September 10, 2013

30 Day Challenge (Day 12)- Describe a Typical Day in your current life

Most of my days (at least during the week) are pretty boring and simple, especially right now since I'm not working or going to school...So, I just sort of wake up and see where the day goes, if I don't have any plans...And every day is different depending on whether there are certain errands that need to be run or whether I get together with friends, and also if there's something good on TV, which isn't usually until later on at night!

Around 10:00 (or 10:30 lately)- Wake up/drink a cup of coffee/Quiet time with God...Get ready for the day!

Noon (ish)-Lunch/Hangout with friends (if I had something planned)/Bike ride/Sit around and do nothing/Run errands with my mom...

2:00/5:00-Occasionally I'll sit on my porch, just to take in the fresh air and relax, or to clear my mind and get things done...Afternoons are usually my time of day to "Create", whatever that might mean at the time. I like to get on blogs and Pinterest for inspiration, then sometimes I'll work on videos for YouTube, or I'll write stories/songs...Or I'll just spend all afternoon blogging. Like today.
If I do have plans, this is usually that portion in the day where I'm getting ready and preparing to go.

6:00- Usually this is around the time I have events or services to attend at church, but that doesn't happen very often. I haven't been too involved with the Young Adults department lately, so I haven't had anywhere to go.

8:00-That's around the time my dad gets home and we'll eat dinner, spend the rest of the night just talking and watching TV in the living room...Every once in awhile, we'll take a drive or go out for dessert just for something to do.

Midnight is about the time I go to bed every night, but I spend a good few hours just writing and reading or making collages. I feel most creative when everyone else is asleep and it's absolutely quiet, except for the few random noises around the house that make me jump here and there. It allows me to focus a little more and get into that zone of saying what I need to say. I have been trying to go to bed a bit earlier, since school is getting ready to start in a few weeks, and going to bed around 3:30 was just wiping me out. Maybe that's a sign I'm getting older, when staying up late doesn't excite me quite like it used to.

I'm looking forward to going back to school, if for no other reason, to get out of the house and to have a definite planned out day. I like having a schedule and keeping busy...Too much free time on my hands just gives me time to think and worry about the future, and there's just no need for that. In the meantime, hopefully I have some good material to write about and brainstorm for a bit.

30 Day Challenge (Day 11)-Pet Peeves

*People who feel like they're entitled to things just because of their last name or who their parents are...Social status! 

*Loud chewing....

*Tapping or drumming on anything.

*When the radio is turned off or way too low in the car, it drives me up the wall.

*Girls who give those up and down glances at concerts, comparing outfits and looks.

*When people read your texts and don't respond back.

*When people cancel plans at the very last minute and do it all the time.

*Somebody telling me what I should do when they aren't involved with the situation and it doesn't take away from their life in any way.

*When people are too touchy feely and I'm not that close with them.

*(Sometimes)When people read my tweets back to me or talk about things I've talked about days ago on my blog...In person...For some reason it just makes me feel extremely awkward. I write to get it off my chest and then forget about it...So, it's just a weird thing.

Never, Never, Never Give Up...

There have been so many times lately that I have been so close to throwing in the towel because no door seems to be opening and things just seem to be taking a lot longer than expected. It feels like everyone around me, including people who are younger, are getting more opportunities and great starts for college and their careers...And I'm just sitting here, constantly wondering if I'm in the right place or if I should be doing more or what I'm even supposed to be doing to move forward.

Well, I've been praying that God would allow the right opportunities and the right doors to open for the path that will ultimately lead me to Nashville or whatever career path He may put me on. Yesterday, I got one of those very opportunities. You're looking at the newest writer for the entertainment site, PopWrapped! It's not an extremely well known site right now, but they're getting ready to launch another site hopefully at the end of this month that will get more attention. I'm just thankful for the opportunity, as it will count as an internship. It's helping me get acquainted with people, getting stories in, doing a little bit of research, and just getting more practice for the writing itself when it comes to official statements and news about the industry, rather than just opinion pieces.

I have already written a few stories, because I have a lot of time on my hands, so you should head on over to PopWrapped to check them out and other articles from the rest of the staff. It seems like a pretty great team and they have a wonderful system going so far.

Also, I have started SERIOUSLY looking for a job. I turned in an application over the weekend, and I'm hoping to look into a couple more this week. Then, on Monday, school starts up again. I feel like it has been SO LONG since I've actually been in a classroom with students and actual assignments, so it's definitely going to take some getting used to, and if I do get a job with some of the extra activities I have going on, it's going to take a lot of scheduling and going to bed a whole lot earlier, eating healthier and getting better with time management.

So many changes going on and it's a bit overwhelming right now. Growing up is seriously no joke, but even as stressful as these moments can be transitioning into a new chapter...I have to keep reminding myself that I'm extremely excited about where this road is taking me, or at least where I think it's taking me right now. Even though it's terrifying not knowing, it's kind of a thrill, too. And at the end of the day, this dream is worth every bit of it.

Now, is the time to just keep pressing on, shooting for the stars and whatever other cliche is out there. Gotta put in the work to see the results...Here I go!

Wish me luck and say a few prayers for me :0

That's all for now,