Well, I’m back at uni. Classes start tomorrow and I’m a bit apprehensive. I’m worried I won’t like one of my communications classes because it’s supposed to be all about how to research, but I guess it’s valuable information or they wouldn’t make me take it for my major. I somehow feel like by typing this out, I can get all the negative thoughts about it out of my system and go in with a more positive outlook. That would be nice!
I had been putting it off all break, but I finally sorted out my work schedule for this semester as well. I’m cutting back my hours a bit because, while I was able to handle 15 hours a week on top of four classes last semester, it got pretty stressful at times. My mom suggested that I focus on school and just cut back on my spending, so that’s my plan. I’ll only be working three days a week, and I’ll only be losing 4-5 hours, which really isn’t bad. Now I just need to get myself to actually study and put effort into my classes during the additional downtime. I’m not usually one to use my time particularly well…
Speaking of which, I just spent the last hour and a half knitting. I’m knitting this really wide scarf/shawl/wrap thing. It’s three inches long now! After probably about three hours of work, but hey, of course it’s going to go slowly when there’s freaking 81 stitches in a row. It might be kind of nice though because knitting really relaxes me, so if the project for some reason takes all semester (betcha it actually will :P), that just means I’ll have something to help me relax whenever I need it. 🙂
I’m using this gorgeous red yarn I bought last night when my mom and I went out shopping. It’s really soft and kind of chunky, and it’s more of a deep red than a bright, more “standard” red. It has these really subtle black fibers woven in and I absolutely love it. Sorry to gush about yarn, but it’s exactly how I pictured the yarn I wanted to use. I couldn’t believe they actually made it.
I’m already almost done with my book for January (I have a goal to read a book a month in 2012), and this isn’t even the book I had planned to read for this month. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is coming out on the tenth and that was going to be my January book, but nothing says I can’t read two! Anyway, I ended up reading The Hunger Games after my brother read it and loved it. My brother doesn’t read, and as he put it, “it’s the book people who don’t read actually like.” I had been dead set against reading it for ages, but when HE liked it, I decided to give it a go. He’s not wrong, it’s SO good. I haven’t read too many books in the last several years that I’ve gone through this quickly, so you KNOW it’s good.
Speaking of goals, I actually put together a bit of a mini-site the other day to help me keep track of how I’m doing. It’s at Twelve if you’re curious, which you totally should be. 😉
Best of luck to everyone starting a new semester at school or those like my brother who have finals coming up. :love: