So, I know it’s been a week since I’ve posted, and, I would’ve posted sooner, but ever since I became a senior, with all the stuff I’ve become involved in and all the work I get nowadays, it’s hard for me sometimes to get any free time to post on this blog. I hope you all can understand. Anyway, in this post, I’ll be telling you about (finally) the first archery practice of the season, and softball practice. In short, the majority of last week.

Well, if you read the name of the post, you know that archery, finally, has begun again! Although, it’ll be the last time for me. We won’t talk about that for awhile though, that’s sad. So, the first practice of the season, was pretty great. We got plenty of new people, which means more new friends for me to make! I was able to shoot fairly decent, though, since I wasn’t able to practice off-season, I was a little rusty. Everyone who hadn’t graduated last year had come back, except for a few who had either decided they didn’t want to do it anymore or they had no time for it or had something that prevented them from being able to do it. Anyway, it was great just to be able to see all my archery teammates again. It might be a little soon, but I already can’t wait for our first match! Although, if it’s gonna be like the previous 2 seasons, our first match should be sometime next month. And that’s actually pretty much all that went down. Don’t worry, though, Friday’s practice was much more interesting, but I’ll get to that later.

Nothing much happened Tuesday, I got really sick Wednesday so I had to miss. Softball practice was supposed to happen Tuesday and Thursday, but it got cancelled Tuesday because of the weather. The coach changed it to Wednesday and Thursday, but, of course, since I missed Wednesday, I didn’t go. I made up for it, though. I was able to recover just enough in time to get back to school the very next day. What made me kind of happy was when one of my sophomore teammates asked where I was the day before, so I had to remind her. We don’t even know each other that well yet, and I don’t even know most of the team that well yet, but that’ll change in time, and that was a start. At practice Thursday (my 2nd practice), we didn’t do the same things we did the first practice. Our coach had me and the other newbie practice our batting the WHOLE time while the regulars only had to do it so long before practicing pitching and catching. That didn’t bother me, though. I mean, the more practice, the better, right? And, get this, the season doesn’t officially start until spring! Well, I think by the the time that comes around, we ought to be darn good.

Now, onto Friday’s archery practice. Monday, one teammate who had joined last year wasn’t there. I’d wondered about that, but she was there Friday, so I was able to find out she had been sick Monday and Tuesday. So, practice went pretty well for the both of us, but it actually ended up ending earlier than it was supposed to. So, I actually waited to text my dad, and ended up waiting with my sophomore friend until her dad came to get her. I thought I was only gonna have to wait, but, after just standing there talking for a few minutes, she remembered she had brought something for a class that day, so I had to walk with her all the way back to the main building. Of course, I didn’t mind though, because she’s a friend. And, if you know me, you know all of my friends are very important to me, so I try to help them out as much as I can. There is something though. You see, my sophomore friend actually has a lot of people that don’t like her. That makes me kind of upset, though, because the biggest reason most people who don’t like her don’t just because of rumors they’ve heard, or they just don’t understand many of the situations she’s in. But I can tell you for a fact, I know that she is a very good person, so it really does upset me. There might be a way I can help her yet, but we’ll just have to wait and see. If there is anything that I’m able to do, I’ll do it.

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Okay, before I even begin telling you about this, I would just like to warn ahead of time, this post is probably going to be slightly drama-filled. Although, it should also be very interesting, as the events that occurred are very similar to those that can happen in TV shows. So, you can choose whether to stay and read or just leave, but I personally think you should stay. Here goes.

