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Well everyone, a new week has begun, but I’m going to tell you about things that happened last week, certain things that changed. Beware, they might shock you, maybe even more than you think.

I’ll get straight to what happened, and then the title of this post will make way more sense. I don’t remember exactly when I finally decided it, but, Wednesday, I officially cut contact with my now-former best friend. See, that was a pretty darn big shocker, wasn’t it? Bet you didn’t think I’d drop a bomb like that, did you? Anyway, it’s true. I decided to do it because I felt it to be for the best. I mean, we don’t have any classes together, so we never really got to see each other or talk that much anyway. Also, she and I are both going through big changes, and I just thought it would be best for us to go on our own separate paths, at least for awhile. Also, even though I always said I wanted to protect her, it took me this long to realize that, she never really needed it. She never really needed me for anything, aside from the times I was there to comfort her when she was sad about something. So, Wednesday, I told her what I had decided during lunch. I told her that I think we should go our separate ways for awhile, mostly because of the changes. I told her that I didn’t want to sound mean, but I was going to quit worrying about her completely. I told her I loved her to death, but I felt it needed to be this way. So, that was the end. However, I do have complete faith that we will definitely end up crossing paths again. So, in short, I’ve disconnected myself from her world completely. I’ll admit, it was pretty hard, and I was sad for awhile, but, when I told my other friends and my family about it and why I did it, they all said I did the right thing. Also, whenever something ends, no matter how hard it may be, there will also be a new beginning. I think that that will be the beginning of new relationships in the future, with all the new people on the archery team, and all my softball teammates. So, whatever may come now, I’m ready to face it head-on. That wasn’t the only thing that changed, though. For the entirety of that week, I thought for sure that I would end up having an emotional breakdown. Why? Because of the great change that I’ve undergone.

Now, let me just say, when this happened, when I finally realized that, not only was I changing, but when I realized what kind of change it was, I felt very, very conflicted. I started feeling ways that I knew I probably shouldn’t. And I started feeling like that there was something I wanted, but it would be forever and always out of my reach. In other words, I spent the majority of the week on the brink of despair. But, for a current update, I’m glad to say that I have finally come to terms with my change, no matter what may come because of it. Oh, and that something I want? I know exactly what it is, and I know it’s wrong, but, as a human, I really can’t help how I feel about certain things, so, even though the chances of me ever obtaining it are probably slim-to-none, I’ll still hope for it, but only a little, because there is such a thing as too much hope, and that can make things go in the opposite direction you want them to. So, for now, I’ve just gone back to being how I normally am, how my family and friends are used to me being, happy, upbeat and a little crazy at times. What does the future hold? Only time will tell. So, for now, I’ll just set back, relax, and watch my life play out before me. The future isn’t set in stone, it can always be changed, depending on what directions we take, and the decisions we make. I’m gonna see just how far I can get. That’s all for now.

Come back for my next post!

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Well everyone, to cut straight to the point, I’ve had 2 finals so far, one yesterday and one today. We’re supposed to have two more today, but in the classes I have for those periods, we aren’t having a final exam, because one is study hall, and in the other we were already working on a final project, and I presented mine yesterday. So, this week hasn’t been bad, it’s actually been pretty good when it comes to finals, I’ll only have one tomorrow, then two Friday. Although, in other news, some things have been happening, and pretty recently. Just this morning in my first class, where I first see my best friend. After class started, (the period was shortened because of finals, so we were just working on different things), I went to the back of the classroom to see my best friend. She looked pretty bummed out, so, I asked her if she was okay. She just shrugged at first, but then she decided to tell me. When she did, I understood completely. I won’t give you all the details, but I’ll just tell you that one of her friends tried to do something that would have been very bad. Luckily, they weren’t successful. Still, it made her pretty sad. We talked more about it, and I gave her the best advice I could. But then, what do I know? I’ve never experienced anything like what she was experiencing. That’s where another hurdle comes along. After that class was over, and when I got to my second period, the whole time I just sat there, second-guessing myself. I couldn’t help but wonder, even though we are similar in ways, will the differences of our lives outside of school affect our friendship? Am I really the kind of best friend she needs, or would she be better off with someone who’s actually been through a lot of similar things she has? Well, maybe in certain ways. The only thing that I am absolutely, 100% sure of, is this: I can only do my best, which is what I have been doing, and, no matter what, I’ll always do whatever I can to help her out. There’s not much one single person can do at once, but, over time, the little things we do for the people we care about add up little by little. It takes time and effort to make a difference in anyone’s life, and, sometimes, it might seem impossible. However, as long as we see the worth in our struggles, there is nothing we can’t accomplish. We just have to put our minds to it, stay focused and never give up. Wow, this sounds like it should’ve been posted on my other blog. Anyway, what I need to do, at least for now, is just keep doing my best. Although, there are times when I get scared thinking that, one of these days, not even my best will be good enough. Still, I must push on. Farewell for now, my loyal followers. Come back for my next post!

