Upon reaching level 25, I reaffirm now that it's truly the coolest level. When I joined this was the rank I wanted to get to and then stop, now I don't know how to stop :? And of course, the level 25 is so round it's heavenly, second only to 50, but infinitely less depressing/lonely.
What's your favorite rank?
Jeez, I have a lot to do before January 1, so my holidays are going to be very busy. I have to finish my US History and AP English from last year (I was in the hospital for 9 months, subsequently missin my junior year) before I have my Counselor write my letter of recommendation for college and get it in to the colleges I'm looking at by January 15. The schools I'm most excited for are the University of San Diego, University of Washington, and the University of Puget Sound, looking at a Business/Economics major at the moment after realizing that being away from math for 2 years was not the way to kickstart a Computer Science education.
Not content to fill my time with makeup work and application/college stuff, I have to continue progress on my senior research paper (minimum 15 pages, a lot for high school) contrasting the reluctant hero archetype in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Huck Finn) and The Iliad (Achilles). I have a few small projects and assignments going on as well like a set of songs and corresponding essays evoking themes or movements of the various scenes of The Tempest. I also need to do a specific Individual Service Project for National Honor Society which I'm yet to come up with. Plus, of course, as soon as I finish with all of this, finals start in January. It will prove to make the second semester seem lifeless and serene :)
What sits atop all of this is that I have my 1-year check-in in Portland (I'm in Boise) in early January as well. This consists of a series of blood tests and more, the worst of which are a bone marrow extraction/exam, Lumbar Puncture, and a Spinal Tap to make sure than I'm 100% Leukemia free after a year away from my bone marrow transplant last January. I think the health stuff will go well (I feel tremendously better than I did atrofying in that bed for 9 months), but it's just another thing to worry about and to take time away from what needs doing.
Well, that's my ramble and complaining, but the key points are:
Defias Brotherhood = Exclusive and A-list
Lots of School Stuff to do + Community Service Volunteering
Blood work and tests in Portland