So, I thought everything was okay with my best friend, but, Wednesday after school, I didn’t have to ride the bus, and she was by herself, so I sat with her. I said hey, and then I noticed something was wrong. I asked her what was wrong, and she actually started telling me, after struggling to find the words to start off with. She told me that she is always willing to help out her friends, but she said sometimes she just didn’t know what to do. She told me that, after she and her ex broke up, not long after she and the other guy got together, one of her best guy friends told her he was in love with her, and that he wanted to be with her. She told him she didn’t feel the same way, but that they could still just keep being friends. However, he still said that that wasn’t good enough, and that he, well…. wanted to kill himself if he couldn’t be with her. I guess I should’ve warned you this would be a pretty sensitive subject we’d be touching on. Anyway, that was the main reason she was upset, that and because she had other friends who had told her they’d wanted to take their own lives at times. She couldn’t understand it because, if you just look around you, you can see so much life all around. I feel the same way she does, as I disapprove of suicide more than anything. And then, she did something I’m not even sure I’ve ever seen her do. She started crying. I tried to comfort her as best I could, but her bus came before I could really do anything. She got on the bus crying, and her ex, whom I still see as a friend and who rides the same bus as her, stopped really quick and asked me what was wrong, and if it was something that involved him. I told him it wasn’t about him, and then described to him to the best of my ability what had happened. He said he would see if there was anything he could do. So, after their bus left, it troubled me for awhile, then I just prayed for them and started to focus on what was to come for me that day, which was the first softball practice, but you already know how that went  (I told you in the last post). I thought that was it, but something else ended up happening.

Only a day after that, it just so happened that both of my friends who I sit with at lunch with were out doing all-day community service for the part of school they are in (our school is split into two different parts, and in the beginning you can choose which one you will be an official student of, though you can still have classes in the part you aren’t a student of), and my best friends’ ex, who just so happened to have that lunch and be walking by at the time, noticed I was sitting by myself, so he came to sit beside me and talk. He started talking to me about what happened between he and my best friend. After I said I never really knew what happened between them, he said that my best friend had told him he’d changed, from the person he was when they had first started dating. How that is though, I couldn’t really see. He also said he’d heard she told another one of her friends that he was holding her back, which I couldn’t really understand that either. I always thought they made a really good couple, of course, after her ex and I had gone through the stage where I was finally able to get used to him, which is why I was so shocked when I heard they broke up. After that, he went to the library, which is where I usually go after I finish eating. So, after being torn as to what I should do, I decided there was no other place for me to go since I was alone, so I just went to the library where my best friends’ ex was. I saw him almost as soon as I walked in, sitting at a table nearest to the shelves where all the books were. He noticed me, and, when I got close enough, he asked me if we cold talk again, and, as I’m never one to turn down a friend in need, I said sure. He told me that, even though my best friend thought he was doing fine, he really was in great emotional pain, because he is indeed still in love with her. He said he never really had anyone like her before that, who he could hang out with after school and just be himself and talk about any problems he had. He said now that he doesn’t have that anymore, he doesn’t know what to do, since he really doesn’t have many true friends. I ended up just having to tell him that I wish I could do something for him, for him and my best friend, but I didn’t really think that there was anything I could do, and maybe something would end up happening eventually. What, though, I can’t say. Not long after that, the bell rang for us to go back to class.

After school, when my dad picked me up from the bus, I told him a little bit about what happened, but, of course, I didn’t go into a lot of detail. I only told him enough to where he said it would be best for me to just remain in my neutral position for a situation like that, and I completely agree. I’ve somehow gotten caught up in it, but hopefully I don’t end up having to do something that will get me on bad terms with either of them. That would be really bad. Well, that’s all for now (really sorry this post was so long).

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Well everyone, since Monday, I’ve officially been back from Fall Break, which is what I’m going to tell you about. Okay, so, during the actual break (that whole week), I didn’t really do that much. Well, until Saturday. Saturday, was a very special day indeed. Let me tell you.

So, my mom and I (my mom who I saw for the first time in 8 years at the State Archery Tournament last school year in March) had been planning for a couple weeks, and we finally came up with a good time to get together, with her, my stepdad, my siblings, step siblings, and 2 aunts. Here’s why it was so special. At State, my mom was only able to bring my little sister and youngest brother with her, and not my oldest-younger brother. Saturday was special because it was the day all my siblings and I were reunited in one place. Let me just say, it was a very touching moment, and my mom, who can get very emotional, cried a river of tears (that actually might be a bit of an overstatement). So yeah, that was pretty awesome. Although, also in the time I was with them, I realized they may need a little help. Well, that actually might be an understatement. They need A LOT of help, the right help, and, I think that I myself might actually be able to give it to them. I just hope I can get more chances to see them so I can make things right so the things that happened while I was there don’t happen again (it’s a long story). Anyway, moving on.

