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Alright everyone, before anything else, I’d just like to wish you all a late Happy New Year, and I hope 2015 has been going well for you so far. Next, I’d like to apologize for my very long absence, but, the good news is, I’m back, and do I have things to tell you about! However, I am going to try to sum things up as much as I possibly can, so that this post isn’t really, really long. And, finally, about the title of this post, I don’t know what the future holds for this blog after I graduate. I might try to keep it running, but, things could change so much that I’d have to change the very title of this blog, or, perhaps, I could just start a new one. Feel free to leave your thoughts as to what you, my followers, think I should do concerning this blog. And now, on to the Friday Christmas Break started.

So, as you all know, Friday was the first match of the season for archery. As I was typing the last post that I posted on here that day, it ended up being so long that I had to keep typing it even when the match was going on after 6 at night. It was when I was sitting out, of course, since our team is always divided into 2 flights (1st flight shoots, then 2nd). So, for our first match, we didn’t go against another team, we went against our county’s sheriff’s department. So, yeah, we shot against cops. That’s not all, though. Since we didn’t have enough cops to have us all shoot against, it just so happens that 2 of our former senior teammates who graduated last year actually showed up with their bows and everything, so I actually got to shoot against one of them. It was great. In the end, we totally won, which was awesome, but my score was terrible. It was actually the worst score I’d gotten since practice started, and at a match of all things! That was what really upset me. But, it was okay. After the match was over, for those of us who didn’t leave right after it was over, we were all divided up into different groups playing with kickballs, volleyballs, and balls made out of tape. That was me. Me and 3 other of my teammates were throwing a ball made of tape, and I was throwing it like I would a softball in softball practice. Although, I guess I threw it harder than I usually do at actual softball practice, because, my archery buddy’s cousin, who’s in archery and softball like me, asked, “Archerpoet! Why can’t you throw like that in softball?” I just looked back at her, smiled, and said, “I can’t?” Then, when I was finally leaving, I stood in a spot where I could look over everyone, and thought, these are my people, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. So, yeah. It all ended well. After that, my Christmas Break officially started.

Well, I’m just going to say that, normally, Christmas Break would be really awesome, especially when it first starts off, but, this one, actually started off being pretty stressful for, not just me, but my whole family. As you should know from my previous posts, with my grandpa at home with the condition he’s in, it can be really hard on all of us. I actually think that that’s now the main reason why my dad and grandma get upset with each other, and there are times where it feels like I’m just caught in the middle of everything. I don’t know what to do sometimes. But, the good news is, we do have people who have been coming and helping him, so it’s less work for us. Other good news includes me being able to get along pretty well the aid that came almost every day (except for Christmas and New Year’s) to do stuff for my grandpa. It was only during December, though. Now she’s only coming 3 times a week, and I have school again during the week, so I never see her. I’ll admit, it has become more stressful again, but, most of the time, it’s not that bad. Though, there was a time when I felt so upset about it, I had to just go to my room, lock myself in, and cry my eyes out. That’s something I hadn’t done often at all, until my grandpa came home. Now, I am glad that we can have him home, but, if his condition starts getting any worse than it is, we’ll eventually have to send him to a nursing home, and my dad and I are actually the ones who’ve thought that would be best from the start. My grandma always has mixed feelings about it, which I understand a little, since he’s her husband and all, but, one of these days, something’s going to have to happen. But, enough about such a depressing topic. Christmas Break did get better, with the aid coming over to help. We finally had Christmas, and I got everything I wanted, including a new phone. A smartphone, not a flip phone from the dinosaur age. That was the best thing, because, if I didn’t tell you before, my arc hey buddy’s cousin had been hounding me because of how outdated my phone was, so I couldn’t wait to whip it out and tell her that she can’t hound me anymore! I also got a lot of stuff to watch, which kept me locked in my room over most of Christmas Break. It was great! Although, the most awesome thing I did before Break ended didn’t happen until almost right before it was time to go back to school.

