Saturday, November 13, 2010
"No Time! There's Never Any Time!"
We all remember that tumultuous episode of Saved By the Bell where Jessie Spano is desperately trying to keep herself awake to study, or else she won't get into Stanford. Not only that, she was also in a girls' group with Kelly and Lisa (it always surprised me that EVERYONE in that circle of friends could sing and dance. Hmm.) I always felt bad for Jessie, because I, myself, have never taken school seriously. I don't remember really ever putting any effort into homework or studying. EVER. I wasn't an A student by any means, but at that time, my standards/expectations for myself were fairly average. My parents kept pushing me to try, try, try... but I was content with As, Bs, and the occasional C (CURSE YOU, MATHEMATICS OF ANY VARIETY!)
Boy, do I regret that now. They (whoever they are) say hindsight is 20/20, and THEY are right. If I could go back and do it all over again, I would. And, being the tangential person that I am, this post really doesn't really have any direct involvement with Jessie Spano or my high school report cards. What it DOES address, however, is posting frequency.
You guys, I'm not trying to go on a "woe is me" tirade because everyone has busy lives, but I'm going to give you a little taste of my weekly schedule, which isn't quite conducive to blogging/reading as much as I'd like.
Monday: Wake up around 9:00, make coffee, compile and schedule blog posts for Monday through Thursday. Shower and go to work 2:30 - 11pm.
Tuesday: Class from 8:30 - 2:30pm; work 4:30 - 11pm (not gonna lie, usually book shopping between these two obligations.)
Wednesday: Wake up, do laundry, work 1:30 - 11:00pm.
Thursday: Clinical from 7:00am - 7:00pm. Come home, study.
Friday: Wake up, schedule blog posts for Friday and Saturday, finish up laundry, work 1:30 - 11:00pm.
Saturday/Sunday: I spend time with my husband (I don't see him throughout the week, because I work second shift and he works first) and this is when I get most of my reading done, grocery shopping, cleaning the house, as well as additional studying...because nursing school sucks.
What I'm trying to say is, sometimes life gets in the way and it's difficult to write reviews and posts and read books in a timely fashion in order to pump out new reviews and posts. Is that acceptable? So far, I've been trying to post at least once a day for everyday in the month, but I'm beginning to feel the strain. I'm beginning to slow down on the books I'm reading, because finals are rapidly approaching. I feel like I have NO TIME. It's causing a constant sadface, and Jessie taught me that caffeine pills are NOT the way to go.
Bloggers, how many times per week do you aim to post?
Is it okay to only post a few times per week?
Readers, if a blog you follow doesn't post for a few days, is this off-putting to you?
Do you lose interest?
I'm looking forward to reading everyone's thoughts on the matter!!