Hello, all! I received a few requests to do a personal blog here and there to keep you guys updated with my life and so forth. This is going to be the first of a new series: From the Life of Nora Brooks. For those wondering, Nora Brooks is the name I use online, although the last name is not my real last name. I like to keep my personal information just that, and I hope you guys understand that. I hope you guys can keep up with my insane rambling– I apologize from now!
I feel as if when I wake up, I instantly feel a vibe. A vibe of what this day would feel like, and maybe that’s peculiar, but that’s what happens in my not-so-boring life. There really is no such thing as a boring life, is there? When in fact, life is exciting. Each breath, every thought, is all so extraordinary. Have you ever just looked in the mirror, peered at the reflection, and wondered? Thought to yourself, Wow. I’m a human being, and I have so many powers. I don’t have to be supernatural– I can talk, speak, hear, dream, inspire, and so much more.
That’s precisely what I felt this morning as I woke up and became aware of my surroundings. Of course, when I realized what time it was, there was no time for deep thought. Who wakes up at twelve? My only excuse was winter break– which I had realized with a pang is almost over. Naturally, I ran into a major stress-zone as I remembered science fair.
If you’re required to participate in the competition of doom, you know what I felt. Each year since third grade, I have created a project, gone through with it, and presented it. And won. The pressure is always on to pull it off again, and this time the pressure was seriously gnawing at me as I dealt with an insanely large problem. After dealing with it, I once again doubted my project. Was it good enough, complicated enough?
I always have to tell myself to take an okay project, make it the best you can, and you can get far. I wouldn’t fail if my project wasn’t amazing, considering the judging consisted of so much more than that. With that out of the way, I felt relieved, I’ll admit. I then returned to the spectacular world of Jane Eyre, which yes, I’m reading.
I’ve read shorter versions before as a kid in seventh grade (funny when we look back then and see how different we were), but the unabridged version is much better. I won’t say much to spoil anything, but if you have read Jane Eyre, I’m nearing the end and it’s gotten good. Insanely good. I could barely break myself away to do anything else.
But then I received news of a massive snow storm coming our way (8 to 10 inches!), which practically changed my whole schedule. I’d already been inside the house for a few days, so a break was needed. Around 3, I went out to run some errands. The errands were fairly simple, such as the grocery market, but it was nice to be out in the fresh air. I don’t mind the cold, and I never have. The way people can bundle up in puffy winter coats, scarves and mittens when it’s 10 degrees outside mystifies me. If that’s what you wear in that weather, what happens to us when it’s in the negatives? Hello, insane layering. Somehow, I don’t see that as an upcoming fashion trend.
Getting back to my day! I was actually looking at American Eagle for a new sweater, considering their insane sale. A bunch of adorable sweaters on the sale racks– absolutely nothing more exciting. Unfortunately, not everything can be afforded, but I made away with a maroon-colored, detailed sweater. The fit, and especially the sleeves, has me in love. I’m sure I’ll get amazing use out of it!
I got back home a few hours later, and have been reading, writing some FanFiction, and surfing the internet. I’m still looking out for that snow! And, of course, I just got an amazing idea for my next FanFic chapter. Great timing, no? I figure this has gone on enough– I really enjoyed free-writing in this post. Just letting my thoughts spill out into a blog post unfiltered was a nice change.
Again, I apologize for the insanely long post… now looking back, very, very long. Well, it can’t be helped! Until next time, leave comments and feedback, as always 🙂