november wrap-up // in which nano exhausts me10:14 AM
We made it.
Last month was busy. This month did not slow down. (If anything, it sped up.) I've been hustling, I think, and while I felt like I could have done more (don't i always?) I have to admit...I did a lot, y'all. I wrote all the words. I worked on that podcast, more on that soon. I consumed more books yay! Winter is coming and that's depressing, but I'm more ready to punch it in the face.
More than anything else, NaNo happened. Y i k e s.
Admittedly, it's strange not having the free time I used to enjoy. I don't have large blocks of time off anymore, and lately it's felt like between a job, driving siblings places, and all the other things, I'm out of the house more often than I'm in the house. I expected this as I got older. Obviously. I just didn't expect that I would enjoy it so much. I'm tasting independence -- running my own life, working to support myself, having to manage all my time myself -- and I'd be lying if I said that doesn't feel awesome.
I really like living life.
Having job is one of the best things ever, not gonna lie. Beyond the obvious having money part of it it's a reason to get out, move around, and talk to people I might not have otherwise. I'm learning a lot about managing time, having a good attitude, working hard, etc. That's valuable. Very valuable. Working hard is paying off. Always a good thing.
Beyond that...there's a certain strange freedom to realizing that I'm a big step closer to where I want to be and I'm in a place to start getting into careers and shaping what I want to be one day. I have time to be creative. I have the ability to be creative. There are so many ideas in my head this month and I want to execute all of them. And more than that, I can execute some of them now, or at least start to! Life is opening up in a thousand different ways. I'm ready to start walking through doors.
What about schoolwork? You ask me. Don't get me started on schoolwork. I'm...I'm doing my best, yeah?
I worked hard at things this month. It paid off.
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I FEEL LIKE I DESERVE AN AWARD FOR THIS.
This month, I coordinated a guest post of epic proportions. (Abbiee posted and it was glorious.) I only missed one posting day. I worked on refining the schedule and posting the kind of posts I actually enjoy writing, and bringing the blog in the direction I think it should go. I was, dare I say it, consistent.
Some things are going to change around here, especially getting closer to the new year. I'm streamlining the blog design -- no major changes, but I'm still fiddling with the tabs up there and some of the design aspects. I'll now be posting on Tuesdays and Saturdays only, with a few exceptions every so often, so as to give people more of a chance to comment and see the posts. Very rarely do I write posts I actually care about, so I'm working on post content and taking this blog in the right direction. I think it will start to be a little different around here. I think I'm okay with that. I'm also going for more comments/interaction/etc. on each post, and hopefully some of the above changes will help with that! I want to talk to you guys more and produce quality things that I'm not just throwing out at the last possible second.
I actually read books this month! Still behind on the Goodreads goal, but I'll get there. I have a whole month left.
IRON FIST. IRON FIIIST. In preparation for the upcoming Netflix show (yasss) I realized that Matt Fraction and David Aja, the creators of my favorite Hawkeye comics, made one for Iron Fist too! It's very well-done, the art is stunning, and it's a great superhero read. Jekyll/Hyde was a school read, but...dang, guys, it's insane. AND GEMINA. GEMINAAAA.
I don't know what to say about Gemina other than read it because if you have the stomach for the insanity you will not regret it. still in love with that format forever and always.
You've heard me complain about my NaNo project all. Month. Long. Therefore, I won't subject you to more. You know what I've gone through.
If you missed that, you can check out the weekly updates that chronicle how the heck I wrote this month, ft. snippets. (Click on the image and you will be linked to the post. #tech)
I watched Parks and Rec this month, despite NaNo going down.
That's right. Parks and Rec.
As in, all of Parks and Rec.
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|me at the end of this month because #exhaustion|
Basically...was I busy? Yes. Did I go a little insane? Also yes. Goodbye.
what did you do this month? did you survive nano, or like me, did you die? did you not do nano and just end up laughing at me this whole month? #talktome