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Trying Vietnamese Food, and Other New Things

I tried Vietnamese food today and boy was it yummy! I had some type of Pho, with rare beef in it. It was very good. I’ve been wanting to stop by that shop for a long time now and finally I said I would today, and I was hungry too, so that worked. *laugh* But you know what? It’s all about trying new things!

I also want to try to get a bicycle this summer and go for bike rides. This would be new for me. Well, new since I was an adult. I haven’t done bike rides since I was a kid. I think it would be a good way to burn some extra calories, and we all know how important it is for me to do that! I think getting active will also help me sleep better, which will help with my bipolar moods (always a good thing).

I’m working on getting caught up on my schoolwork ever since that manic episode. So far, I’m making good progress. And I ordered my books for next term, which is already open for viewing. I am getting a little nervous about it because it’s basically the course I’m taking now, but on steroids, so if I ran into trouble taking this one, what’s going to happen taking the next one? Oh, boy. The good thing is that I still have a decent grade in this class, because the professor approved my late work ahead of time.

However, to help me get through this tough next class, and the full-time term after it, I am going to start mapping out my time throughout the day. When I get up, I will check my email and all that, and spend some time looking at what needs to be done that day as far as schoolwork. Then, I can write down what times I will do homework from and when I will eat my meals, and when I will take other breaks, so that I don’t get burned out. But this way I can keep myself accountable during the times I should be working on schoolwork. (And I can actually sit down during those times and do it!)

So these are some new things for me that I want to do, or have done, in the case of Vietnamese food. Try some of these things or make a list of your own “want to’s” and try to get as much of them done as possible – make them your goals!

Procrastinating Away

Just like the title says, I am procrastinating away. I am usually guilty of this to some degree, but not with so many things on my plate. I don’t usually let things get so piled up. When things get backed up like this after I’ve procrastinated for awhile, I usually get a tad bit overwhelmed.

But I’m not getting overwhelmed today. In fact, I’ve already made myself a to-do list and I checked a few things off it before I stopped to relax for awhile again. I will probably get back to things after I’m done writing this blog post.

So what exactly is on this to-do list?

Well, I need to do more reviews for the poetry contest on Writing.Com (yes, I am still working on those), and I am also still working on my homework for this week as well. This week for homework, I need to read a short story and analyze it for showing vs. telling and I need to do a few critiques for the stories we wrote last week. And I told a friend of mine that I would critique a story of his so I need to get on that, as well as critique the two stories for the writers workshop on Friday.

When I look at it that way, it seems like a lot but I think that if I break it up into manageable chunks, I can handle it and get all this stuff done ahead of schedule. I’m thinking next week will be quieter and I can focus on some things that I want to do rather than have to do which will make it nicer, plus easier to get through.

Well, I’m off to tackle the first thing that’s due on my to-do list – homework!