12 favorite things about my senior year so far!

Published October 18, 2015 by GenYMission

I thought I’d share some of my favorite things about senior year so far!

  1. Becoming a part of the “chamber choir”- at my school, there’s 2 levels of choir (some years there are 3, but this year there are 2) men’s/women’s choir (depending on if you are a boy or girl respectively) and chamber choir. Chamber is the top group, and does more concerts than any of the others. We just sang at a concert today, that the other choirs didn’t. It was pretty awesome. We sang some gospel/soulful type songs (I sing because I’m happy, Shut de do’ (keep out da devil), Gloria in excelsis deo, and a song in Swahili called “Baba Yetu”) Anyways being in Chanber has been an amazing experience because it’s always so happy when we sing in harmony and work hard to sound great! Even if I’m the only one in the room that feels so elated.  (Haha)
  2. Getting accepted into my top choice college- This was an amazing feeling because they are actually the first college I had fully applied to, and they sent me an acceptance letter within a few weeks. They are a Christian college that, out of my state but still only a few hours away. They are a brethren affiliated school, and even though I don’t say I’m part of a specific denomination, I’ve worked with brethren affiliated churches before, some that are actually connected to this school, and I really liked the experience. 
  3. Campus Life- this has nothing to do with college (as people in my school used to and probably still do believe) but it’s a Christian encouragement group is how I always described us. We’ve also unofficially named ourselves “somewhat church” which is awesome… But unimportant. Anyways, this is my 4th year in this group, and this year the advisor is taking initiative to get us well versed in the Bible, (see what I did there? Ahahaha:)) she’s basing the lessons off this book called “God’s big picture” and telling the major points during the meetings. After the first meeting I felt I needed more than just a few major points and she let me borrow the book until she needs it for the next meeting.  I’m finding it very interesting and helpful. I may post about it sometime in the future. I just love that we are getting more involved with God this year than in years past. 
  4. My math class- in my opinion, a great class starts with a great teacher. A great teacher helps you learn the most. This year, my teacher is showing us the harder way to do the problems, and then the less complicated way. We are allowed to use the easier way on tests which I love because it means I make less mistakes. (It’s showing too because i have an A in his class, and I am usually one to get B’s or even C’s in math, which usually has to do with homework or mistakes on tests)
  5. Government- I find government kinda hilarious. My class for that is filled with a bunch of obnoxious boys and they act like they don’t know what they’re doing. I guess it’s not that important. The point is I thought I’d hate government but my teachers awesome and I’m doing well. And it’s actually more interesting than I thought. Especially when we do debates. Those are always very interesting
  6. Hi BibliophilicElephant! ๐Ÿ™‚
  7. Also, Hi ZaddaPanda!!!
  8. Girl Meets World-  WHAT? Am I admitting to the world that I watched all 3 episodes of girl meets Texas as the premieres this weekend and was very engaged in every moment of it? Yes I am. I am not ashamed. I guess this isn’t actually related to it being my senior year though.
  9. I would say driving, but I don’t drive. 
  10. English- because I have the 2nd best English teacher I’ve ever had right now, and he just accepts that I’m a nerd for Harry Potter and didn’t even question my sonnet about the Fibonacci sequence (he didn’t even comment, lol, I actually got that assignment stamped right away)
  11. Friends- which doesn’t really include the lunchroom although the only time I’ve ever been able to sit with friends in the lunchroom is like 2 semesters out of 7. Oh well, it does include choir friends, and my good friend I see after school and my teacher-friend I usually visit after school. 
  12. Blogging-I should do it more, it relieves my stress. 

Well okay, that concludes my list for now! 

I’m sorry for my leave of absence readership! I’ll try and do better. 

You guys are awesome! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

A Book Series

Published September 21, 2015 by GenYMission

hello my readership. 

I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while. 

So actually, I’m up at 3am and can’t sleep I assume because I’m thinking too much. 

A lot of things have been going on lately (not bad things really, mostly good!)

So, one of those things is I got an acceptance letter from my first choice college! (And my happiness is very high)

Which isn’t actually the main point of this post. 

I need to ask you guys some questions. 

I was thinking about writing a book. Technically it would be a book series starring 5 of my original characters I have made. 

They would be non fiction books about neat topics.  (For example, I really want to do the Fibonacci sequence. ) 

So my first question is: would you guys be interested in buying something like that? Most funds will go towards my tuition/other college fees.  I don’t know what the price would be on one book yet. I’ll keep you updated. 

My second question: if you could learn about any one thing in the world, what would it be?

Thank you guys so much for your feedback. 

P.S. Even if you hate the idea, I’m probably going to try and go through with it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Something to say

Published August 10, 2015 by GenYMission

Hey hey my dear readership!

