sometimes i have a hard time writing stories. like not to be prideful or anything, but i can write a pretty good academic paper. like i understand how to structure my intoduction, body, and concluding paragraphs.
but i have a hard time with narrative.
even so, i am going to attempt to recount the way my little brother, and in turn i, got into music.
in elementary school/middle school i really never listened to popular music. for a while we didn’t have tv, and then when we got it we didn’t have cable so while everyone else was watching mtv and getting into boy bands and stuff i was not. i only had a few cd’s/tapes that i listened to. (or at least only a few that i can remember.)
they were: pieces of you, by jewel, enya, and the spice girls. and actually now that i think about it, they all came from my older brother jonathan. He listened to lots of bruce springsteen. so i also knew all of his songs. (my fave is pony boy.)
ok. well there you go. that is the basis of my musical knowledge. oh and my parents always listened to oldies in the car and stuff. so i grew up listening to a mix of oldies.
fast forward a few years..
one day my little brother jacob was geocaching with my mom in the rain and they found this cd binder full of punk/ska cds and it was soaked from the rain. we bought a cd clening kit and listened to all the cds. namely weezer and the aquabats and other awesome bands.
idk. it was like the best find ever. jacob just posted a fb status talking about finding the notebook and how it got him into music.
and if you know my brother and what he is passionate about that is a pretty big deal. jacob is going to be famous in the music industry some day. i am so proud of him.
and even if he isn’t, i can always go to him for a music recommendation. he listens to the best stuff. all the time.
jackie just asked me to make an i am poem. and i said no. but then i said yes.
I am alive and kicking I wonder how people communicated before texting and facebook I hear silence and it causes me to think I see the beauty in the breakdown I want to feel loved I am alive and kicking
I pretend to laugh I feel like I can’t be myself I touch the cool side of my pillow I worry about the future I cry when I think about the people I care about who are lost I am alive and kicking
I understand that I am lucky I say love wins I dream about my wedding day I try to be a good friend I hope in the Lord I am alive and kicking
sometimes i wonder if the standards i have for my friends are too high. like if i just didn’t care about things then i wouldn’t get hurt. if i just go into things with no expectations then there will be no disappointment.
but i don’t feel like my idea of friendship is too farfetched. (i had no idea farfetched was one word!)
maybe this is just some residual trust issue i have from past experiences of being ditched by friends.
i generally don’t like making resolutions and goals for the new year becuase i don’t like failing at them.
that’s not to say that i dont have goals in life.. i’m just not into publicizing them because i think i don’t want the accountability that comes when you share with people.
but maybe i should open up more.
i kinda think it would be cool to blog everyday. i can post things directly from my phone so i feel like that goal is totally do-able. but what would the purpose be really? i already blog/twitter plenty. hmm. well im not going to say that a 365 blog is my goal, but we will see what happens. i mean right now im 1 for 1.
i am reall enjoying the month by month recaps that everyone has been blogging so i decided to do one.
i just looked through my tagged photos on facebook and im going off of those photos. so basically if pictures were not taken and then uploaded onto facbook the memory did not happen.
basically i just wanted to say that this is just some highlights and if i wanted to do a more comprehensive post about every single thing that i did in 2010 that would take all day. it was a good year. i grew a lot. i learned so much about friendship. i had to say goodbye to some people. i made new friends. i accomplished goals. i failed at some things in life.
well here we go!
january- went to vegas for jillian’s 22 bday
went back to school for my last semester living on campus. i really feel like i made the most of it and i went to lots of campus event, late night denny’s trips, and other adventures.
february- went to arizona for a journalism conference.
march- took a little trip up the central coast with molly, jillian, and corinne. The purpose of the trip was to give corinne a bachelorette weekend away. it was all a surprise, we went wine tasting and did other classy things.
also in march i built a tepee with molly and kenton. this was a great adventure indeed!
april- april was the last month of school and was filled with lots of “lasts.” since 80% of my friends were graduating we had to cram all sorts of last activities into this month before everything changed forever.
may- like i said, 80% of my friends graduated.
my beautiful roommate corinne got married. i was a bridesmaid.
june- i really don’t remember what happened this month. hmm. oh well.
july- i turned 22!
i went to summer camp and was blessed with a cabin full of crazy crazy 8th graders.
august- honestly this picture was taken in july, but the summer months kinda blend together. pool parties, beach, taco nights, friendship 24/7, that’s what my summer was made of.
oooo. also i got my licence finally. :]
september- the start of my senior year! i was a team mom for the good times intramural football team.
october- i went to nashville for a journalism conference
vegas for corinne’s 22 bday
and i played on the good times volleyball team.
november- went to oak glen for a fall day that was all about tradition.
december- i had so many christmas parties.
haha.. december seems too fresh, i can’t blog about the month yet.