I had a lot of time this month to stew on the nature of endings. A lot is ending for me right now-- my classes, high school, my time living in my parents' house. It is hard and frightening to let go sometimes. I can taste college and adulthood right around the corner, and I am ridiculously excited at what this means: being treated like an adult, working hard, and setting off into the world. But that's still four months away. A chapter of my life is ending, and the next has yet to begin. I have four months of awkward in-between, and I'm not sure how I'll spend them.
Most excitingly, I have graduated from high school and confirmed that I will attend UNC Chapel Hill in the fall. My official cap-and-gown graduation ceremony, as well as college orientation, isn't until June, but classes are over, I have my final grades, and I am sooo ready to enjoy summer.
I also finished my training program with the Catholic Church and was confirmed as a full member of the church.
|Me and my lovely sponsor!|
In slightly less life-changing but equally exciting news, remember how I got to meet Maggie Stiefvater? She gave a lovely talk, signed my book, and took a hilarious No-Smile Selfie with me, which absolutely made my day. If you haven't read her book The Raven Boys, I highly recommend it.
After an action-packed month like that, I'm more than ready to have some time off. But they say the wicked never rest, and I suppose that's true, because in a little over two weeks, I'm jetting off to Ireland, where I will fail to post anything but take lots of pictures for when I get back.
But I'll save that for next month's updates.
How about you, readers? How's your month so far?