Midnight Ramble

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
Ernest Hemingway

It’s late, I’ve missed the last three Blogtember posts, and I feel like I need to at least do a little writing to get a few things out of my mind and off of my shoulders.

I only have about 16 more days until the fall term starts back up for me at PSU. It’s hard to believe that this is my last year of school before I’ve finally earned by Bachelor’s degree, but it definitely won’t be easy. I recently met with my Advisor and I apparently need to take a minimum of 17 credits per term (after this term) in order to graduate on time. This has kind of been stressing me out a bit, as being an out-of-state student tuition is completely astronomical. Thankfully I’ve qualified for the Pell Grant and the Yellow Ribbon Program, so I’m hoping that I don’t have to pay a single penny out of my pocket despite taking 16 credits this term.

During my summer, I’ve been fortunate enough to have more than enough time for the gym. Getting back into running has been a true Godsend, but I’ve averaged a minimum of 2 hours there every time I go which is a substantial bit of time of my day. Ran 3 miles today along with a full-body weightlifting routine. I still felt sore from my previous leg and triceps routines, but was able to push through without a problem. My run time is kind of frustrating me, however, as it took me about 24 minutes to run 3 miles. I’d definitely like to see that go down over the course of the next few months, so we’ll see.

I have yet to work on any of my artwork this summer, and I would most definitely like to finish at least one of my acrylic on wood pieces before the fall term starts back up. I’d also like to showcase some of my artwork in an art exhibit someday and have been doing a little research on the side of several potential exhibits in the Vancouver-Portland area.

October is also bound to be an incredibly busy month as I have a ridiculous course load, I’m officiating a wedding, and I also need to fill out, complete, and submit my application for the JET program. Anyway, it’s getting late and I should wrap this blog up.

Since I missed several Blogtember posts, I believe that for my next post I’m going to write about my regrets. I don’t think I have very many, but it’s surprising what you can discover about yourself when you’re forced to write about it.