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UPDATE AS OF 5/4/2012
It seems to me that ever since I found this site, and the Mugglenet fan fiction site before that, I have never truly stopped reading fanfiction. Although I have been less than consistant in updating, I have always read and enjoyed it for each of my many fandoms, including my eternal favorite, Harry Potter. Seeing as I have been here since 8th grade and I am now leaving for a college across the country at the end of the summer, I think I'm allowed to be a little sentimental right now.
As I'm sure someone has noticed, I have been updating Staircase over the last couple of months. It's not that I've had more time, because God only knows that's not the case, but I have been inspired. The good, the bad, the stupid, they have all inspired me to be more creative. I attended an arts high school for the last two years, and I have to say that I don't think I've ever felt more artistically stifled. Now, I've finished what is truly the hardest year of my life. I had no friends, more homework than I care to remember, and 25 auditions before finally settling on University of Hartford in Connecticut (I have to add the state because we Californians don't recognize anything east of Las Vegas), and I can't say that I have been this happy with my life since maybe middle school. I have a month left of high school, I'm going to study my true love, Musical Theater, and if all goes off without a hitch, I'll graduate Summa Cum Laude (4.0 GPA). Not that that 4.0 came without tears or help or sacrifices. I am 18 years old and I have never had a boyfriend, never been kissed, don't have friends I'm graduating with, and haven't performed onstage for over a year (which feels like an eternity).
I think what I'm trying to say is that I know a lot of people are on fanfiction every day, and that most of them are younger than me. As a senior in high school, I can truly say that I know how horrible these teenage years can be. A few words of wisdom for anyone:
Don't give up on school. It may not seem relevant, but you don't want to get to the point where you know what your dream is, but you can't reach it because you screwed around for four years and have a 2.1 GPA.
Try anything and everything on the way to finding yourself. You never know what will become a part of your hopes and dreams.
High School is horrible, that's an established fact. The thing to remember is that no one will remember exactly all of the stupid things that happen, but they will remember the grace with which you handled the situations as they came. People don't remember what you say, but the way it made them feel.
This isn't some sort of last post ever letter, but I just wanted to share what I have been thinking for the past year, and what better way than on a website with trillions of teenagers (and adults ;) ) on it everyday? If even one person is helped by reading what I've written, I would consider that a blessing.
UPDATE AS OF 7/16/2013
So I really want to finish up Staircase before I do anything else, and this summer seems like a perfect time to do it since I have tons of nothing to do. Working on that hardcore, since I really just want to finish a story.
There come times in your life when you have to go back to your roots in order to go forward, and that's what I'm doing. Hopefully in accomplishing this I can become more inspired and happy. Because one thing has been true for me, and that is that through think and thin I can always land back here, and that is a real comfort. The things you do as a kid are important, even if they are cringe-worthy later. They still mean something. They say, "Here is where you were. Look at where you can go." And I really appreciate that all of the crap I did as a kid is still here to lead me forward.
It's ok to look back, kiddo. Who says you can't go home?
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