Wednesday, 30 November 2011
So, today is November 30th, the final day of the month that I know as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I wish I could say I produced something that I am proud of, but in all honesty- I'm just glad to have survived and won the challenge for my second year. As many of you know, I'm in my first semester of university and working my hardest just to adjust to the increased workload. Now, when we add in the necessary stress of this month in any post-secondary student's life with final preparation and final assignments before the end of semester, it's actually not as easy as it sounds. I wrote 50K this month, plus the multitude of other papers and my blogging. On top of those obligations, I also volunteer. I am so ready to collapse.
Reminding myself that I only have another two weeks is mildly comforting, but I am still a mess of stress. Worse than that, I am finding it hard to find motivation to do anything. I have two more papers due in the next week on Greek tragedies and another entry to write for my university's volunteer blog. I guess I take on a lot, but I was doing fine until I hit mid-November. Classically, this period of the year is always emotionally the worst on me and this round is no different. It is all I can do some days not to collapse on the floor and just cry. I just want to curl up in bed with my books and not exist for awhile.
On a slightly more exciting note, I'm probably getting a tattoo as a Christmas present from my mom. I just need to figure out which of my ideas is best and where I want it.
This is me further procrastinating.
Are you busy at this time of year?
What's your least happy time of year?
Have you ever done NaNoWriMo?