This week has been pretty interesting – I caught a cold on Sunday morning, and so I’ve been dealing with that all this week. Coupled with the start of the semester, it’s been a little crazy, but thankfully I’m feeling much better now. I also had a snow day on Wednesday, so I got to get some much-needed rest and relaxation.
On Monday, I shared a post about the Things I Learned From Being Cyberschooled. My high school experience was unique in a number of ways, but it definitely taught me a lot of useful skills, so if that interests you, be sure to give that post a read!
I’m a sophomore in college now, but before that, I was cyberschooled. Way back when I was beginning kindergarten, my parents decided that instead of attending a traditional public school or homeschooling me, I would be enrolled in an online charter school. I stuck with cyberschooling all the way through my high school graduation, and even though it’s been quite a while since I attended an online class, I still remember those days fondly.
By now, you might be wondering, what is cyberschooling? Think of it as a hybrid between a traditional brick-and-mortar school and homeschooling. Like homeschooling, it offers flexibility and allows you to work at your own pace, but like brick-and-mortar schools, you have teachers, classmates, and classes that you attend via the internet.
Now that I’m in college, I’m learning that there are a lot of important life skills I learned while I was still being cyberschooled, and these skills have helped me a lot. Since cyberschooling tends to get a bad rap (much like its cousin, homeschooling), I wanted to share just a few of the things cyberschooling taught me, and how they’ve helped me now that I’m graduated.
This week’s post is another shorter one, although this week has been far from uneventful! Over the weekend, I went home to see my brother’s School of Rock concert, which was a lot of fun, and I got to see a few of his basketball games while I was there too. I also wrapped up “J-Term” this week, and so with a few extra days off, I’ve been spending time with my friends.
On Monday, I shared a post about seeing through the eyes of a writer, in which I try to explain how writers see the world. If you’re interested, take a few minutes to check it out!
We all see the world in different ways. Some of us pay more attention to the people around us, what they wear, how often they smile; while others of us notice the way the sunlight hits the trees or how you can smell Starbucks coffee from the other side of the mall.
These differences often depend on our personalities or the things we consider most important, and writers are no different. Just like other “types” of people (for lack of a better term), we see the world in a way that others don’t.What’s it like to see through the eyes of a writer? I’ll do my best to explain today.
Just a quick post this week – I’ve been a bit busy with some stuff, but I’m looking forward to a break over the weekend.
This week, I shared some thoughts on The Toxicity of Introvert Culture, which is all about introverts and how we can be kinda awful sometimes. Interested in knowing how to stop that? Be sure to check out the post!
Imagine you’re at a get-together with some of your friends, and you meet someone new. You make small talk for a while, but then the conversation turns to fruit.
“I’m an apple-lover,” your new friend says, carefully explaining to you what that means, what apples are, and how apple-lovers are just so misunderstood.
When there’s a lull in the conversation, you say, “I like apples, but I actually prefer oranges.”
And that’s when the conversation gets nasty. Your new apple-loving friend demands to know how you could be so rude and inconsiderate to have different ideas about fruit. Clearly apple-lovers are superior, and orange-lovers need to know where their place is!
Now, I don’t know about you, but that whole scenario sounds pretty ridiculous to me. I mean, imagine being awful to someone else just because of one of their traits. Seems crazy, right?
I hope you’ve had a good week and are enjoying your last day before the weekend! I’m looking forward to having a few days off myself. By the way, if you need something to do this weekend, why not try out bullet journaling? I just shared my bullet journal this past week, so if you need some inspiration, go take a look!
Around this time last year, I wrote a blog post about bullet journaling, which, if you’ve never heard of it before, is an organization system that combines planners, to-do lists, ideas, and many other things. People who have bullet journals use them for all sorts of things, from keeping track of their health, writing down ideas, or just making fun pages like you would with scrapbooking.
I began my bullet journal in late 2016, and so I’ve been doing it for just over a year now. I still have the same journal (well, sort of), and I’ve been filling my pages quite a lot in the past year. Since my last bullet journaling post is almost a year old now, I figured today would be a good time to give you an update. Plus, I want to show how my journal has grown in the last year!
There’s something about a new year that motivates us. We feel like we can do anything. That’s why many of us choose to create New Year’s resolutions or goals, with varying degrees of success. Now, say what you will about this phenomenon, but personally, I like it – we’re taking advantage of our excitement and using it to better ourselves and our lives.
At the beginning of 2017, I set some goals for myself, and I was determined to reach them. Using a number of methods, including my bullet journal, I was able to keep track of my progress towards these goals and make significant progress in the areas I wanted to. In 2018, I want to continue progressing, and so today, I’ve decided to take a brief look back at my 2017 goals and then look ahead to the future for what I want to do in 2018.