Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Baby steps

I really want to get back into the swing of blogging again but I think it's going to prove to be more difficult than I originally thought.  I used to have all of these ideas that would just float around in my head of what I felt would be interesting blog posts and I would have crazy things happen in my day that would lead me to say "I so need to blog this"!  That's not happening anymore.

These days my thoughts are consumed with the analysis of literature and writing huge papers and meeting deadlines and trying to keep my GPA up to an acceptable level.  Hell, I don't even know what an acceptable GPA is for a 42 year old junior in college.  I've got a 3.5.  Is that acceptable?  Probably but I don't think it would get me into some amazing grad student program for my Masters.  Who knows.  Who cares?

I finally finished up my two year degree in Psychology and two weeks after that I started working on my BA in English with a minor in History.  So four more years and I'll have that Masters in English that I've been craving for some 25 or more years.  It's killing me.  Seriously.  I am tired and there are so many days that I want to give in and quit.  Thankfully, my inner bitch kicks in and gives me a swift kick in the ass and I get right back at it.  After all, we are usually our own best motivators. 

So yeah, this would be the part of the blog post where I would wrap things up with some witty anecdote or have some awesome line that would be just hilarious and would leave readers in tears.  However, I don't have any readers and I'm not as witty as I once was so I guess I'll just say...until the next time!  Tot Ziens!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

That Bitchy Chick Redux

Blogging used to be such a release for me.  It was something I did every day for me.  I'll be honest, I had a steady stream of people who read my verbose ramblings.  I had fun.  I blogged about my days and I blogged random stupid shit.  It kept me sane.  It kept me from wanting to stab certain people through the forehead with an icepick.

Then blogging went all commercial and it became very competitive and everyone was concerned about page views and page ranking and SEO and readers and comments and I said to hell with it all and I gave up something that I really enjoyed and wow, that's one helluva a run-on sentence.  Even English majors have their grammatical moments.

To make a long story short, I need to blog again.  Writing is my sanity.  It always has been.  I'm not great with random and creative writing.  I'm more the academic style of writing.  I don't often know how to come across as funny but I can analyze an ancient piece of literature with the best of them.  Maybe blogging will help me branch out on my writing styles.  Maybe I can end up like many other bloggers and finish that book I've wanted to write since I was somewhere between 20 and 42.  Maybe.

I'm going to regain my identity and get back to my blogging roots.  I'm also going to try to clean out my closet and donate all of my unworn clothes to Goodwill.  We shall see which task I'm more successful with when all is said and done.  I'm betting blogging wins.