Still waiting on my reviews from PG13, A.M., and T.C.—I'm hoping they'll be great reviews that I can post everywhere! :) After that, I'm going to send requests to some fellow authors and see if they'll review it for me, so I can put those on the back of Book Two when it's published. I'm intending to put part of a review from either PG13, A.M., or T.C. on the back, just to have a peer's review there along with some older, more experienced people.
I'm super excited for Book Two! I hope I can get it published before I head off to Virginia, but we'll see. God's timing is perfect, after all, so whenever it's published is when it was supposed to be published :)
So yes -- I'm celebrating my last finals ever with G.C. and N.B.; we're going to see The Desolation of Smaug on Friday. It shall be epic.
Well. Today is my 18th birthday. Very odd. I remember thinking a few years ago, "Wow, I'm going to be EIGHTEEN in _____ years!" Now that I'm here, the thought isn't any less mind-boggling. Since when did I get this old? I don't feel old. But realizing I'll be 20 in two years is really quite disturbing. In no way do I feel ready to be an adult and do adult-like things. But it's exciting too, because I'm totally ready to be an adult! At least, I'm excited to move on. Being a kid was nice, but I am excited to see what's next. I'm definitely anticipating college with much enthusiasm. My 10 years at my school and with my wonderful friends have been the best years of my life, but ... the time to move on is quickly approaching, and I look forward to it eagerly. I probably won't feel this way when I'm on the road to Virginia next August, but for now, the school year can't be over fast enough :) I don't know. It's just a weird time. But fun, definitely fun -- now that I've been friends with these people for 10 years, I know them so well, and I know most of us will be friends long past high school, so that's encouraging.
Ah, well. We'll see what happens. Come what may :)
Hope you're all having a great week!
Have a great week!
Where has the time gone? The first quarter of my senior year is two weeks away from being finished. I'm not sure how this is possible, and I've been wondering whether or not I somehow time-traveled in my sleep. It literally seems like we just started senior year, and now I'm already a fourth of the way finished with it. So hard to believe.
I'm super excited for college, but it's also hit me lately that this is my last year at home, with my friends of 11 years, with my parents, with everything I've ever known. Next year, there will be new people, a new home, a new state, a new school -- nothing will be the same except my memories. It's a difficult thought, I admit, and I'm a bit sad that the first quarter has gone so quickly. Right now it seems like it can't go fast enough, but I know that when I'm headed to Virginia, I'll want nothing more than to be back at BCS with my friends. A Trace Adkins song comes to mind:
"You're Gonna Miss This"
She was staring out that window of that SUV
Complaining, saying I can't wait to turn 18
She said I'll make my own money, and I'll make my own rules
Mamma put the car in park out there in front of the school
Then she kissed her head and said I was just like you
You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this ...
That's not all of the song, but that's the part that really hits me right now. I will miss everyone next year, even as I make new friends. I'll miss my school and my teachers and everything they taught me. It's a hard thought to wrestle with, and I hope you'll pray that I can come to terms with all of the changes that will be happening after senior year -- and even the ones that are taking place right now. Growing up is scary and exciting and strange, but I know there is one thing I can always rely on: God and His faithful love and constant presence. Even though everything else will change next year, He will always be the same, and that's very comforting. People come and go, places change, we get older, but God is always God, and He is always loving and ready to defend me from whatever bad things come my way and wanting to teach me to rely on Him. So I'm not worried. Scared and excited, yes, but not worried, because my God is definitely big enough to help me adjust to all the changes next year will bring :)
On another note, senior year is in full swing, and we already have a ton of homework. Fuuun stuff. I'm so looking forward to college. At this point, senior year is literally just for getting my last credits for graduation; other than that, it's completely pointless. Which is slightly aggravating. But I get to go to Italy with my class for the senior trip, so that's exciting. Shamefully, I've never been out of the country before :(
Anyway, Book Two is nearly completed, and I have several YF book events coming up, so I shall return with details on those later! Hope you're all having a great weekend! :)
Hope you all had a great day too! :)