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  • Writer's pictureDenishea Young

I'm Done!!!

Good Tidings Ruminators!

It's been a while! How have you been? Me. I have finished grad school for this semester. Yay!!!

Man this year has been hard. So much change in so little time. A new job with way more traveling, new volunteer position, all while doing school and taking care of family. Altogether it’s hard to adjust. Part of me wants to be cranky and say no to it all. Just close my eyes, duck my head in the sand and pretend that nothing is going on.

Ostrich much!!!

But I simply can’t afford to do so. So instead I am dragging myself forward one step at a time and forcing myself to acclimate to the new temperatures that I find myself in. I sometimes wonder if this is part of being an adult? I guess so… Afterall, if one were lucky when they were young one is sheltered from the stress that comes with change. I mean of course one would get stressed from the thought and actions of moving but as a child the stress of having to figure out a place to live, how to afford the increase in rent, groceries, gas and school forms is absent. All one would have to worry about is packing at most. So yeah I guess figuring things out and juggling with the hope that nothing is dropped is part of being an adult.


So a bit more detail, the volunteer position. I am now a Municipal Liaison (ML) for NaNoWriMo organization. Remember I told you about it last year. I participated in it and didn’t win. I didn’t win again this year but my count was pretty high if I don’t say so myself. This time I wrote 42,409 words out of 50,000 words. I would have had more if it didn’t spend all my time working on the final assignment that was due the next day.

Aw well...

Side note I got a B on that assignment so I’m happy with the decision that I made.

I will go into more about being an ML in a later post. For now I will just say it was an eye opening experience. One I hope to continue to learn from in the future.

As for the project that I worked on this year. It was the same as the one I did last year. I don’t remember if I told you about it. Essentially it was supposed to be a short story but it quickly morphed to being more than that. At this point it is turning into a whole novel. I’m not sure when it will be finished. I am determined to finish it though. I might try doing some writing challenges to motivate myself to write more on a daily basis. Especially because I feel a need to do all I can to take advantage of this time in-between semesters. I know once school starts again I won’t have any free time. Like none! I saw a video recently of this lady (Christy Anne Jones) who replicates the writing styles of other authors. I might try that. Maybe I can develop a routine and stick to it even with the starting of school hmm…. Blogging series idea?!!

Okay well I don’t want to make this too long. So I will end it here and simply say, I will write to you later.

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