I'M BACK!!! <3 <3 <3
It would be difficult for me to give an update on what the past few months have been like since I had to leave my blog on hiatus. But suffice it to say, college kept me plenty busy! Not a whole lot has changed in personal life except for the fact that after college wraps up I will be starting a bunch of new things, and that will be a big change.
Right now I am nearly finished earning my degree. For a couple reasons my online coach and I decided that I should extend my completion date to early spring instead of my original goal of Christmas 2014. So the latest I will be finishing is early April.
Anyway, maybe it would be best to return to the blog by doing another "currently" post.
It's funny because I used to be all into particular bands or genres, and now I have nothing. I'm at the point where I'm inclined to a particular song by a combination of its sound and message, and I'll listen to a lot of songs similar to it. When I need to focus on studying I like to put in classical music that helps me focus. When I am writing I listen to songs that invoke the emotions in me I need to write a specific scene.
But it's December which means it is time to listen to Christmas music again. I have been finding some interesting Christmas music on Spotify. Lately I have also been getting a lot into making playlists (I've done that for as long as I can remember, but since getting a Spotify account this June, I love it even more), so I have a bunch that I keep customizing and listening to over and over. That's fun.
Other than that, I do like Mumford & Sons, Korn, Florence + The Machine, The Civil Wars, Volbeat, Sleeping At Last, and Hurts...among others.
College books. That is pretty much it. But that is a good thing because I love 80% of my reading material for college. I have read some great novels, nonfiction books, and other good sources. It's overwhelming sometimes but at least I enjoy it.
After college I hope to get my free-time reading back on track. I tried to do it this year but over the summer, college became just too much.
Lots of tea. Coffee, occasionally. Water, obviously. I will be drinking other things when our family gets together for Christmas but you didn't read anything there. This question is kind of odd.
I still miss Clone Wars, a lot. This March would have been two years since its cancellation and I still miss it. So much :(
What I DON'T miss is being sick. Every year around this time of season, for a few years now, I get really sick every morning. This year I have been taking some medicine and it has helped me a lot. It feels so good not to be sick.
And, oh yes...I also don't miss my old haircut. I kept it long (shoulder length to lower back length) for pretty much my whole life. I loved having it super long as a little kid and putting it up in braids, and I've kept it moderately long since. Never once had a short haircut. But a couple weeks ago on the spur of the moment I google-searched a few ideas and scheduled an appointment. I feel amazing now; I love my short hair. Long hair was great but I do not miss it at all.
I have been keeping up with Star Wars: Rebels. I have also been watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Game of Thrones when I have the time. And I watched an anime called Madoka Magica. They are really good! Not so sure about Rebels...my hope for it is running very thin but I want to stay positive about the show.
Other than those I do watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars whenever I need a good mood or to chill. And now that I am taking a course in American cinema I have to watch a bunch of classics so I've been indulging in the likes of Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon, and Jurassic Park (all of which I'd already seen but now I get to write papers about them XD).
"Feeling." I don't know. I don't think about my feelings a lot; I think more about what I have to get done and if I am staying ahead of my game. Feelings come second place.
I suppose I feel apprehensive about the future, but also excited in some ways. After college I want to leave my community and live somewhere else but I have no idea where I would go. I feel I need to stretch my wings. I also feel frustrated from being very behind on free-time writing because I have done so little of it for the past year because of college.
This post? Yeah XD And two final essays, both worth half my grade. And another paper...and should be starting another but I'm not! And a multi-chapter fanfiction when I have the time, as well as fanfiction snippets here and there. A little poetry too.
What do I love? Um...I love Cad Bane!! I love role-playing him, I love my Bane collection, I love writing him, drawing him, talking about him with online friends. Or just watching his episodes from Clone Wars...I love him.
I love the snow even if it means lots of shoveling and being cold and all that junk. I love most of the college courses I am taking. I love plotting what I am going to get/make my family for Christmas. I love my new haircut. And I love Cad Bane.
That I wasn't so busy and had more time to write and that I had a driver's license already.
For finishing college. Woot! Kind of excited for Star Wars: Episode VII, of course (more apprehensive than excited to be honest). VERY excited when Dave Filoni recently mentioned that Cad Bane might make an appearance in Star Wars: Rebels!!!
Everything. Pretty much everything.
I recently finished a paper on Citizen Kane and got 100 on it, so that's good! Recently completed an art piece I put a lot of effort into and am very proud of. And, this week, hopefully, complete putting up Christmas decorations around the house.