Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

In observance of New Year’s Eve, realizing it is the last possible day I can post for 2008, I thought I’d share some of my end of the year thoughts with you.

From Christmas:
Quite possibly, my favorite day of school is the day right before winter break. Everyone is in a good mood, everyone is nice to each other, there’s all that holiday love floating around. It’s great. Then, the next day, my cousins showed up, which was, of course, amazing as always. I <3 them.

From the New Year:
Reflecting on what I did this year (ten countdown in no particular order)
~ took my first AP test
~ became a Rebelutionary
~ got an ipod nano
~ got an award for debate
~ started a blog ;-)
~ moved out of my sister Sierra’s room to my own
(first time since she’s been born that I haven’t roomed with her!)
~became an upperclassman
~ took my first SAT
~ took my last PSAT
~ got my learner’s permit

5 Things I didn’t do this year
~ visit my grandma’s grave (I haven’t been there since we buried her)
~ get my license
~ look for colleges
~ write a novel (I tried for NaNoWriMo, but failed miserably)
~ get an A in math

5 things I want to do in the new year (there are actually 15, but I’ve only got time for 5)
~ Score better on AP tests
~ go to Portland to visit my uncle
~ learn to play the guitar
~ dress better (like, more fashionably)
~ Read thru the bible and pray consistently

I hope you had a wonderful, full year. I pray you have a safe and happy upcoming year.
Quote: (I am sadly behind on these, I’ll try to start up again!)
“Glory be to God on high, let peace on earth descend.
God comes down before our eyes, to Bethlehem”~ Bob Kauflin

Monday, December 8, 2008

If you were a cookie...

...what kind would you be? Why?
Fitzy recently asked us this question. here's my answer:
Although I really like oatmeal cookies and seriously considered if I wanted to be one, I would be a gingersnap. A gingersnap is closest to my own personality. when you first bite into it, it has a taste you wouldn't expect in a cookie, a sarcastic little kick that makes you wary of it. There's a rough texture, and it's hard to enjoy at first. But, if you keep going, the cookie reveals it's true flavor, allowing it's sweet taste to come out and let you enjoy its variety. Just like my personality.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

about the layout edits

I tried to make it look at little less girly and added some to my descriptions.
let me know what you think!

So, why I write...

I hope you read my previous post and thought about it, even if you don't blog.

I promised I'd tell you why I write.
Well, first of all, I write because I love to. Writing out my thoughts makes me really happy. I used to journal, but now I blog, partly so I'm more careful and polish it more, and partly because it's easier.

Second, I write to stay connected. I started this blog over the summer out of boredom, but now I keep it us so that my friends who I don't see very much can read it and see a little tidbit of my life.

Third, I write to become better. the more I write, the better I get at articulating my thoughts and thinking outside of the box.

BUT, none of those are the most important reason I write. The most important reason I write, when I write anything, but paticularly this blog, is for me . And hopefully there are times when God will work through me.

Solio Deo Gloria.

With so much out there...

This is for other bloggers.

I was blog surfing today. Have you ever noticed how many people post all kinds of facts about thier life on the web? It's a little bit scary, seeing how much of our lives we are willing to open up to total strangers. I'm not downplaying blogs, but I thought it was interesting. And I wanted to ask a question.

With so much out there, so many other blogs that can be read, what will make your's special? Why should we visit your blog? What makes it unique?

Some of my favorite blogs:
~ Katie's 'missionary blog'
~ The Hope for Emily blog
~ Christy Thomas' photo blog

But they have elements like any other blog. so, to return to my original question, what will make your writings unique?

I'd like to propose that nothing will.

Yes, that's right. Instead of going the Mr. Rodgers Route* and telling you that you're special, I'm going to tell you that you are non-unique, your writings will be like everyone else's. So with that in mind, why write? I know why I do, and I'll tell you soon. But I want you to think about it. Why do you write?

Comment and tell me.

*(I have nothing against Fred Rogers, I love his show, but I'm trying to make a point)