I promise I still live.
While being at school I have had several side things I have been trying to accomplish... Balancing everything has been a bit of a struggle, however. (I'll post links to everything you need to know about, and you should check out because you love me.)
My junior year of college is coming to a close, and I am excited to go back home. Saturday, my dad did call me and tell me he and my stepmom, Shanna, are getting a divorce, but it's just about the most tame divorce you have ever heard of... They still love each other and are friends, and still talk... It just wasn't working out, and sometimes that happens. I was torn up about it at first, but I haven't been upset about it since I got it out of my system. I'm going to miss the flow of things that were when I go home, but I'm looking forward to just being home, and, for the most part, sleeping-in the first few days... At least on the weekend some. I need it. Desperately.
Aside from that sad news, things on my end of the world (or three hours from the bad) are splendid! Trey and I are still going as strong as ever, and we just had our last date for the school year Tuesday night, which was a lot of fun. He even got a little dressed up for it, which I thought was sweet. I'm gonna' miss that dude.
My younger brother has a little girlfriend now, and this would be his third one and I'm praying she's not crazy. I have to be a "superviser" for them when she comes over Saturday to hangout. As my brother put it, her parents think he's all about "DEM ASS AND DEM TITTIES," and so he doesn't want them to be mistaken and think they can't trust him or that he's not a good guy.
I have my second final exam in one hour and 45 minutes. I'm not really looking forward to having to take it. While I think it might be pretty easy, I'm so stuck on it being the end of the semester, I don't want to do anything. I had to force myself to study for it for 10 minutes. Thankfully, as I said, it'll be easy.
Yesterday I had a final at 2:45 p.m., and we are typically given a two-hour time slot to finish our finals, and I finished in 15 minutes. And I know I beasted that shit.
I feel like I'm just spouting off random things to people who may or may not even read this, but it's okay. It's kinda nice to just do this again for the sake of doing it. I missed being able to get on this website as much as I used to...
So, what else is new..?
Having worked with our college newspaper for what feels like forever, this passed semester, I finally took an assistant editor position, and it was fun. Next semester I'm going to be the Managing Editor for the paper, which means getting PAID to keep doing what I love. I love that. I have been stressing so much over the past year to find a job on campus, but few people would accept me--some of the interviews I just knew weren't that great of interviews, but the ones I aced I still didn't get. At this point, I'm just chalking it up to a lot of students going out for the position, and my time being bought up by the paper. Meh.
I plan on finishing filling out the forms so I can be put on payroll when I come back in the fall.
Next step is trying to figure out something to buy my time up with during the summer. I have an interview with a newsletter, of sorts, in my hometown. The editor liked my stuff, so I'm hoping that means that I will get something--even if it's an unpaid internship. I would really love to have my own paycheck this summer, but if that doesn't work out, I'm definitely fine with having more experience so I'm not so lacking when I graduate next year--which won't be until December 2013, I found out.
My best friend's birthday was yesterday so I cannot wait to go home tomorrow evening and see her. I miss her. I just need to give her a big hug, my dogs a big hug, my dad a big hug... And maybe my brother.
I miss everyone.
And I'm hoping things aren't awkward for too long into the summer, because I know the minute I come home I am going to miss Shanna terribly.
I think I have pretty much rambled about anything and everything. I wish I had found more time for my art, but there's also this whole my-camera-is-out-of-batteries thing, and the whole I'm-too-lazy-to-pay-for-batteries thing. Seriously, though. Some places REALLY try to rip you off with their prices for batteries. It is ridiculous. I actually did try to go out and do something for my photography, but my batteries were so dead it'd only let me turn on the camera, and then the camera would quickly shut off. So aggravating.
As far as things I have started and plans for the summer, here are my links for everything you should pay attention to:
Ravenclaw Pride [link]
- I was sorted into Ravenclaw via Pottermore, and I was super excited about it. It was exactly what I wanted. Since then I have tried to get a forum going dedicated to Ravenclaw, but it's hard with my limited time. So, to those who are interested, Ravenclaw Pride is there for you if you are in Ravenclaw or just love Ravenclaw!
Animal Crossing Disorder [link]
- I know I've mentioned this forum before. If you love gaming, and especially Animal Crossing, you'll love our forum! It's growing all the time, and this summer I plan on doing a lot to get it and Ravenclaw Pride tons of summer traffic!
My blog, "Here's To Life" [link]
- Obviously, I talk about this all the time. I love my blog. My blog has been dead for at least a couple of weeks--though it always feels longer. When I come back home, I plan on writing several pieces though to post throughout the weekend and week. I miss blogging, and it's killing me I've had zero time for it.
About Me [link]
- Yup, that's my About.Me page. It has all of my links and a little bio about me. That's pretty much all I have to say about that.
I plan on making so many graphics for both of the forums, so that people will have something to post in their signatures and webpages. I'll be really happy when I can sit down and do that Friday night/Saturday. Once you have an idea, and you just plan on making variations of that idea, it's really easy to crank out like 20 different options of the same sort of graphic really fast--but I plan on having a large variety, so it won't just be one type of thing. AH! I just have so many ideas.
I also plan on working out hard, and trying to get that job, and I also plan on reading as much as I can.
Before I had to start reading for school, I was a complete book nerd. I loved to read. It was like it was all I had to live for or something... I miss being able to recite thinsg from a book and tell you exactly everything about a character. I miss feeling like I've accomplished something after sitting down and finishing a book.
I can read fast, anyway. My biggest problem was never finishing because of speed issues, but finishing because I couldn't find the time that I wanted.
But that's going to change.
In fact, I have a thread in the forums right now. I'm trying to get people to list their top 5 favorite books that I should read this summer. I plan on cleaning out my personal library, rereading Harry Potter and The Looking Glass Wars, going through my dad's bookcase and then seeing what else you guys have to recommend...
GO HERE AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK I SHOULD READ: [link]
Okay, I promise I'm done now. Later!