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The Decisions We Make

Posted in Belleville, Extracurriculars, Friends, Home, School, Stuff, Theater with tags , , , , , on January 10, 2010 by Jeremy

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We had rehearsals for the play today, and I realized how much of a waste of time it’s going to be.  Sure, a lot of people think that the play isn’t going to go anywhere, but I discovered that I just have more important things to attend to.

The play should be the least of my worries, but it’s inevitably going to eat my time—time I should be spending on other important clubs…and friends.  Especially friends. That’s why I really want to quit.

We make our decisions.  We live our decisions.  We regret our decisions.  We pay for our decisions.

I hope that it’s not too late.  I’m working really hard.

Friendship on Ice

Posted in Friends, Out of Town with tags , , , on January 2, 2010 by Jeremy

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First time ice skating in two or three years.  Since we haven’t hung out in so long, Sarah invited me and a bunch of other friends to go.  We all had fun playing tag and holding each other’s hands and stuff.

I’m glad that I got to hang out with Sarah again.  It’s really been a while.  We used to be really good friends when we were in middle school and when I became a freshman.  Then, for two years, we didn’t see each other much.  Now that we have a class together, we can sort of get back to how it was before!

I think one of my biggest problems is that I tend to be afraid to step out of my comfort zone.  I think too much of the consequences.  For a more concrete example, I was too afraid to try and do tricks while ice skating.  I was just afraid to fall.  It’s pretty dumb.  I mean, falling isn’t really that painful, so a fall or two isn’t a big deal.  So, I shouldn’t be that afraid, but I am.

Family, Friends, and Family Friends

Posted in Belleville, Family, Friends, Home, Sports, Stuff with tags , , , , , on January 1, 2010 by Jeremy

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The game of “Life.”   I’m not going to analyze this board game and see if it satirizes how life is for most people or something because, frankly, I got nothing to say.

My godparents’ family came over today since we haven’t seem them for so long.  They’re really close family friends.  We haven’t seen each other in a while, and it was actually pretty awkward between each family’s children at first, but eventually, we sort of just clicked again.  Sort of.

I was afraid they’d be bored.  They were entertained by Sunday night football for a while, but when that was over, I didn’t know what to do until they found the game board hiding somewhere in the living room.  Then, I guess it took off from there.

Oh, and Michael came over earlier to help me clean my room.  I haven’t cleaned it since that post I made about cleaning it a while ago.  I was lucky that he was in an odd mood to clean.  Thanks, Michael!

A Good Sign?

Posted in Belleville, Friends, Summer Vacation with tags , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2009 by Jeremy
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I have finished both the PowerPoint presentation and the report!  I did the former in the morning and finished the latter about fifteen minutes ago. (Time now – 12:25 am)  I’m so happy that I was able to finish them because it would usually take me until about 2:00 to finish a report or an essay by itself.  (That is, if I decided to do it the day before the due date)  So, perhaps this “success” is a sign of good things to come.  What I might’ve learned with this experience:

  • that procrastination is bad
  • that focusing can get you anywhere
  • that school work should take precedence over fun time

Let’s see if these lessons stay with me.  (Doubt it)

So, the last day of summer vacation.  Although I did occupy myself for most of the day with the PowerPoint presentation (took a long time because it had to be in Italian, hence the dictionary in the picture) and the report, I was able to get away from my house and slightly enjoy the last day of vacation.  My friend had an impromptu pool gathering that I went to, despite the very cool weather.  The water was cold, but I went in for the sake of being in a pool.  A few other friends came, most of whom didn’t go in.  This must have been the first time I was able to go out on the last day of vacation instead of catching up on summer work the entire day.   Maybe I am learning.

So, it is official.  Summer vacation is over, and my time will once again be dedicated to my senior year in school.  I’m pretty glad to be coming back.

I really should end this post with a reflection of my entire summer vacation.  Perhaps a short ponderous paragraph or statement that succinctly describes the amazing time I’ve had.  Perhaps I should.

But I won’t.

Instead, I just want to express my gratitude to all my friends who have made this summer extraordinary.  Sure, I can look back at all the posts of this blog from late June to early September and count how many fun activities I’ve done, but that number wouldn’t mean anything if my friends weren’t involved.  And I think really cool friends were what had been lacking in the past summers, during which I stayed home most of the time.   Sure, I’ve known the people I’ve hanged out with this summer before, but it wasn’t until these past two months that I was able to realize how cool life is with them.

Like millions of other kids say, “This has been the best summer ever!”

Philosophy Change?

Posted in Out of State, Out of Town, Summer Vacation with tags , , , , , , on July 2, 2009 by Jeremy
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I generally appreciate the time I have to myself.  I often tell people to try and not let solitude get to them by looking for ways to amuse themselves when they find themselves in a situation like that.  “You don’t always need company for entertainment.”

Well, I don’t know anymore.  Although I met a number of people from other states during the FBLA conferences, I was still alone.  Acquaintances are definitely different from friends.  Just because I was able to shake their hands, get their names, and had a laugh or two with them didn’t mean that they would save me from a dinner with myself.  It felt pretty miserable, and I had never yearned for company so much before.