Feb 13, 2014

Life of a Blogger {3}

Life of a Blogger is a weekly feature hosted by Jessi at Novel Heartbeat where bloggers chatter about random, non-bookish topics. This week's topic is plans for the future!

Oh, crap. This is a very hard topic for me because I have absolutely no idea where I'll be in a few months' time. Like, I know all of us non-clairvoyant people don't, but I'm talking realistic plans here. Shall I explain?

I'm in college right now. If I had been a good, responsible student, I should be graduating this year, but no. I was kicked out of my first program, electronics engineering, about two years ago, then I transferred to computer engineering. But just this January, before the start of the current term, I was dropped out of the program yet again. Yeah, what a way to start the year. (And if you're curious, both times I had problems with Integral Calculus. *kicks Math*)

So now I'm a service engineering and management student. I have little to no idea about the program, but this time... I'm actually enjoying it. I'm enrolled in just two classes this term so I don't know if it's because of the light load, but now I really have fun studying and learning despite the fact that Logic and Financial Accounting, my two current courses, make my head spin every Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.

But while I'm happy with my new program, I have a bigger problem: my family is clueless as to my educational failures. They think I'm going to graduate this December because that's what I've told them, so I have something like a timer over my head, counting down the days until their collective wrath descends on me. I have never felt so terrified.

On the bright side, though, I am also hard at work on a book. Yep, I'm writing. It's a real shitty first draft, but it's better than nothing, right? Oh, and while you're here, does Game of Thrones meets Avatar: The Last Airbender sound like something you would read? ;D

What about you, peeps? Is your future looking loads better than mine? Let's chat in the comments!


  1. Your book sounds really fab! And good luck with telling your family about your...er...college plans! *does the Hunger Games three fingers sign thingy*

  2. I failed a few classes when I had my first boy. I tried taking online classes and deal with a clingy baby as well. Didn't go as I thought it would. It was more difficult staying home and studying my classes on my own than going to the class. I eventually just dropped out of college because it was just taking a huge told on me trying to do both. I do hope to go back in the future though! I hope things go well when you tell your parents you're not graduating in December!

  3. Nothing wrong with being undecided. I know 40-year-olds who don't have a clue and it's totally okay. They are more interesting than most.

    There is no timer on success ;)

    Keep writing, first drafts are never perfect!

  4. Electronic engineering sounds quite complicated, and something I wouldn't do even if I was forced with a gun pointed at me. However I admire your perseverance. And I totally understand about the thing with your parents. I'm kinda in the same situation, and I think I would *die* if they ever found out. On the other side, though, I live far away from them and I don't need to give any explanations of what I do. You wouldn't believe I don't get along, would you? lol

    And great thing that you're writing! I personally have never watched Avatar, but if you mention Game Of Thrones, I'm all in!! :)


  5. OOoo! Writing a book! That is just fab and definitely counts as awesome plans for the future! I just love when people take hold of their dreams and start making it happen. Best of luck to you!

  6. I'm writing a novel, as well. It's perfectly fine for first drafts to be shitty (even Anne Lamott says so! http://wrd.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/1-Shitty%20First%20Drafts.pdf). Is this the first novel you've written?

    1. It is, kind of? I had the idea for this one around two years ago but I'm only now committing to it. I've started three others but yep, none of them are finished.

      Good luck to us both! :D

  7. College is hard for sure! I went for 2 or 3 years at a Community College and got so burnt out between that and work that I was late all the time, I was skipping classes and dropping classes, and it was just a giant waste of time and money. I don't know if I'll ever go back, and right now I certainly don't want to.

    Aw, good luck with your family...I'm sure they'll understand. At least you're trying! And the book sounds very interesting :)

    Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat


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