Hey everyone! Miss me? I’m sure you’re all wondering what happened to me, thinking, “Where did our dearest Tia go?” Ok, probably not the dearest part, but perhaps you were pricked by curiosity? Well, a LOT has happened since I last posted.
–I turned 17. Crazy, I know. That sounds so old! To be honest, I don’t feel 17…but I guess it will catch up with me by the time I turn 18. So, what did I do for my birthday? My family and I went to the movies and saw “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” It was really sweet, sad, and cute. A great family movie.
After that, we went to the mall, and I got a second piercing in each of my earlobes! SO. PAINFUL. Oh my goodness. I don’t remember my first piercings hurting at all…but these hurt like crazy. I could literally feel the earring piercing through my flesh. Nice image, right? However, it was worth it, because I really like my piercings. They don’t hurt so bad now, which is really nice. The vital part now is just keeping them from getting infected, which might be difficult considering my memories of getting infections ALL the time in my first piercings. Then again, I was 9 then, and now I’m 17, so we would hope I’m a bit more responsible, right?
When that was over, we picked up McDonalds. Because, you know, an average American needs to have a McDonalds hamburger on their birthday. Just saying. At home later on, I watched Michael Jackson’s video, Moonwalker. It was a great birthday treat. Later that evening, we watched my favorite one of the Pirates series (Dead Man’s Chest), and my mom fixed one of my favorite meals. When everyone had gone to bed, my mom, dad, and I had a Wii bowling tournament. I lost by a long shot. I may or may not have pulled the card “It’s my birthday so I should win,” but considering I’m not that competitive, I still had a great time. 😀 It was a fab birthday.
–12th grade has finally become a realization for me. Hence, why I haven’t been able to post. Ten subjects take me quite a while…but today I was able to get it all done (and researching/outlining my weekly essay!) by 4 PM. That was pretty good for me. Last week, nearly every night I was up past dinner trying to finish my school. Last week was insane, though. My little brother had surgery, so we had to travel down to Phoenix, spend the night there, and try to get school done meanwhile. I was able to get most of it done, but by the time Friday rolled around, I had QUITE a lot of school to finish. Oh and let me just mention that six people (three teenagers, two adults, and a baby) in a small hotel room isn’t the most comfortable situation. We managed, but we were all very glad that it was only an overnight. 😉
–Now, for the main news. I honestly don’t know how to word this, and I’m sorry that I have to write this in the first place. You need to hear it, though, so here we go. Due to publisher errors, my novel will most likely not be published until October. I’m so sorry for this. At the moment, this is completely out of my hands, and there’s nothing I can do about it. My manuscript was publisher-ready over a month ago, but my publisher didn’t follow through with some of the things they said they would do, and…let’s just say they have to start over and the release date has been postponed. I’m thinking it will most likely be October, but as of right now, there is not a certain date set.
Once again, I apologize. I know a lot of you were really excited, and I hate to let you down. One of my biggest fears is letting people down, and causing them to have a low opinion of me. Once again, please note that this is out of my hands, but I will keep you updated when anything changes. I’m waiting on my publisher at the moment.
If you haven’t seen my book trailer yet (or you would like to watch it again! :D), you can view it below. You can also visit my website here.
–So my pastor was saying something at church yesterday that caught my attention. He was talking about people having not that great of pasts, or just sinful habits and thinking that this kept them from God; thinking that their sins wouldn’t ever let them look in the general direction of God, and in the end, that they shouldn’t try. You know what my pastor said? GET OVER IT. I’m being totally serious when I say that he shouted into the microphone. It kind of scared me for a second; definitely made me jump. However, what he said makes a lot of sense. In the Bible, it says that nothing, absolutely nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. No matter what our past life was like, or even our currents lives. No matter how much we are struggling with sin now. He died for us so that we could live – no matter WHAT. If you’re being held back by some sin, just look to God and move on. Easier said than done, I know. However, I think that as long as we’re striving to “get over it,” we’ll be making some progress.
“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the Love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:38-39
As previously stated, a LOT has happened since I last posted, and this definitely doesn’t cover it, but I don’t want to overwhelm you guys with a huge post. I hope you have enjoyed this one and I would love to hear your comments! Depending on my school schedule and anything else that might come up, I hope to post again next week. Ciao!