flashback; flashnow.

It’s…been ages.

To apologize or not to apologize?

Thousands–I mean thousands–of things have been happening to me, about me, and with me. I feel so unproductive. It’s nearing the end of the year, and my heart just breaks at the thought of my New Year’s Bucket List, and I know for sure that I’ve barely accomplished anything. I want to cry, crawl into a hole, and just cease to exist for like, two minutes so that I can take a break.

Then again, we all know how crazy that would be. Where’d we go if we didn’t exist for those two minutes?

Gasp.

Plot bunny. How unfortunate.

Anyway, I think that’ll make a great short story to get my writer’s self going. Not only has school been unproductive, writing has as well. I’ve barely got the first chapter, but I’m writing one today. I’ve decided to just suck it up and get going. Or else, I’d never get anything done.

Same with Physics, and Math and English and Bible Survey and…oh, life hurts sometimes.

But I can do this, right? I’ve been positive since the beginning of the year that everything’s gonna be all right, God’s way or my way, doesn’t matter.

And it’s weird.

I mean, awful things are happening around the world. Ebola, ISIS, kidnappings and beheadings–it’s traumatizing. Yet, even with me, the sadness, the tears and so on–I just have this ‘peace’ in me that this year will end well. Things will be better.

And I’m getting there. I will get there.

I’ve had amazing times this year: very first mission trip, completion of two years with braces (even though I still have them…my teeth ain’t that perfect yet *groan*), losing weight and gaining it back (hahahahha), and bonding with people I never thought I would bond with (they’re still annoying though).

It was fun. And that’s what’s pushing me.

827ae5890d19e2c28ce5f57b91fae753

Next year will be extremely busy though: SAT, college preparation, etc. And I’m just sixteen. So scared. Really…scared…

But the Lord is my strength. And I will lean on Him.

God bless ❤

Happy living,

Jojo

shine your way: the sunshine award.

I can’t for the life of me believe I just…disappeared like that! So sorry, didn’t mean to! I got caught up in remaking the blog…then caught up in remaking my about page…and then exams…and then band practice and everything in between!

I apologize. Not my intentions 🙂

Anyway, I’ve been nominated again! Okay, I might’ve been nominated more than a few weeks ago…but I was so incredibly lazy and well, you know the rest: excuses 😉

But let’s get on with it!

jnjnj

Aye, the sun! I’m sure you guys over on the north side are ecstatic about the coming months (summer, yo)! It always confused me why it would be cold here then and you guys will be all, “It’s summer! Yay!” and I’d be like, “I think Africa’s glitching or something…”

*cough*

So…The Sunshine Award. Not about the sun, but about the people that bring that warm, fuzzy feeling whenever you hear the voice or set eyes on them…whether they be smiling or even sitting on the other side of the room. I love those kinds of people, they’re so fun and bearable to be around…and Lori thinks I’m one of ’em. Ohh…I feel so weird!

Anyway, thanks for the nomination, Lori!

Right, so all awards come with certain questions…let’s see what Lori has for me!

SHINE YOUR WAY: Q & A

1. Tell us something unique about yourself.

Okie dokie. So, I tend to zone out a lot. I can be sitting and someone will be talking, but then somehow my eyes settle on something and I just sit there…staring…

zone

Worst case scenario was with a complete stranger at the food court. He just got up and left… 😯

2. What is your favorite part of the day, and why?

This is hard…I mean, I love the cool morning air and watching the sunrise and everything…but the sunsets are also extremely mesmerizing–ack, well maybe this will tell you something.

dusk

 

I can’t stick to one, but I love early mornings 🙂

3. Silly or Serious?

Hehe, both! There are times to be silly and times to be serious, so it’s practically impossible to pick only one 😉

4. If you could bring some sunshine to anyone today, who would it be and why?

For a long time I’ve been praying for a best friend or someone my age I could text and talk to a lot to, but today I realized  that instead of searching forever, why don’t I be one? I hope it goes a long way 😀

5. What is your favorite movie?

Lori, are you kidding me? Ha! Well, joke’s on you, I don’t have a favorite movie!

6. Do you have any pets? If so, what kind?

I have a naughty little dog with an unknown breed or species. His name is Tweetie. Or Twittie. I still don’t know.

And no, I wasn’t drunk, just uncreative…

7. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you want to live?

Ah, another unfair question. Hmm, let’s see…when I retire, I want to be living in Sweden! It’s so beautiful 😀

8. Who regularly brings sunshine into your life?

There are many who do. One of them would be…sister after me. No, I wouldn’t admit it in front of her (hehe 🙂 ) and I wouldn’t act so unless she’s not around, but yeah, she’s one of them 🙂 Alongside my baby sister…and everyone around me 🙂

9. The beach or the mountains?

What?? Are you seriously making me choose?? Well, the mountains!

…And the beach.

10. Has your blog turned out to be how you expected when you first started it? Why or why not?

Hehe…not really. My imagination speaks louder than reality. I expected it to be BOOM! POW! AWESOME! Guess that’s how everyone thinks at first 🙂 But…it’ll work out, hopefully it will 🙂 And I hope to learn a lot 🙂

Well, that’s it! I hate hard questions, Loriiii 😦 But, ha! I shall return the favor 🙂

 

NOMINEES:

Creating Beauty in the Kitchen

Everything Lovely

Steph and Penny

✏ Food Gurly

todaywasmeaningful

Girl and the Dragon

Miss Chriss Creations

On the streets of Desire


YOUR QUESTIONS:

1. If you could have a part of the day frozen for the rest of your life, which would it be and why?

2. What does your style say about you?

3. Flats or heels?

4. Would you rather be the nose or the ears? Why?

5. How old were you when you started using the internet?

6. Have you ever wanted to be someone else when you were young? Explain.

7. If you were to be stranded on the desert and had only one type of dessert, what would it be?

8. What’s your ideal weekend?

9. What do you like most about fruits?

10. What do you hope to accomplish through your blog?