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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

October & November In A Nutshell

     Happy December!  Which is strange to say because a week ago, I almost wrote the date as October in my journal, until I checked my phone, and it said December 1st... I kind of just stared at the ceiling after that and contemplated whether or not this was a good thing or a bad thing.  Yes, Christmas Eve is less than three weeks away which is a great thing.  Also, 2016 is right around the corner which is neither bad nor exhilarating for that only gives me one more year until graduation.  This is in fact terrifying.
     But hey, life must go on whether I'm ready for it or not, right?  This now brings me to my next topic of discussion:  Where did I go and what have I been up to?


Well, let me tell you.


    Out of politeness, I should say I'm sorry.  I am more than fully aware of my absence on my blog.  However,  I'm tired of apologizing for my lack of writing on here.  In my time away, I have discovered new hopes, dreams, and goals.  I even have a fresh list of topics I'm excited to blog about.  I just pray I have the strength to actually fulfill my wishes and, for once, not procrastinate.  


In the meantime, welcome to October...


      October was, I guess one could say, eventful.  From my town's annual Oktoberfest to homecoming to turning blueprints into a reality, October left me breathless.



   

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Forty degree weather in summer dresses is an...experience.
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     This would take up an entire post if I went into detail so I'll only explain this briefly.  Towards the end of October,  I was able to complete Phase One of my Girl Scout Gold Award project.  This is the highest honor in Girl Scouts, equivalent to Eagle Scout in Boy Scouts.  

     My complete project is going to be a 13,584 sq. ft.  nature area at a park in my town.  It's been quite the journey to make it a reality.  From having meetings with the town managers to giving presentations to strangers in order to raise money, it's been a life changing experience.


     I also made the front page of the local newspaper which is insane!  It's is also a great excuse to tell your parents when you don't feel like leaving the house.  "Oh, you know, Mom.  I just don't want to have to deal with the paparazzi right now."  




Welcome to November!  It mostly flew by in a blur.  School, work, repeat.  




      However, something I did do:  refurbished a desk.  It was old, it was ugly, and it was outdated so I took it upon myself to wash it and paint it.  It was unrecognizable in its new fresh layer of glossy black paint.

     This desk means a lot to me.  Not just because it belonged to my deceased grandma, but because for some ridiculous reason, I blamed all of my procrastination habits on this desk.

If my desk was finished, I'd blog more.

If my desk was finished, my school work would be done sooner.

If my desk was finished, everything would get done when it was supposed to.

   On and on and on it went!  I did this for months considering it was my plan to have this finished before summer, but instead, it didn't happen until a few weeks ago.  Even now, I use it. I have my dreams for it, but I'm wondering if I'm going to start blaming my laziness on something else or not.  It's all somewhat ridiculous.
*face palms self*



 Dream big, Darlings!