On Saturday, January 3rd, 2015, I had the greatest night of my life. It was with my GS Crew, and it was the most amazing thing that ever happened to me. I won’t say exactly what it was, since I don’t want to give away my exact location (at least, not yet), but I’ll just say that it was a concert. It was a concert, and, not just of one artist, but multiple. It was something we had also went to the previous year, which was our first time going, but this time was so much more awesome. To keep it short, I was probably one of the luckiest people there that night. Not only was I technically 2nd in line to meet the lead singer of one of my all-time favorite bands (and get his autograph), I was also able to meet all the members of another band that I hadn’t discovered until I heard them there, and have them all sign their latest CD. Oh, and I got a picture with them, too. So, with all that happening, and just being there with my awesome friends, definitely made it the greatest night of my life. We didn’t get back until late at night, but I had plenty of souvenirs that I brought home from it. It was AWESOME. Then, after that, nothing happened Sunday, and my life didn’t start picking up again until I finally got back to school this past Monday.

Nothing really happened during the school day, so I’ll skip to archery practice. Well, except I got to show my archery buddy’s cousin my new phone, and she stopped hounding me, so that was my major accomplishment of the day. So, I thought we were going to have softball not long after like usual, but our coach sent out a text saying we were changing to Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s & Thursday’s, and that we weren’t doing normal practice, but workouts, like weightlifting, and such. Although, I actually ended up not going all week. Anyways, back to archery. Monday was a pretty good shooting day for me. I’m finally starting get a grip on what I need to do to be able to shoot where I want, and it’s great! Although, I do still have problems with certain arrows. Like one time, when I was shooting from the 15 meter line, 15 meters, I had the most awesome group going I’d had all season, but then, on the last arrow, it totally sucked. I was so mad! It’s like, that one arrow that just hates you. Ha. But seriously, though. It was bitter-sweet. After practice was over, I walked out with my archery buddy, and, guess what? You remember the thing I told you about happening the Thursday before Break? I finally told her about it. She felt bad afterwards, and I was left wondering why I even worried in the first place. My archery buddy, and our other friend in that class, they’re both nice people, but, sometimes, I think they have a little trouble showing it. She even told our other friend about, and she said the same thing. She said that I could just come up and sit with them whenever, which, I did already know that, but there were certain things I wanted to make sense of. Now, everything is just fine. And, you know what? Tuesday, our other friend wasn’t even there, nor was the 4th member of our usual party, so we just stayed in our seats beside each other and worked on some stuff we had to do. The day after that, my archery buddy told me that she would just ask me from now on if she could go up there, because she also said that, if I was ever feeling down, or needed a buddy, or something like that, she would just stay back there with me. See? She really is a good person.

So, Wednesday, I had gotten myself all ready because I thought I was going to go to softball that day, but, I ended up just going to archery with my archery buddy’s cousin, who I ended up waiting at her house with again. Let me just say, though, that staying for archery was a last minute decision. We were just getting ready to stop at the gym to let my archery buddy’s cousin off, then I decided that, instead of softball, I would do archery instead. Thus, I haven’t done softball all week long. That’s okay, though, because I can always go next week. Well, hopefully. But, anyway, I’m actually really glad I chose archery instead, because it ended up being the best night practice ever, despite the fact my score dropped a little (my score is never that good on Wednesday’s anyway). The reason for that is because, not only did we finally get our new team shirts (which are totally awesome), but, after practice, when everyone else was gone except for me and one best freshman friend (and our coach), we just sat there and totally rocked out to different songs by bands we both liked a lot, and it was awesome! One of the best parts was our coaches’ reactions to me singing along with one song, and both of us dancing to another. Yep. Best night practice ever.

