Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June Resolutions

June is pretty busy for me. . . VBS is next week, and the week after I'm leaving for a week long writing workshop! I'm so excited!

      I'm not sure how many of you have heard of the documentary called Captivated but it has changed how my family and I look at computers and other forms of entertainment. My time on the computer has been cut way back, and as it is now planting season I'm hoping to be outside more working in the gardens (my dad and brother made ready seven large plots this year!) and writing in a notebook instead of on the computer (I need to work on my handwriting, ha ha!). I'm hoping for at least an hour less of computer time by the end of June.

#2: HELP KEEP THINGS CLEANER (at least while I'm at home)
      In a family as big as mine (right now there are eight kids at home, not counting both my parents) and as we are constantly working on school and not the house, you can bet the nine out of ten times the house will be a mess. I'm hoping to kick myself in the behind more and help out. I'm almost twenty! I'm rather embarrassed at how little I do in my own home. Also, I'm really hoping that I'll be able to go to college this fall, but I don't know if I can afford my first choice of college (Northland International University). So, I'll be doing CLEPing instead. My goal for this month (and the months to come) is to help keep my house clean (especially the kitchen and dining room. . .).

      For some reason, I've been putting that off. I'm not sure if its just the jitters of realizing that I'm actually going to college, or what but I need to finally get it started so that I can hopefully go to college this next year for sure! The longer that college has been put off for me, the more I want to do it so. . . I'm going to at least get as ready as I hopefully can! The CLEPing will help with the cost as well, thank God for a program like that!

      Writing, my current love! Except when I'm actually supposed to work on it. . . That's when my procrastinating mind goes blank and I become stuck (aka. a classic case of writer's block). Right now (just under two weeks away from the workshop) I'm so close to starting the first chapter. I'm currently working on outlining the last four chapters, and when that's done! The fun part! But with VBS this next week, and all the business that's going on with planting, I'm just hoping to write a few pages of the first chapter, if anything at all. I'm currently a bit scared that I wont accomplish even that, but I can push myself, and I will do it!

If you read all of that, congratulations! This is my first time doing this, and I tend to ramble on quite a bit. . . Which is odd because I'm a rather quiet person in real life. Until I get to know you, that is. Then I guess I do ramble a little bit. ha ha!

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