Posted in The Ponderings of Life, Words Upon Words

Life Update: March 2017

Where does the time go? Way too often have I told myself that I’ll try to blog more often, at least one to two times per month. Then that month flies by and I never even started drafting a single blog post. Well, I either have way too much going on or I’m not very good at managing my time. You can take your pick. 😉

This blog post is going to be like many others I’ve written in the past–not about anything specific, just a bunch of different pieces all thrown together.

First off, I’ll start with writing. To be honest, I haven’t written much since January. I sent Bridget Returns to my aunt for preliminary editing after going through the whole thing myself for the first time over the course of two weeks. I hope to read through it one more time this spring/summer and attempt to cut back some more words. As for Endeavoring, I’ve basically reached the halfway mark and while the story itself is definitely starting to pick up the pace (or maybe I am), I haven’t had much sit-down time to really work on it in a few months. While I definitely look forward to picking it up every once in a while, I don’t feel an exact hurry to get it done. I already have three completed novels awaiting editing and publishing, so I’m not sure I’m ready to add a fourth to the list quite yet. Though we all know writing is so much more fun than e d i t i n g.

As for reading, I’m always listening to an audiobook in the car on my way to work every morning and I’ve been trying to get through some library books that have been sitting on my shelf for weeks. I recently finished reading a twisted version of the classic Sleeping Beauty fairy tale and accordingly started reading The Two Towers. My hope is to finish the Lord of the Rings trilogy this year! After The Two Towers, I’d like to read Stolen Magic by Gail Carson Levine and Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins. Those are both waiting expectantly on my shelf right now. 😉

Now on to life. Where do I start?! I’m still working at Meadowlands preschool and I’m always involved in some kind of church activity. I am officially a Lumerit student as of January 2017 and I’ve already completed my first course, Comparative Worldviews. Yay for getting another three credits under my belt! Between school, work, church and babysitting, I still manage to find free time to watch some really great shows (mostly British dramas) which really ignite my writing imagination. And some things I’m really excited for in the upcoming weeks pertain to my favorite time period: World War 1. I just finished picking some classes around that time period, there’s an educational movie completely dedicated to World War 1 coming up on PBS AND the history museum in Raleigh is opening a World War 1 exhibit in April. It’s a great time to be alive. 🙂

Speaking of history, I wanted to give a brief introduction to a blog post I’m planning on putting it up in the near future. I recently saw a post on social media of someone’s textbooks and the caption read “I hate history”. Wow. That hit me really hard, right in the chest. Of course, the person was being sarcastic and simply making a “funny” remark. But I took it personally. Very personally. Why? Well, for one thing, I’m kinda majoring in history. Basically, I care a lot about history. My passion for history over the years has really shaped who I am today. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard people say “I didn’t like history when I was young, but I find it interesting now”. Of course, not everyone is going to like history as much as I do. I’m not asking you to. Everyone is different. But I think it’s really too bad that it takes so long for people to understand how important and interesting history is.

All I’m trying to say is, I love history a lot. And when someone says they hate it, I can’t bear it. It shouldn’t, but it really hurts me. But that’s when I realized that I do the same thing, but about a different subject. Math and I have a really complicated relationship. But unfortunately, I’m guilty of doing the exact same thing. I say “I hate math” ALL the time! But some people really love math. I’ll never understand why, but they do and I should respect that. I’ll never truly excel at math and that’s okay. Other people are good at math and they love it and all I can say is “wow, good for you!” I know why math is important and I use it all the time. That’s what’s really important. So the blog post I’m planning to write up is about why history is important for everyone and why I personally enjoy it so much–why I’m majoring in it.

Until next time! 🙂

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