Wow I haven’t written here in a while. I guess that’s what college classes can do to life. I hope every one of you are doing well in where you are in life! So this post is going to be a short one, mostly talking about my struggles with balancing college classes, art, and writing. I love and enjoy all three, but I am becoming increasingly aware of the struggles of the balancing act I am in the middle of.
College is a really amazing opportunity and I am so glad that I am able to go and be a part of it. What classes I am taking will eventually give me the ability to work with Graphic Design, something I am looking forward to. These classes though have been taking up a lot of my time and energy, which I gather is common for college students. One thing that I am able to do, and would encourage other online students to do is schedule days that are work days for me, so that I have time set aside for fun things to do as a reward for my work. So far it has been a good way of doing things!
Art is something that is very hard to do when I’m tired, and I have the sneaking suspicion that I am not alone. Because of this, I have decided to pull back and only commit to posting a very limited amount of work per month, taking the burden of expectation off of my shoulders so that my balancing act is easier. I would encourage people like me who are balancing many different things to do something similar so that they can avoid overwhelming themselves.
Writing is the hardest of the three by far. I love to write, but doing assignments every week makes being creative hard. That being said, I have several different new characters who are rattling around in my head, demanding for their stories be told. But when I sit down to write, I find it hard and can’t pick a place to start, which is why I am starting to look for some good prompts to use. I figure that maybe if I bent one or more of those to my story, I would have the jump start that I need. Pinterest is one place where I keep finding interesting prompts to use.
That is all for this post, thanks for reading and I hope you have a really good week ahead of you!
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