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Proud To Be Single

It’s a few days late, but Happy Valentine’s Day!

I realize that this day is important for a lot of people – either because they are in a relationship or because they are single. It’s a day to either celebrate being with the person you love or to despair over being alone. There is another choice, though, for those without a beau: relish in the freedom of being single. That’s what I chose.

I will say, my Valentine’s Day wasn’t really spectacular. It was really good, though, especially when compared to the horrors of the day last year. I interviewed with two of the RD’s on campus for the RA position that I have applied for (I’ll find out on Friday if I have made it!). I had a test – it was difficult, but I feel sort of confident on it. Then, I worked from 7-10pm that night. Still, I really enjoyed the day.

Valentine’s Day isn’t really a huge day for me. I don’t have someone to celebrate it with – and I’m proud of the fact that I am single. It doesn’t mean that I’m not loved, it just means that I’m waiting for the right guy to love me. And he’ll come eventually. For the moment, I’m just going to enjoy being me and living life to the fullest. That’s what life is about – living.

So, all of you single people out there, don’t worry about anything. You’ll find someone. They’re making their way to you – slowly but surely. Right now, just enjoy life. Buy yourself some chocolate. Sing in your room and dance crazily to your favorite song. Read a book. Hang out with your friends. Just live. And have a great time! ūüôā

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A Week of Miracles Amidst Stacks of Homework

The beginning of this week was extremely stressful for me. It’s only the third week of classes, but homework is starting to pile up and I have my first two tests next week in Business Statistics and the Legal Environment of Business. I’m taking eighteen credit hours – a full course load that anybody would deem stressful. However, it really helps because I’m so interested in the classes that I am taking – five business and one english composition. The English class isn’t in my major, but, as you all know by now, I love to write. I wasn’t looking forward to the class when I was told I needed to take it, but I am glad I am now. I’m really wanting to refine my writing and try to finish¬†Crescendo¬†before the summer so that I can work on getting it published.

Another stress besides homework was this incident I had on Amazon. Now, I love the website and I will never speak wrong of it, but I purchased textbooks this semester from third-party sellers and had a terrible thing happen with the one person I wanted to return it to. I refused the package at home – never even touched it! – and the seller said that it had returned with a dress inside.¬†A dress?¬†I’m not even sure. I filed a claim, and it took about a week, but I finally received feedback today saying that my claim had been granted. I will be receiving my refund soon, which is money I need as a college student. Amazon was amazing in their help and I found their customer service really supportive. Like I said, I can’t speak wrong of Amazon because they are fantastic.

My other big news trickled down to me over the past two days. My roommate and I both applied to be Resident Assistants (RAs) next year. We were so happy to find out that we made it to the first round of interviews, which will last three hours tomorrow afternoon. I cannot wait! However, that is not the only interview I will be having this week. On Saturday, I am meeting with the founder of NeedTo.com to interview for an internship I applied to. I was ecstatic when I found out. Needless to say, my stomach is turning into a pile of butterflies. I just need to take a deep breath, relax, and know that I will do the best that I can in both situations.

I also made the Dean’s List for the Fall Semester, which further provided excitement for me. Amidst the stress, all of these opportunities and knowledges have really made my week. I’m so blessed to be here in Austin and to be able to do what I am doing now. If I had to go back in time and make the choice over, I would not change my decision to come to St. Edward’s. It’s definitely been the greatest thing I could wish for.

So, my dear readers, what is something that has got you all bubbly or smiling? Even if there’s nothing big going on right now, remember that the little things count and that all good comes in time. I assure you, you will get your week of miracles – even if there’s a little bit of stress or tears in-between them. Keep your head high and you will definitely be on top of the world soon enough.

For those in school, good luck with the new semester. For everyone, good luck. You are amazing and I hope I can hear about some good things that have been happening to you.

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A Heart’s Song

Happy New Year!!!

I hope that everyone had a great transfer into the new year and that you have luck in the coming 365 days that await you. However, while I could focus this entry on resolutions and the fun time I had bringing in the New Year with friends, there is a different topic that I would like to discuss. It has a little something to do with music.

There is just something so spectacular about music. I’m sure you’ve heard it all before from the many people that completely enthused with the world of melodies and song. Music can touch a person’s soul with or without words, can make you laugh or cry, bring up a memory that had long been forgotten, or even sing you to sleep. The notes and the way they are constructed into a melody can touch the heart of a person of any language – I know plenty of songs in a foreign language that are really catchy and beautiful.

