Well... The new year seemed cool at first. Didn't last long, but I'm hoping things are on an upward swing now.
~Long Story Short~
First off, my tech teacher went missing on the 6th. Did not see that coming in the slightest. I would never tag Mr. Motivation as one to succumb to bipolar disorder. Just goes to show it can happen to the best of us.. It has been weeks now with no sign of him and every additional day adds to everyone's fears. I wound up breaking down one day about it in front of my English teacher when she brought it up, so I spent the rest of the block in the guidance counselor's office. It has all been very weird.
Ironically for English class I am now using our equipment to film a video about depression. ME, the girl who had been battling with him to not do video. How that happened... I do not know, life is weird like that. It is ironic for too many reasons. Seriously shaking my head, this is all too surreal.
Not too long after that there was the matter of Zach's grandfather having a stroke and then dying a few days later. But to be honest he sounded like he had the death everyone dreams of. To die of old age, have his goodbyes, and be surrounded by loved ones. Not a horrible way to go at all, although the feeling of loss is still there. I can only pity the living. Thankfully Zach seems better now, he had even gotten strep throat during that time, to make matters worse.
Then there's the stuff with my parents and all... but that's old news and is more of an inconvenience than anything.
Now I'm just trying to wrap up this semester, finish my college applications, and be optimistic (even though I have to finish two papers by tomorrow!)