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On Finishing

On February 2nd of this year, I started a project. I didn’t plan on it going very far, I just had this idea in my head that I wanted to get out. Originally, it was just going to be a standalone prologue for a story I’d never finish, just to fill my Thursday “fiction” slot for Bri 2.0. But it grew from there, and to my surprise, that standalone prologue had a lot more potential. And so, Eugenia was born. Continue reading “On Finishing”

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[Day 368] 1 thing I learned about myself

Wow. An entire year of blogging has come to an end. One whole YEAR. I will be the first to admit that my finishing this project was a long shot. But I did it. I blogged every day from August 19, 2009-August 19th, 2010. There were bumps along the way, weeks that I forgot to post, but I caught up every time. So I think before I tell you the one thing I learned about myself, I’ll recognize this incredible accomplishment. I don’t finish big things like this very often. I used to fail at posting once a week. Continue reading “[Day 368] 1 thing I learned about myself”

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[Day 366] 3 things that make me happy

This is the last week of Bri 2.0. Wowzers.

1. Friends. There has been a lot of change in the past year, but there are some people that have remained loyally constant, and I couldn’t have asked for anything more.

2. Blogging. Surprisingly, about three or so months ago, I started absolutely loving this project, when previously it had been an obligation rather than a pleasure. Blogging is fun.

3. Creating. Whether I’m writing a blog or book, filming a YouTube video, composing a song, or painting a picture, I’m doing what I love. No matter what happens for the rest of my life, I will be forever creating things. No one will ever take that away from me.

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[Day 362] 7 things I’ve learned about Friendship

This is the final week of Bri 2.o. I hope you all have enjoyed it as much as I have.

1. When it comes to friends, quality > quantity. I used to think that if I had enough friends, I wouldn’t feel so lonely, but that was counterproductive. Now, I have a small group of friends who sort of overlap who truly care about me, and I’m so grateful.

2. Convenient friends don’t stay convenient for long. I needed someone to sit with at lunch, but it wasn’t long before having a lunch table was no longer worth it. I wish I’d known that three years ago.

3. Take a page out of Neville Longbottom’s book; sometimes you have stand up to your friends or fear getting trampled. But at the same time, sometimes you have to stand up FOR your friends.

4. The people you often least expect can become your best friends. Bart was a skater transfer student who was a bigger slacker than I had ever met. Betsy and Avivah were two years younger than me. But all of these people are so important to me.

5. Friends don’t judge you, they just want you to be happy.

6. Friends also know when to stop. They’ll know if you’re uncomfortable or unhappy.

7. Friends change with you, not without you, and sometimes you’ll grow apart when this happens. But sometimes you won’t. Being open to change is OK.