Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Where Have I Been?

Hey everyone, I'm finally back to blogging!

So as many of you may know, my last blog post was way back in December 2015, and honestly the first reason as to why I stopped blogging back in December is because I'm awful at keeping secrets.

I have an older cousin who lives in New York and I love her so much, she's my inspiration. In late January, her friends and family from back home in Canada decided to book flights over our March break to surprise her for her birthday. We've been discussing the possibility of going to New York and surprising her for her birthday back in June/July 2015, so there was no way I was going to ruin the surprise.

I honestly came close to letting the cat out of the bag (as did some other family members) about this whole trip while on the phone with my cousin. From about February into March, my family and I had limited contact with my cousin and kept all conversations general, we were all scared of spoiling it.

Not many of my family members know about my blog, however my cousin is one of them, so I decided to stay clear of blogging until the trip happen.

My cousin's family and friends all arrived in New York and she was really surprised to say the least. There were a few glitches that my family still laughs about to this day, but overall it was all that we expected.

I actually filmed the majority of our trip to make a birthday video for my cousin as a present, so the weekend after we got home, I was in the middle of editing my first ever video and my laptop broke!

That's the second reason as to why I haven't been able to post until now.

Do you know how expensive it is to pay for an unexpected new laptop? It's not fun.

So since then, I've worked as many shifts as a swim instructor as I could to pay off my new beautiful MacBook Pro and I'm currently two thirds of the way to finishing my lifeguarding course! Hopefully this will mean I'll be able to get even more extra hours.

Since the last time I posted, some pretty amazing things have happened to me, so I'll list some off:

  • I turned 16 and have had my beginners for a fair amount of time now
  • I will be returning to New York in 21 days (or so) with my school band
  • I have been teaching mermaid classes with an actual mermaid company, they give me a tail and I help them manage the kids
  • Teachers at my school have asked me to represent my school and give a speech at City Hall

Overall, I'm happier.

I've had amazing opportunities come my way since my trip to New York in March and I don't see them slowing down anytime soon.

As I mentioned before, I made a video for my cousin while I was in New York, so I'll leave that here if you'd like to watch it! As I said, it's my first attempt at filming and editing a video, so I'll learn from this experience and get better at it!

I think I've caught you up on most things, so I will be back to posting regular from now on and I'm so happy to be back and blogging again.

Until next time!