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I Promise, I Have the Best Reason for Taking a Blogging Break

I haven't blogged in a while.
Okay, I haven't blogged in a long, long time.

I am really sorry, but my life these past two weeks have been insane.

First, I spent last week in Florida! The school I take part time classes let me join their senior class for senior trip, and I had a lot of fun. I'm barely staying awake now, but it was a lot of fun.

Also, my online college class finishes next week, so my work load is heavy.

And, I sprained my thumb falling down the stairs a week and a half ago. I know I'm clumsy, but this time it actually wasn't my fault. My youth group had an all-nighter, and the first game we played was capture the flag in the dark all over the church. As an opposing player tried to tag me, they sort of knocked me down a couple flights of stairs. The splint is off now, and I still got to do all the rides at the theme parks.

But, that also meant that I got to sign my first fiction contract with a splint. Oh, yeah. My flash fiction story is being…

Open Letter to High School Freshmen

Dear High School Freshmen,
High school isn’t scary, confusing, or intimidating. It’s the four years of rapid change and growth that are going to surprise you. Four years isn’t really that much time compared to the rest of your life, and in these four years you’re expected to start as an innocent, young teenager who doesn’t really understand how the real world works and become an adult who is ready to face the world with your intellect, communication skills, and work ethic. That’s a lot to learn in a little amount time.
I have not learned everything there is to know about life, but I do know what I wish someone would have told me as I entered those scary four years.
Learn to Learn. You’re not just in school to learn vocab words, calculus equations, and the proper way to not explode the chemistry lab. Learn to teach yourself by reading. Learn not to accept the obstacles presented by questions. Learn how to find the answers. Learn how to get excited about uncovering solutions yourself. Wh…

On Literature Analysis