Dear World,

Do you know what is beautiful?  Girl and women who find themselves beautiful for who they truly are!  Campaign for Real Beauty is such an amazing organization and I have skimmed through the sight before.  But lately, I have been getting more involved and can truly say that it is a wonderous thing.  It is so saddening to hear that about 94% of girls in the world are not happy with themselves whether it is physically or something else.

I want to make it known that everyone is beautiful in her own way, and that all girls (old and young) need to stand together and make it be known that we love ourselves.

Aside from that note, I truly want to learn to play acoustic guitar.  I am asing for one for Christmas and will self teach- I am keeping my fingers crossed!  It would be so amazing to get in touch with my musical side again!

Halloween is tomorrow, and I am going as a french painter!  Yes, I still trick-or-treat!  I will always be young at heart.

Sincerely,

Shea

p.s. I have started reading ‘Looking for Alaska’ and it is brilliant!

oui oui monsieur

Dear World,

ONE WEEK UNTIL THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION!  It can’t believe it is all going to become reality (Obamers will know what I mean).  Does it make me a bad person that everytime I drive by this house on my way to school that has a giant NO OBAMA sign on their lawn I honk and yell obscene things (in my head of course)?  I think not…

The fact that this country has the chance to change in a positive way is amazing and awesome.

You know what I really really love?  Fruit salad.  And boys with accents, just throwing that out there too.

But seriously this year is making it all too clear for me.  Now that I know I am about to head off and see the world I start to think about the 7 billion people out there and statistically half of them (3.5 billion) are guys and about and about 50,000,000 males around my age, it is full of possibilities so I cannot bring myself to be one of those peole that finds their ‘high school sweet heart’ in, well, high school.  That is great if it works for you, but it is definitely not for me.

I’m off to study for my math test tomorrow.  Au Revoir.

Sincerely,

Shea

Dear World,

I suppose I am should be tired, immensely tired.  Well, yes, I am mentally tired, but phsyically, no, power naps work wonders!

See, last night was our pumpkin overnight for youth group and basically from 6 at night on Saturday until 8 in the morning Sunday we stay up all not, absolutely no sleep, and we watch movies, eat food, carve pumpkins, and play games.  It was an absolute blast (my third year doing it) and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  Of course, we all get a bit sick of eachother, but it is well worth it (especially to watch people trying to stay awake in mass the next morning!).  I got to read this poem in church today about how pumpkins, like us, are carved into unique and beautiful things, it was quite convincing actually.

My friend and I also saw High School musical on Saturday!  It was amazing!  Be quiet, I know you secretly like it too!  It was the best one I think, and I am going to miss them!  At the end of the movie they do a sort of tribute to high school musical, seeings as this is the end of it (though that means a beginning for something else, right?).

On Friday night a couple of friends and I went on a huanted hay ride and it was great!  They are so fun, and  I needed that laughter that I experienced that whole night!

Today I slept from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, so my internal clock is going to be out of whack for a few days I am assuming.

Sincerely,

Shea

p.s.  You know what I miss reading?  The Shel Silverstein poems…

Dear World,

Do you want to know what I love?

I love blueverry muffins, and the freedom of being a junior in high school.  I love wearing cozy trench coats, and analyzing poems in English class.  I love secretly hating physics class but doing really well in it.  I love the book “The Things They Carried” and the emotions it brings out in me.  I love being a myster to others, and my endless collection of tin lunch boxes.  I love seeing the colorful leaves melt with the cool air.  I love my friends that don’t hesitate to be as a giddy as I am about a certain third disney movie coming out.  I love speaking french and wearing berets.  I love this and that and that and this.  I simply love.

Before you think I have gone absolutely insane, listen to this…

“Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!”- Alice in Wonderland

Yes, it inspired me too!

Sincerely,

Shea

p.s. grow me these?

Dear World,

So lately I have come in contact with numerous books that I am going to read, and am very thrilled.  I recently finished Picture Perfect by Jodie Picoult (one of my favorite authors) and it was definitely different than most of her novels.  I love it nevertheless and am now reading An Abundance of Katherines.  Thus far it is witty and creative!  I decided to hop on the bandwagon and read the John Green books because I love Brotherhood 2.0 and it just would not be the same unless I read Katherines, Looking for Alaska (which is next on my booklist) and then Paper Towns which i will get sometime soon.  I am slo going to try Twilight (just to see if I like it) so that I will have read it before the movie comes out.  So I definitely have a shelf full to read and couldnt be more excited!  Books bring me happiness.

So this weekend I am going on a haunted hayride with some friends and then we are going to see High School Musical 3.  I know, I know, a bit surprised to know I like it right?  Well, everyone secretly loves it, dont hide it!  THEN- on Saturday my youth group is having a pumpkin overnight at our church which is SO MUCH FUN!  I cannot wait.  This weekend is going to own all others.

