Nine Most Memorable Things in 2018

My Mom and Mark Got Engaged

 

When I first started this blog, my mom was actually going through a divorce with a man that I absolutely hated. I do plan on posting something really special for their wedding which is set for June 2019. I was actually there and was fully aware that it would be happening.

 

I Graduated High School

 

I never talked about this but I actually graduated later than I had originally planned. Instead of graduating in May like everybody else, I actually graduated in July because I had to take an online class due to a scheduling mishap. High School was definitely not the best years of my life but I am so glad that it’s over so that I can continue on with my life.

 

I Went Vegan

 

I can not believe it’s almost been a year since I went vegan. I actually went vegan very early on in the year and it boggles my mind that it’s only been a year. I feel like a lot of my experiences and my life has kinda been shaped around this and has helped me in a positive light. It’s been one of the best decisions I ever made and I cant wait to see what happens in 2019.

 

I Visited NYC for a Week

 

One of the best things about this trip was easily the vegan food. Before I went vegan, I had no idea just how many things I could still eat when I finally made the decision. But going to New York was an entirely new ball game, everywhere we went had vegan options and this one off the wall place we went to and didn’t even realize was vegan. Visiting everything and experiencing the city through food was the best part of the entire trip and I don’t think I could ever forget it.

 

I Started Queens University of Charlotte

 

In August, I began attending Queens University of Charlotte with a major in Creative Writing. Surprisingly enough, my minors have always been the same but I have slowly been fine tuning them to be what I want which is why my official minors are Jewish Studies and Philosophy. Queens has been an amazing experience, where I tried Laser Tag for the first time, walked 2.4 miles in the snow just so I could have pizza from Mellow Mushroom, had many late nights with my friends.

 

I Went to NYC on Halloween

 

This is probably one of the most random things I have ever done in my life. About 3 or 4 days before we left, the conversation began because my friend had won free tickets to see Hamilton for October 31st. We were in the front row and everything but at the time, we were obviously in Charlotte, NC so there was so much driving involved. We found the Hell on Wheels truck and followed it for 20 minutes and then finally got to see Hamilton. It was one of the most amazing, exhausting, and hilarious 24 hours of my life.

 

Below is the Vlog that my friend had made, I am not heavily featured in this but that red volkswagen is my lovely car so that’s always fun!

 

 

Madison Surprised Me On My Birthday

 

This is honestly one of the sweetest things in my entire life. My roommate surprised me on my birthday by decorating my side of the room with over 40 balloons. It was the sweetest and most thoughtful thing in the world and I love her dearly. Shout out to her for also taking me to Cinnaholic!

 

I Went to Carolina Rebellion

 

I went to Carolina Rebellion with Mark, my mom’s now fiance but at the time they were simply dating and it was absolutely amazing. I found my childhood and fell back in love with Black Veil Brides all over again. I don’t think I could ever forget this experience and the music that came along with it!

 

My Relationship

 

So I actually did date somebody in 2018. It was an unfortunately short relationship but it’s definitely memorable for multiple reasons and even though we are no longer together nor are we talking anymore, I still think it’s noteworthy to indicate that entire situation.

 

Bucket List Completion: Seeing a Broadway Play!

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This or That? – Halloween Edition

 

The original this or that list! 

 


 

1. Chocolate candy or fruity?

I used to say fruity whenever this question was asked but ever since I went vegan, I have gone crazy for chocolate. I don’t know what it is but it’s an obsession by now. So my answer is CHOCOLATE.

 

2. Witches of Vampires?

Witches. I feel like there is a lot of negative connotation for both but witches can be nice so easily and I just think they’re fascinating.

 

3. Trick or Treat?

Treat, of course!

 

4. Halloween Party or Scary Movie?

Scary movie, I hate parties.

 

5. Skeletons or Zombies?

Does anybody remember this children’s Halloween movie about this kid going to a haunted house and meeting a skeleton man and all of those other “monsters.” I can’t remember the name of it but whenever I think of skeletons, I think of that movie. I used to watch that movie EVERY Halloween!

 

6. Trick-or-Treat or Hand Out Candy?

Trick- Or- Treat. Free candy, I’m a college student, guys!

 

7. Hay Ride or Corn Maze?

I’ve never done either but I really want to do a corn maze.

 

8. Scary Costume or Funny Costume?

Funny! I love scary costumes for other people but I think funny ones are the best.

 

9. Pumpkin Seeds or Pumpkin Pie?

Pumpkin seeds! I remember this one time when I was little, I was scooping the insides of the pumpkin out (Because it used to be my favorite thing about pumpkin carving) and my grandfather retrieved all of the pumpkin seeds from my pile of gunk and made cinnamon and sugar roasted pumpkin seeds. It was the best.

 

10. Bottle Feed A Baby Zombie or Walk Alone Through A Dark Forest?

Walk alone through a dark forest! One of the creepiest movies I ever watched had this creepy vampire/ zombie baby eating this girl’s breasts and I HATED that movie so much.

 

11. Bats or Black Cats?

They’re both so cute! But I think bats are more interesting.

 

12. Pumpkin Spice or hot Chocolate?

I HATE pumpkin spice so Hot Chocolate, for sure.

 

13. Celebrate in your neighborhood or at the mall?

I’ve never been to the mall for Halloween so probably my neighborhood.

