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Long Day


We’re halfway through! Robotics is going great. Week 1 has been extremely productive so far. I have a good feeling about this season.


A Campus and a Symphony

Today was a hectic day. But interestingly enough- it was pretty laid back. Does that make sense? Probably not.

Woke up late this morning, but still managed to get endless compliments on how I looked. Spent all day at school, then stayed even longer by going up to the robotics shop to organize drill bits. THEN I went up to the other end of the school for a District Orchestra rehearsal, which lasted from 4:30 to 7:00PM. We’re playing awesome music.

I added it up: I spent a total of 11 hours and 15 minutes on my school campus this fine Thursday.

I’m not complaining! I swear. Just… observing. I love being so involved. But I may find school to be home for the next few months. 😉 Don’t we all wish we could live at school?

Picture of the day:

This is what made that annoying noise you heard at midnight on New Year’s Eve. But it’s pretty isn’t it? Something sparkly.


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Here We Go Again

I kinda wanna be more than friends…. great song. Gotta love Neon Trees.

This weekend is the kickoff for FRC Robotics teams. We’re all so excited to see what the game is. Today was also the first day back to school after a nice busy but relaxing holiday break. I realized that by waking up this morning, I’m throwing my life into a rapid whirlwind of chaos and business. I’m ready for it though. At least I think I am. Robotics every day, school every day, homework every day… and a lot of not so everyday things thrown in there too. Cello will be stressful this semester as well. Everything important comes now.

I’m determined to come out of this semester with confidence, an unweighted GPA of 4.0, a letter in Robotics, a I at districts, a I at state, and a better sense of who I am. Maybe even some extra money! I recently applied for a job at the local pizza place in our town. It’s called Waldo Pizza. There’s only two of them, one in Waldo and one here in Lee’s Summit. I think it’ll be a fun job, if I get it of course, and one that’ll teach me some skills and discipline.

With that money, I want to pay for a few big things. First and foremost: Space Camp. That’s more important to me than anything that I’m paying for. I only have a few more opportunities to experience that, so it’s important to me that it comes first. Once that’s all accounted for, I’d really like a Jeep Wrangler. A fun first car I think. With that I’ll obviously have to pay for gas and possibly insurance. I’d also like a new bow. If I get this job, and start paying for everything else, I think I’ll treat myself to a brand new bow that will last me through my high school years. Put I’m putting some parameters on whether I get it or not- if I get a I at state for solo and ensemble, then I’ll get it. I’ve worked hard on my piece this year. When I get it perfected, I’ll be sure to post a sound clip or vid of it so I can be proud of my accomplishments.

The picture I posted is my desk with all of my crap all over it. I like it though. I feel like it’s my space. When I’m home, I’ll be one of four places. The kitchen, the dining room, my desk, or my bed. There’s also a picture of my bed. And my favorite pillow. When you send me your prayers for my sanity, wish for me to be comfy in my bed snuggling with that pretty pillow. That’s heaven for the next 4 months.


Wish me luck on the craziest semester I’ve yet to experience.


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