In my last post I mentioned that I’d be trying hard to blog at least twice a week – obviously that hasn’t happened.
This is my first time working while in school and it’s taking me a long time to get used to. As a keener, studying and getting my homework done is always my main priority, but work has been getting in the way of that. Furthermore, since all my free time is being spent scrambling to complete all my readings etc., I have little/no time to blog or do anything that I really enjoy (watching anime, art, blog, watching more anime…).
This upsets me.
Now, I realize that the majority of students out there work jobs while in school and that my struggle isn’t unique in any way, but it’s new for me. How do these students do it? How do they go to school and go to work and get their homework done without becoming overwhelmed? I mean – it’s only the FIRST week of school and I’m already stressing out! Granted, the whole anxiety issue doesn’t help…but still!
Does anyone have any advice? I need the money (we’re buying a new house), but I also need good grades (good as in I typically achieve mostly A grades with the odd B grade).
Any help would be appreciated.
Three young boys sat
in the wicker porch swing
swinging just enough
to cause a creak
in the weathered chains,
an easy summer’s night
wind teased each head of hair
while in the silence
each young mind cast a wish
upon the star that could be seen
upon a blackened canvas.
©Shelley (Tea Shell)
I know it’s been a while since I last wrote and I feel I should apologize.
I don’t know why or what stops me, but it’s hard for me to write. No – let me rephrase that: it’s hard to motivate myself to actually sit down to write and not get distracted. There have been at least 3 things I’ve been wanting to write about but I kept opening my draft and then deciding that I do it later. “Later” has turned into “not at all” – and that upsets me!
If you’ve read my first couple posts, you’ll know why I started to blog again. Well, so far I haven’t been as committed as I should be. I realize that blogging isn’t something I’m getting paid to do and that it is totally something I’m doing voluntarily…but it’s something I told myself I would be committed to. I’ve had 3 other “blogs” that were simply failures. I don’t want this to be the fourth. It won’t be!
So, tonight…here I am.
I’m alone and it’s Friday night of the September long weekend. But I chose this; I could have joined my husband and his friends in their camping, but being the only girl gets old after a while. I’m not complaining at all, I’m just … well, a little low I guess.
Oh no!! That reminds me – I forgot to refill on my meds! No wonder! It’s been a couple days already that I’ve been without them…oops!
Well, anyway…I’m glad I was able to at least post something, even if it was just my rambling.
My current goal is at least twice a week. I head back to university soon so I’ll get pretty busy, but I’m sure I’ll find even more things to write about.
Bye for now and thanks for listening,
Okay, I know it’s summer and that living where I do in Canada that I should be appreciating all the summer I can get…but I’m ready for Autumn. As I’m writing this, there is a ton of rain falling outside and it’s about 11 degrees Celsius out. I’ve got a steaming cup of chocolate-chai tea beside me in my favourite Harry Potter cup, with some chill folk music playing softly.
Now all I need is to live in a log cabin up in the mountains with a fire going. There could even be a light sprinkling of snow over night! That would really complete the fantasy I have right now…
There’s not a whole lot I can think of to say other that that.
Maybe it’s the rain?
I’ve been meaning to write a post earlier this week but things just seem to get busy and before I know it I’ve hardly got time to sleep. I do have a draft I’ve been working on here and there so… We’ll see.
My husband, our doggies and I are off for camping this weekend up north. It should be fun. I’ve told myself I won’t drink too much but it’s with our old landscaping buddies (and they get pretty rowdy). Unfortunately for me, my meds make me feel like complete garbage the next day (it’s like two hangovers in one) both physically and emotionally. Because – of course – it cancels out the meds…which isn’t fun.
Additionally, I can’t help but freak out a bit at all the calories I’ll be consuming if I drink! I bought light beer, but it’s still so much…
Anyway, I’m writing this while on the road (hubby is driving) and I have a crappy phone plan with not much data. One of the dogs just barfed too so I’ve got that mess to clean too…
I’ll talk to y’all on Sunday!
PS: To all of you that have started following me – thank you so much! I didn’t expect that at all. It means a lot!
Take care, xox.