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Hello! This is my first time writing in a journal. Do I say hello? I don’t know. I guess I do. It’s my journal, so I can write whatever I want.
I have a journal now! My master gave it to me. I should probably introduce us so if anyone ever reads this, they know who’s who. (Do I want someone to read this? What's the point of a journal if they don’t?)
My name is Braig! I just turned thirteen years old (it’s my birthday today), I was born and still live on Coruscant, I’m a human, and I’m a Jedi. My master is Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’ve probably heard of him. He’s a great master. I’ve only just become his padawan, but we’ve known each other for as long as I can remember. There’s nobody else I wanted to be taught by.
What else? I feel like I should talk more about myself. Write more. You know. I have two lightsabers, and they’re purple. I’m studying to be a healer and I’m also studying weapons mastery. I haven’t had my first field mission yet, but I’m very excited for it. It’ll be nice to actually go out into the Galaxy and help people.
I guess I should also write more about what happened today. It was pretty normal. Or, normal for being a padawan. That part’s still new. It’s a good new, though! I keep glancing at my braid every time I walk by my own reflection to see the new band. Is that weird? Maybe. I’ll have to ask the others if they do it, too.
Anyway, things that happened today: I got up and made my bed like always, said hello to my master (if you’re reading this again, hello!) and went and had breakfast at the usual spot with my friends. Should I write where the spot is? It’s the third table from the door and then two to the right in the commissary nearest the creche. But I guess, since we’re all padawans now, we can eat in the lounge. And we won’t be in the creche any more, so maybe we’ll get a new spot. After that, we did morning lessons. We started with meditation and then went on to navigation and galactic exploration. That’s our new unit. We’ve only been working on it for a few days, but I like it because we get to look at a lot of star charts. It’s fun.
Then we went to our first training session. We had another empty handed lesson today. Master Kyun ran us through a cardio warm up, then had us practice the ins and outs of the hawk-snake form (including the applications). It was fun, and I always learn a lot from his classes, but after all of those joint locks, I’ll be lucky if I can get out of bed tomorrow. I’m already sore. Anyway, after that, it was cultures and politics. Right now, we’re deconstructing the trade treaties struck between the different Twi’Lek clans in 984 BsR and comparing them to the Trade Federation’s more modern arrangements. It isn’t the most interesting thing in the galaxy. I did my best to take notes, but I almost fell asleep a few times. (Sorry, Master Shi Ari!) I think the Twins actually did fall asleep. It’s kind of hard to tell with them. I think tomorrow, I’m going to compare class notes with Booda to make sure I didn’t miss anything. After that was laps, then I had time for another meditation session. I did moving meditation since I was already warmed up. Then lunch - in the usual spot again - and then we got to do one-on-one training with our masters.
I can’t believe I finally get to learn from Obi-Wan! It feels like I’ve been waiting for this forever. I don’t even know how to put it in words. I’m just (scribbles) Nope, still don’t know how to put it in words. I tried. We did a lot of saber work and I feel like I improved by miles already. I can’t wait for our next lesson. I know, I know, patience, but can you blame me? He’s the best. I’m so happy he chose me.
Anyway, right. Back to the day. I had Force studies after, and Master Yoda talked to us about the cyclical nature of time. It’s really interesting to think that everything is connected like that, how our choices can affect that much. We meditated a lot in the dark. We had to think about everything we’d done and learned so far, and how we might use those lessons. We also had to imagine our futures. Not like having visions or anything, just what we want to be and how we might become that. I want to be as good a Jedi as my master is. As to how I do that, it seems half straightforward and half easier said than done. For now, I’m just going to do my best to absorb his lessons and live by all I’ve learned.
… Again, easier said than done.
So after that we had a break for chores, and I’m not writing about those because they’re boring. Yes, I know they’re important, but this is my journal and I think they’re boring. Then our last meditation period of the day. I just did normal seated meditation this time. After that, most people went to their second saber lesson, but I went with Master Windu. We’re still only on the very start of Vapaad, so I don’t know enough to really write about it, and this is a really long entry already, so I’ll talk or write more later. After that, we had dinner, and then the seven of us (have I written their names yer? That’s me, Hano, Naweh, Booda, Lohata, Garak, and Shah Ki) went swimming in the lake. Someone started a water fight at one point and I can’t prove anything, but I think it might have been Master Fisto. I don’t know who won. Then I went to bed.
I’m in bed now. I should be asleep, but I can’t manage it. I guess I’m just too excited. I’m learning so much, and so much is changing! But tomorrow is a new day, and ‘we rise with the sun’. So I should really try sleeping again.
Am I supposed to say goodbye?
Oh well. My journal, my rules.