Like I said in my first post this year, I would be explaining my blogging absence in another post, and here it is!
(Can I get some kind of drumroll or something?)
Okay then. I could probably go on about how school’s the main reason why I haven’t had the time/motivation to read, but there’s actually sort of a real story to it. So let’s get down to business.
To defeat the Huns.
2016 kicked off to our last quarter in school, which is basically the most hectic time for juniors/seniors. I was a junior at the time, and that meant: prom, our batch play, our class retreat, and our sort of fake graduation from junior high. Also a bunch of birthdays from January-March.
Basically there was just so much to get caught up in, and being a girl, I was kind of obsessed with thinking about everything that was going on. There was prom talk (hel-lo, of course I wanted to get in on all the prom dress and prom partner jazz), designing/writing stuff for the play, heart-to-heart talks, planning for birthday surprises–there was just a lot going on and reading didn’t even slip into my thoughts.
Then my study tour to Xiamen rolled around in the end of March (and went on until late June), and while I did bring my Kindle with me, trying to survive (despite how I talk, I’m definitely not a strong, independent woman), trying not to be socially awkward (living with kids from other schools for 2 months will do that to you), and generally trying to make the most of my experience kind of got in the way.
My Xiamen tour experience also kind of got me thinking about a lot of stuff. I realized how maintaining friendships was a total must for me, and it also ate up a lot of my time since the tour. I’ve been chatting with people more online, and while that may seem like a little thing, it
CONSUMES YOU UNTIL YOU ARE A LITTLE BALL OF NOTHING eats up a lot of your time. Kinda seems like a weird reason for not reading, but it’s pretty much why that’s been happening, if I’m being honest.
Also, when school came up again after our summer break, I was a senior. And holy crap I did not know what I signed myself up for. Suddenly I was a class, club, and batch officer (a very confused officer, at that), and things got kind of stressful at some point. I also joined the batch’s cheerleading team again for the sportsfest (we won gold, by the way. HOORAH), and decided on a whim to join the school’s varsity cheerleading team. Woo.
Lord, have mercy on my lack of flexibility. So bye-bye, free time.
Despite these, I will TRY my best to get back into reading. I brought a book during our Christmas vacation in Batanes (it’s more fun in the Philippines, yay), and managed to read around 90 pages. GO ME.
I want to hear from you!
Take pity on me and tell me my lack of motivation is normal and okay.
- How do you get out of HUGE reading slumps?
- Do you think I can get back into the swing of things soon?