Sunday, I did a little volunteering with my GS Crew, and it actually wasn’t bad. Getting to spend time with my friends was awesome, and I got to get some awesome food, the best being… CHOCOLATE-COVERED CHEESECAKE. Also, I actually saw an old teacher I had freshman year, which was before I even started this blog, and she still remembered me, which was awesome. That’s pretty much it, but I really did have a great time.

Now, and this is completely unrelated to anything else in this post, but I have become very enlightened. I’m not even sure when it happened, but it has to do with my other talent besides writing poetry, which is singing. I hadn’t realized until just recently, but, even at the talent show last year, I hadn’t been singing in my true voice. That’s the good news, though, I finally found it! I found it, and I’m ready and really want people to hear that true voice. I don’t know when it will happen, but it will, in time.

Alright, finally, I’m going to tell you about yesterday. Yesterday, was seriously. Freaking. Epic. Although, what happened was pretty unexpected, I was able to get somewhat prepared. If you weren’t able to guess it, yesterday was… wait for it… the first softball practice! Yep, and, let me just say, it was a lot sooner than I expected (softball is a Spring sport). When my archery buddy told me about it, it caught me completely off guard. So, the day before, I prepared myself the best I could, made my way through the school day yesterday, and waited for it to begin. It was really crazy at first, though, before practice started, because my dad and I had to go looking for the entrance to the parking for the softball field at the middle school (where we practice, forgot to mention that, sorry). It didn’t take us long to find it, though. My archery buddy was already there when I got there, so I waited with her and her cousin in her car until the coach arrived. When she did, we all got out, and I felt pretty out of place because everyone else had bats and helmets and gloves and softball pants and socks. I had nothing. However, that would soon change. I wasn’t the only new person. There was another, a freshman, and I made friends with her almost instantly. And that isn’t even the best part. From her, I got a glove, and, get this, a BRAND NEW pair of cleats (after practice). For FREE. How seriously awesome is that? I didn’t really know how things were gonna work out at first, but the whole thing was awesome! Well, the coach did want to make wear a face mask at first when I was pitching and catching, so I had to reassure her that I have very good reflexes, which I do. I don’t regret going to that practice whatsoever. I had a great time, and I actually would like to continue doing it if at all possible. There are problems that I’ll have to work out, though, but I will find a way! I have to say, it certainly was a workout. I’m still feeling the after-affects even now. My throwing arm hurts and my catching hand is stiff, but I still had an awesome time. And I know something like that will benefit me in more ways than one. That’s all for now! Come back for my next post!

Hey everyone, sorry for the slightly long absence. Things around me have been changing so fast, I haven’t been able to post until now. Last week I went to another game (refer to my last post). I’ll admit, the first time I went was just a little more fun, but I still had a good time. Also, during the time between the first game I went to and the second game I went to (two consecutive weeks), I felt the most conflicted I’d felt this whole school year so far. I wouldn’t have felt like that had my archery buddy not suggested that I do something else, an actual sport, along with archery, for my last year. That sport is… softball. It’s not that different from baseball, and the only thing I might possibly have any problem with is the underhanded pitching. I’ll tell you, it would be pretty awesome. I played Little League back elem. school, and I’d be lying if I said the thought of doing one more actual sport before I graduate hadn’t crossed my mind. So, of course I felt conflicted. I knew it would interfere with archery to a degree, because my archery buddy started playing last year as a junior. She missed some practices here and there, and I thought I would have to choose between the two, which would have been very difficult. I mean, this year will be my third year on the archery team. Why be on the team and enjoy it so much for two years then decide to do something completely different? Then, however, I found out that I actually wouldn’t have to choose, though, that I would just have to find a way to divide my time between both activities evenly. So, you guessed it, I’m gonna do it! I’m going to be a student athlete for my final year! Or, at least, I’m going to attempt to be one. There is a class that I’ll have to get my grade up in if I want to be able to do that, though. I’m working as hard as I can in there, but, whether I want to or not, I’m probably going to end up having to switch out of it next term. It is without a doubt the hardest class I’ve ever had, ever. Well, we’ll see what happens. Anyways, isn’t that exciting? I even went and got the opinions of a lot of my friends, including a couple who are in archery with me, and, I kid you not, every single one of them said they think I should do it. One of them even said, “We don’t want to hog all your awesomeness (for archery). I think you’d be good at it.” That, I think, is the main statement that helped me make my final decision.

