So I am now…

May 25, 2007

a high school graduate.

The emotions sifting around inside me are dificult explain, but I’m sure you’ve all been there.  Last night was a complete blast. I think one of my favorite parts (besides receiving some fake book thing that stands as our diploma) was throwing our caps into the air as a class. There was just something about it.

I suppose my attending graduation this year is special to me in a way it isn’t for other people. If you all were to go back about a year in this blog and read one of my posts, you’d see at this time last year, I was hospitalized and couldn’t attend graduation. And if I had been blogging a year before that, I might have blogged about how I was hospitalized at this time of year, two years ago, again. So I just maginify and praise God for his giving me good health to be present with my parents, my teachers, and my friends.

Unfortunately, because I’ve never taught my mom to use my digital camera, I have no pictures until the disposable camera ones develop, haha.

So what are my plans now, you ask? Well, I’ll bombard you with them again, but since I am certain you’ve read every post here, you’ll know this already.

1) Get a job at Barnes & Noble. Still no call from them, though.

2) Read a ton

3) Write more than I’ve ever written in my life

4) Visit Florida State University

5) Visit other churches

6) Relax

Let’s hope I can get at least half accomplished

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A nice surprise

November 16, 2006

After a long and tiring day, I checked my myspace (yes, the great evil) messages and foudn that a member of one of my favorite bands had left me a note. Happy days!

In other news, yearbook has been an increasingly present and enjoyable hobby/burden. It has its pros and cons, like all else in life. I’m hoping to get in on Saturday with the other editor and get some serious work and editing done. We can only hope.

Since I am the copy editor my biggest project is the opening copy. I have nearly completed it, but I’m having problems. I have two strands that I like, but I can’t find how to join them and make the paper seem like one beautiful whole. Keep that in your prayers if you can.

Hope you’re all well. God bless and take care!

UNC and some other things

September 21, 2006

I’ll be visiting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in a few days. Hopefully by the time I get there I will have started on my application essays. Gah.

Lately I haven’t been feeling like going away for college. I’ve become extremely infatuated with high school and I just wish senior year would last longer.

I’ve also been very, well, nervous, I guess, lately. Jumpy, hyper, excited, thinking, restless. Whatever you want to call it. So if you see me pretending I’m playing DDR in the lunch line, don’t worry – I haven’t completely lost it.

And So It Begins!

August 14, 2006

Today was my first day of senior year. Faithfully following our school tradition, the seniors all parked nearby the school and then filed in together in a parade-like fashion with an obnoxious amount of honking. It was truly fun.

I enjoyed all my classes, and I was happy to turn in my Crime and Punishment report for AP Lit and Comp (which I finished sometime around one in the morning the night before 🙂 ).

AP Music Theory will be fun already, as far as I can tell. With only eight students, I hope we progress quickly through the book and we are all prepared by the end of the year to do well on the AP Exam. After doing some AP Theory homework, I am already feeling that urge to pick up the piano again.  I played a bit last year, and then dropped it, never even getting to the stage of buying a piano. The teacher did tell me that I was talented, however, but I’m not sure if that’s typical teacher speech.

Philosophy class seems that it will be not really a study of philosophers and their work, but rather a Bible class. Not that there’s anything wrong with Bible, but I would’ve liked a true philosophy class. We do dabble a bit into other worldviews when we write our “paper” before the end of the semester, but I figure that’s as much as we’ll touch. Much of the course is spent in a book called “Changed into His Image”, and another entitled “The Evolution of a Creationist.”

I am going to try to schedule Prayer Group for Thursdays this year. I was involved in it ever since I came to faith in Christ (before, actually), and this year I will be heading it up. It’s nice to have something to which I can apply my ideas and direction. Hopefully the Lord will bless.

With the work load I am expecting, I don’t know how often I’ll be here, but I’ll do my best to post. I hope you all are blessed!

Senior Year So Soon

August 2, 2006

The end of summer is nigh and my future is staring at me, though I can’t quite see it.

A glimpse I have gotten, though, is my tentative senior year schedule. Behold.

1) Health

2) AP Music Theory

3) AP Government and Macroeconomics

4) AP English Literature

5) Philosophy

6) Trigonometry

7) Band

I had a scheduling conflict with band and trig (both are seven period), so I dropped Physics which I had sixth period. I suppose I’m sad about dropping Physics, but I’m also alleviated ’cause I don’t have to worry about a science fair project. I’ll be taking trigonometry over Florida Virtual School (which is what I was going to do with Physics). This way I can have all four years of band, which I enjoy.

I’m not the only one having these kinds of scheduling conflicts, either. Most band students are struggling. Some will have to forfeit AP English or Anatomy if they wish to remain in band, and these are some of our important players: first flute and tuba. We’ll see what decisions they make, but it saddens me to think of our band ranks depleting.

I also begin filling out my University of North Carolina online application today. I left a lot blank. I’m hoping to give my teacher and my counselor the forms I wish for them to fill out. I figure that getting in my application very early gives me the greatest chance of getting accepted.

Of course, the problem with early registration is that if you get accepted, you’ve sort of made a commitment to attend. And where am I going to find 30,000 dollars?