Tuesday, March 22, 2011

30 Day Blog Challenge

30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.
Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.
Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.
Day 4 – Your favorite photograph of your best friend.
Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.
Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.
Day 7 – Your dream wedding.
Day 8 – A song to match your mood.
Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.
Day 10 – A photo of your favorite place to eat.
Day 11 – What’s in your makeup bag?
Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.
Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?
Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.
Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without.
Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.
Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.
Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.
Day 19 – Another picture of yourself.
Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.
Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.
Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.
Day 23 – 15 facts about you.
Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.
Day 25 – What’s in your purse?
Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you’ve been to.
Day 27 – A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?
Day 28 – Your favorite movie.
Day 29 – Something you could never get tired of doing.
Day 30 – A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past.

To be continued....

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Time is Running Out

I got in...

I actually got into graduate school.

And my life for the next three years is planned.

Getting into school is not something to take lightly. I face, it is pretty huge. Even though I am the youngest, I am the first of my siblings to attend grad school. The only one on my mom's side of the family to accomplish this, and two cousins on my dad's side are lawyers, but no one has gone for a Master's degree. I am pretty proud of this. But it will be tough. I basically have at least some school to accomplish for the next three years, a good chunk of it requiring me to do observations, externships and clinical practices. So a good deal of my time is accounted for, between work and school.

I tsill have a good chunk of my writing to work on, and I would like the chance to actually finish the book. I'm still at the very beginning, and really need to buckle down and get this off the ground. I have until the beginning of May; then, time will run out and I will have to put it on the back burner, and who knows when it will be completed. I also have a second book that I want to submit for NaNoWriMo, the competition I did last year that got the first chunk of my book out. So who knows?

All I know is that I only have so much time. So I better go get some inspiration.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Writing's on the... Well, the Hershey Widget

Hi to everyone out there in Blogger World!

It's been a while since I've had the chance to update this. Needless to say, it's been crazy on my end. I want to try to be better at writing, if nothing else, so that I can say I have a "journal" of sorts.

As I am transitioning into post New Year mode, I am finding that I am wanting to make some resolutions and goals. Yes, there's the losing weight goal, the working out goal, the making more money goal... all of the normal things. But I want to go back to something I actually enjoy (Because, seriously, who enjoys sweating and self-deprivation of tasty snacks?)

The first goal I have to to finally finish my book. I took on the NaNoWriMo challenge and succeeded in starting a novel. However, towards the end, I began to not write chronologically. So I have a good 90-something pages written out (at least; I've forgotten really) and then about another 20 pages of different parts of the book. I would love the chance to finish it off, but don't know how likely it'll be. My first goal is by the end of the month to try and complete it. I realize it's a pipe dream, but I want to TRY to see if I can submit it to for a contest. If not, I would like to ultimately finish it off by the time NaNoWriMo 2011 starts!!

The small driver that's currently holding my Great Contribution to Literature.

My other goal is one I have attempted before, but never QUITE completed. The two years prior to my attempts at getting a second Bachelor's degree, I set the goal of reading a book a week on average, or 52 books in the year. I think I managed to come very close each year; I think it was 49 the first year, and 51 the second. This year, even though I will be in grad school (hopefully), I would like to try this out again. On the plus side, I have at least 5-6 books around the house that I started reading, and I would count this towards my overall goal. Also, I have the benefit of having books for each situation. I have a book I am reading at home (Ally Condie's Matched), a book to read at work (Four to Score by Janet Evanovich - and I want to finish the entire series this year as well!), and a book to read on the bus (The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud, which is actually on my handy dandy Nook).

As I finish reading each book, I hope to add it on here, with my review. I usually post what I have and have not read on, but I think it is easy enough to post on here as well, both the writing progress and the books I've conquered.

Until next time (hopefully I can keep up with this blog as well!)