Sunday, November 8, 2015

What I've been up to.

Hey everyone! I know it's been a long time since I've posted anything. Sorry! I'd like to tell you all of this crazy cool fun stuff that I've been doing and the new things I've tried. I'd really like to tell you this! Unfortunately I can't use such an excuse because I've done no such things. Let me tell you what I HAVE been up to!

I'd rather not talk about all of the stress that college brings on me; it'll only make me more stressed. Aside from that, I have done absolutely nothing school takes up all of my time I have no time for anything else I have no social life help me I think I'm going crazy! Ok, not all of that was true. My birthday was actually a few weeks ago and I got a lot of books. You could say I sort of "binged" my way through Me And Earl And The Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. I couldn't help it. That book is soooooo stinking good!! It was so good I had to take a few days to get over it before beginning The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan.

Actually, the only downside about my birthday was that I had to then take all those books and put them on the bookshelf. That's not the downfall though. The thing is, I may be a little teeny weeny bit OCD. And so, I had to take every single book OFF the bookshelf, dust it (the shelf, not the book), and then rearrange them all again in alphabetical order by the author's last name. I know, I'm weird. Speaking of weird, here:
Random fact: I love mint ice cream and (please don't hate me for saying this) I prefer white cake over chocolate cake any day.

One last thing I want to say is that I'm sooo happy fall is here! Is anyone else excited about that?! Cool weather, drizzly rainy afternoons. Perfect. Only thing missing are the vibrant fall colors. God only knows why there are no beautiful colors in this part of the world, only evergreen trees and the grass goes from green to brown. That's the only color there is: brown. Speaking of dead grass, "...if death could be beautiful, surly this was." Quote from Beyond The Veil by yours truly ;). To get back on track however, I wanted to say that I really miss the fall colors. I try to envision them in my mind. I think of the fairies painting them. So in a sad kind of way, it gets me in the mood to write. I think most people think of little fairies in the Spring weather, but the fall should do the trick, as it does for me, if your favorite fairy is the Sprite. ;)

Actually, last Saturday I went on a hike with a few girls form the church. It was truly beautiful the scenery; the trees and the moss covered rocks and the sound of the flowing creek and the leaves crunching under our feet. At one point I stopped and looked up. I was in a canyon; rocks and trees on either side left a small opening for me to see the sky. The wind was blowing and the clouds were rolling by, one after the other as if they had some destination to be. Everything was so breathtaking. The sky seemed so far away and I felt so small. It's a pretty great feeling to know my God is a Mighty God who created such amazing landscapes like a painting and then filled them with simple people like me.
The point of this though is the moss. I like moss. It's, I don't know, I find it enchanting. Part of the canyon wall was completely covered in moss. It was long and hanging down like a vine, dripping with cold water down into the creek. I wish I had had a camera with me so I could have taken a picture of it. Sometimes though, a photo cannot capture beauty. I mean, sure, take a photo of a sunset and it's still a beautiful sunset. But years later, you're not going to just think about how beautiful it was. You're going to remember the people you were with when you saw it and the feeling inside of you when you saw it. Seeing that moss dripping with water off the sides of the rocks, it inspired me for a scene in my book. And in this scene, I want to create a feeling inside the reader; a feeling that makes them wish they were there. 
As always, I'd love to hear from you guys in the comments! ;)

1 comment:

  1. the canyon sounds amazing. Wish i can visit it some day!...and im glad that you are writing again :)