So I missed the August 10th date I promised. Some other things came up and I haven't fully adjusted to having internet and cable back at my house! But needless to say, I have no lack of words, thoughts, or emotions to spill to the world.
Can you believe I've been writing regularly since I was 6?! That's 16 years of emotion put on paper. Does it apply to everything that the more you do it, the better you become? Practice makes perfect? If I had chosen to do anything else this consistently for 16 years I'm assuming I could be pretty good at it. In that case, it still discourages me when I get less than perfect scores on school papers. Writing is fairly subjective. You don't enjoy every book you read and everyone has their own philosophy on correct grammar. I guess because I understand that, is why I can accept less than perfect scores on papers and not completely want to yell at someone for not understanding things the way I do. That's why I blog and journal. My feelings, thoughts, opinions, and grammar aren't graded. They're mine. Thank you for appreciating that if you do.
My birthday was already 2 weeks ago. August is flying by. This summer is flying by. 2012 is flying by. Why haven't I graduated already?! (91 days) Last summer I went through a phase of sadness watching others my age party their summers away. This summer I've been more selfish. When I see those people now, I feel a sense of accomplishment that I'm growing up and going places. That's not to say I'm not still slightly jealous. If time was going slow I'd be more worried and probably pretty bored or upset with my life.
If I haven't said this before, I definitely lack something in my body. Apart from having a super short attention span, I get crazy crabby when I get hungry. It's not like I turn into beast mode or the hulk or anything, but snappy, short-tempered, etc. How amazing is it that a simple fix like food cures it and that I am blessed to not have to worry about obtaining food at any time of the day? I learned about many cultures in my world societies class this summer that are not as fortunate.
Speaking of (wasn't that a good transition sentence?), summer classes are now over and I have a nice little 2 week break that I can dedicate solely to work! Something I can get used to in 13 weeks! :-D I still love my job and thank God every day for how blessed I truly am. I finally have a savings account that I'm putting more into than I am taking out! I'm going to savor that before I have to start making student loan payments. :'(
I'm going to Iowa tomorrow to visit my brother. I really like Dubuque, it's a nice place to go for a weekend every couple months. I don't mind the few hour drive either. Since my brother is one of the most knowledgeable, wise people I know in my age group, it's nice to have intelligent conversations with him. We can't thank our parents enough for how they raised us. :-D
Thanks for reading! Hopefully I will be able to keep you guys more up to date now!
Just for kicks, here's a picture of the cute face I get to wake up to every morning! :-D