Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy New Year

Okay, so it's round three for me. My third attempt at blogging will hopefully be successful. As part of my New Year's Resolution to write more, I will try to blog at least once a week. No promises but I've decided that I need to start focusing a lot more on writing. So, here it goes.

I am a closeted romantic who has had her share of boy drama. A story I started writing is based on our 8-year relationship gone terribly wrong. I'm not sure if it is nearly as interesting as it is, or maybe was, to me. Anyway, it was a classic fairy tale story of boy meets girl and there is an instant idea in the girl's mind of their wedding day. I was stuck on this guy for years. He seemed to be too, so I wasn't as pathetic as I sound. Then, when I was 16, my dream came true. He finally worked up the courage to kiss me. Oh, it was bliss for that week we were together. Then he went back home. Did I mention he lived 1000 miles away from me? Anyway, we saw each other a few months later but by that time he got over it. So, ouch. Slowly, I got over it. Until he suddenly, temporarily, reappeared in my life recently. I finally was doing okay enough that I could stop thinking about him and then he decided to try and ruin all of it. Well, I didn't let him. Even if it hurt me in doing so. I'm finally learning to move on. It is time for a change in my life. Unfortunately, I have trouble letting go of things, so I figured writing it out would help me release the remaining thoughts of him from my mind.

On a completely separate note, I am trying to reading a book every two weeks this year (if it weren't for college, it would one a week, but I don't have that kind of time right now.) So the first book of 2016 is called Skin and Bones by Sherry Shahan. No review until I'm finished but so far I'm hooked. I am intrigued by this kind of stuff, even if the writing isn't the greatest I've ever read. I only say that because of the typos and minor plot holes, but I'll wait until I'm done to really say anything.

I am hoping to expand my knowledge of the theatre which is why I, along with my book challenge, I am researching a new show a week. This week's show is Happiness. Book by John Weidman, Music by Scott Frankel, and Lyrics by Michael Korie, Happiness was is the story about "a dozen diverse New Yorkes on a stalled subway car, who had to recall and relive the happiest moment of their life before continuing on. After a while, we discover that the characters have all died, and this is their final assignment before moving on to what's next." It ran in 2009 from March to June. Original Stage Manager (as far as I found) was Rolt Smith.

Exciting things that happened this week. I'm trying to find at least 1 thing a day.
January 1st: I went to Harold's for New Years Day breakfast with two of my friends and one of my friend's family. It was delicious. After that, we went back to one of their houses and I didn't come in last for Mario Party 2 (yay).
January 2nd: I went to a pizza party with my old AP and all of the old/current minions. I also got to see my best friend and she gave me my holiday present, which was beautiful stuff she got me while in India. Yay!
January 3rd: After hanging out with my grandma for a while, I went to Barnes and Noble with her and my sister and got some good stuff to start my 2016 reading challenge off right. I also started my first book.
January 4th: I went to the mall with my grandma and got some great stuff to go back to school with.
January 5th: I watched (parts of) four movie musicals (Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, The Producers, and Annie). I also started blogging again and read of my book.

Lastly: The word of the week is Cynosure, which means a person or thing that is the center of attention or admiration.

That's all for now. I'll write soon.