Friday, June 19, 2015

Future?

As I look back on the school year, I examine the work I did, and the stress I wasted on it. I was always so concerned that I would not get it done, or not do it right, that I nearly drove myself mad with stress. Not sure if it was worth it, but here I am at the beginning of summer break. 

With the new school year, I began to consider what I want to delve into in regards to future education. I was starting to get stressed about that as well, my future, college, career, life, all of it. What was I going to do with my life?

Life is so precious, it was a free gift given to me, I didn't want to waste it.  So I started to panic as I feared I would waste the talents and abilities I was given. 

I seemed to have forgotten that I don't control my life. 

As I panicked I began to beg God to make sense of it all. I must have seemed awfully silly, begging for His help as I clutched my future to my chest, refusing to hand it over to Him. That's when it clicked. How could someone like me make sense of it all? I am a simple girl, trying to figure out God's plan on my own. So I laid it down. I took a deep breath and surrendered it all. 

I gave my future to God. I am willing to lay aside my dreams, to live the life He planned for me.

It seemed like such a horrifying thought. Give up all my dreams? All my plans? All my hopes? But I forgot, God knows those dreams, those plans, those hopes. He knows my hearts desire. If my desires's are not His, I don't want them. I want my desires to be Christ's desires. 

So I have surrendered. I am living my life day by day. Allowing Christ to plan my future, allowing Him to plant the desires I need in my heart. 

-Melody

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Recent Origami Adventures

So, I have loved crafts since I was able to use a crayon. Since I now have a job, I have access to buying supplies for the little things I wish to make. Yes, it seems silly, but I adore doing crafts of all sorts. Since I babysit twice a week, I enjoy sharing them with kids.

A recent favorite of mine has been origami. Which I still have not done with real origami paper, I just keep finding other paper. I thought I would share a few of my favorite origami projects with you all.

Paper Crown
This is so incredibly easy, I taught my 8 and 6 year old sisters how to make them and they did great!

X Wing Fighter
This one was a little tricky, I am still working at perfecting it, but it is pretty awesome!

Stars
These I am not the best at, but my sister can do them perfectly. I tend to squash most of them. But the ones that turn out are adorable.

Heart Bookmarks
These are so crazy easy you end up making tons and not knowing what to do with them.

Paper Airplanes
Pretty basic right? Well, I have become addicted to how amazing it flies!



Let me know what you try! I can't wait to hear about it!

-Melody


Monday, May 18, 2015

Life Happenings

Hello all! I have quite neglected you recently haven't I? I have been slightly busy with finishing up the school year, raising funds for a summer missions trip I am going on, and putting together a summer reading challenge for my church.   Besides that, nothing much has been going on. 

Some times I laugh at myself when people ask what I have been up to. I reply with the same as always, "school." It certainly has a way of stealing every last second of your time. My friend likes to tell middle schoolers to treasure their time now, before high school strikes. 

Hope you all had a fantastic May the 4th be with you! I made Star Wars cookies and brought them to church. Afterwards we went home and watched the classic Star Wars films. 

I'm not exactly fantastic at decorating cookies like that, but they still taste good. 

Well, I will be sure to share more later. For now, let me now what you did on May the 4th. 

-Melody


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Recent Novel Project

So I am doing April Nanowrimo. But sadly my schedule is so crazy I can only write 25,000 this month instead of 50,000. Here is my username if you are interested in watching stats or reading more about my book: Melody.Faithy98


Anyway, this current novel is a little mystery. And what is a mystery novel without crime? Of course it's crime! Well, I am in need of some fresh inspiration, and also a new name for a character. 

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My character's name at present is Audrey. Problem: I have another main character named Andrea. Way to close and confusing. So I am going to need a better name for her. I'm willing to take any suggestions right now. 

Also, I need some inspiration. I need some Pinterest boards to go through, that will peak my creativity levels. My stories synopsis is this: A trouble making artist gets wrapped up into solving murder crimes with the FBI. Any suggestions? 


Alright, now it's time to share a little excerpt with you all. Enjoy!

~

The room was empty. But the sight on the wall made his stomach turn. The stench in the room made him want to wretch. In crude cursive painted in blood across an old wallpapered wall read these words, The Hunter is now being Hunted. Hunter shut his eyes as he tried to suppress his reflex to gag. He tried to stop the shaking in his hands as he pulled his radio out and flipped it on.

“Audrey, come on in.” He whispered cautiously. “Seems the place is clear.” He finished.

“The agency should really have better discretion on who they assign to a murder case.” A strange voice declared behind him. 

Hunter spun around in horror, a terrifying jolt of fear shot down his spine as he stared at a tall man in a mask, holding Audrey in a vice grip. The girl looked terrified with tape plastered over her mouth, her eyes simply screamed at Hunter for help. 

~

So what did you think? Pretty creepy, right? Ok, maybe I do need to work on creepy levels, but hey I'm new to that aspect. So I am open to any inspiration you folks can give me!

-Melody

Friday, April 17, 2015

Cold Attack

So I am sick. Nothing big, just a cold. But I think we all know that hopeless feeling of being unable to do things. The crippling tiredness that comes over you, where every part of your body stops wanting to do things.

It's not fun, but hey, it's life. A year ago when I was sick it got pretty bad. It was after a week long trip in Virginia. I come home with the worst fever I have ever had. That was one of those times I asked myself, "Is this the end? Am I really dying this way?" Please tell me someone else has thought that when they were sick. Otherwise I must just be seriously dramatic. :-)

Anyway, when I am sick I tend to completely go into consume mode. Which means here comes Youtube, Netflix, old novels, and Spotify streaming all day long. I am currently rereading the Circle series. I can never get enough of those books. Watching Rhett and Link on Youtube. Going through old Disney movies. Listening to the new Cinderella movie soundtrack, which is superb. favorite track is, La Valse de L'Amour. So gorgeous. 


Besides sleeping, what do you do when you are sick? 

-Melody