P.S. Just so you know, tomorrow, our school will be taking our laptops away for the end of the year, so this is probably my last post through my school laptop. Well, at least for this year.

Well, first things first, I would like to apologize for my 2-week long absence. Some things have happened in my time away, but I’ll try to keep this post as short and sweet as possible without going too terribly into detail. So, as you can tell by the title, I have mostly really good news to report. However, there is bad news, but I wouldn’t say the news is completely horrific, just a couple things that I’ve been a little upset about. I’ll start with the good news.

To cut straight to the point, everyone, I have a best friend! Yes, it’s true, and I can’t believe how oblivious I was until I was actually able to find out for sure. I know what you must be thinking, though. If you’ve been following my previous posts up to this point, you know about my best friend I met in 3rd grade. Don’t worry, though, I definitely haven’t thrown her aside, no way. She’s just become, what you would call my “long-distance” best friend, because she lives in a different state. That makes sense and works, doesn’t it? Anyway, if you don’t know who it is, then you must have missed some of my posts. It just so happens to be the friend I made at the beginning of this school year (refer to previous posts if you don’t know). She told me that I was her best friend during 1st period one day when we were working on a paper. Of course, that made me really happy, because that just so happened to be one of my goals at the beginning of the year, to get a best friend. Mission accomplished! A little while after that, I forget when it was, I was sitting in the back with her while we were watching a movie in 1st period, I had, well, you know those rare yet perfect moments you can have at certain times in your life? One of those. I had been just a little sad and upset that most of the time the only time my best friend and I got to hang out just the two of us was during our 1st period class. After doing some thinking, though, I was able to come to terms with it, because, I am her best friend, and that’s not really something I should be worried about. So, that day I told her, that, even if that was mostly the only time we got together and the rest was with her and her boyfriend, I didn’t care, as long as I could be her friend. Surprisingly, she got pretty emotional after that. I think that made her happy to know I was willing to compromise like that in order to be her friend. After I told her that, we were silent for a couple minutes, then she reached over and hugged me. That was a pretty great moment. And now, onto the bad news.

The bad news is, ever since Nationals, we haven’t had archery practice, and we won’t be having it again until next year, which, as you know, will be my last. The thing I hated most about that was not being able to see all of my team in one place. I mean, sure, they’re all around me in school every day, but I have no classes with most, if not all, of my teammates. There is one last thing we’re doing before the end of the year, though. This upcoming Friday, we’re having our Awards Banquet where, last year (if you remember), I received the William Tell Award for Most Improved Female Archer on the team. I’m excited for that, because I’ll finally get to see my whole team together again one last time before this school year is over, which isn’t that far away. That’s the next thing I want to talk about. As I am typing this, there are only nine days of school left for me. This week will be the last normal week for us, because next week, the last week, we have finals all through the week (wish me luck on those). Now, don’t get me wrong, I will be happy to get away from all the work once this year is over, but I just always get kinda bummed out because I won’t get to see a lot of my friends for awhile. It’s not that bad though, I mean, I do actually have plans for this summer, so that’s awesome. Hopefully I’ll get to spend some time with my best friend, though I have yet to ask her about that. The only thing I know for sure currently is that my GS Crew and I are actually planning to go to Chicago. We’ve actually been doing some fundraising this time, so it better work out, or I’m going to be pretty upset. I love Chicago! And finally, as far as this blog is concerned, I will try my best to keep you updated over the summer, and not go on a super-long hiatus like I did last summer. That’s all for now. Come back for my next post!

