I Just Won A(nother) Scholastic Award!!

Hi lovelies!

This week has pretty much been a blur of studying and tests and therapist appointments and trying frantically to tie up all the loose ends before spring break starts in two days (AND YOU GUYS WILL NEVER GUESS WHERE I'M GOING GAH I'M SO EXCITED TO TELL YOU TOMORROW).

And so, in the midst of all the madness, I must confess that I didn't actually realise I'd won another (!!) national Scholastic Art & Writing Award until somebody congratulated me on Tuesday.

(I know. I know. I am so absolutely terrible. If I don't get an email and a Twitter mention and a calendar notification and a post-it note stuck to my forehead, I totally forget I ever entered a competition. But hey, if it helps at all, I didn't figure out I'd won a silver medal last year until somebody mentioned it in passing... a week after the results had come out. *kicks self*)

This year it's another award for poetry - a gold medal, which asdfghjkl; incredible! I'm so insanely, ridiculously excited about this, you guys. Some of my absolute favourite people have won Scholastic awards - including, I might add, fellow Teacup Trail editor + wordsmith extraordinaire + general wizard, AnQi, who also won a gold medal this year! Go on, shower her with confetti and chocolate. I'll wait. ;)

If you'll recall, last year I got the chance to travel all the way to New York - and I'm not even joking, I'm still flailing over that - for the awards ceremony in Carnegie Hall as part of my epic sojourn across the US of A. (Hush. Three states totally counts as a sojourn. Also, I just really like that word. ;)) I've entered the ticket lottery this year as well, so fingers crossed I get to go again! :D

I'm kind of beautifully overwhelmed by the onslaught of publications + awards lately. Life has been quite kind to me on the writing side of things, I must say. I'll see you guys tomorrow - I hope you're having an absolutely wonderful week so far. x

love, Topaz