One Year Down, A Future to GoΒ 

Hello All!

Around one year ago I had the bright idea to start a blog. There were many things that I was passionate about, one being literature, and I wanted to share my love for them with others. My parents encouraged me in this idea, and a year ago today, I put it in to action. I was throwing around name ideas when my sister suggested I use the name I had come up with for my collection of writing. And so it began… I started Pen to Paper Collections. Happy Anniversary to us!

A lot has happened in the past year, from beginning this blog to starting college and so much more. On this day, however, I am particularly enthusiastic about what the future will bring. “Why?” you may ask. I think I can safely attribute most of it to the glorious weather. πŸ™‚ March 1st in NC has been a marvelous 68 degrees with carolina blue skies. It is on days like these, when the sun is smiling down on me, that I feel like anything is possible! 

Also, life has gotten rather exciting as of late. I started a new job bright and early yesterday morning! I am now a tutor/assistant at Jones Intermediate School, which is an incredible opportunity and was a pleasant surprise for me. What better way to gain teaching experience? It is a slightly younger age group than I hope to work with in the future, but I still have high expectations and love working with kids. 

I am currently enrolled at a local community college  and working on my Associate in Arts degree there. Lately, however, I have had to consider a future major and 4 year college to strive for. Decisions are in the making! It is as strange as it is interesting. It wasn’t too long ago that I was in elementary school. How did I get here so fast? I don’t know, but I’m taking life as it comes and trying to enjoy every moment!

One year has brought a great many changes-mostly good, fortunately. What I am most intrigued with are the great many changes that the years ahead will bring. Hopefully, you all will stick around for the years to come. πŸ™‚

~Alyssa

50!

I now have over 50 lovely followers on Pen to Paper Collections! It’s just the beginning to a great future. Thank you all for your support and your patience with me over the past 11 months. They’ve been wonderful. I have enjoyed it more than I can say, and I can only hope that you have as well. πŸ™‚ 

Merci Beaucoup,

Alyssa

Busy, Busy, Busy

Hello All!

I wanted to put all of your minds at ease by making you aware that I am, in fact, still alive! I know I’ve been MIA the past few weeks. I am discovering that summer is an extremely busy time of year. Between camps; work; church stuff; some traveling; and, in my case, babysitting little siblings… well, my days have been pretty booked.

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I have had every intention of posting, if only to give you a fair warning of my scattered schedule, but life has got my mind a little jumbled. Next week bears a trip to Oklahoma City for Youth Congress (a massive church conference of around 20,000 young people), and the week after brings orientation for college, which will begin the week after that.

Be not disheartened! I give my solemn word to pick up the posting pace as soon as I’m back from Oklahoma.

Fortunately, in all the chaos, I have spared a small amount of time for reading and a few moments for working on my novel. While my novel-writing Β won’t be released on my blog, as of yet, hopefully a book review is soon to come! Don’t abandon me just yet. πŸ™‚

Much love,

Alyssa.