Shake it out

And I’ve been a fool and I’ve been blind
I can never leave the past behind
I can see no way, I can see no way
I’m always dragging that horse around

And it’s hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off

-Florence and the Machine

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Poems

It’s funny how our minds work.

When I was in fourth grade, we had a poetry reading and we each had to memorize a poem and read it to our class. I chose a random poem by Emily Dickinson that I thought sounded nice. The poem compared hope to a bird and, to this day, I still remember the first and last verses.

I just find it funny that I can remember a poem from 9 years ago but I can barely remember what day it is.

Hope is a thing with feathers

That perches in the soul

And sings a song without the words

And never stops at all.

 

I’ve heard it in the strangest land

And on the wildest sea

But never in extremity

Did it ask a crumb of me.

My Bucket List!!!

Sifting through my old posts (the few I have made) I decided to revisit my bucket list. I was surprised by how, in just a few short months, it had changed so much. So, I am updating my progress (or lack thereof) and adding new goals.

1) start college (DONE!)

2) learn to play piano (noooooooooooooo…… this one is sooo hard for me :()

3) go to disneyland for the first time ever CHECK!!! july 21, 2012

4) travel outside of the USA (still just a distant dream made sadder by the fact that my sister has beaten me to the punch)

5) earn young women in excellence award (way behind on this one…)

6) write a book (I have started….barely…)

7) sell one of my own photos (wanna buy one?…I swear they’re better than my writing skills)

8) become a professional dancer. I don’t need to go professional, I don’t want to anymore. The dance world is harsh. For now, I’ll go for just being in the local Nutcracker production. (I can’t do this till I graduate because it interferes with my school schedule)

9) marry and have children (eventually, not right now)(the distant future)

10) create my own blog CHECK!

11) actually write in my blog more than once in a blue moon *sheepish grin*

12) learn spanish (not really that interested in this one but it is more marketable/useful than french)

13) become more fluent in french (I know a little but I can’t understand it when it’s spoken)

14) learn to cook better (my aunt is one of those super homemaker/frugal/cooking-with-only-all-natural-stuff/super-crafty kind of ladies and she’s going to give me lessons)

15) get a job (I’m so pathetic,¬†especially when it comes to interviews)

Any good ideas for what I can add to my bucket list? I’m looking for mostly short term goals that would be fun to do!

Wattpad

Okay, so, if you are anything like me then you love a good book. And, even better, a good book that’s free. So, you may have already discovered for yourself the wondrous world of Wattpad. If not, then I will elaborate. Wattpad is an online community where amateur writers put there work on the web and others read it. Simple enough. I, personally, take full advantage of this website so even though I do not have any works to add, I read tons of others. The problem with Wattpad though is that the writers are amateur. And most likely mostly teenagers. With obsessions about vampires and werewolves. So, if you don’t mind sifting through hundreds of poorly written stories with cliche plots looking for a diamond in the rough (they do exist! I have discovered a few) or wanting to check out the work of the few (unknown) authors who have actually had their work published (by actual publishers), then Wattpad is for you! Watch out for the stories that are unfinished, my advice would be that if the plot sounds too good to pass up, add it to your library to read later (BUT if you start reading now, who knows when the author will update/finish the story and nobody wants to be agonizing over a half-written book). Go ahead and check out the list of works I’ve read while you’re there! (if you decide to check it out)(but I should warn you that not all of the ones I’ve read are good)(and some of them are unfinished too, my advice isn’t unfounded!)

Here’s a link to my profile:

http://www.wattpad.com/user/TheLambinator