Contrary to the excitement promised in the title, it’s time for a dear diary post! If only I were a celebrity who was famous for no real reason, then I could get away with writing these and still be loved… or at least liked… by someone…
What have I done all summer? Besides reaching level 80 of Candy Crush, an addicting yet altogether worthless game available on Facebook, I’ve spent it reading, writing, and hanging out with friends (before we part ways for college and never see each other again… *cue sobbing*). I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo and aiming to produce a 50,000 word novel by the end of the month – if you don’t see too many blog posts that’s why. It’s a task in tossing away my perfectionism but it’ll be worth it, even if I don’t write anything worth sharing or publishing.
On an unrelated note, has anyone else had any random epiphanies lately? I had one today about how you much can change over the course of a few years. Do you ever just look at yourself in the mirror and think “holy purple dinosaur, I’m like a completely different person?” Two things triggered this for me. I reread a couple of my really old blog posts (think, about three years ago) and I was amazed by how much my ideals have changed on certain issues, like sex. I used to be that pretentious person in the corner ranting “people shouldn’t make sex such a public affair blah blah blah sex is bad blah blah blah” but now, after watching Queer as Folk and becoming completely obsessed with it, I’ve realized that there’s more – and less – to sex than some may believe. I also finished Easy by Tammara Webber and realized that I probably would’ve given the book four, if not five stars if I had read it as a freshman or a sophomore in high school. That just exemplifies how our standards and expectations can transform with the passage of time.
And, finally, to cap this stream-of-consciousness what-the-heck-is-Thomas-writing post, I’ve updated the “about me” and “contact” pages of this blog. I still can’t get over how when I first started the quiet voice I was stressing over whether or not the colleges I applied to would care if I posted slightly scandalous things, and now, I’m working on my first assignment for William & Mary. Time flies.
Before I forget, you can check out my reviews of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling and Easy by Tammara Webber here and here, respectively. I’m contemplating whether or not I should just keep my book reviews on Goodreads and then every week or two publish a post on here with links to them. Either way, I hope you all have a marvelous 4th of July and a wonderful upcoming weekend! If anyone has any plans for this summer in general I’d love to hear them
just so I can feel better as I try to capture plot bunnies in my head and accidentally injure myself in the process.