So everyone, if you read my last post, I told you that some interesting things happened yesterday, and I’m about to tell you about them. Oh, and I’ll be telling a little about today, too. So, yesterday started off pretty well, like usual. I went to 1st period, and turned around in my seat to smile and wave at my friend (you know who, at least you should by now). I thought we were going to have some free time in that class, but we ended up having a test. I’d forgotten about it, since I hadn’t been there Friday, but we always get to use the notes we took over the course of the time we spent learning that subject, so I’m sure I got a good grade. After that class was over, I went back to my friends’ seat to say hi and ask her about her weekend, then we walked down the hallway to her next class like we always do, and it was totally normal, so that’s how I thought the rest of the day was going to be. Little did I know, it was going to be just a bit crazy. Actually, just a little more crazy than usual. It all stared when we were in the library during lunch. Like usual, I was sitting there beside my friend, and she was sitting next to her boyfriend. They started talking about certain things that were a little shocking, so I just sat there quietly and did me own thing. However, I eventually started talking more, but, while I was being crazy, which is mostly normal for me, I guess I got a little hyperactive and more crazy than I usually am. They saw I was acting strange, and I’m pretty sure they were at least a little bit weirded out. The rest of that day just kinda dragged on after that, with me feeling kinda bummed. Although, I think it’s safe to say I was able to do pretty well on my test in 7th period. Despite the way I felt, I was able to get some good studying time in during my 6th period class. I was actually able to get totally prepared for that test, and, let me tell you, I don’t think I’ve ever taken a test the way I did then. I was totally in the zone! I had my mind on the test and nothing else, I was kind of like a robot. It was actually pretty darn awesome. So, I guess, in some way, me feeling the way I did actually helped me. What about that? When school ended, I went out with my friend and her boyfriend to see them off on their bus, but they ended up deciding to walk home. After that, I went inside the school to find my GS Crew because we were having a meeting, and I saw my cousin, the only one in my school that still talks to me, standing in front of the bench that’s there after you get inside the door. It was convenient, I’d been trying to catch her anyways, because it just so happened to be her birthday. So, you know, I wanted to wish her a happy birthday. I walked up behind her and addressed her, so I could tell her, but when she turned around, I saw she was crying. I kinda freaked out a little, asked if she was okay, and she told me she was. So then, I just ended up wishing her a happy birthday and going on my way. When I walked inside, a member of my crew cam up behind me, and it just so happened she was a friend of my cousins’, so I told her about it. She went out to see what was wrong, they talked for a couple minutes, then she came back in. She told me she was mad at a coach, or something like that, because she on the golf team. Of course, I was relieved to find out it was only that. After that, we had our meeting, and it was raining really hard outside when I left. Now, onto the good news. Just yesterday, I found out that, at Nationals, our team scored high enough to make it to the World Tournament in July! How awesome is that? I really, really hope that we actually get to go this year. It’ll be in Madison, Wisconsin, which really wouldn’t be that bad of a trip for us. I found out not from my coach, but from one of my teammates. Know what she told me? She feels the same way I do, and she said if anyone quits, she would hit them in the face. I know, it sounds a little harsh, but it was pretty funny. Come back for my next post!

What’s up, fellow WordPress bloggers, I’m back, and here to tell you about this Friday! Oh, and stuff that happened after. Also, the following weekend, but that will be pretty short. Friday. We had to get up really, REALLY early in the morning to take off for Nationals. We were scheduled to shoot at 8 AM, and my singing of the National Anthem was scheduled for 10 minutes before that. When we got there, I was almost late to meet the guy that was described in the e-mail that was sent to my coach when they were looking for someone. However, I was still able to make it with a few minutes to spare. It all happened so fast! First, the announcer welcomed everyone and thanked them for coming to participate in the tournament, and the next thing I knew, I was singing, “Oh, say can you see..” into the mic. Let me put it mildly: It wasn’t my best performance, but I was miraculously able to go through with it. I’ll tell you what it was, it was the fear of letting not only my teammates that were there with me, but my friends who who were back at school, down. After it was over, I slowly began to walk back to where my team was waiting to begin shooting. As I got closer, I was silently awaiting any harsh criticism that might come, but, I don’t know why I was really worried in the first place. When I got back, everyone said I did pretty well. My Dad made it all make sense, too, because, not only was I fighting a scratchy throat, but also not-very-good audio feedback from the mic. Still though, a couple of my friends agreed that my voice does still need work, actually even more than I thought before. But that’s no problem, because I’ll keep singing, and keep working on my voice so that one day I’ll be able to sing in whatever pitch I want! You can count on that!

