I’ve kind of gotten a life. Instead of reading and writing and
stalking watching Key on the internet, I do homework all the time. Now that I think about it, I actually don’t have a life. I probably never will.
There are bloggers out there who care about how many people read their writing. I’m one of them. That’s not to say that views and subscribers are the only things I care about – no, I’m not that shallow – but it’s nice to receive feedback on the book reviews/thoughts on pop/deepest secrets of my life I’ve put on the internet. With my inactivity one can assume that the hits and comments have decreased due to not posting anything for a long time.
More importantly, blogging allows me to express my thoughts and ideas. I feel as if maintaining this blog has benefited me as a person overall. Totally cliche, yet totally true.
So why am I putting school before my blog? Besides not wanting to get kicked out of the house, I know that an education is what will get me where I want to be, whether it be living life as a professor/novelist or eventually going to law school and becoming a lawyer. Essentially, I think it would be nice to have some form of an income when I’m an adult so I can, you know, survive.
Reading this over I feel like I’ve given the vibe that I’m abandoning this blog. Well, I’m not, and hopefully I never will. This is just a “heads-up to all my readers sorry for being so busy and not posting if anyone even cares” post. In fact I have several ideas for potential posts floating around in my head, but because
I’m slow I like taking the time and exerting the effort to make my posts the best that they can be, I cannot actually place my ideas onto online paper yet.
Look, a distraction!
How important is blogging to you? What would you place before it? If you don’t blog, how about school? If you don’t go to school, and you don’t blog, do you work? If you don’t work… okay, I have homework to do. Talk to you guys later!
*here’s his performance with BoA. 0:16-0:19… words fail me.
15 responses to “Priorities”
Hee hee hee~ I just figure out how to attach my twitter to this. Or something. Anyway… OMG YOU’RE ALIVE. -stares at gif for a while- How could anyone not know who Key is, you talk about him in all your posts. Jk, of course. I should take your example and go study… I’m such a slacker. -.- I still wonder how on earth I’m in all honors and AP classes but I hardly do work. Sigh. Well, have fun with your work, I’m gonna go write my philosophy speech… Toodles~
Maybe it’s because you’re one of those naturally intelligent people who learns the material once and doesn’t need to study in order to get A’s. AKA, the polar opposite of me. (;
And I do talk about Key a decent amount, though my blog features a myriad of different topics than K-Pop.
Good luck on your speech! Philosophy interests me, I’ll have to take a philosophy class once I’m in college…
Oh how I wish I got all As. xD Well, I get a few, in like… gym and French. I get Bs in all the important classes. Grr. Apparently the secret to getting free money for college, though, is to emphasize your poorness and talk about how you’d be the first in your family to go to college, and also emphasize your gender and then the fact that you’re a minority, if you are.
Ha ha that makes sense. However, the secrets to getting into college at all are GPA, test scores, and extra-curricular activities… all of which I should be working on.
Thanks for tweeting me that video of Key and Taemin by the way, I will watch it when I have time!
Hopefully my GPA won’t suck. Apparently the program I’m in in my high school helps a lot with that. Test scores… Hahahaha… -looks around- I have a lot of extracurriculars and despite living on the internet, I get about 5 volunteer hours a week… We’ve only been in school two months and I’m already stressed out so bad. I need sleep. ;_; And lol that vid is apparently a documentary about Deux, which is some famous kpop duo. I lol’d.
I saw your GPA on Twitter, 4.64? That’s amazing! I think that’s literally impossible to achieve at my high-school so I guess our grades are weighted differently.
I’m pretty stressed too but I’m managing it, and you seem to be doing the same. Keep up the good work! And perhaps lay off a little on the K-Pop fangirling to get some more sleep… (;
On a scale 1 to 10 (1 being less important, and 10 is very important), I’d say blogging is around 6 for me. In other words, school always comes first!
As much as I like posting stuffs and getting feedback from readers (the best part of blogging), I like school a lot better. Plus, school is another way I get ideas on what to post.