In other news, I’m not the only one experiencing change. Big changes are also happening with my best friend. She said they were good at first, so I was happy because she looked happier than she had for awhile. Although, something completely unexpected did happen. I mean, there is really no way I could’ve seen it coming. My best friend and her boyfriend broke up. In all truthfulness, she was actually the one that broke off with him. I thought she was going to be sad, but it was after that happened that she told me things were changing for her, in a good way. After that, I thought she would be single for awhile, because I honestly didn’t know who else she could go with. However, only two days afterward, she was already with someone else. The guy is someone she met in one of her classes, and, I had talked to him a little bit, but I never, ever expected them to get together. When I found out, of course, my protective wolf instincts took over. Since it’s someone new, who I’m not used to, I guess I lost all control of myself and told him this exactly: “Well, that was fast. I think I’ll watch over you guys for a bit. (Looks at him intensely) Just so you know, I’m her best friend, so you’re gonna have to earn my trust, too. I’ll be watching you like a hawk. Understand?” Yeah, I got a little protective, but that’s only normal, right? Anyways, I just found out today that something is still going on with my best friend and her ex. I actually talked to him today (I got used to him, so, even though they’re broken up, I still see him as a friend), asked him what was going on with them. He looked at me and said, “I think she’ll want to tell you that herself.” So, I said alright and walked away. I still don’t know what’s going on, but I’m hoping I’ll get the chance to talk to her after school today. Maybe I’ll be able to figure just exactly what is going on.

And finally, just so you all know, this will most likely be my last post until the week after next, because next week is Fall Break for my school, and you know I don’t usually post outside of school. Although, I have done it at least a couple times before. Well, who knows? Later. Come back for my next post!

Hey hey, everyone! How are all my loyal followers doing? Good, I hope. So, I have got a lot of awesome stuff to tell you about. Right now, as I’m typing this on the road (I’m not driving, don’t worry), I am having the greatest feeling of happiness I believe I’ve had so far this school year. That’s right! This week has had it’s ups and downs, that’s for sure, I almost relapsed back to what I did last week with my best friend (refer to my previous post for details), but, thankfully, I was able to sort things out once and for all. Anyway, let me tell you about something really awesome I did yesterday (Thursday) after school. So, for those of you that have been with my blog from the beginning (or near the beginning), you might remember me telling you about my archery buddy, and how she’s a manager for a girls-only sports team. If you remember, I also believe I told you early last school year about how I went to one of the games at that time. Anyway, I decided that I wanted to watch at least one game this year, too. I talked to my dad, and he said it was cool. So then, I talked to my friend, and, the next thing she said took me by surprise. She said that, quite possibly, she could get me into the game for free. That was interesting, but, just in case, my dad gave me some money anyway, if only for concessions. Now then, about that day. My dad picked me up directly from school, a little later than usual, then we went to town to get some food and kill time before the game. After all that, he dropped me back off at school by the gym, but, I didn’t go in through the main gym door, where I would’ve had to pay, I went into the side door that leads to the locker rooms. So, if you haven’t guessed already, I didn’t have to pay! Believe it or not, right when I walked in, my archery buddy was the first person I saw. She asked me if I’d paid yet, then, after I said no, she said, “Good, then don’t.”

