen to the songs that build your personality; have no regrets.

Attempt #12

Every so often, I feel the need to start blogging to share the thoughts of my unhinged mind with the world. Every so often, I try to fulfill that need by actually starting a blog. And every so often, I forget about it and delete it.

As a journalism student, it is imperative that I have strong writing skills. Joining the yearbook staff next year will require me to write several stories that intrigue the reader as they will keep the stories in that book for a lifetime. I find that my writing is only mediocre, and I wish to change that. Perhaps through this blog.

I am unsure as to what this blog will become, but I am having one of those “every so oftens” again. This may blossom into something I use frequently, or it may go into the trash as my 11 other attempts did. Maybe it will be the ticket to my success in the future as a well-known magazine editor, or maybe it will be a simple way to keep track of my life throughout the coming years of high school.

Regardless of what happens, it will surely be a learning experience. Here’s to whatever becomes of this.