If I don’t blog, I’d probably read and watch a lot of movies and TV shows. And sometimes work–argh! 🙂
I agree that school comes first, and I also get ideas from school on what to post (not strictly school-related things, either).
It’s hard to have a good balance between school, blogging, reading, and other forms of work and entertainment. It’s worth it though! (:
My sentiments exactly. There was a time when I used to post daily, now my posts are reduced to a weekly episode due to the burden of school work.
I feel for you. I have a four-day weekend coming up so hopefully I’ll be able to post more then, and hopefully you’ll have more time in the future to post too.
Don’t feel guilty Thomas:) I’ve been so behind on writing reviews it is ridiculous, I think I am backed up about ten books? I really do want to review them but reviews they deserve took some time so I’ve been putting it off. I’ll get to them eventually;) like you said school is always the main priority. I feel all I do is study!!! Oh well it is ok. There are way worse things. And doing well in school does get you scholarships. they look at that each semester and the better you the more money that is offered, makes sense I guess because you look committed to getting a degree. hopefully there be a little break so you can post more stuff! 😀
Ten books! Wow. You should be proud that you have ten books to review though, I’m behind on reading and reviewing. I agree that there are worse things than school – I don’t know about getting scholarships but getting into the college I’m aiming for will be reward enough.
I get two days off next week so hopefully I’ll be able to post more then! Good luck on your studies and writing Cara! (:
I don’t blog often, you and I both know this, mostly because this semester has been one massive churning descent into Hell. I may or may not be exaggerating there.
Though I have discovered why I’m having such a hard time handling this semester. It isn’t necessarily that this one class I’m taking is impossibly hard (no there are maybe 2 or 3 kids in class able to keep up all of the time) but more importantly, I haven’t had a decent break since last winter. Summer? Didn’t happen. I spent my Summer break taking art classes 4 hours a day 4 days a week and trying to get insane projects done in a 5 week semester. Just to give you an idea of my current class work, our first project took 6 weeks to do alone.
But what I’m saying is that I haven’t had a break, and while i do know that school is important to me, and graduating from it with my degree even MORE important, I miss my health, my peace of mind, and not getting sick from stress at the drop of a hat. This weekend is the first time I haven’t been BEHIND in my classes since the first couple weeks in the semester. I managed to get both my art projects done yesterday, and so I’m not going to fuss about it this weekend. For the sake of my health.
In a sense, I don’t have much of a life either, but I’m trying to make room for one. Last night, my boyfriend cooked me dinner, some traditional Filipino dish his mother had brought up, and we enjoyed watching the A Team. Tonight we’re going to my mothers to enjoy shepherd’s pie, see my kitties, and relieve my mother of some of the loneliness she has with her ex-husband gone (good riddance) and me being at college all the time (I have no choice). Last week I went to Casino Night for the Halloween celebrations, which was the first real “I have a life” type thing I’d really done in a while, and next Tuesday we’re going to see Carmen Lynch’s stand up at my school.
Point is, I understand the drive to study all the time (vaguely, on account of I hardly study at all because when I do my scores are worse. Really, it baffles me) but sometimes it’s just good to get some time in there to hang out with other people and spend time doing fun things, like going to theme parks, or going to parties, or concerts. I never went to parties in highschool, which was probably good considering the nature of some of those parties, but in college? I find that when I’ve had some sort of social excursion out of my art projects and Trigonometry homework my mood generally improves and I feel more content with my life for a little while.
Yay for my life story. XD
BTW, that last .gif? I dance like that all the time when people aren’t looking >D
Your boyfriend is Filipino? If so, that’s so cool!
Anyway, your schedule sounds insane! As a mere high-school student I cannot say that I know exactly how you feel, but I empathize with you – the stress must be horrible! I hope you get a decently long break some time soon, maybe around Thanksgiving?
But going along with your last point, I understand that balance is essential. I don’t really go to parties because they aren’t my thing, but yeah, the occasional social outing is essential to one’s health.
As for your follow up comment… I do too. (: