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The Dip, and How to Figure Out What to Do With Your Life

On the second day that I was visiting her in Toronto, Annie brought back a pile of books from the library. On the top was a tiny book with a cover so simple that it looked like it might be a children's book about potty training.

"A little book that teaches you when to quit (and when to stick)"

It seemed like a fluffy bit of entertainment. Something like "The Tipping Point" which is fun to read but not exactly a life changer. I was wrong, though. Dead wrong.

Post #24 - Normal Life

On Notes Too Frank

Dear Reader,

My apologies for not posting in a while. It's been hard to find the motivation to start again, but I'm not sure why. It may be something between starting my new job, figuring out my money situation, filling out forms for my financial aid for the fall semester, spending time with family, getting acclimated to living in an apartment with my friends, and my own laziness - pretty much just my normal life overwhelming me. With all these things on my mind, I spend a lot of my time just hanging out with friends and trying to forget my stresses... But at the end of the day, when I'm laying in my bed trying to sleep, I can't help but think about all the things I've spent the day trying to forget.

One of those things that keep me up at night is the fact that I'm avoiding this blog. I keep coming up with other things to do and excuses to get me out of writing, like "I'm too tired", "there's not enough time", or "there's better things to do other than sit in your room and write." I'll tell myself that, and then tell other people how I've been trying to work on my writing. I mean, I have been trying this whole summer, but I don't think I've actually convinced myself to buy in. Too easily I am distracted by the stresses of my everyday life and I forget that I'm working toward a brighter future.

But I'm trying to come back now. I think the key is to just get back into a routine, so in about 15 minutes I'm going to ride my bike to Wal-Mart - a familiar experience that should get me back into my writing swing.

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