Senior Year? Get Outta Here!

I can’t believe it. I’m a freakin’ senior. Other seniors that stumble upon this post, just take a moment and let that sink in. We are freakin’ seniors. This is our last year as grade school kids. Our last year as KIDS… 

Ok, lemme stop. This is getting too intense, lol. But seriously, though, it feels so surreal to me. I’ve always imagined seniors as being so much older, and so its so hard for me to wrap my mind around the fact that I am one. Like, today in my English class, which is a senior elective, my teacher was like, “You’re all seniors now,” and I was thinking, “Wait, what?" 

What made it harder to wrap my mind around this "senior” concept (yes, I did just do quotes) was that today honestly felt like a normal first day of school. I don’t know if anyone else feels the way I do, but after sophomore year, there’s no more hype about first days of high school. Don’t get me wrong, though; today was a good day (even though I had cramps! Who’s tough now?). I got to see my friends and I have at least one in pretty much every class. It just wasn’t as lit as I expected. But no worries, this is the first of many last days to come. I’m so excited for this year! 


xoxo Danerah


Me doing a cover of Waiting In Vain by Bob Marley :) (Make sure y'all sub!)


My cover of Hometown Glory by Adele!

Got a scholarship!!!

Ok, so I have some news that I didn’t get to tell you guys yet! A while back, I applied for a scholarship to go away to a summer seminar. A couple weeks ago, the people from the program e-mailed me and guess what? I got the scholarship!!!! Which means next month, I’m going to be spending my summer on a college campus halfway across the country! I am so grateful and excited that all of my hard work paid off, and I do mean HARD, because this was not an easy process. To apply, I had to write 2 essays, both of which I stayed up until 3 in the morning every night for a whole week to do. Essentially, I was surviving on 2 hours of sleep per night. About a month or two later, a college student who worked with the program called me to tell me that I was one of the finalists to receive the scholarship. Obviously, I was super excited about this, but my excitement was coupled with embarrassment because she called while I was still sleeping and I had groggy morning-voice (ok, so it was 10 am when she called, but that’s still early! I’m not a morning person, alright? Lol). Thankfully, the interview did not take place during that exact conversation, and she had just called to schedule an interview. At first, it was hard to find a time that worked for both her and me, but eventually, we set up an appointment for my interview, and within a week, I was on the train to my very first interview EVER. I tried to be as confident as I could, but I was honestly nervous as hell. So many questions were running through my mind while I was on my way there, like “Would they like me?” and “Will my answers to their questions be good enough?” And when I got to the interview and found that there were TWO interviewers instead of just one, it made me a little more nervous because I was thinking, “Oh my goodness, this means that immediately after the interview is over, they are going to deliberate about me. This would be SO much easier if it were just a one-on-one thing.” But, thankfully, the two interviewers were both college girls and they were both really chill people who tried to make the interview as relaxed as possible. The interview took place at a Starbucks, so the atmosphere was really chill, and a lot of the time, the interview felt like more of a normal conversation than anything else. We even veered off-topic a couple times, which I heard is a good sign when it comes to interviews. Plus, they even bought me a smoothie! All in all, the interview went well and apparently, the people from the program thought so too! I swear, when I saw the e-mail saying that I was accepted, I literally started jumping up and down and screaming and dancing all over the house! I can’t wait for this summer!