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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Update

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Holy wow. So I've had a lot of blog stuff going on lately and I think it's about time I do a little update on what's going on in my life.

School: School is going SO WELL. So so well. I'm actually amazed. If I had known how well I would do in online classes I would have saved myself so much time and angst. Right now I am a 3rd of the way done with my semester and I'm riding on a 4.0. A 4.0. I don't think I've had such good grades since elementary school. I'm ridiculously happy about it.

Work: Yep. I'm still looking for a job. Grr. I fill out applications as much as I can. And nothing. I am trying very hard to remain positive and to tell myself I'll find something soon. I just wish someone would throw SOMETHING at me. Soon.

Volunteering: As part of my global citizenship class I have to participate in service learning. I found TeenCentral.Net through VolunteerMatch (which my bloggy friend Sara suggested using). Basically, teens write in to this website about their problems. Then I, as a counselor, go in to fix any grammar or spelling mistakes with their story. I then give them some things to consider and some ways for them to help themselves or find the help they need. At first I was a little scared. I grew up pretty sheltered and my biggest problems as a teen was that a boy didn't like me back. Some of these teens are dealing with drugs and anorexia and suicidal thoughts. But so far it's going really well and I feel so good about it.

Writing: I've also been writing A LOT. I'm working on a young adult novel and I'm kind of in love with a few of my characters. I try to write every single day, even if I'm not feeling it, and pushing myself is working so far. I want to be published one day and although I have a fear of rejection I know that my dream will never have a chance to come true if I don't push myself and put myself out there.

Family: I haven't mentioned this because it's been hard. But back in March when we did our family vacation to Mexico my brother and I got into a pretty bad fight. It happened right at the end of the vacation and until a few days ago we weren't speaking. Both my brother and I are on hard times (me not working... I won't mention his) and I felt even worse because I really believe in the support of family. I finally emailed him a few days ago and got a really good email back from him. I really hope we can take steps towards repairing our relationship. Up until a few years ago we weren't close and I've loved how much better our relationship has been. I definitely don't like it being strained now.

Moving: Nope, nothing new on that front. Basically, we're stuck until I can find a job and we can get some money saved up. But we have our sights set on Tampa, FL! I am hoping we can make the move this fall but if not we plan on doing it the minute we get the money we need. AND my parents just dropped this huge bomb on me that they're planning on eventually moving to Sarasota, FL, which is about an hour from Tampa. We used to vacation there when I was little and Sarasota holds a lot of good memories. It would be nice to move and still have family relatively close.


Anyway... that's what's up lately. Hopefully May will bring good things for me. Keep your fingers crossed!

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32 wonderful thoughts:

Andhari

It's good that you and your brother started talking again. I hope everything works out fine. I would be sad too if I were fighting with mine.

That volunteer work is so noble. So many teenagers have problems and they don't know better who to run to

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

Im keeping my fingers crossed for you! keep positive darling I know you can and will! So good to hear about all the good news!! xoxo

Stephany

I'm so happy to hear how well things are going with you, especially regarding school and volunteering! That's awesome!

I have such a close relationship with my brother that I want everyone around me to experience the same closeness with their siblings! So I'm happy you both are putting everything aside and focusing on the future. :) Life is hard, but family by your side makes it a lot easier.

The Zhush

Great inspiring message on top there! Sounds like there is a lot of good going on in your life, its nice to hear!

Meghan

Wow! You have a lot of wonderful things going on, and I have no doubt that the others will catch up! I am so inspired by your writing, too!

daisychain

I love the pic at the start of this post,

and woo to so much great stuff in your life <3

Ali

Aww, that's good that everything is going well for you! And I love the message at the top.. so true, but sometimes do hard to do!

Yellow House

I love the image you posted - so very true. You have so many wonderful things going on in your life. Way to go! (And fingers crossed for a job opportunity!)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Tiffany

The message at the top is now on my desk top.

I have a younger sister who I love dearly. We go through stages of being really, really close but when we fight, it's intense and generally ends in an extended cooling off period. If we didn't love each other so much, we wouldn't be so concerned about the other to even both fighting. Sorry to hear that you and your brother had a fight, but I'm glad you were able to make steps to mend the bridge.

Stevie

Well even though you're unemployed, it's great that you're in school and working toward a larger goal. Good for you!

Sorry to hear about your brother and you. Family squabbles can be really, really difficult. But I'm glad that you're starting to get back to a good place with him. Sometimes it just takes time, you know?

*hugs!*

Chana

I love the update!
SO proud of you for writing your novel. I can't WAIT to see/buy your finished project in Barnes and Noble someday! Hang in there girl!

Sarah

That photo/poster is very inspirational! It's quite motivating as I contemplate trying to write my first novel. I admire your persistence in writing even when you don't feel like it :)

Savvy Gal

So true!!!

Star-Light

Great Post!!

Really like your Blog..i follow you ;)

noura.

i'm so glad things are going well =)

Brittany Ann

Glad to hear school is awesome! And I'm hoping and praying you get a job soon!

R.

This all sounds like good news! Other than the lack of job, but hopefully that will turn around soon! Hope your weekend was lovely. xo

Crazy Shenanigans

That's great that you'll have family near you once you end up moving!!

Smart Ass Sara

I love the fact that you are hopefully moving into my old 'hood!! I'm a St. Pete bitch originally and I feel like half a person until I get to Florida and then I feel like a whole new person. I wouldn't want to live there full time, especially with kids, (which is why we moved away) but damn. If I could visit..a lot...that'd be awesome. I'm going to make more of an effort to go down there to see my family, who are spread out in St. Pete, Pinellas Park, and Springhill mostly. ;)

Salt

Great updates, doll! I have no doubt in my mind that you will be published one day. You are such an amazing writer!

Keep up your awesomeness and I know May is going to bring SO many great things!

bananas.

so glad school is going well for you. i will send good job hunting vibes your way so the work front will get better. as for your family, hope the issues with your brother fade away. it's so not worth holding a grudge when it comes to family. life is too short.

Nikki

Wow! So much going on. Sounds like just about everything is positive though...Riggghtt? Or else you're very optimistic. You know what, you are optimistic girl! Go for the gold. Can't wait to read your book!

yours truly dear

yayyy about school!!! and thats great about your brother. i have problems with my sister and just a week-ish ago i talked to her (after 3+ months of no contact, even though she lives 2 blocks away). family problems are tough. best of luck my dear.

ps good luck w/finding a job. we feel ya

polkadotscupcakefactory

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Jess

I'm so glad that everything is going well for you at the moment! Especially with school, it all so achievable when we you stay on top of things.

Diana Mieczan

What a great post! Stay positive and everything will workout! Don’t get me started on your volunteer work...How amazing is that!!!!
Kisses and keep your head up...Happy Monday :)

Poppies and Sunshine

Definitely great rules to live by! New things in life can be scary, yet so exciting. Good luck with all your endeavors! And thank you so much for stopping by for a visit and leaving a comment :)

Audrey Allure

Hope everything goes well for you! :)

Katie

Nice post, it sounds like you have a lot of good things going on right now :)

Kimbirdy

wow! that's all so awesome! and i know it's super hard not having a job to keep you busy/fulfill you/bring in income, but maybe you needed this little break to give you a chance to make a lot of progress with your writing? i'm so happy for you!!

Kristin

Well, when you get here...you know you'll have a friend. Hang in there. Good things happen to good people!

Ruth

That picture/saying is MORE than perfect. Just what I needed to hear, thanks!