Reuniting With My Passion

I have been absolutely terrible with keeping up with this blog and as always for no other reason than simply being lazy. To be honest, I haven’t been doing much of anything that involves any leisurely pleasure because of work, parental, and student duties. As I mentioned previously, I had to drop some classes but when the next quarter started, I made sure that I was ready to stay on track. I have been doing exceptionally well considering everything that’s been on my plate. My classes are online, which is convenient for a working parent, but of course the absence of the traditional social experience can be limiting.

As with most things involving the internet, you don’t really get a true feel for how someone is communicating. There is a term that has come into existence called “Netiquette,” which is basically a guide to communicating effectively online. While this “technique,” for lack of a better word, is encouraged when taking online classes, one still may never capture the tone of the person who is relaying the message. Nonetheless, as time continues, I’m certain that I will fully get into the swing of things. I have been an avid internet user for a very long time but I’m still not accustomed to online schooling.

When I first started school again back in October of last year, my major was Graphic Design. Graphic Design had practically been my life since 2005. It was just something I loved doing and was good at. Because of those factors, I got sucked into the belief that it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. But after taking classes I realized that it was never my passion. I was always a writer. Growing up I wrote poetry, short stories, and short plays. After dealing with so many family issues I stopped writing. I didn’t have the time to write anymore and I most certainly didn’t have peace, quiet, or inspiration to do so. Taking courses and writing papers helped me to regain the motivation that I’d lost so long ago and I was surprised to discover that it was almost like I never put the pen down.

Now that I’ve rekindled what I’d lost, I’m finding my classes to be relatively easier and relevant. I absolutely enjoy writing, which really is funny considering I haven’t been really motivated to update this blog. In due time though…

Life Gets Good

I can’t believe I let so much time pass since my last post. As you know, I’ve been rather busy. However, it turned out that at some point I just couldn’t keep up with my work because of family life so I had to withdraw from some classes. No worries though, I will be regrouping again in March with the program I’m in. Time management seems to be a problem for me because my children need a lot of my time. By the time they go to bed at night, I don’t feel like doing much of anything except relaxing. I’ve tried on numerous occasions to stay up late, read, and catch up with school work but it never seems to work out. I catch myself drifting off to sleep or my mind just begins to wander and it’s so hard to bring that focus back. I thought it would get easier but for some reason it got just a little bit harder. My daughter takes a lot of my time and I literally have to wait until she’s asleep to get anything done, which sucks because I’m usually tired too. I’m not going to give up though.

Despite that minor set back, life is good. My job is a little more tolerable than usual and other areas of my life seem to be looking good also. I’ll be making more updates in the future. I really want to update my blog more because blogging use to be so therapeutic for me and I feel like maybe if I blogged more I could better clear my mind. If only I could be a just a little more organized…