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Monday, August 26, 2019

August Recap//Hello Darkness My Old Friend

So. School started.

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Which means the death of my happiness and my sleep schedule. But I'm sure you're all in school now and are feeling my pain, so I won't dwell too much on that. (Unless you've graduated already, in which case--lucky you!)

Books Read

Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer, by Rick Riordan

The Hazel Wood, by Marissa Albert

And . . . that's it.

Yikes.

August was a relatively busy month for me though--which brings me to my next point.

Life-y Things

I started tennis. And it . . . could be better. 😂 I've had only had six practices, and I've already had two games, and I have one tonight too. And one on Wednesday. And, to put it bluntly, I am not good. But it's fine. *nervous laughter*

And this Wednesday, the same night that I have my away game, is also Spirit Night. My school does it every year, and I've never gone, so I'm not entirely sure how it's even going to go. But essentially, they call down all the fall sports players and introduce them and then make them DANCE in front of everyone in the football bleachers. Did I mention this was during a football game? *sigh* There's a possibility that we won't even make it back to the school in time after the away game for Spirit Night though, which is kind of what I'm hoping for. Because guys? My dancing is even worse than my tennis playing. If that is at all possible.

But I digress.

I also had my freshmen orientation last Wednesday which was exhausting to say the least. We all had to be at the school by 6:50 am that morning to help set up. And then, after a presentation, we all split up into our respective groups. Two kids got moved out of my group, and some didn't show up, so I only ended up with 13, instead of the nineteen I had been expecting. Which, was nice, but man those freshmen boys are ROWDY.

But then we got pizza afterward so it was fine.

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Writing!

Apart from the 20,000 words that I wrote that one week, I haven't had much time to write. I've started going through and editing a different story of mine, and writing a few flash fiction pieces--but most of my life is now consumed with tennis stress and school stress and procrastinating. Yay.

Previous Posts

My only post of the month (lol): A review of Melissa Albert's The Hazel Wood



Have you guys started school yet? Anyone else wishing they had a time machine to go back to the beginning of summer?

14 comments:

  1. Aw, I'm sorry tennis is going as well as you'd like. Good luck with the rest of your games, and hopefully you won't have to dance, but if you, good luck with that, too. xD

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  2. Oh, boy, good luck with freshman year! <3 You got this!

    And good luck with Spirit Night! (I mean, if all else fails, just hide behind a really tall kid. XD)

    Hope you have a great September, Kara!

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    1. Thanks Nicole! (I'm not actually a freshman though--I just had to show all of them around during orientation.)

      Bahaha--that's the plan!

      Hope you have a great September too. :)

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  3. That pizza gif! XD
    I hope you have a lovely September. <33

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  4. Tennis seems really hard. Best of luck with everything!

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    1. It's really hard for me, at least. 😂 Thanks Skye!

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  5. "Which means the death of my happiness and my sleep schedule." I FEEL YOU GIRL. I was so used to getting up late during the summer, and now I have to get up at 6:30 AM! :(

    And 20,000 words is a ton! Awesome post, Kara. Hope you have a lovely September <3 <3 <3

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    1. SAME! I miss my summer sleep schedule. :(

      Thank you! Hope you have an awesome September too. :)

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  6. I've done tennis for fun and it's hard. Also now I'm going to have that song in my head... Hello darkness my old friend I've come to talk with you again....

    Have a super September!!!

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    1. I know right--so fun, but so hard at the same time.

      Hope you have an awesome September. :)

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  7. I feel you on tennis pain. xD You'll get better with practice though, I promise!

    Wowza 20K in a week is tons, congrats!! *high fives* Hope that you're able to keep up with writing during the madness that is school!

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    1. Thanks! I really hope so 😂

      I hope so too!

      Hope you have an awesome September. :)

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