Tuesday, November 26, 2013

a running start at life

Some of you may or may not know that I have been in the Running Start program for that past 2 and a half months, but needless to say (after the obvious intro to this post), I have... been in Running Start, that is.  Let me start over.

Running Start is a program offered to Juniors and Seniors in high school who want to switch from high school classes to college classes at their local community college (mind you, these high school students attend ALL college classes with ALL college students).  All classes are covered financially by state taxes except for food, parking permits, and books.  The benefit of this is that once a high schooler graduates (from high school), they not only receive their High School Diploma, but also an AA degree at the community college they're attending.  And that's what I've been doing for the past 2 and a half months.

I really enjoy going to community college!  I think it's challenging, but at the same time, I'm not drowning.  Right now, it seems I've adjusted to the college so much, it doesn't feel like I'm...(how can I pust this?)... I guess I feel like it's just regual work?  You know how you get used to a new grade after a few months, it's not that hard anymore?  That's how I feel about this.  Sure, there are days where I feel swamped, but it just seems part of the norm, now.  And I still can't believe I'll have two years of college once I'm out of here!

But as they say, starting something new and challenging, brings new responsabilities... okay, no one has really ever said that (but I'm saying it now).  Another thing that is starting to become the norm in my mind (well, I've actually been thinking about this since I was 12) is looking at colleges after Running Start.  Right now, I've been looking at colleges more on the financial side and where I see myself less than 2 years from now. 

For those interested in what my "degree plan/strategy" is, feel free to continue (skip if you're not).  My plan is to attend a somewhat private art school close to my house, getting my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Art & Animation (BFA).  I would then like to make my way down to the beautiful sun-shine state, California.  From that point on, things get a little fuzzy; a work in progress, you might say.  I would like to start working at getting my Creative Writing & English degree by transferring my 2 years of Running Start credits to a Cali school.  Also during that time, which I might have a hard time with (this is where it gets fuzzy), I would then like to begin working at Disneyland parks (I don't even care if I have to clean up puke, I'm working there) and interning at Disney Animation Studios or Pixar Animation Studios.  Yeah, it's a lot!  My main concern is the money, but if it's on my heart, I think God will provide some options for me.  And on top of everything, I would like to go study abroad in England, but after all of what I've listed here, I think that needs to be excluded at the moment...

Now that I've talked about what I want to do, what do YOU guys want to do?  I'm very curious!  What schools would you like to go to?  Where do you see yourself living in 5 years?  I'm all ears (or eyes and fingers... I'll read your comments and then write back to you).

Goodnight, my Lovelies!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

hey world.

Hey world.  What's up? 

So my channel is still a work in progress.  I'm working with the equipment that I have until I decide I really need to invest in some new things.  I'm getting excited!

That's not really the reason I wanted to blog right now.  Right now, I want to talk about life.

Life's scary.  It's hit me in the last couple of weeks that life isn't something you have control of

(I've rewritten so many possible sentences I could fit after that last sentence, but I just couldn't find the right words.)

I guess what it all comes down to is that God is in control of our life.  He knows the past, the right now, and the future of all of our lives.  I try so hard all the time to plan my future, and what I've been planning for years, is finally getting close - close to my real future.  It's so close, I'm afraid of what path I want to go down.  What if I screw up?  I'm only given one life.  A life that is so fragile and can break when it's swallowed up by the world.

I almost wish I was Kim Possible on my old Nintendo DS game where you were given three lives until it was game over.


"Why do you worry when I support you all this time?" His voice calls out to me.
"Because I'm worried I'll fall." I whisper back.
"Did you ever think that a fall could help you jump even higher?" He says back.
"What if I hit rock bottom when I fall?"
"Trust in me; I will catch you, child.  You will be alright when you trust me."


If you didn't get the hint, that's the sort of conversation I have with God (No, he doesn't really respond, but I feel that that's what he's saying to me.  Is that weird?).

Think video game, for a second.  I realized that God is my "extra life."  Because I excepted Jesus in my heart, I have an everlasting/bonus life.  No matter what happens, God will redeem me with a new life every time I fall.  And when the game is over, it doesn't matter anymore, because I will still have that everlasting life with God and other Christians!

"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."
~ Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV

I have no clue if what I said in this post made sense or if this meant anything to you at all or if you're still thinking "Why does this weirdo think she can actually talk to God?"  This was just something I needed to get out there.

I love you all and wish the best life for you!


Friday, June 21, 2013

a whole new world

Something I've been thinking about a lot now, is making YouTube videos.  Mostly makeup/style/hair videos.  I've been thinking about for almost 3 years now (wow!).  And the other day I decided I would do just that!  Lady's and Gent's, meet CountYourStars247!  It's not much, but I'm going to make it a lot better :) 

First thing's first, I need to buy that camcorder I've had my eye on for a while.  I can afford it, I just need to push myself to get it now. ;]

So please check it out!  There are only a few edited videos that I've post.  The one above is my "explanation" video (I guess). And the other two are options for intros. 

Love you all!

Monday, April 15, 2013


I am happy to report, I have passed my reading and writing test to get accepted into community college!  I am absolutely thrilled!  This means I will be attending college classes for my Junior year of high school.  Yikes!  Scary, yet exciting.  I've been waiting for this moment ever since I was 12.  It feels like real life is approaching fast.  Again...yikes!  I just have to "keep moving forward" (Walt Disney)

Love to all,


Thursday, March 28, 2013

new hair color

Long time, no chat!  For those of you who haven't seen it, here is a recent picture of me with my brunette hair :] 

I am absolutely loving the color!
Nothing new to report.  Just thought I'd stop by and say hello ;)  Hello!