So, how did I pull that off? I acted as a manager, of course. That in itself was a lot of fun! Before the game started, I was just helping my archery buddy and another manager with little things here and there, and there were also times when the managers got to have a little fun, which was awesome. I got to help our team warm up a little for the game. And, because I was a “manager”, I got to set at the scorekeeping table with the other managers, which is right by the court! I got one of the best seats in the house! It was great. During the game, while we were watching, my archery buddy and I also got to chat some, and I had fun just doing that. The game was super-intense and awesome! And, guess what? We won EVERYTHING! So yeah, I had a lot of fun, and, since I already talked to my dad about it, I’ll be going again next week!

Now, about today. Today was awesome! My best friend came back today after having not been at school yesterday, and she was in a much better mood than she had been on Wednesday. It was cool, because she and I, despite what had went down, were still able to talk to each other normally. During lunch, she even told me about what problems she had been dealing with (finally). Then, after school, I told her about the game. After that, we just had some good fun (I made her laugh, then she said she thought I was naturally funny, which made me feel good) until my best friend and her boyfriend’s bus came. Now, let me backtrack a little bit, because there was stuff that happened along with that. To start off, I honestly think me going to that game last night made the already-good relationship between my archery buddy and I even better. I acted crazy like I naturally do, and she pointed out the fact I was crazy. Ah, good times. Also, and, if I didn’t tell you, I actually have a class with her this year (first time since my sophomore year, when I first started this blog). It was just a work day today, because we had a somewhat time-consuming assignment, and I was just about to get finished, I believe. My archery buddy, who, awesomely, sits right beside me, was working on an assignment for another class. Then, completely unexpectedly, she actually asked me to help her focus, since she was having trouble. So I did, then, after a few minutes, she started listening to her music on her laptop, and she said that I could listen with her if I wanted to. And, you know what? I did. I did, unlike the first time I could’ve when we rode together on the bus to Nationals for archery my sophomore year. It was great, and, I really believe it did help her focus a lot better. The really awesome thing is, my archery buddy and I actually share a lot of the same musical interests, unlike even me and my best friend! You know, it’s little moments like that with friends that you really have to learn to look out for and appreciate. So yeah, these past couple weeks or so have been a complete roller coaster, I’ll tell you, but, at least my weeks always seem to end on good notes. And, let’s hope it stays that way. Until next time!

