Nov. 7, 2016: The quarters coming to an end finally! Were in week 7 and I have to so much to catch up on. I am going to back home to Tucson, Arizona for a few days with my other half! It has been a whole year since I have been back. I have my research project idea, I just need to go a little deeper. I will be studying postpartum psychosis and the extra step in which it takes for a mother to commit infanticide. It should be really interesting. Lately in class we have been reading Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish. It has been awhile since I wrote on here but I honestly not sure if I have anything else to say.
Oct. 28, 2016: Tonight is a Halloween party! And my friends and I are dressing as the girls from Mean Girls. I don’t care for parties much, but every now and then, it’s fun. I need to finish my essay first though. I wonder if that is what being an adult is, finishing your work before going out with out your parent or anyone telling you too. Also I have picked up more prescriptions this last year than I have in my life. Another very adult thing to do I suppose.
Oct. 27, 2016: It is just 5th week of school! I just received in the mail Infanticide: Psychosocial and Legal Perspectives on Mothers Who Kill. For class we are doing independent research projects and I am doing my on postpartum psychosis. It’s a ten week project and worth 16 credits. I still have a lot of prepping to do. I am also reading the The Black Dahlia Avenger by Steve Hodel in my personal time and along with that The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily E. Danforth for class. Thankfully I am not working as much but this other 4 credit class is getting in the way despite the work being ridiculously easy. My journal also got destroyed so now I HAVE to write on here until I can get another one. I have been thinking about posting school work on here that I feel good about, although I am not sure if that would be weird or not.
Oct. 18, 2016: I am so bad at daily writing! Although I doubt anyone on here missed me to much. But still, it is important to write something everyday. I also need to start sitting down and think about what I could write for poetry. Since school has started, I have not been creative in anyway. It is week four and I am drowning in work. But this weekend will be a nice change of pace, since its friends birthdays and a murder mystery party at my work. Also, working out daily was a bust, of course.
Oct. 4, 2016: It’s been one week since school started. I forget what it feels like to be well-rested. One of the assignments I have is to pick an activity that reduces stress. One of the options was writing a gratitude list daily. It sounded easy, but I only did once. The next day when I tried, I couldn’t think of anything. It is not that I am not grateful but for some reason it was difficult. Anyway, I switch to working out instead. Interesting enough that is much easier to do.
Sept. 18, 2016: It is finally here, the start of school. I am currently enrolled in 20 credits. My 16 credit class is Deviance, Crime, and Punishment Past and Present. My 4 credit is The Art of Helping. I feel like my 4 credit course with be beneficial to my personal life. We are essentially learning how to help others but first we must help ourselves to do so properly. One assignment is that we have to do a stress management activity every day. I would like to exercise but I have so little time. The next best option was to journal. I would like to say I already do that everyday but I go through phases. Hopefully this assignment gets me into the habit of writing regularly. I am going to try and make it a point to not only write in my journal but also post something on here daily. I am faithful that I will achieve my goal.