Sometimes life throws you curves

Well the new semester has started, and I’m already stressed.  I’m good at being stressed.  It’s one of my talents.  18th century English lit is neither 18th century (it’s actually 1660-1860) nor English (it’s mostly Anglo-American and British) nor lit (it’s interdisciplinary).  It’s all about the question “What is nature?”  Which left me with a … Read more…

Book arts!

I got my supplies for my book arts class today and I’m excited.  So far for class we’ve explored a little bookmaking, and looked at some ancient books from the BSU special collections, and explored papermaking from a great papermaker out in Mountain Home.  Everything has been interesting and informative, but I have to say … Read more…

Birthday Joy

Sorry so long no post.  I been bizzy.  School this semester has been an interesting mix — an absolutely wonderful, inspiring writing class that makes me want to rewrite my whole book to perfection, and a frustrating, expensive, but soon-to-be obsessive book arts class.  I’m not up to a level of functionality to adequately tackle … Read more…

First day of class

So, with no institute (see my last post), now I only have one class on Tuesdays/Thursdays: Intermediate Fiction Writing.  I originally got this class because it fit best in my schedule (all the other sections of the class were evening classes), but upon further research I found that it also has a great professor. So … Read more…

No Institute for Me. :(

For those of you not members of my church, Institute is religious instruction offered to 18-30 year old members and generally associated with a college or university.  I attended and graduated from Institute during my years at the University of Oklahoma and I LOVED it, so much so that I attended for a few more … Read more…

What if — ?

School starts next week.  I’m nervous.  The ‘what if — ?’ scenarios keep going through my head.  What if I’m not good at this?  What if the professor doesn’t like me?  What if I can’t pull myself out of this funk and get some work done?  It’s pretty intimidating if I let myself think about … Read more…

Leavin’ on a Jet Plane

First of all, I have to apologize to American Airlines regarding an April post I made about my brother’s ticket.  Turns out that (admittedly it took them a few months) they DID finally do my brother a service and they sent him a voucher he can use towards future air travel.  Yay!  Yay for customer … Read more…

Learning and self-perception

I was in a panic this week.  Anxiety attacks, worry, worry, worry.  I had a linguistics test, 100 questions, and the material is HARD.  Oh, how I worried.  I also studied though.  You can’t JUST worry, that’s not productive.  So I studied, and made flash cards, and highlighted, and read, and studied.  Finally test day … Read more…

From the Darkness

1st essay from Non-fiction writing                 The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.  – Henry David Thoreau, Walden                 According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the preeminent authority on psychiatric diagnoses, major depressive disorder is characterized by the following symptoms: either a depressed mood or a loss of interest … Read more…