Senior Updates II

Monday, November 13, 2017

sunsets are forever my favorite thing. ♥

WHEW. How have we already made it to November?? Mind = Blown. This semester has flown by. Like, in my head, it's still September. But now we're almost at Thanksgiving? I don't understand.

Overall, the semester has gone well. It's been beyond crazy. I honestly can't remember a time where I've had SO MUCH going on. It's been a lot to balance, and the overwhelm has been so real, but it's been good. Super thankful for everything, even when it's chaotic.



If you follow me on Twitter (shameless self promo), then you know that I'm attempting NaNo again this year! I'm still honestly not sure if this was a wonderful decision or a terrible one. I really loved it last year, but this year hasn't gone quite as smoothly. I don't know if it's the story, me, or both, but it just hasn't gone as well. Here's to lots of sprints to knock the rest of the 50K out!

Theatre wise, things have been CRAZY. Last month, I crewed/prop mastered a murder mystery play, which was so much fun. We got to play around with lots of fake blood, and I was THRIVING. xD Now I'm in the midst of Christmas prep, which has been a lot of work, but super fun. I'm actually getting to choreograph a piece for our show, I'm in another piece that involves dancing with massive wings and being flipped upside down, and I also have my first-ever solo dance. We're also in the midst of competition prep, and I've been asked to choreograph that piece as well. I'm so beyond excited for these pieces, but it's definitely nerve-wracking!

I'm doing Thankfulness Thursday posts on the blog again this year! I always love this series, and it makes me so happy when you guys join in. If you decide to take part, be sure to send me the link to your post, and I'll share it!

We had the chance to escape to the beach for a few days, which was wonderful. The whole trip was filled with so many Jesus blessings, and it was the best weekend I've had it quite a long time.

I've FINALLY gotten back into journaling, which has been awesome. It's so good for me, I really need to make it more of a priority.

I also got a job last month! I'm working at this adorable local bookstore, and I'm really enjoying it. I've always wanted to work at a bookstore, so I'm so excited to finally be getting to do it!

School has thankfully been fairly low-key, for which I am SO thankful. Super weird that there are only a couple of weeks left. I'm currently trying to figure out my classes for next semester- my last semester of high school. Not going to think about that right now....



-COMPLETE NANO. I am so determined, y'all. I have to finish this.

-Catch up on snail mail. If you've written me snail mail and I haven't responded yet, I'M SORRY I LOVE YOU I PROMISE. I'm going to write you back, I promise!!

-Start Christmas shopping. The fact that it's actually time to think about Christmas presents is crazy, but I really don't want to wait until the last minute this year.

-READ. I am so behind on my reading challenge. There's pretty much no way I'm going to complete it, haha, which KILLS ME. Ugh. But I'm going to get AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE I AM DETERMINED.


R E A D - O C T O B E R

speaking of reading...

The Beautiful Lost by Luanne Rice- I actually won this book in a giveaway! I had mixed feelings on it. Overall, it was a good book, very bittersweet, but a bit odd. Not great, not terrible. 

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie- It was about time for me to read this! Such a classic.

All My Sons by Arthur Miller- I had to read this for school, but actually enjoyed it. It's an extremely well-written play, with a super interesting premise. 



Dark Horse- Sleeping at Last
Earth- Sleeping at Last
Overcome- Elevation Worship
Countdowns- Sleeping at Last
Everything to Win- Anastasia Broadway Soundtrack
Mess of Me- Switchfoot
Who I'd Be- Shrek Broadway Soundtrack
I'll Keep On- NF
If You Want Love- NF


So, how's life going for you? What's the best thing that's happened to you lately? I HOPE YOUR DAY IS GOING WONDERFULLY!! ♥


  1. I love your current song loves: Needtobreath are moi boys and NF is my current favorite rapper. And I too need to catch up on letters, journal more and I loved Peter Pan when I was younger - I need to find me a good classic to sink into as well.
    Lovely post!

    1. That's so funny that we have the same taste in music! We sound very, very similar. If you're in the mood for a classic, you should read Jane Eyre or Pride and Prejudice!

      Thanks for reading, Kara!

  2. I was watching the sunset last night and was like "I bet Grace Anne would like this."
    Good luck with NaNo! I'm currently hanging on by a limb, but its still good. ;D
    Oh my goodness!! Working at a bookstore?? THAT IS AWESOME!!! Congratulations!!! =D
    I hope the rest of your month is amazing!!

    1. :''') Oh my goodness that actually made my day wow. HUGGING YOU SO HARD IN MY BRAIN. <3

      I hope that NaNo went well for you! And thank you! I hope your month was wonderful. :)

  3. Dude at least you're blogging because I haven't been doing even that much XD

    I'm like 25 or so books behind my reading challenge and it's kinda depressing, honestly. (Although looking at it on Goodreads we're both at 70% sooooo XD) At least you've chosen to face reality XD

    Congrats on your new job! Working at a bookstore sounds like so much fun!

    1. Trying so hard, dude, trying so hard. xD


      And thank you! It's been a lot of fun so far!

  4. Everything you are doing in theater and with dance sounds like so much fun! I could never stand up and act in a crowd of people. I admire that you do that! I have been getting back into journaling too! It's been a nice thing to do at night. Your new jobs sound fun!! Ah and Christmas shopping! Where has this month gone?

    1. *year not month the year has gone by so ridiculously fast.

    2. It's been crazy, but SO much fun. So thankful for it. <3 Isn't journaling just the best? I love it!! And gosh, I don't know where this month has gone. How is it already Christmastime???

  5. Sounds like you've been really busy! The dancing with wings choreography sounds so magical. I can't dance at all but that sounds like a production I would join in on for sure!! :) Good luck with the rest of NaNo! I can't believe November is already halfway over. I'm going to need to make up for lost time with my novel as well. I have been falling behind!!

    1. It was the most wonderful experience. :') I miss the wings already! Thank you so much for all of your kind words, Erin! I hope that your novel is going well!!

  6. I love these posts! It’s so cool that you are choreograpghying something! Like that’s so cool!

  7. Such a fun post! Yay for Anastasia and for working at a bookstore! Also, reading about your choreo reminded me that I'm supposed to teach the next song in our Christmas musical on Sunday and I've barely begun choreographing it yet... XD


    1. Ooh, what musical are you doing?? That sounds like so much fun!!

  8. Today I'm in a state of confusion about which blog posts I have and haven't replied to?? But Best of luck with NaNo! I know you can do this! :) Also, I just finished reading Peter Pan, too - for school! An old favourite ... but a little less appropriate than I remember as a kid?!?!

    1. Oh my goodness, I understand completely. I keep looking over things trying to remember what I've read and what I haven't yet. Isn't it funny re-reading books once you get older? You see so many new things, haha!


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