Blog Update: Finishing College and What’s to Come

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My Last Semester

By the time this post is released, there will likely only be a few weeks left until the start of my final undergraduate semester. Seeing as how I have no immediate plans to pursue graduate-level work, it is also going to be my last semester of college for a while.

I definitely have some conflicting feelings. After all, I have met a lot of important friends in college, especially after the last year and a half to two years, and leaving them behind, even if it is only temporarily, is going to sting. Still, I am excited for what the future has in store, which hopefully includes being able to pursue my interests, even if it is just in my free time.

As far as how that affects the blog, well, I say this every time, but hopefully, it will not, though I cannot make any promises as far as post volume. Still, two of my total four classes are online, so hopefully, this one will be a bit calmer.

Website Re-design

I feel like re-designing the website is more or less an annual occurrence at this point, but I have never been fully satisfied with how it looks after any given re-work. I will skip the whole “Guess I’m just a perfectionist bit,” because I do not necessarily think that is true, but I do feel like my tastes change has something to do with it.

This is going to be one of my goals before things get busy again, and so I figured it would be better to at least let everyone know before that happens. At the very least my logo could use some serious updating. After all, if I am being completely honest, I have never felt like it looks particularly inviting.

Flaking on my Writing

This may sound weird considering this blog has been going strong all summer, but I don’t feel like I have lived up to my goals. I really wanted to work on a collection, be it a full collection or even just a chapbook. However, three months since the end of last semester and I barely worked on a single poem all break.

I did make some progress on a short story/potential novel, but that still does not feel like enough. It is difficult to not be hard on myself considering the amount of free time I had, but most of it just amounted to playing video games. No time like the present, though, so I’ll be trying to get back into the grove soon, alongside trying to update Solidly Liquid as well.

What I’m Watching

  • Arakawa Under the Bridge
  • Wolf’s Rain (I haven’t finished it since the last update) 🙂
  • Attack on Titan (Now waiting on the last part)
  • Various Summer Seasonals

What I’m Reading

  • My Alcoholic Escape from Reality
  • My Wandering Warrior Existence
  • Blue Box (officially caught up)
  • Blood on the Tracks
  • Chainsaw Man Pt. 2 (officially caught up)

How are you all doing recently? Have any more questions for me? Let me know down in the comments.

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8 thoughts on “Blog Update: Finishing College and What’s to Come”

  1. Yay, congrats on graduating soon! Graduating college is very exciting! Where I live (the US) graduation season is kind of over. I’m not sure where you are, but are you going to have a graduation ceremony? Do you have graduation season in your home country? Are you going to have a gap year, or jump right into the job market?

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    1. Thank you! I’m also in the U.S., but because of how my credits from community college factor in, I get to graduate a semester “early,” provided I pass all of my classes anyway. Our graduation season usually happens biannually. I’m hoping to jump into the job market asap, but I may also take some time to hang with friends. Are there colleges that only let you graduate once a year?

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      1. Yeah, at least in the Northwest, grad season is May/June. When I graduated college I actually had one more class I had to complete over the Summer so I had the choice of being an “Early Walk On” and go to my graduation ceremony before I actually finished college or I would have to wait a whole year to attend the ceremony the next Summer. I had a lot of friends graduating that Summer, so I opted to have my graduation ceremony early. It was kind of weird to go to my graduation and then go back to class 2 weeks later!

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      1. I’ve found that too – it’s taking a long time for me to finish, but it’s easy to dip in and out of, which is nice. And sometimes that’s more the structure I’m after, where I can watch and episode here and there and have no worries about losing track whenever I return to it.

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        1. I definitely understand that. I think the overarching themes are pretty apparent no matter what part of the story your on, and the fact that the show is largely episodic/chapter based makes it feel even more inviting no matter how long its been.

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