Dear World,

So my Thanksgiving was great.  My parents and I  went to my grandparents’ house (2 hours away) and ate dinner with my cousins, my cousin’s fiance, my other cousin’s girlfriend, my aunt, and my cousin’s fiances daughter.  Oh my dog Tucker came too!  It was our first Thanksgiving without my brother who is in Arizona at a music conservatory college.  He only got Thanksgiving off so he wouldn’t have had enough time to come home.  He spent his day with friends though, and they had their own version of a turkey dinner, so I’m happy he got somewhat of a traditional holiday.  He’ll be home for Christmas, and I NEVER thought I’d say this, but I miss him a lot.  I haven’t seen him since September, and he is my big brother.  Sometimes it’s nice being like an only child in the house, but being away from him for almost three months is harder than I though.

I have also seen an unhealthy amount of movies in the past few days.  I have been to the movie theatre three times in the past three days and saw: 2012, New Moon and Old Dogs.  All were surprisingly good.

 

Um, ok, did anyone else watch the parade?  Duh who doesn’t.  Ok, well I didn’t know Mitchell Musso sings, or that he got incredible handsome.  Or that John Stamos does Broadway now?!

 

Sincerely,

Shea

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Dear World,

Today I met up with my friend and we went to the mall and out to lunch.  I got the new Dave Matthews Band and Eric Hutchinson CD’s.  Needly to say, I’m having a total jam session!

 

Sincerely,

Shea

Dear World,

I like when girls can just be friends with guys.  I mean, with US it’s enigmatic, but it’s still good.

 

Sincerely,

Shea

Dear World,

I’m starting to feel my independence coming back again.  I suppose I had never lost it, but I’m really starting to itch for college, when I can truly be on my own.  I know it’s like ten months away, but small thoughts and events keep getting college triggered in my mind, and I am really excited.

 

Alas, I’ll enjoy my senior year you only get one (well, as long as you’re academically motivated), and I’ve already learned a lot school-wise and just life lessons in general.

 

Things I have Learned:

Sometimes your peers can be smarter than your math teacher, and together, you can teach eachother

AP Bio teachers with british accents and awkward ties have THE coolest stories

NEVER date in high school

NEVER date junior boys

^This may have you believing that I have dated, but I use that term loosely, trust me, I have not committing such a crime, it is just a warning as I have seen it gone badly

Make sure the teachers you want to write your recommendations aren’t scared of computers…

Ignore boys who say they want something with you in the future, but claim to have a thing with someone else, and just need to figure out their life (really? was I born yesterday?)

On that note, ignore junior boys who flirt with you endlessly (it may be cute at first, but they are babies at the end of the day)

Remember this year goes fast, so soak in things like homecoming week and school dances

I’ve learned a lot thus far, and this just being two months into the school year!

Sincerely,

Shea

Dizzy Up the Girl

November 7, 2009

Dear World,

I just read this online journal entitled dayswithmyfather.com and I was moved to tears.  It was heart breaking and beautiful and put a lot of things into perspective for me.  Life is beautiful and should not be wasted.  I’m not going to worry about the little things anymore.  I’m not going to even let myself hear of any high school drama.  I’m going to enjoy this one life I have and the time I have to spend on this planet.

 

Sincerely,

Shea

P.S. I’m reading Jane Eyre and I admire her spunk, a lot!

Dear World,

Where the Wild Things Are was so amazing!  The soundtrack was beautiful, and the whole story brought me back to my childhood.  It was weird at parts, but that’s exactly how it is supposed to be, so I was pleased.

Today  I had a day off which was nice because I successfully slept in until almost 11, something I haven’t done in a while.  I worked on college applications and homework the whole day, so it was productive.  I also got to watch a bit of He’s Just Not That Into You, and do something thinking.

I’m going to start being grateful for the small things again, like breathing, laughing and my cat Merlin.   Lately, my life has not portrayed who I am.  I’ve been a part of people’s drama, worrying about things I know I shouldn’t worry about, and getting caught up in situations I don’t need to be in.  This is not who I am.  I know this.  I am cleansing myself from it all.  I am making myself happy first.  No boys, no fake people, none of that.  I’ve gone my entire life free of this, so I think I can go the rest of my life without it as well.

To start, I stayed in today working on things that need to be done, and tonight, after this, I’m getting off of the computer and just reading until I fall alseep.

First though, here is a list for me to remember:

make yourself happy before anyone (it’s not selfish, it’s healthy)

take time to read that pile of books on your desk that looks lonely

soak in your last year of high school

stop checking you phone, and sometimes just don’t text ‘people’ back

watch a movie that makes you cry soon, you’ve been meaning to and haven’t gotten around to it

enjoy the autumn before it goes

Sincerely,

Shea

Dear World,

No school tomorrow, as it is being used as a facility to vote in!

I’ll write more tomorrow, when I have more energy to explain my life.

 

Sincerely,

Shea

P.S. I watched saw 6 and it was the best one yet, and now I’m off to go see the stepfather!