08 November 2011

The Whiniest Blog Post, Ever

I'm seriously second guessing this NaBloPoMo thing.  One post a day for a month?  Sure, I thought, sounds easy.

But, of course, November is turning out to be one of the busiest months, ever.  And this week is no exception: I'm editing a book, proofing a magazine, taking classes as a full-time graduate student, and working as a graduate editorial assistant at a campus that is 30 minutes away (but it's paying my tuition, so I'm thankful for it).  Honestly, these things, on their own, aren't so bad.  I enjoy editing, my classes, and my assistantship.

But then there's this blog.  After working in the morning, proofreading 25 pages, going on a four mile run, figuring out how to work the blasted FileZilla and writing a five page paper, I don't feel like blogging.  What I really want to do is drink wine and watch something mindless on Netflix.

Too bad, so sad, the NaBloPoMo spirit whispers in my ear.  You made a commitment, Honey.

She's right, you know.  I did make a commitment, and I wouldn't be me if I didn't follow through (or at least try my best to do so) with every little commitment I make.  And to make sure I don't forget this goal,  I've written "blog" on the inside of my wrist everyday with red pen.

I'm curious if I'm the only one who does this.  I mean, I like being busy, and I'm very thankful for all of the opportunities, but why do I go and set a personal goal in the midst of all of it?  Am I the only one who does things like this?


Bernice Olivas said...

This is why, for the first year in the last three, I am not participating in NaNo ... I just don't have the energy. I can barely commit to writing a facebook status right now!

Kimberly said...

I do the same thing. It's like I just can't get enough. I love keeping busy and doing things and feeling connected, not just to others but to LIFE. I mean, you only have so many days to spend with the people you love. I figure, why not make them full days packed with adventure? You do have to prioritize, but if you feel the pull, why not go for it? Follow your heart, Stacy! It's guided you well so far. :)

Lianne said...

Hang in there; you're doing great!

Stacy Lynn said...

You guys are sweet and seem to totally get what I'm talking about. I like the mania of busyness, I guess!

Bernice, I'm right there with you. NaNo will happen someday...just not now.

Thanks for the sweet encouragement, Kimber and Lianne! You guys are great. <3