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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?

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Hello… it’s me.

My girlfriend got me hooked on that song.  I resisted the hype the best I could.

But it’s a good song… I can’t deny that.

Anyway, I’m stopping by because I haven’t been blogging frequently.  I’ve been quite busy lately, and blogging just ended up on my back burner.  Between school, working and volunteering I’ve got a lot on my plate.  Plus I need to make time for myself, my family and my friends.

I’ve been reading a bit lately, mostly non-fiction books.  My favorite so far has been 7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens… so if you’re a teenager you should definitely check it out.

I was also able to get my driver’s license… so get off the roads! (Ha.)  I’m planning on taking the SAT in May, so that’s another thing that’s been taking my time – you know, studying for it.

So how am I coping with all this on my plate?

Yoga.

I’m taking a yoga class once a week and do some in the morning now… before my morning run.  Running is another way I deal with all of this… it clears my head.

Maybe I’ll write a post about my morning routine within the next few weeks.

So… how are you?

sly


My 2015 Goals: the Results

Dang, it’s 2016 and it’s been a while since I’ve written.  I guess I got caught up in my everyday life that I completely ignored my blog.  I’m sorry blog… and the readers.  But it’s a new year and and I’m determined to be on here more (or at least once a week).

2015 goal results

Back June I gave a progress report on how my goals were going.  I was doing okay from what I remember and I can tell you right now I didn’t quite complete my list, but I guess that happens.  So here are my results for last year’s goals.

Sly’s 2015 Goals – the Results:

– Post at least once a week on my blog… failed.

I can’t say it’s a total fail.  I did good up until the end of the year, when life got a little crazy for me.  This might be another goal for this year, but we’ll see.

– Travel to a new country… failed.

I was unable to make it out of the United States this year, which kind of stunk. But I’m already looking at places to go to this year so I think this one will make it on this year’s goals list.

– Learn 24 new recipes… Completed December 2015.

In my time off the internet, I spent a lot of it cooking and learning new recipes.  I’m happy to say I can make 24 new dishes, even if some are simple ones.  Of course, not all were perfect, but I still learned to make them… so it counts.

– Try something new… Completed November 2015.

I actually tried doing a 10-day green smoothie cleanse in early November and I did feel really great after it.  I was a little moody the first few days though.

– Get a part-time job after my 16th birthday… completed April 8th, 2015.

I actually got a part-time job/internship before my birthday, so that was a huge accomplishment for me this year!

– Get my girlfriend a super amazing present for our 1 year anniversary in March… completed March 1st, 2015.

Yes, I did spoil my lady this year for our first anniversary…. and you can read all about that adventure here.

– Increase my running stamina to 3 miles… Completed July 2015.

I completed my goal of running three miles with no trouble this summer.  It was a great accomplishment for me.

– Get my driving permit in May and my license by December 31st… failed.

I’ve got my permit, so that’s half of it.  But unfortunately I was not able to get in to take my driver’s license test before the end of the year.  I am happy to say that I do have an appointment this month to take the test and hopefully pass.

 

So I didn’t do too bad.  I actually completed more than I thought.  I’m currently working on my goals for this year, so you can expect that post to be up in a few days.

Happy New Year everyone!

sly


My 2015 Goals: 6 Month Update

It’s hard to believe that we’re already into June of 2015, but it’s here… staring us in the face whenever we look at our calendars.

2015 goals update

Back in January, I was inspired by Tabby to make my own Goals of 2015 list to complete this year.  Yes, it’s pretty much a ‘new year resolution’ list, but I like the idea of having goals and a deadline to complete them (within reason, of course).

So, as you can see I have a separate page here on my blog for my goals, but let’s take a look and see how I’m progressing with them so far…

Sly’s 2015 Goals (Update 6/14/15):

– Post at least once a week on my blog… in progress.

Since this is an ongoing goal, I can’t say it’s completed.  And there are always circumstances that come along where I am not able to post, but I don’t think I’ve been doing too bad so far.

– Travel to a new country… not complete.

I still have yet to leave the USA as of 2015.  I just have not been able to in the last six months, but now that it’s summer, I should be able to get on that.

– Learn 24 new recipes… in progress.

Twenty-four recipes is a lot, for me anyway.  So far I’m up to eleven and all can be found on my Goals page, complete with links to the recipes.

– Try something new… not complete.

I have yet to try something that I really consider new.  No, the new recipes do not count.

– Get a part-time job after my 16th birthday… completed April 8th, 2015.

I actually got a part-time job/internship before my birthday, so that was a huge accomplishment for me this year!

– Get my girlfriend a super amazing present for our 1 year anniversary in March… completed March 1st, 2015.

Yes, I did spoil my lady this year for our first anniversary…. and you can read all about that adventure here.

– Increase my running stamina to 3 miles… in progress.

To be completely accurate, I’m currently at 2.25 miles without wearing myself out.  I don’t have too much more to go!

– Get my driving permit in May and my license by December 31st… in progress.

I’m currently halfway there.  I got my permit on my birthday, so after some lessons and practicing for about 5-6 months I’ll be able to take my test before the last day of the year.

 

So it looks like I’m doing pretty well, even if only two of the tasks are fully complete.  I think I will actually be able to complete my list by the end of the year.  Of course, this is assuming I don’t fail my driving test at the end of the year.  We’ll see how that works out.

sly


Just Some Life Updates

So I haven’t updated in a while, and the reason is simple… I’ve been a little busy.

You all know I’m back in school and since it’s online it doesn’t take up as much of my time so I have more time for other things.  Lately I’ve been cooking and learning some recipes from my new cookbooks, so that’s been taking my time.  I am also in business with two of my brothers in a photography company we are starting up.

Meanwhile, I’ve also been keeping more in contact with my siblings that are out of state.  My brother Seth is starting a book club at his and Scotty’s school since he’s such a bookworm and he’s also dominating the chess club. Scotty is auditioning for a lead in the first school play, so I’m rooting for him to get it.  But Scotty has also released some music on his SoundCloud account, so here’s one of them:

In other news of some of my other siblings, my oldest sister and my oldest brother are each planning their weddings with their significant others… so that might happen before the end of the year.  They’ll probably be in the same week or month.

But yeah, that’s pretty much it.