The next day, Thursday, yesterday, I didn’t even go to school. Why? Because, where I am, it got colder than Antarctica, with a negative degree wind chill! So, my dad decided I would just stay home. Luckily, though, I didn’t miss much, as I found out when I came back today. Today, though, was the first day of final exams, before we move on to the 2nd Term, where everyone’s class schedule gets changed. But, the good news is, I only had one final today, and, when I thought I might actually fail it (it’s my 4th period, which I’m passing with flying colors), I did manage to pass, with a really decent grade. So, that was the only thing I really had to worry about, if only a little. For my 5th period, which is my hardest class (that I’m failing), we never even went into the classroom. Our teacher’s 4th period class is even harder than ours, so there were still people n there from that class who were finishing up that final. So, we had to spend the whole time hanging out in the classroom next to it, which was okay with me, because we got to just do whatever we wanted to do. So, I chatted with my friends for awhile, then I sat down on the ground and listened to music on my phone. It was pretty great. For 6th period, which is when we should’ve had another final, I just had a really long study hall, which I spent the whole time typing this post, actually. 7th period, we just worked on studying on our final for that class, which isn’t until Tuesday. Now I’ll be moving on to much more recent events. So, for the past little while, I’ve actually been failing my 1st period class, and so I’ve been worrying about that. So, I decided to go talk to that teacher, and now I have new hope. All I have to do is make sure I study really hard over the weekend, then, as long as I pass the final, I can pass the class. I mean, hey, I’m on the verge of passing anyway. Oh, and, one other thing. I wasn’t worried about my 5th period final at first, but then, my archery buddy, of all people, said that she believed in me. Because, our teacher just recently said that, if we get a passing grade on the final, even if we’re failing, that’ll become our grade for the class. Now, I don’t even need to pass it, because I don’t even need that class, but, all because of my archery buddy, and her cousin, too, I will try and put forth some effort, because that’s just who I am. I will hold their belief in my heart with me to the day of the final, and that will be what motivates me. I know some of you might find that strange, but it’s how I’ve been for as long as I can remember now. I’m not ashamed of who I am, not one bit.

And, for the last thing, I’m currently finishing this post up in the gym, because we’re having yet another archery match later tonight. Wish us luck! Later!

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Well guys, it’s been another very eventful week, and I’m here to tell you about it. I know I said this post wouldn’t be as long as the last, but it probably will be (but it’s worth the read). You might not believe some of the stuff that happened, but, I promise you, everything you’re about to read is true. Also, luckily, I haven’t forgotten anything, so I can tell you about EVERYTHING that happened over the course of this week. And, surprisingly, something happened EVERY SINGLE DAY. So, sit back, relax, maybe drink a cup of hot cocoa, and read.

So, Monday started off like every other Monday. I went through school, not much happened, then I went to archery practice. The first thing I had to do was go to the end of one of the halls in the school building to talk to my math teacher about doing something for the class the following day. I’ll tell you what that is later. After that, I had to run to the gym from outside, and I think I surprised one of my underclassmen, because she saw me run to the door and ended up holding it for me. It just so happens that she was one of the sophomores that I chat with on occasion in my 1st period class, and, thankfully, she’s nice. I told her thanks afterwards, then went through the other doors to the gym. I can’t really explain it, but I felt really happy when I got there. I was even telling a bunch of my teammates how happy I was, and I couldn’t explain it to them very well, either. I guess it was because of me just loving archery and being with the team. Like I said in my last post, my archery team is like a second family to me, so I enjoy the time I get with them, and try to make the most of it all. So, I guess that’s why. Okay, so I know I said I remembered everything, but, actually, I don’t exactly remember the score I got Monday. I do remember my archery buddy finding out she might have something weird going on with her bow, so she had to shoot with the #1 archer after everyone was done to find out what exactly it was. That’s about it, though. I will now move on to Tuesday.