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Everyone, before anything else, it’s been 11 days since I posted. I would like to say, though, that there is good reason for it, for I was deeply caught up in the matters of life, and emotional matters within myself. I’m going to tell you about this past week, which was pretty hectic. Monday, I had a test in my physics class, which, unfortunately, I failed miserably. However, I do plan on finding some way to get my grade up in that class, so I’ve not been letting it drag me down. For my determination to pass, even if that class isn’t required, is great! We took a re-test of it Thursday, and, well…. I actually ended up doing worse. I don’t even know how that is, I really studied hard this time! The only reason I didn’t get much studying time in the first time was because I was caught up in work from other classes. Anyway, that’s not what I really wanted to talk about. To start this story of my life, I’ll have to go back to the previous couple days, starting with Tuesday. Tuesday… gosh, I wasn’t sure I was even going to make it through Tuesday! Now, listen up, this is where it gets really interesting. It all started when I began noticing some… problems, I guess you could say, between my best, most precious friend and I. I hadn’t really noticed them at first, but, I began to wonder because she hasn’t been acting like she did last school year when we first became best friends. It wasn’t until Tuesday that I figured it out. I figured out when she walked past me in one of her classes. I smiled at her as she walked by, but she barely even looked at me. Now that, felt like an arrow got shot straight into my heart, and not in a good way. After that, I convinced myself that, because it was the only reason that made sense to me, it was because of me. It was because of the fact that I couldn’t do things for her anymore. I can’t do the things for her now that I was able to do for her last year. Then, I decided that, for the benefit of the both of us, we should quit being best friends. Now, I will tell you, the thought of losing my most precious friend did nearly scare the life out of me. But, since I had convinced myself it was for the best, I knew it had to be done. However, the next day, Wednesday, I had to miss. I had to miss school so that I would be able to go see my grandpa, who had been moved to a hospital in a different state. Before I get to that, though, I should tell you that I got so worked up over how things were between my best friend and I, shortly after I got home Tuesday, I sent her a text saying, “I’m sorry.” Immediately after that, I turned my phone off completely. The day I went to see my grandpa was a good day. He wasn’t feeling to good, but I think he started to feel better when we got there to see him. Not only that, but the hospital he was in just so happened to be on a local, and, might I say, somewhat famous, college campus. My uncle, who drove us there, and I got to take our own personal tour of the place, and it was pretty awesome. The events of that day helped me forget about what was lying ahead. However, I knew that, once I came back to school Thursday, I had to talk to my best friend no matter what, otherwise nothing would ever change or be resolved. And so, I did. The next day, I came back to school. I was scared, don’t get me wrong, but, at the same time, I was unusually calm. I knew what had to be done. So, during lunch, after I’d eaten all my food, I went to the library where she was, and told her I needed to talk. So I did it. I told her that I felt we shouldn’t associate anymore, and that she should forget about me and find a new best friend, because I hardly thought that our current relationship could be called that of two best friends. She didn’t understand at first, so I told her it was me and not her, that it would be best for the both of us since not being able to do things for her that I used to be able to do for her was killing me on the inside. If we stopped being best friends, I wouldn’t be in so much pain, and she could fins a new best friend, someone better suited to be one for her, who could do more things for her than I could. Then, something unexpected happened. She said that she didn’t need me to do anything for her, and that the reason she’s been looking sad is because there were some issues she was trying to get worked out. And then I realized that, no matter what I’m able to do for her, as long as I do what I can, she’s not going to think anything less of me. So, very, very thankfully, we were able to get it all worked out, and we are still best friends! And then, to make it that much better, I was picked up directly from school by my dad. Before their buses came, I was able to hug my best friend, and her boyfriend, and tell them, “I love you guys.” So, in short, what started off as a crazy week, couldn’t have ended better.

Alright everyone, I have some news. The first part is gonna suck, but I’ll tell you already that it’ll get better towards the end. So, my grandpa’s health has been declining pretty fast in the past few months. Not too very long ago, we found out that he has ALS, which will eventually take his life. Now, for awhile it wasn’t that bad, but, on the last day of this past weekend, his legs quit working and he fell. We had to call an ambulance, and we all (me, my dad and grandma) went to see him later that day. The next few days after that, it was only my grandma and uncle going to see him, because I have school and my dad’s been away doing important military things. I always asked how he was doing, and every time it seemed like he was getting a little worse each day instead of better. However, it seems he’s being cleared up for check-out, because he’s coming home today. Of course, everyone is glad about that.

In other news, just today, I found out when archery starts! Yeah, I found out from a reliable source, and ever since I’ve been telling as many of my teammates as I can. Also, I think all this stuff that’s been happening, despite it being kind of bad, has actually helped me for the better. I’ve been keeping positive, like I always do, because I know that, no matter what kind of bad stuff happens, something good will come out of it in the end, and it’s hard to not be positive with an attitude like mine. Also, just yesterday, I was able to be of great use to a good friend of mine, my archery buddy, to be exact (haven’t heard anything about her in awhile, huh?). It was the class we sit together in, and, since we weren’t really doing anything, I, doing what all good friends should do, helped her study for a test, for I class I don’t even have! I’ve always thought of myself as a good person, and I think me doing something like that kind of confirms it, wouldn’t you say? So, in spite of all the bad things that happened, I’ve still been able to live the other parts of my life to the fullest. I’m actually really happy, and I can definitely feel all the love in my friends’ hearts, even if some of them do never convey their feelings out loud. Since this is my last year, I’ve been more open and outgoing since the beginning, and I truly believe I’m living my life as fully as I possibly can. My reality is changing, but I think this is the kind of change I can handle.

