It's only the fourth week of classes and Wednesdays are already killing me. Not only do I have a lot of homework for both of my classes (which admittedly isn't that bad) but the fact that they're both two and a half hours and are back to back with only a ten minute break in each of them is killing me. By the time I'm done with my first class (which ends at 7) I'm exhausted and can barely register what is being said, but then by the second class (which ends at about 10) I have to turn my brain on again for a whole new set of information.
And then a half hour into that class I'm so tired I'm nearly falling asleep. Don't get me wrong, I participate as much as I can, and am already doing better than last semester in the means of participation, but I don't know how much more of this I can take. Having one class a day, really, is a better idea, though this does now give me more time during the week to get homework done early and do things I enjoy in my spare time. Like go to the gym.
However, as I go to the gym in the morning, I thought working out early was supposed to give you more energy, not burn me out by mid-afternoon. Don't get me wrong, I feel great after a month of working out as soon as I wake up, but something on Wednesdays have to change.
It's been basically a month since I've posted a blog, but that's because I really felt that there was nothing for me to talk about. Christmas was awesome because Phillip was home and it was nice to be able to hang out and laugh with him again, and then a couple of days after Christmas he, Mere, Mom, Dad, and I went up to Delaware to see Justin and watch his team play a basketball game. (Which they won, woohoo! And it was a lot of fun because I hadn't been to a live sporting event in a while and I just love the atmosphere of them). And of course New Year's was great because I did nothing but eat all day, who doesn't like New Year's for that? Haha.
One of my resolutions was to work out more, not only would it get me in shape, but then I'd be able to run the 4th of July five miler in a faster time (Fingers crossed) and I'm hoping to be able to start running half marathons again. The first and only one I've done so far was in my senior year of high school (though I wish I did them before so that I could've greatly improved for cross country) and after that, while in undergrad the semester didn't end in enough time for me to go back home to do it. So, I'm hoping this year because I get out a lot earlier that I'll be able to run it. Otherwise, I'm working out more just because it makes me feel good, I have more energy during the day and not only that but I've been sleeping a lot better because by the time I go to bed, I'm exhausted.
Mere and I usually go to the gym in the mornings right after we wake up so that we don't have an excuse not to go. So far it's been working and I hope it continues to do so.
Our second semester started this week and I have two classes on Wednesday and one on Thursday. So far I really like what we're going to be doing in our classes. And if I can find a way to incorporate extreme sports, skateboarding, and surfing into my work for the class/my papers I'll be good to go and probably won't freak out as much when I realize how long the papers have to be. (I have another one that's to be 20 pages, but thankfully I'm turning it in in installments so that it won't be that difficult to do).
For my class tonight one of my pieces of homework was to watch a video called 'Purple Cow and Otaku' by Seth Godin. I don't know why I haven't heard of it before because it is something that's really inspiring. The gist of it is that if you want to market something, if you want to create something it can't just be 'good' or 'very good' it has to be a 'purple cow'. A 'purple cow' is something remarkable that has a lot of people talking about your product and wondering what you have to say about it. When it comes to my writing, that's want to achieve; to write something that's remarkable and a lot of people talk about.
However, that means actually taking the time to write about it. I'm one of those people that as much as I love to write, I love the finished product more than I like actually working through it. Especially when I run through massive amounts of writer's block.
Anyway, I have my last class for the week tonight and after that I'm soooo looking forward to being able to relax and sleep in. And to all of those back home that have snow days (I'm looking at you, Mom) please enjoy it for me. It rarely snows down here and I don't think I'll ever get a day off for winter weather.
Loves anything red. Rock music, playing the guitar, drawing, writing, tattoos, and sports are some of my interests and hobbies. I like to laugh, I like to think I'm funny. I talk a lot...just a warning.