Well, this is where Blaugust is going to get legitimately hard. Fall semester starts/started today. It’s already a different sort of experience from summer. I was copying the schedule for one of the classes and was blown away that some of the dates were in different months, where I’d grown accustomed to them being a week or less apart.
Still, it behooves me to stay as on top of it as possible. This post is being written after it would normally go live because I took the time to go ahead and get the introductory work for one of the classes out of the way. At this speed I’ll still be working on it tomorrow.
I got my title from one of the trials in FFXIV. It’s ironic, really, because I don’t really associate revelry and/or partying with college, though I’m sure some do. It is, as is my blog, a sort of celebration I suppose. I suspect we’re not all celebrating the same thing though, and right now it feels more like a wake for my “spare time.” Still, I enjoy learning and look forward to it. I obviously thought it was a “better” use of my time or I wouldn’t be doing it.
I find it amazing how well the act of blogging meshes with college, time constrains aside. One of the unintended and unanticipated benefits of blogging has been how comfortable I’ve become taking my thoughts and rendering them in written form. It is, essentially, writing practice, though I’m not exactly practicing something specific. I’m merely doing something every day for the love of doing it. I don’t think of it as practice, really, but it seems to have a similar effect.
When I took the initial placement test, it contained an essay segment. The directions were to write roughly 500 words with a provided prompt. My confidence at that time was absurdly high, because my reaction was like “Seriously?! Sure, I only do that pretty much every day.” Not sure my results matched my confidence level, but I feel like I did better for having had the practice anyway.
So here’s to all the other writers, bloggers, and/or students out there. May our schedules be cooperative enough for us to get almost everything done.
In case you haven’t heard, we’re in the middle of an event called Blaugust. The goal is to simply promote and stimulate the blogging community by encouraging people of all skill levels and backgrounds to post. The official post can be found here and it’s never too late to start.