My last post for today because I got distracted (AGAIN!)!!! I'm starting to get annoyed with myself, that's just depressing. I start winter quarter tomorrow, aaaaahhh kind of freaking out! I always freak out about the unknown though, we have established that. I wonder what types of people will be in my class, if it'll be overwhelming, what the professor is like, where I'll sit and more importantly fit with my wheelchair, oh and how cold it's going to be!!! The colder it is, the worse my driving is...ugh can it be Spring already?!
I am however really excited about my classes, they're supposed to be really good (or so the description alluded to that). I know for a fact one of my fellow wheelchair friends will be in one of my classes, so I look forward to that social experience/experiment. I say experiment because I'm eager to see how people react to two disabled girls in one class. I'm going to take this opportunity to really observe (even more than I already do) how people react and learn how to educate and show people that I'm one cool cripple (okay let's not get ahead of ourselves 'cool' might not be the right word, how about: awesome). Stay tuned for that blog post!
Okay now lets focus on the title of this post, the plan. This plan is basically my desperate attempt to get on the Ellen show. I will be tweeting her and her staff like crazy (@yoyoyomara) and I will continue to write her letters and try to get this to go viral! *fingers crossed* There is three months to my birthday, my only wish is to raise awareness about Camp Promise to get people to donate and make the 5th year of camp legendary!!! Stay tuned for my progress!
I just spent half an hour going through Facebook newsfeed, twitter tweets, and Instagram pictures...there are too many distractions in this world! My new revised goal for today, four or five posts, then the rest tomorrow and then I'll probably be posting one a week on either Friday/Saturday/Sunday, maybe twice if anything super exciting or worth writing about comes up. Have you noticed I change my mind a lot about my blogging schedule, yeah I should work on that! Maybe...
So my reason for this post, The Vampire Diaries!!! The winter finale was so good, the one thing I love about this show is that there are always cliffhangers, it's one thing to have a good show and leave the viewers guessing and it's just exceptional when the writers literally leave the viewer hanging; completely in doubt if what will happen next! I've got to give credit where credit is due, the guy that portrays Klaus is phenomenal at being evil, but somehow he still manages to make me feel sorry for him because he's lonely. I am however kind of confused because I don't know which people have made pacts with Klaus, and was it really worth it with 12 hybrids dead? I know, I'm overanalyzing the show, but it's not my fault my brain just never stops thinking. Aaaaahhh vampires!!! Sorry freak out moment! I have to say Jeremy (I don't know the actor's name) has been going to the gym, like a lot! He used to be Elena's emo kid brother now he's a fit hunter, just another reason to keep watching the show :) I am however conflicted, for three years I wanted Damon and Elena together, but now that she's sired to him their love is just not the same, I guess the journey of Damon trying make her fall in love with him was just way better than the destination of her being sired. So many thoughts...can't wait until it comes back January 17th!
So my goal for just today, is to write 8 posts, the 8 posts I didn't write over my winter break. I already published one and its only 3:15 pm, I'd say I'm on a role in terms of feeling accomplished. So this second post will be more updates because I didn't want to write just one really long post all by its lonely self. I've been OBSESSED with The Lumineers song, 'Ho Hey' it's SO GOOD!!! My wiggle-in-chair-jams are 'Scream and Shout' by William and Britney and 'Don't you worry child' by Swedish House Mafia. I have been eating tamales and tacos like a true Mexican, and maybe too many carbs (I LOVE BREAD). You wouldn't think it by looking at me, but I'm a secretly good obsessed! I had my plate of posole on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, it was great! My presents included a new bed frame, a tree decal for my room, Pitch Perfect, a really cool Scrapbook like thing (it's like a Scrapbook, but you don't have to put in the effort to decorate it comes pre-decorated!), and some chocolate!
I watched Hallmark movies non-stop for a day or two or three (I know...addicted) and I managed (see what I did there? Used the word managed to make it seem more like an accomplishment) to watch all of Season 2 of Teen Wolf on Netflix in 2 days...oh yeah, I'm determined. I think the reason I watch so much television is because I love to analyze the characters and see the end result of a talented group of writers' work come to life. I watched all of The Mindy Project, totally recommend it, super funny. I'm really enjoying Glee this season, I was a bit worried that less if Rachel and Finn would make the show less interesting but I'm glad they are still there and these new characters are really talented!!! I watch the Glee Project, so I knew one of the new actors. The Vampire Diaries deserves its own post...SO GOOD!!!!
I know, I know, I just disappeared for like a month. So here's the story, my intentions were good, I WAS going to write twice a week for the month that I was on vacation, but then laziness took over and I just watched too much television (I think I have an addiction) and ate A LOT! Honestly, the first two weeks I didn't feel like writing because Camp lost one of its campers right before Christmas. I honestly didn't get to know her that well, even though she was in my cabin, but Leah was always smiling and people called her the dog whisperer. I know it comes with the territory of knowing people that are disabled like myself, to expect that we won't live as long as able bodied people, but it kinda hit me like a big yellow school bus: as much as I try and be positive about life, the odds that I'll live as long as my able bodied friends aren't so great. I know people die every day, of all ages, for all different reasons, but it just hits me every time: life is short.
Then the shooting in Connecticut totally freaked me out, so I didn't feel like writing or reflecting on it so suddenly. You see, as a kid (let's be honest, I'm still this way) I thought strangers were going to kill me or that they were crazy or something, because I have trust issues due to feeling so limited. So in school I was always super shy (still am) and I wouldn't really talk to someone until I categorized them as 'normal' <---not a killer. That's why it freaks me out that these kids saw someone with a gun, were shot, and didn't even have the opportunity to save themselves. I am however INCREDIBLY proud of the teacher that hid her students in cabinets to save them. In high school there was a lockdown for 3 hours because some guy was running around possibly with weapons at a mall (my high school was across the street from said mall) and my art teacher, Mrs. Summerfield put me in the supply closet, nothing bad happened and they caught the guy, but I'm really glad I was in that class during the lockdown (originally I had tried to get credit for French as an art credit, I'm glad that didn't go through--there weren't any closets in any of the other classrooms).
So in conclusion, hearing about deaths and my compassion levels being higher than usual over the Holidays, drained me of actually wanting to write. The only thing I really had energy for was eating my feelings and changing channels/movies on the OnDemand feature on the remote. I did hang out with my wheelchair/camp friends one day, and my school friend another day. I was going to finish reading Ben Mattlin's book, but that never happened...oops! I did however get going on my Ellen DeGeneres show plan! I listened to a bunch of music and did I already mention I ate a lot?! Oh and drumroll please...I MADE IT ON THE DEAN'S LIST!!!!!!!!!! Fall goal accomplished!!!!!!!!!! :)