Friday, November 02, 2007

Welcome To November

Hey guys! It's finally November, which is one of my favorite months for no apparent reason. I guess I've always been a fan of autumn, and autumn weather doesn't really start hitting North Carolina until about mid-November, and even that's up to debate. Other than the weather, I'm just pretty content with my life right now. I wouldn't say that I've ever been too discontent, but things just seem to be better than usual right now. Of course, they also seem to be busier than usual. I have a lot of cool things that I'm doing (or should be doing) and they have really been challenging me to organize my time and prioritize the things that mean the most to me. Here's a rundown.

1. I'm participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). It's one of those things that I always say I'm going to do but never get around to. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel by the end of November. This, of course, requires that I write eight pages a day, and I'm already behind. The novel I'm working on is a "spiritual successor" to my 2005 novel Whaler. It doesn't follow a similar plot or have any of the same characters, but I'm keeping the style the same. I'm really excited. It probably won't be a good novel, but it will get me back in the creative process and that's always fun.

2. I'm applying to be a Resident Assistant (RA) for one of the dorms on campus next year. With any luck, I'll be an RA in the same building that my brother was when he was at this college. That would be cool. I'm already copying his major and career, so I might as well copy him in other aspects as well. :)

3. Various social activities are popping up all over the place. I seem to be in far too many campus organizations and they all require more time than I have. Between planning movie nights, helping out with Halloween Carnivals, going to my Cru Bible study, leading my own independent Bible study, and working on stuff for my teaching internship, it's a wonder I'm finding time for my close friends. Luckily, I am. I'm also keeping in better touch with friends and family back home (thanks Facebook!) I'm also keeping in touch with lots of "Internet friends" that I've met through this blog and others, and they're really a blessing to me.

And of course, there's also a certain someone who gets top priority when it comes to people I want to spend time with, at least for now. ;-)

4. Oh yeah, there's that thing about classes too. I don't know how many times I've had to cut an AIM conversation short because I was "working on a paper." In fact, I don't know when the last night was when I didn't have a paper to work on. Summer camp, maybe? I registered for my spring semester yesterday, and it's not going to be an easier workload like I had hoped.

So, you might have gotten the suspicion that blogging will be slow this month, if it exists at all. That, I must say, will probably be the case. Granted, all of the above things could probably make some interesting posts, and if I have the time to post something, I will. Otherwise, I think I'm going to devote myself to living life instead of blogging life for a while. I'll always be around for comments, e-mails, and other people's blogs, though. That's part of my entertainment. :)

Tell me, does life ever slow down from here? It's November and I came to school in August. It doesn't feel like that, though. I don't want my college years to fly before my eyes. Honestly, they're just too cool to do that. I wake up every day thanking God for the chances He has given me, and I pray that He doesn't let me waste them. Those chances, after all, are not only my opportunities but His as well. I pray that He uses me to represent Him in all the varied aspects of my life. I'm listening for Him. I hope you guys are, too. Have a great day!

Oh, and I hope you enjoy this song. It's a cheesy pop song about falling in love (which, being a cheesy romantic myself, is always a good thing), but I think it relates to loving God as well. I don't know why, I just thought that when I first heard it. It's called "So Much Love" by The Rocket Summer. Enjoy!

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