Yes! It might seem like I’m not since I have absolutely abused my poor blog by not posting anything for almost TWO whole weeks. But I am still very much alive and I’ll start with explaining the weak and poor and horrid excuse as to why I haven’t been around as much. It is so much of a lame excuse that I need only one word to sum it up: university. Gah! I have officially survived my fifth week at university. And not blogging would be okay, if I could tell you that I have been buried alive with homework since the very fist day, but as tempting as it is, that would be a lie.
The lectures and tutorials – and yes, even the amount of homework – have all been surprisingly manageable. It is fun and interesting, and I’ll repeat: fun, but it’s also kinda tiring. So yeah, maybe homework as excuse was -in a way- faulty as well. Because really, after finishing my homework for the day, I am quite often left with some ‘me-time.’ The main problem is that every time I want to power up my laptop, and type away about this awesome idea I had for a blog post, I am so tired that I either take a nap or watch mindless television. Which I feel horribly guilty about. If I didn’t know any better, and didn’t enjoy my classes so damn much, I would say university is tampering with my awesome reading habits and seriously ruining those blogging habits I’d developed. However, I know that sounds immature and childish, because the only one messing that up is myself. So, this is what I am going to do:
Leave the homework alone for a day, stay away from my comfy bed and couch, and write! (thank you Sheldon, for providing the lovely image of me throwing away my homework! I am however not as daring, so yeah… my homework is still neatly stacked on the corner of my desk).
To keep you up to date: I am behind on my Goodreads reading challenge with nine books. Which is a development I’m really not happy about. A few months back I had to lower my reading challenge from 100 to 75, which I was incredibly unhappy with, and now am behind and no way am I lowering the number even further. So yeah, I am going to have to step up my game a bit (and it really isn’t really helping that I have my first exams coming up in two weeks).
To end this post on a happy and positive note: Do not despair (yay for dramatic language)! I have not forgotten you! I still love blogging and reading and I will push myself to not neglect my blog as much anymore!