I'm trying to figure my life out. Which is always fun. But right now what I think I want most is to be young and adventurous and ambitious. I want to bite off more than I can chew and stay up late watching obscure movies on Netflix. I want to spend my days avoiding the heat, making memories with friends, and editing weird videos.
I feel like I've always disciplined myself or restricted myself. And I'm trying to remember why.
I think it's because I've been afraid. Of people. Of possibilities. Loss. Gain. Life, basically. So I'm making the effort to be more open.
Even now I'm worried about getting carried away and losing focus. But how am I supposed to be happy and so scared at the same time? I just want to have a good summer. I'll do that.
Looking back // This past year was a little bit of a wild ride. I covered Shaky Knees Music Fest and got in reaching distance of some of my favorite musicians. I saw President Elect Trump live and in the flesh and got to report on it while snagging the most Enquirer looking photo I have ever taken. And got a photo with Major Garrett. I painted my nailsbased on books. I learned how to photoshop rainbows into pictures which may be the hardest talent not to abuse. I met amazing, talented artists. I lost my car, a true tragedy as ours was the most epic story soon to be told. I went to an author's house and an insane asylum. I read so many interesting books, essays and words I could bust. I got my septum pierced and grossed out my mom and, as it would turn out, my Dean. I wrote pieces that I am proud of. I finished up my last year of college and I got a degree.
2017 #GoalsWrite for local publications // I want to meet more people that live near me and feel connected to my town. I'v…
Stir and Drop Sugar Cookies by Betty Crocker What you'll need: 3/4 cup sugar 2/3 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour Additional sugar, if desired What to do:
Heat oven to 400ºF. In large bowl, mix 3/4 cup sugar, the oil, baking powder, vanilla, salt and eggs with spoon. Stir in flour. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press bottom of glass onto dough to grease, then dip into additional sugar; press on balls until 1/4-inch thickness. Dip bottom of glass onto a wet paper towel, then dip into dry gelatin; press onto dough. Repeat until desired color appears. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Recipe Review: So Betty lied about time and temperature. We burned our first batch. Our second batch came out perfectly cooked at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. We ignored most of step 2. You can see the full instruc…