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I’m taking a Spring Break from writing on my blog. I’ll be back next week to write about something related to writing, or maybe about revising.
For now, I’ll be reading (Sherlock Holmes [original stories, other stories like Sherlock in Love, and MasterMind]… maybe re-watching a bit of BBC Sherlock on Netflix too… my friends gave me the Sherlock bug!!). I will also be enjoying my time with my friends during their spring break and some other things… such as preparing for Camp NaNoWriMo [April and July], which is just around the corner! I’m going to try to participate in both months. Planning is good before NaNoWriMo, but it doesn’t fully prepare you for the crazy awesomeness that comes with any thing related to NaNoWriMo.
What I love most about Spring Break is having time to just read for fun (check out this link to read my friend Tabitha’s great blog post!). So that’s what I’m trying to do. Hopefully you find some great books to read as well. Writers need to take breaks once and a while to refresh by reading, and enjoying life. That way they can continue to write great stories. This can apply to anyone else though, breaks are useful to be refresh and be able to continue to do our best in anything we work on, even things we enjoy. Those who don’t have an official spring break, because you’re out of school (like I am right now till I go back for Grad School in the Fall semester, hopefully), make your own. We all need a bit of a break from difficulties of life and just enjoy the simple pleasures, like reading.
P.S. Even though I said I wouldn’t write, I did anyways… Well, at least it’s shorter than normal… what ever that may be… 😀
No matter how you feel about President Obama, and what he has done or hasn’t done, he is a shining example how Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream has become almost a reality. I say almost because we still need to continue to strive for his dream for equality always, and also remember because we must not forget what has happened in the darkest parts of our history so it may never be repeated again.
I may not be of African descent, but I am a woman who is a descendant from immigrants. So I connect very much to immigrant issues, and women’s rights. In a declaration two centuries ago, we “were guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Through out our American history, we have faught to receive the rights deserved by every citzen but as well to keep them.
I’m reminded to day, just like every time I vote, that I’ve got an amazing opportunities that I should never take forgranted. This should be the same for everyone. Don’t let today be just another holiday, but a chance to remind ourselves of our wonderful opportunities. Look through our Bill of Rights, and remember those who faught to give each one those rights to us. Read through Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Speech, and remember why he faught for the collective dream of equality. (more…)