So then, after that, we shot, and I didn’t do as good as I could have (a little like last year), but I was able to come back pretty strong on the very last round, so I wasn’t really bummed out. When it was all done, we had over 3 hours to go look around at all the booths and stuff they had. And, like last year, we had to always have a buddy because, like I said last year, the buddy system is super-effective. Unlike last year, however, I didn’t buddy up with my archery buddy, because she didn’t ride the bus this year. So, I ended up getting together with my freshman friend that I made at the beginning of the season. We had a lot of fun! First, we went and had fun acting like little kids again when we bought all-day bracelet passes for the 2 inflatable obstacle courses they had set up. After that, we went and stuffed ourselves with pizza, donuts and ice cream. The rest of the time after that, we went and hung out with a few other teammates. So yeah, it was pretty awesome. When we finally left Nationals, we stopped and got food at a local restaurant, although, I didn’t get anything to eat because I still wasn’t hungry from all the food I ate at the tournament. By the time we got back to school, we still had a little bit of the day left, so most of my teammates who hadn’t already gone home decided to just go to their last 2 classes. So, I went and made a surprise entrance to my 6th period class. It’s an online class, and I didn’t have any of my things so I just decided to hang out and talk to my teacher about what happened during the last few minutes of that class. After that was over, I decided not to go to my 7th period because I wasn’t signed into school anyway, so that counted as an excused absence. Although, the main reason I stayed there wasn’t because I didn’t want to go to 7th period, but because it just so happened that my friend I protect was coming to that class, and she thought I wasn’t going to be there the whole day, so I decided to surprise her. It was awesome! She was really happened to see me, and she actually said she missed me a lot while I was gone, and I was really touched. She got even more excited when I told her that, since I technically wasn’t even there because I wasn’t signed in, I would be staying in that class with her. It was really great, because the whole time we just sat and talked, and I thought it was really nice. When school ended, I saw her and her boyfriend off when their bus came, then, shortly after, my Dad came and picked me up. So, you should know, I felt pretty darn wonderful after that. Over that weekend (this past weekend), I ended up getting pretty sick, but luckily, it didn’t last that long. In a current update, I was able to recover enough that I was able to get to school today. A few interesting things happened today, but I think I’ll post about them tomorrow. Come back for my next post!

Alright everyone, I have some seriously awesome, huge news! I would’ve told you earlier this week, but I was busy posting about the talent show last week. So, I don’t know if I mentioned this yet, but if I didn’t, tomorrow just happens to be Nationals for archery. It’s awesome, because, just like last year, we’ll miss school. Although, we are shooting really early in the morning, even before school usually starts! But that’s where I got my opportunity. Over the weekend, I got a call from my coach. She said that NASP was looking for someone to open the tournament by singing the National Anthem. She asked me if I wanted her to send in my name, because they’d seen me try out for the talent show and thought I was good, and, after thinking about it a little bit, I said sure. Although she didn’t know if I would get picked for sure, because other archers’ names were being sent in too. I said alright. So, a couple days later, on Monday, she called me back awhile after school. I answered and said, “Hey coach, what’s up?” She said, “Well archerpoet, I think you know what I’m calling you about.” “I’m pretty sure I do, but just tell me anyways,” I said. She said, “Well, it’s official. You’re the one they picked to open the tournament by singing the National Anthem!” Of course, when she said that I nearly fell out of my bed (which I was sitting in). We talked about it a little more after that, then we ended the call. As soon as I set down my phone, I got my shoes back on, ran outside where my dad and grandma were working, and told them about it. They were really excited! They weren’t expecting me to tell them that, that’s for sure. How huge is that?! That’s going to be the biggest thing I’ve done in my life so far! I was so excited after that, I didn’t think I was gonna be able to sleep that night. Luckily though, I was. As soon as I got to school, in my 1st period class, I told my friend (you know which one), and she was excited too! She was talking about how huge it was, and I was just like, “I know right?!” And so, by the course of that day and the day after that, I’d pretty much told everyone I know about it. However, there are at least a couple members of the team that don’t know, but they’ll just have to find out tomorrow. In other news, I just want to talk about something that happened yesterday. It was during lunch when I was in the library. I walked in after I was done eating, and I noticed that my friend’s (the one I protect) boyfriend was already sitting where he usually does when their lunch comes around (we have 3 separate lunches). I walked up and said, “Hey, you’re already here.” So I said what’s up and, for the first couple minutes, we didn’t really say anything, but then something happened that I never would have expected. He started talking to me, but he wasn’t just joking around the whole time like he usually did when his girlfriend (my friend) was there, we had a serious heart-to-heart. He started telling me about his relationship with my friend, and how much he loved her and cared about her. He told me, that she was the only girlfriend he ever had that he ever really cared about. He told me, that everything he does he does with her in mind, that she’s his whole world. He said he used to get bummed out a lot, especially when she was dating another guy (who she’d dated for 3 years, but had started being not-so-good towards her, which is why they broke up). He said, he really hopes they can always be together, and that he wished he was able to convey his true feelings in a way she would understand, even though they were already dating. Then he said, “I guess I’m getting kinda sappy, sorry about that. But really, you’re the only one of (name)’s friends that I’ve actually really talked too, so I thought I could just talk to you about this and you wouldn’t care.” I said, “Yeah, of course. I mean, we are friends, right?” He said yes. So I said, “Well then, if you just want to talk about things like that, I’ll be glad to listen to what you have to say.” After I said that, I guess it made him feel pretty good to know he could confide in me about his feelings for my friend. After that, the 3rd lunch started, and he went out to meet her. I waited for them to come back, and they did, but I guess they missed each other, because my friend came in without him. Right when we were about to go look for him, he walked in. We sat down, and eventually told her that we were talking about her. We never got to tell her why, though, because a teacher walked up and told us to be quiet. So then, for the next little bit, it was just me between two groups of my friends who were couples. After awhile, I decided to say something. So, I reached over, put my arm around my friend, and told her that she has a good guy going for her, one who really loves and cares about her, and I told her to make sure to not let go of him. She said she knew, and she wouldn’t. As you can tell, it was a very heartfelt and touching moment in time, one that really changed my perspective of her boyfriend. The rest of that day was really good. Now, in a really quick summary of what today’s been like so far, we had to evacuate the building because of a bomb threat, and we stood outside in the hot sun for almost an hour. Luckily, we did go back inside after awhile, and we eventually did go back to class, because nothing ever happened. The good thing about that happening is, it made the length of our last 3 classes a lot shorter, and I’m in 6th right now, when we’d all normally be in 7th. And tomorrow, I don’t have to come to school except to get on the bus to leave for Nationals! Wish me luck guys!

