This year, it didn't really feel like Thanksgiving to me. It's weird to say that, but it felt really hollow sitting at the table this year. Maybe I was setting my hopes too high. Maybe not.

I'm thankful for a place to let out my thoughts, and having people who randomly happen to hear it and comment time to time. 
I'm thankful for you.



     I am proud to present my first ever speed paint video! I have been meaning to do one of theses for the longest time and I finally did! Please let me know what you think in the comments below, and don't forget to like!



Today I thought I would do an advice post about taking college classes in high school.  Just as a heads up, this post is directed towards sophomores for their junior year and juniors for their senior year. If you're currently a freshman in highschool, don't click the x button yet, because this could be helpful resource later down the road, or if you know someone who might need to see this too! Just as a disclaimer: I am in no shape or form anyone who is an expert in all the things I am about to say, so everyone's scenario could be different! I happen to take a PSEO and I thought this would be a great way to share this information for people who are not familiar with this cool opportunity!

Your best bet would be to talk to your high school guidance counselor to see if this type of program is available. Sometimes guidance counselors have some great tools for students to use, and really help students excel, but you have take the initiative!

Try starting out at a local community college only because you may have a better chance of not feeling left out from both your high school (because you are away) or at the college (because you are not a full-time student). Plus, the cost of classes are probably more affordable if you have to pay for them yourself unless your school picks up the tab. I'm fortunate to have my high school pay for the cost as long as I keep my grades high!

I can't speak for every college's high school programs, but I will say this... At a community college you can expect to see people from different ages, and I mean the whole lot! You may see people as young as you are, or newly high school grads all the way up to the age of someone who may have a younger grandmother in their late forties-- not to say anyone could not be older or younger than this. Don't let this discourage you or fill you up with pride because you all made it there and you are all there to learn!

Most classes are structured in a form of a lecture by a professor. During all the classes I have taken so far, the professor had notes on a screen for us to copy in addition to a text book we had follow on our own time. I could do another post later, going in depth with the specifics*

I would definitely recommend starting off with one class at the start of your Junior year, and see if you want to add more your senior year.  

And if you're like me, whereas: you can't drive yet, or you don't want to miss high school classes, or get stuck with evening classes = try a weekend class. The other option is an online class or a hybrid class.

It will save you and/or your parents money in the long run during college, allowing extra study time freshman year, more time to hang out with your friends, and space for other classes to try.

I hope this was helpful!



     Three months. It has been about three months since I wrote my last Monthly Babble. To you it may not seem like much, but to me it sorta does. In fact, everything feels sorta ready, or sorta done all the time. Its my senior year, and all I want to do is wake up, eat some food, watch some videos and anime, read a book on a good day, and go right back to sleep. Unfortunately, I have to get up, drag myself to brush my teeth, take a shower, fix my hair, eat breakfast (if I have enough time), before rushing out the door to make to school early. When reading this back to myself, I sound like a really lazy person. And I sorta do...
     This is where I want to put my foot down. Instead of sorta living I want to thrive. I want to regain all the passion I received from doing the things I love to do. I miss it all. I keep telling myself, "There isn't enough time in the day," but the fact is there are 24 hours in a whole day to do anything. I'm blessed to not have something limiting me or slowing me down except myself. I still have one more quarter in school to make the most a different in my grades and my class rank, but I don't want to feel like I'm killing myself while working hard.
I want to live.

"One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead." - Oscar Wilde


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