1. Found a new mentor for my senior project
2. Started my essay on when America became a Democracy
3. Finished chapter 1 and half of chapter 2 for my book
4. Wrote 2 blog posts and did planning for several more
5. Bought my prom dress and shoes
6. Decided that I'll stay at the local community college instead of going straight to a 4-year university
As you see, I didn't finish a lot but I started a lot. (That's kind of the problem with me.)
However, I did start and that's always an uphill battle too.
My new mentor is a girl that I met at the Iowa Young Writer's Studio last year. God, in July it will have been one year since the best 2 weeks of my teenaged life! Anyway, she's awesome and she's giving awesome advice. I just need to get in contact with my other mentor but my emails to him keep bouncing back! Ugh!
I decided that America did not become a real democracy until 1920 because over half the population couldn't vote until the passage of the 19th amendment (giving the vote to women.) A democracy needs a presumption of equality and, with half the population considered unequal, it was not a true democracy until all of the population were legally allowed to vote.
I found out more about my characters and have been working on the story. Goodness, the chapters need to come pouring out the next two weeks or I'm toast! I'll share the summary of my book later this week but what I will tell you is that it is called The Mortician and it's a fantasy novel.
I got major ideas for my blog. I just need to get through April and then I'll be good to go to start up turning the blog!
I didn't intend to go shopping for my prom dress after my psychologist appointment on Friday but my mom figured we might as well try to find something now especially with prom being exactly one month away on that day (May 4th.) My mom and I went into Betsey Johnson and I fell in love with this beauty:
After being waitlisted by Sarah Lawrence and rejected by Hamilton, I've decided to stay here in California and work on my Associate's Degree at the community college. I wish I could leave but... it's not going to happen. I'm going to work on being a special ed. teacher here. I want to move out so I don't have to move to another city with my mom and her future husband but my mom says that it's unreasonable to think that I could have a job that could pay rent and go to school. I'm still going to look into it.
See you guys later! April's going to be crazy for me (just fair warning.)