You know what I love love?  FOREVER 21!  I know, I know, I have mentioned this MANY times, but my love for it just grows and grows!

Sincerely,

Shea

P.S. Physics isnt fun, but Chemistry is.

P.P.S  I am moving to England and finding a boy with an accent who inspires me in every way.  Until then, my heart belongs to moi.

One Sweet Love

October 19, 2008

Dear World,

I seem to be neglecting this, but not on purpose, I assure you.  As I have said before, junior year is the busiest, craziest year ever, but I am coping.

Soccer is over, and I am going to miss it.  Yet, the break will be nice until indoor, and I may even find a job!

I desperatly need/want money because forever 21 has finally become a store at my mall!  I got THE cutest things yesterday and am thoroughly addicted…already!

I am also addictedto scarves this year, the nice thin cloth ones, they are well brilliant.  I just sounded british, and that makes me happy.

So I like where things are headed, just in life in general, it’s rather dishey. 

I’m off to write an essay for national honor society, then youth group later!

Sincerely,

Shea

Dear World,

Well, I am recovering from being sick, and not “oh I have a cold/sore throat sick”.  I mean, queasy stomach, sore back, head ache sick!  The thing is, I am NEVER sick, but when I am it’s like my body acts against me.  Here is what happened:  Two nights ago I had this salad and it was delicious.  It was one if those premade ones that you can buy at the grocery store.  Then after my stomach hurt so I assumed I had just eaten too fast.  Then at 3:00 am I woke up and had to throw up a bit because the salad just wouldn’t settle, and I barely go back to sleep.  Then in the morning I could not eat breakfast, so I just had a little soda and went to school (because I never miss school and wasn’t about to now).  I just about died in physics and then was going to call my mom to have her dismiss me so i could drive home and take a hot bath and come back in time for my soccer game.  But my math teacher told me that due to some new rules you have to be here all day to play in a game, so I suffered the whole day and then sped home and took a bath, nap and came back for my soccer game.  I did great in the game and felt so much better (it is good to sweat when you are sick).  I woke up this morning and am so much better!  It was only a 24 hour bg probably, but see, I am impatient and so it felt like an eternity.

My lacrosse coach saw me at lunch yesterday looking miserable amd brought me to his room and gave me cheerios!  He is amazing, I don’t know what I would do without him!

Other than that life has been great.  We had senior night last night and me and 3 other girls from the soccr team sang the nation anthem!  It went great!

School is good, I am defnitely adjusted to the massive amount of homework we have been given.

I’m off to eat my first real meal in over a day and a half.

Sincerely,

Shea

One Sweet Love

October 5, 2008

Dear World,

I find joy writing blogs on Sundays.  I probably should have gone to church, but I have been so beat these past few weeks with school, soccer and girl scouts.

I had my girl scout bottle drive yesterday and it went pretty well.  I also had a soccer game, but that didn’t go as well.  Yet I must say that it is the best that we have played in the second half in a long time.

So I just learned how to burn CD’s!  I know, I know, it is not such a hard task, but I always thought it was going to be this monsterous process and so I simply ignored it.  Then last night I thought “Shea, you need some more CD’s for your car.”  So, I made one.  It contains some Sara Bareilles, Matt White, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, etc.  You know, the good stuff.

Anyways, I’m off to do a bit of homework and then youth group later tonight!

Sincerely,

Shea

p.s. Inspire me like this, please?

Dear World,

It’s Friday night again, thank gosh.  I love the weekends, though they are short and sparse.  Tonight I am just reading and watching some Grey’s Anatomy <3!

Don’t really have much to say except that I truly love my AP US History class.  We were talking about the presidential debate and how it went.  OBAMA ’08.  I actually just found out 2 seconds ago that I might be able to go to the next debate in New York!  That would be my absolute dream, for real.

Don’t have much else to say.  I am going to eat some pineapple and read some Jodie Picoult <3.

Sincerely,

Shea

Dear World,

Though Homecoming week was an absolute blast, I am relieved that it is over.  Now I can actually get home at a decent hour and sleep.  PHEW!

So school has been going well.  It is so true what they say about junior year, it is definitely the hardest thus far, but it is preparing me for college and life after.  I love all my classes and am excited to start visiting colleges soon!

Soccer has been going well too.  We haven’t been winning much, but I love my team dearly, we have become so close, so much better than last year!

I’m not going to get into details about this next topic but I just want to say this:  I swear solemnly and with all my heart to be no one but me, Shea.  I will never try to look, act or be like anyone else, for I am undoubtedly original, and simply me.  I pinky promise.

Acoustic music is amazing, isn’t it?  Just thought I’d add that in there.

I watched part of the Presidential debate the other night, and all I can say is, OBAMA ’08!

 

 

Sincerely,

Shea