Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Not Bragging

Good grief, has it really been a month? Sorry for the long wait, friends. I've been a tad busy lately, what with college applications, scholarships, and various surprises along the way.

Where do I even start?

Well, I got into two colleges so far, so at least I know I'm going somewhere. That's good.

I also won a YoungArts award for Creative Writing a while back. For some reason I've been very calm about the whole thing, despite the fact that it's actually a pretty big deal. I get to go to a week-long workshop in L.A. week after next! I'm especially proud because one of the pieces I submitted was funny, and funny writing doesn't usually win prizes. So I'm very proud. :D

Something a little bizarre happened this morning. I walked up to a group of my friends and they burst into applause! "Congratulations!" said my yearbook co-editor-in-chief.

Me: "What?"
YCEIC: "You got a Scholastic Award!"
Me: "WHAT."
YCEIC: "I just saw this morning!"
Me: "I am so confused right now."

The reason I was so confused was that I was pretty sure I'd missed the deadline by two hours. I remembered doing this very clearly. I'd uploaded four writing pieces, but I hadn't actually pushed the Submit button.

Well, I guess I didn't need to, because I somehow wound up with two Gold Keys and two Silver Keys in the regional division of the Scholastic Writing Awards. So...yay? Seriously, no idea how that happened, but I'm still pretty happy about it. (Also congratulations to YCEIC and my other Creative Writing friend, who also got several awards from Scholastic!)

Also I finally finished my last-ever P.E. class. I get to take Painting and Drawing now instead, which is awesome! We're painting black-and-white lemons.

Got to go to class now. See ya soon!