So, you all know how we usually have softball practices on Monday, right? Well, we couldn’t have it then because the gym was being used for something else, so we moved the practice to Tuesday. Also, on days like that, I usually would’ve gone to my archery buddy’s cousin’s house, but I had decided that I would’t this time. Guess what happened, though? I do actually have a class with my archery buddy’s cousin, and, when I saw her, she asked me if I was going to come to her house after school. And, you know what she did? When I told her I wasn’t she actually went and tried to guilt-trip me into coming to her house. It didn’t bother me, though, it was actually pretty funny, because she wasn’t being mean or anything. However, I was able to remain strong, and I ended up telling her that I would definitely be coming back over during the week when we come back from Christmas Break. Oh, geez, I almost forgot to tell you what I did in my 1st period class. So, as I said, I’d talked to my teacher the day before, asked her if I could do something special for the class. What I asked her, was if I could bring in a big bag of candy canes and hand them out to the class. She said it was okay, but as long as she got one, too. So, that’s what I did. After the bell rang and everyone was settled, I went up to her desk, got permission, announced to the whole class what I was doing, and then proceeded to hand them out. It worked out very well. Some of the sophomores who sit around me actually knew my name even though I’d never really introduced myself, so that was pretty cool. Another step towards successfully becoming friends with as many of the sophomore class as I can. Also, one of my cousins, who is actually related to me only by marriage, is in that class, and, when I got to her desk, I said jokingly, “I don’t know if I want to even give you one of these! I’ve been sitting over there (points to seat) all year, and you haven’t said a word to me!” She looked surprised and said, “Well, sorry.” I smiled then to let her know I was kidding, then I asked one of my softball teammates if they were coming to practice that night. So, yeah, it worked out. Not exactly as good as it could have, but it did. I also did that for 7th period, and it worked out good as well. That’s about all that happened during school, then, after school I had to stay and wait in the school’s other building for about 3 1/2 hours for softball to start. It wasn’t that bad, though, because it’s what I always did for archery matches. I still do it to this day, I’m sitting here waiting even now as I type this (First match tonight, woohoo!). The whole time I was waiting, I was able to finish my math homework, then read some my tremendously large book that I recently checked out of the school library (War and Peace, heard of it? If so, surprised?). When it was finally starting to get closer to time for practice, I did a little wandering around the halls. The janitor was the only one still there, and he actually asked me if he should bring me a cot so I could stay all night, jokingly of course. When practice finally did start, and this is kinda depressing, there were only 5 of us who showed up, including me. I told one of the asst. coaches that, and he actually said something that I guess I should’ve known from the beginning. He said it wasn’t depressing because, since there was an uneven number of people there, I had no one to switch with while practicing batting, so I could get some extra practice in. He was right. I mean, who am I kidding? I was only kinda depressed because I was looking forward to handing out candy canes to a bunch of the team, in order to have a better chance of earning their friendship and trust. And, something else I said is, if that doesn’t work, I’ll just have to win them over the old-fashioned way by using my charming personality. Haha. But, yeah, the coach also said that I was actually batting wrong, so he showed me the right way to do it. And, with me being the fast learner that I am, it took me almost no time at all to get it right. After that, we did something we call soft tossing, where one person kneels on the ground in front of you and gently throws the ball up so you can hit it. It helps with accuracy and speed, I suppose. The last thing we did was some outfield drills, which I actually pretty well sucked at. I can already tell that that is going to take more time for me to get good at then batting. But, I will get better, you can count on that! So, it didn’t exactly go as I planned, and I did feel a little depressed afterwards, but the events of the following day would make up for it completely.

Wednesday would become the best day that week so far. The biggest thing that happened was, in 5th period (the hardest class in the world), the whole class had to retake a test we had first taken the week before, I believe. I didn’t really know how it would go, but I was able to get in a lot of studying time during 4th period, and it actually went better than I expected. I still don’t know what I actually got, but, what I do know, is that after I finished, I felt a lot better about how I did than the first time I took it. Then, in 6th period, I made some progress with a couple sophomores. I must not be doing too shabby in my efforts, because one of them, who’s a fellow softball player, actually asked me about a project we were doing in 7th period. Also, when I got to 7th period, I asked one of the sophomores that sits behind me how she was doing on the project, she said she was having trouble, then I smiled and said, “Good luck!” It was really funny after that, because she gave me the dirtiest look! She didn’t actually get upset over it, so it was okay. After school was over, I went outside to wait for my dad, because he had sent me a text earlier saying that he would be picking me up directly tom school, so I wouldn’t have to ride the bus. As I was waiting, I noticed my archery buddy, who drives, unusually waiting also, when she usually would’ve been gone by that time. When I asked her why, she said her sister was busy talking, so she would just be nice and let her talk until she was ready to go. So, until her sister finished socializing, I talked with her, and it was very enjoyable. She was telling me about different things, like a stinky bus driver, and then we heard this sophomore guy laugh, and it was hilarious! After she left, and after my dad finally came, the first thing we did was went into town to get pizza. Although, who would’ve known doing something completely normal would lead to something completely unexpected? After we finished eating everything, I actually ran into, get this, my long lost cousin! She used to go to school with me, but then she dropped out for some reason, though I don’t even know when. She isn’t like most dropouts, though, because she does have a job, and she is working on her GED. Which is good, since, if she were still in school, she would be a senior like me. So, it was nice to find out that she is doing good despite being a high school dropout. Pretty interesting, huh? After we left there, we went to the store to buy… my second Christmas present! Know what it is? A knew phone! Yep, people at school, especially my archery buddy’s cousin, have been hounding me about how outdated my phone is, so I decided to get an updated, touchscreen smartphone for Christmas, that way, when I come back from break, I can whip it out and be all like, “Bam, suckaz!” I kid, I kid. But, I will probably do something similar to that. Anyway, after that, we went home, and nothing else really happened.

