I’m a shopaholic.
And it’s horrible. And wonderful, but mostly horrible. It’s fun because I have an extensive closet, bunch of toys, and random items I’m glad I have. But it’s awful because money. It’s hard to save for those longer term, bigger things like a house, master’s degree, student loans, etc. While writing this, I was about to throw in a counter argument saying I haven’t bought anything from Forever 21 in well over a month, so I’m doing better! But then I remembered that instead, I have bought a few things from Aerie, Amazon, and Sephora in that time. And now with Christmas around the corner and a few splurges (applications, blog stuff) and possibly (hopefully) tuition payments, our bank account won’t get a break any time soon.
I need to be in a quiet area to write.
I love watching Netflix as I clean and surf the web. But when I start typing a post, or even leave a comment on Facebook, I have to pause the TV to get anything out. It’s that bad. I need just a few moments of as silence as I can get, to jot anything down! On a normal night, I pick my show or movie and start relaxing. When I feel guilty or get some inspiration to write, I pause whatever device I’m watching and usually write a paragraph or so. Then, I unpause my show again for a few minutes. Rinse repeat. That’s probably why my blogging has suffered so much since I started work. I love watching my shows, but I can’t write at the same time. When I only have a few hours of free time every night, it’s harder to convince myself to keep pausing and keep writing then to just veg out.
It’s pretty bad though. Music, tv, even someone talking, I need silence to write! Even to write texts! At least I know what I need and what to do to get things done.
If school was cheaper, I’d be a degree collector.
I’m one of those few weirdos that loves school! Sure, right after a graduated last December, I had a huge sigh of relief and joked with my friends about how good not having homework or the commute was. It didn’t take long for me to miss my classes, even assignments, and the people. Especially when the alternative was 40+ hour work weeks.
But there is just so much to learn and so many awesome things out in the world I’d love to delve into. If money wasn’t an issue or higher education was free, I’d be going to John Hopkins for an Egyptology/history masters. Or I’d wander up to Baltimore to get a marine biologist degree. Or get a double masters at GMU in both history and English! In the very least, not feel like I’m selling my soul while checking out loan options for my one master’s degree next year…
Anyway, happy Monday everyone! I’m feeling extremely skeptical and wary of this week already, don’t want to get my hopes up like I did last Monday. What I am telling myself though, is that no matter how bad this week is, I have a four day weekend starting on Friday night! I’ll just keep reminding myself that…