Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Today, and Giveaways!

Today was one of those days where I'm glad I do what I do.

Write, I mean.

I was meeting with my guidance counselor today, college prep stuff (icky), but as I was sitting with her and my parents talking, and I realized that I am a lot luckier than some of my classmates. Granted I'm not the smartest, far from it, and I'm not the most popular or the prettiest, and no I do not spend my Friday and Saturday nights partying. To a lot of my classmates that isn't something to really be proud about. But unlike them, I know what I want to do, I know how I want to spend my life. Most of them can't say that.

So today, I'm proud to be a little too grown up. I want to be a writer, and I want to be a teacher. My classmates, most don't have any clue what they want to do this weekend, let alone the rest of their life. But I do. Course I don't know what college I want to go to, but I'm a step closer than anyone else, and I feel good about that. And that feeling of accomplishment felt really good, and wiped away the stress I've been feeling about this whole process, and for a moment I forgot about the tests I still have to take, and the grades I still have to make and the GPA I have to keep up, and I just felt relieved. It was nice.

Of course then I got home and found out that I won Jades contest! *Squee*!!!! This is really exciting because I rarely win things and this is two contests I've won. I'm very excited by this and I just have to say thank you so much Jade, thank you, thank you, thank you!

And then I feel that I have to mention, these awesome giveaways that are going on for Christmas. There is one on PrincessBookie's blog, (there are some really good books on this list, I want almost all of them ) And if you don't follow her you should because her blog has led me to many a good read.

There is also one going on The Library Lounge Lizard's blog as well (ditto for this one, between these two blogs it's like my entire Christmas list). These are some pretty awesome giveaways, from really cool bloggers, and I figure I'd try my luck. You should pop on over and take a look. They're pretty cool.

Then today in English class my friend Kathryn and I were talking about the people we ship in TV shows and somehow we got onto some random topic, about zombies, and Kathryn said something that I just had to write on my wrist because I had to post. It was this "True love is eating your boyfriends face off when he dies, because you're a zombie." Now how we got to this is a long story, but I thought it was funny. She was mocking Twilight and her favorite TV show at the same time, rare, very rare. Because anyone who knows Kathryn knows she is a devout shipper, so of course no offense is meant. I just thought it was funny.

So how was your today?


Lisa and Laura said...

I'm so impressed that you are mature enough to know that you're a writer at such a young age. I wish I had done something cool like writing when I was 16!

Jade said...

I second that. I wish I'd spent less time partying and gazing adoringly at boys and actually wrote.
At least I worked it out in the end.

Hayley said...

L&L-Thank you
Jade-You partying? Naw, I can't imagine it. I'm also glad it worked out in the end.

Anonymous said...

Yes, we get it: You're perfect. Thanks for reminding us. ANYWAYS!

You meantioned and quoted me!!! It makes me squee!!! :D

Hayley said...

Kathryn-I know I quoted you :P and I'm not perfect. If I was there would be an agent a multi book deal and no writers block ever.