Someone Made Progress

After all this time in Starbucks today, I have checked almost everything off of my list of things to do.

I finished the presentation to my research paper. I also finished said paper. Final edits and all. I couldn’t be more proud. I also can’t believe how much work I’ve been able to accomplish.

I also drew a picture for my art journal. It’s not the new fad of making off lists and being a mini journalist. It’s me creating little drawings during my time not working. Which is super rare.

There has been major work done in my journalism department. With three stories done in record time, and then some, I think I can pretty much tackle my future in the profession.

One thing that bothers me, is not knowing how to just relax and not always do something that has to do with school.

My friend asked me about what I do for fun and I really had to think long and hard. Besides covering my favorite sports, movies seem to always be the only interest I have.

The black and white crime movies with mobsters are my favorite. Nothing sparks my attention more than a good culprit and a wild police chase.

Even though it’s highly unlikely, I might be able to stay ahead of the game for the next week on my school work. Okay, maybe until Tuesday. But still I’ll be able to rest and not be too stressed during that time.

I have to give special thanks to the Starbucks Wi-Fi and my laptop for holding up on battery today. I couldn’t do it without you both!

How is everyone doing with their work of any kind? Any major productivity happening?


What You’ve Missed

Quite a bit has happened in the past month and day I haven’t been on here.

I toured my dream college a little while back and I couldn’t be more excited with my life. I have so much planned after I graduate, but the number one priority is sleeping for a good portion of the first week of summer.

For now, I have a mini check list of things I need to do until then. I finished my senior will and such, which is technically my last tribute to the school. I also finished getting my position as sports editor to be taken here in a couple of months. Although, I can’t quite figure out if I’m starting too early or just trying to not get attached. It’s going to be hard to say goodbye to being a sports editor of my school’s newspaper.

I also have been working on a research paper about sex education. I plan to post that on here when it’s gone through the process of edits. This seemed to be serious issue for me and I hope you guys like it almost as much as I did writing it. I truly love to write for reason. This blog kind of keeps me together in life. I’ll have to continue it during college.

Allergies have been a kill this year. Anyone else? I can’t shake whatever I’ve gotten in the past few weeks. Nothing is truly worse than practically dying of allergies. The good news is, sleep is coming to me more than usual. Weekends tend to give me freedom in the sleep department as well.

Driving. As much as I hate not knowing street names, I tend to get around quite all right. I know how to drive, I just can’t seem to find a right time to skip town and get my license. When I have an opening, Dad is busy. On the days I don’t have school there seems to be a government holiday or travels I have to take. Way to go me for procrastinating things. The second I do, I’m going to take a very good friend of mine to the state capitol and take her to a nice lunch with no boys.

Also, I think I have the feels for someone. I know my Valentine’s Day post probably covered this, but I’m pretty much on the rise of being somewhat of an acquaintance of someone. I refuse to say I love this person. There is such a thing as jinxing things, or maybe I’m not in love with them. Maybe it’s just a thought after being single for a year and half and not looking back at loving someone. It was a fake love and I’m beyond done with those.

With that said, I did ask a girl friend out to prom. Because high school boys are terrible no matter what they say. They never take a girl’s best interest to heart. It’s almost annoying to be a teenage girl with these guys around. I did a Hamlet type “promposal” by making a poster with a skull held in a hand with the words “Prom?” just below the skull. I read two very long speeches from the play. It’s hard enough to do that alone, but there were roughly 15 other people and died a little bit. Other then that, I made it and got a friend to go to prom with me. All I have to do at this point is go ahead and book the party bus and get my dress.

Oh my gosh! There’s been quite a bit here lately. I think I’ve covered everything though. I mean a month in review is bit too much to call it, but there’s not a lot more going on. I’ve spent this weekend at Starbucks working on blog posts and getting somewhat organized. I always feel like I’m missing something that has to deal with my school though. I don’t know, I couldn’t be more annoyed by this feeling, but I’ll tackle the issue tomorrow when I have more paperwork sitting at my desk.

How is everyone’s 2016 going so far?

A Look into the Teenage Valentine’s Day

Most of us spend a whole year looking for that one special person to spend one single day with.  what if you don’t find the person? Well, there’s always discount candy and movies.

I recently watched a movie about a Valentine’s Grinch, such as myself, who was a blogger finding love in an unexpected place. Just a typical love story. Then I realized, maybe not so.

Surprise! I have a date on Feb. 15! It’s too typical to have something on Valentine’s Day and let me be the first to say, nothing is better than not having a typical date on a typical day. It’s almost too mainstream to have to sign up for love the day it seems required.

But here is the real kicker, I don’t think I can tolerate someone “loving” me. I almost feel like I’m too much of a brat to be loved by someone other than my dad. I’m a lot, even for myself sometimes.

Then there’s the question of how do people combine their hearts to make for something almost too surreal for words?

I will never understand this concept humans have become to know or, in the slightest sense, understand. I’m not a broken teenager when it comes to this. I love a few of my closest friends, but relationships are beyond me.

My guy friends are nothing more than people I may never be one for. I couldn’t be shrouded by their obnoxiousness for the rest of my life.

That’s another thing, how do you find someone you wouldn’t mind being with for the rest of your life? A lot of people say, “if mirage isn’t the goal, then you’re wasting your time.” But that’s a huge commitment for some of us to make. Maybe we’re not ready nor are we even thinking that far ahead.

I think it’s cute people are trying to get their love life in order by their early to mid 20’s. That seems like a good start, in all truth.

Then there’s the contradictory thought of “but this guy you’re hanging out with is pretty much everything you’re looking for kid.” No, he’s not going to propose or some crazy thing like that. But I can tell you, I wouldn’t mind going discount candy shopping with him or going on some off the wall date.

As I type this at a nearby Starbucks, I couldn’t have more love surrounding me. There a few dates happening right now between fresh couples, some who have been together for a while, and even older ones who sit and read. I probably look like a total nerd for head checking every 10 minutes, but little do they know the purpose they serve.

All these significant others give a huge portion of us less lovable people some sort of reassurance there is someone out there for you. From what I’ve learned, don’t go looking for a love you want. Let it come to you. Just like in sports, let the play come to you.

I guess for now, I’m going to take this year’s post to heart and do me. Maybe my date won’t go too incredibly romantic, but I may not mind a little bit of a hug.