Thursday was the day that had the most drama. Before anything else, I’ll ask: do believe in the kindness of others? I do. I’ll tell you why, and it has to do with what happened that day. In 5th period, something happened that usually doesn’t bother me, but, this time, it did. So, I have that class with my archery buddy, and her actual seat is at the same table as me, right beside me, but there are days when she decides to go up to the table in front of ours, where our 2 other friends set. Like I said, I’m usually okay with that because I can move up with her, but that time was different. Because of what we were doing that day, I was unable to move up with her. It didn’t really start to make me feel bad until our teacher cmd and asked where my partner was, after which I said she moved up because she hates me, though it was my emotions talking. I then proceeded to tell her that she didn’t always have to listen to our friend who always tells her to move up, then she said that if she didn’t move up, then she wouldn’t talk to her. That, is what killed me emotionally. I felt like I really wanted to cry, but I didn’t want to while I was there. I thought I should probably talk to her after class, but I didn’t know how it would go, so I didn’t. To be honest, I was scared. Scared to say anything out of fear she might end up hating me, because that’s happened to me all too many times before. I’m usually able to be strong in situations like that, but I guess even I can’t keep a brave face up forever. How that made me feel, was like she liked that friend more than me, and that she didn’t care about how I felt. It did upset me a great deal, so much so that I did end up crying after arriving at my 6th period class. Then, something totally unexpected happened. Three of my friends, one of them being my archery buddy’s cousin, gathered around me to see what was wrong. I didn’t really start crying until the cousin asked me if I was okay, then I fell apart with my head against the wall where no one could see my face. They kept asking me what was wrong, then, the greatest surprise of all happened. I heard a fifth person ask me if I was okay, but I didn’t know who it was, so I stood there for second, wondering, Who’s voice is that? When I looked up to see, I got the shock of my life. It was one of the sophomores I had been trying to make friends with, but had been thinking that I wasn’t doing very good. Turns out, I wasn’t doing that bad. Before I knew it was her, she said, “Hey archerpoet, you always ask me if I’m okay. Are you okay?” Or, something like that. It took me awhile, but I eventually told them what had happened, and that my archery buddy was the cause of it. After finishing crying, the cousin told me that I should talk to my archery buddy, because, if I don’t, stuff like what happened will keep happening, and I might become some kind of emotional wreck. So, I said I would try, and then I was fine. After that, we all went to the library and sat together.

And now, today! First off, I’d just like to say that I never talked to my archery buddy. I couldn’t stay mad at her anyway, because, during my 2nd period, I passed her in the hallway, and she gave me a really awesome chocolate chip cookie, with an oreo in the middle. An oreo! It was awesome. And, let me tell you, that was only the beginning. In 3rd period, one of my friends gave me a cupcake. During lunch, one of the faculty was dressed up like the Grinch, and we got sugar cookies from him. In 5th period, I got 2 small pieces of chocolate from a friend, then we got awesome ice cream sandwiches in the library during 6th period! How cool is that? Today has definitely been the best day this week. Oh, and, after today, chances are I won’t be posting again until I get back for Christmas Break, but I don’t for sure. Who knows, maybe I’ll give you little updates here and there. In the meantime, you can finish reading this post, which I know is the longest in the history of this blog (terribly sorry). Until then, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and I hope you all have many things to be grateful for. Later!