Hey everyone, sorry for not posting for 14 days, but I’ve been busy getting myself ready for the talent show, which actually happened Friday, but I’ll post about the results later. Exciting right? So, as you can tell from the title, I’m going to tell you about last Wednesday at rehearsals for the show. So, I walked into the gym, dropped my stuff off by the bleachers because we were having archery practice at the same time, and walked over to talk to one of my friends who’s on the committee for the club sponsoring the show. This is where it gets crazy. Apparently, there was some deadline I didn’t know about, that all singers needed to get there music into the club the day before. After that, my friend told me she didn’t know if I would still be able to be in the show, but I would have to talk to the person in charge, who hadn’t yet arrived. Then, one of the other contestants in the show was on the stage, and she was telling everyone that was in to come up on stage with her and sign in. Since I didn’t know for sure, I just went up there and stood with everyone. Following that, she started reading off the acts in the order that they would appear in the show, so I stood over her shoulder looking, because I knew I could find out if I was in if my name was on the list. Well, guess what? It wasn’t. So then, after a moment of shock, I stepped down from the stage. I walked back over to archery practice, then told them the news. After that, I couldn’t control myself and started crying, so I went to the girls bathroom. I was really upset, and I ended up punching the wall, with the same hand I injured that Tuesday (I was outside after school doing body guarding duty, was running really fast, and when I tried to stop I couldn’t catch myself and wiped out, wounding my right hand getting a big scratch on the concrete). Then I left the bathroom and just went outside and cried more. After a few minutes, one of my senior friends came out to talk to me. He said that it wasn’t that bad that I didn’t make it, that I didn’t need a stage to sing, to just do it whenever I felt I should. He also said that I was a lot better than some of the people that did make it. After that, I finally started to cheer up. When I told one of my freshman friends on the team, she came up and gave me a hug, which was really nice. Well, after that, a couple other members joined and we were doing a group hug. I felt a little better after that. Then I practiced a little bit, and then, something unexpected happened. The person who was telling everyone to sign in earlier called me back over by the stage, and she was with the person in charge, who started talking to me. I told her what had happened, that I turned in my application to the main office, and she said that I wasn’t the only one that had happened to. Then she asked me if I had my music, and I did, but only on a flash drive. After that she discussed it with the committee, and then, a miracle happened. They took a vote and voted me back into the show! So, yeah, I was just like, “YESSSSSSSS!!!”, then I ran back over to archery practice, which had actually just ended, to tell my teammates that hadn’t left yet. I was so happy, because I knew it was something that I had to do because I’d kept my singing talent hidden for so long. I knew, that I was finally ready to let people hear my true voice.

