Adventure {Is Out There}

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sunshine. Blue skies. Fluffy white clouds that don't even look real. 60 degrees. Spring fever has set in deep. I can't stop dreaming about warm summer nights, grass between my toes, and staying out under the stars with friends. Summer is one thing that I hold on to like a last piece of hope.

Apart from thinking about summer, I finally decided that my word for 2014 was adventure. Even if I don't have any "adventures", I want to have an adventurous spirit--basically, I want to try to be fearless (which was my word for 2013). So here's to being adventurous in 2014.

Don't ever stop trying different things,

via | the tao of dana



Destroy fear. Face it. Go.

“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”

As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen

Adventure.- but really.

Have a great weekend :)


Just One of Those Days

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I haven't walked in a snowy park since .. Maybe high school .. I think it's on my bucket list.. Every one should visit the past at least one time..

Irish breakfast tea. Snow. A warm blanket. It's just one of those cozy, lazy snow days. I have iTunes radio set to play 40's music, and I plan to do some serious writing later on.

Despite all the snow--or maybe because of the snow--I'm anxious for spring to come. Spring, with it's warm weather and bright sunshine. But most of all, I'm excited for my voice recital. I think that I'll probably be singing a song from the 20's (I really like old music, in case you haven't noticed...)--it's pretty exciting.

As for writing, I let it go for a while, but now I'm back into the swing of things. My second draft of Beginning of the End is still a bit rough, but it is definitely better than the first draft. I still hold the opinion that editing is terrible, though.

Apart from working on Beginning of the End and editing my Civil War novel off and on, I'd like to start a World War 2 novel. I've always wanted to write a novel in that era, but kept putting it off. So that is one of my goals for this year--to start researching the war and at least outline a WW2 novel.

Now the snow is starting to come down fast in big flakes, and it's time to say goodbye. I have a research paper to write before I can do the fun type of writing. And I need to have some coffee before I even attempt to do a research paper.

So until next time,


Thursday, February 13, 2014

So, I didn't go to Haiti.

There was a last minute emergency (last minute as in we were walking through airport security), and I ended up riding in an ambulance for the first time and spent 5 hours in a NYC emergency room with my aunt.

It was disappointing and a little scary. But I can honestly say that I wouldn't trade that experience for anything. It made me so much stronger and I learned so much from it. I also can say that 2014 started off with a huge adventure. And that's what I wanted (although normally when I think of adventure, I think of going to Ireland and meeting an Irish guy and marrying him *ahem* Anyway...). I'll tell you the whole (and actually funny) story later.

As I was trying to decide how to blog about my adventure, I got to thinking about blogging. I rarely write anymore, even though my desire to write is as intense as ever. And while I am busy with school, I know that I could still make time to write. That was when I realized the real reason why I don't blog as much: I feel like I have nothing to write about--I have writer's block, and have since.... A long time.  Every time that I go to write a new post, my fingers dance idly on the keyboard and I think, Um... What now? My life is way too boring. No one cares what I have to say.

But I'm not writing for other people. I started this blog because I love to write. Writing helps me straighten out my thoughts--it's how I express myself, how I relax, how I vent. And I need to remember that.

So one of my goals for this year is to post at least once a week. Hopefully I'll post more than that, but I definitely want to post every week (that way you won't think I've gone and died, either).

I guess the point of this post was to say that I want to be authentic--I want my writing to be real. I want to be real. And if people want to join in my journey and read what I have to say, that's fine. If not, that's fine too. But the point of my writing is not for other people. I write to write.

That's all I really have to say. I wish I had some deep phrase to leave you with, but I don't. So have a great week.