Life Update: March 2016

I’m sorry I’ve been absent for a while. Things have been pretty crazy lately, and I haven’t been able to figure out how to talk about it.

First off, as you’ve probably noticed, the world has been a bit nuts lately. We’ve got terrorist attacks what, every day now? Horrible as it is, I’ve lost count of how many we’ve had and how many families have been torn apart by this insanity. I hate that I’ve gone numb to this kind of thing.

This election cycle has been crazy too, which can mostly be explained with one word: Trump. I don’t even know where to start on this one. The GOP’s frontrunner is a reality television star with a bad attitude and horrible hair. I keep waiting for him to just laugh and say that this was all a big joke and people were never supposed to take it so seriously.

It started out so well. We had conservative powerhouses like Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. We had an articulate business woman, a brilliant,  world renowned African American brain surgeon, a few governors, and a senator or two. And now we have… an old, selfish oompa loompa who lives cares about winning at any cost. And Ted Cruz. And Kasich, I suppose. I can’t even comprehend how this happened.

And then there’s the Democrats. I mean, there’s only two of them, but wow are they interesting. Did you ever imagine that an actual self-avowed socialist would be incredibly popular in the United States of America? Did you ever think that the top candidate for any party could stay at the forefront despite record dissatisfaction ratings and an ongoing FBI investigation?

How did this happen?!?

*deep sigh*

Okay, I can calm down. This isn’t the end of the world. We’ll be alright.

this is fine

On a personal note, I’ve been incredibly busy, but I’ll give you the Cliff Notes version.

Compassion International came to Convocation a few weeks ago, and my prayer group decided to sponsor one of the kiddos. This is the one we picked.

Grumpy kids are my weakness.

I’ve been doing a lot of archery. I just got a brand new bow. It’s a white Samick Polaris. I have named it North. Because it’s a Polaris. I’m so creative.

I finally stopped snapping my arm with the string every practice, but not before I got a three inch bruise on my forearm that left me unable to wear my watch for a week. One of my fingers went numb for a about two months. That’s pretty much back to normal now.

I went to a national indoor competition where I got first place at the regional tournament and ranked fifth nationally. Not bad considering that I just started this past semester and literally all of my equipment, with the notable exception of my hat, was less than two weeks old. My string actually broke right before the competition started. Luckily, I had an extra, but I was still a little frazzled the first round.

I watched the Super Bowl. It was fun, I guess. I cheered for the Broncos on the advice of Facebook. I felt pleased with my choice after watching how the QB of the other team acted.

Like I said above, I have been incredibly busy. Before Spring Break, I literally had about three weeks where I got up at 8 or 9am, worked straight through the day, and then went to sleep at midnight or later with no relaxing time in between. I had papers out the wazoo, a couple of tests, and ALL OF THE PROJECTS.

I didn’t actually even get to go back home until Wednesday of Spring Break week because I had to finish an audio project.

But the break was fun once I got the chance to go home. I took two of my friends with me. We only had three days, but we packed a lot into them. We went to the beach, the mall, and the aquarium. Overall, even though I got less introvert time than I probably needed, it was a great break. It was better than last year anyway, when I spent the whole break in bed with a concussion.

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Marijke, Elizabeth, my sister, and me at the VA Beach Boardwalk.

I suppose I should mention that I turned 20 on March 9. I am officially no longer a teenager.

That’s about it, I think. This is the first time I’ve had time to blog in quite a while. Hopefully, I’ll get another one up before three months go by, but y’all know my record.

See you again soon!

P.S.  I’ve started a new review series on my other blog. You should check out the first review: In Search of Effort: “Good, Good Father” Review

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