As I Reflect on Years 15-18

Taking a class on script analysis. Really interesting. I find it particularly applicable to the many aspects of my present life chapter. I have a birthday this weekend. I will gracefully exiting the “important” teenage years, and I’ve been thinking back to the journey it has been. You can go back to 13, but you’re really such a kid at 13 that it really represents a number with little more significance than saying you’re 13.

I believe the adventure lies between 14-18. It just seems that 19 will be somewhat insignificant. It seems to be the forgotten year within the teenage realm. Correct me if I’m wrong. Do people really talk about when they were 19? I just think this will be the gap between 18-20. Which is appropriate considering all of the planning to take place.

Back to the first paragraph. This analysis. It has been quite an incredible journey. I think there are a lot of things that many would have said no to that I said yes to and I’m very blessed because of it. Not lucky. It’s not like it was without influence and calculated decisions, but ultimately, I chose to say yes to opportunity. And the through-line of this teenage journey has been the same thing that has served as the through-line for this blog…the zits.

I really hope this constant within all the variables is about to change. I would love nothing more than to truly F my Zits into oblivion. The occasional? I’m OK with. The consistency? I’d rather be known as consistent in other areas of life. My current endeavor, and the treatment that I am seeking…well…let’s just say I’m not going to ruin what seems like the beginning of a good thing by jinxing it. Weirdo, party of one. I don’t believe in luck, but I am superstitious. Makes sense, right?

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Gonna Try Making my Activity Pro as Opposed to Con

The box is here! I’m throwing down this post and headed straight for the shower. Yeah. Kind of gross. I didn’t shower before class today after working late last night. A little gamey, but nothing a little Old Spice Red Zone can’t handle. Got back to my room, and the front desk girl, who apparently knows me by name, or figured it out when she saw the box and saw my face, alerted me to its delivered presence.

I got some bonus stuff in there. A refining mask that is straight up sulfur based. I had to see what that was all about. Who knew. Did you know that sulfur is a really potent acne treatment? It’s too potent to use all the time, but wow. I’m an idiot. You’d think I’d know everything about acne. Feeling a little sheepish.

I guess this is the first time I’ve ever felt that something I’m going to do for my skin might actually work? Remember all the stupid stuff I’ve tried since I’ve been keeping this record of life and the zits within it? Ice massages? They were probably the most enjoyable for the skin, and I think it looked “alive,” but it didn’t do squat for my zits. Squat. And this? It can’t hurt me, and it’s not oral medication, which I really didn’t want to take…and didn’t take. Think I’ll keep you posted on this one? And it’s Friday the 13th!? What better day to start a new skin care program? Talk about lucky! Be back in a few.

Howdy 2012

Ah. A nice little break. Getting geared to head back. I do love the extended breaks in college. Now I see what the upper classmen were talking about. If I were still in high school, I’d already be back in classes. Mags and I will head back on Friday, and we’re planning to do some serious riding this weekend. Then it’s time to get geared up for classes. I’m going to admit something, and feel free to make fun of me if you must.

I flip through all my books and take mental pictures before the semester starts. It’s crazy to just peek at the bold text, and be familiar with seeing it. Then it sticks better when it comes back around in class and the professor is offering notes during lecture. It’s kind of like, “Oh yeah, I remember that…” Then it sticks easier.

My face and overall complexion and skin health has been better since I’ve been over here. It’s got to be the dry air and altitude combined with the cold. Of course there is a lot of precipitation, but now you know why the snow in the west, especially Colorado, is powder fresh. It’s just amazing. If you’ve never skied it or ridden it, I highly recommend it. Back to my original thought. I’ve got to get something figured out for my face permanently. Any suggestions? I’m willing to take them. Consider them. Come on. Throw ’em at me. Best remedies for acne.

Let’s see. What else is new? Oh. Did I forget to mention? I proposed to Maggie on New Year’s Day. What we officially consider our anniversary. Yep. I’m 19, and I’ve proposed to a girl…and she said…”Is this a joke?” Then she started crying. Then she said yes. Three times. Yes, yes, yes! How ya like them apples?