Hey everyone! I hope you are all doing great. I feel like I haven’t been here in a very long time and yet it has only been two weeks. I didn’t post last week and I shared a guest post 2 weeks ago. Maybe I actually haven’t been around in a while.
Update. I started a new semester last week and I have been so lazy. Last semester, it took me slightly more than a month to really get into the uni groove and I hope that doesn’t happen again this time. I’m getting really close to finishing this degree. I hope that happens soon because I am exhausted. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I’m studying but it just stresses me out most of the time. The closer I get to graduating, the more I want to write about university and share all the university content. Maybe I’ll create a new category to write about all things university. With that said, if you have anything university, planning, studying or engineering related that you would like me to write about, please let me know and I promise I will do it.
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The first half of my semester is online and we are hoping we can have the second half in person. I hope that works out because I don’t really enjoy online classes and I just miss seeing or being around certain people. This means I may have physical exams this semester and I don’t know if I remember how to effectively study for those.
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This post is really all over the place but I’ll allow it just for today. It wasn’t planned. I have so many topics planned for the blog but nothing is really standing out to me in this moment. I can’t think creatively at all. A part of me feels like I lost that part of me. The poet and the creative writer. The truth is, this blog doesn’t help me practice my creative writing at all. I haven’t yet figured out how to successfully marry creativity and facts on the blog. The story-teller in me is lost.
I think I can attribute that to my really sad reading culture. I haven’t been reading as much as I would love to and I think that is affecting my creativity and even my grammar (lol). I haven’t really been learning any new and fancy words and that makes me sad because I always enjoy looking up new words to find out their meaning and then waiting for the moment to use them in a sentence. I think being a good writer has a lot to do with being a reader. Two ways to perfect a skill are through practice and learning more about the skill. When you read more, you notice patterns in the way certain authors write. You see how they use words to paint the most vivid picture you can imagine. I’m just not convinced you can write without reading. Well, you can’t write well without reading.
My point is, I would like to go back to falling in love with fictional characters, quickly closing a book when I notice it’s about to break my heart and then opening it two seconds later, allowing my heart to be broken. I would like to go back to crying at the end of a book because I cannot fathom how a human being could perfectly put together words that allow me to feel emotions I had no idea I could feel.
There are a few things that come to mind when I think of how I’ve let myself down. In terms of doing things just for me and for my own joy or saying I would start something and then just not doing it. There are also things I know I have to do in the near future because if I don’t, I will only be letting myself down and honestly, I don’t want to be the one to disappoint me.
I could go on and on but if you could only take one thing away from this post, I hope it is that you remember to make time for the dreams that you let go of and the joy you may have had to sacrifice along the way. Make time for what makes you happy and for what you love. Also, whatever it is you want to start? Start it. The podcast, the YouTube channel, the blog, the business etc. Whatever it is, start it. There’s no such thing as waiting for the perfect time.
What’s one dream you would like to get back to chasing? What is one thing that brought you joy that you would like to reclaim? Please let me know in the comments!
I’ll be back soon. Hopefully next week. (Fingers crossed)
Thanks for reading!