Hello! There are a bunch of things I want to say today, so let’s just jump right in, shall we?
First of all, I want to let you all know that I really appreciated the comments people left on my recent letter to Gloria Steinem! I was super nervous about publishing that post, to the point where I almost didn’t post it at all! I was worried that people would get mad at me for calling out Gloria Steinem, but instead you all left really supportive comments saying that I did know what I was talking about, after all, so… thank you. So much.
….several people actually suggested that I submit that letter to the Huffington Post or Bustle or a similar site, so I’m looking into it. Has anyone done this before? Do you have any tips? Your advice would be greatly appreciated, because I have no idea what I’m doing here, but I’ve been thinking about trying to get publish on sites like that anyway, so that’s cool.
(This isn’t the “big writing news” I promised a few posts ago, but it would be so cool if I do get published there after all! I’ll put a link to the article here if it happens.)
Aaaaand speaking of the Gloria Steinem thing, I’ve been laughing at myself for the past few days because I am SO horrible at staying up to date on my reviews, but actually pretty good when it comes to writing about current events that interest me. I have such a problem when it comes to reviewing things in a timely manner that I actually devoted an entire post to it a few months ago.
I still haven’t co-written reviews of the two most recent Doctor Who episodes, and there are some collaborative reviews of books and movies that I need to work on, too. Oh, and to the people who emailed me about other possible collaborative blog posts: I did read your emails, and I’m sorry for being so terrible at responding to them. But I will soon! I promise! I’m not ignoring you, I swear!
If I haven’t talked to you in a while, I’m not ignoring you… I’m just busy. REALLY, REALLY BUSY. I’m busy all week but due to my class schedule, I’m even more busy during the middle of the week because I always have so much homework then. I adore college, but boy is it exhausting. I don’t think I’ve gone to bed before one in the morning for the last two weeks? I’m hoping to go to bed much earlier tonight, though. I keep waking up tired – this morning I just wanted to roll over and go back to sleep, but I’m kind of a teacher’s pet and I feel guilty about missing classes.
Anyway, I’ve felt like such a busy little Engie-bee lately. There’s just SO much to do! Classes, and homework, and of course I have to eat and sleep at least a little… although I think I ate only six meals in the last four days because I tend to get so absorbed in whatever I’m doing that I just kind of forget to eat.
And by the time I’ve finished all my school stuff, there are a thousand other things I want to do with what little free time I have left! I haven’t read anything for fun since early January, but I try to squeeze in a little bit of writing or blogging each day because it helps me to relax and de-stress. I usually don’t want to do much of anything after finishing my homework, but on the other hand… I spend ALL DAY looking forward to the moment when all my classes are over and my homework is done, so I kind of feel like I have to actually do something with my free time. Basically, even my free time is super busy, because all the fun things I want to do really add up over time.
This isn’t really related to anything else in this post, but I hate winter here in Iowa. Haaaaaate it. It’s so cold and dreary and windy… blah. I AM READY FOR IT TO BE OVER ALREADY. I can’t stand the cold, so I bundle up as much as possible before venturing outdoors. You can only see my eyes then, because my hat and scarf cover the rest of my head and face. GAH. I HATE THE COLD. I HATE THE WIND. I HATE THE COLD WIND. It all puts me in a very bad mood for, like, five minutes, because that’s how long it takes me to walk to my farthest class.
And to make things worse, the heat in my dorm is turned up way too high, so it’s hard to be comfortable either inside or outside. (And the combination of bitter cold plus dry, overheated air means my skin is really dry, so… this is another reason I hate winter. Please go away.) My roommate actually turned on the AC the other day because we just couldn’t stand it. This seems like a waste of money on the part of the school, but… whatever.
I can’t wait for spring.
What’s new with you? Have you written anything fun lately? Do you hate winter, too? And are you AS BUSY AS ME?! (I hope not. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. It means you don’t get a lot of sleep – and, if you’re like me, then you become cranky.)