Friday, October 24, 2014

Oi! Lots of updates!!!!

Hello everyone! It's been a while eh? Good news is that I'm safely in Salvador and I've actually been here a week. Time is so slow and fast at the same time! The only bad thing is my host family only speaks Portuguese. So, it's been really fun using google translate constantly to communicate.

Some REALLYYYYYYYYYYYYYY amazingly good news though! I've started my second book! It changed a LOT and has affected my outline. Which, I expected to happen at some point, but I like this juicy plot twist. I have 46 pages so far (I started a week ago) so I've been quite busy with it. I'll probably need to add extra plot things but oh well.

Super excited about that. I've been good about leaving my first draft alone. It's tough but soon I'll be able to read it. I didn't write much last night or this morning due to school work. I'm also coming down with a cold. -.-

Also, if you've ever thought about coming to Brazil, I would recommend it for a experienced beginner or intermediate traveler. This meaning that you have good sense of how to act in other countries and know all the basic "Do's and Don'ts" such as 'Don't flash your money around' or 'At least try to speak some of the language' etc etc. :) It's truly beautiful. Instagram fell through because my iPod isn't taking good pics and my tablet doesn't have much space on it. So, when I get them all downloaded on my big computer, I may find a site to post them on.

Otherwise I don't have much to update on. My stomach had shrunk in Rio, which I didn't notice, until my lovely host mom was convinced I need a lot of food at each meal. But mae, I can't eat more! *explodes*

Ok, I'll try to update again. Or a bit more frequently with how novelin's going. Can't wait to get my first book edited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Beautiful & Busy Rio

Hello everyone! I had gotten to Rio safely. :) The flight was rough (2 planes had a tv screen and the international flight didn't) but apparently Mike and I kept crashing on each others shoulders! I felt his head but had no clue I was doing it. Our hotel is pretty nice. My roommate and I have a balcony so we've lost extra room space. But the balcony is super awesome. We've been to a samba school, samba museum, Ipanema, a few restaurants, and a prestigious university. I could get my MPA in Rio! It would be tough but possibly free. I would have to calculate how much it would be compared to USA.

So, I started writing my second book, but I haven't gotten very far yet. I'm slacking a bit. :) But we've been super busy with classes. Also, I have gotten the instagram app but haven't played with it yet. My iPod isn't super reliable but I've gotten great pictures on my camera. Sadly the tablet won't let me upload them so I have to borrow someone's computer.

I don't think I have much more to update on. The wifi is kind of reliable so I'm going to try and post more. :D I hope you're all doing well and please share this post!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Not gone yet!

Hey everyone! So, I SHOULD be on a flight to Brazil. But, with all the problems in O'Hare, our flight was cancelled. Tomorrow, we go in at 3 am, fly to LA, then fly BACK to New York, and finally catch a flight to Rio. -,- Soooo much fun. I probably won't be able to post until Brazil now.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Stressed, Busy, and Scared

Hello everyone! It's finally sinking in that I'm going to Brazil. I have to run to walmart again and get some more things. I'm super scared and, with a suitcase of luggage that seems to be shrinking, I'm stressed from packing. I'm hoping the weight is under what I think it is. I know I'll be alright but I'm still freaking out.

So, I don't know if I'll be able to post tonight. I may be making an instagram (so I can share pics from my iPod) so I'll try to link my username to you guys. Otherwise Twitter will be getting image updates!

Well, I had hoped to post more, but I'm freaking myself out. Hopefully later I can relax and post a better blog post. Also, I'll be getting Twitter for my iPod so I should be able to post in the airports. :)

HAVE A LOVELY DAY EVERYONE!!!! I'm going to miss blogging. :(

(One piece of exciting news! I'm stuck between 2 littles (Emma and Amanda) but Amanda is a bit older so I think I'm going to choose her. I think we'll click well! :D)