29 February 2016

Monthly Update // February

I know you don't want to hear it, but first I have to apologise for not writing frequently. This is mainly because of my schoolwork and other stress (there's better explanation below), and truth be told, I may not be posting as often until the academic year comes to a close in June. What I mean to say is that I'll keep contributing to this blog, but not as frequently as I'd like -- maybe a few times per month -- until my stress slows down a little.

But anyway, here's what I've been up to (it's a lot):

The Good, The Bad, The Bookish

Today -- on the last day of the month, no less -- we started reading Moby Dick in my English class. Over the past month we've been studying literature of the Romantic period, and I loved our units about Edgar Allan Poe and Louisa May Alcott. I've also continued to do my term paper about John Steinbeck, but it isn't due until April, so that's a real work in progress. (Don't worry, I'll keep you posted.)

I've also continued to make progress in reading Anatomy 101, and I'm about a third of the way through the book. I'm finding it pretty interesting, but hey, that book is longer than it looks!

Yes, the Doctor Who reference was fully and completely necessary.
Image courtesy of Head Over Feels.

In addition to attending meetings for my spoken work poetry club, I'm still volunteering at the public library, which I love. I've stumbled across quite a few fiction novels and a couple of poetry books that have caught my interest. I plan to look into reading most of them in the future. One of my favourite pastimes, to be honest, is finding new books -- it's much easier and almost more addictive than actually reading (but don't get me wrong, I adore reading).

Up Close And Personal

So, about that stress I mentioned earlier. Two weeks ago I became eligible for my driving exam, but because I'm taking a behind-the-wheel course right now, I won't be able to take the exam until June -- June! I'm a little frustrated and fairly impatient, but I'll get through it. At least the school year is moving forward, too.

But, jeez, is school complicated too! This weekend I have to take my SAT, so I'm quite nervous and I've been on-edge recently. I took a midterm exam today, and I have a few other tests coming up soon, but the good news is that I got my report card back last week. My marks are extremely good! I'm very proud of my grade point average, but it might be hard to maintain or exceed over the next semester.

Valentine's Day was lovely, though. My boyfriend gave me chocolates, flowers, and a big teddy bear. I gave him gifts, too, but his were totally superior. Luckily, his birthday is next month, so I'll use that as an opportunity to compensate for the inferior presents I got him for Valentine's Day.

The upside is that I've discovered a lot of interesting new music this month! I've also been performing very well at work recently. I'm a waitress, and the past several shifts, I received compliments for my good service. I'm excited to keep that up!

Winter's almost over! What are you looking forward to next month? Tell me in a comment below!

- Kira


  1. I really want to learn to drive but I'm too scared to start! Good luck in your SAT's.

    1. I like driving now but it was intimidating at first. I'm glad to be getting it done now so it's out of the way, though. Thanks Emily!


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