Well, I have not uploaded any art or journals in a very long time. I actually haven't even gone on DA a lot lately. I got a Tumblr a month or so ago and that has now consumed a majority of my time (check it:alyssahearsawho.tumblr.com/)
Christmas and New Years and my 17th birthday were wonderful. For my birthday I was in a Christmas play for my church's kid's ministry, bought a book, and had some friends and their baby over for pizza and cake. Christmas was fantastic, as well. My grandmother stayed with us for the week. I got make-up and hair stuff and some other items but the biggest one was a flipping Windows 8 touchscreen laptop! My sister and I each got one. It was a huge surprise because I already had a computer and didn't need a new one. My mom, sister, and I also got my dad a MacBook despite the fact that he said he didn't want anything for Christmas and that we knew he would never buy it for himself. We saw a movie and just hung out the rest of the day.
On New Year's Eve I hung out with a friend all day and we had a sleepover which consisted of pizza, Doctor Who, and watching the all night marathon of The Walking Dead (such a good show!).
Basically not much has changed. I'm taking a Computer Applications class at a local college for Duel Enrollment (college classes available to high schoolers) which I started last week. It's very easy. Geometry still stinks. Finished a science project about turning milk into plastic Monday (it actually turned out pretty awesome).
However, other stuff recently came up. It seems that my church has not been doing well financially at all lately. I'm being very personal when I say that my father (the music minister), the youth pastor, and the pastor have all had to take pay cuts. Our family may have to leave the church since this is my dad's fulltime job. He's actually applied to a music minister's job at another church and we were invited to do worship next Sunday. This has had me a bit distraught.
I already don't like change and worry a lot so this new news really shook me. At first, I was completely against this. I don't want to leave the church I have been at for the past 4 and a half years (the longest we've been in one church and haven't had to move) and have spent my teenage years in. I'm still not completely happy with the situation, but I'm getting better. I'm having a hard time trusting God with this situation but again, I'm getting better. Please pray that I continue to not worry and that I will always remember that God will take care of me and my family.
Anyways, enough with the Debbie Downer stuff, how have you guys been? How were your holidays?