I wrote a song just before Thanksgiving – I was up late into the night that Tuesday before my parent’s came to pick me up from St. Ed’s. It started with a simple picture and some words on it: “Sometimes it’s hard to know what you are doing here.” I don’t know why, but I was suddenly filled with the desire to write a song from that. So I did. I had so much fun, that I even added in harmonies and little fun parts. It was a great night and I am still so proud of the first ever song I worked on – even if it’s not professionally done or will ever be heard by the masses. There was such a rush in working on it.

On Sunday, my friend Amanda let me come over to her house so she could help with the song. I had asked her if she would create some piano music to go along with it. I was nevertheless overjoyed when she said yes. During our “song time” we changed a few different little parts of the song – the rhythm and notes on some of the phrases. And she constructed piano music to complement it, to complete it. The main reason I am bringing this up is because of the wonderful feeling that accompanied this “song time” (of which I am sure to continue calling this musical session). I just felt so complete, so overwhelmed by this feeling of accomplishment and beauty and happiness. It’s quite a rush, but a good one. It’s just pure beauty and perfection. This feeling was so strong, that I was inspired to write in my music novel for several scenes that night (wrote 2,000 words!). It was absolutely fantastic.

Needless to say, I think the song is coming along well. We are both going to practice our parts and then get back together to finish it. I’m pretty sure I need to practice a lot, but I hope that it will end up turning out beautifully. Wish us luck and I hope that I will be able to share this song with all of you in due time.

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Fireworks

The hardest part about writing is that little voice in your head that tells you that you aren’t good enough. That as hard as you try, your words can’t compare to the masterpieces that are already in existence. It’s a voice that you want to slap.

I am working on a novel that I planned in high school and it is such a great story idea. But each time I write, my brain tries to tell me that I cannot adequately write the story I want to tell. The thing is, I know I can do it. I go back and read my work. It’s actually really good at some points. These little pieces of work really inspire me to continue and tell me that I¬†am good enough.

And that’s such a great feeling. Writing something and then feeling proud of it long after. I cannot accurately describe how it makes me feel, other than letting you know the smile that occurs is extremely large. I’m sure you’ve all felt this at one point, even if it isn’t in writing. It’s just something that makes the fireworks go off inside of you and let you feel like you are on top of the world.

So that is what I need to hold on to as I continue to write. I’ll push my inner editor aside. Right now, I have things to write. I have that happy feeling to get, to keep, to hold in my hands. And I will hold it.

And you, dear readers? What is something that you like to do? Would you like to share about a time that made you extremely proud?

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I Can’t Describe My Emotions Right Now

I really can’t. At least, not well enough.

I am working on writing – which is enough a good emotion for me to begin with. Writing is my favorite thing and it has been too hard to do for too long. I am overjoyed that I am able to work on something that I am really passionate about and I can feel that this will be really great when I am able to finish it.

The book I am working on is really great. It’s original – I’ve built a whole world that is based on something I really love. I worked on perfectly the storyline a few years back and I think it really has a great punch. There is romance and adventure and deception and amazingness. Reading the few parts that I wrote before makes me tingle with excitement.

And I am¬†really excited. I have a code through NaNoWriMo to have five free print copies of a book from CreateSpace. While I should use that on my NaNo from this year, I realized that the storyline made no sense. So instead of trying to rethink the storyline that I didn’t work on to begin with, I am going to work on this book instead that I have been anticipating completing for years. I am only about 11,000 words in and there is still so much story to tell, but I cannot stop smiling as the words flow from my fingers into the word document.

I did tell you that I built the world, right? I have notes upon notes inside a journal that I’ve determined is just for this book, which I believe I had determined at one point to call Crescendo.¬†There are words that I made up for the world, a specific type of lifestyle, a certain form of magic, and an entire religion that circles into the book. I am not a very religious person, but it was really fun to discover what was important to this world that I came upon. It took a while to get it just right – I can see that in the way my notes transformed about the religion – but it turned out very well. The character development is good, but I am going to work to get it to amazing. And then I shall have a real book. And I shall get it published. No ifs, ands, or buts. I won’t rest until I see it in print.

Maybe that will help me pay for college next year. That is another thing I need to focus on, but that will be a thing for another time. Right now is the time to write. Write now.

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