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As you probably didn’t know, my blog is entitled: thisneverland, a seventeen-year-old’s perspective on life and that second star to the right... Now I realize that most people probably don’t care a hoot about what a seventeen year old thinks. Therefore, (and also because I feel that a focused blog will probably be better) I am brainstorming ideas either about a new blog, or about ways to change thisneverland, or both. Probably both.

And just as a heads up (because maybe somebody possibly might (and I say ‘might’ in a really high-pitched voice) have an interest in bettering their lives, improving their relationships, paying off debt, and securing their future, I am going to be writing about my experience this past weekend in St. Louis, Missouri. This is going to include lots of amazing real-life stories that you need to hear so make sure to check back!

For now, you can go to http://www.danijohnson.com/ and get a taste of what I was learning.

P.S. Did you know that ‘blog’ stood for web-log?

It took me a while folks! But I have finally learned the name of this thing I’m writing here.

P.P.S. (post post script) here’s the link to http://www.stylemepretty.com/ and http://pinterest.com/unsimplysara/wedding-magic/  in case you’re having a wedding-low! Or if you’re a guy who likes either funny things or harry potter OR Paramore, you can go here: http://pinterest.com/unsimplysara/just-for-laughs-i-seriously-lol-d-d/ or http://www.paramore.net/blog/4th-album-announcement-1873356

Have an awesome weekend!

Love Always,

Sara

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Okay, so a couple things:

My mom did one of those, ‘Oh that book looks interesting, I’ll pick it up and see if it’s any good’ book picks at the library the other day and now I’m on like page 53 or something. It’s called Weird by Craig Groeschel. It’s awesome. You need to read it. I’m going to google image it and see if I can add it to the post.

I tried to write a quick post a couple days ago about this documentary I watched with my parents called, Tapped, but I was having technological issues. Boo. It’s about bottled water and the big companies that you thought were rich because of their chocolate (Nestle) and coke (Coca Cola), but are really rich from taking free water, not cleaning it, putting it in bottles that leech harmful chemicals that cause cancer and death into the water, making everybody think that it’s somehow cleaner than the strictly regulated and tested tap water, and then selling it for a bajillion times the price they produced it for. You have to watch it. You also have to watch Forks Over Knives, Food Inc., Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, Waiting for Superman, and this 9/11 one I watched years ago. Documentaries inspire awe in me. I want to make one someday soon.

I ‘hung out'(I really hate the phrase, but I don’t know how else to say it without sounding proper) with most of my Turning Point senior friends yesterday night–Oh how I miss them and enjoy their company!

Okay, now back to using my time wisely.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2012 in News

 

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That Second Star to the Right

I’ve been wanting to start a blog for a VERY long time, and I finally took the plunge after my good friend Nicole started one of her own (http://blooberries.wordpress.com/–she takes some awesome pics and is an all around amazing person, so check out her blog!) I’m realizing now that I also started this blog because of an article I read that made me very angry:

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2006/04/27/10-things-teenage-writers-should-know-about-writing/

It was about how teens basically write crap and are too young to know much about anything. Ugh. Adults. (No but seriously, John Scalzi really needs to read the bible more often–hello? 1Timothy 4:12??)

Anyways, if you were sadly uncertain as to the reason of my blog title, this neverland, it is an allusion to that far off place that is Peter Pan’s home–a fascinating and magical place where you never grow up. I know most of us can relate to being afraid of change, and what with college application deadlines coming around the corner, high school seniors are especially prone to thoughts of hiding–or at least, I am… It’s not that I’m not excited about the change, it’s just that life is the hardest it’s ever been, and sometimes I wish there was someplace I could go to not think about it all, you know?

Everyone has a ‘neverland’, a place where they go to get away from the world, and I’m hoping that this blog can be that to some people, a place to get away from the world and all the voices telling us what we can’t do and why we can’t do it. This neverland isn’t here as a way of diversion (though I do hope you have a laugh and enjoy yourself while exploring the blog), it’s here as a way for people to help each other figure life out together, and as a lit pumpkin cupcake candle, to give you a tiny flame of hope in whatever darkness you may face.

So, I thank you ahead of time for reading here, and from my heart I welcome you to fly away with me to           this neverland.

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2012 in News

 

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