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Classes are done for the year. Hallelujah, praise baby cheeses. Done until March. Done until I get back from Vietnam. Done done done. With the exception of an entire subject that I just never got around to starting and of which I have the pleasure of completely over the holidays. So, actually, I’m not done done done at all. But still. Kinda done.
I have plans for these holidays in order to prevent this from happening again. I think the key is to keep busy. Keep my mind ticking over. Do stuff. Keep active. I saw this the other day and it struck a chord with me. I love sleeping in and staying up late, I’m most definitely a night person but I do find it hard not to feel guilty about wasting a good few hours of the day by being in bed. So this week, I’ve been setting my alarm for 6am – not necessarily getting up right then but within the hour. Gotta start somewhere, right? The day is longer and I’ve felt more tired at night (though I still do continue to fight tiredness like a toddler). The times that I’ve looked at the clock and have been surprised that it’s only 10am have been worth the annoyance of the alarm disturbing me from slumber.
I have the usual list of things I would like to get done over the holidays (including washing my car. My cousin, the smartarse, asked me a couple of months ago if Stevie Wonder had washed it and I still haven’t touched it) but what I’m really going to concentrate on is writing. Last year, I wrote 20 000 words of a novel and only managed the tiniest amount this year so I’d really like to get stuck in to it over the next couple of months. I have all these characters in my head, telling me about the their lives and I need to get what they’re saying onto paper. And besides, if I do this writing thing, then that will justify me not looking for more work over the holidays! Yay!
Happy Friday, friends.