Good morning, readers!
I can’t believe that today is the last of summer. My summer went okay. I didn’t leave the state or go to beach. Luckily, beaches don’t move, so I will have a chance to go there next year. As I am reflecting on my life today, I notice that I have done some pretty great things! I know it may seem that I complain a lot, but I guess I just expecting to be in a different place at this time in my life. I’m turning 30 in December and yet, I’m like, ” Where has the time gone? I thought I would be doing more or have done more in my life by now?” When I was 18, I had a plan. My plan was to go to college ( I did), meet the man of my dreams, get married, have kids and have a successful career. Those are all still works in progress. I look at my friends that I went to high school with and see that most of them have achieved this and more. Now, don’t get me wrong, being married and having kids is not the way to be happy with yourself. Not that I’m not happy with me, I just thought my life would be better than what it is. I’m living with my dad, working a job that I tolerate with the same pay I was making when I was 16. I’m slowly reaching my boiling point. But, I am grateful to have a roof over my head even if it isn’t mine, now able to pay my cell phone bill, and I can write. I haven’t been writing since working in retail, because retail in a pain in the ass! Yes, I said it. My feet constantly hurts, and I just bought new shoes. Through it all, I smile and realize that my life turned out this way for a reason. It will get greater, later. I don’t think that anyone’s life goes according to their plan that they had set for them. I mean, I didn’t even plan to EVER go to college, but I’m now going to school for my PhD. Who knew?
My reading in progress
This book is really good so far. I’m on page 30 thus far and yet I can relate to the boy that is talked about in this book. Without giving any spoilers, I will say that the boy is going on a journey and he must decide his own fate with some obstacles that come in the way. Doesn’t that sound like us? For every decision that we make in life, it will either benefit us or make us learn a lesson. I don’t think that anyone is perfect, no matter what they may claim to be. Life is just a merry go around that will keep spinning whether you decide to get off of it or stay on it. Cool analogy, huh? As writers, we have to decide if we are getting off or staying on. If we get off, we can always get back on it another time and if we stay on, we have to keep writing, keep getting rejection, get accepted, and prosper. Whatever is going to happen, is what it will be. We can’t worry about things that are out of control, nor can we wait for that moment in our life to truly say, ” Okay, I am really good at this because I finally got my big break.” Continue to study the craft and read. Reading is very important for all writers.
My writing progress
Must we really go there? What had happened was… Okay, I’m going to tell the truth. Working this stupid job, has made me not want to write when I get home. I know, shame on you, Krystol! Trust me. I get it. I’m going to do better. When I get off, I just want to sleep or relax. But, I have a book to finish and a screenplay that I started. The screenplay is actually really good, but the book is getting on my nerves big time. I mean, in my mind, I have written the book already. It’s just hard to get it out right now. I have no clue what’s going on. But, my mentor said, ” If you don’t feel like writing, don’t.” So, I haven’t. At least on that book. School starts tomorrow officially and I am really ready and excited about it. I have looked at my work already, but I am unable to print yet. I’m waiting for a USB cord to come in the mail and then I can print. But, I looked at it and it seems okay for now. It’s a lot of reading, which I am going to MAKE myself do. Sometimes when I’m told to read something,I just skim through it and then put it down. Reading is fun when it is something that interests me. Dry textbooks are NOT in the vocabulary, but I have to make it be. I’m reading this book that my friend got me and it has a section on being a better reader and wrier. Guys, if you don’t have this book, please get you a copy.
This book is a god send so far. I skip chapters, and read the ones that are for what I need right now. I mean, it is 750 pages. It has text book print to it and exercises at the end of each chapter. I’m on chapter 2: Strategies for Successful Reading. I’m telling you, I am learning how to read articles and stuff more. According to the book, it’s about key words. Everything doesn’t need to be read word for word, but the title gives you great deal about what the article is about and skimming helps. LOL,… But, me, I read it all. One thing that I am going to start doing now that I am back in school is to take notes on what I’m reading. I’m usually not a notetaker, but I am going to start. Outlining chapters is good to do as well. It maybe a little tedious, but it will help retain memory. So, that is all that I have for now. I will blog again in the middle of the week. Thanks again for your support of being a subscriber, a fellow reader ( if you are) and liking my posts! I appreciate you! My next few blogs will be about PhD life! I am more than excited!