TO BE CONTINUED…

Hey everyone, sorry for not posting for 11 days, this past week was really interesting and awesome. And that is exactly what I’m about to tell you about. First, I’ll start with Monday, of course. When I got to school Monday, the day played out well, like any other normal day, except for when I was going to my 6th period class. That’s when things got crazy. Remember that friend I feel I’m supposed to protect? I knew she was the right one! I knew she’s that certain friend I was looking for for so long. If you haven’t guessed it yet, I actually did end up having to protect her! What’d I tell you? Seems pretty darn legit, now, doesn’t it? Anyways, I was heading to my 6th period class, which is where she was coming from, and one of my insane friends who has that class with me walked out of the room behind her and started pushing her around. So, I made the daring rescue. I told people that we could have almost gotten into a fight, but I was sure it wouldn’t turn into anything serious. Even so, I jumped in immediately as that started to happen. Even if it didn’t end up getting serious, I was prepared for anything at that point in time. That’s who I am. If you didn’t know, I’ve done research on my personality type, and many articles say that people with my type serve excellently as protectors. It is my destiny! If that one time isn’t proof of that, guess what? It happened again, Wednesday. I was able to run my insane friend off pretty quick that time, plus it was outside after school. Also, Wednesday is when I finally embraced another part of my destiny. If you can remember way, way back during the beginnings of this blog (if not, please reference), I have (or did have) a talent not a lot of people know about. Are you ready for it?

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I sing. Yep, that’s right! I’ve been singing most of my life, but no one outside my family had ever heard me sing. That is, until Wednesday. That was the day the try-outs for our school talent show began. I was excited about that, because I was planning to do the show last year, but we actually ended up not even having one. So anyways, I auditioned Wednesday. I was actually thinking about doing it that Thursday, because the auditions lasted 2 days, and I was in the middle of archery practice, but in the end I decided to take votes from my teammates, and the majority of them voted that I do it then, because they wanted to watch me. So, I did. You should have seen it. I was the last one to audition, and when I did, my whole archery team, who was still practicing, stopped everything they were doing to come and watch me! Now, before I get into what happened, let me tell you, there was a time in my life where I never would have done something like that. But I did! I went up and sang in front of all that were there! I guess I did okay, because my reception was pretty good. And, guess what? I found out Friday that I made it into the show! It wasn’t my best, though. I just did good enough so that I would make, and now I have, so, at the show, I’m gonna go all out! I auditioned, I made it, and now I’m going to do my best to win. Not for just myself, though, but for my friends and everyone I care about. I went and told all my friends, and a lot of them are planning to come to the show and support me. It’s times like these I think about how truly lucky I am. I don’t want to let them down! Wish me luck!

Hey everyone, it’s been a few days since I posted last, hasn’t it? Well, at least it hasn’t been too awfully long. Before this week, though, I’ll tell you about this past weekend. So, this past Friday, we had an archery match. It was against a team we’d gone against before, and, before anything else, I’ll just say that we did win, by 70+ points. Awesome right? Alright, so I was in the first flight, awesomely, because the first couple matches they’d put me in the second flight, but I’ve worked my way up and still going! After I was done shooting, my archery buddy had one of her relatives babies (I would suppose) and was playing with him. She and two of my other archery teammates then went out into the hallway to play with a volleyball with the baby, so I decided to go along with them. We had a lot of fun while the second flight was shooting. Here comes the most interesting part: I actually reconnected with an old friend, who I hadn’t seen since elem. school. I don’t think he remembered me at first (I did remember him, obviously), but then I started talking about myself, and after I told him my name, he said he remembered me. Then something completely unexpected happened. Out of nowhere, he whipped his phone out in front of me and said, “Put in your number.” This is how I responded: “Whaaaaaaaat?” He repeated it, so then I was just like, “Okay, whatever…” So I put in my number, and now we text a little every day. Don’t get the wrong idea though. One of my friends thinks he’s totally crushing on me because of that, but he’s really not. He said himself he’s just happy to talk to an old friend. I feel the same way.