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Alright everyone, here I am again, to tell you about this past week. It was actually even more eventful than the previous week, so this post should be very interesting. I’ll just start with Wednesday, because that’s when everything started to pick up (also, we didn’t have school Monday because of the weather). So, because it was Wednesday, we had softball, and it’s now become a weekly thing for me to ride with my archery buddy to her cousin’s house (except for this week, but I’ll tell you why in a bit). So, we did the same thing we did the previous week, except I actually think this time went a lot better, because I was more comfortable and was able to get more involved. Also, my archery buddy’s little relative actually played with me a little bit (he kept handing me a toy fire truck), and that’s a good thing. Why? Because, with me doing that, being at her cousin’s house and around more of my archery buddy’s relatives, it kind of feels like I’m becoming part of her family. Knowing me, I don’t mind that one bit! My archery buddy is a good friend, and she isn’t my archery buddy for no reason. So, yeah, I’m actually really digging the way things are going right now. Everything’s good, at least, as far as my social life is concerned. Anyway, back to Wednesday, I have a funny and awesome story to tell. It wasn’t until after we finally left the cousin’s house and got back to school for softball practice. We parked, and I stepped out of my archery buddy’s car. Well, I tried. In the end, I literally almost fell out of her car. I guess I must’ve placed my foot wrong, because it got a really bad pain in it, causing me to have to hop/limp across the grass and onto the sidewalk. I made it to the door, then, as if things couldn’t get more crazy, the pain in my foot caused me to start talking in an unnatural high-pitched voice! The whole time that was happening, my archery buddy’s cousin just stood there in front of me laughing! I have to admit, though, it was pretty funny. However, what I didn’t know, was it wasn’t just them that saw it. When I fell out of the car, I knew I got out in front of a car that was about to park in the space next to ours, but I didn’t know who was driving it at the time. This is where it gets awesome. The people who were driving it were none other than 2 of my old archery friends who had been seniors and graduated last year! My archery buddy and I both were excited about that. In fact, we even decided to stay for archery practice to fill out a scorecard because they were there. My score improved slightly, but wait until I tell you about Friday. So, we did that, our old friends left after hugging us, then we arrived slightly late to softball. We managed, however, to get in a pretty good amount of batting and pitching practice. More good news is, I’m still improving, and, to the members of the team that were there, I was finally able to introduce myself to them. It was great! If I keep this up, by the time we start actually playing, I’ll be a force to be reckoned with on this team! I’ll shake the softball team to its core (in a good way)! In other words, I’m waiting for the day I’ll finally be able to prove my worth. It’s gonna be epic! I have complete confidence in myself, but, not to the point of cockiness, so you need not worry about things like that. How exciting is that, though? I can’t wait! Okay, now I’ll tell you about Friday’s archery practice.

I really didn’t know how it would go because of my last few practices, but I am very happy to say that my score has been greatly increasing. That’s right, I’m finally really starting to adjust to the poundage of my bow! Also, I received a very helpful tip from another mostly archery-related blog (if you see this, you should know who you are, and thank you). So, there’s one other thing Im excited about, being an awesome archer for my last year of archery! This whole year, is gonna be AWESOME.

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P.S. Today is the last day of school for me, because tomorrow we start Thanksgiving Break. So, it will be at least another 6 days before I post again. Don’t forget about me! 😉

So everyone, I’m back once again to tell you about the events that happened this week! It didn’t really get started until Wednesday, the first day we actually had softball practice in the gym at my school (previously, we were having it on the field at the middle school).

