Writing ’13 Instead of ’14 on My Papers ‘Cause I’m A Rebel… or Forgetful

Congratulations, fellow Stressors. You’ve made it to another calendar year. (So what if I’m a week late. 2014’s not going anywhere anytime soon – unless you’re not reading this in 2014…)

As you can see, I’m back from winter break. I went to Hawaii, spent time with family, and did a bunch of cool stuff that I’m totally not going to talk about here. Instead, what I’m going to bore you with is a rant on… something?

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Or we could just have a staring contest.

Some of you, like me, have just started back up on your classes for your winter quarter or semester or whatever system you’re on. If you’re not yet back in classes, cherish your moments of non-academic vacationhood or else I’m going to reach through this screen and bitchslap some sense into you.

Bear with me as I get back into the swing of… actually doing stuff.

2014. Is it going to be a big year? A small year? A Napoleonic year? Hell if I know. I do know that I’ll be turning 21 this year and that’s pretty much about it.

As you may remember, I have no interest in resolutions. They’re silly. End of story. I make gentle suggestions to myself that I end up ignoring 97% of. [Gasp, a preposition at the end of a sentence.] So here are my gentle suggestions of 2014:

  • Read at least one unassigned book per month. When classes start, life stops. Leisure time gets replaced by lesion time as I drag my discipline and motivation to study through the dirt behind me. My list of books that I own, but have yet to read keeps growing.
  • Learn a non-Monty Python song on the ukulele. The uke is something I got on a planned whim a couple months ago. It’s very travel-friendly and it has a lovely timbre, but I tend to plateau quickly when learning something like this without an instructor holding me accountable. Damn my laziness. My YouTube muses are not soaring.
  • Take a stroll through the gym. No, no, Subconscious, I know what you’re thinking (paradoxically). It’s not like I’m going to be getting on the elliptical or picking up any weights or breaking a sweat. No, no, no, silly. Just a stroll. I am after all paying some hundred dollars in my student fees for the recreation center. Why not take an innocent, sweatless stroll…
  • Scribble more. This blog has been a good semi-creative outlet. And I’ve found that with activities like NaNoWriMo, I actually do like writing. So maybe I’ll put pen to paper or finger to key more. Maybe.
  • Figure out what the heck I want to do with my life. Ha. Still kidding.

That wasn’t a rant. But it’s good to be back.

Edit: And oh my goodness, Sherlock is back! (If you haven’t watched it because it’s not available in your area yet, e-mail me and I’ll let you know how to watch it on the BBC website now: stressingoutcollege@gmail.com. Shhhh, you didn’t hear anything from me…)

How were your holidays? Got any new year resolutions or suggestions you know you’re not going to keep? 

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7 thoughts on “Writing ’13 Instead of ’14 on My Papers ‘Cause I’m A Rebel… or Forgetful

  1. Pingback: 101 Damnations: 101 Stressed Out Ramblings | Stressing Out College

  2. 1- I do one in 4 months and I fail at that too. It really sucks.
    2- Seriously? I mean no kidding right? But you!
    3- Never. :/
    4- Yes, we’d all love that one.
    5- Yeah, good luck with that!

    Well here is why 2014 is going to be significant for me: I am getting out of college. So unfortunately, in a few months, I shall be without the premise that made me read this blog in the first place plus I’ll be looking for a job following which I am likely to go into depression because either I didn’t get a job or because I hated what I got. So, I am very keenly looking forward to our correspondence here till July 2014. 🙂

    • Congrats on coming toward to the end of your college chapter. I still have a couple years to go, but I’m already stressed out about it (hence, “SOS” 😀 ) But chin up! You get to move on with your life and not have to be stuck in a classroom wasting time on these pesky academics. Hopefully you’ll still stick around even after you’ve left the rest of us students behind 😉

      • Oh I would absolutely love to hang around here for much longer but I have seen enough hopeful promises lost to the nuances of life to make any myself. 😦

        Meanwhile I do have a hope to good few laughs while I am to here. 🙂

        On a side note when you actually do get out of college what do you intend to do with this place?

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