Friday, March 23, 2012

To My Friend.

This post is dedicated to one of my best friends whose birthday is/was today.

I've known who he was for about 5 years, but I've known him for just about 1. But that year has been one of the best.

I hope you had a great day even though you are suffering from a rare and deadly skin disease. (It's actually just poison ivy, but yellow journalism tends to be more readable and fascinating.) Happy birthday, Christopher. I'm glad you were born. :D

P.S. That's three times I've said happy birthday today. Someone better be on his toes come September're three behind. ;)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

I Don't Know What to Title This.

It's a sad day when you have so much going on that you forget to make time for the things you love doing. Or when you don't have time to think of a clever and catchy title.

It feels like AGES since I've been here. And I'm sorry I haven't been reading many blogs, either. But it kind of just recently hit me that I'm graduating in 2 months and I have no less than a trillion things to do before that day.

Okay, maybe a little less...but check out my to-do list:

  • Finish online computer course so I CAN graduate
  • Write an essay for character distinction
  • Get 4 references from teachers for character distinction
  • Get in another hour of community service with the school
  • Write a valedictorian speech
  • Take my senior pictures
  • Figure out what pictures/song to put in the slideshow
  • Create a photo/achievement display for graduation
  • Write two essays and have a meeting for Accelerate University
  • Figure out my degree plan
  • Possibly take another CLEP (or two) before college registration next month (which I was NOT planning on doing), and
  • Figure out what classes to enroll in at UTA (I have to go full-time due to a scholarship) that will allow me to use my time most wisely (i.e. classes I need to take but can't CLEP out of, that don't have a ton of homework so I can still work on AU at the same time)
All while still going to school, doing homework, taking tests, going to church, growth groups, and meetings, working 12 hours a week, AND we're about to start working on our big spring play at school....which means countless hours of rehearsals added in there too.

Not to mention, I have recently been diagnosed with a severe case of senioritis. It's bad, y'all. And it makes me not want to do ANY of the things mentioned above.

It's going to be crazy. If you think about it, I would really appreciate prayers as I try to balance all of this and still do it all with excellence.

Two months. TWO MONTHS. Three months ago, I thought that day would never come. Now I wish I had more time.

But, there are some things I'm looking forward to. Like PROM! I've wanted to go my whole life, and I started collecting prom dresses in eighth grade. (It was kind of an accidental collection. No one needs four prom dresses). That's in a month and I can't wait!

So anyway, the point of this post was basically just to blog, because I've missed it greatly. And to let anyone who was wondering know that I'm still alive.

But just barely.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Some Good News, Some Random Thoughts, and a Distraction.

I love distractions.

Well, no, I take that back. I hate distractions with a passion. BUT they are usually so much more fun than the work they distract you from.

For example, tonight I had the option of studying for a ridiculously hard A&P test, or write a blog post.

One is the wise decision, the other is a distraction.

Let's just say I'm easily distracted. To put it lightly.

I have the attention span of a squirrel. The reason I use that analogy is because I think squirrels have tiny attention spans. You know, because they'll start to cross the street and halfway through get distracted and that's why squirrels are at the top of the list of rodents that cause car accidents.

So anyway, in order to have a legit excuse to write this post, I decided to share some awesome news that most of you probably already know. But it's okay. You can hear it again.

As you all should know, as if I haven't mentioned it enough, I am graduating this year. Well...I just found out...

I'm valedictorian!

The good thing about this:
Scholarship money.

The bad thing:
I have to make a speech....

Not a fan of speeches. I don't even know what to say...I've considered singing it. Or rapping it. THAT would be memorable. But then again, I'm not a fan of being memorable....

Some random thoughts that will give you some insight into my mind. Or not:
  • Today I saw a tow truck broken down on the side of the road. I found this ironic.
  • I am really tempted to one day park in the 15 minute visitor's parking at work and see if they would actually do anything about it.
  • Who is Joseph Kony??? Everyone is talking about him, but I don't want to take the time to watch the 30 minute video everyone's posting on facebook.
  • I currently love the song What Makes You Beautiful by some new band called One Direction. Apparently they're British and were on X Factor. And like, I'm older than half the band members. Which is a little weird. But I enjoy the song. And boy bands. I have no idea why. I just do.
  • Sonic puts pineapple in their banana splits. I thought this was weird, but it's actually not half bad.
  • I heard a new song on the radio on my way to dinner tonight. I heard it again on my way back and discovered I already had half the song memorized.
  • I just wrote an ironic poem about spiders for English. It's awesome.
  • Spring break officially starts in 15 hours and 20 minutes. SOEXCITED.
I would go on, but I really need to study for this test now, or else I'll fail and they won't let me be valedictorian anymore. So, I will leave you with this picture that I found on Pinterest:

Go ahead. Say "awww." I did.

Happy spring break!

Friday, March 2, 2012


So, this evening I was chilling with Jesus, you know, cuz He's my best friend, when the coolest thing ever happened.

I was doing a devotional, and the topic was about how God is always with us and with Him, we're never alone in anything that we do.

So I'm like halfway through this devotional when I realize what song I'm listening to.

Side note: Yes, I listen to music during my quiet times. Some people might find that distracting. I've actually found that music helps me focus better. Well, sometimes. But it doesn't hurt. And don't worry, I listen to worship music during quiet times. It seemed more appropriate than like, Eminem or something. ;)

Okay, so back to the song that I was listening to....

Wait for it...

Never Once by Matt Redman.

Which, if you don't know the song, the lyrics are:

"Never once did we ever walk alone. Never once did you leave us on our own. You are faithful, God, You are faithful."


My mouth literally made an O. It's exactly what I was reading. And then BAM. There it was in song form. It was great.

I love moments like that. Those are the moments that remind me how awesome God really is.