Monday, January 7, 2013

Insomnia and Writing, or not

Ever get a case of insomnia? No, not the awesome kind where you have brilliant novel writing ideas. Just the insomnia where you can not sleep for anything kind.

I believe part of the problem is there is giggling coming from the other room when there should be quiet breathing from children as they go back to school tomorrow. (Yes, they are still on winter break.)

Another part of the problem is I had a paper due tonight and drank two very strong cups of coffee earlier to get it done. (Yes, paper + coffee.) I believe it was written well. The paper was a movie review of Shattered Glass. I remember when the proverbial poop hit the fan with Stephen Glass back in 1998, so it was interested to watch the movie and write about it for Media Ethics.

I guess the insomnia is not really that bad. Afterall, I get to post here. Maybe I will make my rounds on the other blogs I participate with too. Unless the caffeine wears off and I drop.

Peace be with you.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Fresh Start

The new year has begun and reflections on the last year have challenged me. Things have not gone as well as I have hoped for them to go, yet they have gone better than I expected in some areas.

Lazy Neko-chan
This year will be my last in college if all goes well in pursuit of the bachelor's degree. I have had doubts about my degree as of late concerning a job and have decided that I need to focus on building my portfolio. Graduation should be the middle of December. This is significant for me as the number three appears to have a role in dates and graduating in 2013 aligns with that.

I am determined that while completing my degree and building the portfolio that I will keep my chin lifted high. I will not let low self esteem keep me down, and I will make networking connections. (yep, talking about you!) I will make and reconnect online and in person. And unlike Neko-chan, I will not be lying around.

My biggest goal? That would be to get the first book I wrote edited and reviewed by trusted peers this summer. I am tired of waiting for the 'right' time.