Thursday, February 25, 2016

Idea Showcase

Before I get into details, let's just say that my weekend consisted of a lot of colorful paper and a crap ton of glitter. Yay me. Other than having dried glue on my hands for the next 48 hours afterwards, I think it went pretty well. I mean, all we did for three hours straight was sit and talk to our friends. Most of the parents who came to fawn over their children got bored and left within the first thirty minutes. To wrap it up, I think it was sort of kinda fun to make the poster, and I enjoyed not having to go to math class, so I would call this a success-ish kind of scenario.  

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Arts N' Crafts

Another presentation. Yay. And this time it'll be kids our own age randomly parading around and asking questions skeptically. Time to break out the glue stick and the cardboard, because I need to make a presentation. Since I was too lethargic to go out and get a trifold, I just made my mom pick one up. I need to work on it over the weekend. I also need to consider what i'm information i'm going to put on the trifold. I'll keep you posted on how it goes. Until next time, peace.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Changing My Project

So, as you can probably guess from the title of this blog post, I'm changing my 20 Percent Time Project ( jazz hands). I realized that while I do love writing desperately, I adore reading more. I love the way the pages of a book sweeps you off your feet to other worlds. How no matter how much I read, there's always one more book, one more page that's out there and waiting for me. I am used to reviewing books on The Teen Lit Review, so I thought 'eh, what the heck' and decided to review books on another blog. So now i'm going to blog...about blogging. I'm pretty sure we are way past the borderline boring mark here. I've been working on building my blog and working on editing my book reviews and making sure everything's ready for random people on the internet to read about how amazing a series is. So I guess i'm going to become a blogger instead of an author...this is more a journey of self discovery than a project, in my opinion.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Pitch Day

So, Pitch Day...let me just sum it up for you. It was the five most awkward minutes in my entire existence. I was just standing in an empty room in front of a bunch of random adults who were silently judging me. So aside from the extreme awkwardness and the strangers who were staring me down, there was also the situation of me mumbling and stuttering my head off while they stare at me, then look down at their papers, jot down a note, and look back up. I was constantly fiddling with my hands and clothes... In conclusion, it is official that I suck at talking to other human beings.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Preparing for the Inevitable

A bunch of children have ideas about how they are going to change/improve the future. Of course questions will be asked! The only problem here is that I feel as if there is a five ton weight that was placed on my shoulders. I've always been horrible at presenting, at least I can accept that. Even if I have accepted my extremely sad attempt at social graces, that doesn't diminish the horrid, dark cloud planning to rain on my parade if I fail (and failing is a definite when it comes to me). The mortification of those few five minutes is overwhelming. There's a speech to be written, a video to be created, questions to prepare for just in case the board inquires about my project...I am so not ready. The only thing I can do until then is prepare, prepare, prepare!


  • Trying to figure out an idea for my project was like wading through muck. The kind of muck that moved as slow as molasses and would stick to your skin for hours. There were a few ideas that seemed okay...I guess. I had always loved to write. The way words are slowly etched onto a page with the utmost care enchanted me. I suppose writing a novella of sorts wouldn't be completely terrible. I do have several months to write it. Let's just hope I can actually write a nice piece within the time given.