My Monday Musings #17 – Stress, Spring, and Small Joys

Happy first day of spring!

Well, sort of. It’s currently 46 degrees (Fahrenheit) where I am, and it won’t be going above 60 all week. It’s also going to rain a lot, which I don’t really like, but at least it isn’t snow. I guess I’m trying to say that it doesn’t feel like spring to me.

Anyway, no one cares about the weather. As you all probably know, I didn’t get a post up on Friday. I wasn’t having a good day, so I decided to just wait until today. Granted, today isn’t much better, but I didn’t want to push it back any longer.

So, I’m tentatively returning from my very short hiatus. I say “tentatively” because I don’t know yet if it’s actually happening. I still have a lot going on in my head, and in my life. My goal is to have a regular bookish post up on Wednesday, but we’ll see how that goes.

In my update post last week I mentioned applying for an ACT and college prep group. Since then, I’ve emailed and withdrawn my application. I feel horrible doing it, but also relieved and considerably less overwhelmed. That night I realized that if I was accepted, I would get much-needed help with life after high school… and most likely overwork myself in the process. Next year (in terms of school) I’m taking French 2, three honors classes, and an AP (college-level) class. I have three clubs I’m in this year that I hope to join again, and I’m hoping to get a job over the summer and keep it while in school. I also want to keep reading, obviously, and maintain a schedule here on my blog so I could post 2-3 times each week. But I also have an article to write for Affinity every week, and I’m hoping to start my channel up again once I get a camera. I would hopefully upload a video once a week. On top of all that, I have family obligations, and I want a fun/social life as much as any other teenager, overrated though they may be. The college group would meet twice a week after school, and each meeting is two hours long. There are also potential weekend activities. When I put it all together like that, it sounds like too much for me to handle. I would have very little time to do the things I love, and even though I know college is important, I just can’t do that to myself. My mom and sister are telling me it’s better to know my limits, but I feel bad dropping out all the same. I know I’ll thank myself when next year comes, though.

That was a lot longer than I intended it to be. Oops.

Today is my last day of spring break. Tomorrow I go back to school, and then I have no more time off until summer, with the exception of a couple of days for Easter weekend. I’m kind of glad to go back to school, if only because it’s something different from what I’ve been doing for the last week. I’ve enjoyed the time off and the reading, but not the monotonous days. Although I suppose school will feel the same way after a few days back, because I go to the same classes over and over. I don’t do well with monotony, if you couldn’t tell. I like making things different and being spontaneous, but often I don’t get a chance to.

I really need to work on being more cheerful. I know I can say what I want in my posts, but recently I feel like I’m so pessimistic. I’ll try to stay away from those things for the rest of this post.

» 3 hours later «

I’ve had a productive morning. I redesigned Heir of Glitter, so if you’re on a computer feel free to check it out and let me know what you think. I changed the background, made a new sign-off, and updated old information. I’m really happy with how it looks, even though it took a bit of time. 😀

I also had a photo-shoot for Instagram. The last one I had that gave me a good number of pictures I liked was nearly two months ago. Since then I’ve been taking one or two pictures when I could, which wasn’t often because I haven’t had inspiration. I’ve been on a posting hiatus on Instagram because of this, and tried unsuccessfully to return a few separate times. But today I got five pictures I like, and while it might not seem like a lot it has me really happy. I can post every day this week, something I haven’t done in a considerable span of time. It’s the little things that count, right? 🙂

On Saturday my mom, sister, and I went to the nail salon and I got my first set of acrylic nails. I really like them, though they took a bit of time to get used to. My nails are red and the accent nail is white with red and black roses. The inspiration came from Pinterest but the colors and desire for roses came from ACOTAR, which probably isn’t surprising. Our nail tech is willing to try anything, too, so I think I’ll have a lot of fun with nerdy nails in the future. 😉

acotar nails

One good thing about my mostly monotonous spring break is that I haven’t had plans, so I’ve been able to do a lot of reading. In the last ten days I’ve read seven books, bringing my total this month to ten already. I’ll be starting another book once this goes up, and if everything goes as planned I’ll get three more in before March is over. 😉

If you read all of that, you’re awesome! Have a cupcake!

cupcake

When is/was your spring break? How many books have you read so far this month? Have you done anything fun recently? I’d love to know! Tell me in the comments! 🙂

My goal is to be back to posting like normal on Wednesday, but we’ll see what happens. I’m off to start reading Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake and enjoy my last afternoon off. 😛 I hope you all have a fabulous day/night! ❤

Until next time…

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