Wishful Wednesday: Character’s Role

Kelsey at The Seattle Smith’s topic for Wishful Wednesday is:
‘I wish’ …. I could play a character’s role in a book and it would be ______!
Hermione Jean Granger
[from Harry Potter, if you live under a rock]
I went with my first instinct here. If I thought about it a little longer I might have picked someone else, but since she was the first to pop in my mind, I’m going with it. Why would I want to play her? Because she’s BADASS, that’s why! First of all, she’s at the top of her class, excelling academically as a witch…. she’s completely passionate in everything she does… AND she’s fierce. [Um, hello, she knocked Malfoy a good one!]
If you haven’t read the Harry Potter series, you’re missing out! Honestly, I never thought I’d be one of “those people,” but I started reading the first one as a challenge to see what all the hype was about, and I’m proud to say I’m obsessed hooked! I can’t wait for the seventh movie to come out!!! Blake claims he’s a fan because he loves all the movies, but since he hasn’t read the books I call him a “half-blood fan.” [only HP fans will get this joke]
I know, I’m a nerd.
[Now, if I were to pick a non-fictional character, I would play Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat, Pray, Love. (Well, I guess it’s more like a biography.) But still! She got to spend a year traveling to Italy, India, and Indonesia—eating, praying, and loving. What an adventurous experience! P.S. Julia Roberts will play this role in the movie that comes out this summer. I can’t wait!]
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Wishful Wednesday: 3 min

Wishful Wednesday
Kelsey at The Seattle Smith’s topic for Wishful Wednesday is:
            ‘I wish’… I could spend three minutes in _______’s shoes!
I pick…
Originally I was thinking I would want to spend three minutes in my mom or B’s shoes, so I can see what I’m like from their perspective, but heck! I’d want to have some Taylor-Swift-FUN!
Oh, and another thing… I wouldn’t want to spend just three minutes; I’d want to spend at least 3 days. She looks like she’s always having a blast. From rocking out on stage in sparkly dresses (adore) and cowboy boots (adore even more), to baking cookies with her best friends, and goofing around in panda shirts… She’s always handling herself with such poise and positivity (remember the jerk Kanye?) It’s rare  these days to find a celebrity that young girls can look up to. 
One more thing… I just love her hair!! Wouldn’t mind being able to keep it when I come back to reality.
P.S. I can’t wait to go see her in concert (again!) in March with my best friend and boyfriend!
(Well, that was fun!)
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Wishful Wednesday: Entrepreneur

Wishful Wednesday

Kelsey, at The Seattle Smith’s, topic for Wishful Wednesday is:
‘I wish’… I had the startup funds to build that company I have always dreamt about, and it would be _____!

Hmm… this is a good one, and it reminds me of my dad because he’s always encouraging me to do random things like take singing lessons (I can take a hint!), learn another language, and start my own business. And when do you think I’d have time do all this, Dad??! Any way… I would probably start my own swim lesson business. I’m a certified Water Safety Instructor, as well as a lifeguard. I have worked as a lifeguard every summer since I was sixteen, and have been teaching private swim lessons since I was seventeen. I’ve taught as young as nine months, up to eight years. I also coached kids for swim team. Before I moved this year, I was teaching at the summer camp I attended as a kid! In addition to teaching at the camp, I taught private lessons on the side. I realized that’s where the money’s at! At the camp, I only made a fraction of the price parent’s paid for the lesson, whereas when I worked on the side, I made all the money. It was great, too, because the parents would tell their friends and I’d receive more clients. I was actually starting to turn people down because I just didn’t have enough time!

Who knows, maybe when I’m a little older, I’ll own a house with a (heated) pool and start my own swim lesson business. Having a little underwater fun—I love my underwater camera! Once the child knew how to swim safely and comfortably, I would take pictures of him or her for the parents as a little “End of the Lesson” gift: What company would you want to start?

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