Well, my friends, needless to say sometimes life does not go the way we plan it.
The past week and a half-ish has been rough. First of all, I’ve been struggling with my mental health something fierce (but I’ll touch more on that in another post, I think!), and everything that could go wrong seemingly has.
My computer fizzed out on me, and I’m the idiot that never backs up her work*, so I lost EVERYTHING for my NaNoWriMo project this year, as well as the half-finished draft of Awake.
*Or at least I used to be. I certainly won’t be anymore!
I’m honestly heartbroken, but I’m trying my best to get back on track — though I certainly won’t be finishing NaNoWriMo with 50k this year now, and I probably won’t have the rough draft of Awake done by February, I know I did my best.
And it taught me a valuable lesson: BACK UP YOUR WORK EVERY TIME YOU QUIT! To several places. Just saving it to your computer isn’t enough.
And maybe it’s for the best. Maybe I’ll write a better story now that the old draft is gone. Or at least that’s what I have to tell myself to keep from getting too discouraged.
Anyway, that’s all for now. Thanks for reading!
Love you guys,
Life and death cycle through my veins,
I ache for darkness,
I long for light,
A switch flipped inside.
I want to live,
I want to die,
How can I want both so much at the same time?
I’ve been employed in a popular coffee chain for just over eight months now, and it’s been an experience, to say the least.
Tonight is my last shift and I’m excited to be free of the drama and stress, not to mention the endless beeping and some of the awful smells, but I think I’m going to miss it.
To say it was all bad would be a lie because I learned a lot about myself in eight months; I have become much more confident, and learned some valuable life skills like patience and dealing with idiots difficult people.
Between the customers and my coworkers, though, I can honestly say I’ve met some of the greatest people in my town, maybe even in the whole world. There are no words to express my affection for the people I’ve met at work, and I will be forever indebted to them for making my first “real job” experience great, and for teaching me so many things. I will never be the quiet, “unsure of everything” person I was eight months ago again.
But alas, every chapter must end somewhere and I guess mine will end tonight, hopefully on a high note, and hopefully it’ll lead me into another exciting adventure, but only time will tell.