Hi, its a pleasure speaking with u. First of all Im female and I enjoy writing stories. Since the fifth grade I used to write stories. During that time it used to be ghost stories. Now as a 9th grader I love to write fantasy stories like vampires, werewolfs, etc etc. My parents never used to think I would make it to actually publishing my stories. I saw your site the writers one and i joined. I met a publishing group in Mahnhatten they are called Harper Collins Publishers. After I graduate high school I'll publish my stories. Please read my stories and comment.
"But you need to take as much as you can, deal with that first, then come back and deal with all the other stuff" Mhm, I agree. That's what I've been doing--trying to get all my latework from when I got really sick and missed a week of school, then dealing with fencing topurnbaments I'm supposed to be going to but often can't.
"I truly believe music helps heal the soul, so yeah that too ^_^ I sing so that's my escape from reality and it helps me feel better" I also beleive this. It's rare to find me not singing--especially when I'm upset, or really happy. My parents don't really notice I'm around most of the time, so I can do that quite easily, regardless of the lyrics I'm singing.
I'm sorry you've not got the chance to do the same! I'd die if that were me.
However, I am without iPod until Saturday. My girlfriend is on a school trip that lasts until then (I couldn't go for financial and medical reasons), and as she lost her iPod, I let her take mine for the long trip. A Catherine without music is a very unhappy Catherine who tends to be sulky. Which I am.
Meh, it's only three more days, I need to keep telling myself...
Ouch, that's rough. It's the worst when parents don't support ya. I'm... okay, but kinda not at the same time if you know what I mean. Stress from volunteering, end-of-year school stuff making me a little frazzled. My parents are cool about it, but I have to hide so much from them, I usually feel guilty when I talk to 'em.
But, hey, that's life, so I just sorta suck it up and turn up my headphones.