Wow, I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve written anything in here… More than a month!
I guess for a while I just really didn’t feel like it. There was too much on my mind. Which sounds silly, doesn’t it? That’s what this journal is supposed to be for, right? Getting your thoughts down on paper?
But writing about it was just too hard. So I decided to keep the thoughts in my head instead.
Then things got better. Way better, thank God. But things got busy around the same time too. So writing was really the last thing on my mind.
The semester just ended, so I’ve been really focused on my exams. And I’ve already been looking forward to auditions for our next play. Our teacher hasn’t told us what it is yet, but it almost doesn’t matter. I just can’t wait to be onstage again!
Rehearsals start back up almost as soon as we get back from our holiday break, and I’m already stressing about picking a good monologue for my audition. But Mei and Joel have been helping me, and I think I’ve almost got it narrowed down.
Anyway, things are definitely good for me right now. Really good, actually.
But maybe more importantly, they’re good for the rest of my family too.
Maman and Papa should be coming home tomorrow morning. They’ve been away on some little island in Greece for their second honeymoon.
Or first honeymoon, really. They never had a real one… Just like they never had a real wedding either, until a couple weeks ago.
I know they were just renewing their vows, but it still felt really special. For a while, I really, honestly thought they were gonna get a divorce. Even after they started going to counseling, I still wasn’t sure. But now? I don’t think I’ve ever seen them so in love with each other. Ever. It’s so incredible to see them like this, especially compared to a couple months ago. It was beautiful.
Of course, while I was sitting there trying not to cry, Luc was making me feel like a total idiot. He teased me all night, and just kept rolling his eyes at how sappy the whole thing was. Typical guy.
And speaking of my Bruder… Things are pretty awesome for him right now too. After his band replaced their old drummer, they got a new singer too. And they’re finally recording their first album. Not a full length one yet, just four or five songs, from what he told us. They don’t have a real studio or anything either, so they’re recording it in Florian’s parents’ garage.
It doesn’t sound very impressive written out like that, huh? But hey, it’s a start! And I’m really happy for him. (Yes, really). I think I’m finally getting over my grudge too… As long as he doesn’t schedule any gigs for opening night of my next play.
And I think Clara’s finally getting over her grudge against me too. Our conversations finally don’t feel as awkward anymore, she’s smiling again, and she’s been back to doing all that silly stuff she used to do – Writing on her blog (she was all excited the other day about getting 500 followers or something? I guess that’s a big deal?), making snarky comments, and listening to her music all day. She’s definitely back to the same old Clara. Which is mostly good.
I still think she needs to invest in a good pair of headphones though.
And as for everyone else, I guess there isn’t anything exciting going on. But sometimes boring can be a good thing… I think I’m finally starting to realize that.
Oma and Opa are happy, Gus is adorable as ever, Onkel Stefan and grandpa Josh are flying out to visit next week, and bis-vovó… well, I guess she was right, wasn’t she?
It wasn’t easy, but we got through it.
Just like we always do.
Note: And with that, we bid farewell to the teen chapters!
Thank you to everyone for reading and always putting up with all this drama! And there is much more where that came from 😉 I know it can be overwhelming sometimes, but hopefully you all enjoy reading the drama as much as I love writing it! 😀