It’s been a while since I’ve written because I’ve lost the discipline to make myself do productive things over the past couple weeks. Mostly when it comes to academics. I’ve actually successfully reached a big goal last Friday: jogging 3 miles without stopping. I’m a person that’s always hated running but I’ve gotten really into it, and I’ve been improving! I plan to keep going as far as I can. My original intention was to train for a 5k, but I want to go further. I got a training plan off of runnersworld.com to help me continue. I was using a plan from Self magazine and now that I’ve conquered that, on to another one! I want to add one more mile in the next few weeks.
Another distractor is one of my new interests, book crafts. I took my first class last Thursday and loved it. I’m really psyched and have been formulating and starting projects on my own. And naturally making books is more tempting than reading textbooks.
I’ve neglected a lot of things. I haven’t really prepared for my Spanish presentation and I don’t even feel a strong need to. I’m apathetic, which is not a good thing. I’ve also let my Math class fall behind. I didn’t even go take the quiz last Thursday. I get burned out very quickly on my reading–struggled in finishing Moll Flanders and I’m still technically not done since I have to read some stuff in the Appendix. Wasn’t a huge fan of the collection of poetry I had to read for Latino lit. I have to get my act together because the first round of papers is coming up soon. I just have to get myself motivated.
On another note, I really really really miss cooking. I’m tired of mac-n-cheese and ramen. But I’ve spent so much money this month that my next paycheck, like the last one, is going into getting things equalized. That’s another thing I gotta get straight. A budget. It’s not that bad but I know I can manage my money better and actually put some away in savings. Then I can buy cooking supplies and make some homemade Cuban food away from home. Yum! :D
Whew, sorry for the mini-vent. I don’t like making blog posts not related to the topic or posts that are too serious, whiny, or depressing, but sometimes you gotta get it out. I think I’m gonna make a todo list then play with some paper and paint. :)