Sunday, August 28, 2016

Small Group

So, one week into the new semester at school and I am buried in a long list of things to do, but what does Danika invite me to? A small group at her Church. I would like to go, just to see what it is they do. I figure it could probably be interesting. It could turn into a new research paper, possibly… Except, I can’t seem to find the time even to brush my hair, let alone go somewhere. This woman never stops. How does she find the time? Maybe, some mysteries just can not be solved, and maybe the way time is able to bend around Danika is one such mystery.

I asked Danika for some more details about this small group and she explained to me that it's a Bible Study. Nevertheless, since I haven’t really read very much about the Bible, I kind of feel weird about the idea of going to hang out with a group of people I don’t know and to talk about something I am not that familiar with... At least for this week anyways, meaning I’m not planning on going. I shall probably politely decline the invite.

This whole “small group” business does have me curious though. See, Danika is always in a great mood, but after these meetings (when I have seen her) she is in an exceptionally good mood. I don’t know, maybe next week I will do some investigating, if college is unable to get me first. You know, even though I have been busy this year, I am still trying to make it a goal to step out and try new things. I learned so much, so far, from stepping out of my comfort zone; I think I could always benefit from having an exceptionally good mood every few days like Danika. How about you? Do you have a friend who always seems to lift you and your spirit up? I am so thankful for such a good friend. Have a great week, see you next week!


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Home Sweet Home

Well I got a nice surprise in the mail from my Mom and Dad. I was able to go home and visit them for a whole week before school starts.I have missed them so much while being away at school. It felt good to sleep in my own bed again and Mom’s home cooked meals are the best! I was able to sleep in and remember all the good times I had while living in this house.

It’s kind of awkward when you go back home after being away so long (or maybe dad is just being Dad and trying to make it awkward). Dad asked me to take out the trash my first evening home, I almost laughed. As he put it, “You will never be too old to do house chores.” Thanks, Dad! I think he might have been saving that trash just so I could take it out. Classic Dad.

My parents took me out to my favorite restaurant while I was home. Have I mentioned I love Indian food? The best! Oops, scratch that...second best (love you, Mom)!

I was finally able to show my parents my blog and tell them about my book. I am not sure who looked more proud: Mom or Dad?

Surprises are good but going home was exactly what I needed to start the school year off on a good note. I remember teachers asking, “What did you do over summer break?” This will be an easy A for me. How about you? How was your summer? This summer for me has been one of the very best. It’s going to be a busy week and I will do my very best to keep up with everything that I had planned for this summer and this semester. Wish me luck!


Sunday, August 14, 2016

A New Beginning

I am finally getting everything together and put in place for this semester. I am excited to be going back to school. I have a feeling this is just another chapter in my life that must unfold before me as I take the next steps forward into my future.

I have set a list of goals for me to accomplish (to be where I want to be at the end of my life). Have you? I do better at accomplishing what is set before me, if I have a list to check off. I don’t know, I guess that’s just how I work. Everyone does things differently. Where I need a list to work best, people like Danika do not need anything. In fact, those kinds of people seem to do their greatest work when they have no plans.

Back to my plans: I am taking ‘Creative Writing’ this semester, and I have this great anticipation of what I will be writing about this year, especially since I am on my way to becoming a great author.

Dreaming, believing, hoping and working towards this list of accomplishable goals turns to fruition.

A previous thought of an idea that came to my mind has now become tangible.

Evidence of approval or disapproval to come…


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Authors and Ice Cream

So I decided to go to the bookstore at the school and pick up a few things I need this week and who do I run into but the girl I met from the 4th of July BBQ.

She sees me at the same time and we both smile: a familiar face. I enjoyed talking to her. As I recall, we had a lot in common. I head over to her as she is shopping as well. I remember both of us liked to write and loved to watch people.

 Kelli asked me how my book writing was coming along. She grabbed a few things and we both headed over to the register to check out. She had a great idea for us to go out and get some ice cream, since both of our schedules were clear for the day, anyways. We had a few hours to just hang out.

Kelli and I both love ice cream and it was so hot outside. What a great idea. So as we settle in with our cold, sweet treats we begin to catch up on what has happened in the past month.

She looked intrigued as I told her how Danika had helped me so much, especially with all the interviews and ideas she had given to me. I told her it was amazing and terrifying simultaneously. The both of us being introverts and all, I didn’t need to explain any further.

 She asked me if I would help her with some of her writing and of course I said yes (I wouldn’t have agreed to do that a year ago. Thanks, Danika!). We talked about our goals for this semester. She wants to start a blog and possibly write a book, as well. “How exciting”, just like me!

 She knows she wants to be an author too and said since she met me at the party she has begun to write again but this time not for school.

We had just a great time as we ate our ice cream and people watched. I told her about my blog and how my book would be launching soon. We exchanged cell numbers. I told Kelli any help she needed with her blog or editing I would be more than happy to help her out with.

We said our goodbyes and went off in opposite directions as my mind wandered off to the future, seeing Kelli and I as famous authors meeting for a fancy lunch, you know the ones you see in a movie. Hey, maybe my future books could become a movie or two?

A girl can dream…