Now that AP testing is finally over, I am finally able to dedicate more time on my DIY project. However, I'm not going to lie... my motivation is decreasing at exponential rates. With less than a month left of school, it is hard to keep up the same level of passion that I had when I first started this project.
After talking to Mr. Z about shifting the focus of my project, I realized that I have left my first one with many loose ends. I collected many of my family's stories, but just left them hanging without documenting them in anyway besides a quick summary on this blog. To finish documenting their memories, I have created a personal, password protected blog on Tumblr - 365daysofsaad.tumblr.com which I will continually update with their pictures and memories. Additionally, I have and will continue to digitalize many of the pictures that are sitting up in the attic.
Continuing with my journey, I have written a letter to my college graduate self! Next week, I am hoping to write one to be opened on my 30th birthday.
I have also continued looking for things from my younger years. Here are two of my favorite things:
In 5th grade, we had to get in groups and write a book about success. The story was about a cougar (Cougar was the mascot of my elementary school) who found success by acing a test.
It was weird to think about how long I have known the people that were in my fifth grade class, and even earlier. People like Amber, Sarah, Connor - I've known them and had classes with them since second grade. Since we were all in the GATE program, we were always in the same class.
I anticipate this upcoming week to be slow for my DIY project. I am a member of the club Friday Night Live and our annual talent show is this Friday! There are a lot of small things we need to get done to ensure that it runs smoothly.