Revelations & Future Decisions

Posted: September 3, 2014 in Archery, School & Life

Dear loyal followers, I’m very sorry it’s been over two weeks since I posted, but there are good reasons for it. For this post, so much has happened that I’ll just have to summarize things as much as possible. First of all, after all this time, I’ve finally been able to release all my burdens and start to feel the most free I’ve ever felt! I just quit worrying about things I have no control over, and things just started getting better from there! Awesome, right? Oh, and I have some even bigger news! Last week, I made one of the biggest decisions of my life. I’ve decided to do something I never really thought I would actually do. I’ve actually decided… to try to get into college! Yep, that’s right! Of all the colleges I’ve ever looked at, none had ever piqued my interest more than the one I decided I would like to attend. What will I be majoring in? Music, of course! Although, even if I wasn’t going to major in music, I already know I also would’ve liked to major in psychology. I find human behavior to be very interesting, and like to see what makes people do what they do. I’ll actually be in a psychology class next term before I graduate, so I’m excited about that. Moving on to something else that has absolutely nothing to do with what you just read, I was finally able to make sure of something very important to me. I was able to make sure that where I stood with my best friend was actually where I stood. Since becoming my best friend’s best friend, I’ve also come to realize how much I really care about her. Normally, best friend is second in importance only after lover, but since I’m pretty much destined to be single for life… Well, you know what I’m saying. I take the responsibility of being a best friend very seriously. There are very few things I value over my friendships. Anyway, just yesterday, I was able to apply to the college online, and, after three visits with my guidance counselor, everything is pretty much complete, which I am very happy about! There is one thing I have to do, though, before I can actually have any kind of chance of being accepted there. I have to take an SAT test. That’s no problem whatsoever! Because of certain circumstances, I’ll be able to get a fee waiver for the test. That means that, though it usually costs $50, I can test for free! As the lady who works at the front desk in the guidance office said, I’m really on top of things! I really did never think it would come to this, though. I’m only into the 4th week of my senior year, and already so much is happening! I guess I will be sad, though, after it’s all over. However, even if I do get accepted as a full-time student to that 4-year college, I’m still gonna do my best so that I won’t have to stay away from my friends that whole time. I don’t know if I’ll get accepted or not, but, actually, I really hope I do. One last thing I want to cover is things I’ve been hearing about archery this year. I had been hearing rumors that our coach wasn’t going to be our coach anymore, and that lots of people who were on the team last year weren’t gonna come back because of her. I found out yesterday that both of those rumors are, in fact, false. We had a thing yesterday where all the clubs set up info booths in the gym for anyone who would be interested in joining, and I was very confused and moderately upset when I saw there was no archery booth. So, I talked to my principal later that day, and he said that they had contacted our coach, but hadn’t received a response from her yet. I was pretty worried after that, until, finally, right after school let out, before I was about to get on my bus to go home, I ran into my principal again and he said they finally heard from our coach, and she said that she was still going to be our coach, and that she didn’t come to set up earlier because she thought she didn’t have enough information, or something like that. So, thankfully, I finally know for sure that all is well in that department of my life. Well, that’s it for now. Until next time… Come back for my next post!

