Ten Things I will accomplish in 2012

1) Dance

Aside from writing, dance really was my first passion. I signed up for Jazz and Afro-Haitian at school and would love to sign up for ballet this semester too. I’ve always loved ballet, but the requirements to be a ballerina sucks… one look at me and already disqualified. But hey, I love it and no one is stopping me.

2) Continue my path on getting my Bachelor’s in English.

I know my mom wants me to quite school and work full time. But I want this Bachelor’s for me, not anyone else. I have always wanted to teach Middle Schoolers but I wouldn’t mind being a writer for some girly magazine either, or maybe one of those people who edits papers or something. I need that Bachelor’s degree and I am so close! There’s just some people who don’t think I need it. But I do need it!

3) Find a part time job.

I need to find a part time job. It would be nice to pay my parents a bit of money and also support myself by buying my own stuff too!

3) Get my Driver’s License.

This has been put off for way too long. I am terrified of it and love to walk and take public transportation but I need to do it, especially now that I am living in the suburbs.

4) Get my wisdom teeth extracted.

The date is set! Yes, I have heard horror stories and haven’t been able to sleep thinking about it, but I have to get it done otherwise my braces were pointless.

5) Go to Church more often.

I have been going to Church more than once a week lately and I love it. I just need to maintain this.

6) Eat less chocolate.

I don’t know if this is possible, but I can try.

7) Write more.

The fact that all Borders bookstores are gone really has affected my daily journaling. My emotions are everywhere if I do not write. This shouldn’t be a reason for me to stop writing. I do miss Borders though!

8) Stop swearing so much.

It’s unbecoming. Once I stopped working with kids, my mouth was just on vacation or something… “F* this” and “Sh*!” It was a sense of release somehow but it really needs to stop.

9) Continue to volunteer.

This past semester, I did a lot of volunteer work with Project Shine and tutoring students with English for a student success program. I did good considering one of the few students who saw me received in A in her class. It was very rewarding.

10) Love myself more.

This year, there was a lot of “fat” comments towards me. It hurts. I know I am not skinny and I know I am not fat. I did like myself the way I was, but my emotions about myself are up and down. Everyone is beautiful, including myself. Accepting myself is something I need to work on.

Happy New Year!

Once Upon A Time on ABC

Mary Margaret, John Doe, Regina, Emma and Henry… Who are these people? Well Mary Margaret is Snow White, John Doe aka James is Prince Charming, Regina is the Evil Queen, Emma is Snow White and Prince Charming’s daughter and Henry is Emma’s son but named after the Evil Queen’s father! Sounds complicated but that is what makes it so darn good!

Seriously, I have never watched this much tv in my life! There is Revenge, PanAm, the X Factor, New Girl, GRIMM and Once Upon A Time. My weekends are devoted to my television screen. Really sad I know but this season, directors really made a good connection to their audience and definitely took them into consideration. Of all the shows, my most anticipated is Once Upon A Time. Maybe it is because of the fantasy sort of meets reality, maybe it is the fairy tales and happy or not so happy endings, maybe it is because I have always had a weird connection with Snow White or maybe it is Ginnifer Goodwin. But I just love the show. If you are a fantasy type person and loves to escape from reality, this is the show for you. And I highly recommend it! I can not believe how obsessed I am with this show. And you think fairy tales are only for kids… well not this one! The actors, the storyline, the setting… everything is perfect! What makes it truly unique is Henry, who is just a child is trying to piece the reality characters to discover who they really are. Really, every person in this world (or in their case, town) is a fairy tale character. And I like that concept.

All three episodes are beyond astonishing and has me twitching and squirming with anticipation. Next week, they will bring Cinderella into the story. I have several questions. Some are just wanting to know more about Snow White, who is Emma’s Prince or Princess, and of course the Evil Queen. All actors have done an amazing job. Of course the writers and the people behind the scenes deserve a standing ovation in my book! I love this show and can re-watch it everyday if I had the time. Once Upon A Time is on every Sunday at 8pm on abc. Enjoy! ^_^ And make sure to cut your apples, you will never know what may have been living inside it.