Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Even though I'm not graduating from college just yet, people are asking, "What are you planning on doing?" "You need to go get a master's now so you won't loose the rhythm you're in now..." The short answer is get a job. Just because I have a few limitations doesn't mean I can't be a productive member of society. It just takes me a little longer to do some things.
Monday, December 19, 2011
My mom gave me the most awesome gift for my 22nd birthday a few weeks ago: A 30 minute massage! I had never had a massage, but I know how much it helped my mom when her back was hurting. As it got closer to my appointment with Kayla from Absolute Muscular Care in my hometown, I became more and more excited because I'd I had almost forgotten what it was like to live without neck pain! My neck had been hurting for months with no relief. I couldn't even sleep good at night because of it. After visiting Kayla, I have noticed a TREMENDOUS
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Sunrise on the Battery is a story by Beth Webb Hart. The main characters are Mary Lynn and Jackson Scoville, a couple who started with nothing and trying to work their way up through the elite Charleston society. In the midst of all of this, she found herself wishing she could go to church with her three daughters and husband. She struggles to find a balance to it all, though. This story is a captivating tale of the Scoville family as they all try to live a perfect life. For Mary Lynn, that means trading in her small-town roots for high-class tea parties. For Jackson, it means making sure his daughters had ever have every opportunity that he never had growing up .
I really liked this story because it was relatable. Families get so caught up in doing lots of stuff that they often miss what's truly important in life. I thought Hart did a great job developing Jackson's character. His disgust about anything relating to God reminds me people in my life. The sweet innocence of the youngest daughter was refreshing in this story because it provided a nice balance to his teenage issues that Catherine faced. I loved all the flashback she included to about small-town life before moving to Charleston because they added more depth to the characters and story as a whole. I would recommend this story to anyone looking for a new book to read! It's raw and real. The message still lingers in my mind even though I'm done with it .
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Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Finals are over and I'm off for a month! I've learned a lot this semester. In my creative writing class, my final project was the beginning of a novel. I turned in 33 pages, and I'm quite proud of myself because this is the longest work on one subject that I've ever done! I plan to continue working on it. One thing people may not realize is it takes a lot of time and patience to to tell a story in right way.In other words, not rushing from point to point, but really taking your time to develop the characters and setting.
I've been sick. Instead of focusing on the negative, I want to write a list of things that I can do now that I couldn't do a year ago.
- I helped my mom decorate the Christmas tree this year
- I was able to attend college classes from 8 to 2 on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays
- I started helping on my church's publication team, which meets weekly
- As of Saturday, I am now able to transfer myself for my wheelchair to the recliner with no help
- I can pick up my baby cousin without hurting my back
- I can put on my stretchy pants on with no help (Blue jeans still require help, but I will master that eventually)
- I can pop a wheelie in my wheelchair
- I learned how to use Adobe Illustrator
- I designed a logo using Adobe Illustrator
- I'm able to sit up more, which is why so many things on this list are possible
- As an extra special surprise, I'm coming back to church on Wednesday nights starting TONIGHT! I have not been able to go church on Wednesday nights in several years because of my pain. All praise goes to God for His neverending grace!!