Sunday, December 1

Everyone says it every year but legitimately where did this year go? How can it already be December? How can I be four months away from turning 22? Nothing makes any sense at ALL.

I'm in such a different place than I thought I would be last January looking toward the future. A lot is so different but it is all wonderful beyond words.
  • I finished NaNoWriMo!! I completed it. I did it. I wrote 50,000 words in one month! (50,202 to be exact.) This was so hard and frustrated and I have no idea how I did it but I am so thankful I decided to do this challenge. It got me writing every day which is a huge deal. My novel isn't quite done yet but I'm homing to have it finished by the end of January so I can take a few months to edit it and hopefully by this time next year it will be ready to send out to publishers! 
  • Yesterday I moved into my new house in Salt Lake. Guys. It has been an ordeal to get moved out. Two times my plans fell through and I started thinking that I just wasn't meant to move out. But then like a pot of gold, there sat my perfect little yellow house at the end of the rainbow. It's perfect and old and lovely and my room is the greatest. Pictures to follow :)
  • School starts again in about a month. WHAT. This is another one that felt like it took so long to get to. I've been aching to be back in school and at the U of U for about a year and a half and now after all that time, I'm starting in January. English degree here I come! 
  • Growing up = the pits. The fun foam pits, but also snake filled death trap pits. I love independence and living on my own but I'm so terrified of it all as well. I've been having so much growing up anxiety with moving and everything. All I want to do is be alone and sit in my bed and watch Boy Meets World (No joke, that's how I spent my first night in my new place last night and it was terrific.) The prospect of making new friends and forging new romances and all getting a new job in a few weeks makes me sick. I have enough friends, thanks. I don't need romance, thanks. (Unless you are Shawn Hunter in which case ALWAYS). I know all of this is the anxiety talking and I will feel better soon. I'll feel better after my very adult phone call to Comcast tomorrow to get internet set up in my new house. Ugh adult life.
December is so magical and wonderful and exciting. Everyone is happy and full of the holiday spirit and I'm starting to fee it seeping into my bones too. I can't wait to see what else changes this month. Let's do this!

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  1. congrats on your novel.
    I moved about three months ago and I still prefer sex and the city
    over socializing.ugh.xx

    dreaming is believing

  2. i'm so impressed and happy for you, for completing NaNoWriMo - such an inspiration! good luck with everything coming up, and i hope you settle in soon:)

    all the best.

  3. yaaay, i'm so happy for you! finishing that goal must feel so good! i'm buying your book when it gets published ^^ and congrats on your new place!

    i love december too, and somehow this year i'm even more excited :D

  4. oooh I can't wait to read your novel, judging from the little excerpts I'm guessing it will be AMAZING, and congratulations on your new house, i hope you fill it with with lovely memories x

  5. hurrah! congrats on meeting your writing goal! i'm sure it was a struggle at times, but how good does it feel to have accomplished that? awesome! i can't wait to see pictures of your new home. i can totally relate to the "becoming an adult" thing. i am several years older than you, and it's still a learning process. but fun, too. :-)


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