So, we'll give this another go, if you guys are on board. New year, new start, right?
I'll stick with that note. Does anyone else agree that the fall seems like a better time for a new start than the middle of the winter does? I think it has a lot to do with when the typical school year starts - we're geared up for new things in September. New pencils, new people, new start.
I don't find January as motivating. It's dark. It's cold. January 2nd has never seemed so too different from December 28th to me.
Anyone disagree? Maybe people in different parts of the US/the world feel differently. I'd be interested to hear.
But as far as me, here's what's up: I'm a senior in college. (What the what? When did that happen?) I'm loving most of my classes. I'm volunteering on an archaeology site off and on the month, hopefully camping next weekend, working on a senior capstone piece of fiction on Neolithic Europe (more to come on that, I'm sure), and really enjoying the house I have with three friends this year. I really miss my 20-year-old brother. He's in Tanzania for the semester being awesome and backpacking and playing patty cakes with Kiswahili-speaking seven year olds. My 17-year-old brother is angsting slightly about being a high school junior and I feel bad for him. I want him to come out here and visit but I'm not sure Mom'll let him drive that far.
And, in the world of writing, I'm working with my WiP. It's 74000 words of YA memoir. More to come on that later.
So, how about you guys? What have you been up to?