I’m pretty sure I started out my 2017 “end of January” post very, very similarly, but even still…
How is the first month of the year already gone??!
Even though the end of the month always comes sooner than I expect it to, this month went by particularly fast. I feel like I was sleeping for most of it and just woke up last week. Because of this, I really don’t have a lot to say about January, but I’ll do my best...
My college classes started on the 8th. I’m taking five classes this semester (versus the two very easy classes I took last semester), and that’s been a pretty big workload. The classes themselves are going great; my teachers are awesome and I’m interested in what I’m learning. But the homework, of course, is...less than great. Just keeping up with the reading from five different books has been a challenge. However, it keeps me busy, and I prefer being busy to having nothing to do. There’s always a bright side, right?
Due to classes being randomly cancelled (for reasons unknown to me), class locations getting switched around, MLK day, and lots of snow, the first and second weeks of the semester were pretty disorganized. I didn’t have class at all the second week, so I felt like I was starting all over again when I went back. I like routine, so the chaotic scheduling (or lack thereof) kind of stressed me out. But the third and fourth weeks have been nice and normal (thank goodness).
I haven’t done any actual writing of “Continuing Forever III”; due to lack of time/inspiration, that was put on hold in December/January. I have, however, done some reading-through of what I’ve already written and planned out the plot a bit further. I’m already to plow into it (as best I can) and get the rough draft finished next month.
Even though I wasn’t writing my novel, I did add another installment to “Wings” (and it was about time). If you want to catch up on the latest chapter or start from the beginning and see what it’s all about, you can do so here.
I didn’t read a whole lot in January (*cries*); however, I did finish the "Gifting" Trilogy (finally) and made some more progress in the Mistborn trilogy and the "Seven Realms" series.
The only music update I have from this month is the fact that M A N I A finally came out and Fall Out Boy is as fantastic as ever.
I saw “The Greatest Showman” twice in January and it was the most beautiful film I’ve seen in awhile. I teared up a lot while watching it just because of how amazing the cast/story/music is. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest doing so ASAP. I’m eagerly awaiting the day it is released on DVD.
My family has also been watching “Grand Tour”; I know nothing about cars but I’ve really been enjoying it (and learning a bit about cars in the process). It’s quite hilarious.
Lastly, I’ve been finishing up season two of “The Crown” on Netflix. 10/10 recommend.
All in all, it’s been a pretty chill month. So hurray for the first wrap-up post of the year! (You can now place bets on how long you think I’ll stick to these this year. I think August was my accomplishment in 2017?...)
How was the start of your year? What was the best part of your January?
Thanks for reading, friend.