I’m still bent. I’m trying not to be, but I’m discovering I hold grudges a lot closer to my chest than I thought.
Despite having no formal New Year’s Resolutions, I’ve discovered that my Goals notebook is constantly being scribbled in and new tasks added.
They were just added when 2008 was days old, so I suppose they’re technically not New Year’s Resolutions.
Boy, that’s a relief.
This semester is looking to be a beyotch of one. I’ve only been to two classes so far, and one looks to have three papers in it, the other four short stories.
Yeah, I know. It’s a comp class and a fiction class. What did I expect, right?
I just got a description of the independent study from the Bear, and I have to come up with a few topics from his older classes to see what I want to further research. I also haven’t even started my Shakespeare class yet.
I was ready for this semester, how, exactly? Oh, right. I wasn’t.
Regardless, I’ve made the commitment to read 15 minutes a day something that has nothing to do with anything school related. Perhaps I’ll be able to finish the Bible (I think I left off somewhere near Ezekiel or so). That was the purpose of it last year, to actually read the holy works of different religions to see what they’ve had to say.
And I dropped the ball on it.
So I’m back to it, only my Bible (and other similar books) are all packed up in a bag somewhere, which brings me back to the reason I’m bent in the first place.
But I did find a book I never finished. It’s Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Mastery of Love. I dig this guy. I read his book The Four Agreements after, yes, judging a book by its cover, and it turned out to be a great one. Last year, Jim bought me a book for some reason and it was this one.
There’s some strange stuff about Toltec wisdom, ancient people or aliens (I can’t remember which) that struck me as a little strange. But regardless the source, the importance of the message stays the same.
I think the timing of it is … well, I’d say uncanny, only, really, it’s not all that surprising after all.
So, yeah. My commitment this semester is to read outside of school non-garbage stuff.
And keep with the having a life thing, cause that’s kind of cool.