State of the Union No.3

These last few weeks have been such a blur. At this point, I’m just jumping from homework to homework and then from test to test. I think there comes a time during every semester where the initial excitement of school and college fades away and it is replaced by this feeling of exhaustion and unease. There is just so much going on. Classes move through content quickly, so I have to stay on my toes. I just want it to slow down. I am in need of a vacation. But, then again, I could always use a vacation.

In the moments where I am not working on something school related (so very few and far between), I have been daydreaming about writing a novel. The only thing is – I have no clue where to begin. All my life, I have been trained and educated about startups, companies, technology and computers – I know absolutely nothing about publishing or getting published.

Moreover, I don’t even know where to begin. Do I first write the whole novel and then contact publishers? Do I write a summary first, contact publishers, and then begin writing? What are the pros and cons of having work published in online journals vs. a large publishing company?

If any of you happen to have any insight on any of this, please do share 🙂

Anyways, now on to the actual State of the Union!

Watching: I watched Haters Back Off on Netflix. I’m not sure if I like that kind of humor, but it was very well done. When they ate goldfish for dinner, though, I had to stop.

Reading: I read All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Towards the end, the tears were flowing freely. It is one of the best books I have read in a while.

Feeling: A bit stressed with all the school work I have to do. I have 2 midterms and 3 projects due this week. No big deal. Yes – very big deal.

Wanting: To write. I want to write. I want to write. I want to write. Did I mention I want to write? 🙂

Enjoying: My thermos that keeps my drinks warm all day long.

xoxo

 

 

 

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State of the Union No.2

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State of the Union

Watching: I have recently been watching a tad too much youtube. Anyone who knows me, will know that I am a sucker for anything Zoella related. But, this is an all time record. I am up to date with the SacconeJoly’s, itsJudysLife, rclbeauty101 and quite a few more. Its basically what I do the moment I get home. OH and I’ve also started watching the Voice Blind Auditions which I find very entertaining. Miley and Alicia make it so much more interesting. I’m excited to see how the season progresses.

Reading: I finished Eight Hundred Grapes, which I thought was fabulous. I am probably going to write a review for it soon, so keep your eyes peeled 🙂 What an odd phrase, keep your eyes peeled. I wonder who said that first.

Listening: Still obsessed with the Dangerous Woman album by Ariana Grande. I also really like Shawn Mendes’ song Treat You Better. Been jamming to it as I walk the miles and miles between classes each day. lol sarcasm.

Feeling: Happy, but a bit overworked. We had a huge hell week last week, all the teachers decided to schedule midterms at the same time. So, in the wake of that, I am seriously unwinding. I am a bit nervous to see the scores. I always am. I think they went well, so hopefully I did well.

Wanting: Since we moved into our dorm, I miss my bathtub so much. A bubble bath would be divine. But, I am so grateful we have hot water. The dorm we lived in last year had absolutely no hot water and it was just awful.

Enjoying: Having my own room, so I can keep it as messy as I like.

Pondering: How days and days can go by with constant stress and how it suddenly just goes away. poof.

Wishing: My dog was here. I’d give him a cuddle.

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State of the Union No.1

sotu1As you may already know, this blogging adventure is only over a few weeks old. I know, it feels like longer! To make this blog the best it can be, I have been reading a bunch of blogs and learning about the general aesthetic and content that people enjoy. So many bloggers have incredible pictures, are monetized and look really really professional. Its a bit intimidating, especially since I am just starting out. That being said, this blog is a blog first for me to express myself and second to create content for a larger audience. My audience is pretty small right now, but I like it that way – its cozy.  I started blogging because it looked like fun and it is!

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