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While I’ve Been Away…

I’ve been away from my blog for a while, and I really don’t have a reason other than that blogging hasn’t been a major priority.  I’ve kind of missed writing and sharing bits of my life and my thoughts on topics, but it is what it is, right?  In any case, here are some of the things that have happened since I last wrote on my blog (which was in September 2016).

  • I visited NYC for Christmas.
  • I’ve been acing all my classes.
  • I got a part-time job in a coffee shop.
  • I celebrated my 3 year anniversary with my girlfriend.
  • I’ve been accepted to two colleges so far.

There’s more mundane things that have happened over the past 7-8 months, but nothing worth mentioning.

Even though I’m waiting to hear back from a few colleges, I’m fairly certain I know where I’ll be attending in the fall.  It’s near my girlfriend’s hometown and she has also been accepted to that university already.  And I already have my major picked out – computer science/information technology – as that’s what I’ve been doing on my own over the years.  The nice thing is that thanks to the Dual program I’m in at my online school now, I’ll already have an Associate’s Degree and general education classes will be knocked out already.  I could probably graduate with my Bachelor’s within two years if I wanted to.

I think I’m going to take my time though.  I’m young, and in no rush to become a “full adult” anytime soon.

So, that’s what’s been going on with me.

How have you been?


Luke Cutforth’s Kickstarter Campaign

I watch quite a few YouTubers, and recently saw that one of my favorites, Luke Cutforth, was making a big announcement at the end of July.  Like a lot of others, I thought, “Great, another YouTuber book.”  Not that it’s bad that YouTubers are writing books, but it seems like they’re all doing it at once.

Anyway, it wasn’t a book.  Luke is actually making a film out of one of his favorite books – The Drowning of Arthur Braxton – which he explains that when he first read it, he wanted it to be a film.  Now he’s getting the chance to actually direct that film.

That’s definitely cooler than a book.

So even though they’ve started filming already, there’s still a lot to be done in making this film, and they need a minimum of £75,000 (roughly $117,000) to make it happen.  That’s where the Kickstarter campaign comes in.

It might seem like a lot, and these crowdfunded campaigns can be risky, but on the first day the project raised over a third of their goal.  Now they have 27 days to go and they’re now around two thirds funded.  I don’t think this would be a risk at all if you choose to donate.

Now, I personally have never read the book, so I cannot say I am a fan of the book and want to see it as a movie.  I’ll probably read it at some point, maybe I won’t… I don’t know.  What I do know is that I want to support one of my favorite YouTubers in making one of his dreams come true.  And I do know that I cannot wait to see how the movie turns out (even if I don’t read the book first).

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If I Could See the Future…

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Advantage of Foresight.”

Despite the catch of losing one day each time I looked into the future, I still wouldn’t want to.  It’s tempting, for sure.  I mean, who doesn’t want to know what their life is going to turn out like?  What kind of job will you have?  Will you be successful or a failure?  How many kids will you have?

Endless questions.

Being able to see into the future could mess a person up.  If I were to look into the future and see that I end up successful and rich, then I’d graze through life not worrying, and probably cocky, knowing that everything is going to be okay.  On the other hand, if I found out I’m essentially a failure in the future, then I’d end up depressed for the rest of my life.

Of course, either outcome could end up changing, but it would ultimately change the person I am now – and I like that person.

Knowing the future takes away from the now.  We humans put too much time dwelling on the past or looking towards the future that we forget to live our lives in the moment with no worry and no regrets.

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

Matthew 6:27 

Besides, I like surprises – and life is full of them.

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Coming Soon – Meet the Campbells!

Though I know that we won’t be covering feature posts in Blogging 101 for another two weeks, I have been sitting on a feature idea for a while now and am ready to go forward with it now.  It’s a short series that I’m calling “Project: Meet the Campbells” where I am going to do a short profile and Q&A with each of my siblings, with a bonus post of one of my siblings interviewing me.

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The idea came from comments on my blog and my brother Seth‘s blog addressing the fact that we have such a large family.  In fact, we were going to make this a project for both of our blogs, but Seth declined since he does not have as much free time right now.  So I am heading off the project and have already conducted the first few interviews with a few of my older siblings.

It’s a funny feeling to interview your siblings, but it was definitely interesting.  It was fun to come up with individual questions for each of my siblings and I’m looking forward to talking to the rest of them this weekend to finish that part of the project.

I know I am enjoying putting together and executing this project, so I hope those of you who read my blog will enjoy reading the posts and learning a little more about my family.

On that note, I am expecting the first post to go up this Monday.

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Bibliophile Defined

I really enjoyed this post by my brother. For his first one, it’s really original. It’s not your average introduction post, which makes it more interesting. At the same time, you’re learning something about my brother and it sort of leads into what part of his blog will be about. Most of all though, I like that he took the post and taught a term that people might not be too familiar with.

So go and check out my brother’s blog and maybe follow it. I can tell he’s going to have some good and interesting posts.

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Tales of a Triplet

bibliophile defined

Someone will ask me to describe myself and the first thing I tell them is I’m a bibliophile.

“What’s a bibliophile?” is what they ask 99% of the time.

I guess I can’t expect too many other teenagers of this day and age to know what it is.  However, I’ve also come across a few adults who are unfamiliar with the term.  I don’t think it’s sad.  I’m sure there are plenty of words that I still don’t know and would need someone to define for me.

So what is a bibliophile?

noun
1. apersonwholovesorcollectsbooks,especially asexamplesoffineorunusualprinting,binding, orthelike.

That’s me in a nutshell.  I have more books than my brothers have video games, combined!  And I have five brothers, mind you.  Though that’s not more than the number of shoes my three sisters…

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Thinking of Family

With that huge Blizzard hitting the northeast tonight and tomorrow, I can’t help but worry about my family and friends who live up there.

I know we all survived the blizzard of 2011… or 2012, I don’t remember the exact year.  Either way, we did go a while without power.  I just hope this time it’s a little easier for everyone up there and that they all stay safe and warm.

Not much to this post, sorry.  Just wanted to express my concern for everyone in the blizzard’s path.

But if any of my siblings, cousins, friends, etc. from back home are reading this… I love you all and stay safe.

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I’m now on bloglovin!

So I recently discovered Bloglovin thanks to Tabby of orangeowldiaries and decided to sign up.  I like to read a lot of blogs, so I’m hoping this will make my experience easier for me.

Another thing is that I’m thinking to keep up with my blog, I’ll at least do a weekly post where I talk about events that happened during the week.  If I happen to do something, like try a new vegan recipe, then I will do a separate post for that particular thing.

I’ll see all your faces soon!

… and hopefully on Bloglovin too!

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