Sorry for the long absence. I just need to tell you guys a few things. 

I love blogging. I only started it last year, but I actually tried a few times before this blog. It never succeeded like this one, but this one is the first one on WordPress. 

The thing is, things have already started to pick up for my senior year and the school year hasn’t even officially started yet. So, it being my senior year, it’s likely I’ll post less. 

The other thing is that, though I haven’t said it on here, I’ve been changing a lot. God has been changing me. 

I’ve gained confidence in who I am, and realized a lot of things. 

One thing is that I am my own person, and different from everyone else, but that doesn’t make me odd. Also the other part of my title, untainted just sounds kind of weird and doesn’t really describe who I am to the greatest degree. 

My point is, I want to keep blogging, but my life is going to really pick up in the next year and then the next year as well. This title isn’t working as well as I would like. So within the next year, I’m probably going to try and change it. I’m probably just going to make a new blog and direct people there with a link. 

Like I said though, I will continue to blog, because I just love the feeling. 

But on a brighter note, I’ll tell you guys what I’m thinking for my future. I’m thinking I will go to a state university and earn an education degree. As for which grade I want to teach, I have no idea. 

If any of you have experience teaching, I would love to get your opinions. As my dad thinks that every teacher regrets their teaching decision, although I know that’s not true. Do you teachers like what you do? Do you enjoy teaching? Is it worth it?

On slightly different note, how about staying in dorms as opposed to staying around home? Do any college students or past college students have any advoce about that?

I personally want to move into dorms to have that experience.

Alright guys, thank you for reading.

You are awesome!

Owlivia Writes (a more official post)

Published July 29, 2015 by GenYMission

So the other night I was obviously bored at 1am and decided to string a bunch of words together about handwriting again.

The coherency of what I posted isn’t super important, but I’m sure most people didn’t read it to the end to see the only thing in the entire post that makes sense.

Here’s the gist;

I decided to start a thing. I was thinking it would be so cool just to get lots of handwritten notes. (That was the point of the other post, just so you know)

But, of course it would be totally insane for me to give the Internet my address.

So I thought it would be cool to exchange notes over the Internet, which is what typing is essentially.

Though, it would make it about 70% cooler if we gave each other handwritten notes over the Internet. So here’s the idea.ย 

Clearer instructions:

  • Handwrite a note
  • Take a picture, post it to your blog.
  • Tag “Owlivia Writes” in your tags (I’m following that tag)
  • I will put your note in a post and reply with another handwritten note.
  • You may ask me a question with the note, draw a picture, tell me something, give me a writing prompt, I don’t know, get creative… Just nothing inappropriate. This is a clean blog.
  • Have fun
  • P. S. I encourage you to start up your own handwriting tag or something ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Side note: I may or may not decide that a talking owl doodle or another animal is the best way to reply to you. Like a comic.

As an additional challenge, handwrite a note to your readers.

Anyways. Thank you guys, I hope you decide to write me a note. ๐Ÿ™‚

Owlivia Writes

Published July 23, 2015 by GenYMission

I haven’t abandoned you all I promise!

How are you guys? Is life going well? You can talk to me in the comments if you want!

I’m sorry I haven’t written anything in a while. I’ve been doing all the summer-y things and to be honest I haven’t been inspired to post anything in a while. The good news is I was now inspired in a way.

Snail mail.

Totally random topic. But let’s talk about it anyways.

Handwriting is so cool! I mean handwritten notes and letters are the greatest things ever!

Basically over the past couple of weeks I’ve acquired a few pen pals (which is super exciting) I love getting mail.

So I started searching for some different ideas of ways to send letters to pen pals. Unfortunately mail price goes up based on weight. The other unfortunately is I see so many cool ideas on the Internet but I know if I try most of them, it won’t turn out right.

No matter. I continue to look.

I think it would be a super romantic thing to write letters to your significant other.

It doesn’t even have to be letters. Just notes. I’m still in high school and it would be so awesome if boyfriend/girlfriend just passed notes back and forth through class. ( yes teachers, I know it’s against some rules! But seriously it would be so romantic)

Then again, I’ve never had a boyfriend… I also don’t remember ever passing notes in class… So maybe it’s not all that it seems. Sigh….

Okay. It’s late. Why do all of my posts happen late at night?

I should stop this…

Oh well… I have an idea!

Maybe we can start Internet note writing! ย (Wait… Internet note writing probably already exists, but I mean handwriting.)

It’s gonna be a positive thing, we are starting a movement guys! I’ll start… We need a tag though…

Okay, I have to ideas. The first idea is to write a handwritten note to your readers. Here’s one for all of you!

