Adieu, March // Spring Break, Promposals, & Bets

Did March even exist? We whizzed through the entire month and we are officially done with a fourth of the year! Please let 2018 slow down. It's fun, but it's going by too fast and I don't think I can fully savor it with the pace it's running at.


Mush mush GO!

Pancakes + omlettes to deal with a rejection because WHY NOT.

There was so much visual art activities going on during Spring Break. This one is one of my friends trying to blend the chalk and replicate the image to see the full re-imaging collage. 

Hello, museum bear.

// I won two more recognition awards? The first is a second place medal for placing at the state level in Spanish poetry, and let me tell you, after listening to eighteen other people doing two different poems all spread out between levels four, five, and AP, I deserved a resting period that afternoon. The second was a local school award which I can’t really speak about much but let me tell you I was stunned.

// I accidentally made a bet with a teacher... technically, this is a substitute teacher who happens to be in the building a lot (my school has very consistent subs who show up), whether Mare and Maven get together romantically by the end of the series, despite never reading the series except for the first few pages of the second book. Since the final book is released several days after graduation, we both agreed to see at what happens towards the end of Glass Sword and King's Cage.

// Spring Break has been lovely. Going around, taking the time to read and prepare for the last couple of weeks, volunteering at the library with fifty screaming kids wielding paper towel swords has been exhausting, but worth it.

// I helped host an art night at the museum! It’s by far one of my most favorite things I did over the course of the break. Did you know all of my friends are super talented with chalk? Black paper + childhood medium = BEWILDERING MIX. Some of my friends went and we spent time playing giant Jenga, playing with bubbles, and visiting the fandom exhibit one last time before it closed.

// I helped with one of my friends’ promposals. THAT’S RIGHT, prom season is around the corner and while I try to avert the dances, it’s my senior year and I may as well go join in both the festivities of those going and not. Helping them get the sign and then recording the entire ordeal when it happened (then proceeding to squeal over it with the exchange students) has been one of the highlights. I may do a post outlining prom, so keep an eye out for that soon!


Again, click on the photos! They'll take you to the pages.





I read so many books over Spring Break! This is just only a small bunch of what I read. I'm going to miss when I have access to the high school library... a lot of the popular books get checked out fast at the public places.

First and Then // I have this reread ritual where I must read this book before the end of the last quarter due to its slow paced nature against a fast paced environment. It's insane because I'm actually dealing with what's going on in the book surrounding what to do for life after high school... minus the whole Pride and Prejudice romance plot, of course.

Glass Sword // This book suffered from second book slump. It's interesting to see how Mare and Cal's relationship develops while they find others new bloods, but other than that, that's all which really happens featuring an introduction to twenty plus other characters whose names and abilities are hard to keep straight.

King's Cage // Really disappointing... I stuck through with it, though. WE DO NOT DNF.

Renegades // I’m not finished with this just yet, but so far it’s pretty good! I’m liking it.


// I've been writing more poems again, ranging from subjects of speakeasies, eulogies, wars, internet food, and dead lions. To answer some questions, no, they are not all morbid at all, though the surface level likes to beckon otherwise.

// I have a new plot bunny, and it revolves around one of the spheres I always interact with frequently: theatre. This has been an idea which has been lurking in my head for sometime but I didn't know where most of the friction of the plot would arise from... until I realized a cultural clash of expectations would make things not only interesting, but very relatable for some. I don't think I'm going to write this story for Camp NaNoWriMo until the July session happens since it's important to acquaint oneself with the characters and the plot, even if it's just a brief grasp of it.

What has happened to you this month? Do you sometimes feel like you can't do art? Have you ever seen dog mushing up close? Comment down below!

10 comments:

  1. The omelette and pancakes *heart eyes*

    Congrats on those awards!

    Also, I've read First and Then and found it okay but didn't fully understand it because it was about American football.

    And now that you mention it, I might not be doing Camp NaNo in April because it's the last month of school loaded with assignments so maybe July?

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    1. My family has been eating breakfast foods during lunch now, once a month. It's a bit odd...

      Thank you!!!

      Also, yeah... American football is okay. I love futbol more than football, but I do understand why the latter is appreciated.

      I'm ending up having to do the July NaNo, too! I have three different plot bunnies to tackle so we'll see how that goes...

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  2. Congratulations on the awards!! And I absolutely LOOOVE 'First & Then' - it has some of my favorite lines of witty banter ever!

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! And ugh, First and Then is literally like a warm glass of milk and chocolate chip cookies. It just makes one feel all warm on the inside. <3

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  3. Rejections are rough! There was a period this past week where I got 5 rejections in 48 hours and while they weren't schools I had planned on going to, it still hurt a little (which I wasn't really expecting).

    (also like spring break is amazing and can I do that part of senior year again)

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    1. Yikes! Hanne, that sounds terrifying, but hopefully you're okay. *hugs* I got rejected by the two reach schools I really loved, but again, there's always grad school.

      (ooh an even better concept: spring break lasting like three months which we get to repeat over and over again between the months of february through april)

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  4. I'm sorry about the rejections, but I hope it opens up other doors that might not have happened otherwise.

    I think my favorite post of yours was the playlist one! That was super awesome!

    It's so cool that you got another story idea!!! Way to go! And yes, getting to know the story at least a little is super helpful if one plans on writing it with any sense of calm.

    Sounds like you had a great month! I hope April is wonderful to you!

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    1. I'm so happy about the school I'm going to, though! I am a bit nervous to see what's going to happen (new environments can be very intimidating) but when I visited it, I had so much fun and new I wanted to spend my next four years there.

      The playlist post is one of my favorite posts, too! I hope I can do that again sometime soon.

      Pantsing through NaNo is rough! It's doable, but it's not ideal.

      April has been very wonderful! Thank you, Sarah!

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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  5. Congrats on the awards and sorry about the rejections! Also I love your design!

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    1. Thank you thank you thank you, Nabila! <3 <3 <3

      xoxo Abigail Lennah

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