It all happened because my dad didn’t want to make a bunch of trips to town and back to drop me off and come get me, because we do live out in the country a little ways away from my school. So, I got a plan set up, to go with my archery buddy, who drives, to her cousin’s house after school, then come back in time for practice. So, that’s what I did. I had met her cousin, who’s a freshman, at a game for the sport my archery buddy had managed, and we were able to become pretty good friends after that. It was pretty great. I got to meet my archery buddy’s aunt and uncle, and her aunt made us all quesadillas, which were really good. It was really cold that day, but one of my archery buddy’s younger relatives (very young) wanted to go outside to play. It was pretty awesome, because everyone else had coats on, and I wasn’t wearing anything like that. They were all like, “How are you not freezing?” and I was like, “Well, it just doesn’t phase me.” It was great, because they kept trying to figure out how on earth that cold wasn’t affecting me. After that, we just sat around their living room until it was time to go back for practice. You know what happened, though? We didn’t even end up going to softball. We ended up just staying for archery practice, which started a little before softball. I did pretty good on scoring, and I’m still adjusting to the poundage change on my bow. When I left it at school, it accidentally got changed to 20 pounds, which is pretty heavy for me, but I’m actually adjusting to it pretty well. Like I told everyone, I can get stronger. Although, I actually did pretty crappy Friday. My archery decided not to come, and we had to pick partners who would watch us every time we shot, and it was just not my day, because I totally sucked. However, I do firmly believe I can come back from it, as long as I stay focused. Anyways, we just did archery, my buddy’s cousin left early, and my archery buddy, who is so nice, actually waited with me for my dad to come. So, it was late at night, and we waited outside while standing behind her car, and she started telling me about all the stuff we do for softball conditioning. She said we do different drills and exercises, and that we’ll eventually start lifting weights. I’ll be glad of that because, not only will it help me with softball, it’ll be what helps me get stronger so for archery I’ll have enough upper-body strength to pull back my bow string without shaking, which is a slight problem I’ve been dealing with. Also, I need to slow down a little bit, because I have been going a little too fast. At least, that’s what happened Friday. Anyway, she was telling me about conditioning, then my dad came. She was about to say, “See you later,” but I told her to wait, because I wanted to say something to her before we parted ways. I told her I was sorry, and that I had no idea how she was able to be friends with me this whole time, because I’m like, the most boring person ever. You see, while I was at her cousin’s house, her cousin kept telling me I was acting weird, different from how I normally act, and I thought I was acting normal, but I guess that wasn’t my ideal situation (it still went pretty well, though). After I said that, she said she thinks the reason we’re able to be friends is because we’re both the same amount of boring, because, like me, she only goes to school, does archery and softball, then goes home. That’s what she said. I could have said some other things, but I just left it at that, told her thanks for everything, and she said that I could just come with them every Wednesday, and that it was no problem. After that, we left.

Isn’t my archery buddy great? I mean, I know I’m also a senior and I haven’t even learned to drive yet, but, you know, she’s never judged me for that, not once. What a good friend she is! When I told her I had to be one of the most boring people on earth, and she said that we were both the same amount of boring because of what we did every day, that isn’t exactly what I meant. I mean, my archery buddy is really funny, nice, and she can get along with pretty much anyone, so people like doing stuff with her. Every time, someone says something funny, she’s almost always able to come back with some sort of witty comment. No, don’t get e wrong, I can be pretty funny, too, but, for me, it almost always depends on the people I’m with. Some people I can make laugh better than others, while my archery buddy has no trouble making anybody she comes into contact with laugh. That’s why I said what I did. I guess I must be doing something right, though, because this year she’s started talking to me a lot more, and doing stuff like getting in line with me at lunch. I really like the way things are going now, and not just with my archery buddy. In fact, my whole social life is starting to go extremely well, as I’ve started talking to old friends who I hadn’t had a full-on conversation with in years. It’s so great! All I have to right now is get on better terms with the sophomore class, get to know them a little better, because it seems like, for some reason, all my motivation’s been escaping me as of late. But, no worries, I will accomplish what I set out to do, one way or another. If I can’t, I don’t know how I’ll ever be able to continue living with myself. Well, that’s all for now!

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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.