So, these days, you may be wondering what I’m up to! Why I’m neglecting my blog just a teeny, tiny bit! And why I’m somewhat absent from Facebook and other social media! Ahem, um, well. I DO keep up with my email. And I do TRY to keep up with my blog, anyway. But mainly, the enormous monstrosity that has taken over my life is called SKULL – I mean, school. Not that I have my folder with my schoolwork in it named Skull. No.
Not that I have anything against school. I’m actually very grateful toward it, and I never let it interfere with my education. (Joking.)
My general day goes something like this – I set my alarm clock (it’s new. It’s one of the old-fashioned ones with the hammer that sounds less like an alarm and more like a dozen tiny symbols being clanged at once) and get up at 5:45. I spend five minutes trying to convince myself to roll out of bed, five minutes turning on the heater, the computer and the coffee maker, and then the next five minutes waiting for the computer to load. (My fault, probably. By my calculations I have roughly 5,000 pictures, 1,000 songs, and 600 documents on my profile alone. I should at least have a thumb drive or something.)
Then, I write for roughly an hour. Some days I actually just sit and stare at the computer screen for an hour wishing I could think of something, but anyway. But at least it’s an hour with a soundtrack, right?
So anyways, after that is family Bible study for half an hour, then chores, exercising (and I use that word very lightly because…my motivation is zip) and getting dressed/makeup/room-straightening. Then comes school, which is, as I mentioned before, looking a little like a bilgesnipe. This consists of
a. History b. Christian Classics c. Book reports d. Bible study e. Worldview f. Literature g. Term paper (topic of choice: Saint Patrick. Why couldn’t they have made term papers easier? But anyway, that’s a whole nother blog post right there) h. Logic i. Studying the driver’s manual so I can actually get my license (at this point, the fact that I don’t have a permit is mainly my fault. I forget to study the manual, which doesn’t make any sense because I CAN.NOT.WAIT.TO.DRIVE.) and j. BSF study. Which isn’t technically school, but involves time, reading, study, and question-answering.
And also there’s a new rule to help the rest of my school year run more efficiently which means, the computer is for all intents and purposes, turned off at five o’clock. It’s a good rule, actually, because I would probably be wasting more time editing pictures and putting videos together than I am now.
So in all honesty, though it probably sounded like I was complaining up there (which I assure you, I was not) I’m actually fairly happy with the schedule. I go to bed at a better time (seriously, guys, I’m in bed by ten. I am. And I’m generally asleep by eleven) and I’m getting up at a better time.
And when I DO have free time…it doesn’t feel like I have free time. Because my brain is reeling from school, and I have to decide if I want to spend my free time doing extracurricular (yet necessary) things like getting art commissions done and sending out letters, or if I want to do things a little more fun. Like reading or writing or seeing what all the Lizzie Bennet Diaries hype is about. (Speaking of which, I’ve decided that after I graduate I want to see about getting a camera because honestly, vlogging would be a blast. It’s just…with the camera we have at the moment, it won’t upload…anywhere. At all. Period.)
As it is, I’m managing to work it all out on a scale that’s pretty satisfactory. And do you know what I’m wondering now?
I’m wondering if there was a point to this post. Oh wait, yes, so you don’t think I’m willfully neglecting you.
Because I’m not.
I love you all oodles etc., and I promise that not every day is full and on those days I *do* try and catch up on my emails and comments and things.