I have finished Stars Don't Fall and am working on the revising stage of my book. However, school is going to get very much in the way with all this work and socializing I must do. So I decided today in fourth period English Honors that I will find a different goal for the moment that is more easily achieved. I make goals, because it keeps me on my toes and I won't slack behind. You want to know what my new goal is?
I babysit for a very nice family, and admittedly, I get some good money from them. I am not complaining. However, after a long few weeks of being computerless, and with all this work and printing I have to do, I want to start saving up for a laptop. I have two more items I want to buy before I begin my saving, and that's The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice, and temporary hair dye for that moment when my current style fades. Then, it's off to the laptop store.
300 dollars sounds like a good place to start, right? I'm sure my goal will be achieved quickly once I get a job as well. Once I get my laptop, I'm going to march in and open a bank account. There begins my future. College. Many colleges. I plan to go to at least three colleges in certain stages.
UVU for those stupid required courses that I don't get done Senior year, and then Utah State for my English Degree, and then Northwestern in Chicago for Journalism. Money in this economy is going to be tight, but I want to save up. I want to get scholarships, because this is my dream. College life is my most futuristic path ahead of me right now, the thing I'm focused on most. Not kids or family, but college. That will be the ultimate goal, and it might all be improved when I get a laptop to do my work and writing on. That way I won't have to worry about redoing everything on the home computer, or having to transfer work onto dad's laptop when the computer breaks... I can't believe we live in a world where computers are so vital for our education and work. It's just mind blowing how much time people spend online, and I was one of those people until my time became restricted.
I don't want to spend a lot of time with my laptop when I get it. I only want to check things regularly and/or do work that my grade depends on, and WRITE. I have three revised chapters I want to replace! I want to do them now, before school gets REALLY hectic. And I want a laptop I can put on my desk downstairs, where I can get comfortable, not be bugged, and jam out to music. THIS IS NOT A TACTIC FOR INAPPROPRIATE THINGS. I will never do that. I have no desire to do that. I just want a laptop.
So for now, that's my goal. To revise my entire first novel is a longer goal that will take time and effort, but it will still be there. I'm not giving up on it. I won't give up on any of my stories, really. I won't try to. I want to become a better person this way. It seems, with all my iffy decisions that mormons around me judge, that this is truly the only way EVERYONE in the world would agree on. Goals. Everyone has goals, and this goal isn't bad, so why should someone oppose it? It's one thing I still have in common with society in Utah.
Have I ever mentioned that I've had seven kids notice my yellow shirt says "Sinful" on the back, and they tell me outright? Yes well, guess what? They're all mormon. -.- Story of my life.