I will shamelessly admit that I actually really like school. I simply adore learning and the structure it gives to my life. The only part that I detest is the social aspect. It's difficult to enjoy something when you're surrounded by charlatans and troglodytes. What I'm probably most excited about is English, history, and my art history class. I have always been a liberal arts person; I detest math and feel indifferent about science (excluding anatomy and biology). But I'm willing to appreciate all subjects and the benefits and opportunities they provide me with. It always bothers me when kids say "When are we ever going to use this in real life?". A lot of the subjects taught in school are not applicable in a literal way! It's such a simple concept to grasp yet for some reason, my peers see it as incredibly difficult to understand. English - I could go on forever about how wonderful that subject is - teaches you how to analytically think, gives you a deeper perspective, and improves comprehension as well as language skills. Personally (perhaps I'm biased), I believe English (or for you foreigners, whatever your indigenious language class was) is the most important subject of all. But of course, in order to have a complete understanding, the other subjects are necessary. I adore history because it's basically like reading an interesting story. It's humankind's mistakes, triumphs, failures, and successes. There is so much to learn from the past. And it further enhances a person's understanding of their world. My history class last year was incredibly demanding, but I adored it because I found it so fascinating. For my junior year, I'm taking two history classes: US history and art history. Ever since I took this college credit course on art history, I fell in love. Art is my passion and so is history. Gosh, I'm so excited! I probably sound like a nerd but I don't care. Learning is one of my passions. As Autumn draws nearer, I can't help but feel anticipatory. The changing of seasons are always exciting for me.
I'm not yet tired of the languid summer life; I adore reading all day, drinking tea, spending precious moments with friends, staying up late, and sleeping in. However, I am beginning to yearn for the comforts of Autumn. I want to wear stockings and winter coats, bake muffins, celebrate Halloween, and take photographs with the red-yellow-brown-orange colored trees as my backdrop. I long for the scent of crisp air, waking up at dawn for school (yes, I am one of those rare teenagers who adores school and waking up early), and drinking tea to warm my quivering chest. Although I'm not yet ready for summer to end, I love looking forward and daydreaming. The beginning of a season is always exciting!
These are recent pictures I took of Olivia. She dyed her hair from blonde to auburn! Do you like? I like this color more than her original color!
And here's my seven year old cousin! I saw her when I visited my family in Iowa.