I waited last night to write this until a time when my shoulders would be less stiff. Over the past two days, I’ve had two eight-page papers due. It’s not too bad, though, really. The hardest thing is the research which has to be done so that I have something to write about. Well, that, and keeping records on it (notes), and getting used to APA citations, again.
Today has been a bit difficult if only for the fact that I had nothing scheduled to do today, did not set my alarm, went to bed late, and slept until I started having dreams about being unable to wake up (about 12 hours).
Yesterday was fortunate because I awoke for the first time in months, able and (nearly) ready to jump out of bed in the morning. The difference between that day and nearly every other day? Sunlight could get into my room.
Today I opened the blinds when I went to bed, but I’m not sure if I opened them enough, as I was more fatigued today upon waking than I was, yesterday morning. Or maybe it’s just cumulative fatigue.
In any case…pretty much, nothing’s been done, today. The two major class projects I’ve had in recent weeks are now behind me. I do have some minor homework due today, but in effect it is only a small amount of credit. (Not to say that it doesn’t matter, because it does; but unlike the last paper I did, it isn’t worth 15% of my grade.)
If I’m unsure of what I want to do…there are a few things I can do. Making pickles, or cleaning the rooms I normally use (bedroom, bathroom, office), pop to mind first. Well, this, and catching up on my readings.
And, right–! I meant to mention that I need to make more time each day, to write. When I don’t write, it makes it harder to get my thoughts out when I have a 6-8 page paper due (or more than one). It’s a short paper (one of my emails can be this long); but it feels significant when I haven’t been writing at all for a week or more. To keep the flow of words going, though, it would help to at least try to write, at least every other day — if not every day.
I think I’ll get to work. I should deal with my homework first, then deal with the pickles, then vacuum the bedroom and change my sheets. That should open me up to being able to deal with all the other stuff I have to shower after doing.
Hmm. I have another day of work, tomorrow. Not too much, but still…