I think I need to get my priorities straight.

This week at school has been on the slow side, mostly since my teacher hasn’t posted what we are suppose to read, so I can’t read it. (*sigh*)

Anyway, because of that I’ve been able to do a lot of writing this week. Or more correctly, editing.

See, I’ve been ever so slowly editing my mermaid story over the last month. I finally finished it last week, but I’ve had a hard time getting the changes in. it’s just that I have so much to do.

  1. I need to study for two nursing classes.
  2. I need to keep up with chemistry class.
  3. I need to work with a tutee I have, and make sure that I prep properly.
  4. I have a job in the writing center.
  5. I have to get my ranking up at critters.
  6. I need to write blog posts
  7. I need to maintain on my house chores.
  8. And I have the added responsibility of a paralyzed dog.
  9. Then this past week, I needed to figure out my class schedule for next semester.

None of those things include anything about writing.

Now, in all fairness, during my one job at the writing center I am most often not busy. I can work on number 2, 5, 6 and 9, not to mention writing, all while there. But I only do it for about four hours a week and I don’t always get around to doing those things because either a) I actually have to work or b) I talk with one of the other people there.

Yesterday I got on the computer and I began thinking that I should write today’s blogpost, then I realized that I should probably finish editing my story, so I did that instead. I can’t keep postponing it is all, and I have to remember that.

Now, about other things. I’m thinking I’m going to take a minor. This is maybe crazy, I know, but I’m trying to delay my graduation in hopes that my school will get accredited. (That whole problem is another issue.)  And I know I’m going to nursing school and all, but I really am thinking I want a jouralism minor.

Reasons for this are rather simple.

  1. Writing makes me excited. I almost took an Advanced Expository writing class this next semester, and I got all excited at the possibility.  Sure, it’s a 30 page research paper, but who cares? I can do it.
  2. My weakest point when it comes to novel writing is research. The point of jouranlism is research, so far as I understand.
  3. It gives me a chance to develop my writing skills. Up until now, I have had no official instruction in writing. This will hopefully help to make me a better writing.
  4. The creative writing program at my school doesn’t look too good. If I am going to take a creative writing program, I wants to know how everything works. So I think that it should include a little bit of what makes a good story and all, and a lot of how does the legal systems work, in different countries, and how do people generally respond and how would society respond to a problem.

So, to me, it makes sense. The idea of going for an extra semester is no big deal; I love school. I love everything about school, but especially the classrooms.  And the way I put it, nursing is to pay the bills. Writing is for life.

So I one hand I’m saying I’m too busy to write, and on the other, I’m saying that I’m going to take writing classes. Yes, I know, contradictions, but I think it is a really good idea.

Anyway, look for the mermaid story soon. I haven’t figured out a title for it yet. Maybe that’ll be my rant next Friday. For now, it’s called Ethical Dilemmas, but other possiblites I have include  My Father’s Shame, To My Father’s Shame, For life?, A Life Worth Living, Ambushed, The Value of Life, Just a Child.

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About Abigail

I'm an elementary education major at a college in the Midwest. I might graduate as early as December '13 but more likely May '14. I write when I can. I also knit on occasion, draw, do homework and contradict teachers to make people think. :)

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