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Everyone is LEAVING

The other night, I went to a party at a friends, which was the last gathering of their group of 25ish friends, plus some others (like me and my friends). I really had such a good night, I got about 3 hours sleep because we stayed over, we danced to old songs and those songs that everyone knows the moves to, played games like Mafia, and it was just SO MUCH FUN. At the end of it, though, people walked out that door and I had a sudden realisation that I’m never going to see most of those people again. 

The people I care about, I’ll stay in touch with. Even if we drift apart, we’ll still try to start off with. I know some friendships will last a while, and some will fall apart almost straight away. They aren’t the ones I’m worried about, though. It’s the people that I barely ever talk to, but they’re still a big part of my life, generally just in little ways.  Continue reading “Everyone is LEAVING”

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Packing Up

As of February, I won’t be living in my house anymore. And because I have the biggest room, I’m properly moving out, into a smaller, sort of spare room. You’d think that since I have a month and a half, this wouldn’t be a stressful prospect. It is, though. It’s very stressful. 

I’m writing this post from my bed, and if I look off the end I can only see boxes, that are waiting for wardrobe space. See, my brother is moving into the spare room temporarily while my friend stays here, but before his wardrobe stuff can go in there, that stuff needs to be cleared out, but that stuff doesn’t have anywhere to go because I don’t have any space in my wardrobe, because my stuff has to go in my brother’s room. Do you see the issue?? It’s like this endless circle, and there always seems to be a problem that’s stopping the next step. So, my tactic at the moment is putting everything into boxes, so that those boxes can be easily moved as soon as they can be.  Continue reading “Packing Up”

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CHRISTMAS

We are oh so close you guys, and I am HYPED. Now that I’m old and stuff, and not really a child, I’ve been doing a lot more shopping for myself, instead of my mum doing it all. This means that I can get excited for my presents IN ADVANCE, because I know what’s coming. There are still going to be some surprises, of course, but not as many as there have been in other years. Usually, I’m not a big shopping fan, but I get really into the Christmas spirit and want to buy ALL OF THE THINGS.  Continue reading “CHRISTMAS”

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Plans for the summer

Like I said in my NaNo post yesterday (and let’s be honest, I’ve probably been mentioning it for months), I’ve finished high school! There’s going to be some more emotional posts coming, and probably even more celebratory ones, but basically I have nothing to do from now until February. I don’t do so well being cooped up for too much time, so I need a lot of things to keep my mind from going insane. That means lots and LOTS of projects, and you’re going to be seeing most of them!
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My first ever NaNoWriMo!

In case you have never heard of National November Writing Month, it’s defined as this: 

“A fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.”

Bascially, you lose all hope of a regular life, and write as if the world depends on it. It falls at exam time for me, so although I’ve wanted to attempt it a few times, I’ve never had a proper go at it. This year, though, I only need to pass 3 of my 7 papers to get university entrance, and my mock exam grades say I can easily do that, so I don’t have to be concerned about studying non stop! This definitely doesn’t mean I’ll get it done, I think it’s incredibly unlikely I’ll get it done, but this year I’m going to try Continue reading “My first ever NaNoWriMo!”

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Dewey’s 24 Hour/Hogwarts House Cup Readathons

Yep, it’s that time of year again! 24 hours of solid reading, in a seemingly impossible venture that I continue to attempt. 

According to the website, Dewey’s readathon is described as this: For 24 hours, we read books, post to our blogs, Twitters, Tumblrs, Goodreads and MORE about our reading, and visit other readers’ homes online. We also participate in mini-challenges throughout the day. It happens twice a year, in April and in October.

It was created by the beloved Dewey (her blog is archived at the Wayback Machine). The first one was held in October 2007. Dewey died in late 2008. We’re still saddened by her absence, but the show must go on. The read-a-thon was renamed to honor its founder in 2009.

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon is hosted by Heather and Andi of The Estella Society, with help from volunteers

For me, it’s a chance to connect with new readers, and challenge myself to read more than I usually would. It’s also a chance to ignore all of those worries, get rid of all the distractions, and just read. How often do we get a chance to do that?

I participated in this in both October last year and April this year, and I had a great time both times. This October, I want to attempt it on a bigger and better scale. We have a long weekend, so who needs sleep, right? I’m also participating in the Hogwarts readathon, so I can get some books crossed off my list for that! 
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