Now, onto the next day. Saturday, that is the day I had a Grand Adventure exploring a big city with of my friends. Yep, we went to a convention in a big, fancy hotel, played an awesome video game in a dark gaming room for literally two hours, then we walked all around the huge city. Yeah, it was pretty awesome. So, now about this week.

Hmmm…. What to tell you about first? Well, I could skip to Wednesday, but I think I’ll tell you about something amazing that went down Tuesday. On that day, a miracle happened… On that day, I was finally able to voice all my true feelings for the first time. On that day, I really did do a full on confession of the heart. I talked to my friend who, if you recall, I feel I’m supposed to protect (if not reference previous posts). I just told her what she really means to me, you know, as a friend. I must have struck some kind of chord, because she started getting a little emotional. So yeah, Tuesday was definitely awesome. And Wednesday! You won’t believe what happened on Wednesday! Well, yesterday at the time of this writing. The first awesome thing I did: I was able to get excused from my 2nd period class in order to go to a 2nd period English 9 class, one for the people that failed it their freshman year, and I got to read 2 of my poems, that I wrote, in front of them. I know, you must be thinking, “Wow, that’s awesome!” And it was awesome. My reception was good, and I don’t know if it was because there were people in there that actually know me or what, but oh, well. It was still good! Now, skipping to later that day after school, what happened at archery practice is the craziest thing that happened that day. So, it’s Wednesday practice, right? Hardly anyone shows up for Wednesday practice. It wasn’t a match, it wasn’t an invitational, it was Wednesday practice, and guess what? I got a new season high! It only went up one point to 260, but still! New high score! At a Wednesday practice! How awesome is that?

Spring Break Happenings

Posted: April 1, 2014 in School & Life
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Alright everyone, now this is the post where I tell you about my out-of-state trip I took with my family over Spring Break. So, almost my whole family went on the trip, my brother couldn’t come because his mom was being a butt. We went out of state to see my cousin, the one who I’ve known for years and have a really close, sister-like relationship with, and her grandparents, my great aunt and uncle. To start off, I’m going to sum it up right here: This trip was nowhere near as good as the last time we went. I mean, I enjoyed myself, but it seems like things were too different this time. We still went to the same places, though. I think the reason things were so different is because my dad was with us. Usually when we go up there, it’s just me and my grandparents. This time, though, my dad came along. And, because of that, I had to stay in a hotel with him both nights. Don’t get me wrong, the hotel was nice, but I actually would have preferred staying at my aunt and uncle’s place again like the time before. I have to admit though, the trip there did provide some opportunities to test a new skill I’m learning. Get this: I’m learning to predict the weather by looking at the clouds and observing other forms of nature. You know, without technology. And guess what? I’d only been learning a few days, but I was able to make a couple pretty accurate predictions. Sweet, right? Anyway, to sum the trip up, I’ll give it to you in parts. When we first got there, it was Thursday, and my cousin was still in school, because her Spring Break is sometime this month. At first, her stepdad (who isn’t very nice, but I might get into that later) wasn’t going to let her come, but then he decided to just let her. So, I rode to her house with my uncle and dad, and I went in to fetch her (well, rescue her is more like it). We didn’t get to start doing things that day, so we just hung out. After it got later in the day, my dad and I decided to go to the hotel for the night. When we woke the next day, we went down to the lobby and had some breakfast. It was pretty good, but it could’ve been better. When we left the hotel, my dad had to go to the bank to withdraw some money for certain necessities. After that, we went to the local Wal-Mart, and I actually ended up getting to buy something I really wanted, so I was pretty happy. Then we went to my aunt and uncle’s place to wait for my cousin to get off from school. When she finally did get off, we were finally able to start going places. Like the mall. The mall over there is awesome, every time we’re over there that’s one of the places we always go. Anyways, we looked in my favorite store first, and then a couple other places, and I ended up getting some pretty awesome stuff. When we finished up, we did something else we always do after finishing up, we got ice cream! It was awesome. Skipping ahead, when the day was done, my dad and me decided to go back to the hotel for another night, but this time my cousin stayed with us. We ended up staying up until about 2 AM almost. It was pretty fun, but it could have been more fun. And now, to sum the rest of it up, the next day, after hanging out a little while longer, we went back home. When we finally got back, I was so happy, and you know why that is. I told my grandma something after that. I told her, the next time we go on a trip, I just want it to be a family trip. You know, not a trip to see other family, but just a vacation. It was crazy.