Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I've been meaning to post this but i guess having lots of free time-Let's just say that i haven't been on the computer as often as i did while i was going to school, haha! Oh boy, where to start, where to start, where to start?!

So many ideas, thoughts, and memories going through my head during these past couple of days! I guess i should start by saying that i am EXTREMELY happy about passing all of my classes from the Summer term!! Especially the fact that i got an A in English! I feel so PROUD! Okay...maybe it's not a big deal...but to me it is :)

This past term, i actually laughed so much! I had a blast! Especially in Math and English! I loved both classes so much! I met some Wicked Awesome people and i plan on keeping in touch with them :) No to mention i learned A LOT! Specifically in math...because let me be honest... i can be pretty lousy when it comes to the subject...equations, factoring and square roots... yeah...not my thing...  BUT this semester, i finally learned how to tackle them and UNDERSTAND the concept! :)

I would also like to point out that it was the second time i took this specific Math Course because i failed it during the Spring Term and let's just say that when i found out i failed... i felt horrible. I honestly dreaded the fact that i had to take the class over and that i had no choice but to take it over during the Summer. I kept thinking to myself "Oh My God, i'm going to hate myself for failing and taking this class over, i'm going to feel miserable in the class!" And when i say miserable, its because i would no longer be taking Math with my friend Nicole, whom i met last year in my first Math class.

But looking back at the summer, i can't believe how wrong i was and just how much fun i had in the class! Especially with my classmates Monique, Jacqueline, and Robert! We had a lot of laughs during class but we still learned  :)

As for English, WOW! Not only did i learn and do well in the class but i became INSPIRED! I believe i mentioned in my previous post that i became inspired and came up with an idea for a new story :) Well i think i should elaborate more on that, don't you think? 50 % of the final grade for English would be counted from a Research Paper that my professor told the class about during the first day of the term. We were allowed to think for a good amount of time on what we wanted to write our paper on and then begin to conduct the necessary research.

The first thing that came to my mind was Harry Potter, because A- It's my all time favorite book series, B- I love everything about it, and C- I knew there would be a lot of sources that i could use for the paper. The only thing though that actually made me change my mind was that i had already written an essay about Harry Potter for the first assignment for the class. My professor is the coolest professor ever and i knew she wouldn't have a problem with me writing about Harry Potter again but deep down, i felt that i would be doing a lazy thing if i did write about it, so i did what any other person would have done- i changed my topic and started back at Square 1 and began to think of other things i would like to write about.

Thus leading to the start of what i would later realize, would be the beginning of an Idea. My mind drifted off through memories of Middle School, circulating a particular one during 8th grade. One of my favorite classes was US History and during a lesson of a particular war, my teacher showed us a movie about this particular soldier who fought during that war, who in my opinion is a true hero (Notice how i'm not saying who or what war it is! Muahaha!....Sorry! I will reveal this soon! I promise! Don't throw a shoe at me hehe)

Since that time when i saw that particular movie, I've never forgotten about the soldier. I then decided that i would write my paper about his life because everyone who has studied the war he fought in, only knows of what he contributed as a soldier but not of his personal life. Who was he really? What was he like? Were a few questions i asked myself while conducting my research. 

When i went to my Professor's office to pick up my paper on the last day of the semester, we had a conversation that lasted for about half an hour. She loved my paper and we talked about writing and literature and a few of my suggestions that i wish my campus would take into consideration which is to open more literature classes on my campus but that might not happen (It's all Economics) We also came to the topic of publishing and she showed me a book of poems that she got published and i told her how i felt about writing and i asked her if she has ever written a story or wanted to work on a Novel which she replied, saying that she did but she could never finish it and that there wasn't much time for her to work on it but she would rather work on Poetry.

Her novel or idea for a novel was in fact a Historical Fiction idea and right when she told me that, i felt that i had to tell someone about this new idea that i got, inspired by my research paper. Turns out that she was going to ask me a similar question! If i discovered something while writing my paper (I tell you, i was FREAKING out when i started telling her about my idea and how i felt! She understood me!) I told her that i got an idea for a story and that it would be a Historical Fiction novel and that this was something COMPLETELY NEW to me because i never EVER thought of writing Historical Fiction! Most of my ideas are real life fiction, paranormal or fantasy! 

She smiled at me and said "That is Great! Fantastic! You already started though! You have your paper to lead the way!" I replied saying that i still wouldn't know where to start but she reassured me that most of the blank spaces are already filled, i just need to find that magic touch to add that will make it my own creation! My professor then asked me if i ever considered joining the Literary Magazine staff at my campus and i told her that i did! (I honestly did, because my Creative Writing Professor from Spring Term had recommended it, but he just never properly explained how one goes about joining the staff) How ironic is it that my English professor is the one in charge of it!? 

She said she would love for me to join and asked for my email address so she could send me info on when the first meeting will be! But either way i will be seeing her again because i'm going to be taking a Literature class with her! :)

I plan on posting a couple of things, maybe later today! So keep a lookout for them!

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