So, I have now officially entered the second week of my senior year. Last week was the first week, and I enjoyed it pretty well. Most of the classes I’m in I’m lucky to have with at least one person I know, or a teacher I’m familiar with, like with the class I’m in right now (Study Hall). We’ve started a week-long project in my 2nd period class, which should be interesting, as should future group projects, since group work is pretty much all we’ll be doing, with our group members chosen at random. I’m really happy about my 3rd period class. My 3rd period is none other then… Creative Writing! And just today, we’ve already started the Poetry Unit! As you all should know, poetry happens to be one of my specialties, so I’m really psyched. Although, there is something that I’m a little worried about. Like I told my best friend during lunch, I’ve been having trouble writing anything as of late, I actually don’t think I’ve written a poem since early on in my junior year. I told her, while my writing skills have ceased, it seems I’ve actually become increasingly better at actually saying words aloud and making people feel emotions, aside from writing them down on paper. I also told her that if she remembered any of the things I said to her last year, they got pretty deep and emotional at times. So, I don’t really know what the problem is. Maybe I’ve just run out of ways that I could possibly write the poem. I know there are different types and styles of poetry, but it seems like now I have trouble with picking a style and deciding what words I’m going to use and how I’m going to use them. I hope to find a solution to this as soon as I can. Going back to what I told my best friend, I have actually become better at saying words out loud that can cut deep into a person’s soul. I actually think that goes pretty well with the saying I came up with:

“We can’t all be poets on paper, but we can be poets in life.”

Pretty sweet, right? Feel free to use it, as long as you say, “as archerpoet once said,” before. Okay, I guess that part was kind of boring. Well, now I’m gonna tell you how my weekend went, so get ready.

On Friday, my younger brother came over like he does on certain weekends. The day before, I saw something on the front page of my town’s local newspaper, and I decided it would be something fun we could do for the weekend. It was a free showing of The Lego Movie in the local park, with free everything else along with it. I talked to my dad about it, he said he would think about it, but didn’t decide until the next day. He finally decided as we were on the way to pick up my brother. He was kind of hesitant at first, because of how late into the night it would run, so I was afraid for a second that he would say no. But, in the end, he decided to let us go. It was great! If you haven’t seen it, The Lego Movie is super-hilarious and awesome! Speaking of which, we loved it so much, we were singing parts of “Everything is Awesome” for the rest of the weekend! After that, we just stayed home and did stuff around the house, but that’s not anything interesting to post about, so, I guess that’s it for now. Later! Come back for my next post!

Yep, that’s right everyone, it’s that time again, and this year, will be my last, as I am a senior this year. wI’m at school right now, typing this during study hall. Since it’s the first day, I don’t have any work to do yet, so I thought this would be an appropriate time to get you all caught up on the final days of my last summer vacation.

After Chicago, nothing much happened until I got invited to one of my friends’ birthday parties. That was very interesting. There were 4 other people besides me and the birthday person, and, before we did anything else, we waited for the food to get done so we could eat. They had hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, a veggie plate, and different sodas to drink. After everyone got done, we went outside. The first thing we did was shoot each other with Silly String, and I ended up having to pick wads of it out of my hair when we finally ran out. Now, don’t even get me started on the water balloon fight. It was insane! After getting hit a few times, I kind of drifted away from everyone while they were filling more balloons and, before I knew it, I fell into a trap. The friend whose birthday it was started walking towards me saying, “Come give me a hug, archerpoet! I don’t have any balloons, I’m just wet!” I should have known something was up from the start, but I didn’t realize until it was too late. I let her come and hug me, but she held me down while other friends proceeded to drench me with water balloons. It was an attack from all sides, I’ve never been pelted with so many water balloons in my life! When it was finally over, my friend had a net set up for volleyball and other things, so I decided I wanted to play some badminton. I was able to get to of my friends to play with me, and it ended up being two-on-one (me against them). However, the odds were not against me, as I totally dominated that game! We weren’t actually keeping score, but I knew that if we were, I would’ve won. It was a lot of fun. I had to leave shortly after that. I couldn’t stay for cake and ice cream, but I was able to take some with me, which I ate on the way home.

Now back to today. Today has been a very good day so far, me being able to see my friends again and surprise them by wearing my hair up for the first time at school ever. I like my schedule a lot, too. I got a lot of classes that I actually selected, except for the Advanced Foods class that I wanted really bad, which is disappointing, but I’ve gotten over it. So yeah, I’ve been doing pretty good. My days been good so far, and I only have one class left, so it’s gonna keep being good! Well then, that’s all for now, but, of course, I’ll be back to tell you anything interesting that might happen over the course of my final school year! Come back for my next post!