awow 7: to 26 and beyond

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A Week of Writing: Day 7 (woo! we did it!)

21:47 April 1, 2017

Last day of A Week of Writing!

I’ve done nothing a lot in the past 24 hours. I ran errands with my brother and I picked up some makeup at Target. We then went to Barnes and Noble to get some work done and ended up just rolling around on the storytime stage in the kids section talking about how much he loves his girlfriend and laughing at pretty much anything and everything. Then we went to Mel’s Diner to get hot chocolate in lieu of ice cream because I thought it was cold out. But then we got inside the diner and started getting hot while we were drinking our hot chocolates and then started regretting the fact that we order hot chocolate and fries to go with it, for some godforsaken reason. And then we realised we should have gotten milkshakes and curly fries. But rather ended up with regular fries and hot chocolate. So everything was wrong. But we were crying of laughter about all of it anyway.

Then we went home. I wrote. I spent 4 hours editing a video and messing about. I couldn’t fall asleep, even at around 3:30am, so then I decided to watch the series finale of the Carrie Diaries, even though I didn’t realise it was the finale (aka, I was not emotionally prepared). I then proceeded to cry over the 43-minute episode, as I do with any TV show/movie with any hint of anything emotional happening, then went to bed at 4:45am.

I woke up this morning at 9:45 for no reason, hung out with my mom and my brother. I swore I was going to get work done today, but instead got brunch with my family. I drove my brother to the BART station for his day out in SF. I drove home and went shopping with Mom, got my eyebrows done while she went to Target, and then proceeded to hang out with her while I played dress-up with my new purchases paired with all of the old clothes I left at home when I left for college.

They left for a family friend’s birthday party and I planned to stay home, sit down, and do more applications. Instead, I played some piano, I talked on the phone with Brenna, I heated up some leftovers for dinner, then I started binge watching 13 Reasons Why on Netflix for 5 hours.

I had a very restful Spring Break and I would not have had it any other way. I got to see both the ocean and the stars. I got to spend plenty of afternoons in the sun. I got to play my guitar, write every day, spend time with dear friends, get some desperately needed alone time, spend time with my family, vegetate while watching a TV show or a movie, pet my dog, gain some perspective. It’s been so unprecedentedly lovely to just stop. As soon as I get back to campus tomorrow, it’s go-go-go, and while I am a bit nervous, I am very, very excited.

I think I’m ready. I know I’m ready,

I would like to also pepper in the fact that it is very odd to hear about all of the senior stuff happening right now. I’m simply about to enter another new quarter. Everything is still so new, I’m still in the midst of so many firsts. And in another world, while that’s all happening, Meredith, as well as the rest of the class of 2017, is starting the Final Sprint. College acceptances, Prom, Senior Sunset, Senior Signing Rally, Graduation, Grad Night. Lots of lasts. Twilight of their youth, you know what I mean? It’s jarring to think that it’s already been a year since all of that happened to me. I wouldn’t go back, but I’m overwhelmed by how much life has been packed into the past 365 days. I’m grateful, as always.

 

Anyway,

A Week of Writing has been a success. I don’t know what I was trying to accomplish in my writing by doing this, but what came out of it was:

  1. I gained awareness of the fact that I tend to use a lot of the same words and phrases over and over again, and have now joined the battle to actively combat that.
  2. Since this essentially serves as a journal, it doesn’t really matter if I have a point or not when I sit down to start writing. Letting my mind wander and getting it all out into words is more than enough, and most of the time, I get where I need to go.
  3. Sitting down and taking time for myself every day was quite healing and refreshing. Sort of like its own breed of meditation.
  4. I love my blog and all of you until the ends of the earth. To 26 and beyond.

Now,

From awow 5’s Say Anything:

I am doing better than yesterday. Today is a good day to be great! Carpe Diem as they say. 

I just watched this TED talk! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXCiv4sc5eY

P.S., you’re beautiful inside and out 🙂

a GREAT TED Talk!! (and, thank you ❤ )

i told a guy that i want to be in a relationship, and he shares my feeling 🙂

Petrichor, the smell of dry earth after rain, is Greek, and roughly translates to “stone blood,” which, wow, that’s a pretty badass word for the smell of mud.

This song makes a lot more sense now. xx

*to the harry potter in 99 seconds song*

“there once was a law of cosiiiine

that nobody could memorizeee

they tried to remember the formulaaaa

but they never got it riiiiight

c squared is equal to a squared pluuus b squared minus 2ab cosiiiine c, “

courtesy of Maya, who wrote a lot more, but this made me smile. so, shouts out to you, girl. get that trig. lots of love ❤

If you are one of those who has sent me a kind message in the magic box, I want to thank you so much. I don’t want to publish every single one because I feel like that’s bad taste (? i think ?), but I am so deeply, ineffably thankful for you. For not only taking the time to read this but also for taking the time to Say Anything.

I love you. Happy awow.

To 26 and beyond,

Izzy

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