I have come to tell you I survived my first semester at college plus winning my third NaNoWriMo for this year! *Takes bow* Thank you. School ended on Wednesday for me. I only had one final, and that was math. I was getting a B in the class, but if I failed the final it wouldn't matter because I wouldn't pass the class. But I passed! I wasn't even nervous really. By the end of the semester I felt so confident and I was doing amazing on all the practice sheets we got. My final grades we all A's and B's. Honestly, I was so surprised. I have my math professor to thank for how well I did in math; honestly, he changed how I viewed the subject and actually helped me to believe I could do it. I'm not afraid of it anymore.
I have actually seriously enjoyed school. I love it. But I am more than happy to be finished. The last week I was just so ready for it to be done. I was getting so stressed out and I was sleep deprived and...yeah. Basically, I'm a mess.
Aside from school, I've been pretty stressed and whatever. Truthfully, it's been hard. There's a lot on my mind and I won't get into it here. I'm just trying to keep my head up and trust God and remember that its gonna get better. Now with school done I have one less thing to worry about. But before I get off the topic of school; I have officially registered for class for the spring! I'll be taking, biology, speech, theatre are, and photography. Bio is gonna kill me; it's science, it's several hours long, and it's on a Friday. Other than that, I feel like I'm taking too many fun classes. It should be great.
Also, In January I found out that I'll be going to the Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival with my columbinus squad. I'm super excited but also super nervous. (I'm an awkward potato and I'm gonna have to deal with people for a week.) But staying in a hotel and going to theatre workshops is gonna be great.
So that's my life. Here are some more things I've been up to.
Dying my hair teal.
I got so angry one day I started crying and called my mom at work and when she picked up I just cried and said "I really need a hair cut." I'm sure it made no sense to her but she said I should go do it so I grabbed my wallet and ran out the door. I walked to Hair Cuttery and showed the lady a picture of Hailey Williams and asked her to cut my hair like that. It came out shorter than I would have liked; I can't put it up anymore. But it's cute. The next day I dyed it teal. It's dark since I didn't bleach it. (I should next time.) My hair has been thinning and falling out since chemo, so at this point I don't care anymore.
I have mentioned this to people, but I can tell what was going on in my life by my hair. Dying and cutting my hair is therapeutic for me. Heck, I could do a blog post about just that whole topic. So I just needed a change. I needed to usher in a new era. Nothing good ever seems to come from blonde haired Faith.
So it's teal now. It represents something, and I'll let you know when I figure it out.
Listening to Hamilton.
I am theatre trash. I can't help it. It just happened. First Wicked, now this. I also watched the documentary on the Broadway show American Idiot. Yes, that is a musical based on the Green Day album. And yes, it is just as glorious as it sounds.
Picking up my ticket so see The Force Awakens.
But seriously. I'm seeing in on the 17th and I couldn't be more excited. Dayle and I are going to wear Chewbacca onesies and it's going to be amazing. I also got Star Wars Monopoly as an early Christmas present from my dad, and we're going to play Star Wars trivia. Tuesday is binge watching the prequels, and Wednesday is original trilogy day. Then Thursday....eeeeeek. The Force Awakens! You might not hear from me for a while; I might be in shock for a while. So don't be surprised if I fall off the face of the earth for a while.
Plus, I got myself some of that Star Wars lipstick from Covergirl. Way cool.
Ahh yes. Reading. I'm trying to read as much as I can before the end of the year. I didn't have a lot of time to read with school, so now its out, I want to devour all the books. Although, for a college freshman, I've read a lot. 68 books and counting for this year. Not bad.
So I read Aftermath; the first "canon" novel.
And I don't just say that because I'm still salty about the EU,
which I am but because it really just wasn't that great. It was mediocre at best. Now I'm back to reading through the EU after that detour; and I'm on Darth Plagueis. It's good so far. But its pretty big and I more concerned with finishing it by the end of the year.
Other books I've read are:
Rise by Trip Lee. (10/10 would recommend.)
Violent Ends by too many authors to name.
My Fight/Your Fight by Ronda Rousey. (Obviously it was amazing.)
That's all I think. I haven't had too many books on my TBR shelf. (I'm always accepting recommendations.)
Watching Jessica Jones
I finished the series and wow. All I have to say is wow. I want to do a whole blog post on that alone. Because seriously, Jessica Jones is so important. The world needed that show in so many ways. I love it. I relate to Jessica so much. Heck, I loved reading comics with her way before this show was announced. She's always been amazing. Krysten Ritter just brought a whole new dimension to her that I adored.
That's the boring stuff really. Aside from that, spiritually and emotionally I have a lot going on and I'm not sure what to do about it all; so prayers for that would be rad. Thanks for sticking me with.
So are any of you going to see The Force Awakens?!
How were/are finals?
Do you like Hamilton?! (If you do, check out my tumblr....)
Let me know. I love you guys.
May the Force be with you!