Oh yaaasss, the hangover is finally gone! I woke up today feeling as productive as Bradley Cooper did in Limitless after he took that NZT stuff. I took my white board in my lap, wiped it clean and started making a new and improved Daily Schedule, drove to the market and bought myself lots of sketching material and downloaded and bookmarked shit-ton of tutorials. But wait, why sketching all of a sudden? Before I proceed, lemme tell ya what I’ve been up to in the past 22 days!
What Was the Hangover About?
Every two months (for the past 5 bloody years) I have to go through this excruciating process of midterms and finals and the week before they start I lock myself in my room, disconnect myself from the outside world (that’s why I quit Blogging U’s Writing 101) and study me arse off. I’m that kind of person who studies on the expense of her own physical and mental health. I’m not a genius, I have to work really hard to get good grades, and when I put all my physical and mental energy into that 1 horrible week of examination, my body just… collapses.
I have made a record of falling badly ill after every examination I’ve given in my life. I fall sick for precisely 10 days and spend day and night sleeping and eating on my bed and watching loads of movies and TV shows. This time I didn’t even take notes for my reviews, so the upcoming posts are gonna sound very idiotic and poorly researched and written. I apologize in advance.
Why Did You Quit Writing 101?
The day I decided I had to focus on my grades, and realized I couldn’t do that until I stop blogging for a while, I was literally in tears. Because Blogging U has given me what I’ve always dreamt of my blog would be: a place where I share my deepest most heartfelt stories and develop a true bond with the beautiful people here. I suffices to day that this was as good as it will ever get for me here. This was the high point. It’s all downhill from here. Trust me, you’ll see the numbers drop further and further in my future posts 😛
The reason I’m not continuing with the assignments is because the official end date was 30th April and by the time my exams ended and my illness subsided it was too late. Now the Creative Commons would be empty and I’ll just be old news now. So, 13 Assignments it is. I was close, yeah. I hope next year I’ll do better coz then there will be no exams! No exams for the rest of my life 😀 I’ll be a free woman!
Anyway I do want to thank Blogging U by The Daily Post who helped me realize my true writing potential. All the love I received from the community was overwhelming and made me realize that I can indeed write something worthwhile. I have found so many amazing people who are now a loving part of my WP Family and I hope this bond will remain forever strong for years to come ❤
So What Now?
I haven’t told you guys before but I’ve been working as the Director Fundraising for this Non-Profit “Educating Child Laborers Organization“. It’s a work in progress and my team and I we’re building and growing it’s Lahore Chapter. Other than that during my hangover I decided to build up my sketching skills. As some of you may know I’m into Graphic Designing (and I want to pursue it as a profession) and I’ve gotten pretty good at Photoshop recently, so I decided now it’s time I start working on my drawing skills. I won’t become a good graphic designer until I know how to draw stuff! DUH!
I used to be pretty good at drawing and sketching when I was little. My Mum says I have very “artistic hands” – whatever that means – but I really was damn good at art. So I’m trying to give it a go again and I hope it’ll all come back to me.
In other news I’ve done a lot of Couch Potahto’ing during this almost-one-month and my upcoming posts will be filled with my useless and unauthentic opinion regarding everything I’ve seen in the past few days. So there you have it! Haa, it’s good to be back here.