You all are too kind to me!! I’m boring!!!
About a week ago (time is a complete mush in my head now), I put out a link to a feedback survey that was supposed to go up on my blogiversary but didn’t because I’m a mess. And for a question about what content you want me to post, a lot of you wanted to know what’s up with my life amidst this COVID-19 social distancing nightmare!
So I’ve decided to please you all with that exact post, because 1) I am running really really low on post ideas, and 2) I’m annoying and enjoy talking about my own life!! (You know that one post on every social media platform that’s like “I have this weird self-esteem issue where I hate myself but also think I’m better than everyone else”? That’s me.)
Also, if you’d like to fill the survey out, it’s still open and I’d really appreciate it!! I love the validation, yes, but I also value your feedback, especially in terms of what content you guys are interested in. (And if you’ve already filled it out, you have my entire heart!!!)
My school was very kind and gracious, for once in their life, and they extended spring break for another week! So it’s the end of my extended break right now, and I’m living my best life without school.
Unfortunately, I’ll be starting “distance learning” (they really could just say online learning) on Monday. But I’m VERY happy that my classes are only from 9 to 2, with 45 min class periods and an abnormally lengthy 1.5-long hour lunch break. And I don’t have any classes on Wednesdays!!
I have to do virtual classes for dance too—we’re doing live video calls and pre-recorded videos and it’s kind of fun, despite the fact that I have zero dancing space. My spring show was supposed to happen this weekend, but we’ll be having a “filming day” for 6 hours to film all of our pieces instead. It will go terribly but that’s okay!
Other Really Exciting news:
- I’ve been going to sleep around 3 or 4am and waking up around 12 or 1pm, and though I am getting my 8 hours, you all should still yell at me!!!
- My mental health has been so good? I suffer when I don’t have structure/things that force me to be productive (like school), but I’m doing well besides the anxiety that everyone’s feeling!
- I started a journal where I write entries each day about what’s going on with COVID-19! I’m giving it to my history teacher so she can create a depository for future historians to look back on because I’m a NERD like that.
AM CURRENTLY READING…
I’m officially AHEAD of my Goodreads challenge, for the first time since like 2018!!! So far in March, I’ve read 21 books (out of 28 books total for the year…), which is the most I’ve ever read in a month. I’m drunk on the feeling of power and superiority (to my past self), even though 12 of the books were the 20-paged Fence comic issues. :o)
I definitely have been reading a LOT more now that I’m home and have the time. I’m still struggling to feel in the mood for most books, but at least I can push through it! Strangely, I’m not turning to happy fluffy books, like most people I know are doing—I actually reread Ari and Dante and The Song of Achilles (sobbing ensued).
I’ve been taking advantage of the free 30-day access to Scribd’s collection, which has a lot of books my library doesn’t have!! I’ve been reading shorter books for my GR challenge but also because of my deteriorating attention span. But I want to use Scribd to listen to audiobooks while reading along in my physical books! It helps with previously mentioned stupid attention span.
(I’ve also been writing reviews, for once in my life!! They take me HOURS because I’m out of practice but I’m having a lot of fun being active again on Goodreads.)
AM CURRENTLY WATCHING…
Criminal Minds has been my latest obsession, and there were a few days when I would watch it the entire day from like 1 in the afternoon to 7 in the evening. It was bad. Luckily I got a life and am now doing some other things, and I save it for the end of the day!
I also watched some other things, which I totally forgot about because Criminal Minds has taken over my two brain cells, but most of them were bad so I guess my brain was courteous enough to block it from memory. I watched Love is Blind (I hate drama and I ESPECIALLY hate heterosexual drama), The Bling Ring (probably the worst movie I’ve ever seen), and Moonlight (amazing! showstopping! stunning! one of my favorites!).
I think sometime in the near future I’ll watch Portrait of a Lady on Fire, and I’ve played with the idea of watching Anne with an E, but if you have any recs please tell me!! Not saying I’ll get to them soon though because… Criminal Minds… but I will watch them eventually!
(And if you’re worried I forgot about Miraculous Ladybug, don’t be! I’ve been rewatching episodes of that too!! <3)
AM CURRENTLY WRITING (BARELY)…
At the beginning of my social distancing, I was working on the mystery/thriller WIP I had abandoned my NaNo WIP for. But then I went and reread the 10k words I wrote of my NaNo WIP and suddenly I was in love with the characters again and decided to abandon my mystery WIP, like an idiot!
I’m planning on participating in Camp NaNoWriMo with a rat (if you click on this link you will be blessed by seeing beauty and unprecedented skill). My dilemma is that I had no plot, conflict, or worldbuilding whatsoever with my NaNo WIP, so I have to do all of that now. But the good news is that because I did so little character development, I could theoretically just pluck them out of this mess and put them in another! Thank you past May for being the worst.
I also have been writing some poetry (as in one. I wrote one poem) and it wasn’t emo!!! It’s about space because I’m gay and that’s all I’m write about. Here are the only good lines!
what shenanigans have you been up to? are you reading and/or watching lots of netflix? will you be participating in camp nano? i hope you’ve all been staying as safe & healthy as possible!! it’s perfectly okay to do nothing in this time of crisis <33