Christmas break has been wonderful. I've let myself be lazy and sleep in every day, watch tv, read books for fun (the Hunger Games trilogy in 4 days, haha), and play with my dog. I've spent time with family and some friends. I usually don't blog unless I have something that I really want to write about, but I don't this time. I just wanted to blog because it's the last day of the year - and I had seven blog entries last year and only six so far this year so I need one more to make them the same. ;)
I got a Kindle for Christmas! I was not expecting it. At all. But it's pretty cool; I haven't bought too many books on it yet, but I found some free word games haha. I still can't decide what books I want to buy on it and which books I'll want physical copies of. I still love the idea of having a library in my own home one day. But the Kindle is practical - especially because otherwise I have to ship all my school books from California to Georgia. Oh, decisions.
I feel like I should reflect on the past year or something, but I don't really feel like it. It makes me realize, again, how quickly time moves on, even when you're not ready. I waited so long for 2010, and now it's been a year since it ended. Weird.
My best friend is in town. It'd been a year and a half since I last saw her, so it was really good to hang out again. She's also going to be visiting me at Biola in March, and I'm super excited about that. Her sister's getting married this summer, which is weird haha. But it'll probably be a fun wedding. :)
I think God is telling me not to go to Europe. I say "I think" because I still really want to go, and there's a part of me that is thinking if I just accept the fact that I'm not going, then God'll provide the money and I'll be able to go. Like a dream-come-true fairytale. But Biola was my dream, and it's not done yet. I still have to work for it and focus on it. So I really think I should just work all summer to earn as much money as I can to pay for school, and then maybe the next summer I can travel.
On Tuesday, I'm going to start being productive this break. That's when my mom goes back to work so I figure I've had my two weeks of break and then I'll need to do stuff. I want to get to work on my grandpa's story again, and I need to read at least two of my Torrey books for this semester and practice piano. And I'm thinking about reorganizing my room. We put away Christmas decorations today and it kind of got me in a cleaning/reorganizing mood. We'll see.
Well I think this suffices for a decent blog post. Maybe. Happy new year :)
"Hold on to this lullaby, even when the music's gone."
- Safe & Sound, Taylor Swift with the Civil Wars