Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sojourn: A temporary stay

 Hello Lovelies!

How are all of you? I hope you're good. I'm good.

Anyways so let's start off this post with a definition. (We're learning here people!)

sojourn: a temporary stay

Alrighty, now that we've established that, I can really talk about what I was going to in the first place.

So this spring break that's coming up I'm going on this trip called Sojourn to the Past which in short, takes you to five states in the South, reliving the Civil Right's movement of the US in the 60's. From Georgia to Tennessee, it'll be a ten day journey of learning about the injustices that happened in our own country and that sadly, aren't completely gone. I think the coolest part of the trip is that we get to meet people, the people who lived the movement, actively participated in it, and we get to hear them talk about it and talk to them about it. Oh I should probably mention that this isn't just like some fun easy trip, we've got to read 3 books before the trip, do work while on the trip, while lugging around this HUGE binder of information we're going to be using for our classroom sessions along the way. What I mean is that it's like a moving-classroom type thing where one day we'll do a lesson in a hotel conference room, the next on a bus, and the next at a site. It's going to be an incredibly grueling and rewarding trip, I think. But what I'm really, really, really excited about isn't just the trip... I get to spend these ten days not only with a couple of friends (actually I'm kind of dreading this because one of my best friend's really close friend is going and her and I don't really get along) and my favorite teacher. My history teacher who is just an amazing person in general is coming with us so I'm so stoked to spend the ten days along side her. She truly get's my love for Bobby Kennedy (her true love is Thomas Jefferson). XD

Alright, moving onto topic numero dos.

I've had this song playing on repeat in the background while I've been writing this post because I'm really into it right now.
Primadonna by Marina and the Diamonds
Okay, so the video is a little odd, but the song is just very good. You have to listen to it and wait for the beat to drop...that's when it gets REALLY good. Just wanted to let you guys into my brain for a little to know what's been going through it. Well anyways.

The last thing I wanted to say is that I'm going to try to write a new post every Saturday. I apparently am not very good at keeping these goals, but you know what, I'm challenging myself here and really trying to follow through with this. So check in every Saturday for new posts! Please?

XOXO Briggitte.

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Hey guys... So that awkward moment when that book club idea just didn't work... I'm sorry! Anyways, I know I haven't blogged in a while... and well that's okay. Sorta... 

So Hello! If you're wondering why the "Hello" in my title is in quotations... It's because of this YouTuber named Hannah Hart. 

Just a usual on My Drunk Kitchen
Her love for her fans<3
She has a show called My Drunk Kitchen and right now it's my favorite web series on YouTube. I've gotten really into it in these past few weeks (thanks to a really good friend of mine who knows probably every YouTuber on YouTube) but yeah. So back to explaining about the title... her signature opening to her videos start with a "Hello!" She's a very talented person (vlogger, singer, songwriter, cook) and I've gotten to really like her. She's very inspirational (not because of her drunk cooking!, but because of the other vlogs she does about her life and her story) and I find it very hard not to love her. So if you're's a fan-made video about the highlights of My Drunk Kitchen and in the first little bit you'll see the "Hello!"'s that I'm talking about. Okay I guess I'm done promoting her now... 
Okay I'm shamelessly promoting her...
but do go and check her channel out.

Anyways... just wanted to tell you about that because I'm letting you guys catch up on my life. 

The first semester of my junior year just finished this past Friday and boy am I relieved. It's been a hard year.... I've never struggled so much in a class (Physics Honors) before, and I've never had such low grades before (anything below a B was unthinkable until now) so I was feeling kind of down about myself for a really long time. You see I've always thought (since I was like 5) that I wanted to be a doctor when I grew up, and I was so set on that. Until this year. I mean I feel like I've sorta changed this year. I don't really know  if it's a good change or not.... But anyways. I don't think I want to be a doctor anymore. For as long as I can remember, the two classes I've struggled in the most in school were math and science. I mean I always made it by with decent grades in these subjects (A's and B's...usually B's in math) and this year, I feel like I'm just on a sinking ship. The damn Titanic of physics is taking me down and it's been the most stressful time because of it. I've been balancing between a D+ at one point of the year, to a C- to most of the year, and last time I checked I had a solid C... which, I mean from a D+ is a good improvement... but even then, I feel dreadful about. And I know it's not pleasing my parents at all...especially my dad. I mean now I have a tutor to help (which I mean I guess it does help) but still, I'm really just praying that I didn't fail this final and hoping that by some miracle I'd be able to bring my grade up to at least a B- on my semester report card... I don't know. I just kind of hated myself for this whole year (up until to a couple of weeks ago) because I thought I was just dumb and not getting it and I was letting my parents down...but most importantly me... And now, I think I've reached the point where I've come to accept it. I'm just not good at science. I'm a decent cook at math (this year I've had an A for the first time in a math class) but I've kind of resigned my hopes of being a doctor. Is this irrational? I don't really know. I do enjoy history a lot (not sure I want to go into that as a career), I enjoy languages and linguistics, so I'm kinda looking into that... I just don't know... and I really hate being incisive about a thing like my future... I just don't know.

Wow, so I didn't think I'd write that much about that... but yeah. I know what I want to talk about now too... but I'll save that 'till next post... it involves this:
Just a little teaser ;)

So be sure to tune in (read in?) next time!