That’s a challenge to all of you!

The next thing is completely optional.

Although I would really like it if you guys did it and advertised it and it caught on!

If you guys can make this catch on, I will be the happiest little owl in the night!

I’m serious, all you have to do is post a handwritten note, and I’ll post a handwritten note in reply. (I’ll reblog or comment on your post with reply) If I do more commenting, I might make a collage from time to time showing the notes that have been written and replied to.

Remember guys, that’s “Owlivia Writes”

You guys are awesome, thank you all for reading.

A blogging U post, on my title and tagline

Published July 7, 2015 by GenYMission

Hi readers!

So today, at blogging101, they are talking about creating good titles and taglines.

I chose the title Untainted and Odd for my blog because I’m weird, and not necessarily as tainted in the mind as other teenagers… looking back it’s a really weird title, and not exactly timeless… but I once suggested changing it and people said it looks good… so I guess it’s okay. I’ve had it for 6 months and now have like, 74 followers, so I guess it’s not going anywhere. (I pretty much just came up ย with it in my inspired moment to start a blog, me and my mom were just thinking of adjectives and that was the first combination that was both available and flowed alright)

As for my tagline, it’s not really at the peak of my creativity (It’s currently ‘thoughts and stories of a high school senior)

So.. a freshened up tagline probably wouldn’t hurt anything, (So that might change guys… just so you know)

Another random thought that goes ย along with these things we are talking about is- I’ve wanted to make a logo since I first started a blog. I have tried, but it didn’t really work

Like I tried a thing with a notebook to make a statement (I’m not sure what statement I was going for) It ended up looking rather tacky, especially in contrast with my whole ‘Strange Little Town’ theme (which I am keeping, because I really like it.)

So… I don’t know if I will ever actually have a logo… you know what might be cool for that though? SPACE! SPACE WOULD BE A COOL LOGO! (Just so we are clear, I am talking about the many wonders of outer space, like stars and galaxies or whatever, not just blank space… that would be kind of…boring)

I could make an owl face my logo (After all…I am OWLIVIA!)

It’s getting kind of late… I should stop typing… I hope I’m not going to regret this post in the morning.

Maybe my tagline could be a quote from Patrick Star “The inner mechanisms of my mind, are an enigma”~Patrick Star

Alright… that’s enough typing for tonight…I’m sure I’ll probably somewhat regret this in the morning.

By the way, I never proofread any of these posts, because if I did I would never publish anything… I’m too self-conscious in that way… Maybe that should be my tagline.

Yeah… goodnight readership… You’re all super cool human beingssssszzzzzzz

Back to Blogging U!

Published July 5, 2015 by GenYMission

Hello my beautiful readership!

I’ve been a part of the blogosphere for [approximately] 6 months now! (Woohoo!)

Anyways, I’m doing the blogging U thing again (Blogging 101! it’s so exciting)

Mostly I’m doing it to connect with more bloggers because that’s exciting, but I’ll probably do most of the assignments too.

Like, todays assignment is give an introduction. Tell the blogosphere who you are, and why you are blogging pretty much.

I’ve done a few posts like that before, but to recap for those of you who are new here:

  • I’m a teenage blogger. A 16 (nearly 17) year old high school senior. I blog to be heard, to express myself.
  • I blog because it helps me connect with people. I have made a few friends through blogging
  • I blog about my thoughts on life I guess… whatever I feel like posting. Sometimes my brain may be functioning in a somewhat incoherent manner, so I’ll type out all of the things running through my mind and publish that! (That, my friends, is called a brain dump)
  • Sometimes I post some doodles and such up here… depends on my mood… occasionally I might post a journal post, I’ve gotten some good feedback from those (More accurately they are ‘notebook posts’)
  • I post about interesting things that I do, or things that happen to me.

Basically, I write what I want with my own voice.

Originally, I thought I would use this more as a ranting type of blog, as I’m in high school, and things are buggy sometimes, but it didn’t really work out that way. I guess because sometimes I over think things and have a negative attitude, I’m not a genuinely negative person.

I’d like to think most of my posts give more of a positive vibe (Although, I guess It’s harder for me to tell, as I’m the author)

Just as a quick little update on real time-what’s happening right now, my dog has been traumatized by fireworks from last night (The noise freaked her out) and she has been pacing between my room, my closet, my moms room, and the hallway. Occasionally she will lay down or whine at something. Currently she seems to be passed out in the hallway.

Also, I have play-doh beside me (just because, okay!) and I am going back and forth between typing and taking out some play doh to squish it and smell it… I like the smell of it…

Alright, that’s basically it for this post. Thank you guys for reading!!!! You are all awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