I’m not dead. I know, you were probably wondering. Like, where’d she run off to for so long? The Bahamas? But let’s be real, if I was running off to anywhere, it’d be Europe. Take me to the Isle of Skye, please…
Here’s a brief run down: I worked ahead and got literally every assignment that I could completed and turned in. All that’s left are the lab assignments and Skype sessions that only open the week they’re due.
The Gulf Coast Student Success Conference came and went. It was a blur, really — which is the only thing I hate about big events. There’s so much to do leading up to things, and then it’s done in a flash. But it went well; most who came said they couldn’t wait until next year. Yay!
I have finished all of my Christmas shopping. Just waiting on some things to come in the mail, then I can start wrapping. Our work Christmas party is this Friday, and I’m very excited for my Secret Santa to open her gift (even though it is a little silly).
Oh, and…I dropped out of NaNoWriMo with 10,001 words written. My heart broke having to make that decision, but I knew that my priorities (work projects, homework assignments, relationships…) would suffer this year. There wasn’t enough time. So I dropped, but I started using this website called 4thewords to make writing a daily habit.
This website is addictive, honestly. It’s taking writing and turning into an interactive video game. There are quests you fulfill by battling monsters (writing x number of words in x amount of time) and keeping “streaks” (writing every day).
It does cost money. It’s about $4/month, which I wasn’t willing to pay until last week. And now I’m glad I did because I’ve written more content with less stress than I was during NaNoWriMo (typically the only way I get any substantive writing accomplished).
Expect a more thorough review later on — right now I’ve got to get ready for work. If you’re interested now, though, check it out! I linked it above.
(and this is my referral code if you decide to make a purchase: QWWXO53984. We’ll both get some crystals out of the deal (they’re how you pay for things)).