I’ve been thinking about blog posts and feeling more than a little stumped. I want to write interesting things if nothing else. That’s tricky. I don’t think my life or ideas are particularly unique or refreshing. As a new blog, I lack a clear direction and a unifying theme, but it’s mine and I’m going to write what and how I want to. Even if I have zero readers, I figure getting into a writing habit is beneficial. Accordingly, here are a few things I’ve perused recently:
This certificate in web design. I would love to learn more about web design and web development. There are a lot of options, and some things I could probably teach myself, but I like the structure of having a class. Beyond this certificate, there are classes in Ruby, Python, C++, IT Foundations, and app development among others. As a novice it’s hard to sort out what all these things mean and DO (for example C++, I’m not 100% sure what that is or how it’s used) but I figure if I’m going to commit, I’ll go with something I know I’ll like/find useful and go from there. I want to sign up but I’m also worried about stretching myself too thin and being stuck in front of a computer for the most beautiful part of the year. Lets be real though, I’m not exactly outdoorsy.
This FREE printable reading journal. It’s a nice way to keep track of what you’ve read and will help jog your memory. It has spots for: “books I want to read” list; “books I abandoned” list; 30 full two-page book entry spreads, to record thoughts, quotes, and opinions at length; 12 3-per-page book entry pages, for when you want to remember you read a book but don’t want to journal about it; 8 pages of reading inspiration; 16 pages for note-taking; lots of bookish quotes for your enjoyment.
This writing contest where everyone gets published AND gets personalized feedback on their writing. To be fair, it’s $20 to enter, but you’re guaranteed get something out of it. If nothing else it will give you a writing deadline.
These healthy lunches. I’ll admit that most of my lunches are frozen meals. They’re often EVOL bowls or Amy’s Organic, which I like to think are on the healthier end of the spectrum, but I am certain they have more sodium than I need. At $4 each, they’re more than something I prepare myself, yet still less expensive than buying lunch.
I’m actually writing this post right now because I’m procrastinating on a writing assignment for an online writing class I’m taking. I have until July to finish 5 assignments, but the clock is ticking and I don’t know why I’m putting it off. I like the convenience of an online class, but I miss the structure of an in-person class and the opportunity to find a writing group. At any rate, the reason I put things off is that I am sometimes easily overwhelmed and I know that the strategy to handle that is to break things down into smaller, more manageable chunks. Why haven’t i don that yet? No good reason! Wish me luck.