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Bored Doll

During the school year I think of millions of things I could be doing during the time I'm in school, all the work I could be doing, the journaling, writing, reading; really anything at all besides being in class. Evidently, now that I'm on break I can't think of anything to do. I just finished a book by my favorite author Jodi Picoult called Picture Perfect. The book started really slow but by the end I was holding back tears. Even though I like reading, I have to really be bored to crack open a book. I haven't even left the house enough to purchase my monthly pass. I have about a week until I start my summer program and that's what's been making me feel better about not going outside but still... Regardless, I'm on the hunt to cure my boredom! I'll let you guys know if I find a solution! 

Jordan

Traveling Doll

Hello pals, I have been gone for two weeks which is the duration of my trip to South Africa. When I said leaving in a few weeks in my last post I really meant in a few days (lol)! I truly love my new lens, even though when I'm writing this I haven't seen my photos yet... from what I saw from my camera app they look really good. My SD card chipped and I went all the way to a coffee shop to edit them only to find out that I couldn't see my SD card on my laptop so I can't edit them. Traveling opened my eyes to a lot of things, especially the perks of being American. I was surprised to find out everywhere I went everyone spoke english. Something that's always been interesting to me is black to black vs black to white interactions. I've found that black employees tend to be nicer to white customers than black customers. Not to make an overgeneralization but in a lot of stores in South Africa there were a lot of employees and not many nice ones. However they all seemed to treat white customers very well. It's interesting to me that for a large portion of my life I had a lot of hatred towards my race and a lot of it spiraled from the fact that I felt they didn't treat me well. Of course since than I've grown out of that headspace but it's not something that just up and walks away. I'm really interested in the racial relationships between these groups and what I can do about it. However, I have no ideas yet so...

Jordan

Summa Doll

Wow, Senior year. Let's go back a bit and I'll give you guys an update on how I've spent these last few weeks of school and now that I'm out; what I'll be doing this summer. The last weeks of school have had so many activities; spirit week, prom, department events, ring day, candlelight, dances, graduation and SATs. My school packs as many activities into these weeks as possible causing me to stress and breakout. I'm taking the ACT this Saturday and let me tell you, I am not prepared. Anyways I had many end of the year projects and events as I listed above. But now I am free! In a few weeks I'll be headed to South Africa and after that I'll be doing a film program. I hope to get really into photography this summer and improve enough to get paid. 

Jordan