I’m Free Fallen

September 28, 2008

Dear World,

Ok, now I have a chance to breathe.  This past week, as I have previously stated, has been one of my busiest.  Now everything has slowly come to an end and I can get back to my normal schedule for a while.

Last night was the homecoming dance, and it was a lot of fun.  I love dances, they are great.  I got ready with Jessika, Sam and Natalie.  Jessike did my hair, and she did such a great job!  She could be paid so much for that.

We had to get there early to make signs and such.  My dress was yellow, vintagy and everyone said that I reminded them of Belle on beauty and the beast, haha.

Our homecoming football game was on Friday, and it poured, but we won.  They are undefeated so far, knock on wood.  Before that we went to a team soccer spaghetti supper, and on the way back a couple of us got lost and ended up in New Hampshire for a bit.  Oh the things we do!

I’m off to watch Shakespeare in love, I just got it at Bullmoose the other day.  Youth Group later!

Sincerely,

Shea

P.S. Guess who said hi to me at the dance?!

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You leave me speechless

September 27, 2008

Dear World,

AH!  I am so sorry I haven’t written in FOREVER.  It’s just that it is homecoming week and I am the vice president so between the powerfuff football game, the pep rally, the bon fire, soccer games, the hallway decorating, the homecoming game and the dance tomorrow, I have NO time to blog!

Sincerely,

Shea

All you have to do is cry

September 19, 2008

Dear World,

All of my titles are song lyrics, just for a heads up in the future.  I am not enforcing crying (although it IS very healthy).

So it is quite obvious that my week has been super busy, for if it wasn’t I would have actually written often.  It was a good third week of school,  I am really getting into the swing of things and think that junior year is going to definitely be what I make of it.

I have been looking at possible colleges (that’s me, always getting an early start) and have narrowed my top three choices to as follows:

Brown University (in Rhode Island)

Sarah Lawrence College (in New York)

Dartmouth College (in New Hampshire)

I love that they are all in New England, so it is close to home, but far away to actually have that experience of college, and that they are Ivy Leagues (except for Sarah Lawrence, but still a prime school).  I am not saying it matters where you attend, but I always shoot for the stars and plan on going somewhere big (in the educational sense).

I have checked out all of those colleges online and the campuses are beautiful, especially in the fall.  They all give me a chance to be outdoors as much as possible and to feel safe at the same time.  I am going to visit them soon (probably in the Spring and Summer) so I will let you know how all of that goes.  It is so exciting to think about going somwhere brand new where I can meet some many new amazing people!  What is great is that I am in the grade where my GPA is really important, but I don’t have the stress of applying to colleges yet!

On a much different note, this past week I have had a stuffy/itchy nose and throat which makes me think I may have allergies.  I hate this for I am NEVER sick, and I mean NEVER!  Oh well, I will survive.

We have a soccer game tomorrow and Homecoming week next week!  I am so excited!  I am class Vice President so I am thoroughly involved in all of the activities.  On Tuesday the senoir and junior girls have a powder puff football game and we get to play flag football and people come (and pay) to watch us play!  It is so much fun and gives us a sense of class bonding wich is ALWAYS important!  On Thursday we have a soccer game, and then the pep ralley and bon fire.  On Friday we have the football homecoming game (of course), and on Saturday…drum roll please…the DANCE!  I cannot wait

Well I supposed I have ‘rambled’ enough.  I’m off to do some homework and relax, oh, TGIF.

Sincerely,

Shea

Dear World,

Today was as any Monday is- slow and hard to get back into the swing of things.  But I like my classes on white days (actually both days this year) and my AP U.S. History class makes life so much better!  My peers are amazing as is my teacher.

So I had soccer today, as usual, and tomorrow we have a game.  We have lost our first three (although two were very close) and I do NOT want to lose another.  The thing is, we has SO much potential, and I am not just saying that.  We just have to learn to play simple soccer, you know: take ball, dribble ball, pass ball, shoot ball, SCORE!  It really can be simplified and we complicate things way too much.

So we always have a handful of foreign exchange students come over for the year.  They come from Korea, China, Germany, Brazil, etc.  Last year I was very good friends with Thilo.  He came over from Germany, and he was in my grade.  I miss him, but he told me he named one of his chickens Shea after me, back home in Germany, hahaha!  Anyways, this year there is another exchange student from Germany.  He is very cute, and I am not trying to sound creepy.  There is just something about people from other countries that fascinate me.  I love culture, and need to travel, pronto!

I think I may already have junioritis (you know where you already want Summer to come?)  which is odd because I love school and learning, it’s just that it’s my third year and everything is kind of the same.  I mean, I LOVE being an  upperclassman and such, but thus far it is kind of going by slow/fast, if that makes any sense?!

Well, I’m off to read Nineteen Minutes by Jodie Picoult, she’s an amazing author, you should check her out!

Sincerely,

Shea

Sunday morning rain is falling

September 14, 2008

Dear World,

Not only are those lyrics from a famous Maroon 5 song, but it is an actual occurance right now.  ‘Tis beautiful.  I suppose if I had to pick anyday for it to rain it would be a Sunday.  Sundays are so relaxing and go at such a difference pace than every other day of the week.

School has been going well.  I really love being a junior, though, like ‘they’ say, it is the hardest year, and I can already tell just from the first two weeks of it.  Teachers expect you to take care of things more on your own and you have to take responsibility for everything.  This is a huge jump from sophomore year because though we were getting ready to take that ‘step up’ to being juniors, we were still babied nonetheless.

In junior high you are always told that in high school teachers are not going to let you off easy because they are preparing you for college, but I must admit that both freshman and sophomore year were just a bit harder than eight grade year…yeah.

I still don’t feel like a junior though.  I know that may sound weird, but I really don’t feel like an upperclassman, and it REALLY doesn’t feel like I’ll be visiting colleges and taking the SATs this year!  I can’t believe that in one year I will be graduating (well give or take a year and a half) and that soon I’ll be off going to college and traveling the world.  It is all so spectacular and scary at the same time.

It’s odd to think that people look up to me (well, maybe down, thanks to my 5’3″ self) and that I may possibly be ‘intimadating’ though I would never make anyone younger than be feel inferior.  People have made comments that my class (2010!)  is really respectful to the youngin’s and that can be both good and bad.  Some look at us as pushovers, but whatever, they can think what they want, for respect is respect.

Well, I’m off to watch a movie and enjoy this lazy day, school and soccer tomorrow.

Sincerely,

Shea

Fresh Start

September 14, 2008

Since the seventh grade I have kept a blog.  They started out as a cutesy way to be an immature sevie- a phase we all go through, and slowly progressed into things that happened day to day.  Then last year, my sophomore year of high school, I decided to make a “real” one.  A serious journal where only I could see the thoughts that spilled upon the keys.  It was great, I was able to talk about how I felt and realize things about my everyday life that I had not noticed before.

Yet, now I am a junior in high school and all has changed.  I know this may sound a bit all too cliche, but I feel as though I am really starting to “grow up”.  I have always been a respectful, mature young adult, but now I can feel that people take me seriously.  Heck, I am starting to visit colleges- this is becoming official!

Thus, I felt it was appropriate to make a whole new blog.  This one will document my last two years of high school, and possibly beyond that.  I deleted my old account, and this is a fresh new start.  I learned a lot about myself last year, and have a feeling I will this year too.

That’s my little intro, though I doubt unless someone stumbles across this, anyone will be reading this, which is kind of nice actually.

I’m off to bed, tomorrow is Sunday which means homework.