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School has been bittersweet for the last one week.
Actually, most just bitter and cloudy, with intermittent rays of hope and joy during basketball class and TV time.
This whole last week, until yesterday, I had my FIRST unit tests of 9th grade. I can’t really say that I enjoyed it, but neither can I say that it was miserable. It was, for a lack of a better word, okay. Just fine. The whole experience has, however, made me feel extremely burned out for some reason. I have been pushing myself to do everything from getting up in the morning and brushing to reading and, to my surprise, writing.
I usually like to schedule my posts because I am a very organized person, but this is the first time in weeks that I have no posts scheduled and no ideas whatsoever. I am literally building this post up as I go. So clueless, I am.
I actually feel like that’s a good thing because lately, my posts haven’t made me feel a solid connection between what I’m writing and what I’m actually thinking. It is true that a well-worded post with valuable information and insights is a good post, but if it isn’t able to connect with the author herself, then there’s no way it can connect with the audience properly. That, I think, is one reason my blog’s views have gone down in the last 3 weeks. It’s not that views matter, but the number of views I get is a reflection of how interested my readers are in reading my content. And lately, Y’all have been bored. Honestly, so have I.
I have, however, been researching A LOT about creative writing sites, clubs and resources online. I’ve also been working on a short story that I intend to put up on Wattpad in time for this year’s Wattys. You can follow me too. Thanks if you do.
Despite the fact that last week was largely boring and dissatisfactory, I was able to keep my spirits high most of the time, thanks to basketball. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of sports in making my life a hundred times better than it already was before. Basketball has opened me up to new people, who are all on the way to becoming my good friends. Right now, it is the biggest aspect of my social life as a human being (besides, of course, school and the internet). I cannot thank my friends at basketball class enough, for lighting up my week with positive energy. Thanks, guys.
whew. that felt really good.
I’m glad that I can finally write freely after two weeks of intense study preparation, and I will do everything I can to make my writing more comfortable, instead of it feeling like I’m writing my posts with a gun to my head.
Song of the Week: Strawberries and Cigarettes by Troye Sivan
Book of the Week: The Great Gatsby