Friday, January 18, 2008

Blogaday 20 of 20

Day 20. Finished.

There's so much. I just went through and looked through the list of all the posts on this blog. There are 338 official published posts. Two are saved as drafts, and will almost definitely never be published. But as I was looking through the list, I realized that there is an incredible amount of stuff that I've forgotten. That are things that were really important to me that I haven't thought about for years. It's pretty insane business.

I kind of feel like that's how it is with my own history. There's just a lot there. Why am I the way I am? Because of choices made every day for the past seventeen years. I don't remember the vast majority of them, but I know that they've come together to make me the person that I am. I am a cumulative person.

Day 20 is unique. It's the last day, and part of me wants to do something incredibly significant and epic. Another part of me wants to do what blogaday does best, and just roll with some writing. For anybody wondering, this is not the essay I'm going to give to the principal.

It's 1:58 AM, Thursday night. Second term officially ended today. All grades will be finalized as of tomorrow. I think, I think, I'm going to get a four-oh again. I did the math, and if Kaelin does the independent study grades like he did last term, I'll barely squeak by with an 80.07 percent. That's breathtakingly close. But wow, I feel pretty good about it. The only reason that independent study is at risk is because I'm always late to class and am missing a ton of quizzes. Thumbs down for me being tardy.

I didn't take a nap today. I played two games of basketball, not being a pansy in either of them. I'm super super tired, and so ready to crash. There's no school tomorrow, and I expect a ton of sleep.

But I don't really want to crash, right now. I really do, honestly, but I feel like I need to do day 20 justice.

But I think day 20 wants my life to be awesome. And so day 20 will understand if I crash.

Ladies and gentlemen, I did it. This post is extremely short. There are a few other short ones. But truthfully and honorably, I completed the blogaday challenge. Twenty days, an entirely unexpected and bold call. I did it, and that feels really great. I'm going to be thinking and writing more about this whole experience in just a little bit. For now, though, it's bed time. Good night friends, I hope things are well for you.

1 comment:

Nathan said...

I'm going to be thinking and writing more about this whole experience in just a little bit.

Me too. Expect to see my blogaday thoughts on Monday! 8-)

And congratulations, man. You made it through twenty days of straight blogging! That's definitely some intense stuff. I'm looking forward to seeing whatever post-blogaday thoughts you put up here. :-D