“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” -Louis L’Amour
So the instructions for day 5 are to start a post with a quote. I’ve done that for all my posts and all my blog pages so I already feel kind of accomplished…just kidding! I know I’ve got a long way to go.
The quote above reminds me of my grade 10 english teacher. At the beginning of each class, he would set aside 10-15 minutes so that we could write in a stream of consciousness style. In these 10-15 minutes, I would write about boring things happening in my life (like what tests I needed to study for or what assignments were due the next day). I think my english teacher wanted us to just start writing, no matter how bad or pointless it was because then it could be used as a starting point for better things. (Or I could be entirely wrong and he could have just wanted 10-15 minutes of peace and quiet in a classroom full of rowdy high school students.)
Looking back now I realize that I could have used that time/ writing style to reflect back on my past experiences. I guess that’s what these blog posts are kind of meant to do. I want to use them to improve my writing but at the same time reflect on my day or week (or even my year…I’ve been binge watching Friends recently and that was a VERY lame excuse to use it in my writing).
Anyways, enough of my meaningless ramblings for today.
Also an update on my job search: I think I’ve sent out like 50 applications in the past week for summer jobs and it’s been a LOT harder than I thought it was going to be. I’m trying to remain optimistic that I won’t be broke this year but thats fading real quick. If you have any tips I would LOVE to hear them! (Can you tell I’ve turned into the stereotypical broke college student yet?)