First and foremost, I am a hypocrite. Why? Because I said I would have all these posts ready for the summer season since I don’t have school and my schedule opens up, so I’ll have more time to write and read things and so on.
Well, seeing that my last post also happens to be around the same time classes ended, it’s clear I didn’t stick to my word of keeping the blog up for the summer. I mean, it is August, and I’m posting now…so…maybe it still counts.
I feel you Brit. I feel you.
But I will try to keep up with things for the school year (PS, I graduate this year!!). I find the academic year to be…motivating when it comes to needing to be productive (which also means I have no idea what to do with myself in terms of productivity when I’m no longer a student). Yay for a post-grad life!
But here’s a quick update as to what I’ve been doing since my last post, for those who wonder. Let me warn you, it isn’t very exciting. Compared to what other people do for the summer that is…
Word Count: ~19,500 words
Current Chapter: 8
So I was writing yesterday morning before class. I finished writing up chapter 6 & 7 a few days before, and I got to a point where I wanted to advance but couldn’t. I ended up scrapping the latter half of chapter 6 and all of chapter 7, only to re-write it a different way.
Then it hit me. The process of writing is like playing Pokémon the video games.
Yeah, I thought that too, but then I got to thinking. Since I’m making my way through Pokémon Black Version right now, the connections are pretty fresh, so I’m pretty sure I’m not just playing the crazy card here.
So, hear me out.
So every time I come up with a “brilliant” idea, or hit a word count when writing, or finish reading/working on an assignment–I like to celebrate. For the most part I reward myself with snack time, just because I get the munchies when I’m working my brain. ANYWAY. Aside from food, I sometimes like to high-five myself.
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It’s because I find it important to celebrate the little accomplishments and obstacles I’ve overcome (big and small really). Celebrating the little things helps keep the positive vibes going. You didn’t get to finish reading that article for tomorrows class? That’s okay, high-five yourself for at least submitting that last assignment on time. High-five yourself for getting up in the morning when you’d rather stay in bed and probably watch Netflix. High-five yourself for choosing that healthier food option or for managing to walk from one end of the campus to the other without loosing your breath. High-five yourself for not being late to class and for getting through a class without looking at the clock. High-five yourself for finally talking to that guy/girl you’ve been eyeing, or or not getting scratched by the neighborhood cat when you try to pet them (mega-high-five for that one).