Dear Boy Who Passed Away…

 

Dear Boy Who Passed Away,

 

I honestly have no idea why I am writing this at all. It’s not like you’ll ever read it as you’re long gone and I can’t say anything like I wish you hadn’t done what you had done or I wish you had contacted me before you did because I know it’s unrealistic. You were the boy that lived in my neighborhood and shaped my childhood, but as years passed and houses changed, we were no longer the same people and I know that I could not have done anything.

 

But that doesn’t change that heartbreaking feeling in my heart as I think of the boy that I once knew and how his mama will now be burying him just as he finally became an adult.

 

I don’t question why you did it, suicide has never been something that I don’t understand. I don’t question what happened in your life to make this the last option, I know what happened that day. I know that some of the things that you did on that fateful day was completely of your undoing and that in many ways, you probably wouldn’t have been able to get out of it.

 

Instead, I keep thinking of the memories that I share with you. I think of all the times that your name has crossed my mind in the past couple years. I had never forgotten about and I think that is why when I had found out that you had passed away, I was in complete and utter shock. I had run out of the classroom and had a panic attack as I made a mad dash to my car for no reason than to have a destination from my desire to get away as fast as possible.

 

You were the boy that lived two streets over, the shorter blonde kid that had the best jokes and rode the same bus as me for 6 years. You were the boy that found my most ticklish spots and wouldn’t let me forget it, the boy that I would walk around the neighborhood with as we searched for stray change on the ground. (I especially remember the day that we found a little over a dollar as we searched between the three streets that were the confines of our own neighborhood.)

 

I remember the days that I would walk with my dog to your house and I would spend twenty minutes just standing outside, hoping that you would come as I was afraid to knock on the door and this was a time before cellphones were accessible to elementary kids so I had no way of texting you to come outside. I remember that when you finally would come outside, as you always did, you would chase my dog around and try to ride her like a horse, which was honestly more funny than anything else.

 

I remember that one snowy day that we somehow ended up hanging outside, a time before we ever really knew each other even though we had been living in the same neighborhood for years and we talked about everything. I remember telling you about the field that I had recently discovered, I remember the treck that we tried to make but the river was too icy to cross safely, I remember you drawing things in the snow without letting me see what it was. I used to muse that day that you had liked me… That the day in the snow would have been the turning point for us, as I had a crush on you for quite some time before that day and after.

 

I remember that day that you got me in detention, one of only two times I have ever been in trouble enough to warrant a detention slip at all, where you had been throwing erasers at me, for what reason I had never learned before in my attempt to make you stop, I called you an elf and landed my second detention of Elementary school.

 

I remember all of these things, I remember that dopey grin that you had and I remember your voice like I had just heard it yesterday. I remember everything about you from all those years ago.

 

And then I remember that you’re gone and I realize that I can never talk to you again. I can never find out why you threw those erasers, or if you ever liked me on that snowy day. I can never see you again and you can never make me laugh again.

 

You’re just a boy that’s gone that I remember so clearly. I can’t say that I missed you as we haven’t spoken since high school but I’m not gonna lie that I don’t… I miss the you in Elementary school and I know that you’ve changed. I know that I’ve changed.

 

It just hurts that there will never be anymore memories between us because as much as you might not believe, I really did cherish all of those memories. From the good to the bad…

 

If you see Fluffy from wherever you are, make sure to tell her that I said hi and that I love her, okay?

 

Goodbye,

Sabrina.

 


If you wanna check out other letter’s I’ve written, click below!

Dear Bully Letter

Dear Ex-Best Friend

A Letter to My Mom

Letter to My Younger Self

Dear Ex Letter

Dear Future Husband

 

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Laying in the Sand – POEM

 

Laying in the Sand

Dreaming About the Future Ahead of Us

Right As the Water Comes Rushing at Me

Crashing on Me so I Couldn’t Breathe

Then the Future Becomes a Bit Too Blurry

Everything In Front of Me Becomes a Little Bit Hazy.

I Stumble as I Walk

Trying to Reach You So I Wouldn’t Loose You.

I Didn’t Even See You Disappearing

Until I Reached You

Right As You Slipped Away

I Looked Around – Ahead of Me

Before I Turned Around

Back to Where I Was.

Laying in the Sand

Dreaming About the Future

As You Laid Beside Me

Laughing as the Water Inched Towards Us

Blushing as I Clung Onto You.

You Were Behind Me and I Chased After You.

I Wasn’t Ready for You to Be the Thing of the Past.

So I Chased After You and I Grabbed Your Hand.

Then I Took Off Running Forward

Holding Your Hand

Because I Wasn’t Ready

To Let You Go.

I Wasn’t Ready for the Laying in the Sand to Be Gone.

I Wasn’t Ready Not to Hear your Laugh Any Longer.

I Wasn’t Ready Not to See Your Face Again.

So I Took You to the Sand

and We Both Laid Down

and We Were Laying in the Sand Again.

Dreaming About the Future

As You Laid Beside Me

Laughing as the Water Inched Towards Us

Blushing as I Clung Onto You.

I Wasn’t Ready to Let You Go

And I Refuse to Say That’s a Bad Decision

When I Took You Back

To the Day We Laid in the Sand

Laying in the Sand.