Tuesday, June 23, 2009

#4 A productive day

I'm not sure how many people would agree that my day was productive. But I feel it was. I woke up, no hangover despite having consumed quite a lot of free wine last night, ate some food, and read all day. That I can finish a book over 3-4 days now is wonderful, whereas during the term it can take me from 3-5 weeks. I dislike that; I hate having to put reading as one of my last priorities. So that's why I am trying to devour as many books while I can. I've got enough piled up on my shelf as it is.

I also just wrote about 300 words of Chasing Us, which may seem small but believe me, I'm happy with it. I've had to train myself to understand that writing a novel should not be like NaNoWriMo, during which you try and expel over 1,000 words a day. That's not healthy. I do, however, need to start writing more consistently. One of the reasons I'm writing this blog every day of the holidays. It's a reminder, as well as a fun hobby that I'd like to continue with.

I had a couple of questions (literally, two :P) so I'll answer them now:

Is driving hard?
Well, yes, it is at first. The first time I drove, in a deserted car park, I was terrified (as was my mum) that I would hit everything in my path, not that there was actually anything in my path. I remember screaming at mum, "Don't let me hit that pole!"
The pole was about 100 metres away. =].

But don't worry, it gets easier. It's never technically simple, cause when you drive you have to constantly be alert, I mean, otherwise there will probably be a big bang, and pain. I love driving, though. It's really calming, once you get used to it =]

Which 3 places would I like to visit and what 3 things would I like to achieve in the next 10 years and why?

I want to go to London, Paris, and the U.S, but I can't narrow it down any further because there are about 100 million places I'd love to go, some of which I'm sure I've never even heard of =]

In the next ten years... I want to continue learning. It doesn't matter what. I'd also like to have a job that I enjoy, or at least that is sustainable, and I'd like to be happy. Preferably for longer than ten years, but I'll take what I can get. (And that doesn't mean I'm not happy now. I'd like to remain happy.)

Now I'm going to continue reading. Bai! See you tomorrow!

Books read these holidays: 1

2 comments:

Alaska said...

hah, thanks for the answer. the pole thing sounds funny.

Ma'ña Bräu Jedi Warrior said...

when i first started driving the whole parents being scared thing really annoyed/scared me, so much so I didn't really want to drive, so I didn't end up getting my license until i was in my twenties ... in retrospect, I would tell my mum, to calm the frack down and not make me panic, coz that's how the *do* accidents happen!!

no hangovers? sheesh, enjoy that while you can :-P

mike